Spring into a Myrtle Beach vacation with a plethora of family-friendly events, including amusements, carnival rides, entertainment, and mouth-watering food festivals, throughout the Grand Strand. From fairs to live entertainment and performances, there are so many things to do this spring in Myrtle Beach! And you won’t have to travel too far to enjoy these family fun events when staying at Dunes Village, our family-friendly resort in Myrtle Beach.
Celebrate spring in Myrtle Beach with these spectacular family fun events!
Share the Love of Local Festival | March 8, 11 am – 4 pm
Hosted at the Cooper House, the Share the Local Event is a festival filled with vendors all local to Myrtle Beach! Bring the kids for face-painting, music, food and tons of fun. This is event is open to the public and free to attend, bring your bags and have some fun shopping!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | March 14, 9 am – 4 pm
For nearly 32 years, the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade brings 40,000 people to North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street to welcome spring and celebrate being Irish with a festive St. Patrick’s Day parade and a fun, family-friendly festival. This free admission festival will feature three stages of live music, over 150 food, crafts, and product vendors, Shepard’s pie eating contest, children’s rides and amusements, and much more! Head to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach before 9 am to watch the vibrant floats parade by and then peruse through the festival at 11 am.
Horry County Fair | April 24 – May 3
For 10 exciting days, the Myrtle Beach Speedway will host its annual Horry County Fair. The state fair has attracted many excited individuals in the past, with carnival rides like a Ferris wheel and carousel, live entertainment, food vendors, and tons of other family fun. Admission is $5 for all (kids under 4 are FREE), the schedule is as follows with special ride rates on specific days:
- Grand Opening Night – April 24, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Spectacular Saturday – April 25, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Sun-Day, Funday! – April 26, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Monday – April 27, 4-11 pm – Discount Night – Unlimited Rides $12
- $12 Tuesday! – April 28, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Wacky Wednesday! – April 29, 4-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $12
- Thursday – April 30, 4-11 pm – Family Fun Night! Unlimited Rides $12
- Fun Friday – May 1, 4-11 pm – Unlimted Rides $20
- Sun-Fun Saturday – May 2, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
- Last Day Sunday – May 3, 12-11 pm – Unlimited Rides $20
Food Truck Festival | April 3-5
Admission is free to all at this fun food-filled event! The annual MyrtleBeach Food Truck Festival runs Friday through Sunday and is filled with food trucks from across the country. Festival attendees will also be able to enjoy merch vendors and live entertainment all weekend long. Hours vary throughout the weekend and are as follows:
- Friday, April 3 – 6-10 pm
- Saturday, April 4 – 11 am – 7 pm
- Sunday, April 5 – 11 am – 7 pm
Art in the Park | April 25-26, 10 am -4 pm
It’s that time of year again when Valor Park in The Market Common fills with craft vendors and artisans. Bring your family to this FREE event and find unique, handcrafted souvenirs to bring home.
Dragon Boat Festival| April 25, 9 am -4 pm
The 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival will be held again at The Market Common this year. Watch as teams paddle fiercely to make the best time, win awards, and prizes for their fundraiser of choice. Festival-goers can enjoy food, craft, and beverage vendors, as well as live entertainment, DJ, and a Family Fun Zone for kids!
Jeep Jam| April 30-May 2
The Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam is great for families who have a passion for Jeeps and even for those who just love a good festival! The whole family can enjoy live entertainment, Kids’ Zone, food trucks, Show-N-Grime car show, raffles, a scavenger hunt and more! Get tickets to 1 day of the event or all 3 days, kids 12 and under are FREE. Stay tuned for the schedule of events –the festival hours are as follows:
- Thursday, April 30 – 1-6 pm
- Friday, May 1 – 11 am – 6 pm
- Saturday, May 2 – 11 am – 6 pm
World Famous Blue Crab Festival | May 16-17, 9 am – 5 pm
The World Famous Blue Crab Festival in Little River has brought nearly 50,000 blue crab connoisseurs, attendees, and families during its two-day festival for years. This foodie fest features arts and crafts vendors, specialty food items, a kids zone, live music, fresh, local seafood, and plenty of delicious blue crab! Tickets are $5 per adult and children 12 and under are free. Call (843) 249-6604 for more details.
Sun Fun Festival | May 29-31
The Sun Fun Festival is the unofficial festival that ends the spring and kicks off the summer in Plyler Park. This festival is open and FREE to the public with everything from parades to live entertainment. Participating vendors and restaurants offer great deals during this weekend, as well as, tons of fun activities for the family. Stay tuned as they are working out the schedule for 2020.
Ready to spring into some fun?