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Find an Ocean of 4th of July Fun in Myrtle Beach

For Americans from sea to shining sea, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation’s founding and our freedoms. And when it comes to enjoying the bombs bursting in air — along with all the other fun and patriotic things we do on this red, white and blue holiday — the Myrtle Beach area shines bright with plenty of fireworks shows, exciting events and a range of other family-friendly activities.

When you’re planning your getaway for this all-American holiday, consider all of these festive reasons to make the Grand Strand your destination of choice for Independence Day:

Firework Shows

Broadway at the Beach: This popular shopping/dining/entertainment complex in Myrtle Beach is a prime destination on Independence Day, as the skies over Lake Broadway will light up with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. (weather permitting) on the Fourth of July. Bonus: For those enjoying longer stays in Myrtle Beach, additional fireworks shows are scheduled for Friday, June 30, and Friday, July 7 at Broadway at the Beach, with each beginning at 10 p.m.


·Barefoot Landing: North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Barefoot Landing will also present a Fourth of July fireworks show, with the skies alongside the Intracoastal Waterway and over the attraction’s 27-acre lake lighting up at 10 p.m. (Before the July 4 pyrotechnics begin, the complex’s SummerFest festivities will include superheroes, princesses and more strolling the grounds starting at 7 p.m.) Further, those staying the area for longer durations can catch additional fireworks shows on Monday, July 3, and Monday, July 10, starting at 10 p.m.


Events and Other Fun Things to Do

Salute from the Shore: This patriotic event will definitely fly high for lovers of America and aviation. Starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, those watching from the beach (or anywhere nearby) can catch flyovers from military F-16s and C-17s, along with a collection of privately owned vintage aircraft.


Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade: As crowds of revelers line the patriotic procession’s path, this event sees participants parade through Pawleys Island on makeshift floats powered by cars, trucks, boats, golf carts, bicycles, marchers and more. The red, white and blue fun gets rolling at 10 a.m.


Independence Day 5K: Presented at the Market Common shopping/dining/recreation district in Myrtle Beach on Independence Day morning, this event offers a fun and fit way to kick off the holiday. Kicking off at 7 a.m., races held during the event include a 5K, a 1-mile fun run and a 50-yard kids’ dash. Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue attire.


Surfside Beach 4th of July Golf Cart Parade and Celebration: In Surfside Beach, the Fourth of July festivities will cruise in on four wheels at 11 a.m. as parade participants drive golf carts decorated in red, white and blue down Ocean Boulevard. Along the way, onlookers cheer and judges pick the best-decorated carts for prizes. That evening starting at 5 p.m. at Martin Field on 6th Avenue South, the city holds a patriotic community celebration that’s scheduled to last until 9 p.m.


Murrells Inlet Boat Parade: Celebrating its 40th year in 2023, the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade will see a festive collection of patriotically decorated boats travel from the point of Garden City Beach through Murrells Inlet. This year’s theme is “Made in the USA,” and prime viewing spots along the route include the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Belin United Methodist Church, and Morse Park Landing. The parade begins at 6 p.m. on July 4.

MBResorts Offers the Perfect Accommodations

These are just a handful of the highlights from what is sure to be a fantastic Fourth of July in the Myrtle Beach area. To book your Independence Day getaway on the Grand Strand today, visit — with our broad portfolio of Myrtle Beach area resorts and vacation rentals to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect accommodations to celebrate your Fourth of July in style!