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A Summer At The Vineyard

Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:47 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

California isn’t the only place to sample fantastic wine. We’re fortunate here in the Myrtle Beach area to have a great local vineyard right in our backyard. And they are providing a wealth of excitement all summer long! La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River hosts many popular festivals not only during the summer months, but throughout the entire year. Coming up on July 4 is the Independence Day Wine Fest, followed by the Summer Parrot Head Festival on July 18. Aug. 15 brings the Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest, while the Summer…

Down By The River

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:27 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of our favorite summer events in the Myrtle Beach area is returning this weekend. The annual Conway Riverfest returns to Riverfront Park and Marina Drive on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This independence celebration is held along the beautiful Waccamaw River in downtown Conway. The festival will once again feature live musical entertainment, an artisan market, a Jello jump and kids zone and food. Of course, our favorite portion kicks off at 9:30 p.m. – fireworks!!! This patriotic light display is the perfect ending to a…

Time to Tee Off for Family Fun

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:40 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Summer 2015 will bring a brand new golf tournament to the Myrtle Beach area , and this is definitely a family affair. Registration is now open for the Myrtle Beach Family Fun Golf Tournament, which will take place Aug. 20 through Aug. 23. The tournament is a partnership between Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts and Mystical Golf . Two-person teams, comprised of either a parent and child or a grandparent and child, will be flighted based on age and gender. Children 18 and under are invited to participate. For teams, the cost is $995. That gets…

If it seems a little “windy” in the Myrtle Beach area this summer, it might be because an iconic franchise from Chicago is now a part of the Grand Strand. For the 2015 season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have begun their affiliation with the Chicago Cubs, a storied baseball franchise that has more than 100 years of history under its belt. And all the folks at TicketReturn.com Field have gotten in on the fun in embracing the “Cubbies.” For the June 5 doubleheader against the Carolina Mudcats, Pelicans players wore tribute jerseys in honor of…

So, you might have heard about a little event taking place along the shores of the Myrtle Beach area this weekend called the Carolina Country Music Fest . Well, there is also a celebration of that great American classic, the Corvette, happening as well. That means we’re ready to enjoy a great summer weekend here along the Grand Strand. The crowds and the music got started early on Thursday with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert featuring Sam Hunt. And now, CCMF is in full effect down along Eighth Avenue North near the Myrtle Beach…

It’s the first of June, and the summer season is officially upon us here in the Myrtle Beach area . Well, it’s about to be taken up a notch (or more like 50) with the opening of the new Radical Ropes Adventure Park later this month. Located at 301 19 th Avenue South in the heart of Myrtle Beach , this upcoming treetop adventure will offer thrillseekers three high ropes courses. These courses stretch up to 55 feet high! While you’re up in the trees, you might as well soar through them from 70 feet on the extreme ziplines. Extreme is the…

A Pinch of Salt

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:13 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Back for its third year in the Myrtle Beach area , The Native Sons Salt Games is bringing excitement, competition, teamwork, competition, fun, competition, the beach and competition front and center this weekend. Oh, and in case we didn’t make it almost annoying clear, competition is a big part of this two-day event, running May 30 and May 31 at the old Pavilion site near Eighth Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach. There is a pro-am surfing tournament, a pro volleyball competition, a paddleboarding race and a kids’ race. But that’s only…

Happy 30th!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:52 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

On June 1, 1985, Myrtle Waves Water Park opened for its inaugural season here in the Myrtle Beach area . This fun, family-friendly attraction – complete with Turbo Twisters, Arooba Tooba, Super Chute and so much more – has been making us all feel like kids, whether our ages are 3 or 30. This weekend, Myrtle Waves opens its doors for its big 30 th anniversary season, and you can rest assured that there is going to be plenty of celebrating this summer. And what says “celebration” better than the opening of a new slide? That’s right, water park…

Enter the Dragon

Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:43 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Dragons and boats. In mythical fables, those unfortunate souls on the water never stood a chance against those in the sky. But in 2015, the combination of dragons and boats means it’s time once again for the Seventh Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival , which returns to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach on April 25, 2015. For those of you who might be asking yourself just what is dragon boating, we're here to tell you it's an absolute blast! The boats feature dragon designs, of course, and can seat 20 paddlers and one drummer in a…

Listen for the “Trombones”

Friday, February 20, 2015 2:03 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Take time this weekend to reflect on the past while enjoying the natural beauty and wonder of Brookgreen Gardens . In observance of Black History Month, Ron and Natalie Daise will present dramatic readings from "God's Trombones: Seven Negro Poems in Verse" by James Weldon Johnson. The readings will take place at 1 and 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Brookgreen Gardens ' Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice President for Creative Education, is an author, performing artist, and cultural preservationist. Natalie Daise is…