Posts from August 2015

North Myrtle Beach’s annual celebration of our many different cultures returns on Sept. 26 with the 12 Annual Irish Italian International Festival . This event is rain or shine and it brings around 15,000 people to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for a day of delicious food, live entertainment, street performers, arts and crafts vendors and dance groups. Area restaurants will compete for bragging rights for having the best entrée, the best dessert and the best decorations. And if spaghetti is your cuisine of choice, then come hungry and…

Celebrate Small Town Living

Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

For the 600 residents that call the town of Aynor home, its people are the best-kept secrets in the Myrtle Beach area . That is what the town’s website proclaims, and it’s a statement we happen to agree with. In its early history, Aynor acted as a railroad terminus from Conway in the 1900s before its incorporation in 1913. Then, the town enjoyed a stable tobacco market, as well as a brickyard, cotton gin and several mills. Since 1980, the town of Aynor has celebrated its heritage every third Saturday in September with the Aynor Harvest Hoedown .…

The Sounds of the Inlet

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We are huge fans of the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk . From the beautiful inlet views it offers to the wealth of delicious dining options, there is never a bad time of year to visit. Also, the atmosphere is just fun. It’s a place you want to come after a busy day and just kick back and unwind. A big reason for that is because of the music. Visitors to the Marshwalk will find band out there every night performing every genre of music imaginable. Enjoy simple acoustic tunes? You’ll hear them. In the mood for a cold beer and a little Johnny…

Beach Run

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fall is in the air, which means the weather is just perfect for a little run. Well, it’s actually a 13.1-mile run! The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon returns to the Myrtle Beach area this fall. The race takes place on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, but events will be happening throughout the entire weekend. In addition to the main event, the Grand Strand will play host to a health and fitness expo, the Coastal 5K race and the popular 1.5-mile Doggie Dash. All will take place at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, located at 8121 Amalfi Place in Myrtle…

Fall is the New Summer

Monday, August 24, 2015 5:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Research from the U.S. Travel Association found 90 percent of Americans say paid time off helps them relax and 85 percent say it makes them happier, yet more than 40 percent did not use all their paid time off in 2014. According to Skift, southerners used the fewest vacation days of all. Thankfully there’s still time to get away in 2015 and many southern cities – like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – still boast gorgeous weather and warm ocean waters during the early fall months, but with the added benefit of thinning crowds and even more…

Make Memories On the Green

Friday, August 21, 2015 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of the Grand Strand’s great golfing events is set to tee off. The 32 nd Annual World Amateur Golf Tournament comes back to the Myrtle Beach area beginning Aug. 31, 2015 and running through Sept. 4. This is the world’s largest amateur golf tournament and will bring more than 3,000 golfers from all 50 states and more than 25 foreign countries. The tournament is played on courses across the Myrtle Beach area. It features 72 holes of competition, an 18-hole championship playoff, lots of gifts and prizes and entertainment. The World Am…

Mix On

Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Many of us like to think we can make some delicious cocktails. And, truth be told, many of us can do a pretty decent job cranking out some adult beverages at a party or other special occasion. But who amongst us has the skills to compete in a mixology competition that will determine the signature drink for the 2015 Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival ? That is what organizers want to know. They’re seeking both professional and amateur mixologists to compete at the new Chocolate Under the Moon, a dessert and mixology event, that debuts…

Come For The Grits, Stay For The Glamour

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Veteran country music acts Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis are bringing their “Grits and Glamour” tour to the Myrtle Beach area . The two will appear at The Carolina Opry on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 for a night of music, fun and probably a few a laughs. Over the course of their career, the two have combined to record 28 top 10 hits, sold more than 18 million records and scored 12 No. 1 hits. Some of their best-known songs are Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis” and “Mi Vida Loca,” and Morgan’s “Something in Red” and “Except for Monday.” Suffice it…

Another Man’s Treasure

Monday, August 17, 2015 8:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Peddling wares is again the name of the game when the 27 th Annual South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2015. Sale hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., so bargain shoppers have plenty of time to find that perfect item. Admission to the garage sale is free, while parking at the convention center is $5. Over 250 vendors are expected at the event, so come out and find that perfect item at the perfect price.…

Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!

Friday, August 14, 2015 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

North Carolina-based Duplin Winery has a new location right here in the Myrtle Beach area . That means locals can now sample this celebrated wine and learn how it is created. Plus, one of Duplin’s longest-running traditions is coming to the Grand Strand. The 39 th Annual Grape Stomp Festival will make its debut at the Myrtle Beach area facility on Sept. 19, 2015. It’s going to be as much fun as it sounds! When you’re not stomping grapes into juice, make sure and enjoy the live beach music, dancing, food and wine tastings. You’ve got…