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The City of Myrtle Beach is hosting Military Appreciation Days, the entire month of May! We will be celebrating active duty military personnel, veterans and reserves from all branches of the service with a full slate of events. Below you will find a schedule of events for the special days. We thank you for your service to our nation!
Military Appreciation Days are sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach and PGBA, LLC. We hope you enjoy your visit!
Schedule of Activities:
Now in its fifth year, Military Appreciation Days is this community’s way of showing its gratitude and support to the men and women of the nation’s military services. Our thanks are evident during the big Ocean Boulevard parade and picnic, Saturday, May 25.
The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., then afterwards join us for lunch prepared by the Omar Shriners Chefs. The picnic is free for all military, veterans and their families. Headlining the afternoon is the Andrew Thielen Big Band with an outstanding patriotic show. Also featured are military exhibits, kids’ activities and more.
The Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance will recognize Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, with 11:00 a.m. ceremonies on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza. The public is cordially invited to attend this and all other events. For more about our 2013 Military Appreciation Days call 843-918-1014.
Memorial Day Parade – The big Ocean Boulevard Memorial Day Parade starts at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, and travels from 27th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North, with great views.
Family Picnic, military exhibits and more – Join us for a Family Picnic, complete with activities for the kids, military exhibits and live music, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, on Ocean Boulevard. The picnic is free for all military personnel and veterans and families, including the National Guard and Reserve.
Free Saturday Concerts – Hear the Andrew Thielen Big Band at the Family Picnic on Saturday, May 25. Other bands will play during May at Plyler Park.
5K Run/Walk – Sign up for this 5K Run on Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk! The race begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25. It's free for active duty, reserves and veterans, or $20 for civilians. Register on-line now.
Memorial Day Ceremony – Join the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance for the Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 27, on the Convention Center Plaza.
We look forward to celebrating with you!