Have a BANG-UP Vacation on the Grand Strand at these Fireworks Shows!

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In the Myrtle Beach area, we do things BIG and we like our fireworks – so confining them to just one weekend or one location during the summer is unthinkable. The Grand Strand’s fireworks shows begin in April and continue through Labor Day weekend. Here, we’ve put together a list of the largest weekly fireworks shows along the Grand Strand. Of course, if you’d like opinions or need directions while you’re here, please ask your friendly staff at Paradise Resort. We know our fireworks shows!

Let’s start our show schedule on the south side of Myrtle Beach at the Second Avenue Pier. This is a lively area of the beach where you will find some of the best restaurants, hotels and, of course, Family Kingdom Amusement Park. While the fireworks will be set off from the pier itself, you can view and enjoy them for blocks in both directions. Our suggestion to Paradise Resort guests is to enjoy some time at Family Kingdom before making their way over to the beach for the fireworks. It’s a gorgeous view when the fireworks begin. If you have never seen a professional fireworks show over the ocean, it’s absolutely something you need to put in your vacation plans. The fireworks are launched from 2nd Avenue Pier on Wednesday evenings at 10 p.m. from the second weekend in June through the middle of August. When you are staying with us, please do not hesitate to ask staff members for confirmation of dates and times.

Next on our bang-up vacation list for Myrtle Beach fireworks is Broadway at the Beach. If you have never been to Broadway at the Beach, then you are going to want to dedicate some additional time prior to the fireworks show, as this shopping/entertainment complex is a mecca for our guests. Here, you will find dining of every kind, from seafood to the Hard Rock Café. The shops surrounding Lake Broadway seem endless, and you will want to browse casually without rushing, as there is so much to see. Additionally, there is a movie theater, mini golf and Ripley’s Aquarium.

There are no limits to the entertainment you will find at Broadway at the Beach, and the fireworks are just the cherry on top. Beginning in early June and running through early September, there will be fireworks shows over Lake Broadway most Tuesday and Friday evenings at 10 p.m. After the summer holidays, you will find fireworks shows on Halloween, Thanksgiving weekend, the first Saturday in December and, of course, on New Year’s Eve. For more information about the Broadway at the Beach fireworks shows, visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

Let’s go north just a bit to North Myrtle Beach and visit Barefoot Landing. Similar to the shows at Broadway, you are going to want to arrive long before the fireworks show to make an event of your evening at this shopping/entertainment complex. There is so much to do and see here that you will want to make time for it all. Restaurants range from casual eateries such as Joe’s Crab Shack, where you will dance and sing with your wait staff, to the fine dining of Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, which overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway.  The shopping opportunities here seem endless, and there are entertainment venues such as the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues, MirrorMaze and even the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve, where you can get up close and personal with tigers and monkeys. In planning a time for your Barefoot Landing visit, Monday evenings between June 5th and August 28th are certainly highly entertaining options. On these nights, the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. – and, of course, there’s a bonus show on the 4th of July as well. This is a popular destination, so we suggest arriving early not only to enjoy all that Barefoot Landing has to offer, but also because the parking gets harder to find as show time nears. Avoid that rush to better enjoy your evening. For additional details on the Barefoot Landing fireworks shows, visit www.bflanding.com.

Now that you’re in the know regarding Myrtle Beach’s summer fireworks displays, you just have to decide which night and location works best for you. Please remember while here at the beach that while you might find many area stores that sell fireworks, it is against the law to set them off in the city of Myrtle Beach. Leave that to the professionals. And if you would like our suggestions on fireworks shows or any other attractions while you are here with us at Paradise Resort, we are always happy to help. Enjoy your vacation and the show!