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8 Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 29, 2024

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Destinations / North America

Plan family travel to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this year for a full roster of fun events and festivals.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

This annual celebration takes place on March 16 this year. Following the two-hour parade, enjoy a full day of festivities including live performances, vendors and a children’s play area.



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Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival

The seventh annual festival serves as an unofficial kickoff to summer in North Myrtle Beach. Hosting a variety of local bands, this year’s event takes place May 4.


World Famous Blue Crab Festival

In its 42nd year, this festival is one of the largest in the southeastern United States. Held May 18–19 this year, the event features fresh seafood, live music and other vendors.


Wheel to Surf Events

This accessible event hosted by Adaptive Surf Project offers a surfing clinic with specially made boards for individuals with disabilities. Events take place May 18 and Oct. 5.


Christmas Lights

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Music on Main

This concert series takes place on Thursday, June–September, on North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street. Enjoy live music from different bands each week. The free event starts at 7 p.m.



Crooked Hammock Brewery hosts an Oktoberfest-inspired event Sept. 22–Oct. 8. Enjoy live music, games, new beer releases, a German-inspired menu and a craft table for kids.


US Pro Mini-Golf Association Masters

This October, compete for the title of Pro Mini-Golf Champ in the three-day tournament.


Great Christmas Light Show

Held in November and December, this 2-mile drive-through light show takes place at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. After viewing more than 2 million lights across 500 displays, head to Santa’s Village for hot chocolate.


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