Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. Colonel William Moultrie commanded Fort Sullivan on that fateful day when, despite being outnumbered, he and the Second South Carolina Regiment repelled assaults by the Royal Navy and the British Army. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, and the commemoration continues today.
This year, the 233rd Carolina Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 27. This year’s keynote speaker will be historian Tom Horton of Porter-Gaud school. The Washington Light Infantry, Waccamaw Light Artillery, and the Charleston Community Band will also participate in the day’s events.
The public is invited to join The Palmetto Society, the South Carolina Historical Society, and dozens of other historic organizations at White Point Garden in Charleston at 11:30 a.m. for Carolina Day festivities.
On Sunday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. Fort Moultrie (formerly Fort Sullivan) will host a ceremony featuring the Guilford Courthouse fife and drum corps. Admission to the fort is free all day.
Schedule of Events
10:30 AM - Organizations assemble for parade in Washington Park
11:00 AM - Parade from Washington Park to White Point Gardens
11:30 AM - Wreath-laying ceremony and performance by the Charleston Community Band, to be followed by remarks by Tom Horton
12:00 PM - Ringing of church bells
For additional information, call (843) 723-3225, extension 11