From parades and live music to baseball and boats, the long list of ways to experience the Fourth of July in Myrtle Beach is as endless as the summer seems on the biggest holiday of the season. As a guest at the Dayton House Resort, you will be in the heart of all the action in Myrtle Beach for the best celebrations. Here's a look at some of the many Fourth of July events in the works:
* Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: The hottest party in town is at the Hot Summer Nights Festival on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which is easily accessible for guests at Dayton House Resort. Take a short walk down the beach, Boulevard or Boardwalk to a free concert and other entertainment at the Plyler Park stage, capped by a beautiful fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean. The fireworks are launched from the Second Avenue Pier but may be viewed from any spot along the beach, including from Dayton House Resort. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
* Broadway at the Beach: Located 1 mile inland from Dayton House Resort this popular entertainment, shopping and dining district provides a fun night out for the whole family. As part of the Summer Nights at Broadway Festival, the main stage will features music, fire-dancers, stilt-walkers and more as the warm-up acts for the main event - an impressive fireworks display over Lake Broadway.
* Myrtle Beach Pelicans: Baseball is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day, and the hometown home team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, go all out to celebrate the occasion in true American style in their 7 p.m. game against the Buies Creek Astros at TicketReturn.com Stadium. Rated as one of the top minor-league baseball experiences in the country, the Pelicans offer excellent baseball, hilarious between-inning skits, and a post-game fireworks show with patriotic music. The stadium is a straight shot down 21st Avenue North, about 1 mile inland from Dayton House Resort.
* Murrells Inlet Independence Day Boat Parade: The "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" has its own version of a Fourth of July Parade, and it involves the use of boats over floats. The 34th Annual Murrells Inlet Independence Day Boat Parade features red, white and blue decorated vessels forming a procession that sails through the inlet to the thrill of patrons lining the banks. The parade runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and can be viewed from various spots along the inlet, including the famed Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, where you can also see the 10 p.m. fireworks show launched from Veterans Pier.
* Barefoot Landing: If you happen to be in North Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out this all-day party at the multi-purpose complex known as Barefoot Landing. The build-up to the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show includes live music and other entertainment, including a foot parade around the boardwalk at sunset.
With so many fun things to do on the Fourth of July in Myrtle Beach, the only difficult part may be deciding which party to attend. But guests at The Dayton House Resort are in prime position to enjoy all the great events within walking distance of the property, or simply enjoy the fireworks from your oceanfront balcony. It’s just one more reason to celebrate Uncle Sam’s birthday at Dayton House Resort in Myrtle Beach.