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Things To Do in May in Myrtle Beach

  By  Ashlee Carson

The month of May brings in plenty of fun events and things to do each year. This May we are excited to welcome back the World's Strongest Man Competition, thrilled to host The Beach's first ever PGA Tour event, we will celebrate our service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Days, watch as the bikes rumble into town, and head out to the ballfields for fun nights filled with baseball. It’s tough to pick just one event but here are just a few of our favorite things coming up this month!

PGA Tour's Inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic

May 9-12

PGA TOUR’s inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic is set for Thursday through Sunday, May 9-12, 2024, at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard.  This newly formed dual-field tournament is one of 36 FedEx Cub regular season events for 2024. Options include daily general admission tickets, weekly general admission tickets, clubhouse admission and more.  Children and teens, ages 15 and under, will be admitted for free with an adult ticketholder. Tickets are on sale now!

Dunes Club hole 9 - Credit Golf Tourism Solutions

Sun Fun Festival

May 10-12 at Plyler Park

Don’t miss the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, as they make a perfect landing on the beach in front of Plyer Park three times during Sun Fun: a Friday night pyro jump, and two sky-high performances on Saturday. 

golden knights at sun fun

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Various Dates in May

Let’s cheer on our home team as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play throughout the month. May is a beautiful time of year to go out to the ballgame! They’ll be playing the Augusta Green Jackets each night from May 7-12, then the Fredericksburg Nationals from May 14-319; and finally, the Charleston Riverdogs May 28-June 2. Each night has its own great theme including Weiner Wednesdays; Thirsty Thursday, a human cannonball experience and Friday night fireworks! Be sure to stick around after the game for kids run the bases!

Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens

1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Brookgreen Gardens

Join Friends of the Gardens as they host the 4th annual Spring Wine Festival in the oak grove near Pegasus at Brookgreen Gardens. Tickets include 10 tasting tickets, admission to the gardens, commemorative wine-tasting glass. VIP Packages are available and include reserved seating, a personal charcuterie box, 15 tasting tickets, and an exclusive selection of wines. Additional tasting tickets will be sold during the event where they’ll host games and other fun activities.

Smoke on the Beach

May 10-11 at 8th Ave. N. Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Shrine Club will host the annual Smoke on the Beach BBQ Competition. There’s a car show planned as well as tons of great food vendors, a BBQ competition, live entertainment, and great vendors. Hours this year will be 3-9pm on Friday and 10-6 on Saturday. There is no charge for entry to the event!

World Famous Blue Crab Festival

May 18-19 at the Historic Little River Waterfront

The 42nd annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will be held along the Little River Waterfront with live music, plenty of seafood, and lots of vendors. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most popular events on the Grand Strand. Tickets are $7/person and ages 12 and under are free. Several parking lots are available to festival goers and are provided with a free shuttle ride to the event. Be sure to pick up a balloon animal or souvenir for your kids from one of the roaming stilt walkers!

Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days

May 25-29 throughout the Myrtle Beach area

Celebrate our military members during Military Appreciation Days held this month. They’ll have a special Military Appreciation night at Pelicans Stadium on May 11. Don’t miss the parade taking place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25 through The Market Common followed by a family picnic at Valor Memorial Gardens. The Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held on Monday the 27th at 11:00 am at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Myrtle Beach Bike Weeks

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally May 10-19 & Atlantic Beach Bikefest May 24-27

There are two major bike rallies in Myrtle Beach each May! The first one is the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally which hangs out at popular spots in Murrells Inlet and the two Harley-Davidson locations at the beach. The Atlantic Beach Bikefest is held on Memorial Day weekend with parties, cruises, and plenty of fun. Each Bike Week event includes vendors and plenty of places to ride up and down the Grand Strand.

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