North Myrtle Beach Fourth of July 2022

Picture this: You and your family spending the day at the beach, grilling hamburgers and hot dogs back at your vacation rental that night (followed by a sweet treat of course), then heading back to the beach after the sun has set to watch the fireworks light up the night. It’s the 4th of July in North Myrtle Beach!

Daytime Family Fun

North Myrtle Beach 4th of July events begin early in the day! Start your Independence Day with a bang when you run the Annual Red, White and Blue 5K at Barefoot Landing. Family members of all ages are welcome, and participants are encouraged to dress in their patriotic best for a chance to win prizes!

Plan to spend some time relaxing on the beach that afternoon. You’ll want to be down on the sand before 1 P.M. so you don’t miss the Salute from the Shore, the annual flyover of South Carolina’s coast that honors America’s armed forces. Wave your flags high as the military planes fly overhead. This event is truly a must see and an incredible reminder that we are the land of the free because of the brave.

Let freedom sing on July 2nd and 3rd when you make plans to attend the City of North Myrtle Beach’s All City Choir Cantata: Freedom, held at Living Water Baptist Church.  This free event is a patriotic celebration with songs of God and country and is sure to be a star-spangled hit for the whole family. Tickets are first come first serve, so be sure to arrive early.

July 4th Feasts

There’s nothing more American than juicy cheeseburgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill as your 4th of July feast! Find everything you need and more for your meal at Boulineau’s Food Plus, a Cherry Grove landmark, then grill it all up on the deck of your beach home or vacation rental.

If burgers don’t make your Liberty Bell ring, consider grabbing some good ol’ fashion BBQ from Brisket or Bar-B-Que House of North Myrtle Beach. They can prepare it all for you so you can take it to go or have a seat in their cozy dining rooms.

No Independence Day is complete without a scoop or two in a giant waffle cone. Homemade flavors can be found fresh daily at Main Street staples Melt and Whit’s Frozen Custard.

Red, White and BOOM!

The moment you’ve all been waiting all day for takes place when the sun goes down. Firework displays light up the night across the City of North Myrtle Beach, and most famously at the Cherry Grove Pier. Grab your beach chairs, towels and picnic blankets and head down to the beach. The show starts at 9:30 P.M. and can be seen for miles! For a real treat, book a seat on the Sea Racer's 4th of July Firework Cruise that will depart from the Little River Inlet and take you to a front row seat at the pier!

If you prefer to catch a firework show after dinner and shopping, plan to stick around at Barefoot Landing or Broadway at the Beach for their professional displays at 10 P.M.! You can even catch the show from the water while onboard the Barefoot Queen Riverboat's July 4th Fireworks Cruise! 

While you’re in North Myrtle Beach, remember to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Setting off your own fireworks is illegal within City limits, but not to worry, sparklers are always welcome!

Let Freedom Ring

It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of the 4th, but in North Myrtle Beach we remember that freedom isn’t really free. We salute and honor the men and women who have fought, sacrificed, and continue to bravely serve our country. God Bless America, from sea to shining sea!