Sunshine, sunglasses, and sunscreen are always must-have summer accessories. This year, consider grabbing those sunglasses and soaking up the sun in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The destination offers visitors of all ages a chance to explore the Lowcountry and take in the sights and sounds of the 60 miles of coastline known as the Grand Strand.

If you’re still trying to nail down your summer travel plans, consider planning a visit to Myrtle Beach to enjoy a variety of summer events. From music festivals to free fireworks shows, there are plenty of activities that appeal to all interests. Take a look at the summer event line-up:

Carolina Country Music Festival

Be a part of the first Carolina Country Music Festival this summer, and one of the very few oceanfront concerts in the U.S. From June 5-7, 2015, country music fans are invited to attend the hottest music festival in the South. Visitors will enjoy great tunes and stunning views as they hear from acts including Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, David Nail, and Marshall Tucker Band, among others. Grab your tickets now and start your summer off right!

Hot Summer Nights

Cool down with Hot Summer Nights along the 1.2-mile Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach starting in June. Free entertainment is offered nightly with activities including the family-favorite Boardwalk Kids Carnival and live music from local and regional rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, and funk bands. This is the perfect way to end a day at the beach.

Cool Summer Evenings

Kick back and relax after a long day at the beach with dinner, an evening boat ride, and live entertainment at Brookgreen Gardens’ Cool Summer Evenings. Starting June 10, the site stays open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, allowing guests to enjoy a night of Lowcountry cuisine, live music, and kids’ activities.

Conway Riverfest

For travelers looking for a small-town festival to add to their itinerary, don’t miss the Conway Riverfest on June 28, 2015. Located just 15 miles inland from Myrtle Beach proper, Conway sits along the Waccamaw River and welcomes visitors to attend the annual summer festival filled with activities for all ages. From golf cart parades and arts and crafts to bounce houses and live entertainment, this is a can’t-miss event for small-town travelers.

For more information on upcoming events, visit Calendar of Events on