Things To Do

The 4th of July in Myrtle Beach SC

Celebrate our country’s independence in Myrtle Beach SC!

There are so many ways to celebrate along the Grand Strand including fireworks, festivals and parades.

  • Salute from the Shore – Salute the military this 4th of July. F-16s from Shaw Air Force base and several vintage military aircraft will fly over the South Carolina coastline. The flyover will begin at 1 p.m. on July 4 from Cherry Grove in North Myrtle Beach SC and continue along the coastline all the way to Hilton Head.
  • Cupcake Eating Contest – Croissants Bistro and Bakery  in Myrtle Beach SC is hosting its fourth annual Cupcake Eating Contest on July 4 at Broadway at the Beach in Heroes Harbor. Contestants (18 and older) will have five minutes to devour as many iced cupcakes as they can. There will also be several family-friendly activities leading up to the big event. The activities begin at 2 p.m. and the contest begins at 3 p.m. Click here for more information or to register for the Cupcake Eating Contest.
  • Independence Saturday Cookout – Grab your lawn chairs and head to La Belle Amie in Little River SC for wine tastings, barbecue and music. The event is Saturday, July 2 noon-5 p.m. Admission is reduced by $3 if you bring 2 canned/dry good food items for the area food bank.
  • Surfside Beach 4th of July Festival – Celebrate Independence day on the Surfside Beach Pier. Enjoy entertainment by Garth & Friends and buy your 4th of July T-shirt. A fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m. The celebration is from 6-10 p.m.
  • Barefoot Landing – Celebrate in the evening with live music, a juggler and more. Music starts throughout the complex at 7 p.m. and fireworks will be at 10:15 p.m. For more information, click here.
  • Broadway at the Beach – Enjoy live music starting at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Murrells Inlet July 4th Patriotic Parade – See a parade on the water! Watch decorated boats parade from Garden City, wind past the  MarshWalk and finish at Morse Park Landing. This year’s theme is “Red, White & Southern. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. You can also enjoy fireworks on the Marshwalk at 10 p.m.

Murrells Inlet boat parade


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – 2nd Avenue Pier at 10 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach – 10 p.m.

Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach – 10:15 p.m.

Cherry Grove Pier,  North Myrtle Beach – 9:15 p.m.

Surfside Beach Pier – 9:30 p.m.

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk – 10 p.m.

Georgetown, East Bay Park & Harborwalk – 9 p.m.