Local Memorial Day Events

For those who are lucky enough to be in the area over this Memorial Day Weekend, you’ll find there are lots of commemorative events taking place for the holiday. From parades to picnics and concerts, too, you’ll have lots to enjoy far beyond the beach, the surf, and the golf courses.

If you’re staying in our vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach be sure to check out the nearby SummerFest at Barefoot Landing that is held from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, August 31. Fireworks will be held every Monday at 10:15 p.m. over the lake. Boardwalk entertainers will be performing nightly and a Strolling Boardwalk Parade will be held every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

The annual Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed from 27th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North and features parade floats, balloons and music.

Following the parade the Military Appreciation Days Family Picnic will be held at Pavilion Area, Ocean Boulevard from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The picnic will have activities for the kids, military exhibits and live music. The picnic is free for all military personnel, veterans and families, including the National Guard and Reserve. Enlist now for the first “Veterans Beard and ’Stache Beach Bash” contest, to be held as part of Military Appreciation Days. It’s free to enter, with the competition to be held as part of the big family picnic on the Pavilion site, after the Memorial Day Weekend parade. Categories include: Full Beard, Trimmed Beard, Partial Beard, Styled ’Stache, Natural ’Stache, Goatee, and Ladies’ Faux. Males must be veterans, but the women’s faux contest is open to all ladies.

Not to be missed is a Big Band Concert by Andrew Thielen Big Band performing at 1 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach.

An official Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the Convention Center Plaza in Myrtle Beach. Sponsored by the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance. This event is open to the public.

Give us a call at (800) 367-6515 if you’d like more information on the accommodations we can provide you with in North Myrtle Beach.

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