The smell of hot dogs on the grill and sounds of booming fireworks are probably a few things that come to mind when you think about celebrating the birth of our Nation. Add in the sight of a moonlit ocean, the feel of white sand between your toes, and the smell of salt in the air, and you’ll quickly realize there’s no better time to own property in Myrtle Beach.
There are a vast number of choices along the Grand Strand when it comes to deciding how to celebrate this Fourth of July. Grilling out back is always a fine idea, but we’ve got you covered if you’d prefer to venture out on the town for food, fun, and fireworks.
To kick off your holiday celebration a little early, watch the Pelicans play ball at TicketReturn.com Field, and stay around for their fireworks show after the game. TicketReturn.com Field is located at 1251 21st Avenue North (across from Broadway at the Beach).
Think you’re a pro at eating cupcakes? Celebrate at Croissants Bistro and Bakery (3751 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach) by entering their 2nd Annual 4th of July Cupcake Eating Contest. Contest from 3 to 5 p.m.
If you’re big on parades, head down to the intersection of Highway 17 Business and Calhoun Street in Garden City Beach for their 4th of July Garden City Golf Cart Parade. Line-up begins at 2 p.m. Parade starts at 3 p.m.
Another fun parade, as well as a long-standing, 4th of July tradition, is the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m. along the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. After the parade, enjoy fireworks from Garden City Point at 9:30 p.m. and the Marsh Walk at 10 p.m.
However you choose to spend your day, keep an eye out for vintage military aircraft flying overhead. Despite the sequester, volunteers have continued to make the annual “Salute from the Shore” possible this year. The flyover will start at the North Carolina border at 1 p.m. and will continue to fly south over every beach in South Carolina. You can locate the flight schedule on the webpage salutefromtheshore.org.
As for fireworks, you can expect shows from every location along the Grand Strand.
In Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach will display their annual 4th of July display at 10 p.m. over Lake Broadway. You can also watch a patriotic juggler and live music from the Celebrity Square stage starting at 7 p.m. (1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach)
In Murrells Inlet, as previously mentioned, fireworks will be displayed along the Marsh Walk at 10 p.m.
In Garden City Beach, as previously mentioned, fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. from Garden City Point.
In Surfside Beach, a 4th of July Celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. and last through 10 p.m. Enjoy fireworks with live entertainment at Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard. Fireworks will be displayed from the Surfside Beach Pier at 9:30 p.m. (11 North Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach)
In North Myrtle Beach, fireworks will be displayed at Barefoot Landing at 10:15 p.m. (4898 Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach)
In Cherry Grove, fireworks can be seen at the Cherry Grove Pier at 9:30 p.m. (3500 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach)
Dargan Real Estate wishes you all a safe and happy Fourth of July!