With such a wide array of fun activities offered along the Grand Strand, it’s no wonder that Myrtle Beach is a popular summer destination for families. One of the top places to visit while staying at Dayton House Resort is The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which runs along the Atlantic coast through the heart of Myrtle Beach and offers plenty of nearby activities to enjoy.
Throughout the summer, guests can enjoy the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s Hot Summer Nights events presented by The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Oceanfront Merchants Association and the City of Myrtle Beach. Here are some of the fun (and free) activities you and your family can enjoy at Hot Summer Nights.
On Mondays from June 6 to Aug. 15, take your children to Kidz Carnival in Plyler Park. Held from 6 to 9 p.m., the Brittain Resorts-sponsored carnival features face painting, superheroes, giant inflatables, princesses, balloon art, games and more. Live acts presented on the I Love Sugar stage feature talented child performers.
Those in the mood for some great live music can visit the 9th avenue stage on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. for Rock-n-Rumble Wednesday nights. Enjoy local bands playing a variety of music while you enjoy the relaxing ocean breezes. If you are an Elvis fan, grab your blue suede shoes and head over to Plyler Park on Wednesday and some Sunday nights for Boardwalk Elvis from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
After enjoying the Wednesday concerts, stay for an amazing fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday nights at 10p.m. throughout the summer. The spectacular fireworks show can be seen from anywhere along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk promenade, but it does get busy — so make sure to get to the Boardwalk early so you can grab a good spot. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is also the perfect place to watch the Fourth of July fireworks show. Sponsored by The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, this fireworks extravaganza will be the largest, longest and highest-level show along the beach. It can be seen for miles, but nothing beats having a front-row seat to see the rockets’ red glare.
Throughout the summer, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk will be rocking every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Seaside Music Concerts on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park. Sit back and listen to a variety of top bands singing all of your favorite rock tunes.
Bring your friends and family to the Boardwalk every Sunday night from 7pm to 8:30 p.m. for the Sunday Celebrations Concert Series. Listen to an array of contemporary Christian rock bands on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park under the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.
If you and your friends want to get a beach volleyball game going, you can start a game nearly anytime on the open beach volleyball courts located on 9th Avenue North next to the Boardwalk. The courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis except when volleyball leagues have them reserved (from 6-8 p.m. some evenings).
The winner of the 2015 South Carolina Governor’s Cup Award for top tourism attraction, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers wonderful restaurants, great places to find that perfect gift, and live, family-friendly entertainment. On your next Myrtle Beach vacation at the Dayton House Resort, make sure to spend some time along the Boardwalk and catch a few of the Hot Summer Nights events.