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The Surfside Beach Hula and Fire Show is held every Monday, June-Aug, at no charge.
June 4, 2024

8 Free Events To Enjoy Endless Summer Fun Along The Grand Strand

On June 4, officials with Visit Myrtle Beach shared news about the eventful summer expected along the Grand Strand, calling it a "summer season packed with events and memory-making experiences at The Beach."

The announcement that the Myrtle Beach area is poised for an extraordinary summer came following the destination's "highly successful spring season" and the news that seven local beaches made USA Today’s list of the Top 10 Beaches in South Carolina. Way to go!

Karen Riordan, president and CEO, Visit Myrtle Beach, shared, “From Cherry Grove in the North Strand all the way down to Pawley’s Island, our 60 miles of gorgeous beaches stand out for their wide, sandy shores and teal blue waters. From building sandcastles and riding the waves to enjoying a music festival or soaking in one of our rich cultural events, summers at The Beach provide endless opportunities to experience cherished moments.”

According to Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Grand Strand offers a premier vacation experience with a variety of family-friendly activities, entertainment and special deals.

The following annual summer traditions -- all of which are free -- highlight the vibrant community and unique charm of Myrtle Beach:

Music on Main (Every Thursday, June-Sept): Enjoy live music every Thursday on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, the home of the Shag dance. The perfect place to enjoy local bands in a fun, outdoor setting. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Surfside Beach Hula and Fire Show (Every Monday, June-Aug): Experience the magic of Hawaiian culture with hula and fire dancers performing every Monday evening in Surfside Beach. This free, hour-long event is great for families and offers a unique cultural experience. All shows are free and open to the public.

Summerfest! At Barefoot Landing (June 3-Aug 26): Experience a variety of nightly entertainment, including music, comedy shows, strolling performers and fireworks. This annual summer celebration at Barefoot Landing showcases both new talents and returning favorites, ensuring a memorable evening for all. Summerfest events are free and open to the public.

Broadway’s Summer Nights (June 3-Aug 25): Enjoy a variety of exciting performances, including fire dancers, stilt walkers and live entertainment, along with character appearances and a spectacular weekly fireworks show. Broadway's Summer Nights events are free and open to the public.

Muzika! The Grand Strand Music Festival (June 14-20): Listen to internationally recognized artists from The Metropolitan Opera and the Varna International Orchestra perform in various shows from fully staged operas to Broadway selections and more. Catch these phenomenal performances at various locations along the Grand Strand. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a free night to Broadway Revue, one of the Muzika! performances, on June 20. Admission is charged for other events.

Fourth of July Celebrations: Enjoy patriotic events and breathtaking firework displays at various locations, including Surfside Beach, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, the MarshWalk and the Cherry Grove Pier. Free fireworks shows and parades across the Grand Strand.

Conway Riverfest (June 29): Located in downtown Conway along the Waccamaw River, this annual festival has been happening since 1980 and features live entertainment, an artisan market, delicious food, fireworks and activities for kids. Free Admission.

Waves of Praise Gospel Festival (Aug 30-31): Held in downtown Myrtle Beach at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, this soulful and uplifting festival over Labor Day weekend features inspiring gospel music performances from renowned artists. Admission is Free.

These experiences are part of what makes the Myrtle Beach area an exciting summer destination, offering a stunning coastline, excellent amenities and a diverse array of activities. From sunbathing and swimming to thrilling water sports and attractions for all ages, there’s something for everyone.

Those who live in Horry and Georgetown County will also find discounts at many attractions and stores throughout the Grand Strand. Find out more at www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/locals.