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.