Row of classic 1955 - 1957 Chevys at a car show.

Cruise Into An Early Spring!

Spring is quickly approaching and what a great time to be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! The area event calendar is full and everyone is anxious to start the season. With average daytime temps in the high 60s, the warm weather welcomes visitors and offers much-needed relief from the cold, dreary winter. From the Myrtle Beach Marathon to CanAm Days, to Run to the Sun Car Show and many more, there is bound to be something to get you out and about enjoying Spring!

Two women looking at the engine of a classic red and gray truck

Photo: PirateLand Family Camping Resort

One event the locals are really looking forward to is the 31St Annual Run to the Sun Car Show March 21 – 23, 2019. Last year more than 3,300 cars and trucks participated, making it one of the largest car shows in the southeast. This event raises money for several charities including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Children’s Miracle Network. PirateLand Family Camping Resort is located about 6 miles south of the venue, right along the Atlantic Ocean.

Many car enthusiasts stay at the campground during the show. PirateLand has full hook-up campsites and park model vacation rentals for those looking for an affordable hotel alternative. The oceanfront location, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and family friendly atmosphere make PirateLand a great place to spend some time outdoors in the spring. Walk around and enjoy the surrounding beauty of hundreds of palm trees, blooming flowers, nautical birds and a wide span of unspoiled beach.

Red and white classic muscle car

Photo: PirateLand Family Camping Resort

Several members of the PirateLand crew are passionate about cars and helping the community. Integrating these elements led PirateLand to partner with Hot Rod Promotions and start hosting an evening Cruise-In on the Saturday of the Run to the Sun weekend. The event has steadily grown and last year they had over 100 cars cruise-in. The event has helped the campground raise money for local schools’ technology and athletic programs.

Sweeping aerial view of campground with ocean in background

Photo: PirateLand Family Camping Resort

March 23rd will be PirateLand’s 8th Annual Cruise-in. It is open to the public so it’s a great way for people to get a look at the campground and all they have to offer. Guests and residents enjoy viewing the cars but there is also music, raffle prizes and an on-site food truck. Whether you have a classic car, hot rod, rat rod, or late model, every kind of show car and truck is welcome to cruise-in to PirateLand!