Photos of the Week

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

December 14, 2018
Christmas Towne at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center was a big success again this year.  The annual holiday event is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  A good time was had by all, as these photos show.

December 7, 2018

Myrtle Beach welcomed the holiday season with the second annual Garden of Hope Community Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30.  A performance by Vocal Edition highlighted the evening, along with Santa’s arrival, of course.  The tree was presented in memory of Julia Spadoni.

November 30, 2018
A mini-museum at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium offers a great history lesson about the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.  The base was reactivated in the 1950s as part of the Cold War and served our nation until 1993.  With help from the Air Base Redevelopment Authority, the former base was transformed into today’s Market Common district.

November 21, 2018
The 36th class of the Myrtle Beach Citizens Police Academy graduated in ceremonies Monday evening at the Law Enforcement Center Annex.  Two dozen people completed the course, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Myrtle Beach Police Department and its officers.

November 16, 2018

Myrtle Beach honored our veterans with the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  The event is sponsored by the Military Appreciation Committee.  Other participants include the SC State Guard, Rolling Thunder, Festive Brass and the Aynor High School Junior ROTC.

November 9, 2018

Myrtle Beach city staff and volunteers from TD Bank planted dozens of trees and shrubs at Myrtle’s Market on Wednesday.  The effort completed a $20,000 TD Green Streets grant that the City of Myrtle Beach received to enhance the local farmers’ market.  One of the new park benches was dedicated to local historian Billy Roberts.

November 2, 2018

Myrtle Beach city staff and volunteers from TD Bank planted 35 trees in Withers Swash Park this week.  A grant of $7,500 from TD Tree Days funded the activity.

October 26, 2018

Several hundred people attended the city’s Health Fair last week at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center.  Local health care companies and other vendors were on hand to meet with city staff and the public. 

October 19, 2018
All ages enjoyed the annual Myrtle Beach Fire Department Open House and Fire Expo last Saturday at Fire Station No. 3 on South Kings Highway.  Activities included a Kids Combat Challenge, vehicle demonstrations, building projects and more.

October 12, 2018

The third annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival was the place to be Friday through Sunday, October 5-7.  In addition to great seafood from local vendors, everyone enjoy classic Beach Music groups, live on stage.

October 5, 2018
A dozen Myrtle Beach neighborhoods took part in National Night Out this past Tuesday, and residents enjoyed picnics, block parties and cookouts.  City Police and Fire personnel attended the gatherings, along with City Council members, to meet the neighbors.

September 28, 2018

Myrtle Beach is getting a new beach, thanks to a $24 million federal project to put sand back on our shore.  Beach renourishment occurs approximately every 10 years, as needed.  And, we needed it, after a couple of recent storms took sand away.

September 21, 2018
The Waves of Praise Gospel Festival September 7-9 did well for a first-time event.  The music featured a competition among gospel choirs and quartets, along with regional and national gospel acts.  Here are photos from the quartet competition Friday evening. 

September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence spared Myrtle Beach the worst of her weather.  Our city was up and running again quickly, unlike others in North Carolina, which took the full force of the storm.  Here are a few photos from Florence’s local journey.

September 7, 2018

Myrtle Beach artist Tommy Simpson just completed a whale of a painting – literally – on the wall of the Convention Center.  Simpson had the honor of refreshing and reviving the iconic Whaling Wall mural created by Wyland in 1993.  The finished work looks good as new again!

August 31, 2018

Plyler Park was the place to be for the August Full Moon Party in Myrtle Beach!  Young and not-so-young alike enjoyed acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping, fire dancing, face painting and more at this free, family-friendly event.  A good time was had by all, as you’ll see.

August 24, 2018

Some 80 youngsters took part in the 10th annual Kids’ Triathlon last Friday at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  After training for the event during a week-long summer camp, they swam, biked and ran for the fun of it!

August 17, 2018

Camp Friendship and Camp Cool Out participants recently performed in the annual summer-ending talent shows.  The shows featured the youngsters' talent and newly formed friendships.

August 10, 2018
Parents, you have another chance to see Jack and the Beanstalk performed in Chapin Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 16-18.  The Downtown Myrtle Beach Children’s Theatre is producing the free play each evening at 6:30 p.m.  Bring the whole family!

August 3, 2018

Myrtle Beach’s Matt Hughes Skate Park held its grand re-opening last Saturday, with several hundred people on hand for the event.  The 20-year-old park received a $100,000-plus makeover.  Skaters are enthused about the modern concrete city-scape design. 

July 27, 2018
Warbird Park on Farrow Parkway is a great place to learn about the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.  The park features static displays of three of the planes stationed at the base, along with the Wall of Service and other historical markers about the people, places and planes from Myrtle Beach’s military history.

July 20, 2018
From surfing to sand castles, Myrtle Beach youngsters had a blast during this year’s summer Beach Camp.  The week-long recreation course is offered by Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.

July 13, 2018

What do kids, dogs and books have in common?  The Reading Buddies program at Chapin Memorial Library.  Each week this summer, youngsters have a chance to read aloud to a friendly (and furry) audience. 

July 6, 2018

A large crowd enjoyed Independence Day fireworks from the sand and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk on Wednesday, July 4.  The 20-minute show was launched from Second Avenue Pier and could be seen up and down the shore.

June 29, 2018

A model air force now flies from the rafters at Thunderbolt Park.  City staff recently suspended model airplanes from the ceiling, in keeping with the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base theme.  The planes are part of the collection owned by the late Edward  Fanjoy (Ed’s Hobby Shop). 

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.