Biggest Annual Events in Myrtle Beach

If you’re planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach, you’re probably wondering about the best Myrtle Beach things to do. The good news is that you can find all kinds of fun Myrtle Beach events no matter what time of year you come and visit us! Here are just a handful of the most exciting annual events in Myrtle Beach.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Typically running from mid-May until mid-September, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series is a great family-friendly event that encourages guests and locals alike to come out and listen to exciting live music. Gather on the grass at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater, bring your blanket or beach chair, and purchase snacks and drinks right on site. Each concert offers something new, perfect if you’re going to be in town for a while! Concerts are typically held on Friday nights from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and best of all, every Myrtle Beach music concert is free!

Bike Week

Myrtle Beach finds itself full of motorcycle enthusiasts during its annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week. In 2021, the festival will be held from May 7th through 16th. This event brings motorcyclists from across the country to meet together, make some new friends, and enjoy the beautiful biking conditions that Myrtle Beach has to offer. This festival is a casual event that allows you to stay for as long or short of a time as you please; everyone is welcome!


Sun Fun Festival

The Sun Fun Festival is typically held during the last weekend in May (in 2021, that’s May 29-31) and is a wonderful Myrtle Beach tradition. It was an annual event for over 50 years but had to be put on hiatus in 2011, but now, the Sun Fun Festival is back and better than ever! Various events can be attended for free and include a parade, dance competitions, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and an exciting fireworks show!

Corvette at the Beach Car Show

Each year in June, Myrtle Beach hosts the annual Corvettes at the Beach Car Show. 2021 will mark the 26th annual event that invites visitors and locals alike to come out to the beach and witness all kinds of new and classic cars. In addition to checking out all the awesome cars, you can dance to the music of DJ, grab some interesting items for sale from the Corvette Museum, participate in the live auction, or try to win some great door prizes!

Carolina Country Music Fest

Happening from June 10th through 13th, 2021, the Carolina Country Music Fest promises 3 days of exciting country music and fun for the whole family. Guests will get to hear from some up-and-coming acts as well as famous names in the country music scene, all with the beautiful backdrop of Myrtle Beach. Visitors will immediately understand why Carolina Country Music Fest is considered the Southeast’s best outdoor country music festival!

Hot Summer Nights

Taking place on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk from June 12th to September 4th, the Hot Summer Nights Festival is a great way to stay entertained all summer long. There’s something new going on each week, but typical entertainment includes free concerts, street entertainment, family-friendly activities and games, and even a weekly carnival! Festivities usually occur from around 8 until 11 p.m., making this event the perfect way to spend an evening with the ones you love most.

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Myrtle Beach Nationals Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Happening from June 12th thru 14th, the Myrtle Beach Nationals Car, Truck, and Bike Show is an exciting three-day event that the whole family is sure to love. This event allows visitors to see tons of unique cars, participate in tailgate parties and truck games, dance the evening away with a live DJ, or get into the action of the burnout competitions. The Car, Truck, and Bike Show is typically held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, but since the venue is closing, Myrtle Beach Nationals is expected to announce a new location soon.

Monster Truck Beach Devastation

Held in mid-to-late June each year, Monster Truck Beach Devastation is a thrilling event that promises an evening of fun. Your kids are sure to love watching the giant 10,000-pound monster trucks race, compete in a wheelie contest, or simply freestyle around the arena. You can even head down to the pit party after the main event to get pictures taken with these incredible trucks!

Fireworks on the Beach

If you’re going to be in town for the 4th of July, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the fireworks show! As soon as the sun goes down, fireworks will be lining up at locations like Broadway at the Beach, Cherry Grove Pier, and Barefoot Landing. It’s the perfect way to finish off your 4th of July after visiting other local events like the Independence Day Cookout and the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade.

Mustang Week

If you’re a Mustang lover, come out to Mustang Week in September! The 2021 event will mark the 20th annual occasion and will guarantee exciting events like the Croftgate USA Meet and Greet, Pro-Dyno Dyno Challenge, Car Show, Cruise-In, and so much more! Come to check out all the incredible Mustangs, or enter your own vehicle for the chance to enter the car show and win some great awards! This week is dedicated to celebrating this iconic vehicle and is sure to be a unique and fun event for all.

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Any sports fan is sure to enjoy baseball season in Myrtle Beach when you can catch a game with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! Our local team is an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, playing all summer long for residents and visitors alike to come out and cheer on. The Pelicans often offer weekly promotions on hot dogs and craft beers, making this a great budget-friendly way to spend an evening with your family.

Ripken Experience

Baseball fans can also get in on some tournament action at the Ripken Experience. This state-of-the-art baseball complex holds tons of ball competitions throughout the summer, providing a totally unique experience every time. Come out to cheer on the competing teams or enter for yourself for the chance to win some prize money! Either way, it’s the perfect evening spent with your family under the beautiful summer sun of Myrtle Beach.

Water Lantern Festival

Of all the incredible Myrtle Beach events happening around the calendar, the Water Lantern Festival is one of the most beautiful. This event allows you and your family to grab a water lantern and write a special message before you send it out to sea with hundreds or even thousands of others. Before you launch your lantern that evening, you and your family can come out early to enjoy dinner and entertainment at the festival as well!

Whether you’re looking for monster trucks, baseball, music, or anything in between, Myrtle Beach has it! And the best part? This list is just the beginning! There’s truly something going on every day in Myrtle Beach; between the exciting annual festivals and the permanent attractions, restaurants, and sights to see, you’ll never be bored!