Have a Blast on the Grand Strand This 4th of July

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Few locales are more fitting for the 4th of July than the beach. Americans love to celebrate their independence with the ocean air in their lungs, the soft sand of the beach between their toes and, of course, with the sights and sounds of fireworks filling their eyes and ears.

With its 60-plus miles of picture-perfect Atlantic Ocean coastline and a plethora of patriotic events planned for this all-American holiday, the Grand Strand can deliver all of the essentials Independence Day revelers expect of their 4th of July vacation, plus a long list of family-friendly attractions that can’t be found anywhere else. Book your holiday trip to the Myrtle Beach area today — and take your pick from among these red, white and blue festivities set to mark Independence Day on the Grand Strand:


Barefoot Landing: Located just across North Kings Highway from The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, this shopping, dining and entertainment mecca features fireworks shows on Monday nights throughout the summer, and 4th of July week will feature a pair of the explosive extravaganzas, each starting at 10 p.m. Also, as part of Barefoot Landing’s SummerFest entertainment series, live music and other strolling entertainment will be offered at various spots throughout the complex.

Broadway at the Beach: This Myrtle Beach shopping, dining and entertainment complex hosts fireworks shows on Tuesday and Friday nights all summer long, and 4th of July week will see a trio of the sky-lighting pyrotechnics spectacles over Lake Broadway — including a real showstopper for the 4th of July. All shows start at 10 p.m.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: On the southern end of the Grand Strand in Murrells Inlet, July 4th on the MarshWalk will feature the patriotic Murrells Inlet Boat Parade through the inlet starting at 4 p.m., as well as a fireworks show over the water starting at 10 p.m.

Other 4th of July Events

Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration: Centered around the Surfside Beach Pier and starting at 6 p.m., this event will feature live entertainment and patriotic family fun.

Pawleys Island Golf Cart Parade: Marking its 51st year in 2018, this annual event starts at 10 a.m. and sees participants parade through town on their creative makeshift floats built on their golf carts, cars, boats, flatbed trucks and more, most boasting a patriotic red, white and blue decoration theme.
Independence Day 5K and 8K: Dashing into a fifth year in 2018, this pair of July 4 morning road races start and end in The Market Common’s Valor Park, allowing participants to get their holiday off to a running start. Day-of registration begins at 6 a.m., with the races starting at 7:30 a.m.

The 4th of July is a popular time to head for the Carolina coast — so book your holiday-week getaway at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation today before accommodations are in short supply. With our long list of comfortable accommodations and extensive amenities — not to mention all of the festivities planned on the Grand Strand — you and your holiday crew are sure to have a blast celebrating our nation’s birthday and freedoms