Myrtle Beach Events to Kick Off 2023

2023 is officially here, and with a new year comes plenty of possibilities for fun-filled travel. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, should undoubtedly be on your list of places to visit for the new year! There’s plenty to do all year long, the weather is great in every season, and the locals simply couldn’t be friendlier. If you’re planning to visit the city early in the year, here are a few upcoming festivals and Myrtle Beach events you won’t want to miss!


The year starts off big with one of the state’s biggest events: the Carolina Country Music Awards, happening on January 21, 2023, at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Dozens of local acts will be in attendance, performing their biggest hits and anticipating who goes home with the night’s biggest awards. If you’re a fan of country music, get your tickets now! It’s one of the hottest Myrtle Beach events around!


If you’re in town on the 21st but want something else to get involved in, come out for the Myrtle Beach Hot Chocolate Classic. Choose the 1K or 5K walk or run; participants of all ages are welcome! In addition to the race itself, there will be tons of other fun things going on, like face painting, a hat contest, s’mores and other sweet treats, an all-you-can-eat breakfast after the race, and more. 2023 will mark the first year of this race, so come out and be one of the first to join in what is sure to be an incredible event.


Who doesn’t love a good game of mini golf? You can experience the game at its best at the World Putting League Championship, which will take place from February 13 to 15 and 20 to 22, 2023. Head to Aloha Mini Golf to watch the country’s top putters try for a $5,000 cash prize! This event is arguably of the most underrated things to do in Myrtle Beach, but if you’re looking for a unique way to spend an afternoon, be sure to consider attending.


March 3 and 4, 2023, will bring the annual Myrtle Beach Marathon back to the city. This event is perfect for attendees of all ages and skill levels; you can choose to participate in the full marathon, half marathon, 5K, or family fun run! It’s hard to ask for a better course, as the trail you’ll be running is flat and smooth while offering incredible views of the ocean with every step. Plus, everyone who participates will be rewarded with a long sleeve participant shirt, a finisher medal, and a finisher tank top! Don’t forget to attend the post-race party, complete with pizza and beer to celebrate a job well done.

These are just a few of the events happening early in 2023, but you’ll find lots of permanent attractions and businesses to check out as well. While you’re in town, get in touch with Blue Wave Adventures and enjoy one of our Myrtle Beach dolphin tours!

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