Lake Murray celebrates America this Saturday

The 35th annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray will be held this Saturday, July 1.

The event is hosted by the Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (CCLMC), and presented by Lexington Medical Center.

Kicking off the festivities at noon, enjoy the Patriotic Boat Parade as locals and visitors decorate their boats. The annual parade begins at noon at Bomb Island and is viewable from the park sites at the Lake Murray Dam after 12:30 pm.

“This year’s boat parade theme is red, white, blue, and you. We look forward to seeing boaters express what patriotism means to them. Capital City/Lake Murray Country is proud of Lake Murray and honored to be the largest fireworks show in SC.” said Vickie Davis, Vice President of Special Events & Funding at Capital City/Lake Murray Country.

South Carolina’s largest fireworks show will take place at dark, around 9:30 pm from two lake locations, Spence and Dreher Island. The show is synchronized to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on the Cumulus Media radio station B106.7 WTCB. Make sure to listen to the live radio broadcast (the old-fashioned way) as streaming the station might incur delays.

Both park sites at the Lake Murray Dam, and Dreher Island State Park will be open until they reach capacity. All normal fees will apply at park sites, boat launching sites, and Marinas on Lake Murray. Should thunder and lightning occur and cause a postponement, the fireworks will take place this Sunday, July 2 without the parade. CCLMC will notify the public via the press and social media.

The fireworks are funded through Capital City/Lake Murray Country’s fundraising efforts at the Taste of Lake Murray each year, private donations, and the support of the following sponsors: Lexington Medical Center, Dominion Energy, First Community Bank, Palm Beach Tan, WhiteWater Landing on Lake Murray, Michelin, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Tidewater Boats. Donations are accepted year-round at the Visitor’s Center (2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia), or at