One of the best things about spending your Myrtle Beach vacation at Long Bay Resort is that you don't have to venture very far — if anywhere at all — to find lots of great ways to entertain the entire family. In addition to all the easy oceanfront beach access, the indoor/outdoor pool decks with waterslides and hot tubs, and the on-site restaurants and bars, Long Bay Resort is located in an upscale neighborhood on the north end of town that is convenient to everything without being in the middle of everything.
But when you do want take the whole crew out for a night on the town, you are looking for what we like to call the three F’s — fun, family-oriented and, best of all, FREE! For folks visiting Myrtle Beach during the summer months, you can add a fourth F to that list — fireworks, which light up the sky nearly every night of the week at various points all along the Grand Strand. Guests at Long Bay Resort can find fireworks in virtually every direction from the property — a short distance north, south and inland. Here's a list of area places where you can please your party with a fun, family-oriented and FREE pyrotechnics display:
* Barefoot Landing: Located in North Myrtle Beach just past Restaurant Row from Long Bay Resort, only about a 7-mile drive up Kings Highway, Barefoot Landing is the site of a major blowout every Monday night in the months of June, July and August. Find a cozy spot with a good view on the shores of Barefoot Lake, and watch as the sky explodes in colors and the booms echo over the Intracoastal Waterway. Barefoot Landing also hosts a special Fourth of July fireworks celebration. All fireworks shows start at 9:30 p.m.
* Broadway at the Beach: This Myrtle Beach hot spot gets even hotter in the summer as it puts on pyrotechnics displays biweekly for a solid three months. Broadway at the Beach hosts fireworks every Tuesday and Friday night (with a few exceptions) from June through August. Located only about 5 miles from Long Bay Resort, the complex is perfect for guests who want to go early and enjoy all the attractions, dining, shopping and entertainment, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. Shows are scheduled for June 6, 13, 20, 23, 27 and 30, followed by a huge Fourth of July party. Pyrotechnics continue on July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28; and Aug. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 29. A Labor Day weekend show caps things off on Sept. 3.
* Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: Take the short trip south to any point along this 1.2-mile oceanfront walkway to watch the fireworks explode over the Atlantic Ocean. Launched from the end of the Second Avenue Pier, the pyrotechnics can be easily seen from any spot along the beach or in Plyler Park, where nightly festivities are held as part of the Hot Summer Nights concert series. 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; and the season is capped with a special Labor Day weekend season finale on Sept. 2. Admission is free, and the fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
* Myrtle Beach Pelicans: There's no crying in baseball, but nobody ever said anything discouraging fireworks. So, as part of the local minor-league team’s back-to-back Carolina League titles, as well as the parent club Chicago Cubs' World Series championship, the Pelicans are pulling out all the stops and putting on 20-plus postgame fireworks celebrations. Watch the game and all the sideshow antics, followed by fireworks on 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. For ticket information, visit www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com.
At Long Bay Resort, we want you to have a blast during your Myrtle Beach vacation — with or without the fireworks.