Where to Celebrate Independence Day

It won’t be long before July 4th arrives and the Grand Strand region will come alive even more than ever. There are numerous local events taking place in celebration of Independence Day this year and you’ll want to know where they are. This year’s holiday includes barbecues, parades and plenty of fireworks up and down the coastline. When you stay in any one of our holiday vacation rentals you’ll be centrally located to watch the fireworks along the coast. For the best view head on over to the beachfront.

Salute from the Shore Flyover
At 1 p.m. on July 4 the 6th Annual Salute from the Shore military flyover will take place. Two F-16s from the 20th Fighter Wing based at Shaw Air Force Base will fly along the entire coast, circling Patriot’s Point in Charleston before concluding their run south of Hilton Head. July 4th Patriotic Boat Parade in Murrells Inlet 

The 32nd annual Murrells Inlet boat parade will start at 12 noon. Entrants will enter to compete for a prize for the most patriotic and best decorated boat. The crowds will be able to participate and vote by round of applause and cheers. Whoever has the loudest cheers will be the winner.

Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration
The residents of Surfside Beach SC invite you to attend their 4th of July Celebration from 6-10 p.m. at the Surfside Pier, 115 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach.

48th Annual Pawleys Island Parade
The 48th Annual Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade takes place from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Visitors and locals are eligible to enter in the parade and travel through the Island in anything that becomes a makeshift float. It can be a car, flatbed truck, bicycle or boat. Just use your imagination. All should be decorated in red, white, and blue in true patriotic fashion. This parade is a fun, family tradition that’s not to be missed.

Firework Displays
Firework displays to celebrate the 4th of July are all around the Grand Strand area. Here’s the schedule for those being held from Cherry Grove to Murrells Inlet:
Barefoot Landing – 10 p.m. at 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Cherry Grove Pier – 9 p.m. at 3500 N. Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach – 10 p.m. – 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
2nd Avenue Pier – 10 p.m. at 110 North Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk – 10 p.m. at 4123 US-17 Bus., Murrells Inlet

Mark your calendar now so you know where you’re celebrating when July 4th gets here! We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day celebration!

1st Annual Taste of Surfside Beach

 With the arrival of springtime come lots of special events taking place in the local area. Now that we’ve turned our clocks ahead we have another hour of daylight left to get out and make the most of each and every day!

We thought you’d want to know about a very special local event being held in Surfside Beach this month. If you’re staying in any of our Surfside Beach vacation rentals you’ll be within walking distance to the even. Why not come and check it out and be sure to enter the contest! It's open to residents, neighbors, and visitors to the area to experience first-hand all that the local business have to offer you.

1st Annual Taste of Surfside Beach

Taste of Surfside Beach
March 21-28, 2015

The Town of Surfside Beach will be hosting an eight day 'Taste of Surfside Beach' event to promote the restaurants in the area. The event will be held Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, March 28. Discount passports will be available for purchase at Surfside Beach Town Hall and local branches of the South State Bank. The $10 passport will entitle the purchaser to discounts at many businesses throughout town. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Location: 115 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC

Participating merchants include retail, restaurants, furniture stores, auto repair, printing, shipping, beauty/barber shops, nail salons and many more. Merchants will list the discounts they’re giving to those who purchase a “Taste of Surfside Beach Passport Card.” When you purchase the passport card you’ll be provided with a merchant’s gift bag as well as a list of participating merchants prior to the event.

On Saturday, March 28 from 3-6 p.m., Neal and Pam’s will host the Taste of Surfside Beach Event Grand Finale and Raffle Drawing. Raffle tickets are being sold and prizes valued up to $1,000 will be awarded. Grand prize is a 3-day 2-night vacation for two that includes one breakfast and one dinner. This is one event you won't want to miss!

Don't Miss Taste of the MarshWalk This Weekend

This weekend is when the 2nd Annual Taste of the Marshwalk is taking place along the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Why not come out and experience some of the most tasty dishes the area has to offer at thisevent from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8.

 

Don't Miss Taste of the MarshWalk This Weekend

 

Local chef’s from seven award-winning area restaurants will be offering some of their favorite dishes as samples for $3-$5. Come enjoy the local artisans, crafters, live music, and kids activities all along the MarshWalk during the event. Last year was a blast and had super attendance. This year will probably be even better now that word is out!

Samples will include small dish tasting of the area’s freshest seafood as well as non-seafood items for the land lovers, too. Enjoy tasty dishes like seared scallops, low country boil, shrimp & grits, crawfish, pulled pork, smoked salmon, BBQ, sushi, trigger fish tacos, and more.

 

Don't Miss Taste of the MarshWalk This Weekend

 

Here's just some of what you can expect to try...

Dockside:
Shrimp & Grits, Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage
Drunken Jacks:
Seared Sea Scallop over Crab Risotto with Micro Greens, Hushpuppies & honey butter
Dead Dog:
Low County Boil * BBQ Ribs * Pulled Pork * Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
Bovines:
Marinated Beef Kabobs (Sirloin Tips Char-grilled with peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes) * Local Seafood Gumbo
Wahoo’s:
Trigger Fish Tacos with Mango BBQ glaze, Shredded Red Cabbage, Avocado Puree & Queso Oaxala * Smoked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Crème Fraiche & Dill Charred Scallion Oil * Fried Shrimp
Wicked Tuna:
Chef Selection of Sushi Rolls * Local Creole Catch with Cheddar Grits
Creek Ratz:
Mahi Tacos * Gator Bites * Oysters on the Half Shell

There will be live music that will include popular local bands such as Randy McQuay, Ronnie O’Briant, Sweet Sweet, The Matt Parker Duo, Fret Buzz, Julio Navarro, Ed Torres, and more. Local artists, jewelry designers, crafters, wood carvers, and unique clothing items, will be featured among the many vendors present. There will be bounce houses, face painting, temporary tattoos, and crabbing demos for the children.

If you’d like more information or have questions please call 843-497-3450.