Tag - Memorial Day

We are proud to uphold and honor Myrtle Beach’s military history during Military Appreciation Day over Memorial Day Weekend. The Market Common sits on the site of what was the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, used during World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm, as a training base for fighters and bombers. The streets are named for people who served at the base, and it is home to Warbird Park, an area with several fighter jets and a memorial to the Myrtle Beach service members. We salute all those who have served, are currently…

The Grand Strand is a very popular destination that attracts millions of visitors throughout the year. With 60 miles of beaches, exciting attractions, and a variety of restaurants, there is something for everyone to enjoy. As the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches, there are a few things that you need to be aware if you are planning a visit. The Myrtle Beach Police Department shared their expert safety information with us, so you know what to expect when traveling to The Beach. Amy Prock, Chief of Police for the City of Myrtle Beach,…

As more areas begin to re-open, we’re expecting a lot of visitors in the Myrtle Beach area for Memorial Day weekend. The City of Myrtle Beach has implemented some new rules and plans to ensure that everyone keeps moving and has a safe and fun weekend. City of Myrtle Beach Traffic Management Plan The City of Myrtle Beach has developed a Traffic Congestion Management Plan for the Memorial Day Weekend with the goal of ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians, enhanced emergency response times and prevent gridlock. This plan has three parts:…

Each Grand Strand neighborhood has a unique history, but the story of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina is particularly interesting. Atlantic Beach is a small (about 128 acres) coastal town about four blocks long, nestled within the city of North Myrtle Beach. When several small beach towns consolidated to create North Myrtle Beach in the 1960s, Atlantic Beach declined, wishing to preserve their history and heritage. In the days of segregation, Atlantic Beach was formed as a vacation destination for black families. Throughout those years, the…

Memorial Day weekend is the official start to summer, and Myrtle Beach is a popular destination in which you can enjoy the long weekend. The temperatures are solidly in the 80s, and you can bask in the sun along our 60-mile beach and visit a wide-variety of entertaining attractions! If you’re lucky enough to be headed to the Myrtle Beach area this weekend, you might want to check out some of the special events below: Military Appreciation Days Parade and Family Picnic Saturday, May 25, 2019 Myrtle Beach celebrates Military Appreciation Days…

Anytime is a great time to visit the Myrtle Beach area, but there is so much going on Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have a much better visit if you know what to expect. There will be many events this holiday weekend, including the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, Memorial Day parades and the Sun Belt Conference, that will bring a lot of visitors to the area. To that end, during Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 27, there will be special traffic adjustments to accommodate Atlantic Bike Week participants as well as our many vacationers. Here’s what you need…

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about all the outdoor grilling that will be taking place. But Memorial Day weekend meals in South Carolina often go a step beyond just hamburgers and hotdogs. It’s a holiday often marked with plenty of barbecue! While I can’t say barbecue is the official cuisine of South Carolina, perhaps it should be. Many state officials even say that our state is the original birthplace of barbecue, dating back to early settlement of the Spanish on Parris Island who smoked swine with an…

Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Weekend Round-Up

Friday, May 18, 2018 10:00 AM 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: Military Appreciation Days Parade and Family Picnic Saturday, May 26, 2018 Myrtle Beach celebrates Military Appreciation Days during the month of…