Celebrate the 4th of July Myrtle Beach Style

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Guests at the Paradise Resort have so many ways to celebrate the independence of our country. One of the fantastic aspects of celebrating the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach is that the festivities will be going on all weekend long. Of course, the fireworks will be lighting up the sky — but an assortment of other activities are also available for you and your family to choose from. Go check out some of these holiday-weekend events:

Salute from the Shore: It’s time to celebrate on the beach this July 4th! And for Paradise guests, it is as simple as leaving your room, heading down to the beach in your red, white, and blue attire, and saluting the planes as they fly over. Stand on the shore and wave your American flag, or create your own special salute that honors the men and women of our United States Armed Forces. Grab that camera and capture the moment, then post the event so soldiers around the world can see your support. Be sure to be on the beach at 1 p.m., as it only takes 30 minutes for the planes to fly down our shoreline.  

Independence Saturday Cookout at La Belle Amie Vineyard: What was once an old tobacco plantation has become a local treasure. Named for the Bellamy family that has owned the land since the 1800s, this vineyard offers wine tastings, gifts and a picnic area for its customers. Sit on the front porch and savor a glass of wine while looking out over the vineyard. Sample the variety of dips, sauces and mustards that are all available for purchase on site. Come together for the celebration of independence by attending the La Belle Amie Vineyard Independence Saturday Cookout on July 2nd. The cost for cookout attendance is $3.

Pelicans Baseball: There is nothing more American than its favorite pastime — baseball. Come enjoy the Chicago Cubs minor league team the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. With games starting at 7:05 p.m. on July 1 and 2 and at 6:05 on July 3, you can bring the whole family to kick off the month of July at the ballpark while celebrating our nation’s birthday. Visit the concession stands for all the usual game-day drinks and snacks, then grab your seats as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans take on the Potomac Nationals. To cap off your Saturday and Sunday nights, enjoy the east Coast Pyrotechnics Fireworks Extravaganza after game!

Cupcake Eating Contest at Broadway at the Beach: Who doesn’t love cake — especially cupcakes? A victor will be crowned “Cupcake Champion” at this sweet-eating contest. Former MLB player Reggie Sanders and the Reggie Sanders Foundation team up with Croissants Bistro & Bakery for the 5th Annual Croissants Bistro & Bakery Cupcake Eating Contest, set to be held at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach on July 4th from 2 to 4 p.m. Contestants will have five minutes to eat all the cupcakes they can stuff in their mouths. This wonderful event was created to bring awareness to and to raise money for people with autism.

Broadway at the Beach Fireworks: There is no better way to bookend a huge celebration weekend than with fireworks! Not only does Broadway at the Beach meet all your shopping expectations, encourage creative play at attractions and satisfy everyone’s food cravings, but they will be offering fireworks Friday, July 1, at 10 p.m. to begin the holiday break, then will close the big day out Monday, July 4, with another brilliant pyrotechnics display at 10 p.m.

Everybody loves an Independence Day Celebration. Fireworks, cookouts, parties and patriotism are all part of what we love about celebrating America’s birthday. Myrtle Beach has all that and more. When you visit the Paradise Resort for the holiday weekend, expect the perfect blend of accommodations and festivities.