Grab a beach chair or a blanket and watch the fireworks while sitting on the sand, or relax on your private oceanfront balcony and see the pyrotechnics erupt at eye level. Better yet, take the short stroll down the adjoining Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to the launching spot at the Second Avenue Pier for the closest possible view of the weekly fireworks displays.
The 2017 fireworks shows will be held Wednesday nights between June and August. Following live music and entertainment in Plyler Park as part of the Hot Summer Nights concert series, fireworks shows will be held at 10 p.m. each Wednesday, except for a special Tuesday-night display for the Fourth of July. This year's lineup for pyrotechnics displays is June 14, 21, and 28; July 4, 12, 19, and 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, and 23, capped by a special Labor Day weekend season finale on Sept. 2. The Hot Summer Nights series features entertainment every night of the week, including concerts, karaoke contests and kid-friendly activities. All Hot Summer Nights events are free of charge.
The best part is that all of these events are only a short walk away from Bay View on the Boardwalk, giving our guests guaranteed, free entertainment all summer long without having to drive or take a cab. But for those who want to check out all the great summer fireworks shows the Grand Strand has to offer, here's a list of other places where guests can enjoy free pyrotechnics and more:
* Barefoot Landing: Gather around Barefoot Lake in North Myrtle Beach on Monday nights for a real blast all summer long. In addition to the regular Monday shows in June, July and August, Barefoot Landing also hosts a special Fourth of July celebration with an evening of fireworks. All fireworks shows start at 9:30 p.m.
* Broadway at the Beach: These fireworks shows over Lake Broadway are so nice that they hold them twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays for most of the summer. Scheduled dates include June 6, 13, 20, 23, 27 and 30, followed by a huge Fourth of July bash. Pyrotechnics displays continue July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28, and Aug. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 29, capped by an end-of-summer show on Sept. 3. Admission is free, and fireworks start at 10 p.m.
* Myrtle Beach Pelicans: Take the family out to a baseball ballgame at Pelicans Ballpark and enjoy the bonus of a fireworks show after Saturday-night (and a few additional) home games. Upcoming shows are set for May 6 and 13, June 3, 10, 22, 24 and 25, July 4, 6, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 23, and August 3, 5, 6, 12 and 26.
After a fun night of fireworks, head back to your room at Bay View on the Boardwalk for a good night's sleep. After all, with so many pyrotechnics displays scheduled this summer, chances are you can catch another show during your vacation.