Where to Go to Celebrate the 4th of July

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, Hackler 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.

2 p.m. Garden City Golf Cart Parade, Calhoun Dr. (behind Willards Fireworks), 717 15th Ave. S., Surfside Beach, SC. Annual parade to celebrate Independence Day!

10 a.m. Annual 4th of July Parade, Pawleys Island, 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC. Decorate your golf cart, car, boat, truck bed — anything that can be turned into a patriotic display for 4th of July.

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.

4 p.m. Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, 4025 US 17, Business, Murrells Inlet, SC. The parade winds from Garden City Point through the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk all the way down to Hot Fish Club.

6 – 10 p.m. Surfside Beach Celebration, Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC. Surfside Beach Pier will have music and fireworks. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. with musical entertainment by “Garth & Friends”. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Concessions and 4th of July T-shirts will be available for sale.

Be safe with your holiday celebrations while having a happy Fourth of July!