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4th of July Events & Fireworks in Myrtle Beach

By Samantha Norton Follow me on Google+

Are you lucky enough to enjoy an Independence Day getaway to Myrtle Beach? If so, you’ll find no shortage of exciting area events and plenty of fireworks to keep your crew entertained during this patriotic holiday. There are a variety of fireworks shows planned for this summer in Myrtle Beach (including the 4th of July) as well as a variety of 4th of July parades on the schedule.

The 4th of July is right around the corner and if you haven’t booked your Myrtle Beach accommodations yet, you will want to book while you still can! Rooms fill up quickly for this summertime holiday and you don’t want to miss choosing the perfect accommodation for your family’s Myrtle Beach 4th of July vacation.

July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year (Wednesday, July 4th, 2018) - here’s what you can expect during the days prior to and during the holiday.

Myrtle Beach Fireworks - All Summer Long

Throughout the summer, Myrtle Beach becomes a haven for firework spectaculars. You'll be hard pressed to not find pyrotechnics lighting up the Myrtle Beach sky. Check out where you can find fireworks in Myrtle Beach all summer long:

  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans Games (select dates, post-game): The Pelicans have various promotions throughout the summer, including pre-game autographs for kids, discounted beverages and concessions, and much more!

  • Broadway at the Beach Fireworks (most Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m.): Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach provides tons of free family-friendly activities and entertainment seve-days-a-week throughout the summer, including fireworks, fire dancers, and face painting.

  • 2nd Avenue Pier Fireworks (Wednesday nights during summer at 10 p.m.): Head to 2nd Avenue Pier for scenic vistas of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, fishing, and dining!

  • Barefoot Landing Fireworks (most Mondays at 10 p.m.): Barefoot Landing also hosts its SummerFest! series every day during the summer. This family-friendly fun begins at 7 pm every night, with most Mondays ending with a dazzling fireworks display.


Myrtle Beach 4th of July Fireworks

Myrtle Beach will be brimming with firework extravaganzas on July 4th and the days leading up to the big day! These are the best 4th of July fireworks in Myrtle Beach:

  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Tuesday, July 3rd) post-game
  • Broadway at the Beach at 10 p.m.

  • Barefoot Landing at 10 p.m.

  • Murrells Inlet Marshwalk at 10 p.m.

  • 2nd Ave. Pier at 10 p.m.

Be sure to check out our full article on summer fireworks for fireworks throughout the year!

Myrtle Beach July 4th Parades

Grab a chair and enjoy a scenic parade (on land and water!) at one of these locations this July 4th:

  • 35th Annual Boat Parade, Murrells Inlet  at 4 p.m. starts at Garden City Point on July 4th

  • 51st Annual Fourth of July Parade, Pawley’s Island at 10 a.m. on July 4th

Croissants' 7th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest | Croissants Bistro & Bakery Grande Dunes | 3 pm - 5 pm

Want $500 in cash and tickets to Myrtle Beach attractions, stores, and restaurants, and the proud distinction of being crowned a cupcake champion? Then you can't miss Croissants' 7th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest this July 4th at their Grande Dunes location! You'll have five minutes to eat as many delicious cupcakes as you can and stand atop the rest as the "2018 Cupcake Champion". Last year's cupcake champion downed 59 cupcakes! If you think you can stomach it, you can sign up online at the Croissants Bistro & Bakery website. This year's challenge starts at 4 pm. Call (843) 448-2253 for any other information.

Salute From the Shore

Salute F-16s and vintage military aircraft as they fly over the shore for this annual event! The flyover begins at 1p.m. The planes will fly over the Grand Strand and the South Carolina coast.

Stay tuned for any flight schedule updates!

Myrtle Beach July 4th Resorts

The best part about picking a resort that has fun activities is not having the need to leave your resort during your stay if you don’t want to. The following Myrtle Beach resorts have tons of family-friendly features and fun that only add to an exciting July 4th vacation!


Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark | South Myrtle Beach

Amenities: On-Site Waterpark; Two 38-foot Tall Slides; Kids Splash House; Large Oceanfront Pools; Game On! Arcade Area

Check out Crown Reef's best vacation deals.


The Caravelle Resort | Central "Golden Mile" Myrtle Beach

Amenities: Newly-Renovated Rooms & Suites; Kids Splash Area; Lazy River; Large Block-Long Poolscape; Indoor Pool

Learn more about Caravelle Resort's top getaway deals.


Beach Cove Resort | North Myrtle Beach

Amenities: Three Heated Outdoor Pools; 350-Foot Lazy River; Indoor Pool; Outdoor Kiddie Pool

Check out Beach Cove's biggest vacation specials.


Captain’s Quarters Resort | South Myrtle Beach

Amenities: Shipwreck Lagoon Kids' Waterpark; Multiple Oceanfront Pools; Indoor & Outdoor Lazy Rivers; 20-Lane Bowling Alley; 2,000 Square-Foot Arcade

Learn more about Captain's Quarters' best vacation specials.


Landmark Resort | South Myrtle Beach

Amenities: H2OASIS Waterpark; Large Indoor Pool; Outdoor & Indoor Lazy Rivers; Oceanfront Outdoor Pool; Indoor Kiddie Pool & Kiddie Lazy River

Check out Landmark Resort's biggest getaway specials.

Still looking for a resort for your July 4th vacation? See a full list of our Myrtle Beach Resorts and check out all of our Myrtle Beach Resort Deals to start planning your beach getaway!

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