Observed every year on June 28 throughout the state, Carolina Day commemorates the defeat of British land and naval forces by Carolina and Virginia patriots in 1776. It was the first decisive victory by the American Colonies in their fight for independence and prevented the British from gaining a foothold in South Carolina for another four years. This year marks the 238th anniversary. In celebration, Fort Moultrie will be hosting free events and offering free entry. This year's event will feature Revolutionary War musket and artillery demonstrations, period medical programs, a day in the life of a Revolutionary War soldier as portrayed by members of the 2nd South Carolina regiment, and a Saturday evening concert by the 246th Army Band at 7 p.m.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan's Island
For more info: www.nps.gov/fosu or 883-3123
The public is invited to Fort Moultrie to celebrate Carolina Day with special events and free admission on Saturday and Sunday.×