The Town of Seabrook Island and the Seabrook Island Club are pleased to announce that our annual Independence Day Celebration will return on Sat. July 3rd!
The event will be held at the Seabrook Island Club, which is located at 3771 Seabrook Island Road. The primary spectator area for the fireworks will be located on the Club's driving range, which is located behind the Clubhouse.
The club grounds will open at 5:00 pm. Grill and bar service will begin at 6:00 pm and the fireworks will begin at approximately 9:00 pm. The fireworks are sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island.
Attendees are encouraged to carpool to the event. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no shuttle service this year.
In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Mon. July 5th.
With the influx of friends, family, and guests for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, please remember the town’s Emergency Ordinance No. 2021-03 is still in effect. The Town’s ordinance encourages individuals – especially unvaccinated individuals and children under 12 – to wear a face covering in public settings where they will be located in close proximity to others who are not members of the same household and where it is not feasible to maintain six (6) feet of separation.
The Town of Seabrook Island Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for FY 2022 State Accommodations Tax (ATAX) funding. Interested applicants must submit a completed application to the Town Clerk by 12:00 pm on Wed. July 28, 2021. The ATAX Advisory Committee will consider funding requests during its upcoming meeting on August 19, 2021, at 10:00 am, at which time the committee will vote on funding recommendations to Town Council.
State ATAX funds must be used to attract or provide for tourists, and cannot be used for any item that would normally be provided by a county or municipality. Eligible projects include:
For additional information regarding eligible ATAX expenditures, please refer to the SC Department of Revenue’s official advisory opinion contained in SC Revenue Ruling #98-22.
A responsible person from the submitting organization must attend the ATAX Advisory Committee meeting on August 19, 2021, at 10:00 am to present the request (limit to five minutes) and to answer questions from committee members. The meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Recommendations made by the ATAX Advisory Committee must be approved by the Seabrook Island Town Council before funds may be committed to the applicant or dispersed by the Town.
For more information, please contact Faye Allbritton, Town Clerk, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
FY 2022 ATAX Grant Application Forms
Application Deadline: Wed. July 28, 2021 (12:00 PM)
In observance of Juneteenth, our newest federal holiday, Seabrook Island Town Hall will close at noon on Friday, June 18th.
Charleston County offices will also close at noon on Friday in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday on Thu. June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. The holiday celebrates the emancipation of African-American slaves in the United States.
Town of Seabrook Island
Shark Bite at Seabrook Island
The town was recently notified by its beach patrol provider, Island Beach Services, of an incident that took place in the Atlantic Ocean off of Seabrook Island.
At approximately 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 6th, 911 received a call regarding a young female who had been bitten in the water near boardwalk #2. Charleston County EMS and St. Johns Fire District were immediately dispatched, and Island Beach Services was notified shortly thereafter. As the town’s beach patrol had concluded for the day, a beach patrol officer was dispatched to the scene from the contractor’s headquarters on Kiawah Island. The beach patrol officer arrived at the scene and was able to assist with transporting the patient from the beach to the ambulance.
The patient was subsequently transported by EMS to a local emergency room where she was treated for minor injuries consistent with a shark bite.
While the likelihood of being bitten by a shark is very small, there are several steps that beachgoers can take to reduce the odds of an unwelcome shark encounter:
As we move into the busy summer months, it’s important to remember that the waters of Seabrook Island are home to a variety of wildlife, including Bonnethead, Atlantic sharpnose and Black-tipped sharks; stingrays; and various types of jellyfish. Beachgoers should always exercise caution when entering the water. In the event of a bite, sting or other emergency, dial 911 for medical assistance.