Sunday, June 29, 2014
Celebrate the Fourth of July on board one of the most historic warships in the United States, the USS Yorktown, on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point.
This year, Patriots Point is offering two ticket options. The first starts at $30. Guests who purchase these tickets can watch the powerful fireworks display from one of the most unique viewing platforms in the country, the USS Yorktown's flight deck.
The $30 ticket includes special access to the ship starting at 6 p.m., with food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be live music by the Explorers Club and East Coast Party Band. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs.
The second, all-new VIP ticket, is priced at $75. This ticket will include complimentary drinks from a full-service bar. VIP's will also have access to a special area at the bow of the ship, and chairs and tables will be provided.
“There really is no better way to enjoy the Fourth of July here in the Lowcountry,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “People couldn't wait for these tickets to go on sale, and we expect them to sell out fast.” Burdette also thanked Stevens Towing, the Town of Mount Pleasant, the City of Charleston, Parker Rigging, Salmons Dredging Corporation and the USS Yorktown Foundation for their support of the event.
In addition to both flight deck packages, guests also have the option of enjoying the fireworks display landside. Admission to this area is free; however, parking will cost $10 per vehicle. Please remember to arrive early. Parking will be available starting at 4 p.m.
Tickets for the Fourth of July Blast are now being sold on the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum's website, www.patriotspoint.org.