Spring has officially arrived in Myrtle Beach and the area is blooming with exciting events! OK, puns aside, there really are tons of local events happening this spring that present the perfect opportunity for you to get out of the hotel and enjoy the breezy beach weather.
Curious about what’s happening near the Holiday Inn Oceanfront for the next few weeks? We’ve got you covered.
Here are our top picks for Spring Events in Myrtle Beach
The Return of Live Shows | Ongoing
March is an exciting month for live entertainment in Myrtle Beach! Many of the local theatres close the curtains for a few weeks during the beginning of the year to work on new shows and revamp returning performances. With the return on warmer weather, however, comes the return of exciting entertainment. The following theaters are now OPEN for business for the 2017 season:
Legends in Concert – Performers for the 2018 season include: Elvis Presley, Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Cher, and more! Call (843) 238-7827 for ticket information.
The Carolina Opry – Shows include: The Carolina Opry, Time Warp, Thunder & Light. Call (800) 843-6779 for ticket information.
Alabama Theater – Shows include: One The Show & Special Guest Performances.
Medieval Times – Dinner & show event encompasses a medieval theme and includes horse stunts, sword battles, and a live jousting tournament. Dinner includes four courses. Call (866) 543-9637 for information.
Pirates Voyage – Dinner & show event embraces a “pirate” theme and includes live acrobatic stunts, tumbling and rope stunts, and live animal appearances. Dinner includes four courses. Call (843) 497-9700 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | Ongoing
Spring also welcomes the beginning of baseball season in Myrtle Beach! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans kick off their season on Thursday, April 5th with a back-to-back home series against the Frederick Keys and the Winston-Salem Dash. If you aren’t in town that week, fret not, as the Pelicans have a packed schedule all summer long!
Visitors and locals alike look forward to these weekly promotions that can help you make the most out of your trip to the ball game:
• Backpack Buddies Mondays – Discount tickets with donation
• Craft Beer Tuesday – $2 craft beer between 6pm – 8pm
• Wiener Wednesday – BOGO Hebrew National hot dogs
• Thirsty Thursday – $1 domestic beer between 6 pm – 8 pm
• Scheduled post-game fireworks shows
• Scheduled theme nights
Be sure to check the Myrtle Beach Pelicans schedule to see when they are home during the season.
Annual Irish Festival | Market Common | March 17th
Looking to enjoy the area’s top Irish festivities? If so, look no farther than the Annual Irish Fest at Market Common. This day-long celebration is perfect for families and offers plenty to keep your crew happy. Visitors can enjoy Authentic Irish food and beverages, live entertainment, area vendor tents, and plenty of activities for the kiddos like inflatables, games, face painting, and much more. This event is free to attend and will take place from 11 am – 7 pm.
Easter Bunny Breakfast Series | Market Common | Ongoing
If you’re looking for a little Easter fun during your Spring vacation, look no farther than the Easter Bunny Breakfast Series at Market Common. For four weeks during March and April, Mr. Bunny himself will be hopping around different Market Common restaurants doing meet and greets with his favorite followers. These events are only $10 / person and are free for guests 3 and under. The schedule for the Bunny Breakfast series is as follows:
· March 17th – Tupelo Honey Café (843) 315-3780
· March 24th – Travinia Italian Kitchen (843) 2233-8500
· March 31st –Gordon Biersch (843) 839-0249
Please call individual restaurants for details and reservations.
Horry County Fair | Myrtle Beach Speedway | April 20th – 29th
Grab the family and head to the Myrtle Beach Speedway to attend the annual Horry County Fair. A spring tradition for many visitors and locals alike, this annual event packs tons of fun into just 10 days. Guests can enjoy a variety of exciting rides, decadent fair food, family-friendly games, live entertainment, a petting zoo and face painting, and so much more. The fair will run from 5 pm – 11 pm on weekdays and 12 pm – 11 pm on weekends.
World Famous Blue Crab Festival | Little River Waterfront | May 19th – 20th
Believe it or not, guests flock from far and wide to attend this famous Little River event! The “World Famous Crab Festival” is a two-day event that celebrates a favorite local cuisine – blue crabs. There will be more than 200 arts and crafts vendors present, live entertainment all weekend long, a spacious children’s area with rides and games, and plenty of food vendors serving up their favorite blue crab dishes, of course! Crab cakes, crab bisque, crab fritters, crab po’boys, crab salad, and crab dip are just a few succulent dishes that guests can look forward to. Tickets are only $4 in advance (per day) or $5 at the gates. Call (843) 249-6604 for more information.
Sound like fun?