The annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray will be held July 2. The event is now in its 34th year, and presented by Lexington Medical Center.

At noon, the annual boat parade will take place and this year’s theme is “Honoring our Heroes.”

Enjoy the patriotic display as locals and visitors decorate their boats in ways that will leave you amazed. The annual boat parade is viewable from the park sites at the Lake Murray Dam or by boat. It is free to be a part of the fun and there are cash prizes.

“We are grateful to honor our heroes at this year’s boat parade. A hero is someone that impacts our lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place…military, police, first responders, nurses and teachers,” said Vickie Davis, Vice President of Special Events and Funding at Capital City/Lake Murray Country.

Register online at, at the Lake Murray Country Visitor Center (2184 N. Lake Drive, Columbia) or by phone at 803-781-5940.

South Carolina’s largest fireworks show will take place at around 9:15 pm from two lake locations, Spence Island and Dreher Island. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on the Cumulus Media (B106.7 WTCB). Both park sites at the Lake Murray Dam will be open until they reach capacity.

The fireworks are funded through Capital City/Lake Murray Country’s fundraising efforts at the Taste of Lake Murray each year and from the following sponsors: Lexington Medical Center, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Dominion Energy, First Community Bank, Palm Beach Tan, Stewart Landing on Lake Murray and Tidewater Boats.

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