With the weather starting to finally warm up, and spring fever in the air, there is no doubt that you are drifting away from the thoughts of your work load, and are daydreaming of somewhere warm to escape to. Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to fulfill those fantasies! Not only are there bright blue skies, warm weather, and perfect beach days throughout spring, there is an awesome amount of activities that are taking place that you won’t want to miss!
Kicking off the beginning of March with the annual Myrtle Beach Marathon. It is most definitely a crowd pleaser and this year happens to be the 21st marathon. This three-day event is filled with all types of running challenges, including 5Ks and team relays! This event is the perfect place for runners of all expertise, from people trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon to the first time marathon runner! The Myrtle Beach Marathon festivities will be taking place on Thursday, March 1st through Saturday, March 3rd. Check out their website for more information and details!
Now let’s not forget about one of my favorite events and the perfect kickoff to spring, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival! This year marks the 30th year of the festival which takes place on March 11th in downtown North Myrtle Beach. The festival will bring in around 30,000 people from all over to celebrate being Irish and the start of spring. This FREE event is rain or shine and has a whole bunch of live music, rides, and amusements for kids, along with vendors displaying their crafts, services, information, and products for purchase!
Coming March 10th through the 18th is the 56th annual Canadian-American festival! This 8-day event is fun-packed with different every day. With locations holding events all over the Grand Strand you will surely be kept busy throughout your 8-day adventure. Learn more about the participating businesses, dates & more!
Finally, another crowd pleaser is the 30th 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 raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Myrtle Beach decided to start off the month of April the right way by bringing back the Horry County Fair! This 10 day fair (April 7th- 16th) is sure to keep you entertained with something to do for everyone! From racing pigs, to a petting zoo, rides, and daily LIVE and FREE on-stage entertainment, the Horry County Fair is definitely the perfect place to help your winter blues go away! For more information and detail on this event, check out their website.