A Star-Spangled Celebration: Fourth of July on the Grand Strand


Join us as we dive into the vibrant celebrations of the Fourth of July on the Grand Strand. This is more than just a day of festivities; it’s a vivid showcase of patriotism, community spirit, and unforgettable summer fun. From dazzling fireworks over the ocean to lively street parades and beachside barbecues, discover how Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach become the heart of American joy on Independence Day.

A Tapestry of Red, White, and Blue

The Fourth of July on the Grand Strand isn’t just a day on the calendar; it’s a grand celebration of freedom that paints Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach in vibrant shades of red, white, and blue. Here, the spirit of America comes alive along the sparkling coastline, where the Atlantic Ocean meets festive streets bustling with parades, fireworks, and an unmistakable sense of community.

Fireworks and Festivities

Fireworks on the beach - Thomas Beach Vacations, North Myrtle Beach

As the sun sets on the Fourth, the skies over Myrtle Beach light up with an array of spectacular fireworks displays. Locations like Cherry Grove Pier, Broadway at the Beach, the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach are renowned for their breathtaking shows, where the fireworks burst directly over the ocean, creating a symphony of light and sound reflected on the water’s surface.

For those seeking a day filled with activity, the Grand Strand offers an endless array of festivities. From beachfront barbecues to live music and street performers, every corner of both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach areas buzzes with energy. Families can enjoy face painting, balloon artists, and patriotic crafts at various community events, making it a perfect holiday for creating lasting memories.

Parades and Patriotism

No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a parade, and Myrtle Beach’s parades are a sight to behold. Floats, marching bands, and military units parade down Ocean Boulevard, festooned with flags and banners. Spectators line the streets, waving flags and cheering, enveloped in a wave of national pride. This traditional American celebration is a profound reminder of the bonds that unite us, showcased through the communal joy and colorful pageantry of a hometown parade.

Unique to the area, Surfside Beach hosts its annual 4th of July Golf Cart Parade, a delightful spectacle where locals and visitors decorate golf carts and parade along Ocean Boulevard. Meanwhile, the 40th Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade sets sail from Garden City Point, offering a floating festival of decorated boats that culminates in a stunning fireworks display over the water.

A Salute to the Skies

Salute from the SHore 2024

The Salute from the Shore is a powerful tribute to the USA’s armed forces, featuring a flyover of military aircraft along the coastline. This awe-inspiring event starts at Cherry Grove and continues south past Hilton Head, providing a spectacular aerial display of patriotism.

Local Celebrations and Culinary Delights

In Surfside Beach, the 4th of July Celebration at Memorial Park offers an evening of music and fun, creating a family-friendly environment perfect for celebrating our nation’s independence. Alongside these celebrations, the Grand Strand’s culinary scene remains a highlight. Indulge in local specialties at places like the Flying Fish Public Market and Grill, or enjoy a traditional treat of shrimp and grits at local seafood restaurants.

Book Your Star-Spangled Getaway

Experience the magic of the Fourth of July on the Grand Strand, where every moment is a celebration of freedom and fun. At Thomas Beach Vacations, we provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday retreat, with over 400 properties across North Myrtle Beach. From cozy beachside cottages to luxurious condos, find your ideal vacation home and ensure your holiday is as spectacular as the fireworks in the sky. Visit us at Thomas Beach Vacations to secure your spot in this unforgettable celebration of America’s independence. Let the waves, the warmth, and the welcoming community of the Grand Strand make your Fourth of July truly monumental!