Posts from May 2019

May is one of my favorite times of year here along the Grand Strand. Not just because it’s around the time I’ll start swimming in the ocean, but because it marks the official start of some of our larger area farmers markets. Before tourism was the number one industry in Horry County (where Myrtle Beach is located), farming and agriculture drove our local economy. While the area has evolved as tourism has thrived, it is still home to a number of outstanding farming operations that provide us with fantastic seasonal produce, meat products, eggs,…

Held along the historic Little River waterfront, the ‘World Famous’ Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals held along the Grand Strand each year. What started as a small gathering along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway is now a premier festival that is projected to draw over 50,000 attendees to the area this weekend. The festival features live music; a kids’ zone; and around 300 arts, crafts, specialty food and business vendors. Beyond festival food, music and vendors, attendees can enjoy amazing local seafood from one of the…

It's Showtime! The Simpsons in 4D is now open at Broadway at the Beach. This highly-anticipated attraction features authentic recreations of the show’s famous Kwik-E-Mart and iconic Aztec Theater, bringing a slice of Springfield to South Carolina’s most popular tourist destination. The Aztec Theater is a family-friendly motion experience in a state-of-the-art 4D theater that showcases a dynamic special effects-filled adventure starring America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons™. Characters from Springfield, U.S.A. are lined up outside…

Something's Fishy Here

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fishing is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Grand Strand The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is home to some of the most bountiful natural beauty in the United States. Its temperate climate and affordability mean you can enjoy outdoor attractions year-round. Fishing has long been a premiere recreational activity in the Grand Stand, and you can enjoy all types--from deep-sea fishing to kayak fishing to pier fishing. The Grand Strand region has both saltwater and freshwater fishing thanks to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal…

Alabama to Perform at CCMF 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

This year marks the 5 th annual Carolina Country Music Fest in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC. From Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9 enjoy nonstop country music from the hottest country artists in the world! Legends like Alabama , who got their start playing at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach will be headlining along with newcomers bursting onto the scene like Dan and Shay and Brothers Osborne ! More than 30 artists including Florida Georgia Line , Thomas Rhett , Dierks Bentley , Jimmie Allen , and Randy Houser will be performing over this 4-day festival! An…

In Myrtle Beach, you’ll find live music almost nightly! Of course, there are always countless bars and restaurants around town with live music, but this time of year many amazing outdoor venues have a set schedule of live music too! Downtown North Myrtle Beach Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street. Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop. Kick…

Locals pass our many attractions and beaches every day, but many don’t even think of how they support our community and our state. Our 60-mile long coastline and the many attractions that have been developed to provide more entertainment options for our tourists define our community, provide our families with jobs, and have given more than nineteen million annual guests a lifetime of memories. Travel matters, and it improves Myrtle Beach in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on our local residents. Travel supports 83,000 Grand Strand jobs ,…

I always enjoy any chance to hang out along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Partly because North Myrtle Beach is where I grew up and partly because the city of North Myrtle Beach hosts so many great events along its scenic Main Street. The next fun event they’ll host is the 14th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival , which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 , from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mayfest on Main heralds the beginning of summer with fantastic live music, festival vendors, children’s area and much more all along popular Main…