Top Myrtle Beach Family-Friendly Fourth of July Events

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The Fourth of July and Myrtle Beach are a great combination for families looking to celebrate the holiday at the beach.

There are many great activities taking place throughout the Myrtle Beach area this year for the Fourth of July. Whether you choose to relax on the beach and check out some evening fireworks or you want to check out activities all day long, you and your family will have plenty of options.

Here is our list of the top Myrtle Beach Fourth of July events for families to check out this year:

Fourth of July at Captain’s Quarters: Don’t feel like fighting holiday traffic? Just come on out and spend the day with us instead! We’ll be having a live band poolside and will be serving up tasty food for our poolside cookout from noon until 5 p.m. We will have relays, games, and other fun, family friendly activities during the day and a poolside movie with Salty at 8pm. Start a new tradition with your family at Captain’s Quarters Resort! (note: activities are weather-permitting)

Fireworks: A variety of places in Myrtle Beach will be shooting off fireworks this Fourth of July:

  • Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach will be blasting off their fireworks at 10:15 p.m. over the scenic lakes
  •  Broadway at the Beach will shoot theirs off beginning at 10pm over Lake Broadway
  •  Murrells Inlet’s display begins at 10pm at Veteran’s Pier
  •  Surfside Beach will host a show at 10pm over the ocean at their pier
  • Second Avenue Pier will display fireworks at 10pm over the ocean
  • Post-Game fireworks on July 2nd and 3rd following the Myrtle Beach Pelicans game

Free Concert: Head down to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for a free concerts at Plyler Park. Part of the “Hot Summer Nights” promotion, the city hosts free, family entertainment throughout the week at this scenic, oceanfront park. Head to the Bboardwalk on July 3rd to hear BPL, a contemporary variety group, or on July 5th to rock out to Bullfrog, an American rock jam band.

Boat Parade: A Murrells Inlet tradition, the annual 4th of July Boat Parade begins at high tide, which is at 12pm this year, at Garden City Point. Watch as local boats are decked out in their finest red, white, and blue as they float through the inlet. Viewing spots are available along the MarshWalk, Belin Methodist Church, and the new JettyWalk area.

Cupcake Eating Contest: For those that love cupcakes or enjoy watching people compete in food-eating contests, the Cupcake Eating Contest hosted by Croissants Bistro and Bakery is the place to be! The afternoon will include a 5-minute cupcake eating contest (pre-registration required), live entertainment, and plenty of kids’ activities. This event will be fun for the whole family from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Croissants Bistro and Bakery. Call (843) 448-2253 for more information.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball: What could be more patriotic than enjoying a live baseball game for the Fourth of July? You can do just that by grabbing tickets to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. This local team plays a home series against Winston-Salem on July 1st – July 3rd. Tuesday’s game will offer $2 craft beers from 6pm – 8pm while Wednesday’s game will offer $1 hotdogs all night long! There will also be post-game fireworks on both Wednesday and Thursday. Call (843) 918-6002 for more information.

Start planning your Fourth of July fun today!


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