Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or trip. And with a variety of accommodations and fun events and activities, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is ready to help you ring in the holiday season this year. Several outstanding restaurants along the Grand Strand host Thanksgiving Day dining specials (so there is no need to cook!), and weekend events can help keep your crew entertained when not eating turkey leftovers.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

49th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach
November 22 - 24, 2018
12 to 10:30 p.m., Daily
With over 20 artists performing, you’re sure to find a favorite at the South Carolina BlueGrass Festival. General admission tickets start at $40 per day for adults. For more information, visit www.adamsbluegrass.com.

9th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot
Surfside Pier
Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach
November 22, 2018
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The 9th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot is one of the area's largest races with over 1200 runners. The race benefits the Surfside Beach Rotary Club. Participants can register to run a 10K, 5K or 1-mile race. For more information, visit www.mbturkeytrot.com.

11th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot
Valor Park at The Market Common
1150 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach
November 22, 2018
8 to 10:30 a.m.
Starts and finishes at the beautiful Valor Park at The Market Common. Money raised will be donated to the Myrtle Beach Humane Society. Free tot trot for kids. Participants can register to run a 10K, 5K or 1-mile race. For more information, call (843) 267-7443.

34th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Intracoastal Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina
November 24, 2018
5 to 7 p.m.
Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the curtain rises on this spectacular maritime Christmas boat parade. Gather your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. For more information, visit www.christmasregatta.com.

Thanksgiving Day Dining Specials

Hard Rock Cafe
Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach
12 to 8 p.m.
Ages 11+ $27.95 pp / Ages 4-10 $12.95 pp. Plus tax and gratuity. Ages 3 & younger free with a paying adult. Step Inside & Make Your Reservation Now or Call 843-946-0007 Ext. 208.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Nautilus Ballroom
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults: $39 / Ages 4-12: $15 / Ages 3 & Under: Free. Plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 843-913-2858. Seatings are on the ½ hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the last seating at 3 p.m.

Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille
9706 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thoroughbreds' Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet! Call us at (843) 497-2636 to reserve your family's table today.

Hook & Barrel
8014 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m to 7 p.m.
$38 per person, $16 for children 12 and under. To make reservations, guests can call us at 843-839-5888 or reserve online here: https://hookandbarrelrestaurant.com/reservations/

Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier
3500 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
1 to 4 p.m.
3500 Ocean Grill at Prince Resort will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Adults - $24 plus tax and gratuity; Children 4-7 - $14 plus tax and gratuity; Children 3 and under are free. Call (844) 496-6231 to reserve.

Just Off Main at Avista Resort
300 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults - $25 plus tax and gratuity; Children 6-9 - $12.50 plus tax and gratuity; Children under 5 are free. Call (844) 698-8093 to reserve.

Shoreline Cafe at Grande Shores Ocean Resort
201 77th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
4 to 9 p.m.
Adults - $16.99 plus tax and gratuity; Children 6-11 - $9/99 plus tax and gratuity; Children 5 and under are free. To make reservations, call (844) 512-7082.

California Dreaming – Surfside
2657 Beaver Run Blvd., Surfside Beach
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices are $19.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 215-5255.

California Dreaming – Myrtle Beach
10429 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices: $19.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations can be made by calling 843-663-2050.

Chestnut Hill
9922 Hwy. 17 North, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Prices: $34.95 for adults, $29.95 for Seniors (61+) and Teens (11 – 16), $15.95 for Children (4 – 10), Free for 3 and under. Make reservations by calling (843) 449-3984.

Gulfstream Café
1536 Waccamaw Dr., Garden City
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$19.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 651-8808.

House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$37 for adults, $18.50 for children 4 - 10, children 3 and under are free. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (843) 913-3746.

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
2920 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach
Opens at 12 p.m.
Price is $29.95 per person. Reservations are accepted at (843) 839-0777.

Wild Wing Cafe
4706 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$25.95 for adults, $10.95 for children 10 and under. Menu favorites also available until 11 p.m. Make reservations by calling (843) 361-9464.

The Caravelle Resort – St. Johns
6900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Prices (tea or soda included, tax and tip included): $23.00 for adults, $12.00 for children ages 11-4, children under 3 are free. Open seating. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 918-7082.

Beach Colony Resort - The Ocean Cafe
5308 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Prices (unlimited select tea and water included, tax & tip also included): $22.00 for adults, $11.00 for children ages 4 to 11, free for children 3 and under. Open seating. Reservations accepted at (843) 449-4010 ext. 0.

Landmark Resort – The Gazebo Restaurant
1501 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Prices (tea included): $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 4 to 11, free for children 3 and under. Open seating. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 448-9441.

Ocean Creek Resort – Four Seasons Restaurant
16000 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
Seatings: 11:30 a.m.., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Prices (tea, coffee, & soda included, tax and gratuity not included): $28.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-272-7724 ext. 1010.

Sea Watch Resort - Captain's Cove Restaurant
161 Seawatch Dr., Myrtle Beach
Seatings: 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Prices (unlimited select beverages included, tax & tip not included): $26.99 for adults, $13.99 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children 3 and under. Seniors 10% discount included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 918-0000.

Another thing worth mentioning is the amazing lineup of Black Friday shopping opportunities. Check back soon for a blog update on where you’ll be able to find the best holiday weekend shopping deals!