Military Appreciation Events
MILITARY APPRECIATION EVENTS
All events are planned by the City of Myrtle Beach's Military Appreciation Committee, an ad hoc committee open to all interested individuals with a passion for our United States military. To learn more about each event and view photos, scroll down this webpage.
- Junior ROTC Drill Meet – 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North
- Military Family Members Social – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North
- Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Military Appreciation Game Night – Saturday, May 14, 2022, Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North
- Military Appreciation Days Parade – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, Along Farrow Parkway, The Market Common (Parade Registration Deadline – May 13, 2022)
- Military Appreciation Days Picnic and Exhibits – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, Valor Memorial Garden, 1120 Farrow Parkway
- Jack Platt Veterans’ March on Memorial Day – 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2022, Along Ocean Boulevard, 16th to Ninth Avenues North
- Battlefield Cross Ceremony on Memorial Day – 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2022, Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 North Ocean Boulevard
- Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony – 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2022, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street
- Veterans' Day Ceremony – 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2022, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street
JROTC DRILL COMPETITION & MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS SOCIAL
Teams from Horry County high schools compete in the annual Horry County Junior ROTC Drill Meet on the first Saturday of May at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ stadium. Local U.S. Army recruiters serve as judges for the drill meet. A Military Family Members Social follows the event, offering free food and fellowship. To view previous event photos, click here.
MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS' MILITARY APPRECIATION GAME NIGHT
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans welcomes everyone to show their patriotic spirit and attend the annual Military Appreciation Game Night. Stay tuned for details about the 2022 date.
MYRTLE BEACH VET CENTER PICNIC EVENT
The Myrtle Beach Vets Center sponsors a picnic and open house on the Friday preceding Memorial Day as part of Military Appreciation Days. Quilts of Valor are awarded to veterans. The event features live music, food, exhibits and more. To view previous event photos, click here.
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAYS PARADE, PICNIC & EXHIBITS
Farrow Parkway is awash in red, white and blue on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day as the Military Appreciation Days Parade sweeps through the Market Common district. Large crowds attend the event, which features a Grand Marshal and Honorary Grand Marshal. The free family picnic follows in Valor Memorial Garden, with entertainment, exhibits, displays and more! To view photos, click here.
JACK PLATT VETERANS' MARCH ON MEMORIAL DAY & BATTLEFIELD CROSS CEREMONY
Veterans march on Ocean Boulevard in a solemn remembrance of Memorial Day on Monday. It originated with World War II veteran Jack Platt. The event is not a parade, but rather a chance for veterans to collectively observe the meaning of Memorial Day. The public is welcome to attend the march to show their support, too. To view photos, click here.
MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center focuses on those who served our country and paid the ultimate price for freedom. Veterans from every conflict and branch are recognized at this solemn event, which features a brass band performance, speakers and Missing Man Table ceremony.
VETERANS' DAY CEREMONY
The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center focuses on the history and future of military service. Veterans from every conflict and branch are recognized. The event includes guest speakers, a brass band performance and more. And, new recruits take their oaths of office to become soldiers. To view photos, click here.