Military Appreciation Events
Military Appreciation 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. Below is the list of 2023 events.
- Annual Robert Hawkins Veteran Volunteer Service Award – Nomination Deadline is Monday, April 3, 2023
- Horry County Junior ROTC Drill Meet – 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023, Pelicans' Stadium Parking Lot, 1251 21st Avenue North
- Military Family Members Social – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023, Pelicans' Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North
- Myrtle Beach Pelicans Military Appreciation Night – May 20, 2023, Pelicans' Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North
- Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Exhibit– May 25-29, 2023, Field at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane (Ceremony – 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 26)
- Veterans Victory Walk – 6:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, Grand Park, 1119 Farrow Parkway
- Military Appreciation Days Parade – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, Along Farrow Parkway at The Market Common (Parade Registration Deadline – May 12, 2023)
- Family Picnic – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, Valor Memorial Garden, 1120 Farrow Parkway
- Jack Platt Veterans’ March with Battlefield Cross Ceremony – 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, 2023, Along Ocean Boulevard, 16th to Ninth Avenues North
- Veterans Day Ceremony – 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2023, 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.
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
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. To view photos, click here.
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.