Memorial Day is a federal holiday, and has been celebrated for years and years as a time to spend with friends and family. Memorial Day in Myrtle Beach has become a tradition for many, traveling from as far as Canada. Myrtle Beach is an ideal spot to vacation with your family for many reasons, the main ones being affordable family events and attractions, oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach, and great seasonal celebrations. The Myrtle Beach Memorial Day weekend parade is an annual parade enjoyed by many, and takes place right in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach on Ocean Boulevard. This year, the Memorial Day parade in Myrtle Beach will take place on Saturday May 26 from 10am to 12pm. Major General Robert E. Livingston will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade this year, with many local organizations and social groups following behind. The 2012 Memorial Day parade in Myrtle Beach starts at 27th Ave. N on Ocean Boulevard and continues down to 9th Ave. N. Applications are still being accepted if you or anyone you know might be interested in being a participant.
If you will be visiting Myrtle Beach for Memorial Day, there are many other things to do while in town. All of the water parks in the area will be open, The Nascar Speedpark will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 11am-11pm. There is also a new attraction in Myrtle Beach; Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures! This is a new zipline attraction in Myrtle Beach that allows you to speed through the air at speeds up to 60mph and then do a “free fall” at the end. This new Myrtle Beach zipline is located at the old Pavilion site at 9th Ave and Kings Hwy… you can’t miss it! One of the best parts about vacationing in Myrtle Beach for Memorial Day weekend is the affordable lodging available. Hotels in Myrtle Beach are easy to come by, and you even have the option of staying in an oceanfront or beachfront Myrtle Beach hotel!