Myrtle Beach Events 2021: Top festivals and events you don’t want to miss
*Editor’s Note: Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events are subject to change. We will try to update this blog as we become aware of updates, but you should check with event organizers before planning your trip.
These annual Myrtle Beach events are staples among locals and visitors alike. From festivals to fairs throughout the Myrtle Beach area, our favorite events are a celebration of all things we love — particularly food, music, and family fun! Whether you’re a classic car enthusiast or a die-country music fan or a foodie, you’ll find an event you’ll love in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Events in January
Restaurant Week South Carolina, January 7-17, 2021
Restaurant Week South Carolina takes place each January, highlighting restaurants along the Grand Strand. Participating restaurants offer daily specials and discounts throughout this ten-day event.
Myrtle Beach events in March
Myrtle Beach Marathon, March 6, 2021
The Myrtle Beach Marathon is an annual event, which includes a family fun run (virtual for 2021), 5k, 10k (virtual for 2021), half marathon and full marathon. Runners appreciate the fast and flat full marathon course with scenic views of the Myrtle Beach area.
Canadian-American Days Festival
Myrtle Beach welcomes our neighbors to the north with some Southern hospitality during the Can-Am Days Festival. The fun includes tours, food and much more! Plans for 2021 Can-Am Days have not yet been announced.
Run to the Sun Car Show, March 18-20, 2021
The Run to the Sun Car Show brings thousands of classic cars — and car enthusiasts — to the Myrtle Beach area each year. The event raises funds for charity and includes door prizes, food vendors and a ton of fun.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in North Myrtle Beach
The North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is a must-visit event to celebrate the luck of the Irish. The festivities kick off with a parade down Main Street and Ocean Boulevard and end with a street festival full of concerts, food, vendors and even a Leprechaun contest. Plans for 2021 have not yet been announced.
Myrtle Beach Events in April
Monday After the Masters, April 12, 2o21
Monday After the Masters, a celebrity pro-am golf tournament started by Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish fame, brings famous faces to the Myrtle Beach area for 3 days of fun and fundraising. Past celebrities have included actors, models, musicians and athletes. This year’s field has not yet been announced.
SOS Spring Safari
Shaggers from all over the East Coast flock to the beach for the SOS Spring Safari, a celebration of the S.C. state dance and those who love it. The festivities include tea parties, shag dancing, live music and a parade throughout North Myrtle Beach. Plans for 2021 are TBA.
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival
The third annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival is a celebration of culinary delights in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Food truck vendors will serve a variety of great food, and the event includes children’s activities, vendors and a beer garden. Plans for 2021 are TBA.
Horry County Fair, April 23-May 2, 2021
The Horry County Fair returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for 10 days of rides, live entertainment, a Battle of the Bands, and food, of course!
Myrtle Beach Events in May
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally
Bikers flock to the south end of Myrtle Beach for the annual Spring Bike Week, which includes bike shows, vendors, tours and plenty of fun at area biker hangouts.
Mayfest on Main Festival
Live entertainment and family fun are the hallmarks of the annual Mayfest on Main Festival in North Myrtle Beach. Arts & crafts vendors, food, children’s activities and street entertainment are also on tap for the event. Details for 2021 are TBA.
World Famous Blue Crab Festival, May 15-16, 2021
Visit the 40th annual Blue Crab Festival to experience the tastes and spirit of the Lowcountry. The event includes live music, kids activities, craft vendors and more. The event is kid-friendly and biker-friendly.
Myrtle Beach Events in June
Carolina Country Music Fest, June 10-13, 2021
Country artists Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Darius Rucker join a host of other performers for the 7th annual Carolina Country Music Fest on the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach. The event draws thousands of country music fans with big-name acts plus food, drinks and an unforgettable backdrop.
Myrtle Beach Events in July
4th of July
Celebrate Independence Day in Myrtle Beach! All along the Grand Strand, fireworks displays will light up the sky. Other special events include a boat parade and golf cart parade as well as an 8k race. More information about 4th of July events will be published as they become available.
Myrtle Beach Events in August-September
Myrtle Beach Mustang Week, Sept. 6-10, 2021
Mustang enthusiasts flock to Myrtle Beach for the annual Mustang Week. The celebration of Ford’s most famous sports car attracts hundreds of owners with their cars and includes meetups, car shows, awards and drag nights.
Aynor Hoe Down
The Aynor Hoe Down, a celebration of small-town farm life, is a favorite event among locals and visitors. It includes a street dance, food vendors, a parade and children’s entertainment. Information about the 2021 is not yet available.
The annual Greek Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Greek culture and food that includes live entertainment and tours of the breath-taking St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. 2021 details have not yet been announced.
Myrtle Beach Events in October
Little River ShrimpFest, October 9-10, 2021
Don’t miss the annual Little River ShrimpFest this fall! The festival features tons of delicious seafood as well as vendors, live music, children’s activities, and more.