The Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of outstanding live entertainment theatres. From dinner shows with medieval knights or pirate ships to yearly Christmas specials and tribute artists, there is something for everyone visiting our shores. One of our longtime favorites is the much beloved Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Opened by country superstar group Alabama in 1993, The Alabama Theatre produces two large scale musical variety shows annually. From February through October, visitors…

Cocktail Artist, a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients developed by award-winning mixologists, is in search of America’s Best Home Bartender in a Cocktail Mix Off competition taking place in sunny Myrtle Beach! Why Myrtle Beach? Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation spot, welcoming 20 million visitors annually to enjoy its 60-miles of beautiful sandy beaches, entertainment, amusements, and more. It’s great for families and young adults alike. Cocktail Artist chose to host the final round of the competition in Myrtle Beach because…

Every night from June 1 through September 1, 2019, visitors to popular Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will find a variety of family fun and live entertainment. The Great American Summer Nights entertainment series will host fire dancers, stilt walkers, character appearances, musical performances, fireworks shows and more throughout the summer season. We recently did a video tour around Broadway, and every time I’m there I’m reminded of why it is so beloved by our visitors. There are restaurants, attractions, and shops…

There's no better way to end a perfect summer day in the Myrtle Beach area than with an exciting fireworks display! All summer long you can catch colorful fireworks shows at several different venues! Barefoot Landing 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Barefoot Landing has fireworks from June 17 th until August 31 st . Firework shows will happen every Monday at 10 PM until August 31 st . With a special firework show on July 4 th at 10 PM. Broadway at the Beach 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Broadway at the Beach fireworks…

North Myrtle Beach is, you guessed it, just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This quaint coastal town was founded in 1968 when four small beach towns, Cherry Grove Beach, Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive Beach, consolidated to create City of North Myrtle Beach. Today there are more than 15,000 permanent residents, and on any given day, there are large numbers of tourists enjoying this unique, pleasant town. One of North Myrtle Beach’s “claims to fame,” is that it’s the birthplace of the shag dance, which became the…

So, the kids have spent two days on the beach. They’re having an amazing time, but by day three you’re thinking it would be a great idea to get them out of the mid-day sun. Or maybe it’s raining, and the kids are raring to go, but the beach is out! What are you going to do? I’ve got great news for you! The Myrtle Beach area has an amazing variety of daytime mid-day activities that you will love just as much as the kids will. Rain or shine, you’ll never be disappointed in the entertainment options along the Grand Strand. Attractions WonderWorks…

Can’t You Sea? is a powerful new exhibit at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum running through September 8, 2019. Can’t You Sea? brings awareness to one of our world’s most immediate and biggest environmental problems--plastic ocean pollution—through artwork made from plastic found in coastal areas around the world. Six artists/activists, Dianna Cohen, Alejandro Duran, Sayaka Ganz, Pam Longobardi, Aurora Robson, and Kirkland Smith, employ discarded plastic as both an artistic medium and as subject matter. One of my favorite pieces was composed…

The Myrtle Beach area is known for its 60-mile long beach and a plethora of amazing attractions, but like most places, the region also has an interesting history. Most of the Grand Strand area resides within Horry County (pronounced O-ree), and residents and visitors are lucky enough to have the Horry County Museum at their disposal, so they can learn about the area’s rich history and partake in many educational programs. Did you know that Horry County was once home to Native American tribes, or that events from both the Revolutionary and…

Each Grand Strand neighborhood has a unique history, but the story of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina is particularly interesting. Atlantic Beach is a small (about 128 acres) coastal town about four blocks long, nestled within the city of North Myrtle Beach. When several small beach towns consolidated to create North Myrtle Beach in the 1960s, Atlantic Beach declined, wishing to preserve their history and heritage. In the days of segregation, Atlantic Beach was formed as a vacation destination for black families. Throughout those years, the…

The small town of Aynor, South Carolina, lies about 30 miles inland from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and is celebrated locally for its friendly sense of community and its large annual Harvest Hoe-Down Festival. Aynor was incorporated as a town in 1913 and served as a hub for the production of turpentine, tobacco, and cotton in its heyday. The “Little Golden Town” still feels largely agricultural, hosting events like the Golden Town Market (with everything from fresh produce to homemade goods) from June 1 to August 31 on Main Street. If you’re…