Annual Events, Festivals & Parades

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31st Annual Boat and Sportsman Expo (Jan. 9 - 11)

This year features More Boats, More Dealers and more fun on the water! The 31st Annual Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center will feature an incredible selection of boats. We'll have Pleasure Boats, Ski Boats, Inshore and Offshore Fishing Boats, Pontoon Boats, Kayaks, Paddle Boats and everything in between. Something for every family. We'll also have a great selection of ATV's, RV's, Custom Golf Cars, and Specialty Vehicles. Our Special events and seminars will keep the entire family entertained. Specialty Vendors will be on hand with boating and fishing gear, custom tackle and those hard to find marine accessories along with hunting and outdoor gear to outfit your next great adventure.

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40th Annual South Carolina Square and Round Dance Competition (Jan. 23-24)

Mainstream plus advanced round. Contra, singing calls, line dancing, fashion show, sewing clinic, parade of clubs.

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39th Annual Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show (Jan. 27 - 29)

All are welcome to attend! Independent Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Chains, FF&E Companies, Purchasing Companies, Healthcare Lodging, Foodservice, Country Clubs, Design Firms, Resorts, Bed & Breakfast, Catering Companies, Nightclubs, Bars, Hospitals & Property Management Companies.

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January Events

  • Lifestyles Expo
  • Grand Strand Boat Show
  • Mid-Winter Shag Classic

February Events

  • Myrtle Beach Marathon
  • Mardi Gras Myrtle Beach

March Events

  • National Shagdance Championships
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • CAN-AM Days

April Events

  • Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo
  • SOS Spring Safari
  • Rivertown Jazz Festival

May Events

  • Mayfest on Main Street
  • Harley Davidson Spring Rally
  • Little River Blue Crab Festival
  • Atlantic Beach Bikefest

June Events

  • Harborwalk Festival
  • Sun Fun Festival
  • Art in the Park

July Events

  • North Myrtle Beach July Fourth Celebration
  • Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade
  • City of Myrtle Beach Independence Day Celebration
  • Surfside Beach July Fourth Celebration

August Events

  • DuPont World Amateur Handicap Golf Tournament
  • Craftsman's Classic Arts and Crafts Festival

September Events

  • Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival
  • Paws Across the Water Duck Race
  • St. John's Greek Festival
  • Oktoberfest in Little River
  • Pawley's Island Festival of Music and Art
  • Italian FestivalSOS Fall Migration

October Events

  • Shrimp & Jazz Festival, Little River
  • Loris Bog-Off
  • Carolina Heritage Festival and Beach Party
  • Myrtle Beach Fall Motorcycle Rally
  • Oktoberfest German Festival
  • South Carolina International Chili Cook-Off

November Events

  • Dickens Christmas Show and Festival
  • South Carolina Bluegrass Festival
  • Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

December Events

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Festival of Trees