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2024 Carolina Day Celebrations

June 20, 2024

South Carolina has a rich and unique history. If you're going to be in Charleston on June 28, 2024, then you should immerse yourself in local history by joining in the many Carolina Day festivities! 

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Carolina Day, which is celebrated annually on June 28th, commemorates the Battle of Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776. During this battle, a small group of South Carolinian patriots defeated the British Royal Navy in battle. It was a very important military victory in the early days of the American Revolution! 

You can learn more about the history of Carolina Day on the South Carolina State Museum webpage.


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There are a number of ways you can celebrate Carolina Day in Charleston. Here are a few of the events taking place this year:

The Carolina Day Parade: Honoring a tradition that started in 1777, the Palmetto Society will host the annual Carolina Day Parade on June 28th. Heritage groups will walk from Washington Park toward White Point Garden, where there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Sergeant Jasper Monument. Afterwards, revolutionary re-enactors will fire muskets and small cannons, and the Charleston Community Band will play patriotic music. 

Free Entry at Fort Moultrie: To commemorate Carolina Day, Fort Moultrie (aka the site of the Battle of Sullivan's Island) is offering free admission on June 29th and 30th. Join park rangers and volunteers to learn about this battle and the people who participated! 

Carolina Day at the Nathaniel Russell House: Families are welcome celebrate Carolina Day in the garden of the Nathaniel Russell House. There will be historical games, snacks, crafts, and story time! Mimosas will also be available for guests age 21+. Self-guided tours are included in the purchase of a ticket for this event.

Celebrate history in Charleston! 

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