The popular Diva Half Marathon and 5k event are set to take place this weekend in North Myrtle Beach. Last year’s event drew nearly 4,500 runners from across the United States. While I can’t imagine many people would register for a half marathon last minute, I know several people who decide do a 5k just days before the event. That said, registration is still available online here ( www.runlikeadiva.com ) until midnight on Thursday, May 3. I’ve never actually run in this event, but I have attended a few years… which should say something about just…

We take Cinco de Mayo seriously in Myrtle Beach. Partly because margaritas and coronas taste better in the South Carolina sunshine and partly because we just love a good fiesta. While one of the more popular annual events, “Burro Fest,” won’t take place this year (the Mexican restaurant that hosts the event is closed for renovations), Broadway at the Beach has announced they’ll be having a party big enough for everyone. The day’s festivities are set to begin with a 5k race at 8:30 a.m. at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. Race packet pick…

Dragons and boats. In mythical fables, those unfortunate souls on the water never stood a chance against those in the sky. But in 2018, the combination of dragons and boats means it’s time once again for the 10th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival , which returns to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach on April 28, 2018. For those of you who might be asking yourself just what is dragon boating, we're here to tell you it's an absolute blast! The boats feature dragon designs, of course, and can seat 20 paddlers and one drummer in a competition…

Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

The Blue Angels are returning to the Myrtle Beach area this weekend for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show at Myrtle Beach International Airport! The Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Squadron hasn’t performed in the area in ten years and the city is expecting a pretty big turnout. I’ve never attended an airshow, so I’ve had lots to learn as we plan to head out this Saturday. The air show events will happen on April 28 and 29 and feature performances by the Blue Angels, ASAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, USSOCOM Para-Commandos Parachute Jump Team,…

It's FAIR TIME! It's time for the 3rd Annual Horry County Fair which returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway , April 20th-29th, 2018. It’s 10 days of Fair and Family Fun. Come see the Robinson’s Racing Pigs, pet the animals at the Petting Zoo, see the exhibits, eat tons of fair food, play the games and of course ride amazing carnival rides. Plus enjoy live entertainment every day of the fair. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for the thrill seekers who want to ride everything. Plus kiddie rides are there for the little ones to enjoy. Make…

Regardless of the success of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans ball players on the field, 2018 already looks like a win for anyone looking to entertain their family this baseball season. The Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs released their promotional schedule for the year recently, and I really like what I’m seeing. Themes including Myrtle Beach Mermen Night, NASA Night, Women in Sports Night, Christmas Vacation Night, Old School Hip Hop Night, Cubs-A-Palooza, Star Wars Night and (what is sure to be our family’s favorite) Touch-A-Truck…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a large number of great festivals and events throughout the year. (If you keep up with our events calendar , you likely already know this.) But one of my newer favorites is the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, celebrating its second year in downtown Myrtle Beach this weekend. While this event is newer to the area, its first year was wildly successful. The combination of an amazing oceanfront view, outstanding food vendors and fun live music make its success no big surprise… we had a blast last year! This year,…

Beyond the Beach: Tour Hopsewee Plantation

Monday, April 16, 2018 3:00 PM by Nora Battle

Hopsewee Plantation -while just about 30 miles south of central Myrtle Beach-feels worlds away. This National Historic Landmark was built about 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, and is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This private residence is open from January 30 through December 15 in 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, with tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historically significant local landmark is by far one of my favorite places to take visiting friends and…

I am not a thrillseeker by nature. The times I rode the Slingshot in downtown Myrtle Beach and the Sky Coaster at Broadway Grand Prix were each well documented, so anyone can see firsthand my fear of heights is real. When Visit Myrtle Beach lovingly asked me to take a look at Myrtle Beach from above via a biplane, you can imagine my reservations. Was I confronting a slight fear of heights by doing this tour? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Taking the 30-minute ride along the South Carolina coast in a biplane turned out to be one of the most…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to two outstanding South Carolina State Parks: Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park . As an outdoor enthusiast, I enjoy spending time in both of these parks throughout the year. In fact, we’re annual pass holders--something I definitely recommend investing in if you are a South Carolina resident. When we’re on the southern end of the Grand Strand towards Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, I always like to stop at Huntington Beach State Park. The park is home to a wide, pristine beach, over 300…