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Photos of the Week

Enjoy this weekly series of photos in and around Myrtle Beach, provided by the Public Information Department. 

June 22, 2018
Myrtle Beach celebrated Juneteenth for the first time in 2018, although the original event was established more than 150 years ago, at the end of the Civil War.  The Neighborhood Services Department sponsored our local Juneteenth on Saturday, June 16, at the Garden of Hope.

June 15, 2018
The Whaling Wall has been a fixture of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center exterior for 25 years.  Now, the giant mural of whales and dolphins is being refreshed by local artist Tommy Simpson.

June 8, 2018

The Veterans March for Memorial Day on Ocean Boulevard occurs rain or shine, and this year was definitely a rain event.  Tropical Storm Alberto brought downpours, but our veterans are a hardy and patriotic group.  Again this year, the march was led by World War II veteran Jack Platt, who conceived the march four years ago.

June 1, 2018
Myrtle Beach celebrated its military heritage during the Memorial Day weekend.  The Military Appreciation Days Parade on Farrow Parkway drew lots of cheers, and was followed by a picnic in Valor Memorial Garden.  Grand Marshals Deshauna Barber and Ted Ross were well received!


May 25, 2018
The Myrtle Beach Vets Center sponsored a picnic and open house on Friday, May 25, as part of Military Appreciation Days.  Quilts of Valor were awarded to several veterans.  The group also sang "Happy Birthday" to Ted Ross, a soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran.

May 18, 2018
A recent springtime stroll along the Boardwalk for a good cause is the subject of our Photos of the Week.  The second annual Walk with the Mayor and Council raised money for the American Heart Association and gave residents a chance to mingle with Council members and enjoy the ocean view.

May 11, 2018
The competition was fierce but friendly in the third annual Horry County Junior ROTC Drill Meet on Saturday, May 5.  North Myrtle Beach claimed bragging rights this year, winning the overall competition, but each school's team had a chance to shine.

May 4, 2018
The Myrtle Beach Fire Department welcomed 19 new staff members in graduation ceremonies at the General Reed Recreation Center.  Family members and friends pinned the badges on the newly-minted firefighters who just completed recruit school. 

April 27, 2018

Myrtle Beach’s second annual Food Truck Festival was a three day success, with great food, live music and good times.  The event was held at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place on Ocean Boulevard. 

April 20, 2018
Myrtle Beach police officers and firefighters took the field last weekend for some flag football fun with members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand.  It’s the fourth annual Blue Lights & Red Stripes Game, to let youngsters meet our public servants.

April 13, 2018

Chapin Park hosted Jazz in the Park on Sunday, April 8, with great music from local performers.  The weather wasn’t very Spring-like, but the crowd enjoyed the afternoon and the setting.

The Withers Swash Park trail extension is complete, between Third Avenue South and Broadway Street.  It follows one of Myrtle Beach's oldest waterways.

Congratulations to the 35th class of the Myrtle Beach Citizens Police Academy.  The 10-week course offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

March 23, 2018

The Grand Strand Miracle League kicked off its spring baseball season on Saturday, March 17.  As you’ll see in the photos, everyone plays, everyone hits and everyone scores!

March 16, 2018

Myrtle Beach’s art museum now has a pottery studio!  Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held March 11 for the Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio at the F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum.

March 9, 2018

Myrtle Beach again hosted the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament, where high school students compete with robots they built themselves, from scratch.  All 11 Horry County high schools took part.

March 2, 2018
Myrtle Beach held its annual Black History Month Banquet last Saturday at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, and six Myrtle Beach residents or former residents were honored as “unsung heroes.” 

February 23, 2018

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department hosted a car seat installation event as a service to parents and grandparents.  Installing a car seat properly takes skill and effort, as these photos show.

February 16, 2018

The trailhead at Thunderbolt Park near The Market Common will be complete by June.  It features an outdoor classroom and overlooks the lake. 

February 9, 2018
Myrtle Beach residents enjoyed meeting city staff and learning about services offered during City Day on Saturday, February 3, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

February 2, 2018
Informational signage was one of the last items on the list for Myrtle Beach’s bicycle and pedestrian trails through the Market Common area, but Nick Golden solved that issue with his Eagle Scout project.  

January 26, 2018
Volleyball was the game in Myrtle Beach during the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend, as hundreds of teams from the Southeast filled both the Myrtle Beach Sports Center and the Convention Center.

January 19, 2018
A sunny day provided perfect weather for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Parade on Ocean Boulevard, Monday, January 15.

January 12, 2018
Myrtle Beach officially welcomed its new mayor and City Council during oath of office ceremonies Tuesday, January 8, at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center. 

January 5, 2018
Myrtle Beach residents and visitors braved unseasonably cold weather to ring in the New Year at The Market Common's Southern Times Square on Sunday, December 31.