As the weather warms up, local events are blooming all around the Myrtle Beach area. From annual celebrations to first-time festivals, almost every weekend is set to host a fun event for you and your family to attend this spring. Grab the gang and let’s check out the top spring events in Myrtle Beach for 2021!
Beaks and Brushes | March 13th & April 9th
Grab your paintbrush! Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach hosts Painting with a Twist, a unique painting class experience, this spring. Enjoy a glass of wine as you soak up the underwater excitement of the Aquarium while creating your very own marine-themed painting. The instructor of the class will walk you through each step of the painting process, so all skill levels are welcome to attend.
Tickets to the event are $45 and include admission to the Aquarium, one drink ticket, appetizers and art supplies. The class will run from 4 to 6 p.m., but you are welcome to come early and peruse the Aquarium. Check out the scheduled painting for each date and purchase your tickets online here.
Run to the Sun Car Show | March 18th – 20th
Classic American cars and trucks will flood Myrtle Beach once again for the 32nd Annual Run to the Sun Car Show this March. The event will return to its usual location between 27th & 21st Ave N. Showtimes are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day of the event. Spectator parking is available at Broadway at the Beach with City Transit buses providing free shuttle services from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
A Very Vintage Affair | March 19th & 20th
Another spring event in Myrtle Beach this year is A Very Vintage Affair. This family-friendly festival and market will feature how-to workshops, classic cars, trucks and campers and live entertainment. You’ll also enjoy plenty of vendors featuring vintage and antique items, all-natural products and homemade goods available for purchase. There will also be free activities and crafts for kids.
Door prizes and contest giveaways will be awarded on both days. Food trucks will be set up in the parking lot of the mall. A Very Vintage Affair will take place Friday and Saturday at the Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Themed Cake Academy Class | March 25th & April 1st
Pink Pineapple Cakes will host two cake decorating classes this spring. Take your cake decorating skills to the next level by creating a spring or Easter-themed cake.
Classes are $45 each and include all the necessary supplies. The events are BYOB, so be sure to pack your favorite drink (and an apron!) to sip on while decorating. Attendees will be able to take their masterpieces home with them. Purchase event tickets online here.
Horry County Fair | April 23rd – May 2nd
The 6th Annual Horry County Fair is currently scheduled for April 23rd through May 2nd. Due to the closure of the Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2020, a new location for the fair has not yet been announced. The 10-day event is set to have exciting rides, decadent fair food, family-friendly games, live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting and so much more.
Art in the Park | April 24th & 25th
The Market Common will host Art in the Park in Valor Park this spring. This annual event returns for its 49th year with nearly 40 arts and crafts vendors selling their one-of-a-kind creations.
From pottery, jewelry and photography to sculptures, woodwork and fibers – you’re sure to find the perfect piece to add to your collection. This April event is free to attend and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival | 2021 Dates TBD
The popular Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival has not yet announced new dates for 2021.
This free Myrtle Beach event draws hundreds of food trucks from across the Grand Strand and other coastal areas for locals and visitors to enjoy. Beyond delicious food trucks, the event boasts cold beer, live music and a kids’ zone with games and prizes. The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival is held at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th avenue on the Boardwalk.
Myrtle Beach Marathon | May 1st
Calling all runners, walkers, cheerleaders and spectators! The 24th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon is just around the corner. This year’s event will feature a virtual 10k and family fun run alongside its traditional races. Races will begin and end at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave N.
In order to keep everyone safe during the event, masks must be worn at the start and finish line. Runners’ race bibs will be mailed to their registered address prior to race day. Organizers will also implement staggered start times for all in-person races. You can find more information about the 2021 Myrtle Beach Marathon here. We are excited about the return of this annual spring event in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | May 4th – September 19th
Spring welcomes the beginning of baseball season in Myrtle Beach! After a delayed start to the season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host their first six-game homestead on Tuesday, May 11th against the Augusta GreenJackets. The 120-game season will be split evenly between home and away games with every series beginning on Tuesday and ending on Sunday.
Visitors and locals alike look forward to the weekly promotions found at the TicketReturn.Com Field which include:
- Taco Tuesdays: $2 Tacos and Tallboys from 6 to 8 pm
- Wiener Wednesdays: $1 Hot Dogs all game long
- Thirsty Thursdays: $1 12oz. Bud & Bud Light drafts, $2 16oz. cans and $2 glasses of wine until 8 pm
- Family Fridays: Pre-game on-field catch and kid-friendly themes with a Post-game fireworks show
- Palmetto State Saturdays: $2 Seltzers and $5 mixed drinks until 7 pm, $3 off tickets for SC residents
- Family Sundays: Pre-game on-field catch and kid-friendly themes with a Post-game fireworks show
Be sure to check the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ schedule to see when they are home during the season.
Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival | 2021 Dates TBA
The annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival will return to the area in 2021after canceling their 2020 event dates. Previously, the event has featured local bands, food vendors and artists. This event is free to attend and takes place on historic Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. Check out the event website for the latest updates.
World Famous Blue Crab Festival | May 15th & 16th
Guests flock from far and wide to attend this famous annual Little River event! The “World Famous Crab Festival” is a two-day event that celebrates a favorite local dish – blue crabs. There will be hundreds of arts and crafts vendors present, live entertainment all weekend long, a spacious children’s area and plenty of food vendors serving up their favorite blue crab dishes. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day and tickets are $5 per day. Children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets may be purchased online.
The Return of Live Shows | Ongoing
March is an exciting month for live entertainment in Myrtle Beach! Many local theaters closed their curtains earlier this year to revamp returning performances. The following theaters are now OPEN for business for the 2021 season:
- Legends in Concert – Performers for the Spring 2021 season include Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Dolly Parton and Bruno Mars. Summer 2021 performers will include Cher, Luke Bryan, Pat Benatar, Shania Twain and Elvis Presley. Tickets range from $45.95 to $56.70 depending on seat location. Tickets may be purchased online.
- The Carolina Opry – Available shows include The Carolina Opry, Time Warp and The Performing Arts Series. Tickets range from $17-$25 for children and $34.95-$49.95 for adults. You may purchase your tickets online in advance.
- Medieval Times – This dinner & show event encompasses a medieval theme and includes horse stunts, sword battles and a live jousting tournament. Dinner includes four courses. Adults are $55.95 and children 12 and under are $28.95. Tickets may be purchased online.
- Pirates Voyage – This dinner & show event embraces a pirate theme and includes live acrobatic stunts, tumbling and rope stunts and live animal appearances. Dinner includes four courses. Tickets are $54.99 for adults and $29.99 for children ages 3-9. You may purchase your tickets online.