The Book on Myrtle Beach for Independence Day Fun

There are plenty of options for fireworks in Myrtle Beach on July 4.

Summers include lots of shows “just because” on the Grand Strand. Time on the coast seems like a great enough reason to celebrate this way! On July 4, Myrtle Beach turns it up a notch.

Here’s how to spend this holiday on the Grand Strand — plus tips for enjoying them to the fullest.

Tips for Watching July 4 Fireworks

Planning to get to the coast for the holiday? Here’s some advice if you do.

  1. Leave it to the pros

It’s legal to buy fireworks in South Carolina — but illegal to own or set off in Myrtle Beach. We recommend checking out public displays instead. They’re dangerous to light on your own,

  1. Bring essentials

For kids, have bubbles, games, and toys to help pass the time before the show. Don’t forget insect repellent, drinks, and a beach blanket.

  1. Have plenty of snacks

We’re talking veggies and ranch, or chips and french onion dip. How about popsicles? You can’t go wrong with pepperoni pizza, popcorn, or cookies.

Pathfinder’s Guide to July 4 in Myrtle Beach

You don’t have to go far to see (and hear them!)

Salute From the Shore

Give support to the Armed Forces! They’ll conduct a military flyover of the whole South Carolina coast.

Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Steer to the pier for the great celebrations. From 6-10 p.m. enjoy music, entertainment, and more at the Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Travelers and residents flock to the marsh for this event. Boats from all over the area strut their stuff, decorated in patriotic themes. The Murrells Inlet Boat Parade starts from Garden City Point. It crosses through the inlet to Morse Park Landing. Head out before 9 p.m. for a prime watching spot.

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MarshWalk Fourth of July Fireworks

Speaking of the MarshWalk … it’ll be open for the holiday, too. Indulge in delicious food made famous by this group of waterside eateries. At the MarshWalk Fourth of July Fireworks, enjoy drink specials, and entertainment. They know how to party!

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach

This area is hopping, but for Independence Day, they take it to the next level. Gather for dinner at one of many acclaimed restaurants here, such as:

  • Bar Louie
  • The Hangout
  • Joe’s Crab Shack


Then, stick around for the fireworks show over Lake Broadway. One of the region’s best exhibitions will begin at 10 p.m.

Cherry Grove Pier 4th of July Fireworks

Bring a chair and blanket to catch the fireworks on the beach at Cherry Grove Pier. The presentation will begin at about 9:30 p.m.

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