The weather is starting to heat up, the days are getting longer and the flowers are beginning to bloom. It can only mean one thing – It’s spring in Myrtle Beach! And with 60-plus miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline and a plethora of family-friendly activities on tap, the Grand Strand is your ideal spring break destination for 2022.
Now that winter is officially behind us, calendars are beginning to fill with loads of new and returning events and festivals in the Myrtle Beach area. If you’re still in the planning process, we have a few tips to help finalize your decision. Then, once you’ve booked your oceanfront suite at the Dayton House Resort, we have a laundry list of fun and exciting activities to help you fill your spring break itinerary.
Even if you are planning a last-minute spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, don’t worry, we have you covered! The Dayton House Resort is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, offers same-day bookings and always includes a FREE hot deluxe breakfast with your stay. We can comfortably accommodate any size group, and our amenities include one of the largest oceanfront lawns along the coast.
Planning For Your Spring Break In Myrtle Beach
If you’re still debating whether to plan a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, we have a few reasons you should finalize your decision. Here at the Dayton House Resort, we are happy to see you visiting the Grand Strand any time of year, but there are a few extra benefits for those who vacation in the spring.
There are a few amenities our guests will always enjoy no matter what time of year they visit our resort! Dayton House guests receive a FREE hot deluxe breakfast each morning of their stay. You’ll love the convenience of the Yella Umbrella Poolside Bar & Grill, the perfect spot to grab a quick bite or refreshing drink while enjoying the sun and sand. Dayton House’s large oceanfront lawn is always open, providing guests with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic coast and plenty of chairs and picnic tables for lounging and relaxing as you take in the fresh ocean breezes.
Here are the top 4 reasons you should most definitely plan a Myrtle Beach spring break:
Reason 1 – The Weather
As winter comes to an end — and takes with it the snowy weather and frigid temperatures — the time for getting outdoors and enjoying the bright sunshine and warm temperatures on the Carolina coast comes rolling in. While the nation’s northern regions are still thawing out, Myrtle Beach’s average temperatures climb into the mid-50s in March, the low 60s in April and the low 70s in May. Plus you’ll discover a wide array of trees and flowers are in bloom.
Reason 2 – Fewer Crowds
Travelers who visit the Myrtle Beach area in the springtime get to soak in the same great attractions and beautiful beaches as those who come during summer, but with the benefit of much smaller crowds. You and your vacation crew can visit the top attractions, catch the best shows or eat at the most popular restaurants, all without dealing with long lines and lengthy wait times — and often without even having to make reservations! Further, you’ll be able to grab a spot on the beach with plenty of room to spread out and relax without bumping into fellow beach-goers.
Reason 3 – Lower Room Rates
When you book a spring vacation at the Dayton House Resort, the benefits will also extend to your wallet. We offer a number of incentives during the spring including a best rate guarantee and seasonal vacation rates. Be sure to check out our Specials page to see what kinds of offers are available when you book.
Reason 4 – Heated Pools
Who said that cooler weather means no pool time? At Dayton House, we realize that families and friends could be hesitant to book a spring vacation at the beach in fear of missing out on some much-needed pool time. Let go of those fears and book your spring break in Myrtle Beach at the Dayton House Resort because all of our pools are heated during the spring!
ONCE YOU’VE FINALIZED YOUR SPRING BREAK ACCOMMODATIONS, IT’S TIME TO FILL UP YOUR ITINERARY WITH FUN MYRTLE BEACH FESTIVALS AND ACTIVITIES. CHECK OUT THE BEST EVENTS TO ATTEND DURING EACH MONTH IN SPRING:
Things To Do In Myrtle Beach In March
With 55 years of tradition serving as a firm foundation, the seasoned staff at the Dayton House is often asked what guests can do when visiting Myrtle Beach.
There are obvious answers, such as playing in the waves or teeing it up on your favorite golf course. Myrtle Beach visitors can also enjoy a round of mini-golf, take helicopter rides, swim in one of our many pools, chill out on the lazy river, eat some of the best seafood in the world, shop til they drop at Broadway at the Beach or go see one of the many fantastic shows.
March 1 | Marshi Gras on the MarshWalk
Come dressed in your finest green and gold attire and celebrate Fat Tuesday on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. The annual event will include incredible food and drink specials, a costume contest with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes and the traditional Marshi Gras parade down the MarshWalk. Participation is free, and registration for the costume contest starts at 5:00 p.m. at the Wicked Tuna. The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 9:00 p.m. Find the full details on the event page.
March 5 | Myrtle Beach Marathon
The Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon will take place on Saturday, March 5th. This year’s event will feature a full marathon, a half marathon and a 5K. There will also be a virtual 10K option. Participants may register online and will receive race swag including a 25th-anniversary medal, two shirts and more. No matter which distance you choose, the race begins and ends at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium with an after-race party featuring refreshments at Broadway at the Beach.
March 12 | St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | *MOVED TO MARCH 19TH*
The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival returns to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. This beloved event includes a fun and festive parade starting at 9:00 a.m. followed by a family-friendly festival from 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festival will include three stages of live entertainment, loads of local vendors and food trucks, a shepherd’s pie-eating contest, a leprechaun costume contest and so much more! Admission and parking are free at this spring break event.
March 17-19 | Run To The Sun Car Show
The Run to the Sun Car Show will celebrate its 33rd edition this year with more cars, more trucks and even more fun than last year. In addition to the thousands of vintage cars and trucks that will be found at this year’s event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Butch Patrick who played Eddie Munster on the CBS comedy television series The Munsters. The event takes place at the Old Myrtle Square Mall location between 21st and 29th Avenue in Myrtle Beach.
March 26 | Waccamaw Sportsmen’s Expo
The city of Conway will host the Waccamaw Sportsmen’s Expo on Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature several tournaments and competitions ranging from duck calling and fishing to cast netting and dog jumping. Come out and enjoy the great outdoors at this FREE Grand Strand event. Find the full day’s schedule on the event page.
March 31 – May 12 (Thursdays) | Nights at Nance
Nights at Nance Plaza returns this spring with four additional events. On March 31st, April 14th, April 28th and May 12th, join the local community for an evening of food, fun, music and dancing in Nance Plaza, located in downtown Myrtle Beach across from Pavilion Place. Festivities take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and each event features a different theme. See this recent post by the City of Myrtle Beach for each evening’s details (live band, food trucks and theme).
April In Myrtle Beach
April in Myrtle Beach means warmer weather, longer days and loads of family-friendly events. The area is brimming with live performances, outdoor events, fantastic festivals and beaches primed for lounging. Whether you’re planning to stay for a full week of fun or just a quick weekend getaway, you’ll find adventures and excitement around every corner of the Grand Strand.
If you’re heading for 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:
April 1 – 3 | Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival
The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival returns this spring with even more scrumptious bites and cuisine varieties to choose from. This FREE family event will take place at Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues North on Ocean Boulevard. The weekend will include FREE live music, hundreds of food trucks, local breweries and so much more! Find the full lineup on the event page.
Daily event hours:
- Friday, April 1st, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday, April 3rd, 2022. | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
April 2 & 16 | Thompson Farm’s 9th Annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop and Hunt
Thompson Farm in Conway will again host its annual Easter festival this spring. Due to increased popularity, Thompson Farm has expanded the event to two weekends this April. Kids will love the innovative Easter egg hunt plus loads of other activities including photos with the Easter bunny, a 6-acre play area, feeding and petting zoo, wagon ride and more. This family-friendly spring break event in Myrtle Beach will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturdays. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the gate.
April 12 | Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball – Opening Day
It’s official – Baseball is back! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will kick off their 2022 season this spring with a game against the Augusta Green Jackets. This first home game will include interactive kids’ activities and a post-game fireworks show. As always, the TicketReturn.com Field will have special promotions and offers each night of the week which includes discount food and beverages along with kid-focused activities. Find the full calendar online and easily purchase your tickets!
April 18-23 | Singing in the Sun
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center is proud to host the return of the Singing in the Sun music festival this spring. As one of the largest Gospel music festivals in the world, attendees will enjoy 6 days of praise and worship music and world renowned speakers. Reserve your tickets online and find a full event schedule.
Dayton House Resort has a limited-time offer for event-goers with a special nightly rate available. Simply call our reservation line and mention you are attending the Singing in the Sun festival for a discount. (Cut-off is March 18th.)
April 21 | SOS Spring Safari – Kick Off
Thousands of shaggers from all over the East Coast gather each year at the end of April for the Society of Stranders Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach. The annual event includes a wide variety of activities including tea parties, shag dancing, dance lessons, live music and mingling with friends. As the sun goes down, all the local lounges light up with activity including spots like Duck’s, Fat Harold’s, Pirate’s Cove and the OD Lounge becoming the center of nightlife and fun. Find more details about this year’s Spring Safari on the event page.
April 30 | Socastee Heritage Festival
After a two-year hiatus, the Socastee Heritage Festival returns! This local festival takes place in the heart of the town along old Hwy 544 and across the Socastee Swing Bridge. Festival-goers will enjoy live music on multiple stages, hundreds of local arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, booths advertising local businesses and organizations and of course, kid-friendly activities. Check out the Facebook event page to see which awesome vendors are attending this year’s festival. –
Myrtle Beach Events In May
With so many great amenities like our oceanfront zero-entry pool, oceanfront lazy river, indoor pools and multiple hot tubs, we can only imagine how difficult it could be to even leave the resort. But there’s so much to do this May along the Grand Strand.
Check out the best festivals and events taking place that you should definitely make time for during your spring break in Myrtle Beach.
May 1-30 | Military Appreciation Days
The City of Myrtle Beach has planned a number of Memorial Day events and activities for the month of May to honor the men, women and families of our armed forces. Here are a few of the events the city has on the schedule so far:
- Junior ROTC Drill Meet | Saturday, May 7th @ 9:00 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium
- Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Military Appreciation Game Night | Saturday, May 14th | Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium
- Military Appreciation Days Parade | Saturday, May 28th @ 10:30 a.m. | The Market Common
Find a full list of city-hosted events honoring our troops on the Military Appreciation calendar.
May 6, 13 & 20 | Groovin’ on the Green
Conway Downtown Alive will host a FREE, family-friendly concert series on three Friday evenings this May. The event will be held on the Town Green at 200 Laurel Street from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. each Friday evening. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of live music. Find more details on the event page.
May 7 | Fiesta 5K @ Barefoot Landing
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Barefoot Landing with the Fiesta 5K race on Saturday, May 7th. This USATF certified course takes runners and walkers up, down and around the Barefoot Landing complex with beautiful views of Prices Swam Run and the Intracoastal Waterway. Participants will receive a custom-designed t-shirt plus a “Made in the USA” finisher medal! Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome. Register online today!
May 7 | Blessing of the Inlet
Hosted by Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, the 26th Annual Blessing of the Inlet brings a day filled with family fun and great food to Murrells Inlet. The festival centers around the “Blessing of the Inlet” ceremony held on the church’s Creekside at 10:00 a.m., but the day will be filled with loads of family-friendly fun from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Discover 100-plus arts and crafts vendors selling their handmade goods, a children’s area sure to keep the kids happy and entertained and a collection of Murrells Inlet’s top restaurants offering up their specialties during the celebration. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
May 13-22 | Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally
Motorcycles will flood the Grand Strand for the annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally from May 13th through 22nd. All types of exciting events will be held up and down the Grand Strand for bikers and for those who just want to be bikers for a day. Tours through beach towns and area landmarks, games, racing and entertainment are all planned to help motorcyclists to enjoy their vacations! Find vendor details and locations on the event page.
May 14-15 | World Famous Blue Crab Festival
Held on the historic Little River waterfront and attracting nearly 50,000 attendees each year, this annual fest is one of the Southeast’s largest. While the fresh seafood and other festival foods are the top draws, other attractions will include live beach music, around 300 arts & crafts vendors and a children’s activity area to keep the little ones entertained. Come see for yourself why locals award this event the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand year after year. Admission to the World Famous Blue Crab Festival is $5 per person
May 29th – Memorial Day Weekend Run @ Brookgreen Gardens
Experience Brookgreen Gardens like never before at the 9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Run. This 5K race is held in the evening and is welcome to runners and walkers of all ages. The race path will lead participants in and out of the sculpture gardens, through the Lowcountry Zoo and around several ecosystems in nature reserves found on the property. Sign up today and receive race swag and a finishers medal on the day of the event.
May 31 – June 4 | National Retired Military Golf Classic
The 39th Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic is set to hit the links May 31 through June 4. The event gives veterans a chance to enjoy a day on the greens while forming new friendships with fellow retired military members. Participating courses include seven of Myrtle Beach’s finest courses including Myrtle Beach National, Pine Lakes, Myrtlewood, Wild Wing Plantation and World Tour. Sign up today and find a full schedule of events online.
Best Resort For Spring Break In Myrtle Beach
Don’t forget to snag your oceanfront suite at the Dayton House Resort for your spring break vacation! We offer oceanfront, ocean-view and poolside suites just right for couples, friends, families and large groups. All of our guests enjoy full access to our extensive amenities and with our central Myrtle Beach location, you are always a short drive from the best area attractions.