Category - Events - Festivals - Concerts

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: Military Appreciation Days Parade and Family Picnic Saturday, May 26, 2018 Myrtle Beach celebrates Military Appreciation Days during the month of…

37th Annual Blue Crab Festival This Weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:00 PM by Nora Battle

Held along the historic Little River waterfront, the ‘World Famous’ Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals held along the Grand Strand each year. What started as a small gathering along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway is now a premier festival that is projected to draw over 50,000 attendees to the area this weekend. The festival features live music; a kids zone; and around 300 arts, crafts, specialty food and business vendors. Beyond festival food, music and vendors, attendees also have the opportunity to enjoy amazing local…

The 13th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held this Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This much-loved event takes place each year on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, and draws around 15,000 people out to celebrate the beginning of summer. Along Main Street, around 100 vendors will display crafts and serve food, while a dedicated kid’s area can help keep children entertained. The main draw for us each year, however, is the live music. The city of North Myrtle Beach has an awesome stage located where Main Street runs into…

Myrtle Beach Mother’s Day Event Round-Up

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating Mother’s Day week or weekend in the Myrtle Beach area, you’ve probably already given your mom a pretty good gift. Beyond family time at the beach, here is a list of some of the fun things going on this week to celebrate moms. Mother's Day Event at Socastee Library Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4 to 5 p.m. Stop by the library before Mother’s Day weekend to decorate a flower pot for your mother or grandmother. All ages are welcome at this free event, and no registration is required. For more information, call…

The popular Diva Half Marathon and 5k event are set to take place this weekend in North Myrtle Beach. Last year’s event drew nearly 4,500 runners from across the United States. While I can’t imagine many people would register for a half marathon last minute, I know several people who decide do a 5k just days before the event. That said, registration is still available online here ( www.runlikeadiva.com ) until midnight on Thursday, May 3. I’ve never actually run in this event, but I have attended a few years… which should say something about just…

We take Cinco de Mayo seriously in Myrtle Beach. Partly because margaritas and coronas taste better in the South Carolina sunshine and partly because we just love a good fiesta. While one of the more popular annual events, “Burro Fest,” won’t take place this year (the Mexican restaurant that hosts the event is closed for renovations), Broadway at the Beach has announced they’ll be having a party big enough for everyone. The day’s festivities are set to begin with a 5k race at 8:30 a.m. at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. Race packet pick…

Dragons and boats. In mythical fables, those unfortunate souls on the water never stood a chance against those in the sky. But in 2018, the combination of dragons and boats means it’s time once again for the 10th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival , which returns to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach on April 28, 2018. For those of you who might be asking yourself just what is dragon boating, we're here to tell you it's an absolute blast! The boats feature dragon designs, of course, and can seat 20 paddlers and one drummer in a competition…

Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

The Blue Angels are returning to the Myrtle Beach area this weekend for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show at Myrtle Beach International Airport! The Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Squadron hasn’t performed in the area in ten years and the city is expecting a pretty big turnout. I’ve never attended an airshow, so I’ve had lots to learn as we plan to head out this Saturday. The air show events will happen on April 28 and 29 and feature performances by the Blue Angels, ASAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, USSOCOM Para-Commandos Parachute Jump Team,…

It's FAIR TIME! It's time for the 3rd Annual Horry County Fair which returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway , April 20th-29th, 2018. It’s 10 days of Fair and Family Fun. Come see the Robinson’s Racing Pigs, pet the animals at the Petting Zoo, see the exhibits, eat tons of fair food, play the games and of course ride amazing carnival rides. Plus enjoy live entertainment every day of the fair. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for the thrill seekers who want to ride everything. Plus kiddie rides are there for the little ones to enjoy. Make…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a large number of great festivals and events throughout the year. (If you keep up with our events calendar , you likely already know this.) But one of my newer favorites is the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, celebrating its second year in downtown Myrtle Beach this weekend. While this event is newer to the area, its first year was wildly successful. The combination of an amazing oceanfront view, outstanding food vendors and fun live music make its success no big surprise… we had a blast last year! This year,…