Exciting Activities to Enhance Your Myrtle Beach Visit

CarolinaFireJournal - Jennifer C. Prince
Jennifer C. Prince North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB
04/28/2011 -

Pleasantly located on the northern end of the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach offers an abundance of exciting activities that are sure to please anyone.  It’s no wonder North Myrtle Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year!

Over the years we have welcomed thousands of our service men and woman for some much needed R & R with family and friends.  There is so much to do in North Myrtle Beach, from year-round festivals and entertaining dinner shows, to challenging miniature golf courses, there is never a shortage of activities.

Myrtle Beach MayFest 2011 promises to be another great event this year, with exciting events happening all month long! From food and wine festivals to live entertainment and music, this year’s MayFest is bound to offer a little bit of beachside fun for everyone...



May 6 - 7 : Mother’s Day Weekend at Darlington Raceway

  • NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series Showtime Southern 500®
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200®

May 6, 13, 20 & 27 : FREE Military Concerts

  • Downtown Myrtle Beach, between 8th & 9th Ave. N.
  • May 6: 282nd US Army Band (Full stage band) at 7 p.m.
  • May 13: 282nd US Army Band (Jazz Combo) at 8 p.m.
  • May 20: 208th US Army Reserve Band at 7 p.m.
  • May 27: 82nd Airborne Division Band at 7 p.m.

May 8 - 15 : Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival

  • Paula Deen Hey Ya’ll - Paula Deen joins us for a fine southern cuisine cooking demonstration
  • Coastal Uncorked Restaurant Week
  • All aboard for the Tasting Trolley, an exclusive tasting event
  • Finale Gala & Food Challenge with 6 of Myrtle Beach’s top chefs

TobyMacMay 21 : Beach Blast! Christian Music Festival

  • Downtown Myrtle Beach, between 8th & 9th Ave. N.
  • Scheduled to appear: TobyMac, Skillet, LeCrae, Disciple, Anthem Lights, Manic Drive and speaker Bob Lenz

May 25-27 : Vietnam Memorial Wall Exhibit - The Wall That Heals

  • Vietnam Memorial Wall Exhibit Downtown Myrtle Beach, between 8th & 9th Ave. N.
  • Don’t miss this half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States.

May 28 : Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

  • John McCain Memorial Day Weekend Parade
  • Scheduled to appear: John McCain, the 2011 Memorial Day Weekend Parade Grand Marshal
  •  60th Annual Sun Fun Festival Kick-off
  • David Archuleta, American Idol Season 7 runner-up
  • David Archuleta Various Disney® and Nickelodeon® celebrities including Jennette McCurdy from iCarly, Noah and Ethan Munck from iCarly, Ariana Grande from Victorious, Jake T. Austin from Wizards of Waverly Place, Doug Brochu from Sonny With a Chance and Zendaya Coleman from Shake it Up. Celebrities will participate in “meet ‘n greet” and/or perform live.
  • Plus Military Appreciation activities, vendors and displays.If you planning a summer vacation, join us this July 4th!  North Myrtle Beach is home to one of the most spectacular fireworks shows on the East Coast!  Join us on Saturday, July 4th at The Cherry Grove Fishing Pier for our annual July 4th Celebration.  The show starts at 9:30 pm and don’t forget to bring a beach chair! 

Need a place to stay during your visit?  The North Myrtle Beach area features over 12,500 vacation rental options, varying from beach camping/RVing and quaint cottages to oceanfront penthouses and luxurious condominiums. Depending on your accommodation needs, vacationing style and budget, North Myrtle Beach has the perfect vacation accommodation match for you.

There is never a shortage of dining options in North Myrtle Beach. Choose from your favorite national chains to locally owned and operated establishments that will suit everyone.  From Calabash style seafood to steaks and burgers, we have a wide variety of options!

In North Myrtle Beach we believe that it’s our pace of life that separates us from the crowd.  Even with so much to do nearby, our relaxed, peaceful environment lets you truly unwind. It’s the perfect place to take a long walk on our nine miles of beaches, soak up the sun and scenery, and create wonderful memories.

Experience the Difference...North Myrtle Beach.  Where our idea of “basic training” is teaching a child to fish.

For more information, get your free Visitors Guide by visiting www.nmbcoc.travel or call 866-842-0455.
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