Thousands of families visit Myrtle Beach each year to take advantage of the sandy shores and family friendly attractions that the area has to offer. Though attractions are abundant, the area also offers plenty of family friendly events to take advantage of. These events are a great way to get out and enjoy the weather without the hassle of the salt and sand. Check out our favorite family friendly festivals during the summer and check one out during your Myrtle Beach vacation:
Movies Under The Stars
Pack a few chairs or blankets and head to Valor Park at Market Common to enjoy watching a movie under the stars! Each week during the summer, on Wednesday evening, Market Common sets up a giant screen at the park and puts on a family friendly movie for all to enjoy – for free! Snacks and beverages will be available for sale or you can pack your own cooler. The fun begins at 9pm but you’ll want to get there a little early to secure your spot.
Hot Summer Nights
Hot Summer Nights is a free, family friendly festival that takes place throughout the summer at the newly renovated Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Each night during the week offers something different, giving you plenty of opportunities to take advantage of this free event. Monday offers a festive kids’ carnival while Wednesday offers a spectacular oceanfront fireworks show. Other nights offer live seaside entertainment, lively street entertainment, games, face painting, and more! The fun starts around 7 pm each night so make plans to squeeze this free event into your vacation itinerary.
Beach Boogie & BBQ
This annual festival is a favorite among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to see why! This three day event takes place each year over Labor Day weekend and offers up the area’s best BBQ in several forms. Enjoy as participants from across the nation showcase their most succulent offerings in hopes of being named the “Best of The Beach”. This festival includes a large kids’ zone for the younger tikes, a beer and wine garden for the older guests, and – of course – lots and lots of BBQ. The festival takes place the weekend of August 29th – 30th this year so Labor Day visitors will have plenty to do the whole weekend!