With everyone so adamant about supporting everything locally grown these days, why not support your local baseball team, the RiverDogs? After nearly a week in Georgia (and lending their venue to Mr. Matthews for a day) the ’Dogs will return on Monday for a full week of games against the Lexington (Ky.) Legends (July 7-10) and the West Virginian Power (July 11-14). Monday, July 7 at 7:05 p.m. is a Dogs with a Cause game, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. Bring your Bi-Lo card to Tuesday night's 7:05 p.m. game, to take advantage of Two-for-Tuesday. Next Wednesday, July 9 is Big Splash Day, a fun-filled day perfect for kids. The entire stadium is converted into a giant splash-park filled with pools; there’ll be both water balloon and water gun fights. Heck, even the local fire department will be there with their trucks and water hoses. The exciting promos continue into next week; check www.riverdogs.com for the full schedule. —Buster Brown $5-$10, (843) 577-3647, www.riverdogs.com, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium, 360 Fishburne St.
A free July 4th celebration with a variety of musical entertainment, including evening performances by The Drifters and the Marshall Tucker band, as well as fun children's activities taking place throughout the afternoon. A grand fireworks display over the Cooper River will close out the day with a bang. Fri., July 4, 3-10 p.m. Free, (843) 740-2538, www.northcharleston.org. Riverfront Park, on the old Navy base
EVENT | Patriot's Point Fourth of July Blast
Fourth of July Blast begins at 4 p.m. with a fantastic food court, beer garden, and children's area. As the sun starts to set center stage heats up with The East Coast Party Band. Then at 9:30 p.m. a Charleston Harbor tradition comes to life; fireworks launched from the flight deck of one of America's most famous ships, the USS YORKTOWN. Fri. July 4, 4-11:30 p.m. Free, (866) 831-1720, www.patriotspoint.org. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant.
EVENT | Fourth of July at the Aquarium
Celebrate this Fourth of July with views of the Charleston Harbor, delicious food, and live music on the Riverside Terrace. Give your grill a break and enjoy a barbecue dinner from Jim ‘N Nicks featuring pulled pork, baked chicken, potato salad, and more, dessert by Cupcake, cold refreshments by Pepsi, live entertainment by Lee Edwards Entertainment, and spectacular fireworks overlooking the Charleston Harbor courtesy of Patriots Point. Limited seating is available and guests are encouraged to reserve a space early. Tickets include beer, refreshments and food. Fri., July 4, 7:30-10 p.m. $55/adults, $25/children, (843) 577-FISH, www.scaquarium.org. S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, (Downtown), (843) 720-1990, www.scaquarium.org.
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Next week: Tim Hussey's Archive, Hunter Family Crest, Underneath the Lintel, Old Exchange Concert Series, and more!