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Excellent ways to take in Independence Day in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand comes alive for July 4 in big ways.

Myrtle Beach celebrates much of the summer with displays. And Independence Day is the Super Bowl of events. What’s more American than a beach trip, fun in the sun, and fireworks at night? You have plenty of choices when you hit the coast for the holiday.

Here are a few ideas to add to your vacation plans.

Fun Facts About Independence Day

Our nation’s birthday has a rich history all its own.

  1. France helped out the U.S.

America won its independence with a little help from France. The French also sent us the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of freedom. The landmark’s official name is “Liberty Enlightening the World.” 

  1. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4

The Continental Congress approved the document that day, but you know congress. Most signatories didn’t put their John Hancock on it until August. 

  1. Canada does it too

Their day is July 1. They might do things a little differently, but they’re all in favor of a long weekend for celebrating, too.

Head to Myrtle Beach for Independence Day

There are so many displays in Myrtle Beach for this festive day. At least four in town, in fact. All around town, from balconies and ballfields and beach blankets, you have many spots to see them all.

Salute from the shore

Give props to the Armed Forces with a military flyover of the entire South Carolina coast!

Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Head to the pier for the incredible festivities. From 6-10 p.m. enjoy music, entertainment, and more at the Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Visitors and locals flock to the marsh for this event. Boats from all over the area strut their stuff, decked out in patriotic themes. The Murrells Inlet Boat Parade sets off from Garden City Point. It travels through the inlet to Morse Park Landing. Head out before 9 p.m. for a good spot.

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MarshWalk Fourth of July Fireworks

Speaking of the MarshWalk … it’ll be open for the holiday, too. Indulge in tasty fare made famous by this collection of waterside restaurants. At the MarshWalk Fourth of July Fireworks, drink specials, and entertainment. They know how to party!

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach

This place is always hopping, but for Independence Day, they turn it up a notch. Gather for dinner at one of several acclaimed restaurants here, such as:

Then, stick around for the fireworks show over Lake Broadway, starting at 10 p.m. It’s one of the area’s best displays.

Cherry Grove Pier 4th of July Fireworks

Bring a chair and blanket to see the fireworks right off the shore at Cherry Grove Pier. The show will start at about 9:30 p.m.

Wherever you see the show, there’s a Brittain Resort nearby

On a weekend of liberty, celebrate by choosing the Brittain Resort that fits your style best. With villas, beachfront condos, and rooms with stunning views, they offer the best of the beach. Check specials, browse resorts, and book your July 4 getaway today.

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