Know Before You Go
Illegal activities, including excessive noise,
speeding, littering, impromptu parties, unlicensed retail sales and other criminal behavior will
result in tickets or
The Clerk of Court’s Office will be open 24 hours a
day throughout the weekend, with bond hearings scheduled every six hours.
Loitering is not
permitted in public space, and this includes business parking lots (e.g.
hotels, convenience stores, restaurants), sidewalks and public streets. If you intend
to have a group gathering, please contact the property owner or governing body to secure
the appropriate permit(s) for your gathering.
The noise ordinance prohibits excessive noise, including noise
created by loud music, revving engines and spinning tires. Violations are misdemeanors,
subject to a cash fine and/or time in jail, per occurrence, upon conviction.
In the City of Myrtle Beach, a
year-round curfew is in effect for juveniles
(under age 18) between 1:00 and 6:00 a.m.Impromptu parties,
with or without alcohol, are illegal on both public and private property.
Alcohol consumption is illegal in parking areas and on public
rights-of-way. Violations are misdemeanors, subject to a fine of up to $500 and/or 30 days
in jail, per occurrence, upon conviction.
All traffic on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach is one
way, southbound, from 29th Avenue North to South Kings Highway, with an extended loop beyond Ocean Boulevard. From Friday through
Monday, May 27-29 northbound lanes of Ocean Boulevard are reserved for emergency vehicles.
Access to Ocean Boulevard begins on
Kings Highway at 29th Avenue North, with no access north of that point. Exits from Ocean
Boulevard may be allowed at those cross streets with traffic signals on Kings Highway,
depending on traffic.
Barriers will be in place along Ocean Blvd. to prevent walkers
from entering the roadway in designated areas.
Horry County (which includes the City of Myrtle Beach) Emergency Management
Division will operate a multi-agency emergency operations
center 24-7 during the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend. This will enhance communication
and coordination between public safety personnel and government agencies.
Several command posts will be maintained at specific locations
throughout the Myrtle Beach area, enhancing the ability of public safety personnel to
respond and adapt, as necessary.
Law enforcement will be using mobile
surveillance towers at select locations. These will allow public safety
personnel to observe crowd activities in large areas.
No more than two motorcycles may park in a single public
space. For spaces controlled by pay-stations, rather than parking meters,
both motorcycles must pay to park and both must display parking