Myrtle Beach in May 2014
Once again, the popular Boathouse Summer Concert Series brings FREE live concerts to the Grand Strand on Sunday Fundays. Thousands of music lovers will be heading to The Boathouse on the Intracoastal Waterway. Come enjoy free concerts every Sunday all summer long! There's no cover charge and all ages are welcome! Bands performing at the Boathouse Concert Series include Fuel, Outshyne, Fastball, Little Texas, DangerMuffin and Tru Sol.
During May, Myrtle Beach will be hosting a month long celebration to honor the men and women of our nation's military. The Military Appreciation Days celebration will feature great music with the Andrew Thielen Big Band, a 5K Run, Memorial Day Parade, family picnic (free for current military personnel, veterans and their families), a beard and moustache contest, discounts at area restaurants and attractions, kids' activities and a Memorial Day Ceremony. More info.
Surfside Beach Founders Day Weekend - May 2-4
A special 50th Anniversary Event, the Surfside Beach Founders Day Weekend starts on Friday with live beach music from Sea Cruz. On Saturday, the fun continues in the Surfside Beach Pier parking lot with carnival games, a carousel, magician, carnival food, a fireworks show & more. Sunday's festivities include a special Blessing of the Beach and a family picnic. Nearby Surfside Beach hotels include the oceanfront Holiday Inn and the Comfort Inn. More info.
Key West Music & Wine Fest - May 3
Grab a lawn chair, get a few good friends together and come on down to La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River for a fun-filled afternoon of live music at the Key West Music & Wine Fest. The Jamaican Jerks and The Paul Grimshaw Duo will be performing live. Sample La Belle Amie wines, take a vineyard tour and enjoy delicious food from Smokin' Pitt BBQ and the Vineyard Grill. Check out this La Belle Amie Festivals video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. La Belle Amie Vineyard is located at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River, SC. The Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort are oceanfront hotels conveniently located near the vineyard. More info.
Blessing of the Inlet - May 3
See Ya' Saturday! Bring your family and friends to the Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet for the Blessing of the Inlet from 9 am until 4 pm. The day long, fun-filled festival features great food from your favorite Murrells Inlet restaurants (including fresh, local seafood), live entertainment (dance troops, gospel choirs & contemporary Christian musicians), arts & crafts vendors and a myriad of games and activities for the kids (inflatables, a climbing wall, dunking tank and face & hair painting). Admission is free! Visit www.blessingoftheinlet.com for more information. Nearby hotels in Murrells Inlet include the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Taste of the Coast - May 3
An annual celebration with fantastic food, drinks, and fun, the Taste of the Coast features delicious food from area restaurants, live entertainment and much more. Taste of the Coast 2014 will take place at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The celebration gets under way at 11 am and features non-stop excitement until 4 pm. Admission is $3 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Please bring canned food items for our food drive supporting the North Strand Helping Hands. The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, South Carolina 29566. Nearby oceanfront resorts include the Ocean Creek Resort, Embassy Suites and the Sea Watch Resort.
Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival - May 3
Conway Downtown Alive presents the Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival from 11 am until 10 pm in downtown Conway, South Carolina (15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach). The Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival features great live entertainment, food, a craft beer tasting zone, arts & crafts and much more. Bring your own chair to sit back and enjoy the concert. Stop by Palmetto Chevrolet for the Chicora Classic Car Show from 8 am until 3 pm. For more information, visit conwayalive.com.
The Harleys and choppers will soon begin pouring onto the Grand Strand for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, an annual Myrtle Beach tradition. Local businesses, vendors and biker-friendly resorts are getting ready for this year's rally and so are motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country. There will be a myriad of Bike Week Events and activities taking place during Bike Week including bike shows, parties, live music, poker runs, exhibits, contests, great food and much more.
Throttle Fest 2014 - May 9-17
The House of Blues Myrtle Beach will partner with the Full Throttle Saloon to present Throttle Fest 2014 from May 9th through May 17th. The Bike Week event will feature live music daily on the deck. There will also be appearances by cast members from the hit show Full Throttle Saloon plus Danny "The Count" from Counting Cars will be stopping by. Other event features include exciting contests and giveaways. The House of Blues is located at 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
Movies in the Park - May 9
Visit the Riverfront Park in downtown Conway for free movies shown on a giant 15 ft x 25 ft inflatable screen. Movies in the Park are shown throughout the year. Admission is free. Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars!
Mayfest on Main Festival - May 10
Main Street in North Myrtle Beach comes to life on May 10th when the Mayfest on Main Festival kicks off at 10 am. The Mayfest on Main Festival features live music, arts & crafts vendors, food, street entertainers and a children's area. Bring your chair, kick back and enjoy performances by Blue Monday, Ross Coppley Band & The Surf City Allstars on the Main Stage at the "horseshoe". Oceanfront North Myrtle Beach hotels located near Main Street include the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort (1 block from Main St) and the Avista Resort (3 and 1/2 blocks from Main).
4th Annual Back to Summer Car & Truck Show - May 10
Sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Car Club, this year's Back to Summer Car & Truck Show will be held next to the Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach. The Back to Summer Car & Truck Show takes place from 9 am until 4 pm and proceeds will benefit local charities. Music, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Hotels near Broadway at the Beach include Camelot by the Sea, Anderson Ocean Club, Patricia Grand Resort Hotel, Carolinian Resort and the Myrtle Beach Sheraton.
5K 80s Rock and Roll Run - May 10
The 5K 80s Rock and Roll Run comes to the Myrtle Beach Speedway on May 10th. The Myrtle Beach Speedway is located off Hwy 501 at 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach SC, 29579. Call 877-RACE-LAP or visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com for more information.
Pawleys Pavilion Reunion - May 10
An annual tradition since 1998, the Pawleys Pavilion Reunion features shag dancing on a huge dance floor. Come out to the Pawleys Island Nature Park and enjoy some great music from The Tams. They'll be performing live from 6 pm until 11 pm. Bring a chair. Local food vendors will be on hand. No coolers or outside food allowed. Help Habitat for Humanity build a home for a deserving family. Pawleys Island Nature Park is located at 321 Myrtle Ave, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585. Advance tickets are available from the event sponsor, Habitat for Humanity of Georgetown County. Call 843-546-5685 Ext. 6 for tickets or more information.
Myrtle Beach BikeFest - May 12-17
The Myrtle Beach Speedway will be hosting Myrtle Beach Bike Fest from May 12th through the 17th. The event will feature motorcycle shows, live music, DJs, a myriad of contests (eating, pole dancing, wet t-shirt, homemade bikini & Daisy Duke), bike games, fire shows, celebrity appearances and more. Breakfast will be served every morning at the speedway concession stand. The Dan Lawson Band will be on stage daily performing their unique blend of blues and rock. The Myrtle Beach Speedway is located on Hwy 501 just 5 miles north of Myrtle Beach.
Vietnam Memorial Wall - May 14-18
The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, returns to Myrtle Beach for five days as part of Military Appreciation Days. The wall, on display at Grand Park, will be accessible 24 hours a day.
Nantucket Music & Wine Fest - May 15
Get a few good friends together, grab a lawn chair and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River for a fun-filled afternoon of live music at the Nantucket Music & Wine Fest. Nantucket Band and Southern Justice will be performing live. Take a vineyard tour, sample great La Belle Amie wines and enjoy delicious food. Check out this La Belle Amie Festivals video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. La Belle Amie Vineyard is located at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River, SC. The Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort are oceanfront hotels conveniently located near the vineyard. More info.
North Myrtle Beach is known as the birthplace of Carolina Beach music and for a few months each summer Main Street comes alive with a wide variety of live, musical performances. Music on Main is a great place to bring the entire family for a fun-filled evening of music, dancing, shopping and dining. Bring a chair, kick back and enjoy exciting live performances. In addition to the Mayfest concert on May 10th featuring Blue Monday, Ross Coppley Band & The Surf City Allstars on the Main Stage at the "horseshoe", May concerts are scheduled for the the 15th (Marsha Morgan), the 22nd (Carolina Breakers) and the 29th (Envision Band) from 7 pm until 9 pm. Oceanfront North Myrtle Beach Hotels located close to Main Street include the OD Beach Resort (just 1 block from Main) and Avista Resort (3 and 1/2 blocks from Main). More info or Video.
The Caravelle Cup - May 16-17
Once again, The Caravelle Resort presents the Caravelle Cup golf tournament to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The 2-day tournament kicks off on Friday at the Pine Lakes Country Club with a Texas Scramble format round. Play continues on Saturday at the Grande Dunes Members Club with a Best Ball format. Tournament packages include 2 days of golf, 3 nights lodging at The Caravelle Resort, complimentary parties for players on Thursday & Friday nights, a delicious buffet breakfast and a chance to win prizes (cash & merchandise). The Caravelle Resort is located at 6900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. For more information, call 843-918-7008 or email email@example.com.
Visit the waterfront in Little River, South Carolina for a weekend of music, great food and fun at the Blue Crab Festival from 9 am until 6 pm (Saturday & Sunday). The festival features amazing beach music, arts & crafts vendors, fantastic seafood, a kids' area and more. Craig Woolard & The Embers, Jim Quick & Coastline, Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot, Fahrenheit and Sea Cruz will be performing live. Advance tickets are available at a cost of $3 for a one day ticket or $5 for a two day ticket. Tickets are $5 per day at the gate. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Little River Chamber of Commerce, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce or First Bank in Little River.
Beach Blast - May 17
Coming to Myrtle Beach on Saturday May 17th, the Beach Blast Christian Music Festival will be held on Ocean Boulevard between 8th Ave and 9th Ave North near the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. In addition to great music, there will be vendors selling Christian merchandise plus great food and drinks. Bring your chair or blanket (seating will not be available). The event will be emceed by John Nix and feature performances by Jesus Culture (Kim Walker, Smith & Derek Johnson), Skillet, For King and Country, Sadie & John Luke Robertson from Duck Dynasty and Jamie Grace. Purchase tickets in advance and Save! Visit www.beachblastfest.com for more information.
Sandune Archery Club 30-Target3D Tournament - May 17-18
Sandune Archery Club's 30-Target3D Tournament is an exciting competition with three dimensional targets (deer, bear, turkey, etc.). Targets are sectioned off into areas with different point values. Participants are divided up and compete in categories depending on their age and skill level as well as the style of bow and extra equipment variations used. The tournament will take place from 9 am until 3 pm at the Sandune Archery Club in the Socastee Recreation Park located at 7485 Butler Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Visit sandunearchery.com or call 843-450-3409 for more information.
Never Forget Memorial Golf Outing - May 18-21
Every year Firefighters from all around the country along with their friends and family travel to Myrtle Beach for this Memorial tournament. Players can choose up to four courses to play from some of the Best Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach. Participating course include Blackmoor, Grand Dunes Resort Club, MBN West, MBN King's North, Pawleys Plantation, Wild Wing and many more. Join us May 18th through the 21st to play or just to support this year's Never Forget Memorial Golf Outing. The Springmaid Beach Resort is providing tournament lodging. More info or Video.
Veterans Golf Classic - May 18-21
Veterans and active military are invited to play in this yearly tournament. Scheduled to begin May 18th, this unique tournament teams groups of two, based on team handicaps against each other in this friendly game. At least one member of each team must be an active or veteran military service member. Single players are welcome and will be paired prior to the event. The tournament will be held on many of Myrtle Beach's finest clubs including the Founders Club at Pawleys Island, Man O' War Golf Club, Wicked Stick Golf Links and many others. Come join us as we honor and celebrate our nations military. More info.
Black Bike Week 2014 - May 23-26
Since it's beginning in 1980, Black Bike Week has grown from a small event held annually in the town of Atlantic Beach into a huge festival that encompasses most of the Grand Strand from Myrtle Beach to North Myrtle Beach. Atlantic Beach BikeFest is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend and attracts bikers from around the country. Check out these Biker Friendly Hotels for BBW
Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade and Festivities - May 24
The city of Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade kicks off on Ocean Boulevard at 10:30 am and travels from 27th Ave N to 9th Ave N. This year's Grand Marshal is Montel Williams, a renowned talk show host and 15 yr military veteran. After the Memorial Day Parade, head over to the pavilion site for a family picnic (free for current military personnel, veterans and their families) featuring live music with the Andrew Thielen Big Band, the Veterans Beard and 'Stache Beach Bash, military exhibits and kids' activities. More info.
Dirty Myrtle Mud Run - May 24
For an exciting day in the mud, head over to the Dirty Myrtle Mud Run at Waterbridge in the Carolina Forest community. The adult Mud Run Course is approximately 3 miles and features a myriad of obstacles including a pond, ditch crawl, hills, crawl thru tubes, log/tire run, crawl under, tire trot, hay mountain and the mud pit finish. There's also an approximately 1 mile mud course for the kids. Visit www.dirtymyrtlemudrun.com for more information.
Surfside Beach Memorial Day Cookout - May 25
Stop by the Memorial Day Cook Out at the Surfside Pier from 4 pm until 8 pm for an evening of fun for the entire family. The event features live music, food, drinks and inflatables for the kids. Visit our South Myrtle Beach hotels page for nearby accommodations.
Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades - May 25 thru August 31
Surfside Beach's Sunday Serenades will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm in the gazebo at Passive Park. A peaceful area located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive, Surfside Beach's newest park is set amongst beautiful live oaks with a gazebo, picnic tables and a Veterans Memorial fountain.
Surfside Beach Memorial Day Service - May 26
Come out and join us in honoring those who lost their lives serving our country. The Memorial Day Service starts at 2:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial in Fuller Park.
Broadway at the Beach 2014 Fireworks - May 27
The Summer Fireworks Extravaganzas at Broadway at the Beach kickoff on May 27th with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Broadway. The show is scheduled for 10 pm and is part of an exciting fireworks schedule that runs throughout the year.
National Retired Military Golf Classic - May 27-31
The 31st Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic will be held this year from May 28th thru May 31st. This years tournament will be played on four of the best golf courses found along the Grand Strand. Celebrating its 31st anniversary, this historic event is the largest retired military tournament in the world. Registration is from 8 am to 4 pm on May 27th at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club. More info.