Top 10 Festivals In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

festivals in myrtle beach

Myrtle Beach is a popular oceanfront resort in South Carolina. The city offers a string of gorgeous beaches along the Atlantic Coast, dubbed the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach also features a beachfront boardwalk, lined with souvenir stands, arcades and restaurants, and old-fashioned fun can be had at Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Also of note is SkyWheel, believed to be the tallest Ferris wheel in the USA. Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor entertainment and shopping complex. The city is also home to a number of celebrity-designed golf courses. The whole family will enjoy a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, with its underwater experiences and marine life to view. Make your vacation in this popular city even better by visiting when the top festivals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are under way. Scroll below to find out more.

1. Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival [Last event in 2019]

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Posted by Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Friday, 4 October 2019

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival is hosted by the City of Myrtle Beach and celebrates the many local seafood restaurants along the Grand Strand. The festival is held over two days during November at Burroughs & Chappin Pavilion Place, on downtown Myrtle Beach. Besides all the delicious seafood on offer, kids can have fun at a huge kids’ zone with carnival games, bouncy castles, slides and other fun activities, including face painting and a rock-climbing wall.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Address: Burroughs & Chappin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Takes place: November

2. Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival [Last event in 2019]

Posted by Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival on Monday, 29 April 2019

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival runs over a period of three days in April each year. The festival is held at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place in the Oceanfront Boardwalk District, between 8th and 9th Avenue North. A variety of food trucks offer a range of sumptuous cuisines, including fast food like burgers and hot dogs, seafood options and other delights, along with a choice of drinks and craft beer.

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

Address: Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

Takes place: April

3. Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

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The 15th annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF) will be held in April next year at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is renowned as being amongst the best film lineups in the world. The variety of excellent films to be offered at the festival is chosen by a panel of seven judges. Besides the independent and foreign films to be enjoyed, there will be a variety of food and other activities too.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Address: Market Common, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Takes place: Usually held in April

4. Myrtle Beach Greek Festival

Time to get your dancing shoes on!! Myrtle Beach Greek Festival is coming! October 17th - 20th Did we mention the Pastries! Did we mention the food! Lots of fun for everyone! OPA!

Posted by St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Myrtle Beach on Thursday, 3 October 2019

Myrtle Beach Greek Festival is hosted by St. John the Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach each year during October on the church’s grounds. The event celebrates the flavors of Greece along with live entertainment, featuring Greek music and traditional dancing. A marketplace offers a range of stalls by many vendors offering food, arts and crafts. The event has been running each year for more than 27 years and is proud to welcome visitors to their “Little Piece of Greece.”

Myrtle Beach Greek Festival

Address: 3301 33rd Ave N Ext, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Myrtle Beach Greek Festival

Takes place: October

5. Myrtle Beach Water Lantern Festival [Last event in 2019]

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Water Lantern Festival in Myrtle Beach is a fun family-friendly event where everyone gets together in a peaceful atmosphere. People from all walks of life, whether rich or poor, unite for the event. Included with your ticket is a floating lantern, ready to launch on the water, along with a commemorative drawstring bag and a marker for decorating the lantern. Each visitor will also receive a wristband to give them entry into the festival. It should be noted that all lanterns used in the festival are 100 percent eco-friendly, crafted from wood and rice paper, and all will be cleaned up after the event to avoid pollution.

Myrtle Beach Water Lantern Festival

Address: 1011 Crabtree Ln, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Myrtle Beach Water Lantern Festival

Takes place: June

6. Sun Fun Festival

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Posted by Sun Fun Festival on Friday, 1 June 2018

Sun Fun Festival has been a Myrtle Beach tradition since 1951 and serves to mark the start of the summer season in the resort city. The 65th Sun Fun Festival is scheduled to be held in May. The event begins with the Sun Fun Parade on Saturday morning. While details have yet to be announced, the festival includes the parade, a funfair with a Ferris wheel and other fun rides and various music events.

Sun Fun Festival

Address: Plyler Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Sun Fun Festival

Takes place: Usually held in June

7. Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival

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Posted by Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival on Sunday, 6 October 2019

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival features a variety of musical acts, including local favorite jazz performers and national recording artists. A market on the site features a number of vendors selling related goods and musical products. A variety of food and drink is also available at the festival.

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival

Address: 1420 Carver St, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival

Takes place: Usually held in October

8. Carolina Country Music Fest

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Posted by Carolina Country Music Fest on Monday, 21 October 2019

Organized each year in Myrtle Beach, Carolina Country Music Fest is held outdoors in the city and has been running since 2015 and is hosted by Full House Productions. The music festival runs over three days and features more than 30 of America’s hottest country artists playing at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion on Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. A variety of concession stands are available along with merchandise booths.

Carolina Country Music Fest

Address: 812 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Carolina Country Music Fest

Takes place: June

9. Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

Kick off your holiday sales by hawking your homemade goods at the 38th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals -...

Posted by Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals on Thursday, 11 July 2019

Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is held in Myrtle Beach each November and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. The event has been hosted by Leisure Time Unlimited for 44 years. It features a Victorian Holiday Marketplace with a variety of vendors, clad in typical period clothing and selling gifts, toys, jewelry, arts and crafts, holiday decorations and gourmet food. During the four-day run of the festivals, there will also be a selection of entertainment, including Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery dinners, historical tours and Victorian holiday teas.

Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

Address: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

Takes place: November

10. SC Bluegrass Festival

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SC Bluegrass Festival is held in Myrtle Beach during November each year and is one of eight, three-day bluegrass festivals hosted by Adams Bluegrass LLC in the USA. This Myrtle Beach festival is held over the Thanksgiving period and is a renowned music event. It features a number of musicians and groups playing bluegrass music live onstage at Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

SC Bluegrass Festival

Address: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Website: SC Bluegrass Festival

Takes place: November

Get festive in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

Enjoy your visit to this popular beach resort city, spending time on the boardwalk and exploring everything the area has to offer. However, also try your best to time your visit to coincide with some of the top festivals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. Experience the music, the parades, the funfairs and so much more!

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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