Best 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

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Best 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

There aren’t many better times to visit Myrtle Beach than Fourth of July Weekend. Because in addition to great tanning weather, the entire town will be celebrating our nation’s independence with free live entertainment, a boat parade, patriotic plane flyover, and more fireworks than you can shake a selfie stick at.

Here are a few of the great events that will be happening on Saturday. For more things to do this week, check out our weekly blog.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Ocean Boulevard's Hot Summer Nights Fireworks

Ocean Boulevard's Hot Summer Nights Fireworks

The promoters of this special 4th of July display are billing it as the “highest, largest, and longest” on the Grand Strand. The explosions will take place directly above 2nd Avenue Pier, but will be viewable from pretty much any part of the beach in sight.

4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest at Croissants Bistro & Bakery

4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest at Croissants Bistro & Bakery

It may or may not be among the most patriotic events going on in Myrtle Beach on the Fourth, but it’s definitely one of the most delicious. For the fourth year in a row, Croissants Bistro and Bakery will be holding a 4th of July Cupcake Eating Contest featuring Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and all of cupcakes you could possibly imagine eating. Registration is free and $1000 in prizes will be given away. Festivities run from 2 – 5 p.m.

Summerfest at Barefoot Landing

Summerfest at Barefoot Landing

In addition to the regularly-scheduled SummerFest activities (boardwalk entertainers, jugglers, super heroes, kids’ karaoke, stilt walkers, acoustic musicians, and children’s rides), Barefoot will also be hosting a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. In all likelihood, the place will be packed, so visitors arriving after 5 p.m. are being encouraged to park in the overflow lot beside Greg Norman’s Australian Grille.

Broadway at the Beach Summer Entertainment

Broadway at the Beach Summer Entertainment

Aside from the beach, few places on the Grand Strand will be busier than Broadway on the Fourth. Family-friendly activities will include jugglers, face-painters, musicians, and characters, as well as a full lineup of free concerts to check out. Oh, and the fireworks – those will start at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. Expect them to be a real doozy!

Salute from the Shore

Salute from the Shore

Beginning in North Myrtle Beach and ending around Hilton Head Island, this annual features vintage WWII aircraft and F-16’s flying along the coast of South Carolina to commemorate America’s Armed Forces on 4th of July. The planes will take off promptly at 1 p.m. and will pass over Pawleys Island six minutes later – so make sure you’re there and ready for the salute!