Readers speak out on favorite fireworks display

The Lowcountry is getting ready to light up the sky as Fourth of July celebration preparations are underway. Whether it's a day on the water, at the beach, picnics in the park, or cheering on your favorite teams, the events usually conclude with some spectacular firework displays. So, where do you watch fireworks?

(Read more about the local celebration plans on pages 14-15. To read all comments for this and past surveys go to


(Respondents also reminded us that fireworks are illegal to use in the City of Charleston which includes Daniel Island.)

It should be big displays only, like the show in Charleston Harbor, run by cities and towns, where there is supervision and fire prevention on site. All these fireworks purchased and set off at all hours for days and weeks before and after do more harm to the community than good.

• We really miss the fireworks on DI. It was a wonderful show. It is very disappointing that DI could not find a way to continue this as fireworks could be set off over the water as well if Smythe Park is not an option. They were done at Children’s Park years ago.

• From our third floor we have a great view of the display from the Daniel Island Club. Family members have done bottle rockets from our dock in the past but no longer since there are houses across the water now. We would never want to put any one or any property at risk.

• Please stop with the fireworks. They’re loathed by veterans and animals alike.

• Nothing (illegal) within city – The pet anxiety and loss is REAL.

• Backyard fireworks on DI are illegal. It is in the City of Charleston.

• Fireworks are illegal in the City of Charleston. Please do not encourage people who might be new here and not know otherwise to put themselves and others in danger – and not to mention break the law – by DIY'ing fireworks. Many of us recall a few years ago when a family on the island lost their entire home and all belongings to a fire caused by fireworks.

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