4th of July Celebrations on The Grand Strand

Here's what's going on in Myrtle Beach! From Southport to Murrells Inlet...we've got all your patriotic events and fireworks shows for July 4th.

Stretch it out and put on your running shoes for the Independence Day 5-k right here in the Market Common.  They’ve also got Uncle Sam’s 1-mile Fun Run, as well as the Stars and Stripes Kids’ Dash.  The events start at 7:00 a.m.  The starting point is at Hackler Street and Farrow Parkway.  Or, if you’re on the north side, the 5th Annual Red White and Blue race is taking place in Barefoot Landing beginning at Crooked Hammock Brewery.   That’s at 7:00 a.m. as well and both races will be giving awards for best patriotic costume.

The annual Surfside Beach golf cart parade will take place at 11 a.m. down Ocean Boulevard followed by a celebration later in the evening at memorial park from 5 to 8 p.m.   You’ll find giveaways, food trucks, activities for the children and live music.

If you’ll be celebrating on the beach, don’t forget to look up as the 14th Annual Salute from the Shore.  Several vintage and military air-crafts are set to take off from cherry grove and make their way down the coastline beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The 40th annual Murrells Inlet boat parade will start at 6:00 p.m. and this year’s theme is “Made in the U.S.A.”  Make your way down to the Marshwalk and catch all of the vessels in red white and blue.

Southport hosts one of the largest 4th of July festivals.  There will have food trucks, vendors, arts and crafts tomorrow in Franklin Square Park.  There is a parade at 11 and there are plenty of other patriotic events including a reading of the Declaration of Independence, live music and fireworks.  The entertainment will go all the way until 10 p.m.

Fireworks!  There are plenty that will go off Tuesday night including a show in Cherry Grove, Broadway at the Beach, the 2nd Avenue Pier, the Marshwalk and Barefoot Landing.