MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — Hundreds of people are expected to flock to Myrtle Beach as sporting events kick off through June.

The most recent lodging data from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce indicated that hotel occupancy levels were up nearly 17% percent from the week of May 29 to the week of June 5.

One of those events involves 27 girls’ teams from across the country playing at a local park through Saturday.

People coming to the Grand Strand will be paying more, with lodging data showing the average daily rate is up 11% higher from the week of May 29 to the week of June 5.

However, that’s not stopping these families from seeing their kids play.

“Our daughter, Grace Jordan, she plays on the Lady Dukes team,” John Jordan said. “They’re out of New Bern, North Carolina. So we all traveled here together. You know Myrtle Beach is a wonderful place to come visit, hang out and the ball fields are really nice.”

Here is a list of upcoming sporting events in Myrtle Beach for the month of June:

  • The DanceMakers Convention begins on Saturday and continues through Thursday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
  • The NTBA Girls National Championships will be from June 22-26 at the JTR Myrtle Beach Sports Center.
  • The Athletx Youth Baseball Nationals #1 will be from June 24-30 at the Grand Park Athletic Complex.
  • The Showstopper Nationals Dance Competition will be from June 27-July 2 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
  • The Myrtle Beach Bowl free youth football clinic will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.