Category - Events/Concerts

Nothing Quite Like Barbecue

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:12 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We love barbecue! From fall-off-the-bone ribs to delectable pulled pork, we could eat it every day and be quite content. That’s why we are gearing up once again for a Labor Day blowout here in the Myrtle Beach area which stars one of our culinary treasures. The 10th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival returns Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, 2015 to the Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center on the Grand Strand campus near Grand Park at The Market Common. Admission is free to this Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. It runs…

Down On Main Street

Monday, July 6, 2015 4:02 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

North Myrtle Beach is giving visitors and residents alike plenty of opportunities to enjoy live music this summer. There is not only their Sounds of Summer Concert Series , but also the Music on Main Concert Series , which runs through Oct. 1. Every Thursday, Main Street in North Myrtle Beach will be rocking with a wealth of local acts playing every genre from classic rock and blues, to Motown and beach music. Best of all, the concerts are free. It is a great family-friendly event, and a fantastic way to kick back after a day at the beach!…

Down By The River

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:27 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of our favorite summer events in the Myrtle Beach area is returning this weekend. The annual Conway Riverfest returns to Riverfront Park and Marina Drive on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This independence celebration is held along the beautiful Waccamaw River in downtown Conway. The festival will once again feature live musical entertainment, an artisan market, a Jello jump and kids zone and food. Of course, our favorite portion kicks off at 9:30 p.m. – fireworks!!! This patriotic light display is the perfect ending to a…

One of the things we love about summer is the opportunity to sit outdoors on a perfect evening with friends and family, and listen to some great music. There is never a shortage of that during the summer months, and one of our favorite places to take in some soothing sounds is in North Myrtle Beach. In 2015, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series returns to the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex’s Sandhills Bank Amphitheater. Held the third Friday of each month, every concert features a different band playing family-friendly music.…

So, you might have heard about a little event taking place along the shores of the Myrtle Beach area this weekend called the Carolina Country Music Fest . Well, there is also a celebration of that great American classic, the Corvette, happening as well. That means we’re ready to enjoy a great summer weekend here along the Grand Strand. The crowds and the music got started early on Thursday with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert featuring Sam Hunt. And now, CCMF is in full effect down along Eighth Avenue North near the Myrtle Beach…

Sunshine, sunglasses and sunscreen are always must-have summer accessories. This year, consider grabbing those sunglasses and soaking up the sun in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The destination offers visitors of all ages a chance to explore the Lowcountry and take in the sights and sounds of the 60 miles of coastline known as the Grand Strand. If you’re still trying to nail down your summer travel plans, consider planning a visit to Myrtle Beach to enjoy a variety of summer events. From music festivals to free fireworks shows, there…

A Pinch of Salt

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:13 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Back for its third year in the Myrtle Beach area , The Native Sons Salt Games is bringing excitement, competition, teamwork, competition, fun, competition, the beach and competition front and center this weekend. Oh, and in case we didn’t make it almost annoying clear, competition is a big part of this two-day event, running May 30 and May 31 at the old Pavilion site near Eighth Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach. There is a pro-am surfing tournament, a pro volleyball competition, a paddleboarding race and a kids’ race. But that’s only…

We are less than two weeks away from the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest , which comes to Myrtle Beach’s shores and boardwalk with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert on June 4, and the festival itself running Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7. Now, two-day tickets are available for purchase. YOU pick the days – Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday. The cost for two-day passes is $159. Featured performers over the course of the festival includes such A-list talent as Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Hunter…

Enter the Dragon

Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:43 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Dragons and boats. In mythical fables, those unfortunate souls on the water never stood a chance against those in the sky. But in 2015, the combination of dragons and boats means it’s time once again for the Seventh Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival , which returns to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach on April 25, 2015. 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…

The Carolina Country Music Fest is set to take the Myrtle Beach area by storm when it begins its three-day celebration on June 5, 2015. But who says the party can't start earlier? Certainly not us! In celebration of this inaugural, beach-front country concert, CCMF is hosting the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert on June 4. It features headliner Sam Hunt, a former University of Alabama at Birmingham football star who know is known the nation over as one of country music's true up-and-comers. Hunt's debut album, "Montevallo," topped three of…