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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Events

05/30/2024

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is filled with fun and excitement for kids of all ages. Restaurants, shops and bars are peppered along the 1.2-mile boardwalk that winds along the coast from 1st Ave N to 15th Ave N. In addition to many permanent attractions, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, including an oceanfront ice skating rink and a nationally-renowned country music festival. Browse the top Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Events by season:

SUMMER EVENTS ON THE MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK

1| CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL | BURROUGHS & CHAPIN PAVILION PLACE | JUNE 6TH – 9TH 

As the largest live music festival on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the annual Carolina Country Music Festival will be enjoyed by locals and visitors from across the US. Headliners for the 2024 fest include Carrie Underwood, Old Dominion, Morgan Wallen, Parker McCollum, Lady A, and many more of country music’s top performers. This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk event kicks off on June 6th. Onsite food and beverages are available, or try out one of the nearby restaurants on the Boardwalk.

Tickets for CCMF 2024 are SOLD OUT – watch for the 2025 ticket drop in the days following CCMF 2024! 

A country music fan enjoying her favorite artist on the big stage at one of the top Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Events of the  year

2| SALUTE FROM THE SHORE | OCEAN BOULEVARD | JULY 4TH

This Independence Day tradition is one of the most patriotic events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The annual flyover includes F16s from the Shaw Air Force Base, Military C-17s, and privately-owned vintage planes. Watch from anywhere along the Boardwalk and other surrounding beaches. Costumes and festive red, white, and blue attire are highly encouraged. Salute the flyover with family and friends, take a photo and share it on the Salute from the Shore website. This is a great activity to show your support and your patriotic pride!

Salutes begin at 1:00 p.m. on July 4th along the South Carolina coast

3| INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS | MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK | JULY 4TH

Fireworks are a beloved July 4th tradition in Myrtle Beach. Watch this year’s fireworks from the 2nd Avenue Pier or the adjacent Boardwalk. You can also bring your beach chairs and blankets to view the fireworks from the beach. The show begins at 10 pm, but we recommend getting there early to enjoy all the Boardwalk has to offer. 

Aerial view of Myrtle Beach boardwalk events in the summer.

4| WAVES OF PRAISE GOSPEL FEST | BURROUGHS & CHAPIN PAVILION PLACE | AUGUST 30 – 31 

Bring your lawn chair to this Myrtle Beach Boardwalk event for two days of wholesome fun. The Waves of Praise Gospel Fest is free to attend and features outdoor concerts, food vendors, and lots of family activities. The gospel concerts kick off at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with an exciting lineup of live music until 11:00 p.m. each day.

FALL EVENTS ON THE MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK

1| RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE | OCEAN BOULEVARD

Journey back in time to the year 1908 at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! With mystery, clues, and scares around every corner, can your group figure out who the killer is – or will you become their next victim? Live scare actors, animatronics, light and sound, and more blend together to create a safe and fun spot to get scared silly in Myrtle Beach. 

2| JTFK9S FESTIVAL OF ARTS & CRAFTS | MEMORIAL PARK, SURFSIDE BEACH

This weekly festival runs from April to November in Myrtle Beach. The JTFK9S Festival of Arts & Crafts showcases the talents of local artists while enriching the lives of active duty military, combat veterans, and law enforcement officers with disabilities through the placement of specially-trained service dogs. Browse handmade art, crafts, and more at this weekly festival near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.  

3| I LOVE SEAFOOD FEST | BURROUGHS & CHAPIN PAVILION PLACE | SEPT 14

This festival is only a 5-minute walk from our boardwalk hotel. I Love Seafood Fest boasts an impressive lineup of Food Network stars, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment right off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The menu features lobster, crab, crawfish, and an oyster bar. Purchase your festival tickets online when they go on sale! With face painting, an arts and crafts fair, plus sponsor exhibits, everyone will find things to see and do during this Myrtle Beach fall festival.

4| BEACH ‘N CHILI FEST | BURROUGHS & CHAPIN PAVILION PLACE | SEPT. 27TH – 29TH

This long-running fall event in Myrtle Beach is dedicated to the world’s best chili. Gate admission for this two-day festival is free, but you’ll have to purchase tickets to sample the mouth-watering chili. Other entertainment at the festival includes a car show, live entertainment and demonstrations, a Family Fun Zone, and more — there’s something for everyone! Check the event schedule for more details.

5| CRUISIN’ THE BEACH CLASSIC CAR CRUISE | OCEAN BOULEVARD | OCT. 10TH – 12TH

This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk event features classic cars, custom rides and antique trucks. It’s a can’t-miss weekend for car enthusiasts, but everyone will enjoy perusing this impressive selection of automobiles. Fundraising at Cruisin’ The Beach supports the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

MORE MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK & PROMENADE EVENTS

With hundreds of events hosted along the Boardwalk throughout the year, there’s always endless entertainment options whenever you visit. Count on the Boardwalk and promenade for popular attractions, and discover new events and long-running festivals that change with the seasons.

Book your oceanfront accommodations at Holiday Pavilion Resort for convenient access to all of these Myrtle Beach Boardwalk events and festivals in 2022. Enjoy an easy walk along the promenade for nearby restaurants and shops, plus the exclusive on-site amenities included with your stay feature indoor and outdoor water features, an on-site coffee bar, and in-room comforts for a vacation you won’t soon forget.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK

If you plan to visit Myrtle Beach for the 2024 to 2025 holiday season, add the most festive events taking place during your stay to your itinerary. Here are the must-attend Myrtle Beach Boardwalk events scheduled for Christmas and New Year’s Eve — all within walking distance of our Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel.

1| WINTER WONDERLAND AT THE BEACH | PAVILION PLACE | OPEN ‘TILL DEC. 23 

Step into the sights and sounds of the season at Winter Wonderland at the Beach, located at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th & 9th Ave N. Enjoy a walk-through lights display and dazzling decorations. Back by popular demand, Winter Wonderland will feature a Family Fun Zone with s’mores stations, street curling, and a snow angel yard. Buy tickets to the Fun Zone, or purchase a wristband for unlimited admission to all Winter Wonderland attractions.

2| BANDITO’S NYE 2025 RED CARPET EVENT | BANDITOS CANTINA

a group of friend share a toast at one of the myrtle beach boardwalk events celebrating nye

Ring in the New Year at Banditos Cantina. Tickets to this red carpet event are yet to be released, but are typically around $30 for general admission or $70 for an all-inclusive VIP experience. This event usually features a DJ from 7–10 p.m. and live music from 10 p.m.– 1 a.m. so you can enjoy the first hour of the new year!  

3| NEW YEAR’S EVE 2025 | TIN ROOF

Dress in your holiday best for Tin Roof’s NYE Hollywood Beach Bash. Dance to live music from two stages, enjoy multiple bars, and celebrate the new year with confetti cannons and a complimentary champagne toast. This party is always one of the biggest New Years Eve celebrations in Myrtle Beach! 

4| NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS IN MYRTLE BEACH

While you won’t be able to find a New Year’s Eve fireworks display directly on the Boardwalk this year, there are several nearby locations along the Grand Strand that will be hosting celebratory fireworks. Catch them at any of these locations:

  • Barefoot Landing – 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach – 7:00 p.m.
  • Broadway at the Beach – 1325 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach – 8:00 p.m.
  • The Market Common – 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach – Midnight

If you missed out on celebrating the holiday season along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, don’t fret! Hundreds of events are hosted throughout the year. Check back soon for the events taking place on the Boardwalk in 2025.