It might still be a little cool here in Myrtle Beach, but don’t worry because spring is right around the corner! When the weather starts to warm up, the local events start to pick up! Get out of the hotel and enjoy the breezy beach weather with these top Myrtle Beach spring events!
Here are our top picks for Spring Events in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival | April 3rd – April 5th
The popular Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival is back for 2020! Enjoy this free event that is happening April 3rd through 5th at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th avenue on the Boardwalk. The hours are Friday from 6pm – 10pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11am – 7pm.
Myrtle Beach Marathon | March 7th
Calling all runners, walkers, cheerleaders, and spectators! It’s almost time for this year’s Myrtle Beach Marathon! This race features a full marathon, half marathon, 5k, family fun run, and Wellness Expo. The race starts along the boulevard and finishes at the Pelicans Stadium. For more information and to sign up, visit their website.
Horry County Fair | Myrtle Beach Speedway | April 24th – May 3rd
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 schedule is as follows:
- Friday, April 24 – GRAND OPENING, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Saturday, April 25 – SPECTACULAR SATURDAY, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Sunday, April 26 – SUN-DAY, FUNDAY!, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Monday, April 27 – DISCOUNT NIGHT!, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Tuesday, April 28 – $12 TUESDAY!, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Wednesday, April 29 – WACKY WEDNESDAY!, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Thursday, April 30 – FAMILY FUN NIGHT!, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Friday, May 1 – FUN FRIDAY, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Saturday, May 2 – SUN-FUN SATURDAY, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Sunday, May 3 – LAST DAY, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam | April 30th – May 2nd
The 3rd Annual Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam is back and better than ever! Come and enjoy this 3 day festival that features an off-road obstacle course, car show, beach crawls, raffles, nightly parties, and over 90 vendors. This year they are predicting to have over 2,000 jeeps! It is happening at the old Myrtle Square Mall and tickets must be purchased. For more information and tickets, visit their website.
Jazz in the Park | April 26th
Save the date for this celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and Myrtle Beach’s jazz history. This event is free to attend and features local bands, local food vendors, and local artists. Bring your lawn chair and find a spot to enjoy! Jazz in the Park is taking place April 26th from 2-6pm at Chapin Park (1410 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach).
World Famous Blue Crab Festival | Little River Waterfront | May 16th – 17th
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.
Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light | Ongoing
This new Brookgreen Gardens exhibit will feature spectacular large scale light sculptures by internationally known artist, Bruce Munro. It will have seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms where they will be installed. His sculptures will allow Brookgreen visitors to see the gardens in a new light! Even if you have been before, this exhibit is one you won’t want to miss. It is occurring April 8th – September 12th Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Visit their website for tickets and more information.
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 9th with a seven game homestead against the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Fredericksburg Baseball. 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:
- Taco Tuesday
• Wiener Wednesday
• Thirsty Thursday
• 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.
10th Annual Irish Festival | Market Common | March 14th
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.
Sound like fun?