The annual Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade will travel from 27th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North and features parade floats, balloons and music.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalFollowing the parade the Military Appreciation Days Family Picnic will be held at Pavilion Area, Ocean Boulevard from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The picnic will have activities for the kids, military exhibits and live music. The picnic is free for all military personnel, veterans and families, including the National Guard and Reserve. Enlist now for the first “Veterans Beard and ’Stache Beach Bash” contest, to be held as part of Military Appreciation Days. It’s free to enter, with the competition to be held as part of the big family picnic on the Pavilion site, after the Memorial Day Weekend parade. Categories include: Full Beard, Trimmed Beard, Partial Beard, Styled ’Stache, Natural ’Stache, Goatee, and Ladies’ Faux. Males must be veterans, but the women’s faux contest is open to all ladies.

Enjoy a Big Band Concert by Andrew Thielen Big Band performing at 1 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalEarly risers will want to be a part of the 5K Run/Walk that takes place along Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk beginning at 7:30 a.m. on May 25. This event is free for active duty, reserves and veterans. Civilians pay $20.

An official Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the Convention Center Plaza in Myrtle Beach. Sponsored by the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance. This event is open to the public.

No matter where you stay in the area you’ll have access to plenty of activities taking place up and down the South Carolina coast. You’ll find the majority of it around the Grand Strand region that encompasses North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. If you’ve been here before and stayed in a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental then you know how conveniently we’re located. For those first-timers staying in a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, you’re just going to love it. We’re sure of it!

Event Summary
Military Appreciation Days
Myrtle Beach Pavillion,Myrtle Beach,SC
Start Date
May 25, 2013
End Date
May 25, 2013
Parade, picnic and other various entertainment in celebration of our military.