If you’re looking for where to celebrate the 4th of July this year, you’ve come to the right place. There are many festivities taking place in the area that are not just about fireworks. Come out and support your country by taking part in all of the local Independence Day celebrations taking place.
6 a.m. 4th of July Independence Day 5k and 8k, Market Common, 4017 Deville Street Myrtle Beach, SC. Join this competitive run in Myrtle Beach. Race begins at 7:30 am. Registration for runners is from 6 a.m.- 7:20 a.m. at the start in Valor Park, Market Common.
Garden City Golf Cart Parade, Calhoun Dr. (behind Willards Fireworks), 717 15th Ave. S., Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Annual parade to celebrate Independence Day!
10 a.m. 51st Annual 4th of July Parade, Pawleys Island, 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
1 p.m. 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. Please check website for updated schedule.
2 p.m. July 4th 6th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest, Croissants Bistro & Bakery, 3751 Robert Grissom Parkway Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Competition participants,18 years and 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.
4 p.m. Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, 4025 US 17, Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
6 - 9 p.m. Surfside Beach Celebration, Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 (Surfside Beach has cancelled their July 4th fireworks. There will still be live entertainment from 6 - 9 p.m.).
7 p.m. Kaminski House with Indigo Choral Society, 1003 Front St. Georgetown, SC 29440. Highlights of the concert will include a Color Guard and songs from the American genre, Carolina-themed songs and a salute to our Armed Forces.