As one of the top vacation destinations on the East Coast, Myrtle Beach certainly has no shortage of events and festivals each summer. Lucky for our guests, many of them happen within a short drive of Monterey Bay Suites. If you’ll be staying with us this summer, check out which events and festivals are happening while you’ll be here.
Beginning in June and ending in September, Plyler Park comes alive with live entertainment each and every night! There are a variety of artists taking the stage so pay attention to the events calendar to see who’s playing. These shows are all free and make a perfect addition to a night on the boardwalk.
From mid-May through the end of September, Main St. in North Myrtle Beach is the hot spot for live music. Each Thursday night these free concerts are held on Main St. or at the Horseshoe on Ocean Blvd. Shows start around 7:00pm and end around 9:00pm. Bring a chair, sit back, relax and enjoy some great free concerts in North Myrtle Beach.
Gearheads rejoice! Myrtle Beach is also home to two great car shows every summer. With car enthusiasts travelling from all over the country to Myrtle Beach, you’re bound to see a plethora of American muscle.
Summerfest is back once again to spice up the summer at Barefoot Landing. From June 1st through September 3rd Barefoot Landing will feature live entertainment from acoustic musicians, face painters, America’s Got Talent contestants, and, of course, fireworks every Monday at 10:00.
While Carolina Country Music Festival is only in its 4th year, it has quickly become one of the biggest summer events on the Grand Strand. This year the festival kicks off Thursday night and last through Sunday, June 10. Some of today’s most popular names gather in Myrtle Beach for this one-of-a-kind celebration of country music.
Each year thousands of vacationers make the trip to Myrtle Beach to celebrate the 4th of July, and for good reason. There are countless professional and even more amateur fireworks displays happening as soon as the sun starts to go down. Walking on the beach during the 4th of July is an exhilarating experience, but if you want to just sit back and relax you can catch one of the many professional displays from Barefoot, to Broadway all the way down to the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. During the day you can catch the Salute from Shore as F-16s and many other vintage aircraft pass overhead, or you can head down to Murrells Inlet to catch the unique boat parade.
Nearing the end of the summer season is the 8th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival. The 3 day festival typically occurs in the beginning of September but dates are TBD. It will likely be held in the Pavilion Park Central lot at Broadway at the Beach. In the past, Friday has featured moonshine mixology, Saturday featured craft beer and Sunday featured plenty of wine tastings.
Returning for its 15th installment is the 2018 Irish Italian Festival in North Myrtle Beach. This is one of the most popular summer festivals among locals and tourists alike. There will be 2 stages with live music as well as plenty of food and art vendors. This family friendly event also features inflatables, balloon animals and magicians so even the little ones can enjoy.