The Grand Strand is getting an early start on America’s celebration of Independence Day with fireworks set to blaze across the skies beginning Friday night.
The 4th of July falls on a Thursday this year, so locals will likely have to put up with two weekends of late-night kabooms, even though personal fireworks are illegal inside the City of Myrtle Beach.
Locals and visitors can enjoy professional fireworks displays this holiday week at the following locations:
10 p.m. Friday at Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle
10 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway at the Beach
TBD Wednesday after the game, Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North
4th of July
6 p.m. MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, 4025 Highway 17 Business
9:30 p.m. Cherry Grove Pier, North Myrtle Beach, 3500 North Ocean Boulevard
10 p.m. Second Avenue Pier on 110 Ocean Boulevard
10 p.m. Barefoot Landing 4898 Highway 17
10 p.m. Broadway at the Beach
More 4th of July Celebrations:
Salute from the Shore
This patriotic celebration begins at 1 p.m. across the Grand Strand skies with F-16 flyovers from the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.
The fighter jets will travel from Cherry Grove all the way to Bluffton. Don’t blink, the flight ends at 1:25 p.m.
Murrells Inlet Boat Parade
This parade on water gets underway at noon, and can be seen from any point along the MarshWalk.
This celebration on the pier will feature live music and takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pawleys Island parade
A local favorite for the past half century, the competition for best decorations is fierce. The parade is from 10 a.m. to noon.
Independence Day 5k and 8k
If you’re up with the sun, this run starts at 7:30 a.m. in The Market Common near Valor Park.