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Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Weekend Round-Up

  By  Nora Battle

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we consider Memorial Day weekend the official start to summer. Our public schools here locally have dismissed for summer break earlier in the week, the temperatures are solidly in the 80s, and we’re ready for beach picnics and time out on the water. If you’re lucky enough to be headed into town this weekend, you might want to check out one (or more!) of the below:

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Military Appreciation Night

4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023, Pelicans Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Exhibit 

Thursday through Sunday Evening, May 25-28, 2023, Field at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane (See below for list of wall-related events.)

Fourth Annual Veterans Victory Walk

6:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, Grand Park, 1119 Farrow Parkway

Represent your armed service in the Victory Walk! This year, there will be teams of 6-7 people who will tag-team and complete 22 miles through the Market Common together. 

Military Appreciation Days Parade, Honorary Grand Marshal and Official Grand Marshal

Weather Notice: Due to inclement weather expected in the area, the Military Appreciation Days Parade 2023 has been canceled. An alternate date will not be scheduled.

10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, Along Farrow Parkway at The Market Common 

The Military Appreciation Days Parade is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and begins at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 27th, on Farrow Parkway in the Market Common District. This year's Grand Marshal is Caitlin Bassett, a U.S. Army veteran and actress. 

Memorial Day Family Picnic

Weather Notice: Due to inclement weather expected in the area, the Military Appreciation Days Parade 2023 has been canceled. An alternate date will not be scheduled.

11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, Valor Memorial Garden, 1120 Farrow Parkway

Following the parade, attendees can join the Family Picnic at Grand Park at The Market Common. The picnic is free for all and will include family fun, live music, military exhibits and displays.

Jack Platt Veterans’ March with Battlefield Cross Ceremony 

9:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, 2023, Along Ocean Boulevard, 16th to Ninth Avenues North

The Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach begins at 9 a.m. This special Memorial Day event isn't a parade, so it won't feature floats or vehicles, unless a vehicle is required for veterans who are not able to walk.  

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

11:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, 2023, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

Surfside Beach Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade

10:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, 2023, Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach Memorial Day Service 

2:00 p.m., Monday, May 29, 2023, Memorial Park located at the Corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive

Military Documentary

2 p.m., Monday, May 29, 2023, Grand 14 Cinema, 4002 DeVille Street

Festive Brass Concert Performance

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2023, Ballroom ABC, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

Nora Battle

As a lifelong South Carolinian and nearly lifelong Grand Strand resident, Nora Battle knows there is lots to love about the Myrtle Beach area. She is a full-time stay-at-home mom to two boys, ages 3 and 6 months, and a part time travel contributor for Visit Myrtle Beach. She’s passionate about all things Myrtle Beach, and knowledgeable about what makes the destination such a smart choice for families. Nora especially enjoys dining out, bargain hunting, and spending time outdoors adventuring with her children, husband (also a Grand Strand native) and her two dogs.