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Do you take your family on vacation during July 4th to North Myrtle Beach? For the majority of the merchants in NMB, this week is likely the biggest one yet. Some businesses around the US take that week off and require their staff to take a vacation during that time. The summer prime season is currently in full swing. That week, there is a lot of demand for fantastic beach vacation homes. Since July 4th in 2022 falls on a Monday, you would need to start your vacation week on Saturday, July 2nd, if you wanted to attend the fireworks in NMB. Many families have already reserved that week for their vacation, as far as we know. Call us right away if you’re still considering going to the beach for the Fourth of July.  The best homes and condos may already be taken that week.

Fireworks in Cherry Grove

Each year, fireworks are set off from the Cherry Grove Pier. Oceanfront homes and resort condos in Cherry Grove put you right in front of the action. You can expect the show to begin around 9:30 pm and go on for about 30 minutes. If you are playing in the sand and water that day, be ready to stay for one of the best fireworks shows in the Grand Strand. If you are staying with us, please share some pictures with us on our Grand Strand Vacations facebook page or send them to us via email. Updates are usually posted on the City of North Myrtle Beach Website

It is important that you are aware that the use of personal fireworks within the city limits of North Myrtle Beach is against the law. We ask that you stay safe and enjoy the free show that is being put on by the city at the Cherry Grove Pier.

Salute from the Shore

The Salute from the Shore is an event that takes place on July 4th and is one of the highlights of the day. People visiting the state as well as those who live there assemble on the sand each year at the same time to watch airplanes fly over the coast of South Carolina. If you are staying in the Cherry Grove area, you should make it a point to be in the vicinity of the beach no later than one in the afternoon. The flyover schedule may be seen on their Facebook page under the name SalutefromtheShore, and additional information can be found on their website under the same name, Salute from the Shore.

Stay at the Beach July 4th Week

Contact us at 843-249-3433 for the best pricing and availability on home and condo vacation rentals at the beach.

One of the biggest celebrations is St Patrick’s Day North Myrtle Beach, SC. Every year, the city of NMB, hosts 30,000+ attendees to a day of fun on Main Street in Ocean Drive. The parade, which usually features over 100 entries, starts at 9am. The festival runs from 11am to 4pm with over 100 street vendors offering food, drinks, and specialty items. There are 3 stages set-up to provide live entertainment all afternoon.

Admission is FREE to Festival

The parade and festival is FREE to attend. Bring money to sample all the great eats and cold beverages offered in various locations scattered along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. There will be vendors showing off their arts and crafts. The clubs along Main Street usually have food and drink carts on the street. Look for several non-profit organizations and learn what they do for the community. Many of these companies do a lot of great things for the area and are looking for donations and support.

2022 Date – St Patrick’s Day North Myrtle Beach

The rain or shine event hosted by the City of North Myrtle Beach officially takes place on March 12th, 2022.  Of course, there will be a lot of things to do on Friday night and  Saturday night for those looking to make a weekend celebration. If you are looking to continue the fun to the ACTUAL Day. There will be things to do in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, March 17th. The schedule for NMB’s Event is located on the Parks website – click here

Video from 2013 Parade Broadcast from WPDE

WPDE ABC 15 has been part of the parade many years. Take a look at the parade from North Myrtle Beach in 2013. Did you see Cecil Chandler from Carolina LIVE? There were a lot of great floats and entries in the parade. Many of thee companies enter every year.

Live Music on Main Street

This year look for LIVE Music and Entertainment on 3 stages on Main Street and just off Main. In addition, Deckerz Bar & Grill always has a big parking lot party with Bands on the Deck.

Accommodations in North Myrtle Beach

If you are planning to be in NMB for this year’s celebration and have not yet booked a place to stay, please consider a Condo or Home from Grand Strand Vacations. We have several vacation rentals available to rent for the week or long weekend. Give us a call or start your search for vacation rentals here on the website.

Food in North Myrtle Beach

We love dining out in North Myrtle Beach. Some of our favorite items that we enjoy are listed below on this page

5 Menu Items and Places to Order

Fried Flounder at Hoskins Restaurant on Main Street  – We love the Meat and 3 Specials at Hoskins for Lunch and can’t wait to get back. On Tuesday’s, I usually get the Half Flounder with Cabbage, Field Peas and Corn. You can’t beat the Homemade  Biscuits. Check before you go. They close during the off season.

Cheeseburger at Shag City Grill inside of Fat Harold’s on Main Street – If you visit NMB, you have probably been to Fat Harold’s.  Eating at the Shag City Grill was always on my list before I moved to the beach full time. I am ready to get back to the Home of the Shag.

Chicken Tenders and Tavern Salad from Hickory Tavern at Coastal Town North –  One of our favorite lunch spots is the Hickory Tavern. We love the Tavern Salad with house dressing. The Chicken Tenders are some of the best at the beach.

Fried Pork Chops Special at Captain Archie’s in NMB on the Waterway. When Pork Chops are on the special, we try to go there to order lunch. There are a lot of great things to eat at Captain Archie’s.

Lava Shrimp at J. Peters Grill and Bar on Hwy 17 – One of the newest restaurants in North Myrtle Beach features entrees and appetizers with very generous portions. We probably eat there once a week.

We could add so many to this list. Tell us what you miss and look forward to ordering when you are able to visit North Myrtle Beach restaurants again.

What is on your Top 5 things to order at North Myrtle Beach Restaurants?

North Myrtle Beach, SC Event

This was a very popular event that ended in 2019 with the 2020 event being cancelled.

‘Run Like A Diva’ Half Marathon

The run held in 2019 drew a full field of 4,400 women from all over the United States. More events were held in other cities around the country.

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Everyone probably has an opinion about who has the Best Burger North Myrtle Beach. Take a look at these options and tell us what you think. Do you have a favorite place in North Myrtle Beach for burgers?

Fast Food in NMB

We know there are a lot of fans of the fast food variety. If you are looking for the chains, you will find McDonald’s and Wendy’s in Ocean Drive. Hardees used to be located on 17, but has recently closed their doors. If you are looking for Burger King, you will need to drive up to Little River just across the big bridge. Other chains available include Burger Fi, Five Guys, and Highway 55 Burgers. One of our favorite chains is Cook Out – The cheeseburger tray with Fries and a Corn Dog and a Big Drink  is fast and pretty cheap. Their milkshakes are the bomb!

Local Favorite Burger Joints

There are a lot of great places to eat in North Myrtle Beach. Many come to the beach and ask where the locals go for good burgers. We have selected a few local businesses that we think are worth trying out. We would love to know what your thoughts are on these or other burger joints you have tried in NMB.

For more places, contact info and locations of places that serve burgers try this big list of Burger Places

Who serves your favorite Burger in North Myrtle Beach?

Please share with us  below in the comments.

Fish Friday Lunch specials are very popular everywhere. North Myrtle Beach is no different. You can find many places to go eat fish on Friday at the beach. We have selected a few places that are popular with the locals. Take a look at these restaurants below and tell us your favorites.

Recommendations for Fish Friday Lunch

Deckerz Bar & Grill
Deckerz on Main Street features a lunch special with Fried Flounder, fries and Cole Slaw. Hang around for the big deck party every Friday afternoon. They have full menu at lunch for the people in your party that don’t eat fish.

Captain Archie’s
ON the ICW in the Cherry Grove section on NMB, you will find Captain Archie’s. Turn on Little River Neck Road at the Swing Bridge. They have a Flounder Fish Special served with fries and Cole slaw. It has always been a big crowd and favorite of the locals since it was Captain Pooh’s back in the day.

OD Arcade
Located in Ocean Drive on the second row, you will find the OD Arcade. They have a lunch special every weekday. On Friday, its Fried FISH. Check it out.

Ducks Beach Club
Located on Main Street, you will find Ducks. Many of the Ducks crowd flock to Ducks for Fish Friday every week.

Hoskins Restaurant
Bone in Fried Flounder is on the lunch special several days a week at Hoskins. On Friday, you can get the Flounder or opt for the Shrimp Special. You can’t go wrong with seafood at Hoskins on Main Street in Ocean Drive.

Clarks Seafood and Chop House
In Little River, across the big bridge, you will find Clarks on your left. They have a Flounder Plate on their lunch menu every day. It Is very good. Great View and Lunch is what you will find at Clarks.

Mama Jeans Restaurant
Take the FIRST exit going North off the big bridge and you will see Mama Jean’s on the right. They have Flounder and Shrimp on the lunch buffet every Friday. If you want, you can opt for the all you can eat option.

Calabash Seafood Hut
So many love to go to Calabash, NC for Calabash style Seafood. One of our favorites is the Calabash Seafood Hut. They have a pick 2 from Flounder, Shrimp, Clams and Deviled Crab every day they are open. The Flounder and Shrimp Lunch is worth the short drive up to Calabash.

Big E’s Country Buffet and Seafood
A short drive up highway #9 in Longs will put you at Big E’s – They have a daily lunch buffet. Of course on Friday, they have fish, shrimp, and deviled crabs along with lots of other stuff. It’s All You Can Eat!

Lunch Specials

There are a lot of places at the beach that feature daily lunch specials. In most cases, you find seafood on the menu for Friday Lunch.  Do you like to eat Fish on Friday? Where do you go when you come to the beach for Seafood? We would love to know your favorites. What did we miss?

What is the best place for a Fish Friday Lunch?

leave your comments below

Beach Music North Myrtle Beach

Beach Music is played in North Myrtle Beach. You probably know what Beach Music is if you have ever visited NMB.  Frequent the clubs and lounges on Main Street in Ocean Drive to hear it daily. If you haven’t heard of it, you need to hear the music we call “Carolina Beach Music”. There are many recollections of how it got started. People that live in North Myrtle Beach will say it started here in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina. There are several cities and towns in North Carolina that also claim to be the birthplace. It doesn’t matter where it started. If you are a fan of the music and the official state dance of SC, you need to visit North Myrtle Beach. Plan to visit as much as possible to shag on the dance floors and listen to the best music in the world.

SOS  – 3 Times a Year in NMB

Some of the biggest events in Beach Music happen in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Plan to attend SOS, which stands for Society of Stranders. They throw some major parties. Spring Safari, Fall Migration and Midwinter Break are held every year. The clubs on Main Street feature live bands and DJs for 10 days in the Spring and Fall. The first event of the year, Midwinter Break, is a long weekend in January. You will have to check out the schedule for various workshops and other events they have during the year. Membership is currently $35/year if you purchase from one of the Member Shag Clubs or participating clubs.

SOS Clubs and Lounges

Check out Fat Harolds, Ducks, OD Arcade, and the clubs at OD Beach & Golf Resort; Spanish Galleon and HOTO’s. We also recommend you check out Deckerz Bar & Grill located at the intersection of Hillside and Main. They have some of the best food and LIVE Bands just about every night of the week.

Beach Music Events

Festivals and Band Events like the Carolina Beach Music Awards are a major attraction to the city of NMB. Bands play live in the streets and clubs all over Main Street. Look at our  Events Calendar for News about upcoming Events like the Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival held the first Saturday in May.  There are many events held at the Resort in the Spanish Galleon and HOTO’s Beach Club located inside the OD Resort.

Beach Music Radio

If you want to listen to Beach Music, The Hall of Fame Station, WVCO 94.9 The Surf broadcasts the Best in Beach Music and Classic Hits from North Myrtle Beach. When you are in town, be sure to tune in to 94.9 FM or stream it live from the app on your mobile Internet device.  Visit the website at 949thesurf.com. The Surf is a great way to keep up with some of the best events that happen here at the beach. If you want to learn more about the station and keep up with Beach Music Fans, we recommend you follow the social media pages like Beach Music Online  and Beach Music Shows on Twitter

Do you Like Beach Music?

Tell us what you think in the comments below. If we can help you find a place to stay in NMB when you come to town for these events, give us a call at 843-249-3433 or search homes and condos here on our website.

We are asked all the time about Fine Dining North Myrtle Beach. Where are the best places to eat in NMB? Who has the best steak? Who has the best seafood? Members of our staff have tried most of the top restaurants in the area and offer these locations in NMB for your consideration. If you try them, come back to our website and let us know what you think. If you have favorites not listed, please tell us what your favorite restaurant is at the beach in the comments at the bottom of this page or use our contact form and tell us what needs to be listed.

Little River Restaurants

Clark’s Seafood and Chop House
This place is just across the big bridge on 17 in Little River. It offers a great view of the Coquina Harbor. They have a great selection of steaks and seafood. We love the salad with grilled salmon at lunch time. If you are looking for a good place to go, try Clark’s in Little River.

The Brentwood
If you are looking for an experience in a setting not typical of most restaurants in the area, check out the Brentwood in Little River. It is on the left-hand side of the road travelling north on 17. It is an old house converted into a restaurant. Chef Eric Masson has a pretty expansive wine collection with many of the dishes paired with his choice of wine.

Parson’s Table
This is another restaurant located in Little River across the big bridge. Head North and look for Parson’s Table on the right-hand side of the road before you get to Mineola Drive. It is an old church building. Reservations are definitely recommended to plan ahead. They are not open every day and tend to close earlier than other places in the area.

Restaurants – Cherry Grove/Ocean Drive

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Yes this is a chain, but it is one of our favorite places for filets and Italian dishes. Our office loves to meet at Carraba’s for company parties. If you have a larger group, the bar area is great for groups looking to enjoy drinks and appetizers.

Filet’s on the Waterfront
Great Views of the ICW. Check out Filet’s for steaks, seafood and SUSHI. Located near the swing bridge in Cherry Grove. This is another local’s favorite that you should check out if you haven’t already.

The Grille House
Just off 2nd Avenue North, you will find another local’s favorite. The Grill House offers traditional dishes, several different cuts of steaks as well as seafood specials.

Bonefish Grille
Yes Bonefish Grille is another chain restaurant, but we love this place for seafood. The bang bang shrimp are one of our favorite appetizers at the beach. Many places try to copy, but we find them best at Bonefish. They have a great selection of steak and seafood entrees.

Hoskins Restaurant
Don’t let the casual atmosphere fool ya. Hoskins has one of the best Seafood Platters at the beach. You will probably see a line most every day. There is a reason locals and visitors choose Hoskins for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. We love Hoskins on Main Street.

Restaurants – Windy Hill/Barefoot Landing

Joe’s Bar & Grill
Head south on 17 to Windy Hill section of NMB and find Joe’s Bar & Grill across from Barefoot Landing. This has been a local’s favorite for years. You can’t go wrong with any of the steaks or seafood dishes. Ask your server about the Raccoon Run out back.

Greg Norman’s Australian Grill
This is one of the many restaurants located in Barefoot Landing. You will probably see a group of golfers if you visit Greg Norman’s just about anytime of the year. Many of the local courses recommend it as one of the best.

Your favorites for Fine Dining North Myrtle Beach

Do you have a favorite on this list above or a comment about one of these places to eat in North Myrtle Beach area? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.