Myrtle Beach, South Carolina welcomes new attractions, events and more in 2021

2021 is setting up to be an exciting year for tourism at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Visit Myrtle Beach recently announced several new developments set to open in the upcoming year. From amusement parks to craft breweries, this destination continues to make impressive expansions.

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We recognize that a large number of Americans are eagerly looking forward to a vacation next year, and we’re thrilled to share these new tourism developments as another reason to safely plan for a trip to Myrtle Beach,” said Karen Riordan, president and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach. “Visitors will be able to enjoy the outdoors, world-class family attractions, a variety of great restaurants, and outstanding accommodations along the 60 miles of beautiful coastline Myrtle Beach offers.”

Attractions & Events

Myrtle Beach will welcome a Funplex Amusement Park, located only steps away from the beach. The park will feature seven original rides, including an interactive 360-degree jet simulator ride called ‘Mach Fun’. The tropical-themed amusement park is expected to open in Spring 2021.

American Surf Park, South Carolina’s first-ever man-made surf park, will begin construction in 2021, with an expected opening in 2022. This surf park will include a surfing lagoon and a large amphitheater.

The Carolina Country Music Festival is scheduled to take place at Myrtle Beach on June 10-13, 2021. Over 30 of country music’s biggest stars will perform, including Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church and more.

In summer 2021, Le Grand Cirque 2.0 will debut at Myrtle Beach. Broadway at the Beach has teamed up with Dublin Worldwide Productions USA to bring this show to life. It will feature impressive acrobatics within a seated air-conditioned tent. The show will run from June 1 – Oct. 3, and tickets are available now.

Huntington Beach State Park officially replaced its nature center, after a lightning strike damaged the previous one. The $1.2 million educational investment features live animal exhibits, a birding area and a classroom.

In its 28th year, the Alabama Theater will host a number of concerts from artists like Little River Band, Josh Turner, Home Free and more.

Lodging & Craft Brews

Homewood Suites by Hilton offers apartment-style hotel suites near the Grand Strand beaches. This resort provides both comfort and proximity to all Myrtle Beach has to offer.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground celebrates its 50th year anniversary in 2021. The Main Office is receiving a renovations and expansions in celebration, complete with a new seating area as well as a new gift shop.

Crooked Hammock Brewery, located at Barefoot Landing, features a food truck and beer garden as well as fire pits, bocce ball courts, corn hole, a playground and more. A full restaurant will also open on the property in spring 2021.

Grand Strand Brewing Company will be located in a two-story downtown building, and will offer handmade beers and food to pair them with. This spot will also open in spring 2021.

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