Category - Events - Festivals - Concerts

Myrtle Beach’s popular ‘Hot Summer Nights’ event returns to Plyler Park on Monday, June 11, 2018. Through September 3, visitors will be able to catch different live entertainment acts and family-friendly activities every single night of the week. Aside from having oceanfront evening entertainment all summer long, our favorite thing about Hot Summer Nights is that it’s free to attend! From the costumed princesses and balloon artists to stilt-walkers and live bands, there is bound to be something for every member of the family to enjoy. Here’s a…

Myrtle Beach’s popular Sun Fun Festival returns this weekend, June 1-3, 2018, and with it comes the official start to the summer season here along the Grand Strand! The Sun Fun Festival was first held in 1951 and celebrated each year until 2011. Much to the delight of locals and visitors alike, the festival returned again in 2016, and the Oceanfront Merchants Association and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are helping to host this year’s event. This is one of my favorite festivals held annually along the Grand Strand. It takes place…

Myrtle Beach Area Farmers Markets in Season

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:00 PM by Nora Battle

The past couple years I’ve done a happy dance once May 1 rolls around. Not just because it’s around the time I’ll start swimming in the ocean, but because it marks the official start of farmers market season here along the Grand Strand. 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 evolved as more and more people came to visit, it is still home to a number of outstanding farming operations that provide us with fantastic seasonal produce…

Beginning Thursday, May 24, and continuing through August 19, 2018, Brookgreen Gardens will be lighting up the night with their first ever Summer Lights Festival. We bought our tickets as soon as we were able following their announcement about this event. Considering how magical Brookgreen Gardens is around the holidays with Night of a Thousand Candles, we know this event will be something truly special. The Summer Lights Festival exhibit will be held in the Lowcountry Zoo section of Brookgreen Gardens. The exhibit was created by Chinese…

The East Coast’s largest 3-day outdoor country music festival is headed back to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 7-10, 2018, and there is so much to look forward to this year! With new and improved sound and video throughout the festival, along with more surprise performances, we know it will be a weekend to remember. This festival seems to grow every year, and thousands are headed to Myrtle Beach to see some of the fantastic country music artists that are lined up to perform. If you’re coming to visit (or thinking about it!), here is a…

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we consider Memorial Day weekend the official start to summer. Our public schools here locally have dismissed for summer break earlier in the week, the temperatures are solidly in the 80s, and we’re ready for beach picnics and time out on the water. If you’re lucky enough to be headed into town this weekend, you might want to check out one (or more!) of the below: Military Appreciation Days Parade and Family Picnic Saturday, May 26, 2018 Myrtle Beach celebrates Military Appreciation Days during the month of…

37th Annual Blue Crab Festival This Weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:00 PM by Nora Battle

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 also have the opportunity to enjoy amazing local…

The 13th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held this Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This much-loved event takes place each year on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, and draws around 15,000 people out to celebrate the beginning of summer. Along Main Street, around 100 vendors will display crafts and serve food, while a dedicated kid’s area can help keep children entertained. The main draw for us each year, however, is the live music. The city of North Myrtle Beach has an awesome stage located where Main Street runs into…

Myrtle Beach Mother’s Day Event Round-Up

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating Mother’s Day week or weekend in the Myrtle Beach area, you’ve probably already given your mom a pretty good gift. Beyond family time at the beach, here is a list of some of the fun things going on this week to celebrate moms. Mother's Day Event at Socastee Library Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4 to 5 p.m. Stop by the library before Mother’s Day weekend to decorate a flower pot for your mother or grandmother. All ages are welcome at this free event, and no registration is required. For more information, call…

The popular Diva Half Marathon and 5k event are set to take place this weekend in North Myrtle Beach. Last year’s event drew nearly 4,500 runners from across the United States. While I can’t imagine many people would register for a half marathon last minute, I know several people who decide do a 5k just days before the event. That said, registration is still available online here ( www.runlikeadiva.com ) until midnight on Thursday, May 3. I’ve never actually run in this event, but I have attended a few years… which should say something about just…