What do you imagine when you think about North Myrtle Beach? Surely, the shoreline and pristine beaches come to mind! People flock to our beautiful destination every year to soak up some sun, but not everyone is aware of all the incredible events in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area. We’re here to change that! There are so many festivals, concerts, and shows that we’d hate for you to miss. After all, your experience is our number one priority at Vantage Vacation Rentals! Discover some of the top upcoming events and secure one of our nearby properties to enjoy your favorites to the fullest.

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15 of the Best Events in the North Myrtle Beach Area


A group of friends in their car for the Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam

Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam | April 30 to May 2

Are you an adrenaline junkie, jeep fanatic, or simply love unique events and adventures? If you said yes to any of these, you’re going to love the three-day festival known as the Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam! There’s an off-road obstacle course, car show, nightly parties, and so much more. 

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally | May 8 to 17

If motorcycles are more your style, don’t worry. We know the perfect event for you as well! Consider cruising into Myrtle Beach this spring for the Bike Week Spring Rally where you’ll find thousands of fellow bikers and bike enthusiasts. This massive event is something you have to see — and hear — to believe!

World Famous Blue Crab Festival | May 16 to 17

Bring your appetite for seafood to the World Famous Crab Festival in Little River, SC! It’s one of the largest festivals in the region with delicious food, live music, and unique crafts from vendors. Plus, there’s plenty of entertainment and activities for children, making it ideal for family vacations.

Sun Fun Festival | May 29 to 31

The name says it all! Check out this local celebration to soak up some sun and join all the fun in Myrtle Beach. The Sun Fun Festival is another fantastic option for families, with something for all ages. You can all gather around to watch the parade, enjoy free games, witness the fireworks, and attend special nighttime performances.

Carolina Country Music Fest | June 4 to 7

Wave goodbye to spring and hello to summer at the Carolina Country Music Fest! It’s an opportunity to jam out to your favorite country music artists and show off your best dance moves for three fun-filled days. Expect to see some of the biggest names of the genre in the lineup each year!


A beach chair with a red,white, and blue umbrella

Salute From the Shore | July 4

Keep your eyes to the skies this Independence Day! Salute From the Shore is an annual tradition where locals and visitors alike can head to the beach, don their most patriotic outfits, and watch as planes soar overhead.

Independence Day Fireworks | July 4

Of course, you can also catch some stunning displays of fireworks on the 4th of July! Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach are two excellent spots to watch the night sky light up with bright colors.

SummerFest at Barefoot Landing | TBD

Barefoot Landing is a must for any North Myrtle Beach vacation, especially when SummerFest is going on. It’s a remarkable event that brings nightly entertainment all summer long to this already extraordinary shopping and dining destination. 


Hand-painted pottery at the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival | September 27 to 29

If you’re up for a bit of a drive, feel free to check out the annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival at Huntington Beach State Park. Dozens of talented artists and artisans show up each year to show off — and sell — their products.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally | September 30 to October 6

It’s alright if you can’t make it to Bike Week in the spring because there’s also the Fall Rally. This instance of the event tends to attract fewer bikers, but there’s no shortage of fun times!

Howl-o-Scream | October 26

As we approach Halloween, North Myrtle Beach has you covered with plenty of festivities for the whole family. Howl-o-Scream is a fantastic example with hayrides, trick-or-treating, and fire pits for roasting marshmallows at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.

Holiday Celebrations

Holiday lights hanging from a tree at Brookgreen Gardens

Nights of a Thousand Candles | December 5 – 21

The holiday season is always an extra special time of year on the Grand Strand. Make sure you mark your calendar for Nights of a Thousand Candles at nearby Brookgreen Gardens to explore a wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday cheer.

Christmas Parade | December 7

Another fantastic way to get in the spirit of the holidays is to attend the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade down Main Street. Arrive early to get a prime viewing spot for all the floats and participants!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations | December 31

When it’s time to ring in the new year, you’ve got plenty of options in the North Myrtle Beach area. Similar to the 4th of July, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing provide the perfect settings to celebrate and toast to another incredible year.

For the Foodies: Don’t forget to check out Restaurant Week from January 9 to 19!

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The exterior view of Ocean Creek JJ4 from a boardwalk

It’s never too early to plan your visit to the Grand Strand — especially when you get to look forward to all of these must-see events. Luckily, we make it easy to find the ideal property near your favorite celebrations. We have a variety of vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach’s most beloved and family-friendly communities. Explore the possibilities and secure your property today to make sure you have a peaceful place to unwind after all the excitement. Just don’t forget to book direct and browse our list of current specials for the best deal!