Events & Festivals

Experience the vibrant pulse of Myrtle Beach as it comes alive with an array of events throughout the summer season. From thrilling nightlife for partygoers to family-friendly festivals and romantic outings for couples, Myrtle Beach offers something for everyone. Travelers can immerse themselves in cultural events, while surfers catch waves along the stunning coastline. Golf enthusiasts tee off on world-class courses, while adventurers explore the natural wonders of the area. Whether you seek relaxation, excitement, or adventure, Myrtle Beach beckons with endless possibilities for unforgettable summer experiences.

Blue Crab Festival

Every May, Little River, a quaint fishing village just north of Myrtle Beach, hosts the World Famous Blue Crab Festival, drawing over 50,000 visitors annually. This waterfront celebration offers live music, kids’ activities, and an array of arts and crafts, all served with a hearty helping of the region’s renowned blue crab dishes. Mark your calendars for May 18-19, 2024, and join in the festivities!

Myrtle Beach Events

Carolina Country Music Fest

Get ready for the ultimate country music experience at the Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF), held on the picturesque shores of Myrtle Beach. Featuring over 30 of the biggest stars in country music, this family-friendly festival offers three days of live performances against the backdrop of Myrtle Beach’s stunning scenery. Don’t miss CCMF 2024, taking place from June 6-9, 2024.

Beach 'n Chili Fest + Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off

Spice up your September with the Beach ‘n Chili Fest, a sizzling event that brings chili enthusiasts from across the nation to Myrtle Beach for a three-day extravaganza. Indulge in entertainment, car shows, cooking demonstrations, and, of course, sample some of the world’s best chili recipes. Don’t miss out on the chili showdown from September 29th to October 1st, 2023.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF)

Experience the magic of cinema at the Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF), held each April in Myrtle Beach. Dubbed as “The East Coast’s answer to the Sundance Film Festival,” MBIFF has earned acclaim for its exceptional lineup of films, winning prestigious international and national awards. Recognized as one of the top film festivals globally, MBIFF aims to showcase thought-provoking films that inspire audiences. Don’t miss the 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Film Festival, taking place from April 23-27, 2024. For more information, visit or contact Jerry Dalton, Founder/Director, at 843-497-0220.

Sun Fun Festival

It’s that time of year again! The iconic Sun Fun Festival returns for its 69th edition, heralding the start of summer in Myrtle Beach. Mark your calendars for May 10-12, 2024, as Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard becomes the epicenter of three days filled with excitement for the whole family. Experience the thrill of the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team as they make spectacular landings on the beach, including a pyrotechnic jump on Friday night and two awe-inspiring performances on Saturday. Kick off the festivities on Friday, May 10th, with live entertainment by Chris Taylor and the Rumor, delivering beloved hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy games, photo booths, face painting, and free crafts for kids, culminating in the breathtaking pyrotechnic display at 9 p.m. Don’t miss a moment of the Sun Fun Festival’s action-packed lineup!

Sun Car Show Myrtle Beach

Sun Car Show

Prepare for the excitement as the 35th Annual Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show roars back into Myrtle Beach from March 14-16, 2024, transforming the Old Myrtle Square Mall into a paradise for classic car enthusiasts. Showcasing over 3,500 pre-1989 cars and trucks sprawled across 56 acres, this event promises an unforgettable experience for the 10,000 spectators expected to attend. Hosted by the Pee Dee Street Rodders and the City of Myrtle Beach, the show has consistently sold out to car registrants, highlighting the enduring appeal of vintage automobiles. Participants compete for prestigious awards such as Goodguys Awards and Sponsor Picks, with proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle benefiting The Children’s Miracle Network at McLeod Children’s Hospital.

Adding to the excitement are special guest appearances by Tom Wopat, known for his role as Luke Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and The Blues Brothers, featuring Stan and Bob Hammond as Jake and Elwood Blues. With show hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, visitors can enjoy shuttle service from Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium courtesy of Coast RTA city transit buses. Accessible parking and scooter rentals ensure that all attendees can partake in the festivities. Don’t miss this thrilling celebration of automotive history and community spirit!