Get festive for Fourth all across Strand
HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES
▪ “Salute From the Shore,” with flyover of F-16 jets from 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, as well as vintage military aircraft, along Atlantic Ocean coast from Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach at 1 p.m., with projected first fly-bys at 1:03 for Myrtle Beach, and 1:06 for Pawleys Island, southwest to Hilton Head Island within about a half-hour. Everyone’s asked to line beaches, wave flags, and wear – and decorate in – red, white and blue. 803-331-8881 or salutefromtheshore.org.
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▪ “Independence Day 8k/5k/1-mile” runs, 7:30 a.m. from Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common. 8k for $40, 5k $45, and 1 mile $20. 843-267-7443 or www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/independence-day-8k/.
▪ Barefoot Resort Golf Cart Parade – in “Red White and Blue” theme, for firefighters, ambulance crews and police, respectively – lining up 8:30 a.m. at residents’ club, 3100 Marsh Glen Drive, near North Myrtle Beach. 714-727-6445, or email Cfillian@aol.com.
▪ “American Pride March,” from two parts of North Myrtle Beach, on Ocean Boulevard – from 60th Avenue North and from the south at Ocean Creek Resort, meeting at 1 p.m. at city’s Horseshoe, at Main Street, for ceremony. 843-399-1111 or 843-503-3062.
▪ Garden City Beach Golf Cart Parade, 2 p.m., with lineup at 1 p.m., going from parking lot behind Willard’s Fireworks, 2021 U.S. 17 Business, then east on Calhoun Drive, left on North Dogwood Drive, and left on Woodland Drive. 843-340-5835 or www.facebook.com/Gardencitygolfcartparade/.
▪ “Fourth of July Cupcake Eating Contest” and festival, 2-5 p.m. at Croissants at the Grand Dunes, 8014 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach – with contest at 4 p.m., for adults, given five minutes to eat as many cupcakes as they can, for $500 cash top prize. Free to see. Enter at croissants.net/2017-cupcake-contest/.
▪ Town of Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration, 6-10 p.m., including “Garth & Friends” tribute show, at Surfside Beach Pier, 11 N. Ocean Blvd., at Surfside Drive. Free. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.
▪ “Independence Day Celebration,” by Myrtle Beach Pelicans, in game against Buies Creek (N.C.) Astros, 7:05 p.m., with fireworks afterward, at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, with parking lot entry from Robert M. Grissom Parkway, south of 21st Avenue North. $9, $11 or $13 advance – and $2 more on game day. Also, $3 discount for military, with ID. 843-918-6000 or www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com.
▪ Fireworks displays – 9:30 p.m. at Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach (nnb.us); 9:30 p.m. at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (843-272-8349 or www.bflanding.com); 10 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach, bordered by U.S. 17 Bypass, Robert M. Grissom Parkway and 21st and 29th avenues North in Myrtle Beach (843-444-3200 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com); and 10 p.m. off Second Avenue (North) Pier (www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com).
▪ 51st annual Fourth of July Parade in Pawleys Island, 10 a.m.-noon. Details from town hall, 321 Myrtle Ave. Float entry $15 advance, $20 parade day. 843-237-1698 or www.townofpawleysisland.com.
▪ Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade, 4 p.m., sailing south from Garden City Beach Point to Morse Park Landing. Free to see; $5 entry per boat; call Lee Hewitt at 843-652-4236. Also, fireworks, 10-10:20 p.m. from MarshWalk area, on U.S. 17 Business.
▪ “Pawleys Island Fourth of July Evening Celebration,” with Pawleys Island Concert Band (843-274-5991 or www.pawleysislandconcertband.org), 6-8 p.m. in Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island. Free. 843-235-9931.
▪ Independence Day Concert by Indigo Choral Society, 7-8:30 p.m., on Kaminski House Museum lawn, 1003 Front St., Georgetown, for free (843-546-7706 or www.kaminskimuseum.org, and www.indigochoral.com), before Georgetown city fireworks, 9 p.m. downtown over Winyah Bay (www.historicgeorgetownsc.com). In case of rain, concert moves to Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St.
▪ “Fourth of July Celebration at the Old Bridge,” 9 a.m. at Old Bridge Museum, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, with everyone of any age invited to join parade with decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons, strollers or sneakers to roll or walk across Old Bridge; then after parade, take part in contests and activities. Free. 910-363-6585 or www.oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.
▪ Annual N.C. Fourth of July Festival, in downtown Southport, with parade 11 a.m., from Moore and Howe streets (and later shown 8 p.m. on WECT-TV 6 of Wilmington – www.wect.com), “Shine & Show Classic Cars,” by Cape Fear Cruisers club, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Bay Street, by Waterfront Park (register at 910-471-0771, or email firstname.lastname@example.org); Cape Fear Yacht Club Commodores Regatta, 2 p.m. (free registration form at capefearyachtclub.com/sailing); and fireworks, 9 p.m. 910-457-5578 or www.nc4thofjuly.com.
Check out pets’ ‘Secret Life’ movie for free
“Poppy’s Summer Movie Magic” screenings, all rated PG, roll at 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, and change weekly. This week, it’s “The Secret Life of Pets.” Details at 843-282-0550, 843-315-2991 or www.stonetheatres.com.
Details: At Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Free.
Slide show traces Ocean Isle Beach history
Take in the “Sand Bar Lecture Series,” 6 p.m. Tuesdays through August, this week with a slide show of “The History of Ocean Isle Beach: 10,000 B.C. – Today,” with Fred David. Details at 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.
Details: At Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Free with admission: $9.50 ages 13-61, $8.50 ages 62 and older, $7.50 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger.
Concerts fill Calabash park every Tuesday night
Catch weekly free concerts with this lineup: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Blues on July 4, Jim Quick & Coastline July 11, The Entertainers July 18 and Aug. 8, Holiday Band July 25, The Tams with Little Red Aug. 1, Chocolate Chip & Company Aug. 15, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard Aug. 22; and Band of Oz Aug. 29. Details at 910-253-2031 or bcparks.recdesk.com:
Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Calabash Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road.
ETV airs PBS’ ‘A Capitol Fourth’ concert
The 37th annual “A Capitol Fourth,” with John Stamos, host, will include performances by Trace Adkins, the Beach Boys (led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston), Chris Blue, the Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, with Sam Moore), Sofia Carson, the Four Tops (including Abdul “Duke” Fakir, last surviving founding member). Details at (www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/home/.
Details: 8-9:30 p.m. live from U.S. Capitol west lawn in Washington, D.C., with replay afterward, on PBS – including ETV outlets WHMC-TV 23 of Conway and WITV-TV 7 of Charleston, and WUNJ-TV 39 of Wilmington, N.C.
State parks open daily, including holidays
Both local state parks are open every day of the year – including Independence Day – 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through summer, for walks, bicycling, and nature and bird watching, with same admission for both parks: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15, and free ages 5 and younger.
▪ Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, along south city line, across from Seagate Village. 843-238-5325 or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.
▪ Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens. 843-237-4440 or www.huntingtonbeachsp.com.