We know that the nation will celebrate Independence Day on July 4, but do you what is celebrated on June 28?
South Carolinians, and Charlestonians in particular, have been celebrating June 28 as Carolina Day for over 200 years. It was on June 28, 1776 that South Carolina achieved the first decisive victory of the American Revolution at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, encouraging all of the colonies to mutually pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in the fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The Palmetto Society of Charleston, founded in 1777, celebrates the Revolutionary War victory of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, June 28, 1776 and is hosting several events commemorating Carolina Day.
Church bells will ring out across the historic city of Charleston and there will be a commemorative service at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Following the service, citizens, dignitaries and costumed Revolutionary reenactors will gather in Washington Park at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street and process with all the pomp and circumstance that bagpipes and flags afford to nearby White Point Gardens for a ceremony of speeches and commemoration.
CAROLINA DAY 2023
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Church Service at St. Michael’s Church
Gather at Washington Park
Parade from Washington Park to White Point Garden
11:45 am-12:30 pm
Program at White Point Garden featuring Dr. David Preston
(Image credits: http://www.palmettosociety.org)