There’s going to be plenty to keep you occupied if you’ve planned to be at Captain’s Quarters for your Myrtle Beach vacation this July.
The month kicks off with the Independence Day celebrations all along the 60 miles of Grand Strand. Make sure you’re outside with your eyes and ears at full alert at 1.00 p.m. on July 4. This is when the flyby of a flight of F-16s is scheduled to begin. The planes are from 77th Fighter Squadron, which is stationed at Shaw Air Force Base. They are scheduled to flying over North Myrtle Beach at 1.00 p.m. and to fly in a southwesterly direction along the beach towards Pawley’s Island.
There’s a lot more happening on July 4, with at least six firework displays planned. Plan your day to see at least one of these displays. The schedule is:
• 9:30 p.m. – Surfside Beach (approximate time)
• 9:30 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier
• 9.30 p.m. – Cherry Grove Fishing Pier
• 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
• 10:00 p.m. – Murrell’s Inlet Veteran’s Pier
• 10:30 p.m. – Barefoot Landing
You should be able to get to see at least one of these displays when staying at Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts. And if you're not sure which fireworks display is close to your hotel use this handy Myrtle Beach map.
If you happen to own a Ford Mustang, or you are an aficionado of the brand, then keep your diary open from July 16 – 22. This is when the annual Mustang Week takes place. Scheduled events during Mustang Week are:
• July 17 at 12 p.m. – Meet & Greet – Palace Theater, Broadway on the Beach
• July 18 at 4 p.m. – Autocross, fun runs, burnout at Myrtle Beach Speedway
• July 19 at 3 p.m. - Mustang Week Dragnight at Darlington Dragway
• July 20 at 9 a.m. - Mustang Week Car Show at Myrtle Beach Mall
• July 21 at 12 p.m. - Mustang and SVT Cruise-In at Myrtle Beach Mall
You can expect to see lots of sponsors and vendors, especially on the Friday and Saturday.
In July the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will be hosting three visiting teams at their field. These are Frederick Keys on 11 – 13, Potomac Nationals on 14 – 17 and Carolina Mudcats 28 – 30. Be sure to take your VMB Card along with you to enjoy the Myrtle Beach discounts offered on the day you attend. The Pelicans’ field is at the junction of 21st Ave N and the Robert M Grissom Pkwy.
If you can get yourself down to Murrell’s Inlet by 10 a.m. on July 4, you’ll be able to take in the 29th Annual July 4th Boat Parade. The parade starts from Garden City Point, crosses to the Marshwalk then follows the shoreline as far as the Hot Fish Club. Good vantage points are the Marshwalk, Belin Methodist Church, Morse Park Landing (next to the Hot Fish Club) and the Marlin Quay Marina area.
What is described as a “world famous pub crawl” starts at Malibu’s Surf Bar by 7.00 p.m. on July 3. After some drink specials the crawl moves on to Broadway Louie’s for karaoke, then to Fat Tuesday, Froggy Bottomz and finally back to Malibu’s, where you can collect a free t-shirt to prove you’ve completed the pub crawl.
If you’re unsure about where any of these events are in relation to your myrtle beach hotel, use the Myrtle Beach map to see what is around your resort. And make sure to take along your VMB card, which is also your room key, to get these Myrtle Beach discounts.
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