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    MAY | Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

    The Trembley Group Real Estate Professionals think May is a beautiful time to live in Myrtle Beach. For some, it’s their favorite time of year. The summer crowds haven’t arrived yet, and the weather is near perfect.  It is the ideal season to go to the beach, play a round of golf, go fishing for some great tasting redfish, or any number of other fun things to do, like attending exciting events or outdoor attractions or participating in water sports, and much more.

    Golf

    Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand is still known as the Seaside Golf Capital of the world.  May is prime golf season. There’s no problem scheduling a round ahead of the summer season, and the temperature is perfect for a day on the links.

    Weather

    The Trembley Group Real Estate Professionals think you can’t beat the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach weather during the month of May! The average afternoon air temperature is around 83º. Of course, the beach is relaxing any time of year, but May is an amazing time find the perfect beach spot, lay out on a towel, and soak up the warm South Carolina sun while listening to the serene sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Ocean temperatures are warming into the 70s, the fish are active, and it’s perfect for a dip.

    May Events

    Anytime is a fabulous time to live on the Grand Strand. There is always so much going on, but May is especially nice. Here are a few of the perks available for Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand residents during May.

    Get Out the Black Leather for the 2019 Spring Motorcycle Rally

    Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 19, 2019 

    Anywhere Along the Grand Strand

    Few people are as passionate about an avocation as Harley riders. It seems to be essential to their happiness. They love nothing more than to hear their engines rev as they pull out of their driveway to start a day’s journey. For many of these folks, Myrtle Beach Bike Week is one of the highlights of the year. They love the hair do’s created by their Harley and even the bugs in their teeth. (Yes, that really happens.) But the joy comes from more than just riding. It comes from coming together with people who share their passion. Some have made forever-friends from all over the country. All it takes is two wheels to become friends forever.

    This motorcycle passion carries over into the lives and families of bikers, creating a true lifestyle. Bikers travel far and wide to show off their pride and joy and enjoy the company of fellow riders at rallies all over the country and world. Rallies are more popular than ever, with some dating back more than 70 years.

    Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson Spring Bike Week is the longest continuous running motorcycle rally in America; even longer than Sturgis and Laconia. Established in 1940, it started with a few motorcycles, a bonfire, and a hot dog roast on a beach near North Myrtle Beach. The passion caught on and the rally grew from those few motorcycles to hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiast that visit Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand every year today.  

    Every year, Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally features bike shows, vendors, tours and more around the Grand Strand. Riders enjoy day trips to Charleston and Wilmington, N.C. All along the Grand Strand, there are plenty of parties, concerts, biker games, and burnout pits along the established loops, but there’s also time for taking in all the attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife the Grand Strand has to offer while enjoying some quality bike time.

    During Bike Week, any Harley Davidson location is a hot-spot along with the usual hangouts like Jamin’ Leather, Beaver Bar, the Rat Hole, Suck Bang Blow, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar and many others. There’s also a Loop Tour that’s nearly 200 miles through Horry and Georgetown Counties.

    For a true motorcycle lover, there’s nothing like the rush of the open road. Whether fueled simply by the open air or the thundering rumble of the engine beneath them, bikers are a proud and enthusiastic group of people who like to gather at biker rallies like Bike Week at Myrtle Beach. But for most of Bike Week’s participants, the week is a time to gather and meet like-minded fanatics that eventually become part of their extended families. It is the love and passion for cycling that keeps them rolling back to Myrtle Beach every year. It’s all about the Journey ~ Not the Destination!

    NASCAR Racing

    Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Myrtle Beach Speedway — originally called Rambi Raceway — was built in 1958. The track is a 0.538-mile oval with 13 degrees of banking in the corners and nine degrees on the straightaways. Myrtle Beach Speedway last hosted a major NASCAR event in 2000, when the Busch (now Xfinity) Series raced here. Currently, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series headlines weekly racing activity at the track. The track is home to Late Model Stock Car racing’s prestigious Myrtle Beach 400.

    Three generations of Earnhardts have competed at Myrtle beach, along with all four generations of Pettys. Jeff Gordon has also competed at Myrtle Beach.

    Myrtle Beach Speedway continues to serve as a spot for grassroots racing. “It’s like baseball having minor leagues,” says Myrtle Beach Speedway’s General Manager Steve Zacharias “The local guys have a part in it and they put so much effort in day in and day out personally. It’s their cars, it’s their passion, the whole thing. It’s really cool to be a part of it.”

    NASCAR Racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Saturday, May 11, 2019, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Racing action is back at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday, May 11th, 2019! Bring your friends and family for an exciting day at the races! Saturday, May 11th, Gates Open at 11:00 am, Race Events 1:30 pm. Kids 11 years & under FREE! Race Divisions: NASCAR Whelen Series Late Models, Chargers, Super Trucks, Mini Stocks, and Vintage Series.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com or at the track day of event. Contact info@mbspeedway.com or call 843-236-0500 for more information or with any questions. “Be a Part of History!”

    NASCAR Racing Experience Ride-Along

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday through Saturday throughout the month of May, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Race fans interested in more than watching from the stands can go for a ride on a NASCAR Ride Along. Fans ride shotgun in a NASCAR Race Car for 3 heart-pounding laps at top speeds with a professional racing instructor behind the wheel. The NASCAR Ride Along can be booked for an exhilarating NASCAR Ride Along Experience. For those looking for a bit more adrenaline, the Double Ride Along is available with double the laps! Through October 2019. Tuesday – Saturday. Walk Ups Welcome. Or book online now at www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/attractions

    Real Adrenaline Junkies Can Actually Drive A NASCAR Racer

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday through Saturday throughout the month of May, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Race fans can experience the ultimate in NASCAR racing on Myrtle Beach Speedway’s historic 1/2 mile track! Fans can drive a REAL Race Car by themselves! Pick from one of the Driving Experience options, starting with five minute ‘Practice’ Drive or an eight minute ‘Rookie’ Drive or more! Following a Driver’s Meeting with Crew Chief, Training and Instruction, fans drive a real NASCAR race car for a timed racing session. There’s no lead car to follow as fans drive a NASCAR race car by themselves. Drivers talk over a two-way in-car radio with their personal racing instructor while they drive. And when they’re done, they’ll be presented with a Graduate Certificate with top speed for bragging rights. Open through October 2019. Walk Ups Welcome Tuesday – Saturday. Book today online at www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/attractions

    The SOS Spring Safari

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC

    The “Carolina Shag” is said to have been born along the Grand Strand near Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach. The basic step for this upbeat, quick, and smooth dance is a six-count, eight-step pattern danced in a slot. The dance originated in the African American community in the late 1930s and rose in popularity among a broader audience in the 1940s when interest peaked in the “beach music” that accompanied it.

    The Shag, specifically the Carolina Shag, has been called the “swing dance of the South” and lives in a class of its own. It has been described as a “cold beer on a warm night with a hot date and no plans for tomorrow.” It’s often linked to the term “swing dancing,” though the two dances really shouldn’t be lumped into the same category.

    One thing that makes the Shag such a popular dance is that anyone can do it – it doesn’t matter whether a dancer is six years old or 96 years old. It breaks barriers and unites people together with a single common purpose: to have fun and enjoy the music. Dino Thompson, author of Boogie Woogie Beats and one of South Carolina’s original Shaggers, explains that it was the music that changed everything for the young dancers back in the day. “The sheer power of the emotional appeal of music brought the races together. Black and white, rich and poor, jumped the rope and came down from the balconies to share the music and a memory.” All that mattered was the dance floor, and this school of thought still rings true for dancers today.

    Each year at the end of April, spring is celebrated by thousands of shaggers from all along the east coast. They hit the road in search of the party life. Their destination is the famous little strip of sand known as the Grand Strand. After the long winter, shaggers are eager for the first outing of the summer and find it at the SOS Spring Safari.

    For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast crashes into North Myrtle Beach like an ocean wave. A variety of activities are scheduled for the event. Many member clubs of the ACSC will schedule “tea parties” in the local lounges. The lounges themselves schedule special parties during the Safari. Popular bands show up along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag dance instructors offer classes to anyone seeking to improve their skill or increase their repertoire of moves.

    But the big attraction is the night life. As the sun goes down the Safari animals come out to play in the clubs along Main Street. Old friends seek each other out and new friends are made. The nights are spent shag dancing to timeless music that moves body and soul. On the last Saturday of the Safari, everyone meets on Main Street for the parade of the year, the ACSC Club’s Parade. ACSC member clubs plan, design, and build parade floats for fun and a chance to win one of the coveted awards. There are award categories for best shag theme & most original float. The Spring Safari Parade always draws a huge crowd. Not only will the shaggers be out in force, but the beach locals stream to the streets for an afternoon of fun!

    The Blessing of the Inlet

    Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Belin United Methodist Church, 4182 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

    The Blessing of the Inlet at Belin United Methodist Church is an annual festival filled with worship, food, fun and fellowship, highlighted by a ‘Blessing Ceremony”. And the Blessing of the Inlet generates funds for many missions, charities and non-profit organizations. The festival has grown to include a day of entertainment, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, various Murrells Inlet restaurants and local food purveyors, children’s play area and fun events. The entertainment schedule is packed with outstanding groups featuring gospel choirs, dance groups, contemporary Christian music and much more. The festival is highlighted by the Blessing of the Inlet ceremony which starts at 11:30 am and is administered by the Rev. Dr. Mike Alexander and Rev. Walter Cantwell. After the ceremony, all visitors are invited to “Stay and Pray” in the sanctuary. The festival is a free event with no admission or parking charge. For more information about the event schedule or participating as a restaurant or crafter, please visit BlessingoftheInlet.com.

    The Rivertown Music and Beer Festival

    Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Laurel Street & 3rd Avenue, Conway, SC

    Every year, the streets of Downtown Conway host vendors, great music, a classic car show, good food, and a little beer tasting. The Rivertown Music and Beer Festival is held on Laurel Street and 3rd Avenue in Downtown Conway. Admission is FREE! Festival opens at 11 AM and vendors close at 7 PM. This is a rain or shine event. Questions? 843 248 6260

    The Sea Mountain Fiddlers Convention and Bluegrass Festival

    Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Myrtle Beach KOA, 613 5th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    The only KOA campground located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach will host the best BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL on the East Coast! There will be live bluegrass performances by some of the most popular bands in bluegrass! Featured bands include Carolina Blue Band, The Virginia Luthiers, Aynortowne Band, Morris Brothers, End of the Road Band and Charlottetown Bluegrass Band. Anyone attending can enter the cash prize competitions: Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Band and Flat Foot’n!

    Mayfest on Main

    Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC

    The 14 th Annual Mayfest on Main® Festival will be held on Main Street, Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate May and the beginning of summer. Along Main Street, approximately 100 crafters will display their crafts, food vendors will serve a variety of treats, and children will be entertained with a kids’ area. A community stage will offer live music and performances from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. At 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm, the main stage will begin and feature some of the best musical talents around. The Mayfest on Main Festival is a great way to kick off the summer! Bring a beach chair to this family event and enjoy a day on Main Street. The festival begins at 10:00 am and continues until 6:00 pm. the Main Stage is located in “The Horseshoe” and performances begin at 12:30 pm. Mayfest on Main is sure to be a day full of fun with the entire family!

    The 38th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

    Saturday, May 18 – Sunday May 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Little River Waterfront, Little River, SC

    Located at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River, SC, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. Families can enjoy fresh, local seafood from a variety of waterfront restaurants. Festival goers can enjoy scenic views, live beach music, and shop for a unique souvenir or gift from a craftsman. A kids’ zone will offer a variety of entertainment and activities. The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has consistently been awarded the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper for eight consecutive years. The Trembley Group Real Estate encourage Grand Strand residents to be a part of this tradition, and join us the weekend after Mother’s Day. Satellite parking and shuttle available.

    Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade

    Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC

    And who can forget Surfside Beach’s Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade? The parade begins at 16th Avenue North & Dogwood Drive at 12:45 p.m.  The parade route travels south on Ocean Boulevard from 16th Avenue North to Melody Lane where it disbands. It’s great fun for participants and observers. Golf carts are creatively decorated in a patriotic theme. For more information or to enter a golf cart, Contact Debbie Ellis (843.640.9548 or dellis@surfsidebeach.org).

     

     

    Need help? Call The Trembley Group at 843.945.1880 ext. 1 and we’ll help you look for the perfect listing or buyers agent!

    At The Trembley Group, we pride ourselves on being the experts at more than just selling real estate. We are local residents, some of us have been here for a lifetime. The rest of us will be here until the end of time. We love living, working, and playing in the diverse backyard of Coastal Carolina, and look forward to helping you live and love your dreams soon too. Please reach out to us by phone or email for personalized service and one-on-one advice. 

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    4 Responses to “MAY | Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach”

    • Gary Schroeder

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      This is very helpful. Thank you for posting the events.

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      • The Trembley Group

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        Gary, Thank you for commenting. So glad you found our blog helpful. Please tune in at the first of each month to catch that month’s events! This is a regularly posted blog. We hope you have an amazing day.

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      • The Trembley Group

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        Dale, Thank you for commenting. So pleased that you enjoyed this information. Please tune in at the first of each month to catch the month’s events! This is a regularly posted blog. We hope you have an amazing day.

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