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African Penguins Coming as Part of the Largest Expansion in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year History Myrtle Beach, SC (October 29, 2019) – Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to announce Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will open in early 2020. The 5,500-square-foot expansion is the largest in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year history. The African penguin habitat will have floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. This addition also includes a brand-new Oceans of the World…

On October 31st, join a community of costumed adults, children, and pets at The Market Common from 5 – 7 p.m. for what has become an annual tradition of trick-or-treating at the stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Others will come to enjoy the festive people-watching from the outdoor seating areas of most of The Market Common’s eateries. The Headless Coachman returns to offer Complimentary Haunted Carriage Rides, and a Monster Mash outdoor dance party for kids and adults will be thrown on the Grand 14 Plaza, both from 5 – 8 p.m. 810…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., October 10, 2019– The Vacation Myrtle Beach resort group is in its fourth year in a partnership with the American Cancer Society in hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Beach Walk and Family Fun Day” on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The family event is open to the public and participation is completely free. “We are so thrilled to be working with the American Cancer Society for the fourth annual Making Strides event in Myrtle Beach,” said Matt Klugman, Chief Operating Officer for Vacation Myrtle Beach. “The event…

October is one of my favorite months here along the sunny Grand Strand. Summer heat has begun to subside along with the humidity, and it’s an all around great time to be outdoors—especially with little ones! This month also offers a ton of free festivals and events, and I’ve included five of my kiddos’ favorite October festivals below. We also have a ton of neat activities scheduled for Halloween, as well, and we’ll share those in a coming post! 1. Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival This two-day celebration of the fall season…

October is one of my favorite months of the year here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It must be some other people’s favorite as well, because the month is full of fun, outdoor festivals made even more enjoyable by the warm (but not hot) temperatures and decreased humidity. One festival I generally like to catch each fall is the Little River ShrimpFest. While the festival is celebrating their 15th year along the historic Little River waterfront, you hear about it somewhat less often than the huge Little River Blue Crab Festival. Unlike Blue…

Saturday, October 19, 2019, will mark the 40th year that Loris, South Carolina, has hosted the ever-popular Loris Bog-Off Festival. The festival, sponsored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, happens on the third Saturday in October every year in downtown Loris. While the fun, family-friendly event initially began as a chicken bog cooking competition, it has transformed into a huge celebration over the past four decades. The thousands of attendees that go now get to experience an entire day packed with entertainment, vendors, food, and fun for…

One of our favorite fall festivals is just around the corner! The quaint town of Aynor, South Carolina, celebrates its 40th Annual Harvest Hoe-Down Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Aynor Town Park (600 South Main Street, Aynor). This family-friendly event features a variety of musical entertainment throughout the day, children’s activities and hundreds of vendors. It all starts off with the parade at 10 a.m. The parade usually lasts around an hour and has a Grand Marshall, antique tractors and cars, local…

Top Myrtle Beach Area Playgrounds

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

When traveling with children, parents quickly learn the value of a good playground. And thankfully we have tons to choose from in the Myrtle Beach area. From oceanfront playgrounds to shaded hidden gems to multi-acre park experiences, here is a list of some of our favorite area playgrounds: Savannah’s Playground 3600-3640 Emmens Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC This multi-acre playground is an enabling playground featuring all ADA-approved playground equipment and structures designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunity for social…

Earlier this week, we had the chance to check out the new location of Edventure Myrtle Beach, previously known as The South Carolina Children’s Museum, at The Market Common. It was awesome! The new space is 3,500 square feet of space and flight themed exhibits, and offers educational programming, field trips, birthday parties and more. Children learn through hands-on exhibits incorporating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with a definite focus on aviation. There is an interactive spaceship exhibit children can climb…