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With July 4th fast approaching you’ll want to know where the best are taking place as well as where the most awesome places to watch the fireworks are. For those staying oceanfront at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, you’ll have the best seat in town right from your window!
Myrtle Beach knows how to have fun and hold a large assortment of of July 4th events for the holiday. Fireworks are available for purchase in South Carolina and many are setting them off up and down the coastline but be safe!
6 a.m. 4th of July Independence Day 5k and 8k, Market Common, Hackler St., Myrtle Beach, SC. Join this competitive run in Myrtle Beach to celebrate Independence Day. Race begins at 7:30 am. Registration for runners is from 6 a.m.- 7:20 a.m. at the start and finish line in Valor Park, Market Common.
2 p.m. Garden City Golf Cart Parade, Calhoun Dr. (behind Willards Fireworks), 717 15th Ave. S., Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Annual parade to celebrate Independence Day!
1 p.m. (Time is approximate) Special Event! Salute from the Shore on the 4th! Be on the beach and watch the Shaw AFB F-16s from 20th Fighter Wing fly from Cherry Grove along the 60 miles of Myrtle Beach coast! See vintage WW2 aircraft! You can help support “Salute from the Shore” by doing these: Get a huge flag, Take video and pictures of your Salute! Share your videos, pictures and stories from the Salute at www.SaluteFromTheShore.org.
2 p.m. July 4th 7th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest, Croissants Bistro & Bakery, 3751 Robert Grissom Parkway Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Competition participants must be 18 years or older. The winner will be crowned, “Cupcake Champion” of Myrtle Beach. Prize packages include a trophy, medal, $500 cash and tickets to Myrtle Beach area attractions, restaurants and retail stores as well as an oceanfront vacation package, all valued close to $1500. Register online.
4 p.m. Annual Boat Parade, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, 4025 US 17, Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. This year’s parade will take place from 4-6 p.m. (time can change based on tides). The parade winds from Garden City Point through the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk all the way down to Hot Fish Club. Compete for the best-decorated boat or watch from the shore and cheer on your favorites.
6 – 10 p.m. Join the town of Pawleys Island for the 51st annual Pawleys Island Golf Cart Parade. Participants use their imaginations to create “floats” from golf carts, convertibles or flat-bed trucks.Decorate your golf cart, car, boat, truck bed — anything that can be turned into a patriotic display for 4th of July. Register your float at Town Hall in Pawleys Island in advance or register the day of the parade. The cost to enter a float is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the parade.
6 – 10 p.m. Surfside Beach Celebration featuring live entertainment. Head out to the Surfside Beach Pier for music and fireworks. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with musical entertainment by “Garth & Friends”. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Concessions and 4th of July T-shirts will be available for sale.
Come For The Beach Come For The Country
The Carolina Country Music Fest has become a staple addition to early summer in Myrtle Beach. The inaugural event took place in 2015 and featured bands young and old. From Marshal Tucker Band and Rascal Flatts, to Lady Antebellum and Cole Swindell. Attendance for the festival has steadily increased over the following years, and the acts have continued to pile on to one of the largest Country Music Festivals held on the east coast.
2018 CCMF Line Up
The 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest will be the biggest yet, and feature more of country music fan’s favorite bands than ever before. The lineup includes:
Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, TBA, Tracy Lawrence, Old Dominion, Brett Young, Deana Carter, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Dylan Scott, Michael Ray, Colt Ford, Russell Dickerson, Jon Langston, Runaway June, Morgan Wallen, Devin Dawson, James Barker Band, Tim Montana, Muscadine Bloodline, Stephanie Quayle, Kasey Tyndall, Davisson Brothers, Yesterday’s Wine, Lewis Brice, Warrick McZeke, Josh Phillips, Dee Jay Silver, Kennedy Fitzsimmons, Jimmie Allen
Learn more about who’s playing, details on the dates, ticket information, and more over on the Carolina Country Music Fest website.
Burn Some Rubber And Get Here
If you’re on fence, but love country music come stay with us. We’re just down the street from the festival, and a shuttle to the event will be about 5 minutes. We’re at a great location to enjoy the beach and attend the shows.
Head over to Reservations to select a room type that’s right for you or even call us, we’re happy to help book your accommodations.
Vacations are about making memories and the nightlife around Myrtle Beach can provide you with phenomenal memories, too. There are plenty of shows, clubs and live entertainment in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re listening to live music or dancing under the stars, this is your vacation so be sure to let your hair down and have a good time!
Myrtle Waves Water Park With over 20 acres of park, Myrtle Waves Water Park combines swerves, curves and shoots from every direction imaginable. Every Wednesday in the summer is Movie Night for the whole family this summer. Dive in at 4 p.m., shows begin at dusk. $11.99 each plus tax for all heights and ages. Plus popcorn is only $1. Movie Night is weather permitting and features below are subject to change without notice.
The House of Blues at 4649 Highway 17 S in North Myrtle Beach, has live concerts each week. Every Tuesday night you can check out The Comedy Zone. On Sunday mornings come take part in a Gospel Brunch that includes local talent performing traditional and contemporary Gospel music selected by legendary gospel producer and artist, Kirk Franklin. Before and during the show you can treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts.
Carolina Improv in Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach is a improv comedy and training club. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for night life attractions in Myrtle Beach.
Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach on Robert Grissom Highway, Myrtle Beach, is made up of an assortment of different clubs allowing you to walk from one to another and sample each. Broadway at the Beach is your one stop hot spot. Kick back and listen to live music, watch the game with family and friends, laugh it up at the comedy club, dance the night away or get in on the act with dueling pianos.
If you’re looking to go shagging then check out Fat Harold’s Beach Club along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. This is world-renowned beach music club known as one of the best shag bars in the Myrtle Beach area. DJs, live music from the best Carolina Beach music bands and lots and lots of folks doing the Shag, the official state dance of South Carolina.
If you want centrally located accommodations with easy access to all the nightlife in Myrtle Beach, give us a call at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, 800-844-6534 today!
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Springtime is a great time of year to explore the coastal area of South Carolina by kayak or canoe. This popular water sport is one that more and more people are trying and finding out how much fun it can be. Kayaking is very peaceful and relaxing yet you can get a gentle upper body workout at the same time. When you’re looking for where to rent kayaks around Myrtle Beach, check out any one of the following businesses where you can get a rental then either go out on your own or sign up for a guided tour.
Paddling a kayak is a great way to explore the local rivers, inlets and other waterways. If the big ocean is more than you want to tackle, at least initially, check out the Intracoastal Waterway or the Waccamaw River. There’s a lot of exploring to be had if you enjoy nature but be sure to keep an eye out for what might be hanging around on the banks and along the water’s edge.
Downwind Sails Watersports
2915 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Downwind Sails offers single and double ocean kayak rentals by the hour. No prior experience is required for this activity, but come prepared to get wet! You will be provided with life jackets and state of the art paddles that will help you enjoy your workout while relaxing on vacation! If this is your first time kayaking, you’re going to love it!
Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach
Paddling a kayak is a fun and relaxing way to spend some time outdoors and is easy enough for all skill levels. The experienced staff at Island Adventure Watersports will provide all necessary instruction as you prepare for your outing. We have tandem kayaks and single kayaks available. Since we are located in the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, the paddling experience is rather inviting and lots of fun! Call them to plan your water adventure this summer or fall!
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
241 Main St., North Myrtle Beach
Rent a kayak for a few hours or the whole day and take you and your family or friends on an adventure. Both single and tandem sit-in kayaks are available for rental. Explore the beautiful Cherry Grove salt water creeks. Paddle out to the private Waites Island and spend the day relaxing. Enjoy the solitude and serenity that only kayaking can provide. Guided kayak tours to Waites Island, the Waccamaw River and Cherry Grove Marsh among other places area available in the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach area of the Grand Strand.
If you haven’t noticed, one of the best parts about a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area, are all the super deals you get to take advantage of while you’re on vacation. The more local deals you can find the more money you save on your vacation!
There are deals at restaurants like the spring break savings at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament or take the kids to have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Tupleo Honey on March 17. Deals at amusement and water parks like Rockin’ Jump — Spring Break Super Pass! And great deals on anytime entertainment for the family when you purchase tickets to The Carolina Opry Show and add tickets to Thunder & Light or Pure Magic for as low as $15 + tax!
In addition, there are always deals on golf packages, golf cart rentals, bike rentals, and even surfing equipment rentals. All you need to do is check around and read the literature you come across while you’re here.
You won’t have far to look to find deals on accommodations because some of the best Myrtle Beach vacation rental deals in the area can be found right here at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort. In addition to our Myrtle Beach vacation rental deals you can also take advantage of definitely keep an eye on Groupon as they always have deals going on in the area. The visitmyrtlebeach.com website has a wealth of coupons you can print out. Coupons include those for restaurants, amusements & attractions, fishing & water sports, golfing, shopping, theatre, and transportation.
Sometimes finding deals is as simple as typing “deals + restaurants + myrtle beach” into Google. Change the word “restaurants” to whatever it is you want to save money on (ex. theatre, movies, concerts, amusements, etc.) then reap in all the savings! Yes, it’s just that easy!
"Just spent a weekend at the Sandy Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, the wife and 3 kids and had an absolutely great time. The facilities were great but the people were even better"
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