Category - Summer at The Beach

Juneteenth is a national holiday that marks the liberation of slaves after the Civil War. On June 19, 1865, U.S. Army Major General Gordon Granger traveled to Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War was over and that slavery had ended. At that time, many African Americans were unaware that Congress had passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and that Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Major General Granger’s announcement helped spread this momentous declaration in history throughout the most rural parts…

Pool and Waterpark Safety

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

While pools do not have a current like the ocean does, a pool or waterpark may seem like a safer option for less experienced swimmers. Many resorts offer pools and waterparks with extravagant slides, lazy rivers, and other exciting features for all ages. It is easy to enjoy a lovely day at the pool or waterpark, while keeping these pool safety tips in mind. Watch Children Children can struggle to swim in the pool in a matter of seconds, so it is important to always watch your children while they are swimming and never leave them unattended.…

The East Coast’s largest 3-day outdoor country music festival is headed back to The Beach - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - from June 10-13, 2021, and there is so much to look forward to this year! After a year hiatus, 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 round-up of festival information: Lineup The headliner lineup for…

One of Myrtle Beach’s most famous and beloved festivals is back this summer! The 65 th Annual Sun Fun Festival, a three-day long event, will be held this year from June 4-6, 2021, in Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard. The Sun Fun Festival is the longest running event in the history of Myrtle Beach and remembered by many visitors and locals. The Sun Fun Festival began in 1951 as a way to welcome visitors back to Myrtle Beach for the summer season. It featured parades, human checkerboard games, beauty contests, such as the Miss SC pageant and other…

Across the 60 miles of the Grand Strand, there is a vast array of Farmers' Markets offering the freshest local produce. Throughout the summer and fall, many of the 14 communities in our area host weekly markets, so there is always a chance that you can pick up some refreshing veggies and fruits to enjoy! Did you know there are many benefits to eating local produce, too? Not only does buying produce locally help the economy, but local fruits and vegetables also have more nutrients and flavor since they are not transported for days after…

This weekend brings two important dates for beachgoers everywhere—Saturday, June 20, is the official start of summer, and Sunday, June 21, is National Seashell Day! It’s fitting that these two dates happen within a day of each other, as summer at the beach (and especially Myrtle Beach) is the perfect opportunity to find some seashells. I’ve always enjoyed finding shells when I’ve gone to the beach, but never in the past set out with the intention to go searching for seashells. The recent quarantine due to COVID-19 changed that! Shelling is a…

Summer Fun at The Market Common

Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Last week, I took my eldest son (age 4) on a ‘date night’ for a special treat from one of his favorite spots, Peace Love and Little Donuts, located at The Market Common. After we enjoyed our donuts, we took a complimentary carriage ride around the tree-lined streets of The Market Common. He had a blast! Throughout the summer months, The Market Common provides these complimentary carriage rides on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off is in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa (3050 Howard Avenue) and rides last around six to seven…

Every night from June 1 through September 1, 2019, visitors to popular Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will find a variety of family fun and live entertainment. The Great American Summer Nights entertainment series will host fire dancers, stilt walkers, character appearances, musical performances, fireworks shows and more throughout the summer season. We recently did a video tour around Broadway, and every time I’m there I’m reminded of why it is so beloved by our visitors. There are restaurants, attractions, and shops…

There's no better way to end a perfect summer day in the Myrtle Beach area than with an exciting fireworks display! All summer long you can catch colorful fireworks shows at several different venues! Barefoot Landing 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Barefoot Landing has fireworks from June 17 th until August 31 st . Firework shows will happen every Monday at 10 PM until August 31 st . With a special firework show on July 4 th at 10 PM. Broadway at the Beach 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Broadway at the Beach fireworks…

North Myrtle Beach is, you guessed it, just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This quaint coastal town was founded in 1968 when four small beach towns, Cherry Grove Beach, Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive Beach, consolidated to create City of North Myrtle Beach. Today there are more than 15,000 permanent residents, and on any given day, there are large numbers of tourists enjoying this unique, pleasant town. One of North Myrtle Beach’s “claims to fame,” is that it’s the birthplace of the shag dance, which became the…