Things to do in Myrtle Beach in July
The month of July is one of the busiest for a Myrtle Beach vacation, and you’ll find plenty to do in and around the Grand Strand during the month. Independence Day on July 4 will see lots happening all along the beach. Guests at Myrtle Beach resorts and hotels will want to know where to view one of a number of fireworks displays on that day. Here is a short list showing where and when you can see firework displays on July 4:
• 9:30 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier, close to Captain's Quarters Resort and Hotel Blue.
• 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach, close to Palms Resort.
• 10:00 p.m. – Murrell’s Inlet, closest to Palace Resort.
• 10:30 p.m. – Barefoot Landing, close to Ocean Creek and Beach Cove Resort.
Keep your eyes peeled on the skies for a flyby by a flight of F-16s from 77th Fighter Squadron, stationed at Shaw Air Force Base – keep an eye on the local press for the timing of this event, which is expected to include the whole of the Grand Strand and beyond.
Independence Day also sees the running of the 29th Annual July 4th Boat Parade at Murrell’s Inlet. This year’s parade of boats will be colorfully decorated in red and white, and will start from Garden City Point, set course for the Marshwalk, and then follow the shore line down to the Hot Fish Club. The parade starts at 10.00 a.m. If you would like to register a boat for the parade you can do so at Garden City Realty, Booty's Outdoors or at Captain Dick's.
Fancy a pub crawl? Get yourself down to Malibu’s Surf Bar by 7.00 p.m. on July 3, where the live entertainment will start, along with some drink specials. The world famous pub crawl then moves along to Broadway Louie's for some karaoke at their new Patio Bar, before moving on to Fat Tuesday, followed by a jam session to Diversity at Froggy Bottomz. It will then return to Malibu's Surf Bar where you can collect your free t-shirt with the logo "I survived it!".
Mustang owners and lovers are in for a plethora of fun from July 16 – 22, when the annual Mustang Week takes place. The events start on July 17 with a Meet and Greet in the grounds of the Palace Theater at Broadway on the Beach. This event is scheduled to run from 12.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. The following day Mustang Week heads over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a day of autocross, speedway fun runs, and a burnout contest. On Thursday July 19, 2012, it’s over to Darlington Dragway for the annual Mustang Week Dragnight! Finally on Friday July 20 the 9th Annual Mustang Week Car Show takes over the Myrtle Beach Mall. Last year the show saw more than 600 cars and a little over 7,500 spectators.
Here’s one for the under-21’s -- July 17 through 22 sees Junior SOS – a six-day shag dancing event with workshops, competitions and more taking place in North Myrtle Beach. You can join the Junior Shag Association and learn more about this event at their website.
And one for the girls-- Every Thursday night in Club Boca at Broadway on the Beach is the Swimsuit USA International Model Search. The competition takes place inside the club and admission is free for all ladies. You can register at the club at 10.00 p.m. Weekly winners get to come back to the club to compete in the finals, which take place in August. One lucky lady will get an all expenses paid trip to Mexico for the Grande Finale of the competition.