Celebrate July 4th at North Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Fun on the Fourth

The Week of the Fourth... time to celebrate the independence of our great nation and to appreciate the many freedoms that we, as Americans, enjoy.

It’s also the perfect week to enjoy quality time with friends and family at the beach! If you haven’t reserved your beach home or condo yet, there’s still time and Century 21 Thomas has some outstanding last-minute beach vacation specials available for you. Call us and reserve today or “book it online anytime.”

You’ll find plenty of exciting events here for your summer beach vacation. There will be fireworks, concerts, baseball and festivals – loads of memory-making family fun. Some of our suggestions include these
Independence Day Celebrations and Events at the Beach!

Professional Baseball with our favorite boys of summer, the Atlanta Braves Class “A” team. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have a seven-game home stand, playing host to the Salem Avalanche July 2nd – 5th and the Potomac Nationals the 7th – 9th at BB&T Coastal Field. Excellent family fun that won’t break the budget!

A Star-Spangled Celebration at Broadway at the Beach - with sidewalk sales, street performers, and more. Enjoy a concert of patriotic and beach music and an exciting fireworks display over Lake Broadway. Fireworks at 10PM.

Summerfest on the 4th at Barefoot Landing - with boardwalk entertainers delighting all with face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, balloon animals, strolling musicians and, of course, a dynamite fireworks display over the lake at 10:15PM.

26th Annual July 4th Boat Parade - at scenic Murrell's Inlet. Come line the marshwalk and watch the long queue of festively decorated boats cruise down the creek. Enjoy some world-class local seafood while you're there! Boat Parade is at high tide; fireworks display is at 10PM.

17th Annual Freedom Fireworks Display - Join us on the beach to watch, hear and feel the North Myrtle Beach fireworks extravaganza at the Cherry Grove Pier (3500 North Ocean Blvd). Bring a beach chair and have a blast! Show starts at 9:30PM.

Best of the Beach (6/20-7/4)

Beach Fun for June 20th – July 4th

Staff selections for the coming weeks include lots of fun events for the whole family.


And, more exciting celebrity concerts!

  • Jonny Lang at the House of Blues the 25th
  • Peter Murphy at the House of Blues the 27th
  • Pat Benatar at the House of Blues the 30th
  • Anthony Hamilton at the House of Blues the 1st
  • Edwin McCain at the House of Blues the 2nd
  • The Drifters, Coasters & Platters at the Alabama Theatre the 2nd

See more info on our Beach Fun Forecast Event Calendar.

Fun at the Beach and FREE!

FREE FUN at the Beach

“Music on Main” Summer Concerts - Main Street comes alive in the heart of North Myrtle Beach the 1st Thursday of each summer month. It's a fun time for both locals and visitors. Stroll along Main Street after a hard day of work or play and enjoy LIVE music, shopping, food & drinks.


June 4th brought us the rock and roll sounds of the 360 Degrees Band. Coming are the Soul Function (July 2nd), Pantasia Steel Pan Band (Aug 6th), and the big band sounds of the Andrew Theilen Band (Sept 3rd). These concerts are FREE so bring friends, family & beach chairs and enjoy some Main Street fun. All concerts are from 5:30-7:30pm.

"Sounds of Summer" Music at the Park - in North Myrtle Beach's beautiful McLean Park. There will be fun for all with Friday concerts by Jazztrack (June 19th), Mark Roberts & Breeze (July 17th), the Super Glide Band (Aug 21st), and the Craig Woolard Band (Sept 18th) where you can enjoy an evening with family and friends.


Bring a beach chair, blanket, picnic, non-alcoholic beverages and relax and play. Food and beverages will also be provided for purchase at the park. The park is located just south of Main Street at the corner of Oak Drive and 2nd Avenue South. Concerts are from 7 to 9PM and are FREE Family-Friendly Events.

Ocean Boulevard's “Hot Summer Nights” - at Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. You’ll have tons of fun with a Kids' Carnival, Street Performers, a Concert Series each Tuesday & Saturday night, and a Fireworks Show every Wednesday Night!

There will be Face-painting, balloon artists, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more. Plus, you can boogie to great live music - rock, reggae, jazz, Motown, pop and country. These are FREE Family-Friendly Events.

Annual Harborwalk Festival - Started in 1988 in historic Georgetown, SC, this family oriented festival offers a theatre performance, more than 125 arts & crafts booths and more. Stroll along the Sampit River boardwalk behind the restaurants and shops of Front Street. Located only about 90 minutes south of North Myrtle Beach, it's an excellent choice for a day trip for family fun.

New roads to be completed soon

Getting here and getting around town will be even easier!

You could be driving on two brand new roads by Labor Day. A couple of Grand Strand projects are nearing completion and scheduled to open at about the same time in late summer.

DOT program manager, Mike Barbee says crews are busy pouring concrete on the North Myrtle Beach Main Street Connector. The road will connect Main Street in North Myrtle Beach with Highways 31 and 90.

Barbee says the road is scheduled to be completed and open to traffic in early to mid-August. Mid-August is about the same time that the new Fantasy Harbour Bridge is scheduled to open. Construction of the Fantasy Harbour Bridge started almost two years ago, in July 2007. The Fantasy Harbour Bridge is just below the Highway 501/Highway 17 Bypass intersection near the Myrtle Beach International JetPort. It will provide easy access to Fantasy Harbor and to the new FreeStyle Music & Amusement Park.

Best of the Beach (6/10-20)

Beach Fun for June 10th - 20th

Our suggestions for the coming week include lots of fun for the whole family fun.

And, some rocking celebrity concerts!

  • "Rock of Love Bus Tour" with Bret Michaels at the House of Blues on the 10th
  • Colt Ford and Southern Blue in Concert at the House of Blues on the 13th
  • Merle Haggard in Concert at the Alabama Theatre on the 18th
  • Band of Horses in Concert at the House of Blues on the 18th

See more on our Beach Fun Forecast.

World's Largest Inflatable Waterside


3-Story Inflatable Waterslide Now in North Myrtle Beach



The Beach Services Division for the City of North Myrtle Beach will be unveiling a new summer fun attraction in North Myrtle Beach… the world’s largest inflatable waterslide. The three-story inflatable waterslide will be set up on the beach between 1st and 2nd Avenues South in North Myrtle Beach and is scheduled to welcome its first riders on Friday.

“We are very eager and excited to be able to offer residents and visitors of North Myrtle Beach an exciting new attraction that will make lasting memories and help attract and retain visitors to our City,” said City of North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley.

Dubbed “The Hippo” by the manufacturing company FreeStyle Slides, the slide is 36 feet tall, nearly 180 feet long and weighs in at 3,700 lbs. To get to the top, riders must climb one of two 60-step staircases, which come equipped with form-fitting handrails and non-slip grooves for a safe climb to the top. The most exciting part is that the wild ride to the bottom can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

The world’s largest inflatable waterslide is scheduled to be inflated on the beach today and will be open to the public Friday and will operate beginning at 10 a.m. daily throughout the summer.

The waterslide is affordable for beachgoers at only $3 per ride or riders can purchase an all-day wristband for $20. Tickets and wristbands will be available for purchase at the city’s Ocean Park, which is located at 2nd Avenue South street end.

Bird Watching at the Beach

Coastal Bird Watching

If you enjoy birding as a favorite way to relax and bond with nature, come to the South Carolina beaches and visit some of the local hot birding spots. With just a little luck and sharp eyes, you’ll likely see a wide variety of birds soaring including the bald eagle, our national emblem, as well as hawks and ospreys. On my last trip along the Intracoastal Waterway, I was fortunate enough to see four eagles' nests - and one was occupied by a stately eagle!

Huntington Beach State Park, with its three miles of undeveloped beaches and pristine salt marshes, is home to more than 300 recorded species of birds. Long considered one of the best birding spots in South Carolina, Huntington Beach is particularly known for migratory birds that flock to our area for the warmer Carolina waters.

Grab your field glasses and camera for a stroll along the park’s causeways to search the freshwater lagoon and salt marsh to observe the marsh birds and waterfowl. Get a bird’s eye view of hundreds of bird species from the lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park. Colorful painted buntings, slender terns and white egrets all make the park their home. And birders can spot skimmers, tanagers, orioles, pelicans, oystercatchers and wood storks. Egrets and herons also can be found in abundance at this prime birding destination. ~ some information from SCPRT