Things to do in Myrtle Beach in May
Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a weekend getaway or a golf trip, May is a fabulous time of year to be in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few perks and events available during a May beach trip.
The weather in May is gorgeous. With highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s, the temperature is perfect for lounging on the beach or playing 18 holes. Ocean temperatures are warming up into the 70s, and hotel pools are open for business so bring your bathing suits!
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You know summer is around the corner when the water parks open their doors! Myrtle Waves opens for the season on May 19, and Wild Water & Wheels opens May 26. Family Kingdom opened in April, and the many attractions at Broadway at the Beach have been open all winter. They’re all just waiting for some beach visitors to drop by. If you’re still looking for things to do, check out our list of 101 things to do in Myrtle Beach to get you started.
The beach really starts to come alive in May with plenty of events and things to do to keep you entertained on your trip. Here are a few highlights:
Cindo de Mayo | Celebrate this Mexican holiday beach-style with a giant outdoor party full of tasty treats and cool drinks. The place to be is BurroFest at Fiesta del Burro Loco, 960 Jason Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Check out live bands as well as food and drink specials. Added bonus: Cinco is on a Saturday. Expect a wild one.
Military Appreciation Days | During the month of May, Myrtle Beach will honor veterans with a variety of events, including these free concerts near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Andrew Thielen Big Band performs at 7 p.m. May 5, and the 282nd U.S. Army Band plays at 4 p.m. May 12 in Plyler Park next to the Skywheel.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series | For a more low-key evening, check out the Sounds of Summer concert series in North Myrtle Beach. The free series kicks off with a special show from 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 18 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The lineup includes the Americana/pop Lizzy Ross Band and the indie/rock Death of Paris. Bring a chair and non-alcoholic beverages so you can sit back and enjoy the show.
Blue Crab Festival | In its 31st year, this annual festival brings large crowds to the Little River waterfront for food, music and fun. Enjoy fresh steamed crabs and seafood and check out the extensive list of vendors and crafters at this two-day event May 19-20.
Memorial Day Weekend Parade | Major Gen. Robert E. Livingston is the Grand Marshal for the third annual Memorial Day Weekend Parade from 10 a.m. to noon May 26 on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. The parade runs from 27th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue South along Ocean Boulevard so get there early to claim a good spot!
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