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Month: May 2019

Fourth of July events in myrtle beach

If you’re looking for a great vacation destination for the Fourth of July, Myrtle Beach is it. With dozens of great, family-friendly events up and down the Grand Strand this Fourth of July weekend, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places in the country to be when celebrating America’s independence. Here are just a few of the free festivals and firework displays happening around the beach this Fourth of July:

10th Annual ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover

One of the most unique events at the beach every Fourth of July is the ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover. This yearly flyover parade features various vintage military aircrafts piloted by skilled airmen. Starting in North Carolina, this spectacular aerial display heads south along the coast, past the Grand Strand, before ending in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Whether you’re staying at the north end or south end of Myrtle Beach, this Salute From the Shore flyover parade can been seen from your nearby beach access point. So grab some a chair and the family and come out to see this amazing patriotic salute. If you’re in South Carolina, head to the beach around 1 pm to salute. Don’t forget to share your salute via video or picture on social media using #SalutefromtheShore.

Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration

One of the best celebration events around the area is the Fourth of July celebration at the Surfside Pier. Visitors will enjoy music, entertainment, kids activities and more starting at 6 pm. Grab a blanket and some chairs and head over to the Surfside Pier to watch the sky light up for Surfside’s annual firework display!

Cherry Grove Pier Fourth of July Fireworks

If you’re in the North Myrtle Beach area and looking for a great fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July, look up to the sky at 9:30 pm on July 4th. The annual Cherry Grove Pier fireworks display is a beautiful show full of color and light that takes place right over the ocean. This event is free and open to the public so grab the gang and head out to the Cherry Grove Pier for an outstanding fireworks show and Fourth of July celebration.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

This annual event is a favorite among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to see why! Each year, boats from around the region deck out in their best red, white, and blue and float from the Garden City Point all the way through the inlet, finally ending at Morse Park Landing. The event begins at  9 am on Thursday, July 4th. Grab your clan and head to one of the popular viewing spots like MarshWalk, Belin Church, or the new Jetty Walk. Stick around for lunch and activities along the MarshWalk and then enjoy a free fireworks show at Veteran’s Pier at 10pm.

Pawleys Island Fourth of July Parade

Instead of just watching the parade go by, throw together your best make-shift float and participate in the lineup! Pawleys Island 53rd Annual Parade is open to the public and free to watch. Register for the parade on their website, the entry fee is only $15. This patriotic display starts at 10 am, Thursday, July 4th and winds all around the beautiful south end of the beach.

4th of July Independence Day 5K

Run through Valor Park in the Market Common in honor of our veterans, active military, and the birth of our nation. Runners should come decked out in their best star-spangled gear between 6:45 and 7:25 am to check-in. Race time starts at 7:30 am. To register or for more information visit the NS Promotions site.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach

Spend America’s birthday at one of the liveliest spots on the Grand Strand, Broadway at the Beach. Enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants in Broadway like the new Grumpy Monk, Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s, or Landry’s Seafood. Afterward, you and the family partake in kids activities, live music, and more. Stick around for the best par –the firework extravaganza! Look over Lake Broadway at 10 pm as the sky lights up with one of the best fireworks displays around.

girlfriends sitting on the beach in myrtle beach

Are you visiting Myrtle Beach this summer? If so, prepare for endless beach days, great beach dining, and a variety of family-friendly events and entertainment. Sea Crest is ideally located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, making it easy to find nearby things to do.

Area events are the perfect way to take a break from the sun and sand and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. And many of the events offered are completely free to attend!

Take a look at our favorite summer events and pencil a few into your Myrtle Beach itinerary.

Hot Summer Nights | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Plyler Park| Ongoing

Beginning June 11th, Hot Summer Nights at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes back to the Grand Strand. This annual event is fun free for the entire family! Each evening throughout the summer live music, activities, and more will take place at Plyler Park and the Boardwalk for vacationers to enjoy. All fun starts at 8 pm and includes the following:

  • Monday– Kids Party with DJ Glow
  • Tuesday ­– Pirates and Princesses
  • Wednesday – Concert Bash at the Beach featuring Boardwalk Elvis
  • Thursday ­– Live Band Night
  • Friday ­– Karaoke
  • Saturday – Boardwalk Tropical Show
  • Sunday – Family Game Show Night

Great American Summer Nights | Broadway at the Beach | Ongoing

 Great American Summer Nights takes place all summer long throughout Broadway at the Beach. Weekly events include: 

  • Monday – Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm – 9 pm); Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm  — 9 pm)
  • Tuesday — Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 9 pm); Ripley’s Ruckus (7 pm — 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm — 9 pm)
  • Wednesday – Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm — 9 pm)
  • Thursday – Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm – 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Mr. Nigel at Center Court (8 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer strolling (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Friday – Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 10 pm); Ripley’s Ruckus (7 pm — 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Saturday – Face Painters at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Character Appearances at Center Court (7 pm — 10 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Sunday — Face Painters at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Character Appearances at Center Court (7 pm — 10 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)

In addition, to live entertainment, many evenings will feature free family-friendly games and activities, street performers, and more! Be sure to check out Broadway at the Beach one evening during your stay!

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | Ongoing

Pick up your peanuts and cracker jacks and settle in for a good time at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game! Baseball season is in full swing at one of the area’s favorite family attractions and you won’t want to miss out on the chance to see them up close and in person. Tickets start as low as $7 / person and the team hosts a variety of promotions throughout the week to help you save. Promotions include:

·      $2 Tacos and Tallboys Tuesdays – $2 tacos and $2 16.oz cans from 6pm – 8pm 

baseball mitt on mound

·      Weiner Wednesday – Buy 1, Get 1 Free Hebrew National Hotdogs all night

·      Thirsty Thursday – $1 domestic drafts from 6 pm – 8 pm

·      Theme Nights (superhero night, nerd night, etc.)

·      Pre-game autographs

·      Post-game fireworks

·      Contests and Giveaways

·      …. Much more!


Call (843) 918-6000 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival | Pawleys Island | Ongoing

Sit back and unwind under the oak trees strewn with Spanish moss as you take in the musical delights offered at Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival. Beginning June 19 bring your friends and family to the weekly evening festivals with live music and light refreshments for sale. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm you can experience local and regional band play as the sun goes down. Admission to the festival is free with the purchase of garden admission ticket.

Brookgreen Gardens Summer Lights Festival | Pawleys Island | Ongoing

Take in the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens at it is lit up nightly throughout the summer. Inspired by the tradition of the Chinese Lantern Festivals, Brookgreen Gardens is transformed into a world of color and magic. The festival starts May, Wednesday – Saturday, running through August 19. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children 4-12 and must be purchased in advance. For more information and to reserve tickets visit Brookgreen’s website.

Blue Crab Festival | Historic Little River Waterfront | May 18th & 19th

Get your fill of the best seafood at the 39th Annual Blue Crab Festival! Hosted on the Historic Little River Waterfront families can enjoy live music, entertainment, and all the seafood they can eat. The festival runs from 9 am – 5 pm, May 18th and 19th, and tickets are $4 in advance or $5 day-of.

Carolina Country Music Festival | Downtown Myrtle Beach | June 6th – 9th

Grab your boots and head downtown for the biggest event of the summer! Guests from far and wide flock to Myrtle Beach each summer to enjoy fantastic live music with a beachfront backdrop. Artists for the 2019 show include Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bently, Alabama, Delta Rae, and many more. The 4-day event kicks off Thursday evening and runs through Sunday night. Tickets are still available through the Country Music Fest Website.

Water Lantern Festival | Market Common | June 19th

Behold the sight of thousands of lanterns lit up on Grand Lake in the Market Common! That’s what you’ll see and experience if you participate in the Water Lantern Festival this June. Tickets are $25 and include your lantern, a marker, and a commemorative bag. The festival will begin at 5:30 pm and lanterns will be lit and launched at 9 pm.

4th of July Events

beach fireworksJuly 4th is a busy time for Myrtle Beach! Check out what’s in store for this patriotic holiday:

·      Murrells Inlet Boat Parade (Thursday, July 4th): The area’s only floating parade? Be in Murrells Inlet from 4 pm—6 pm to watch colorful boats float the inlet.

·      Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Wednesday, July 3rd): The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host the Carolina Mudcats on the week of July 4th and you won’t want to miss out on the action!

·      Fireworks: Broadway at the Beach, Cherry Grove Pier, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, and Barefoot Landing

For a more in-depth look at what’s happening during 4th of July in Myrtle Beach, click here.


What Myrtle Beach events do you most look forward to in the summer? Let us know!