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Special Events

Are you considering Myrtle Beach as the location for your special event?  Contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Special Events Coordinator to discuss your proposed event, prior to completing a Special Events Permit Application. Then, return the completed application in a timely manner.

For large events, applications should be submitted 90 days in advance.  For smaller events, at least 60 days lead time is recommended.  If your event requires a Facility Use Permit, insurance or other documentation, the necessary paperwork is required prior to approval of the Special Event Permit.

Once your permit is approved, you will need to have a copy of it with you on the day of your event.  Questions?  Contact Special Events Coordinator Cpl. Henry Bresadola at 843-918-1976.

The following tips and contacts will be helpful.

ARE YOU PLANNING A PARADE?

It is imperative that you plan early. The South Carolina Department of Transportation must issue a road closure permit before you will be allowed to conduct any parade. This permit must be received before a Parade Permit can be approved.

ARE YOU PLANNING A BAND OR OTHER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE?

Should you or the city suspect that the noise level will exceed that allowed by ordinance, you will be required to appear before City Council and request a noise variance.  City Council meets twice a month, so plan early!  The noise variance will specify the times of the event and the maximum noise level to be allowed.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO SELL OR SERVE ALCOHOL?

To sell or furnish an alcoholic beverage, SLED’s ABC Division requires a permit to be displayed on site. Contact the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, ABC Division, for further information.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO SERVE OR PREPARE FOOD?

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control requires a permit to serve or prepare food.  This permit should be submitted prior to the approval of your application.  Contact the local DHEC office for further information.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO DISCHARGE FIREWORKS?

Before discharging any fireworks, you must obtain a special permit from the Myrtle Beach Fire Marshal at 843-918-1192.  The permit must be submitted prior to the approval of your application.

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