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Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend Approaches

Friday, October 15, 2021 4:00 PM by Nora Battle

Runners flock from all over the country to participate in the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon race weekend - and there's no surprise why! The surfing themed half marathon is popular for many reasons. The course is scenic, flat and fast, the October weather in the Myrtle Beach area is as perfect as it gets, and all of the events take place in one of America’s favorite beach destinations. (we might be a little biased!) The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon event weekend kicks off with the Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash will take place Saturday, October 16, at…

Great music, dancing and fun were once a regular occurrence at Charlie’s Place in Myrtle Beach. Even in the puzzling days of Jim Crow-era segregation, both whites and blacks enjoyed each other’s company and reveled in the unifying sounds of jazz, Motown and beach music while they danced away. Today, an annual event is held to celebrate the music and the culture that thrived in the area in bygone days. The fifth annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival returns October 15-17, 2021 on historic Carver Street in Myrtle Beach! Charlie’s Place was an iconic…

Those of us who call the Myrtle Beach area home love October - and we like to say that you can get "Summore Summer" at The Beach. The weather is sunny and still oh-so-warm, and there is something to do practically every day of the month. Listing every single October festival and event in a blog post would require some hefty reading from our visitors, so we’ve compiled a good list rounding out some of the many events celebrating Halloween in Myrtle Beach instead. Or head to our events calendar, where you’ll find a good many more to choose from!…

There's a new event in town called "Nights At Nance" located in the heart of Myrtle Beach in Nance Plaza! Beginning on Oct 7 th , this event will be held twice a month throughout October and November. Each week there will be two food trucks and live music, according to the schedule below. All of the live music will be played by locals bands that you can see at other locations around the Grand Strand. Nance Plaza is also located near Grand Strand Brewing Company, so you can grab a locally brewed beer and play some yard games in their courtyard.…

October is one of the best 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. We also have a ton of neat activities scheduled for Halloween, as well, and we’ll share those in a coming post! 1. Nights At Nance (Featured!) This new event in Nance Plaza, located in downtown Myrtle Beach, is the perfect way to relax on a Thursday evening and start the weekend right.…

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is home to 60 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. There are many reasons why people call Myrtle Beach – “The Beach" – but one reason is our abundance of beaches, of course, all with soft sand, warm waves and plenty of sunshine. Here are the six famous South Carolina beaches located in the lovely Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach proper is the most recognizable beach with the Boardwalk and SkyWheel. Filled with family-friendly fun, it is hard to be bored in Myrtle Beach. Check out On Location: Myrtle…

While we celebrate coffee every single day at my house, it turns out that September 29 officially marks National Coffee Day! As a mom of three kids ages 5 and under, I consume my fair share of caffeine. Thankfully, the Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of great coffee shops throughout its 60 miles. In honor of National Coffee Day, I’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to grab a morning (or afternoon) coffee: Croissants Bistro & Bakery Croissants has two locations along the Grand Strand (3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway,…

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale is Back

Friday, September 24, 2021 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is well known as a premier shopping destination. The area is home to two Tanger Outlets, indoor and outdoor shopping malls, a variety of specialty boutiques and nationally-known brands and stores. But come Saturday, September 25, 2021, the focus will be on bargain hunting at South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale—a fun, annual event held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center (2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach). The sale lasts from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall of the convention center and draws thousands…

This past week, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top our list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…

With over 1,800 restaurants along the Grand Strand, deciding where to dine can be daunting. Thankfully, we have Chef Jamie Daskalis from Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery, to tell us her favorite Myrtle Beach area spots. Johnny D’s has two locations—in Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 33 rd Avenue North and in North Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 40 th Avenue South. Both serve up great benedicts, a fun assortment of waffles, and an extensive list of local favorites. Chef Jamie grew up in the restaurant industry, working for her father’s diners in New…