With the weather finally starting to warm up and the storm clouds beginning to part, Spring fever is in the air. It is easy for your thoughts to begin drifting away from your workload and to start settling on a daydream of the perfect beach getaway, and Myrtle Beach is the best place to fulfill those fantasies!
Not only are there bright blue skies and warm weather throughout the Spring but also numerous events will be taking place that you won’t want to miss! Here is a breakdown of the 2021 Spring Events in Myrtle Beach. We can’t wait to see you this Spring at Monterey Bay.
The 27th annual Horry County Museum Quilt Gala invites visitors and locals to view the Quilts of Valor display at the Horry County Museum located on Main St in Conway, SC. The Myrtle Beach Snowbirds and Conway Quilts of Valor groups have created numerous quilts honoring local veterans.
These special quilts may be viewed at the Museum from Mar. 3rd to the 26th. Check the Museum’s website for information about quilt and textile programs available throughout March.
Join in the Seussical Celebration at Brookgreen Gardens on March 6, 2021. In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, join in the fun-filled day Brookgreen Gardens has planned for kids. This event is included in the general admission fee.
Activities are make-and-take crafts, interactive games, a read-aloud, and nature education. Times for the event are 10am – 2pm in the Enchanted Storybook Forest. Protocols have been put in place to keep participants and organizers safe.
The 6th annual Surf Dreams Foundation’s Mac-N-Cheese Cookoff will take place on March 7, 2021, at Sara J’s Restaurant in Garden City. Twenty chefs, restaurants, and backyard cooks will battle for the title of Mac-N-Cheese World Champion. An all-you-can-eat wristband is $20.
The event runs from noon to 3pm. Parking will be limited, but golf cart shuttles will be running from the Old Chicago Pizza and Kroger parking lots located on Atlantic Ave. in Garden City.
Ripley’s Aquarium and Painting with a Twist have partnered to create a unique painting event. Participants will have the chance to create a marine-themed masterpiece while enjoying a glass of wine and the underwater views only Ripley’s Aquarium can provide.
Tickets for the event are $45 which includes admission to the Aquarium, one drink ticket, appetizers, and art supplies. This event is from 4pm – 6pm, but guests are invited to arrive early and enjoy time in the Aquarium. Check the aquarium’s website for each date’s planned painting and to purchase your event ticket.
Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19, the City of North Myrtle Beach has announced the cancellation of the 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival that was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Due to the Canadian border still being closed, the annual Myrtle Beach Can-Am Days has been canceled for 2021.
Another crowd-pleaser is the 32nd annual Run to the Sun Car Show, which happens to be one of the largest car shows in the southeast, bringing in thousands of classic cars to Myrtle Beach! Not only is this a can’t-miss event, but the show also raises money each year for the Children’s Miracle Network and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The event’s location will return to the site of the old Myrtle Square Mall at 2501 Kings Hwy between 21st and 27th Ave N. Spectator parking will be at Broadway at the Beach with shuttles services running each day of the event. Showtimes are 8am – 5pm each day.
A Very Vintage Affair is a two-day family-friendly festival and market featuring How-To workshops, vintage cars, trucks, and campers, live performances, food trucks, and vendors selling all-natural goods, handmade crafts, and antiques. There will also be free arts and crafts for kids throughout the event.
This is a free event with contest opportunities to win door prizes and give-a-ways. The event will be at Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet. Hours for the event are 10am – 6pm each day. Find out more online about the vendors who will be featured at this event.
Head to Thompson Farms & Nursery at Brickyard Plantation for the 8th annual EGGstraordinary Easter Event. Hours for the event are from 11am to 4pm with loads of socially-distanced fun planned including pictures with the Easter Bunny, a 6-acre play area, a petting zoo with a chance to feed small animals, and hay wagon ride to the pasture to feed buffalo and brahma. Camel and pony rides will be available for an additional charge.
The highlight of this event will be watching 10,000 filled eggs being dropped around the Farm by helicopter at 1pm followed by an Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets are $10 per person; kids 2 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the gate on the day of the event.
Visit with the Easter Bunny at Broadway at the Beach every Saturday and Sunday from March 20th – April 3rd. The Easter Bunny Experience will take place on Heros Harbor Stage near Margaritaville from 1pm to 4pm each day. Protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of all participants.
The 6th annual Horry County Fair is currently scheduled for April 23rd – May 2nd, 2021. Due to the closure of the Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2020, the new location of the Fair has not been announced. The 10-day event is set to have live entertainment, food, games, rides, a petting zoo, and the annual racing pigs. Please check back for further details.
The 24th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon will have a different look than previous years. The marathon was originally scheduled for March of 2021 but was postponed to ensure the necessary medical resources would be available for the race.
For the 24th annual event, runners have the option of an in-person marathon, half marathon, or 5k run. There will also be virtual race options of a 10k Run and Family Fun Run. Runners also have the chance to complete a Myrtle Beach Double – running the Virtual 10k Run plus one of the in-person runs.
To register and find out more information about the changes to this year’s event, visit the Myrtle Beach Marathon website.
The 39th annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will take place on May 15th-16th in Little River, SC. The event will run 9am – 5pm each day with a $5 admission fee required for everyone over the age of 12.
Expect to find fresh, local seafood, a variety of festival food vendors, live beach music, and a market featuring arts & crafts, unique finds, clothing, and souvenirs. Organizers have reassured the public that this year’s event will have pandemic protocols in place to ensure the safety of all guests, vendors, and organizers.
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