With so many fun things to see and do on the Grand Strand, planning your Myrtle Beach vacation can be a real challenge. Scheduling your trip so you and your crew can take in all the attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping while also getting plenty of time to enjoy the beach, pools and waterslides can seem like trying to cram a summer's worth of fun into one week.
But there's one highlight you can count on while you are in town for your summer vacation — free fireworks shows, which are held at points all along the Grand Strand and virtually every night of the week. For our guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, here's a glance at this summer's fireworks calendar:
* Broadway at the Beach: The most popular gathering place in Myrtle Beach also offers the most fireworks shows during the summer months, with a total of 20-plus free pyrotechnics displays set for takeoff. Hosting a fireworks show almost every Tuesday and Friday night through August, Broadway at the Beach offers guests plenty of fun things to do before the show, then sends them home happy with a big display over Lake Broadway. It all starts Tuesday, June 6, with the summertime kickoff, followed by fireworks shows on June 13, 20, 23, 27 and 30, then a huge Fourth of July party. Pyrotechnics continue July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28; Aug. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 29; and an end-of-summer show on Sept. 3.
* Barefoot Landing: Located about 15 miles north of Compass Cove on Kings Highway, this North Myrtle Beach entertainment, shopping and dining complex has your cure for the Monday blues with a big blowout over Barefoot Lake. The summer-long series features a nightly foot parade around the boardwalk with roving performers for a Key West-style sunset party, followed by a big fireworks display on Mondays in June, July and August, plus a special Fourth of July fireworks celebration. All fireworks shows start at 9:30 p.m
* Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: Located just 2.5 miles up Ocean Boulevard from Compass Cove, Plyler Park in the heart of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the rallying point for a long list of activities as part of the Hot Summer Nights series. The series brings live music, kids’ festivals and other special events to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, but its biggest nights are the Wednesday-evening fireworks displays. Launching from the Second Avenue Pier so visitors can watch fireworks explode over the Atlantic Ocean, the shows are set for 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: The Grand Strand has its own minor-league baseball team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and their games are a blast in more ways than one. In celebration of their back-to-back Carolina League championships, along with the parent club Chicago Cubs' thrilling run to the World Series title, the Pelicans provide great family entertainment both on and off the field, as well as high above Pelicans Ballpark on select nights. Simply stay in your seat after the game and watch a barrage of 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.
Fireworks shows are just one more fun, family-oriented and free thing for guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort to do. Between our oceanfront pools, waterslides and other amenities on the property, along with all the attractions, dining and shopping off the premises, the summer of 2017 looks like another hot one at Compass Cove and in Myrtle Beach.