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4th of July Fireworks & Events in Myrtle Beach 2023
Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, parades and more!

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4th of July Fireworks & Events in Myrtle Beach 2023

Myrtle Beach fireworks and 4th of July events are spectacular, so if you’re headed here in 2023, make room in your itinerary for star-spangled festivities. There’s nothing better than being at the beach for the biggest summer blowout, and the schedule for this 4th of July is loaded with family-friendly activities. From attending Independence Day fireworks shows to participating in 5Ks or watching parades in the area, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on our nation’s birthday.

The Grand Strand is no stranger to big celebrations, and the over-the-top fireworks in Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Murrells Inlet, and North Myrtle Beach are proof positive. Most of the annual events are back in full swing, too, including the Salute from the Shore flyover slated for July 4th. 

Update your packing list with all your best red, white, and blue outfits, and get ready to celebrate Independence Day in style. Book your hotel early and start making Myrtle Beach 4th of July plans now. Consult this handy list to get started:

Myrtle Beach Fireworks 2023

When you’re staying in the Grand Strand over the 4th, there’s no better way to end an evening than with a fabulous fireworks show. Whether your resort is right downtown or somewhere along the coast, you can find a spot on the sand to watch the night sky light up. Here’s where to see Myrtle Beach fireworks this year:

Cherry Grove Pier

The Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach will host a Fourth of July Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket and watch the show from the shore nearby. 

Broadway at the Beach

Fourth of July Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. on July 4th at Broadway at the Beach. Fireworks will go off over Lake Broadway in the middle of the massive shopping and dining complex in Myrtle Beach. 

Downtown Myrtle Beach

The downtown Myrtle Beach fireworks show will be at 9 p.m. on July 4th. The fireworks will be at the Second Avenue Pier and can be viewed from the Boardwalk as well as the beach. 

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Murrells Inlet will host a Fourth of July Fireworks show at 10 p.m. on July 4th at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. The show will be at the end of the pier and can be viewed from anywhere along the MarshWalk. 

Barefoot Landing

Conveniently located on the southern end of North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing will be lighting up the night sky with an impressive fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. on July 4th.

4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach 2023

With all of the shows and attractions, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Myrtle Beach, and during the week of the 4th of July, that’s even truer. If you’re ready to go all out for your Independence Day celebration in Myrtle Beach, add any of these festivities to the vacation itinerary:

Red, White, & Blue 5k at Barefoot Landing

The 5th annual Red, White & Blue 5K begins at 7 a.m. on July 1st at the Crooked Hammock Brewery. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best patriotic gear. Kids can also participate in a 50-yard dash which begins at 8 a.m. 

4th of July Independence Day 5k 

The 14th annual Independence Day 5k Race begins at 7 a.m. on July 4th in The Market Common near Grand Park Lake. Other running events at this location include an Uncle Sam’s 1-Mile Fun Run, Stars and Stripes Kids’ Dash, and a 1-Mile Doggie Walk. Dress in costume to win prizes!

Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade

The 56th annual Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade will be held at 10 a.m. The makeshift floats are entertaining and in past years have included boats, flatbed trucks, and cars decked out in patriotic colors. Trophies are awarded for a variety of categories, including Most Patriotic and Most Humorous. 

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

The 39th annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade will be held at 6 p.m. on July 4th. The parade starts at Garden City and travels through the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, concluding at the Hot Fish Club

Surfside Beach 4th of July Golf Cart Parade

Surfside Beach will host its annual 4th of July Golf Cart Parade starting at 11 a.m. July 4th.  The parade travels north on Ocean Boulevard and ends at 16th Avenue North. Judging takes place along the parade route. 

Salute From the Shore

Make your way to the beach on July 4th at 1 p.m. and witness an unforgettable flyover of F-16s and C-17s in South Carolina. The Salute From the Shore flyover will begin at 1 p.m., starting at Cherry Grove and continuing down the coast. The best spot to view these plans is from the shore. Wear your most patriotic outfit and join the crowds saluting from the sand.

Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration

The town of Surfside Beach will host a family-friendly 4th of July celebration with live entertainment and lots of fun. The event goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4th at W.O. Martin Field, 850 South Dogwood Drive. 


Frequently Asked Questions About Myrtle Beach 4th of July

Where are the 4th of July fireworks in Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach fireworks are held at multiple locations along the Grand Strand, including in downtown Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach, Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, and Cherry Grove also put on excellent fireworks shows. Here's the full schedule

Can you see fireworks from the beach at Myrtle Beach? 

Yes, when fireworks are set off at the pier in Myrtle Beach, you can sit on the beach—or at the Wicked Tuna on the pier or any nearby oceanfront patio—and enjoy the show.

What time are fireworks at Myrtle Beach?

Times vary slightly for the fireworks shows, but most start between 9 and 10 p.m. View the complete 4th of July fireworks schedule on 

Is Myrtle Beach crowded on the 4th of July?

Yes, Myrtle Beach can be crowded around the 4th of July because the beach is one of the best places to be during the summer. Make your hotel reservations early to get your room before your favorite resort books up, and once you’re here plan to arrive at the fireworks, parades, and other events with plenty of time to spare to beat traffic and get the best view.