Things to Do in May

The temperature is starting to rise and the water is getting warmer. That can only mean one very important thing when it comes to being here in Myrtle Beach.

The countdown to summer is on!

But, if you’re visiting us in May, no need to worry. There is lots to do before and situated around the big Memorial Day holiday.

May 1 through 16: Military Appreciation Days. The entire Grand Strand will celebrate Military Appreciation Days in May with numerous scheduled events. Festivities kick off on May 2 with the Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Tribute at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Fellowship Hall on 33rd Avenue North. In addition, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, the traveling version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display May 14-16 on Ocean Boulevard. The main attraction for this appreciation month will be the annual Military Appreciation Days Parade along the Boulevard on May 16.

May 2: 29th Annual Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival. This annual street festival held in Conway (just a short drive Highway 501 from Myrtle Beach), is set to include numerous vendors selling arts and crafts, a classic-themed car show with entrants from around the area, two stages of musical entertainment and craft beer tastings for those 21 and over to enjoy.

May 2: 8th Annual Toast of the Coast. Taking place at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, Taste of the Coast hosts the best in food and drinks the Grand Strand has to offer. Attendees can try samples of great food from the best restaurants in the area. In addition to mouthwatering food samplings, there will be live entertainment on hand and a children’s play area.

May 8 through 17: Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week. This annual event will include countless motorcycle-themed events all along the Grand Strand for Harley Davidson enthusiasts.

May 15: Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and the Outlaws. As part of Bike Week festivities, country mega-legends Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels will co-headline a concert at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, along with southern rockers the Outlaws. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

May 30-31: Third Annual Native Sons Salt Games. Taking place in downtown Myrtle Beach near the site of the old Pavilion, the Native Sons Salt Games is a fun observance of beach life and is packed with competitions based on surf and sand activities. It’s not just for competitors though, as there will be live entertainment on hand and giveaways throughout the day.

So, what are you waiting for? There’s no need to put off visiting until June or July with so many things happening in May. You should visit now!

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