What are the Best North Myrtle Beach Events?

There’s always something happening in North Myrtle Beach! From shows at the Alabama Theatre to great events at Barefoot Landing to fantastic festivals, we’ve got plenty to keep us busy here. No matter what time of year you’re staying with Seaside Vacations, you’re bound to find some awesome North Myrtle Beach events to attend! Check out some of our favorites.
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Our Favorite North Myrtle Beach Events

Mayfest on Main

Celebrate the kickoff of summer with Mayfest on Main. This festival features fantastic live music, arts & crafts, food vendors, and a children’s play area. You can stroll the street and browse local shops or bring a couple of beach chairs to sit and enjoy the music.

Blue Crab Festival

Also in May is the World Famous Blue Crab Festival, one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. Enjoy delicious lump crab, shrimp, or oysters straight from the shell during this scrumptious event. There is also plenty of entertainment, with live music, a car show, vendors selling beautiful art, and a children’s area. It’s fun for the whole family!


From June through September, visitors can attend SummerFest at Barefoot Landing. Here you’ll find live performances from local musicians, face painting, and even a juggler! Don’t miss the stunning fireworks show that lights up the sky every Monday night.

4th of July Fireworks

For an authentic North Myrtle Beach 4th of July experience, head to Barefoot Landing. You can have dinner at any of their fantastic restaurants and stay for the fireworks show. Barefoot Landing has plenty of fun things to do, so you can easily spend a day exploring the shopping center and cap it off with a bang!

Run to the Sun Car Show

The annual Run to the Sun Car Show in Myrtle Beach is the largest independent car show on the East Coast. Every year in March, this event attracts hundreds of classic cars and thousands of visitors. Participating cars must be manufactured no later than 1985, so you’ll see everything from 1932 Fords to vintage Ferraris as they compete for awards and prizes.

Irish Italian International Festival

One of the unique festivals found in North Myrtle Beach is the Irish Italian International Festival. Every September, guests can enjoy two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups, all with an Irish/Italian theme. Restaurants compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert, and a children’s area offers fun for all ages with magic acts, balloon art, and inflatables.

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

Don’t miss the Annual Christmas Parade in North Myrtle Beach! This exciting event brings holiday cheer to visitors and locals alike. Each December, Main Street comes alive with familiar holiday songs, colorful floats, marching bands, and beauty queens – and of course, Santa Claus! This parade is the best way to get in the holiday cheer.

Book With Seaside Vacations

After attending one of these fantastic North Myrtle Beach events, return to a Seaside Vacations rental home or condo. We have rentals available in the best neighborhoods in North Myrtle Beach! Take a look at our properties in Ashworth, a great condominium that’s a short walk from Ocean Drive. Amenities include an indoor pool, outdoor pool, oceanfront lazy river, and a fitness facility. The rooms come complete with a washer and a dryer, a full kitchen, and free Wi-Fi. Browse the rest of our condos and book yours today! We look forward to having you.