Author: Olivia Elswick

Olivia Elswick was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC, and her parents also grew up in Myrtle Beach, making Olivia about as local as you can get. Olivia has traveled extensively, beginning with a trip to Switzerland at 4 months old, and most recently, Iceland. Olivia has lived in China and India, and traveled to more than 25 countries, but keeps coming back to Myrtle Beach. Olivia loves anything outdoors, but especially reading on the beach, playing tennis, and biking. In her free time Olivia enjoys cheering on the Clemson Tigers, live music, craft beer, and crafting.

We’re so excited that many Grand Strand theaters are reopening! Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has been open for a couple of weeks but this weekend The Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre, and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show are back for the first time in nearly 6 months! After a day in the sun, a dazzling night at the theater is a great addition to any trip to Myrtle Beach. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show and The Carolina Opry will reopen their doors Friday, September 4, and Alabama Theatre begins September 5 -- just in time for Labor Day! Seating…

Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for it’s 23rd year

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

Are you ready to run? Saturday, March 7th, the Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for its 23rd year! The race is listed as one of USA Today’s “10 Great Winter Marathons.” If a full marathon isn’t quite your speed you also have the option for the half marathon, 5k, or Family Fun Run. The course is fast and flat with 9 miles of oceanfront views and the race day temperature this year is expected to be 50-60 degrees. These ideal running conditions make the Myrtle Beach Marathon a popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Dave and Buster’s at Broadway…

Taste of the Town is Back November 5, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:00 PM by Olivia Elswick

Taste of the Town is back November 5 th at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center! Established in 1984, this is the Grand Strand’s original food festival and ultimate food lover’s paradise. Not only will you find samples from dozens of the area’s finest restaurants, but there will also be live entertainment, silent auction, and beer garden. You will buy an admission ticket to enter the event, then food and drinks are available for 1-4 tickets that you can buy for $1 each. This is hands down my favorite food event of the year. It’s a great way to see…

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…

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…

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach

Monday, April 29, 2019 4:00 PM by Olivia Elswick

This Cinco de Mayo enjoy a great meal at one of our Myrtle Beach Mexican restaurants or special events! Banditos Cantina is a wonderful oceanfront venue with a fantastic outdoor seating area. All weekend long they will have drink specials and games. Friday-Sunday from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. there will be a DJ, and every day starting at 4 p.m. there will be $5 Altos Blanco Margarita. Banditos has an inventive Southwestern and Mexican menu and an unrivaled tequila list. Just upstairs from Banditos is Tin Roof. For Cinco de Mayo they will have a special…

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 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 International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach is cooking up some exciting new things! This spring they are offering several cooking classes, covering a wide variety of cuisine, and available for a range of skill levels. They offer weekly courses, one time lessons, and 4 day intensives! The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach is located in the beautiful Market Common area. This spring anyone can join culinary, baking and pastry boot camps, and take a variety of classes such as, Breakfast Bonanza, Knead for Good Bread, Fresh…