Military Appreciation Days

May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

  • Venue: Various locations throughout the Myrtle Beach area
  • Address: undefined, Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach celebrates Military Appreciation Daysduring the month of May with a full schedule of activities.  US Army Reserve Captain and 2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber is our2018 Grand Marshal for the Military Appreciation Days parade on Saturday, May 26.  Join us as we honor the men, women and families of our Armed Forces during the month of May.

The Military Appreciation Days Parade returns to the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, now known as The Market Common.  The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, and travels Howard Avenue and Farrow Parkway.  We expect this year's parade to be one of the biggest and best ever.


  • Horry County JROTC Drill Meet  9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, Pelicans Stadium

  • Military Family Members Event (Blue Star Mothers)  12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, Picnic Area, Pelicans Stadium

  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game honoring military veterans 7:05 p.m. (gates open at 5:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 12, TicketReturn.Com Field.  (2018 military card set application)

  • M.O.A.A. Grand Strand Golf Tournament  12:00 p.m. registration and lunch; 2:00 p.m. shotgun startw Thursday, May 24, Heritage Golf Course

  • Military Appreciation Days Parade 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, Farrow Parkway, The Market Common.  Entry forms are available now!

  • Family Picnic, Deshauna Barber, Music, Exhibits and more 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, Valor Memorial Garden, The Market Common

  • Memorial Day Veterans March  9:00 a.m. Monday, May 28, Ocean Boulevard, beginning at 16th Avenue North

  • Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony  11:00 a.m., Monday May 28, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

  • Memorial Day Tribute Film  1:00 p.m., Monday May 28, Grand 14 Cinemas, The Market Common 


These month-long activities are sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach, PGBA, LLC, and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce as a "thank you" to our dedicated service men and women -- and their families.  The celebration includes active duty military personnel, reserves, the National Guard and veterans from all service branches.  During May, military personnel and their families also can look for discounts to area restaurants and attractions, so that they can enjoy the activities. 

Our gratitude is evident during the big Family Picnic, Saturday, May 26, in Grand Park at The Market Common.  Pease join us for lunch prepared by the Omar Shriners Chefs.  The picnic is free for all, courtesy of PGBA, LLC.  Headlining Saturday afternoon is the Andrew Thielen Big Band with a live show.  Also featured are military exhibits, kids' activities and more, including a chance to meet Deshauna! 

The Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 28.  This special Memorial Day event isn't a parade, so it won't feature floats or vehicles, unless a vehicle is required for veterans who are not able to walk.  This march is organized by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter. 

At 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 28, everyone is invited to join us for the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  The annual event recognizes Memorial Day with speakers, the Missing Man Table and an honor guard salute.  The public is cordially invited to attend this and all other events, as we say "thank you" to our military men and women and their families. 

For more about Myrtle Beach's 2018 Military Appreciation Days, including the exhibits, the parade, the Family Picnic, or any of our events and sponsors, please call 843-918-1014 or send us an e-mail.