May 4th, 2019 the Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival is back in Conway, SC. From 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. enjoy arts, food vendors, a classic car show, and craft beer tastings in beautiful downtown Conway, just miles inland from the Myrtle Beach coast. The festival will be held on Laurel Street and 3rd Avenue. Admission is free and the beer zone is cash only. A festival beer wristband and cup will be $1, a single beer ticket is $5 or you can get 5 beer tickets for $19. This event is a lot of fun and a great way to experience the charming Conway…

The Myrtle Beach/Conway/North Myrtle Beach metropolitan area is the second-fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States for the third year in a row, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau . The Myrtle Beach area grew 3.8% last year with more than 1,400 people per month relocating to the area. In the last eight years, more than 104,000 people relocated to the Myrtle Beach area. Click image to view a larger version.…

Spring is one of my favorite times of year here in the Myrtle Beach area. While the weather may be a little more unpredictable, humidity is generally much lower than the summer months. It’s the perfect time of year for a lineup of fun outdoor events including the popular Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival . We’ve been the past two years and enjoyed it so much! The three-day festival runs from April 26 to April 28, 2019, and is hosted by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach. Friday’s hours are 6 to 10…

Of course, you know you can enjoy the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-mile long beach, revel in its many dynamic attractions, and dine at 1,800+ restaurants, but did you know there are an abundance of activities that allow you to slow down, relax and explore the region’s natural beauty? Kayaking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature as you quietly traverse waterways and observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Our region offers remote island exploration, salt marsh tours, sunrise tours, river tours, Intracoastal Waterway tours, fishing…

Last weekend we caught a wonderful ‘Pops in the Park’ performance by the Long Bay Symphony at Marina Park at Grande Dunes. Beyond the perfect weather and setting (Marina Park is situated along the waterway), the music was phenomenal. The Long Bay Symphony is the Myrtle Beach area’s professional orchestra and while they usually perform at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center, they can be heard at other special events and locations throughout the year. I’ve talked to many visitors and new residents to the area who are often…

Festival brings another artistic dimension to the Grand Strand. Lights, camera, action! Tickets are now on sale for the fourteenth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF), which takes place April 23-27, 2019 at the Grand 14 Theater in the Market Common. You can join film enthusiasts from all over the country and enjoy an outstanding line up of 67 films and five events! Jerry Dalton, founder and director of the MBIFF, combed through submissions from 128 countries to find what he feels are the best films in the world. There are…

I’ve participated in two cooking classes at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s beautiful International Culinary Institute over the past couple months and had so much fun learning new dishes-or new takes on old dishes to try at home. The fairly new International Culinary Institute (ICI) is striking in appearance but somewhat tucked away near The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, and I’m going to go ahead and call it a hidden gem for visitors to the Myrtle Beach area. Their continuing education culinary courses are open to the public, usually take…

One of the newest events we’ve heard about over the past couple months is the upcoming Myrtle Beach 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival. While we’ve never attended a water lantern festival, we make it a point to go to Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles every year and know how magical thousands of lights are at night. This unique event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 13 at 1011 Crabtree Lane in The Market Common . The event is ticketed and each ticket holder will be given one lantern to release into the pond next to Grand Park. The…

The Beer from Here - New South Brewery

Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

New South Brewing is the 2nd oldest brewery and the oldest brewer-owned brewery in South Carolina. Their flagship White Ale has been brewed for 20 years—long before Blue Moon and Shock Top. Their Drink a Peach beer is new and it features peaches from South Carolina. Though Georgia is known as the “Peach State,” did you know that South Carolina actually produces more peaches? If you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll enjoy the Java the Nut and Dark Star Porter, and the Star Wars décor throughout. The Force is strong in this brewery. New South Brewing…

The Masters Golf Tournament will be taking over the scenic Murrells Inlet MarshWalk again this year, with the opportunity to putt your way through the MarshWalk Masters on April 13, 2019. Attendees are encouraged to ‘dress to impress’ in their best golfing attire, and prizes will be awarded to both winners of the golf tournament and the best-dressed attendee. Pre-registration is now open for the event, and the first 100 participants who pre-register are guaranteed an event shirt (limited sizes available) for pickup at registration. Each round…