June 2011

Fourth of July events to light up the Strand



A river raft race, live musical performances, a boat parade, food, fun and fireworks highlight Fourth of July events scattered throughout the Grand Strand.

From Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach and Conway, there are celebrations galore to inspire patriotism and ignite excitement. Check out these Independence Day sparklers (all events are on July 4 except where noted):

Conway’s Riverfest Celebration, 3-11 p.m. June 25, featuring live entertainment in two stage areas, children’s activities, River Raft Race at 4 p.m., Boat Parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.conwayscchamber.com

Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade and Fireworks, featuring boat parade at 10 a.m. beginning at Garden City Point and following the Murrells Inlet shoreline with best viewing from Marshwalk, Belin Methodist Church, Nance’s Restaurant and Hot Fish Club; fireworks at 9:45 p.m. from Veterans Pier with best viewing from Marshwalk. www.murrellsinletsc.com

Independence Day Celebration at Broadway at the Beach, between 21st and 29th avenues North on U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, featuring fireworks at 10 p.m. www.broadwayatthebeach.com

Surfside Beach July Fourth Celebration, 6-10 p.m., featuring performances by stars from the Celebration Music Theatre, free watermelon and ice cream, hot dogs and hamburgers and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. from the Surfside Beach Pier. www.surfsidebeach.org

Fireworks Display from Second Avenue Pier, 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, starting at 9:30 p.m. www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com

North Myrtle Beach July Fourth Celebration, featuring a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. from Cherry Grove Pier, 3500 N. Ocean Blvd. Check website for more details. At press time, fireworks show was not confirmed by city officials. www.nmbevents.com