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MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

'We Make Marines'
Parris Island to host Independence Day celebration

June 28, 2018


Parris Island will host an Independence Day celebration July 4, 2018. The celebration is free and open to the public, and it will include performances by the Parris Island Marine Band beginning at 6:30 p.m., as well as fireworks beginning at approximately 9:20 p.m. This family-friendly event will also feature a free kids’ fun zone.


Visitors for this event will not be allowed on base before 5 p.m., and all visitors should follow the signs and use the right-most lane when approaching the main gate area.


All vehicles and people entering the base are subject to search, and no weapons are allowed on base (including concealed weapon permit holders and pocket knives).


Visitors should also avoid bringing: pets (except service related), personal fireworks of any kind, and coolers.


There will be multiple parking areas setup around the depot. Drivers should follow the signs, and Marines will direct them where to park. There will be no overnight parking.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island