Our favorite thing about the Fourth of July — other than celebrating America — has to be the sparklers. For one night only, it becomes acceptable for a grown-up to pretend to be a student at Hogwarts and yell out incantations like “Wingardium Leviosa” and “Rictusempra.” And while we’d cast spells all night, sometimes we have to let the professionals light up the sky for all to see. Lucky for Charleston, we’ve got some options. The Fourth of July Firework Blast at Patriots Point is always a crowd-pleaser. For $30 per person and a $10 parking fee, families can enjoy a beautiful view of the Cooper River from the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be food and drinks available for purchase, along with live music and a firework display later in the evening. Freebie tip: you can watch the firework landside free of charge. Another option is to make your way out to Folly for a free firework display in front of the Tides hotel at 9:30 p.m. Just grab a blanket and sit back and relax. Round up the kids and head out to Sullivan’s Island for a relaxing and fun Independence Day celebration that starts with a golf cart parade at 9 a.m. and finishes at Town Park with music starting at 5:30 p.m. before the fireworks at dark. The best part? It won’t cost you a penny. If you’re looking for some more activity, head out to Kiawah for food, drinks, and live music starting at 5:30 p.m. Drop the kids of at the tie-dye, face paint, or gaming station and enjoy the Independence Day celebrations with fireworks happening at 9:15 p.m. on the beach. If the beach isn’t your thing, head to Riverfront Park in North Charleston for live music, food, and drinks, which kick off at 3 p.m. At the end of the evening there will be a firework display to round out the free festivities around 9 p.m. Head further north and take the family out to Summerville’s Red, White, and Blue on the Green Independence Day celebration free of charge with live entertainment, a kid’s zone, beer garden, food vendors, and a non-motorized parade starting at 5:30 p.m. At the end of the evening there will be a firework display. Try and see multiple displays at the Uncle Sam Jam at the Mt. Pleasant Pier. The celebrations start at 8 p.m. with live beach music and costs $10 ($8 for Charleston County residents).