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Get Ready for The 4th of July in Myrtle Beach!

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The Fourth of July is less than a month away and it’s time to start planning how you will celebrate our independence. If you are lucky enough to be spending this all-American holiday in Myrtle Beach you will find no shortage of exciting local events to participate in. Whether you prefer a low key day at the beach or want to indulge in finger-licking cuisine, use our Fourth of July roundup to plan your Independence Day activities!

Independence Day Race at Market Common

Kick start your Independence Day celebrations with a festive race! The annual Independence Day race starts bright and early at 7am. Guests can participate in either a 5k or an 8k time chipped race or a 1 mile walk. Participants in this festive event are encouraged to dress to impress in their best red, white, and blue as they race around the scenic Market Common complex. There will be pre and post-race activities for participants and their families and friend that you won’t want to miss! You can register in advance or the day off.

All-American Cuisine at Barefoot Landing

Get your fill of all-American cuisine right across the street at Barefoot Landing! Located right across the street from Ocean Creek Resort, this popular outdoor venue boasts a wide selection of restaurants that are sure to appease whatever your palette could crave. Get a thick, juicy burger at River City Café or find succulent smoked meat and homemade sauces at Smokin’ Hot BBQ. In the mood for a mouthwatering steak? Castano’s Italian Steakhouse or Greg Norman’s Australian Grille will more than take care of that hankering. Whether you are coming off the beach or want to enjoy an upscale experience, Barefoot Landing offers plenty of options to meet your needs.

Cupcake Eating Contest – Croissants Bistro & Bakery

Get your fill of the Grand Strand’s best cupcake at Croissants Bistro & Bakery. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this popular local eatery is hosting this annual event from 2pm – 5pm. This event will feature live entertainment, face painting, games, cupcake decorating, and much more! At 4pm sharp, entrants will have 4 minutes to consume as many cupcakes as they can. The winner will take home a prize pack full of gifts and certificates from local attractions and restaurants (a gift valued at over $500). Call (843) 448-2253 for more information.

Spend an Afternoon at the Beach

What could be a better way to celebrate your freedom than enjoying a carefree day soaking up the sun along our sandy shores? Ocean Creek Resort boasts an expansive private beach right in our backyard, making slipping your toes into the sand almost effortless. If you are in one of our Ocean Towers simply step right out onto the beach or if you are in any of our other accommodations just enjoy a short walk or a complimentary shuttle right to the shore. Pack a picnic and a few beach games and make an entire day of it!

Fireworks Display

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks and there are plenty of places along the Grand Strand to enjoy a spectacular display. Guests who don’t want to go far can head right across the street to Barefoot Landing to see fireworks over the lake at 10:15 pm. If you are seeking fireworks over the ocean, guests can head north to the Cherry Grove Pier for a free display over the Atlantic at 9:15 pm. Other fireworks display locations include Broadway at the Beach (10pm), Second Avenue Pier (10pm), Surfside Beach (10pm), and Veteran’s Pier (10pm).

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