5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in July

By Marissa Polascak • June 02, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day in Myrtle Beach! If you’re thinking about visiting Myrtle Beach in July, don’t think twice about it. Myrtle Beach is awesome to visit during the month of July, as the sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, and there are tons of things to do.

4th of July Celebrations

Celebrate the Independence of the United States in style while you’re visiting Myrtle Beach! There are many family-friendly ways to celebrate the national holiday including fireworks at Broadway at the Beach, The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, on the Boardwalk, Barefoot Landing, and the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. You can also join Surfside Beach for a 4th of July Celebration featuring live entertainment and fireworks.


If you love the summer sun, then July is the best time to visit Myrtle Beach. The average air temperature in July is around 91º, making it perfect conditions for outdoor activities like golf, going to the beach, outdoor shopping, and more. Plus, the average water temperature is around 83º, which is awesome for swimming in the ocean! Sure, you may experience a pop-up thunderstorm every now and then, but they usually don’t last long.


Looking for a special event to go to during your stay in Myrtle Beach? Check out what’s happening:

•July 3 – Michael Franti & Spearhead at the House of Blues

July 4 - 6th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest at Croissants Bistro & Bakery

•July 4 – Murrells Inlet Boat Parade at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

•July 4 – Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration

July 4  - Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach

•July 5 – Gullah Program at Brookgreen Gardens

July 5 – Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens

•July 5 – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the House of Blues

July 6 – Music on Main Concert Series

•July 6 – Josh Turner at the Alabama Theatre

•July 15 – Special Needs Family Fun Day Golf Tournament at River Oaks Golf Plantation

•July 17- 1964 Beatles Tribute at the Alabama Theatre

•July 19-22 - National Father & Son Team Classic

•July 23- Thunder from Down Under at the House of Blues

•July 29- Seether at the House of Blues

•July 29 – Decades Rewind at the Alabama Theatre

•July 30 – 311 with New Politics at the House of Blues

Hotel Deals

July is considered peak season in Myrtle Beach with an average hotel occupancy rate of 82%! But you may be surprised to learn that you can still find a great hotel deal for this time of year! Check out our deals page to find great prices on rooms at your favorite Myrtle Beach properties.

Things to Do

With such beautiful July weather, and with all of the attractions in Myrtle Beach open, there are tons of things to do during your vacation in July! Of course, you can always enjoy the beautiful beach and go swimming in your resort’s pool, but there are many other things to do. Visit Broadway at the Beach for some dining and outdoor shopping; see a show at one of the area’s famous theaters; try out a new watersport like parasailing; and much more!