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The Ultimate Guide to Winter Events in Myrtle Beach

Winter may not bring snow-covered landscapes to Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, SC, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops.

January through March are underrated and fantastic months to visit this coastal paradise. Here’s why:

  1. Mild Climate: Experience a mild winter climate, avoiding the extreme cold temperatures found in many other parts of the country. Enjoy the beauty of the coast without the discomfort of freezing temperatures.
  2. Less Crowded: Beat the crowds that typically flock to Myrtle Beach during the peak summer months. Winter offers a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere, allowing you to explore the attractions with ease.
  3. Affordable Accommodations: Take advantage of lower accommodation prices during the off-peak season. Elliott Beach Rentals offer special, reduced winter rates, making it an economical time to plan your getaway.
  4. Unique Events: Discover a variety of unique events and festivals tailored to the winter season. From arts and music festivals to Valentine’s Day celebrations and St. Patrick’s Day parades, there’s always something happening.

Winter Events in Myrtle Beach & North Myrtle Beach:


January 11-21, 2024: Restaurant Week South Carolina

Week of special menus at select Myrtle Beach & North Myrtle Beach restaurants. More details.

January 20, 2024: Winter Run

15K & 5K run in North Myrtle Beach. More details.

January 24, 2024: HaHa Hammock

Once a month, stand-up comedy night located at Crooked Hammock Brewery. More details.

January 27, 2024: Ripley’s Aquarium Father Daughter Dance

14th Annual Father Daughter Dance at Ripley’s Aquarium. More details.

January 27, 2024: Parent’s Night Out

Star Academy will be hosting the children for $25 per child while parents get to go just around the corner to Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill to enjoy dinner & socializing with other parents. More details.

January 27-28, 2024: National Shag Dance Championship Preliminaries 

Shag dancing contest located at the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort. More details.


February 3, 2024: Compassion Through Fashion

Artistic fashion show and fundraiser featuring designs made of recycled, repurposed, or unusual materials. More details.

February 3, 2024: Oysters & Art Festival

Enjoy delicious Carolina Selects Oyster and other food to benefit the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. More details.

February 3, 2024: Sweet Stroll

Visit participating businesses along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach at this one-day self-guided dessert tasting event. More details.

February 10, 2024: Keepsakes Valentine’s Day Jewelry Trunk Show

An array of styles, colors and designs, you are sure to find a special gift for your loved one at Brookgreen Gardens. More details.

February 10, 2024: Lulu’s Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade

Parade will be located in Barefoot Landing, beginning by Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, follow the road past LuLu’s and down to Wild Wings, turn around and head back to the start. More details.

February 17, 2024: Lulu’s Tropical Vow Renewal

Couples can pre-register anytime at Lulu’s restaurant in Barefoot Landing. There will be complimentary champagne toasts, wedding cake, flowers for the “brides” and photos for the couples. More details.

February 14, 2024: Romance in the Gardens

Renewing your wedding vows on Valentine’s Day with a nondenominational ceremony will be held in the Arboretum, followed by a reception at the Leonard Pavilion in Brookgreen Gardens. More details.

February 17, 2024: Ripley’s Penguin Dash

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to host the Penguin Dash and Ripley’s Penguin Family Fun 1 mile walk/run. This family-friendly, themed event will be a celebration of the South African Penguins. More details.

February 17, 2024: Family Formal

Dance the night away with the whole family! Enjoy dinner, dancing, sweet treats and a DJ. More details.

February 23-25, 2024: Vintage Market Days

An upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable goods, and seasonal plantings. More details.

February 25, 2024: Gullah Geechee Community Day

Gullah Geechee Community Day highlights the significance of Gullah Geechee cultures and the wider African diaspora to both Horry and Georgetown counties. More details.


March 2, 2024: Myrtle Beach Marathon

Event includes a half marathon, 5K and family fun run. More details.

March 16, 2024: North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

With multiple stages of live entertainment, delicious food, and  arts and crafts, your Irish eyes are sure to be smiling.  Available in the children’s area there will be face painting, games and rides. More details.

March 7-9, 2024: National Shag Dance Championship Finals

Shag dancing contest located at the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort. More details.

March 9-17, 2024: Myrtle Beach Can-Am Days

Annual festival celebrating Canadian visitors to the Myrtle Beach area, with a variety of events and special deals.

March 14-16, 2024: Run to the Sun Car & Truck Show

Popular annual vehicle show at the old Myrtle Square Mall. More details.

March 17, 2024: Run 4 Life 5k

The race will be exclusively on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. More details.

March 22, 2024: Shuckin’ on the Waccamaw

Oyster roast and live music in downtown Conway. More details.

March 22-23, 2024: Waccamaw Sportsmans’ Expo

This event is free and open to the public.  Leashed and fully vaccinated well behaved dogs are permitted. More details.

March 30, 2024: North Myrtle Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunt at McLean Park; Easter bunny photo opportunity and candy exchange. More details.

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