Patriots Point has announced a number of changes to this year’s Fourth of July celebration.
Patriots Point Director Mac Burdette says the flight deck of the World War II-era aircraft carrier Yorktown will be open to spectators for the first time ever.
In the past, fireworks had been launched from flight deck, but this year they will be set off from a barge in the harbor.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports tickets to watch the show from the carrier will cost $10.
Burdette says Patriots Point will also use bigger shells this year, which will create larger fireworks bursts.
The parking fee for the event will increase from $5 to $10.
Burdette says the celebration will cost organizers $50,000, with half of that coming from the town of Mount Pleasant and the city of Charleston.
More than 25,000 people attend the Patriots Point July Fourth event each year.