6 Best Ways to Spend Memorial Day near Pawleys Island

As the unofficial launch of summer, Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy the coast and all it has to offer. You can also celebrate our service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice with an array of spe-cial events near Pawleys Island.  


Memorial Day Saturday at La Belle Amie Vineyard

1120 Saint Joseph Road

Little River, SC 29566

Info: 843-399-9463

Memorial Day Saturday at La Belle Amie Vineyard is set from noon to 5 p.m., May 25. This special concert includes live music, outdoor cooking and more. There’s a $5 cover, but bring two canned/dry food items and get $2 off. La Belle Amie Vineyard, located in North Myrtle Beach, and guests are invited to their wine tasting room to sample wines, finishing sauces, mustards and more.


Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Day Weekend Run

1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC

Info: 843-235-6000

Get out those running shoes and register for the annual Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Weekend Run 5K and 1 Mile Race on May 26. It’s one of the few evening races in the Pawleys Island/Murrells Inlet area. Check in starts at 4:30 p.m. and race begins at 6 p.m. Race is limited to 500 runners. All runners receive a voucher to visit Brookgreen at another time.


Golf Cart Parade

South on Ocean Boulevard

Surfside Beach

Info: 843-640-9548 

Rent and decorate a golf cart in red, white and blue, or just come be a spectator as the Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade rolls along Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.


Sunday Serenades

Passive Park

Surfside Drive

Info: 843-650-9548

When the Golf Cart Parade ends, head over to Passive Park for Sunday Serenades, a free outdoor concert featuring local musical talent. Sunday Serenades are held throughout the summer from 2 to 5 p.m. at Passive Park.


Memorial Day Service

Passive Park

Surfside Drive

Info: 843-650-9548

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, a Memorial Day Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial, which is located at Passive Park in Surfside Beach. 


VFW Memorial Day Service

VFW Post 10420

4359 US-17 

Murrells Inlet, S.C. 

Enjoy live musical and support veterans at the Memorial Day services of VFW 10420 Murrells Inlet. Pre-music starts at 11:30 a.m., a service is held at noon, then post-music plays again at 1 p.m. There is no admission fee, and the event is open to the public.


We have plenty of properties available on Pawleys Island that puts you close to all the activities, including the Sun-set Lodge that sleeps 12 and offers ocean-front views and a private creek dock. If you don’t need quite that much room, check out our Hidden Paradise in the True Blue golf community. Both offer plenty of amenities and every-thing you need to kick your summer off right.