The Southeast Coast isn’t known for white Christmases or freezing and rainy climates, but we certainly see our fair share of cold temperatures in North Myrtle Beach. Although there are plenty of warm days in the winter months, it’s always nice to hang up the coats for good in anticipation of the March equinox.
In addition to observing more daylight, springtime in North Myrtle Beach brings bright sunshine, perfect temperatures, and warm water to our ocean shores. While the beauty of our city may begin where the sea meets the sand, it certainly doesn’t end there. North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas offer year-round attractions and activities for locals and visitors alike.
When you stay at one of our properties in the spring, check out the experiences below.
Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: Parade – 9 a.m., Festival – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Rain or shine, the show goes on, and this Main Street parade brings about 40,000 people to the center of North Myrtle Beach each year. More than 100 vendors participate in the float parade. Afterward, enjoy a full day of festivities including live music, children’s activities, vendor booths, rides, and amusements.
Dates: March 17 –20
Location: Downtown Conway
For 60 years, the City of Conway has celebrated our neighbors to the North by hosting Can-Am days – expressing our love and appreciation for our Canadian friends. Experience Southern Hospitality–at its finest–as you spend a few days getting to know Conway and Myrtle Beach through walking tours, river tours, and unique exhibits at the Horry County Museum.
Dates: April 3 – 5
Location: Oceanfront Boardwalk District between 8th & 9th Avenues North, Myrtle Beach
Honestly, who doesn’t look forward to the annual Food Truck Festival? With so many different local restaurants’ menus right at your fingertips, it’s literally foodie heaven. There’s also a beer garden, activities for children and families, and vendors. This festival is the perfect spring outing to indulge in shopping a little – and eating a lot.
Date: Sunday, April 5
Time: 7 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ocean Blvd. between 1st & 2nd Avenues North, North Myrtle Beach
If you’re a running enthusiast and visiting North Myrtle Beach in early April, make sure to sign up for this annual half marathon, which draws women from near and far. Many participants dress in full diva attire and running gear. With both a 5K and half marathon, this is an opportunity for beginners and experienced long-distance runners to enjoy running the beautiful historic communities of North Myrtle Beach.
Dates: April 16 – 25
Each year, this 10-day Society of Stranders event consists of various activities including ‘tea parties,’ local bands, and special Shag dance classes. Nightlife across the Grand Strand is lit up with the Spring Safari attendees cutting a rug down Main Street and the famous OD Pavilion. Join the thousands of Shaggers from the East Coast as they come together for a springtime reunion.
Dates: April 21 – 25
Location: Stone Theaters at the Market Common, Myrtle Beach
A local twist on an international award show, seven judges will watch some of the best independent films and award the greatest contenders. The festival is full of networking, food, and special events for all movie buffs to enjoy.
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Grand Park at Market Common, Myrtle Beach
The Annual Dragon Boat Festival isn’t just any old boat race. The organization that hosts the event, Ground Zero, is dedicated to changing teenagers’ lives. Through fundraising and life-changing experiences, it offers resources and services to help Myrtle Beach teenagers find faith and friendship. Each year, teams of paddlers must raise funds to compete in the boat race. Watching the race is free for spectators, and also featured are vendors, food, live music, and an award ceremony for different divisions of paddlers.
Date: April 24 – May 3
Location: Myrtle Beach Speedway
Everybody loves a local fair! And each spring, Horry County hosts its annual county fair at the Speedway. Admission is $5; kids 4 and under are free.
Dates: May 8 – 17
Celebrating 81 years in 2020, Myrtle Beach Bike Week® is 10 days chock-full of ride-togethers, city tours, entertainment, and all things motorcycle. If you’re an avid biker and the beach has been calling your name, there’s truly no better time to visit North Myrtle Beach than May during the Bike Week spring Rally.
Dates: May 16 – 17
Location: Waterfront, Little River
The only thing better than fresh crab, is fresh crab alongside a festival! The World Famous Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast and has won numerous awards across the Grand Strand for its fantastic array of music, vendors, kid’s activities, and of course – fresh seafood!
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