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2017 Kid-friendly Summer Events in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is always filled with fun activities, especially during the summer months.  However, it can be tricky determining which events your kids will enjoy most.

Here are our top picks for kid-friendly summer events in Myrtle Beach:

Mayfest on Main Festival – May 13

The Mayfest on Main Festival features music, arts, crafts and food that will entice every member of the family. Parents can rest easy knowing their kids will be thoroughly entertained by the festival’s kid-friendly area.

Bonus: the event is free!

World Famous Blue Crab Festival – May 20 & 21

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers a day full of good food and fun for the whole family. For the past six years, it’s been ranked one of the best events/festivals along the Grand Strand. Kids will enjoy an area fully dedicated to kid-friendly crafts and activities.

Bonus: kids under 13 are free, while the cost of entrance for those 13 and up is only $5.

Movies Under The Stars

Every Friday night in June, July and August, The Market Common hosts a kid-friendly movie under the stars. The event offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh coastal air and spend time together as a family. You can view the full lineup of movies here.

Bonus: the event is free!

Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer is held at the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex and is held June 16th, July 21st, August 18 and September 15. The event boasts family-friendly music and a night of family time under the stars.

Bonus: the event is free!

10 Popular Activities in Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach has become one of the top destinations in the U.S. for family vacations and enjoying a little fun in the sun. When planning your next vacation, keep in mind these top 10 popular activities to do in Myrtle Beach, SC.

1. Stroll around Broadway at the Beach.
Broadway at the Beach offers some great shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions making it the perfect spot for everyone in the family to enjoy.

2. Dine at a waterfront restaurant.
While in Myrtle Beach, dining at a few waterfront restaurants is a must. To get the best view and seating, make reservations in advance for sunset. We recommend checking out The Gulfstream Cafe, Sea Captain’s House and Filet’s on the Water.

3. Late night mini golf.
During peak months, many of Myrtle Beach’s attractions stay open late which means you’ll still find families playing mini golf even at 10pm.

4. Play some arcade games.
A little fun, friendly competition is a great way to end the day and arcades offer a little something for everyone. We recommend stopping by the Garden City Pavilion and the Fun Plaza Arcade.

5. Walk along Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk.
There’s nothing like joining the crowds of people walking along Ocean Boulevard or the Boardwalk. Ice cream, candy, attractions and unique gift shops await!

6. Take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.
Seeing the ocean from high atop the Myrtle Beach Skywheel is a sight you won’t easily forget. It’s a must-do activity on any Myrtle Beach trip.

7. Spend a day at a water park.
Water parks are a great break from the beach while still offering a respite from the heat. There are quite a few water parks spread throughout Myrtle Beach so it’s not hard to find one that’s perfect for your family!

8. Go ziplining.
Ziplining may seem like something you can only do in far off, exotic places, but Myrtle Beach actually has a few different zipline companies that let you see the area from a different perspective. For example, Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure offers zipline adventures through the treetops of North Myrtle Beach while Soar + Explore Zip Line & Rope Course lets your drift high above Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures lets you fly through the sky just feet from the beach.

9. See a variety show.
Myrtle Beach is scattered with some great theatres that offer family friendly variety shows. We recommend checking out Alabama Theatre and Legends in Concert.

10. Take a sunset beach walk.
While spending the day at the beach is one of the most popular activities to do when visiting Myrtle Beach, don’t just pack up when you the sun starts to go down. Stay a little longer, walk the beach and take in the amazing sky as the sunsets. It will be a memory that will last a lifetime!

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