On the Grand Strand, spring tends to hit its stride in April. And as the flowers begin to bloom and the temperatures settle into some of the year’s most comfortable, it’s also a prime time for vacationers to head for the Carolina coast.
But the temperatures aren’t the only things heating up in the Myrtle Beach area this April. As spring sets in, the Grand Strand’s events and activities calendar typically brings the heat, too — and 2020 is certainly no exception. If you’re planning a trip to our beautiful beaches this April, be sure to keep an eye out for some of these Myrtle Beach area happenings while you’re in town:
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – April 1-30, Pirates Voyage, Myrtle Beach- TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 9TH, 2020
Catch a live show featuring the excitement of high-diving pirates waging a thrilling battle on land, on deck, in a lagoon and high above a pair of full-sized pirate ships, complete with mermaids, acrobats, live animals, cannons, singing and dancing — all while you and your crew enjoy a delicious four-course meal.
Dave Matthews Tribute Band — April 3, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach- CANCELED
Enjoy the ride as this respected tribute act brings some of the biggest DMB hits to the HoB stage.
The McCartney Project — April 4, Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach- CANCELED
Widely recognized as the nation’s top tribute to all things Paul McCartney — including The Beatles, Wings and his solo projects — this act takes attendees on a wild ride through more than three decades of the legendary British rock ‘n’ roller’s musical catalog, all in a fun, high-energy show.
Colt Ford — April 11, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Rapper, singer, songwriter and former pro golfer Colt Ford brings his hip hop/country fusion to the stage for this one-night-only Grand Strand appearance.
Home Free — April 18, Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach- RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2020 AT 8:00PM
Country music’s top a capella group (and winner of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” competition) takes the stage at the Alabama Theatre for this one-night-only experience.
Storytellers: Preserving Traditions — April 19, MBHS Music & Arts Center, Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a program of musical narrative telling the stories of great traditions and celebrating outstanding composers of diverse backgrounds at this Long Bay Symphony event.
Stayin’ Alive: Bee Gees Tribute — April 19, The Carolina Opry, Myrtle Beach- RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 11TH, 2020 AT 7:00PM
Enjoy a full Bee Gees playlist including hits like “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “You Should Be Dancing” and, of course, “Stayin’ Alive” — all performed by the quintessential Bee Gees tribute band and delivered with an impressive production that includes big-screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery.
Halestorm — April 19, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
This Grammy-winning rock band hailing from Pennsylvania and featuring a brother/sister duo on drums and vocals promises to deliver another hard-rocking show at this Grand Strand tour stop.
Singing in the Sun — April 20-25, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 19TH-24TH, 2021
This six-day event brings some of Gospel music’s top acts to the Convention Center stage, along with a collection of world-renowned speakers.
Collective Soul — April 23, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
This Atlanta-based alternative rock band will bring a certain shine to the stage as it heats up the music hall for this HoB show.
The Edwards Twins — April 25, Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach
These renowned impersonators will bring their Las Vegas flair to the Alabama Theatre stage for “An Evening With the Stars,” which recreates some of the top variety shows of the ’70s and ’80s. Just a few of the stars who will get the Edwards’ tribute treatment in the show include Sonny & Cher, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand.
Jazz in the Park — April 26, Chapin Park, Myrtle Beach
This celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and Myrtle Beach’s jazz history will feature free, live music from local bands, as well as artists, food vendors and more.
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival — April 3-5, Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 30TH-31ST, 2020
This FREE event on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk between 8th and 9th Avenues North will feature live entertainment and a long list of food trucks serving up their tasty treats — all right on the oceanfront.
First Saturday Glass-Blowing Demo — April 4, Conway Glass in Conway
Catch an up-close glimpse as glass artists create colorful bowls, vases and sculptures with 2,000-degree-plus molten glass.
Divas Half Marathon — April 5, North Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020
This event featuring a 5K and half marathon offers oceanfront scenery and a pair of nice, flat running courses that pass some of the top spots in North Myrtle Beach. Further, an on-site Health & Fitness Boutique will showcase some of the latest in running shoes and apparel — and all participants in the fun and glam, women-focused running event receive pink tutus to wear on race day.
22nd Annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship — April 9-11, True Blue Golf Plantation and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island
This 54-hole, collegiate-style tournament is flighted based on an 18-hole qualifier round and features high school golf teams from around the nation.
Easter Egg Hunt — April 11, McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach- CANCELED EVENT, NO CORRENT RESCHEDULE DATE
This event’s 37th edition will feature egg hunts divided by age group, refreshments, photos with Ms. Blossom, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny!
Fireworks Extravaganza — April 11, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach- RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY MAY 29TH, 2020
Catch all the oohs and aahs as (weather permitting) the skies above Lake Broadway light up starting at 8:30 p.m.
Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt and Kids’ Fair — April 11, Huckabee Complex, Surfside Beach
Bring the little ones for a double dose of fun with an Easter egg hunt and a kids’ fair at this Saturday event.
Monday After the Masters — April 11-13, various Grand Strand locations- POSTPONED TO 2021
This annual event features a golf tournament, a long list of parties and, best of all, a closing concert by South Carolina’s own Hootie & the Blowfish.
Easter EGGstravaganza — April 12, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, North Myrtle Beach
The free family fun on tap at this event hosted by LuLu’s restaurant at Barefoot Landing will include face painting, crafts — and a photo-worthy visit by the Easter Bunny!
From Clay to Bronze — April 13, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Expand your artistic knowledge as Master Sculpture Program Director Bryan Rapp walks attendees through the process of bringing a sculpture to life, from clay to a finished piece cast in bronze.
Pottery and Pluff Mud— April 15, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown- CANCELED
Let your inner artist loose as attendees sculpt a range of different creatures that inhabit the salt marsh.
Art and Science Watercolor Program — April 16, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown- CANCELED
Spend a morning enjoying science and painting as reserve staff and artist Marie teaches attendees about salt marshes and their importance, all while painting a beautiful watercolor marsh landscape to take home.
SOS Spring Safari — April 16-25, Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
The biggest adult party on the East Coast returns to North Myrtle Beach with plenty of dancing and fun. The 10 days of excitement culminate with a street party on Saturday, April 25, featuring a parade and plenty of Carolina Shag dancing.
Indie Market on Laurel — April 18, Laurel Street, Conway- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Live music and local artists — all served up on the riverfront — are among the top draws at this CREATE Conway event that also features plenty of arts & crafts and tasty food truck fare.
Shorebirds at Sunrise — April 18, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown
Sharpen your shorebird identification skills while enjoying the beautiful waterfront views at this free event.
Mindfulness in the Marsh — April 21, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown- CANCELED
A morning of mindfulness, guided meditation and the unique features of the salt marsh ecosystem will fill the bill at this free event set on the peaceful marsh boardwalk.
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival — April 21-25, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach
The 15th annual edition of this Grand Strand film festival will feature film submissions from 52 countries, along with an array of networking events, forums, food and more.
5th Annual Horry County Fair — April 24-May 3, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach- RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 1ST-10TH, 2020
Take in 10 days of fair-powered fun at this event featuring rides, games, food, a petting zoo, music, racing pigs, character meet & greets, a NASCAR race and more.
Socastee Heritage Festival — April 25, Peachtree Road, Myrtle Beach- RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2020
Hosted by the nonprofit Socastee Heritage Foundation, the 10th annual installment of this family-friendly festival will feature 100-plus vendors, three stages of live entertainment, free children’s activities and more — and all event proceeds go back into the Socastee community to benefit families and children.
12th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival — April 25, Grand Park at Market Common, Myrtle Beach- RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2020
This annual fundraiser will feature teams of 21 paddlers each racing for glory and prizes. Other draws will include a Vendor Walk filled with food, arts and crafts; a live DJ; and a Family Fun Zone.
Beyond Movement Yoga Festival — April 25-26, 100 Brickyard Place, Conway- POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2021
This Conway festival offers live music, retail and food vendors, yoga classes, adult yard games, a Bhakti Tent where regular workshops will be presented, plus an array of kids’ activities.
Art in the Park — April 25-26, Valor Park at Market Common, Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19TH-20TH, 2020
The Grand Strand’s premier art show and sale, this artist-run event will feature an array of works and styles, including painting, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, stone and mixed media works.
Shorebirds Boat Trip — April 27, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgetown
Brush up on your shorebird ID skills while enjoying a boat ride through the beauty of North Inlet.
Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam — April 30-May 2, Old Myrtle Square Mall Site, Myrtle Beach- POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 23RD-25TH, 2020
Thousands of Jeep enthusiasts from around the nation will converge on Myrtle Beach for this 3-day festival featuring live entertainment, an off-road obstacle course, a car show, a kids’ zone, nightly parties, food trucks, raffles and more.
This, of course, isn’t a complete listing of the events and activities set for April in the Myrtle Beach area — with a little digging, visitors can find lots more to do here.
This, of course, isn’t a complete listing of the events and activities set for April in the Myrtle Beach area — with a little digging, visitors can find plenty more to do here. To warm up your April with a well-deserved beach getaway, book a stay at Ocean Reef Resort today. With our comfortable and luxurious accommodations and the wide-ranging amenities found on-site, we’ve got everything you’ll need to celebrate spring in Grand Strand style.