When’s the best time to live in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand? The Trembley Group Real Estate Sales Executives think anytime is the best time to live on the northernmost third of the South Carolina Coast. If you asked visitors, everyone has a favorite season but most visitors to the Grand Strand visit from June to August when the weather is perfect for enjoying the beach. July temperatures on the Grand Strand average lows in the 70s and highs in the low 90s. And ocean water temperature is a near-bathwater 83. Perfect beach weather.
Residents of the Myrtle Beach area prepare for and get used to the occasional July afternoon thundershower and some even like how it cools things down a bit.
And night… Don’t forget the beach at night. July is the perfect time for an afterhours stroll. It’s the ideal place to beat the summer heat. After the sun goes down, there are lots of great spots on the beach to watch the moon rise, listen to the waves, maybe see a nesting sea turtle, and feel the sand between your toes. There’s no better way to enjoy Myrtle Beach’s main attraction and stay cool at the same time.
And speaking of July, let’s not forget the fourth day of the month. “The day will be the most memorable in the history of America,” wrote John Adams in 1776. People will honor it with parades, fireworks and celebrations, he added.
Adams was actually talking about July 2nd, the day the Continental Congress voted in support of independence from the British. But the date written on the Declaration of Independence is July 4. So, since 1776, Americans have celebrated July 4 as the country’s Independence Day.
Most Americans celebrate Independence Day with barbeques, parades, and, yes, fireworks. But a few celebrate by eating all the cupcakes they can.
Croissants’ 7th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest
Croissants Bistro & Bakery at the Grande Dunes
8014 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Watch contestants (or compete yourself) for a $500 in cash prize and tickets to Myrtle Beach attractions, stores, and restaurants. Plus the proud distinction of being crowned a cupcake champion. Croissants’ 7th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest is July 4th at their Grande Dunes location! Contestants have five minutes to eat as many delicious cupcakes as they can and the right to call themselves the “2018 Cupcake Champion”. Last year’s cupcake champion downed 59 cupcakes! Those who think they can stomach it, can sign up online at the Croissants Bistro & Bakery website. This year’s challenge starts at 4 pm. Call (843) 448-2253 for any other information.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Waterfront, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
July 4th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Festivities begin at noon with the 35th Annual Boat Parade along the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. The Parade begins from Garden City Point and goes through the inlet, past the MarshWalk and south to Morse Park Landing. Decorated boats sail down the parade route, with festival goers watching from equally decorated docks of the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and picturesque restaurants. The parade begins at high tide and the day concludes with a fireworks display in the inlet.
It’s a good idea to get their early. Get a good parking spot, sit down for a relaxing meal, and then sip on some cocktails while enjoying live music ‘til the show begins! Can’t wait to see everyone there!
The Fireworks Show, begins at 10 PM. After enjoying the Annual Boat Parade, stay for the Annual Fireworks on the MarshWalk, the Grand Strand’s largest aerial fireworks show. The 20 minute fireworks show over the water is one of the Inlet’s most spectacular and memorable events of the year.
There’s an Inlet Clean Up on Thursday, July 5th at 11 AM to rid the Inlet of Boat Parade and Fireworks debris. Murrells Inlet wants to keep its waters and shoreline clean and safe.
4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
July 4th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Barefoot Landing will be lighting up the night sky with a gorgeous fireworks exhibit over the lake to celebrate the 4th of July!
Barefoot Landing is located on the southern end of North Myrtle Beach. It is a shopping and entertainment complex home to many bars, restaurants and shops. The complex, which will soon undergo a face-lift, offers many family-friendly events and, in addition to the Fourth of July show, it offers weekly fireworks shows on Mondays throughout the summer.
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
July 4, 2018, 10:00 pm
Broadway at the Beach offers a special 4th of July fireworks show over Lake Broadway starting at 10 PM. Admission is free, but get there early to find parking as this is a very popular annual event. The fireworks are viewable from anywhere in the massive complex, but the bridges over the water make for a particularly good vantage point.
Broadway at the Beach is a popular tourist destination in the heart of Myrtle Beach, offering a unique mix of dining, nightlife and shopping. Fireworks displays are slated for Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer months in addition to the special 4th of July show.
Salute From the Shore
Along the entire South Carolina Coast, 1:00 pm
The eighth annual Salute From the Shore will fly southwestward on July 4 along the entire S.C. coast, and everybody is asked to line the beaches, wave flags, and wear –and decorate in – red, white and blue, for the passing air fleet. Personnel in aircraft also will take photos and video from their heights – and beachgoers are invited to do the same from the sands and boats – for posting on salutefromtheshore.org and other social media channels.
The flyover will take off near the N.C. state line, going by Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach at 1 p.m., led by F-16 jets from 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. Another contingent led by a C-17 transport plane from Joint Base Charleston and a group of vintage military aircraft, will follow at a slower pace.
Market Commons Grand Park, 1011 Crabtree Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Saturday June 30, 2018, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday July 1, 2018, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Sons Of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662 will celebrates “FESTA ITALIANA” at The Market Common – featuring delicious authentic Italian foods – sausage and pepper sandwiches, meatball heroes, Neapolitan style pizza, chicken parmesan, and ravioli. Homemade Italian desserts: cannoli, zeppoli (fried dough), Italian ices, biscotti, and assorted Italian cookies. Soft drinks, beer and Italian wines are also available. In years past, the continuous live entertainment with dancing was wonderful. There will also be arts and craft vendors, an Italian theme gift boutique, free face painting, a spaghetti eating contest, kids activities, and more. Did someone mention a spaghetti eating contest?
Brookgreen Gardens Cool Summer Evenings
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Pavilion Concert Field – Oak Allée
Sunday nights throughout the summer, 7:00 pm
Bring a lawn chair and find a comfortable favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy Brookgreen Garden’s Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season takes place every Sunday evening, beginning at 7 PM.
The Keepsakes gift shop has extended hours and the The Pavilion Restaurant is open until 7 PM on concert evenings. Have dinner and stay for the music!
For parents and grandparents, the Children’s Discovery Room at the Lowcountry Center stays open until 6:30 PM on these cool summer evenings! The Rainey Galleries, Zoo, Storybook Forest and Sensory Trail stays open until 7 PM.
July concerts include:
Sunday, July 1, 2018 Unihorn
Sunday, July 8, 2018 High Steppin’ Country
Sunday, July 15, 2018 The Fourclosures
Sunday, July 22, 2018 Alan Bibey Project
Sunday, July 29, 2018 The Paul Grimshaw Band
Music on Main Concert Series
202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
All Concerts are from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street. Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main Street, listen to live music, shop, and dance ’til you drop. The Trembley Group Real Estate Sales Professionals invite you to kick back and unwind and join us in your beach chair on Main Street. Admission is free. Bring a beach chair. All ages are welcome
2018 Music on Main Concert Schedule for July:
July 5 Black Glass (70s-80s Arena Rock)
July 12 Hip Pocket (Variety)
July 19 Tru Sol (Dance/Party/Variety)
July 26 Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
At The Trembley Group, we pride ourselves on being the experts at more than just selling real estate. We are local residents, some of us have been here for a lifetime. The rest of us will be here until the end of time. We love living, working, and playing in the diverse backyard of Coastal Carolina, and look forward to helping you live and love your dreams soon too. Please reach out to us by phone or email for personalized service and one-on-one advice.