Myrtle Beach 4th Of July: Events, Attractions & More

From parades and live music to baseball and fireworks, there’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than Myrtle Beach, SC. As one of the Southeast’s biggest vacation destinations, the Grand Strand is brimming with holiday-themed events, special attraction discounts and endless family fun. 

As a guest of the Dayton House Resort, you’ll discover convenient access to each of Myrtle Beach’s July 4th celebrations. Start each day with breathtaking oceanfront views from your suite and a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast at The Rose Room. In between July 4th events, reveal Dayton House’s on-site amenities including a zero-entry oceanfront pool, outdoor lazy river, two-acre oceanfront tanning lawn and so much more. 

Book your holiday trip to today and finalize your vacation itinerary with these red, white and blue festivities set to mark the Myrtle Beach 4th of July weekend!

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Myrtle Beach 4th Of July Events

Americans love to celebrate their independence with the ocean air in their lungs, the soft beach sand between their toes and, of course, the sights and sounds of fireworks filling their eyes and ears. What better way to honor our country – and give yourself a break! – than by attending these patriotic events in Myrtle Beach on the Fourth of July. 

Myrtle Beach Fireworks

One of the biggest Fourth of July events in Myrtle Beach is the extravagant fireworks displays taking place along the Grand Strand. Visitors will have multiple opportunities throughout the holiday weekend to enjoy red, white and blue lights in the night sky. Here are the top locations this year: 


  • Broadway at the Beach – over Lake Broadway (1.6 miles away
    • Friday, July 1st @ 10:00 p.m.
    • Monday, July 4th @ 10:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 5th @10:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Avenue Pier – over the ocean (2.2 miles away)
    • Monday, July 4th @ 10:00 p.m.
  • Barefoot Landing – over Prices Swamp Run (10.4 miles away)
    • Monday, June 27th @ 10:00 p.m.
    • Monday, July 4th @ 10:00 p.m.
    • Monday, July 11th @ 10:00 p.m.
  • Murrells Inlet MarshWalk – over the inlet (14.4 miles away)
    • Monday, July 4th @ 10:00 p.m.
  • Cherry Grove Pier – over the ocean (17.2 miles away)
    • Monday, July 4th @ 9:30 p.m.

More 4th Of July Events In Myrtle Beach SC

Beyond big and beautiful fireworks displays, the Grand Strand boasts several holiday events on the Fourth of July. Most of these events are free for families to attend. 

Run For Independence – 5K Races on July 4th

Two 5K races are scheduled for this year’s Independence Day celebration. Each race is $45 to register. (Prices increase after July 1st, but day-of registrations are available.) There’s also a free kid’s dash at each location that totals around 50 yards and isn’t timed. 

  • 4th Annual Red, White & Blue 5K @ Barefoot Landing – The race begins at 7:00 a.m. followed by post-race goodies. Runners, walkers, strollers and leashed dogs are all welcome. The award ceremony will immediately follow the race. 
  • 13th Annual Myrtle Beach Independence Day 5k @ The Market Common – The race begins at 7:00 a.m. followed by post-race goodies. Runners, walkers, strollers and leashed dogs are all welcome. Uncle Sam’s 1 Mile Fun Run will follow the path around Grand Park Lake, is not timed and requires a $20 registration fee. The award ceremony will immediately follow the race. 

39th Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Join locals and visitors alike for this beloved annual event! Starting at 11:00 a.m., watch speed boats, deck boats, yachts, pontoons and paddle boats decked out in their finest red, white and blue decor cruise up and down the Murrell Inlet marsh celebrating our country’s day of independence. The best lookout points for this aquatic parade are the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and Belin Methodist Church. 

Surfside Beach Events

The town of Surfside Beach will host two Independence Day events this year. Both are free and family-friendly! Starting at 10:00 a.m., the 4th of July Golf Cart Parade will take over Ocean Boulevard with golf carts clad in festive colors and flamboyant decorations. Once you’ve enjoyed a day on the beach, join Surfside’s 4th of July Celebration at Martin Field from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. This kid-friendly festival will include bounce houses, slip and slides, and face painting. Jam out to live music by Carolina Soul and nosh on a scrumptious snack from Surf Dawgs, Carolina Corn or N&M Concessions. 

Things To Do In Myrtle Beach July 4th Weekend


With its 60-plus miles of picture-perfect Atlantic coastline and a plethora of patriotic events planned for this all-American holiday, the Grand Strand delivers all of the essentials. Independence Day revelers will enjoy an epic 4th of July vacation topped with innumerable family-friendly attractions that can’t be found anywhere else! Find the best things to do in Myrtle Beach this July 4th weekend. 

an african american family celebrating july 4th in myrtle beach

Nightly Events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The hottest party in town is at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Hot Summer Nights is one of Myrtle Beach’s best summer festivals featuring live music, tropical beach parties, karaoke and glow parties. Just one mile from our oceanfront resort is Plyler Park on the Boardwalk. Enjoy free fun, family-friendly entertainment and loads of holiday activities. Festivities begin each evening at 7:00 p.m.

Lively Games with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 

Baseball is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day, and the hometown team goes all out to celebrate the occasion in true American style! 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. Homes games are scheduled for July 1st, 2nd and 3rd against the Charleston Riverdogs. Visit the website to reserve your tickets, view the full summer schedule and check out each night’s special promotion! 

Vibrant Entertainment at Broadway at the Beach

With hundreds of shops, restaurants and attractions, how could Broadway at the Beach provide any more entertainment? The Great American Summer Nights entertainment series boasts nightly amusements and recreation guaranteed to fill any itinerary with hours of enjoyment. From live music and character appearances to costumed stiltwalkers and fire dancers, there’s delight for all ages – every night of the week. Find a full schedule of events online. 

Spectacular Performances at Barefoot Landing

The celebrations continue in North Myrtle Beach with the return of Barefoot Landing’s SummerFest! Each evening from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. relish live performances on the Pepsi Stage in Dockside Village by local musicians, talented bands, comedic jugglers and unicycle riders. SummerFest! also offers strolling characters ranging from super heroes to princesses, balloon-tying stilt walkers, more live music at the LandShark Turf Patio and steal drum performances by The Tropical Jammers. Don’t miss out on this free fun! 


With so many fun things to do in Myrtle Beach during the Fourth of July weekend, the only difficult part may be deciding which party to attend. Once you and your holiday crew know how you’ll celebrate our nation’s birthday and freedoms, its time to find just the right resort. 

With a centrally-located homebase like the Dayton House Resort, you’ll reach any celebration with ease. Pursue our list of comfortable accommodations then scroll through our inventory of complimentary amenities. Explore our map of the nearest restaurants, shopping and attractions then scower our detailed event calendar filled with upcoming events.  Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery of our breathtaking oceanfront resort. 

Once you’re ready to book your stay, utilize our latest specials to secure the best possible deal on your upcoming vacation! 

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