Take time out from your busy weekend to remember what Memorial Day is really about with a Military Concert Event. At 6pm on Friday, the 82nd Airborne Division will perform live in downtown Myrtle Beach. Country performer Craig Morgan will take the stage at 8pm following a veteran presentation and performance by Navy Band 5 Star Edition.
All Friday night performances will be between 8th and 9th Avenues North on Ocean Boulevard. The schedule is as follows:
6-6:45 p.m. 282nd Army Band Jazz Combo
6:50 p.m. Veteran Presentation by Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham
7:15-8 p.m. Navy Band 5 Star Edition
8-9:15 p.m. Craig Morgan
Chairs and blankets are welcomed. Coolers and pets are not permitted.
Memorial Day Parade
The 2011 Memorial Day Weekend Parade Grand Marshal is John McCain who will lead the parade through downtown Myrtle Beach starting at 9:30am on Saturday. This year’s parade is set to be one of the biggest and the best with amazing floats and music.
The 2011 Memorial Day Weekend parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach at 27th Avenue North and proceed southbound to 9th Avenue North. The parade will end at approximately 12 p.m. Senator John McCain will serve as the parade’s grand marshal, and will be accompanied by giant helium balloons, floats, marching bands, car units, dignitaries, military and static displays and much more!
60th Annual Sun Fun Festival® Kick-Off
Following the parade, the 60th Annual Sun Fun Festival® Kick-off Celebration will begin at 1 p.m. with live entertainment and celebrity/character meet and greets throughout the day between 8th & 9th Avenues North on Ocean Blvd. in downtown Myrtle Beach. All FREE.
See the legendary Golden Knights and Team Bowman 3-D perform mesmerizing parachute jumps at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A sunset jump at 7:45 p.m. will be a tandem jump with pyrotechnics!
Celebrity and Character Appearances
Come meet your favorite Disney and Nickelodeon actors and bring your camera! Celebrity and character meet and greet schedules follow:
1-3 p.m. Spiderman & Wubzy from “Wow, Wow Wubzy”
1-4 p.m. Matthew Timmons, Woody Fink on Disney Channel’s “Suite Life of Deck”
Zendaya Coleman, Rocky Blue on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up!”
Jake T. Austin, Max on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”
3-5 p.m. Ariana Grande, Caterina ‘Cat’ Valentine on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”
Captain America & Plex from “Wow, Wow Wubzy”
Emily Osment from Disney’s “Hannah Montana”
3-6 p.m. Doug Brochu, Grady Mitchell on Disney Channel’s “Sonny with a Chance”
Noah & Ethan Munck, Gibby and Guppy Gibson on Nickelodeon’s “iCarly”