Summer is finally here! Start planning which Myrtle Beach summer events you and your family will enjoy. Get ready for beautiful weather, dips in the ocean, the smell of sunscreen, cooking out and all the fun events in and around Myrtle Beach! While the options are plentiful, we’ve made it easier for you to choose which events to get out and explore this summer. Read our list below for the top Myrtle Beach summer events for 2022.
Take the family out for a night on the town to enjoy a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game! This local affiliate of the Chicago Cubs is a fun and affordable way to enjoy a bit of quality time together while on vacation. If you’re looking for upcoming Myrtle Beach events to attend, the Pelicans play all summer long and host many events to choose from each week.
Additionally, the Pelicans host different theme nights throughout the week and host between-inning games to keep the crowd entertained. Tickets start as low as $12 each and can be purchased online.
Looking for a family-friendly event in Myrtle Beach that doesn’t require a ticket or a time slot? Check out the Myrtle Beach Scavenger Hunt! This fun-filled loop takes you on an adventure exploring Myrtle Beach’s history and landmarks on and off the beach. Experience our city like never before! Snap photos, race against the clock and put your navigation skills to the test all at your own pace. This scavenger hunt is app-led by Let’s Roam®, so no reservations or tour guides are required. Visit the website for more information on how to download the app and where to get started!
You won’t want to miss this Myrtle Beach festival. The 66th annual Sun Fun Festival is full of events and live entertainment. Watch the Sun Fun Parade starting Saturday, 10 a.m. along Ocean Boulevard. Head to Plyler Park for this FREE event that runs all weekend long!
Created by the same talented team that brings you Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens is proud to announce their new summer event – Summer Light: Art by Night. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening event features nine lighted installations throughout the gardens giving guests a new perspective on the landscapes, sculptures and galleries at Brookgreen. The event features live musical performances in the Pegasus field, plus a variety of food and beverage food truck options. Purchase your tickets and make reservations at Harvest Restaurant in advance. Visit the event’s page for tickets and to view the food truck and live entertainment schedule. Pricing starts at $25 for adults and $15 for children with discounts for members.
Pack your cowboy boots and grab tickets to the biggest country music festival Myrtle Beach has ever seen! Get ready for three days of action-packed, live entertainment at Pavilion Park, plus a Thursday night kick-off concert. This can’t-miss event in Myrtle Beach features some of country music’s biggest stars. Headliners include Luke Bryan, Jason Aldeen, Keith Urban and many more. This 7th annual event will also host an impressive array of local souvenir and food vendors to keep you busy between shows. Tickets are available online and reservations at Coral Beach are still available – located just 2 miles from the festival.
Enjoy the best of the Boardwalk with affordable, fun family entertainment during the Myrtle Beach Hot Summer Nights festival. This annual event features live entertainment and family-friendly activities every night of the week, all of which are completely FREE to attend! Past events have included glow parties, karaoke nights, beach parties and live music. Watch the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Facebook page for this year’s places to play, shop and eat. Events run nightly from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Plyler Park located at 10th Avenue N between Ocean Blvd. and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
The Sounds of the Summer Concert Series is one of the best North Myrtle Beach events. Enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to live music under the stars. Each monthly concert is FREE and will feature a different band playing great music appropriate for the entire family. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, or stop by one of many restaurants at Broadway at the Beach on your way. Be sure to bring your own beach chair and blanket! This event takes place on the third Friday of each month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Concerts are held at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater, located at 150 Citizens Circle in Little River, SC at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.
Myrtle Beach is the place to be on July 4th! From festive family activities and boat parades to foodie events and fireworks, the 4th of July is one of the top Myrtle Beach summer events. Here are a few of the patriotic events that your family can enjoy during the Fourth of July weekend:
Is your child an animal lover? Consider taking them to Brookgreen Gardens to meet the animals! This interactive event takes place on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Explore animals native to the southeast with the help of a zoo interpreter. This 30-minute program is free with the daily general admission ticket.
Interested in a morning on the water? Reserve your spot for a naturalist-guided tour through the North Inlet estuary. The price is $60/person and includes all equipment, instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational and research highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and to bring water, snacks and binoculars! Reservations are required and space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 843-904-9016, visit the event’s calendar or email organizer Hayley Fournier at [email protected]
Step back in time and experience family farm life from 1900-1955. Tobacco Heritage Day is a chance to remember the history and heritage of our local area and experience first-hand what it was like to work on a tobacco farm in Conway, SC. Past events featured various demonstrations throughout the day including gathering and stringing tobacco, grinding grits in the gristmill, blacksmithing, woodworking and cooking on the wood-burning stove. Visit the Horry County Museum on Facebook to find future dates for this festival along with other learning events. The museum is located at 805 Main Street in Conway, SC, and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm is at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road in Conway.
Celebrate creativity at this showcase of original designs from artists and craftspeople from across the US. The 2022 Craftsmen’s Classic™ Art & Craft Festival is one of the most award-winning festivals in Myrtle Beach. The event will include live demonstrations and artistic styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. No matter your style, taste, or budget – there is something for you! This summer show will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday through Sunday. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sun. For more information call 336-282-5550, email [email protected] or visit the website. Tickets are on sale now!
Get ready for a magical experience during this one-of-a-kind Myrtle Beach event. Watch thousands of hand-designed lanterns light up the night. This family-friendly event offers you a chance to write down your hopes, dreams or letters to loved ones and send them out with thousands of others. A variety of ticket packages are available. Festival-goers will enjoy music, food and entertainment throughout the event from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
No matter which upcoming event you choose, you’re sure to have tons of fun at these top Myrtle Beach summer events! Not sure where to book your stay? Check out our award-winning oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel. We’re happy to help you plan the best possible Myrtle Beach vacation. Visit our specials page to see our latest deals and offers, and book the best rates guaranteed.