Coming This Week for July 3


Hilton Head Island Tea Party Independence Day 2011 Celebration: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Hilton Head Island High School Visual & Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road; Kate Keep, 843-816-1806, kkeep@roadrunner.com, www.teapartyhhi.org


Harbour Town Fourth of July events: children's activities, live music and fireworks (at dusk) 9:15 p.m., $5 gate fee; free shuttle between Harbour Town and Sea Pines parking lots; 843-785-3333, www.seapines.com

Shelter Cover HarbourFest Fourth of July events: 6:30 & 8 p.m. music by Shannon Tanner; free children's activities, fireworks after dusk; 800-827-3006, www.palmettodunes.com

Skull Creek Community Fireworks celebration: 6 p.m., live entertainment begins at Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House and the Skull Creek Boathouse; fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.; free parking and a shuttle service from the Hilton Head Island Boys & Girls Club, Gumtree Road; 843-681-2772

Fourth of July Celebration at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island: 5 p.m., gates open; fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. at the Parade Deck, free food, games, bring coolers, blankets, lawn chairs; participants show a driver's license, proof of insurance and registration at the main gate; 843-228-3444, 843-228-3445, www.mccssc.com/july4th/index.asp

The Fourth at the Sands, sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and The Historic Port Royal Foundation: 5 p.m., The Sands Beach, Port Royal; town's fireworks immediately following the Parris Island fireworks, which are also viewable from The Sands; food vendors, beverages, face painters; no coolers; 843-522-9923, ace.oth@gmail.com

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum's "Pop Goes the Sandbox!": 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 18-A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island; barbecue picnic with crafts, carnival games, scavenger hunts, bounce house and other activities for kids; $10 (children younger than 2 get in free), $8 for museum members; 843-842-7645, crinehart@thesandbox.org; www.thesandbox.org

Bluffton Children's Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m., in front of the Church of the Cross, Calhoun Street and ending at Lawrence Street; 843-757-3855

"Kids on Broadway" musical theater camp: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Street Youth Theatre, Hilton Head Island; for children in grades 4-12; runs through July 8; $140; scholarships available; registration required; www.msyt.org, 843-816-0754