All Things Independence Day
What is there to do for July 4th while staying at the beach? Myrtle Beach is filled with an abundance of food, fun, festivals and most importantly fireworks! There are many ways to celebrate July 4th during your Myrtle Beach vacation, that’s why we went ahead and did the research for you! To help you plan your perfect vacation at Plantation Resort, we’ve included some suggestions as well as some helpful hints.
Fireworks at any of these locations:
There’s no need to wonder about where the best fireworks are in the Myrtle Beach area. We guarantee you’ll find your fill of fireworks all along the beaches on July 4th with some places launching fireworks throughout the entire summer.
1. Barefoot Landing
Barefoot Landing has many firework shows throughout the summer. It backs up to the Intracoastal Waterway where you can catch the perfect view for a fireworks show. There are plenty of shopping and dining options available for all to enjoy. Below is the fireworks schedule for Barefoot Landing. Click here for directions.
- 3rd at 9:30 pm
- July 4th Fireworks Show, Tuesday at 9:30 pm
- 10th at 9:30 pm
- 17th at 9:30 pm
- 24th at 9:30 pm
- 31st at 9:30 pm
2. Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is the most popular tourist destination in the Myrtle Beach area. They provide a fun venue filled with live music, exciting activities and fantastic dining options. Below is the fireworks schedule for Broadway at the Beach. Click here for directions.
- July 4th Fireworks Show, Tuesday at 10 pm
- 7th at 10 pm
- 11th at 10 pm
- 14th at 10 pm
- 18th at 10 pm
- 21st at 10 pm
- 25th at 10 pm
- 28th at 10 pm
- 1st at 10 pm
- 4th at 10 pm
- 8th at 10 pm
- 11th at 10 pm
- 15th at 10 pm
- 18th at 10 pm
- 22nd at 10 pm
- 29th at 10 pm
3. Surfside Beach Pier
July 4th Fireworks Show, Tuesday, 6 pm-10 pm (Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm) – Looking for family friendly fun this Independence Day? The Surfside Pier is only a few minutes from Plantation Resort. It is located at the corner of Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard. This is the perfect place to rejoice in a relaxing day on the beach. The 4th of July Celebration starts at 6 pm and ends with fireworks at about 9:30 pm. (Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Surfside Beach will not have a firework show on July 4th. For more info, click here.)
4. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
July 4th Fireworks Show, Tuesday, (TBD) –The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach is planning a spectacular fireworks display on July 4th. Visitors can view the show from a variety of places up and down the beach. Time has not been determined yet.
5. Murrells Inlet
July 4th Fireworks Show, Tuesday, (10 pm) – Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends all along the MarshWalk for the Grand Strand’s largest aerial fireworks show. Starting at 10 pm, the sky will fill with colors of red, white, blue and beyond for an incredible, awe-inspiring 20-minute fireworks show. The show takes place after the Annual Boat Parade which starts at 4 pm.
Inlet Clean Up, Wednesday, July 5th (TBD) – Help us rid the Inlet of Boat Parade and fireworks debris to keep the waters and shoreline clean and safe.
Inlet Boat Parade
Starts at 4 pm
Murrells Inlet Riverfront
Big boats, small boats, colorful boats and boats that will shoot you with water. You’ll find an array of floating vessels all along the MarshWalk, celebrating the 4th of July. The boat parade begins from Garden City Point at 4 pm; high tide and winds through the inlet, past the MarshWalk and south to Morse Park Landing. Don’t miss this annual Inlet patriotic tradition! The parade will float over to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and then follow the Murrells Inlet shoreline down to the Hot Fish Club. Best public viewing points are the Marsh Walk, Belin Methodist Church, Nance’s Restaurant, King Street Grille, Jetty View Walk and the Hot Fish Club.
Race begins at 7:30 am
The Market Common
The Independence Day 8K is a great way to celebrate fitness on the 4th of July! Participant registration and packet pick-up for the Independence Day 8K is from 6 am- 7:20 am at the starting line at Valor Park. Register for the race by clicking here.
4th of July Parade
10 am-12 pm
Town of Pawleys Island, 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island
The Fourth of July Parade on Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a fun-filled community event. Visitors and locals alike parade down the Island in anything that becomes a makeshift float – be it a boat, car, or flatbed truck! All of which are decorated in red, white, and blue ~ true patriotic fashion! The Pawleys Island Parade is a fun, family tradition that’s perfect for your July 4th celebration.
Game starts at 7:05 pm
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium
Get into the Independence Day spirit by treating yourself to one of America’s favorite pastimes- baseball. The Grand Strand is home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Texas Rangers. On Tuesday, July 4th, head down to BB&T Coastal Field at 7 pm to watch the Pelicans take on Buies Creek. Be sure to stay till the end for a grand finale fireworks show over the stadium.
General Parking Tips
Carpool: the fewer cars you have to worry about finding a space for, the better.
Arrive early: you want to see the greatest firework displays in America and so do all your neighbors. Get there early. It will give you plenty of time to enjoy shopping and entertainment options nearby which is a great way to keep you occupied before the firework show.
Bring cash and change: there are plenty of parking meters alongside the beaches on the Grand Strand. There are some pay station kiosks that allow you to park near the pier, which is where the fireworks are let off. Often, you can pay for metered parking over the phone: Surfside Beach offers this feature on all paid parking locations. Click here for detailed instructions on how to do that. Click here for details on Myrtle Beach Parking Meter Options.
Every Thursday (Summer)
Plantation Resort Outdoor Pool
Before you head out for the fireworks, be sure to kick off the festivities with a splash at our Tie-Dye BBQ. Bring the family for food, fun, and music for an awesome party! The menu consists of Southern classics including chicken, pulled pork, and summer sides. Wear your special tie-dyed t-shirts from the Monday Shirts to Dye For Activity when you purchase tickets at the Indoor Pool Office. Tie-Dye BBQ will be held at the Outdoor Pool.
Advanced Tickets: $18/adult, $12/kids 6-12, Free/kids 5 and under
Walk up price/$20
Stay With Us at Plantation Resort
All of these events are just a short drive from Plantation Resort. We are excited to share this spectacular holiday with you! If you have any questions or need additional information upon arrival we are happy to help. Reserve your stay, call 1-800-845-5039 to speak with one of our friendly front desk agents to ensure an exceptional vacation experience.