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May Events in Myrtle Beach


May is finally here and things are heating up at Myrtle Beach! Whether you are coming down for a well deserved week-long break or are just in town for a quick Memorial Day Weekend getaway, you won’t want to miss out on all of the fun spring activities taking place this month.


Take a look at the top Myrtle Beach events for May 2017!



Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | Ongoing


Take your family out to the ballgame by grabbing tickets to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! An annual tradition for many, this minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs knows how to keep a crowd entertained. Each game features fun between-inning entertainment and giveaways, in addition to exciting weekly promotions.


Weekly Promotions Include:hotdog plate at baseball game

·      $2sDay BrewsDay – $2 craft beer from 6pm – 8pm

·      Wiener Wednesday – BOGO Hebrew National hotdogs

·      Thirsty Thursday – $1 domestic beer from 6pm – 8pm

·      Pre-game player autographs (dates vary)

·      Post-game fireworks (dates vary)

·      Themed nights (dates vary)

·      Much more!


Aside from being a great way to create special memories as a family, tickets to the Pelicans games are rather affordable. Call (843) 918-6000 for ticket information.



Cinco De MarshWalk | May 5th


Get out and enjoy the scenic south end of Myrtle Beach with a little south of the border flare at Cinco de MarshWalk! This new event will span the entire length of the popular inlet-front MarshWalk and each local restaurant is getting in on the fun. Restaurants will feature festive food and drink specials along with live entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening. There will also be family events in the Wahoo’s parking lot and giveaways throughout the day. You won’t want to miss out on the fun! The event will begin at 5pm and run through 10pm.



Taste of Market Common | May 6th


Get out and try samples of all that The Market Common has to offer at the lively Taste of Market Common event! Held in the common area outside of Grand 14 Cinema, this festival will feature decadent samples from the following local restaurants: crab cake sample

·      The Brass Tap

·      Co Sushi

·      Tupelo Honey Café

·      Travinia

·      King Street Grille

·      Nacho Hippo

·      Gordon Biersch

·      PF Changs

·      Cold Stone Creamery


The fun runs from 11am – 4pm and admission is completely free. Guests wishing to sample items can purchase food tickets for $1 / each and then trade the tickets for samples at the vendor of their choice. The event will also include activities for the kiddos, like face painting and bouncy houses, as well as live entertainment. 




Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival | May 6th


Craft beef lovers and families alike are sure to enjoy the lively events at the 31st Annual Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy mouthwatering food samples from local restaurants and local food vendors, in addition to an impressive array of craft beer samples from around the world. Families will also enjoy the classic car show, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment. The lineup for this year’s festival includes performances from Southern Cross, Special Blend, and PaperWork. This event is free to attend; visitors will simply pay for food and beverage samples.



Edwin McCain Live at Salt Air Jam | May 19th


Lovers of 90’s music, rejoice! Edwin McCain is performing LIVE this May at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. Known for his romantic flare, Edwin has become a world-renowned performer and travels the world to share his iconic music with fans. Hear hits like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” in addition to catchy covers. This outdoor concert will kick off at 7pm at the Sports Complex Amphitheater. Tickets may be purchased online via the Salt Air Jam website.



Pops In The Park: A Salute To America | May 20th


Enjoy lively, patriotic themed music and the beautiful spring weather at the 3rd annual Pops in the Park celebration. Hosted by the North Myrtle Beach Community Band, the evening will begin with an opening performance from The Stardusters BIG Band, followed by the band performance, which will include elements of swing, opera, and plenty of patriotic flare. Guests are invited to bring out blankets and chairs and enjoy this free concert from 5:30pm – 7pm at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex amphitheater.  



World Famous Blue Crab Festival | May 20th – 21st


crab balls at seafood festivalCraving a little fresh seafood during your trip to Myrtle Beach? If so, be sure to check out the Blue Crab Festival along the scenic waterfront in Little River. This annual event is popular among visitors and locals alike and features tons of fresh and creative seafood dishes with a particular emphasis on blue crabs, a regional delicacy. Crab cakes, crab fritters, crab mac and cheese, crab sandwiches – you name it and you’ll be able to find it at this mouthwatering event! The weekend will also feature more than 300 local vendors, activities for children, and plenty of live entertainment to keep you busy. And don’t fret – there will also be plenty of food for visitors who aren’t a fan of seafood and plenty of beverages to help wash it all down! Admission is only $4 in advance or $5 at the gate (children 12 & under are free). The festival will take place from 9am – 6pm each day.




Which Myrtle Beach event are you most excited for?