Spring is one of my favorite times of year here in the Myrtle Beach area. While the weather may be a little more unpredictable, humidity is generally much lower than the summer months. It’s the perfect time of year for a lineup of fun outdoor events including the popular Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival. We’ve been the past two years and enjoyed it so much! The three-day festival runs from April 26 to April 28, 2019, and is hosted by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach.
Friday’s hours are 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As in years past, the event is free to attend and will be located in the Oceanfront Boardwalk District at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach.
The past couple years we’ve gone as soon as the festival opened since I was bringing along my then 3-year-old. It can get pretty busy with over 50 amazing food trucks to try, and I’ve found that getting there earlier works best if you are keeping an eye on little ones. If you are going with kiddos, make sure you check out the Kidz Zone area which is always full of games, slides and bounce houses.
The vibe towards late afternoon and evening is a lot of fun, too! There are beer stations throughout the festival and live music will be provided throughout the day by the bands ‘Sweet Sweet,’ ‘The Bounty Hunters,’ ‘Paul Grimshaw Band,’ ‘Oracle Blue,’ and ‘Tru Sol.’ The festival will also feature a cornhole tournament starting Saturday. Registration for the tournament begins at 11 a.m.
Two last things to note: While attending the event is free, all food and drinks are for sale separately. Paying for parking at the Pavillion Parking Garage at 914 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach is the most hassle-free option and what we usually do. Those interested in attending can see a full list of participating food trucks by visiting MyrtleBeachFoodTruckFestival.com.