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Myrtle Beach Events Calendar

There's so much to do in Myrtle Beach! Here's what is happening around town.

Monterey Bay Suites is in the heart of Myrtle Beach and close to countless events, festivals, concerts and more. Something is always going on around town, here's the comprehensive list of all area events.
15 AugRighteous Brothers

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo, The Righteous Brothers, topped the charts in four decades and will now be at the Alabama Theatre for a night filled with some of their hit songs. Bill Medley joins one of the most versatile vocalists, Bucky Heard, to bring the Righteous Brothers back to the stage.

The Righteous Brothers concert experience features some of their biggest hits, including You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (which is the most played song in radio history), Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and so much more!

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22 AugGround Zero Dragon Boat Festival (Dragon Boat Goes Virtual)

*The Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival will not be physical this year, however, there will be a VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING RACE! This will be done via Facebook, video chats, and email. Ground Zero will lead Dragon Boat team members to raise funds for the ministry all through August.*

The annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival will be held at The Market Common. Teams are made of 21 paddlers will race for the fastest time in their division and can win awards and prizes for their race results and fundraising totals.

The event is free to spectators who can enjoy the variety of activities the festival has to offer. In addition to the races, there will be a Vendor Walk (food, crafts, etc.), a live DJ, an awards ceremony, entertainment, and a Family Fun Zone.

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22 Aug2020 Art in the Park

Stroll through Art in the Park and soak in the artful creations from more than 40 artists. The two day event is presented by the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild and features jewelry makers, woodwork, glass art, photos, painting and almost anything else you can imagine.

2020 is the 48th year for this local Myrtle Beach event. Shows are held on the following dates:

oAugust 22 & 23 at Valor Park

oOctober 10 & 11 at Valor Park

oNovember 14 & 15 at Valor Park

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28 AugHome Free

Home Free at the Alabama Theatre has been rescheduled for August 28, at 8 p.m.

Home Free is country music's only real a cappella group and are returning with their fourth studio album, Dive Bar Saints. Listening to the leadoff track, "Remember This," you might wonder if they've added instrumentation to their previously all-vocal catalog? Not to worry; that's just an optical illusion. They're completely a cappella at all times!

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30 AugResurrection: A Journey Tribute

Join The Carolina Opry Theater on August 30, 2020 at 7 pm for the most authentic Journey tribute experience from Resurrection! This Journey Tribute band authentically recreates the sights and sounds of what it was like to be at a Journey concert back in the 1980's. The band will play Journey's biggest hits, so don't be afraid to sing along to "Don't Stop Believin'," "Wheel in the Sky," and more!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online, at the box office, or by calling 800-843-6779.

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31 AugMyrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament 2020

Over 3,000 golfers from around the world compete in the annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament every summer. Players complete 72 holes on a different course each day throughout the event. Over 60 courses will participate in the tournament including Barefoot Resort courses, Caledonia, Grande Dunes, Legends courses, Myrtlewood and many more.

Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to play. Those with a USGA-approved handicap are eligible for prizes in their respective flights, which are divided by age, handicap and gender. Non-handicapped players can play in the Gross or Just for Fun flights. The World Amateur website includes information about handicaps along with the event's handicap committee.

The tournament fee includes 72 holes of golf on a new course each day, a gift bag stuffed with swag totaling $300, entrance to the 19th hole party with heavy hors d'ouevres and an open bar, random drawings and competitions.

Don't miss the fun going on at the 19th hole with food, live bands every night, cornhole, a photo booth, indoor par 3 contest, demos, massages, Golden Tee and tons more competitions.

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13 SepGarrison Keillor

Writer, actor and radio personality, Garrison Keillor, will perform one night only at The Carolina Opry Theater. An evening with Garrison Keiller will feature his personal stories about his childhood, fatherhood and his career. Crowds are instantly drawn in by his soothing, hypnotic voice, whimsical vignettes, and homespun brand of humor. Keillor is known for his works like Lake Wobegon Days and A Prairie Home Companion and has been awarded a Grammy, Cable ACE awards and more.

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19 SepOak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys have the longest history of any current act in country music and have been recently elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Their four-part power harmonies and upbeat songs have given them one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The Oak Ridge Boys have also generated dozens of Country, Pop and Gospel hits and earning them multiple Grammys, Doves and Country Music Awards.

Head to the Alabama Theatre on September 19, to hear hits like "Elvira", "Bobbie Sue", "American Made", and "Thank God For Kids"!

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26 SepTemptations and Four Tops

Get your fill of Motown when the Temptations and Four Tops take the the stage.

The Temptations have prospered for more than forty years, selling out performances around the world. Original Temptation Otis Williams will be with the group to perform their classic hits like "My Girl".

The Four Tops got their start in 1954 and have been marveling audiences with their sweet harmonies since. Original member Duke Fakir is joined by Theo Peoples, Lawrence Payton Jr. and Ronnie McNeir.

You won't want to miss this star-studded show at the Alabama Theatre on September 26.

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28 Sep2020 Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally will return Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, 2020. Popular hangouts include The Beaver Bar, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, The Harley Shop at the Beach, Jamin' Leather, Plantation Pancake House and other bars and restaurants in Murrells Inlet and along the Grand Strand. Popular cruising daycations involve rides from Murrells Inlet to Charleston and up to Wilmington, N.C.

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03 OctThe Platter's, The Drifter's, & The Coaster's

A night filled with the iconic sounds of the 50's and 60's!

The Platters have never stopped performing. They sell out wherever they go and have sold over 80 million records.

The Drifters mixed the sounds of the 50's with 60's soul music. Their vocals were sweet with hints of R&B and just the right amount of gospel influences.

The Coasters perform hits with humorous material remembered by all.

Hear the hits from all three at the Alabama Theatre on February 22, at 7 p.m.

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08 Oct2020 Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art

Celebrate art, food, wine, music, dance, and more at the annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music. The program, which runs Oct. 8-24, includes amazing displays of arts, a wine gala, musical performances and so much more. Performances are held in the performance tent at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. Below is the 2020 schedule of events:

  • Thursday, Oct. 8 | 21st Annual Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala
  • Friday, Oct. 9 | Beginnings... A Chicago Celebration
  • Saturday, Oct. 10 | The Temptations Revue-A Tribute featuring Nate Evans
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14 | Lao Tizer featuring Eric Marienthal
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 | Giada Valenti
  • Friday, Oct. 16 | Tavares
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 | Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 | Artrageous
  • Friday, Oct. 23 | Music City Hitmakers
  • Saturday, Oct. 24 | Tabled Event - Destination Motown featuring Soul Cruisers

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09 OctMyrtle Beach Jazz Festival

The annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival will come to Myrtle Beach on Oct. 9-11, 2020, taking place between 18th Avenue and 21st Avenue on Carver Street in Myrtle Beach.

The mission of the Jazz Festival is to celebrate jazz, culture and community in Myrtle Beach with visitors from all walks of life. Admission to the festival is free. Performers will be announced closer to the festival dates.

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10 Oct2020 Little River ShrimpFest

The Little River Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 16th annual Little River ShrimpFest. There will be 2 stages of live music, stiltwalkers, balloon artists, arts and crafts, a children's area, and a shrimp and grits cook-off. Fill up on the freshest Little River seafood and festival foods throughout the weekend.

Parking and shuttles will be available in the area for $5, or enjoy a Water Taxi out of Harbourgate Marina. The water taxi is $15/person and includes a round-trip ride on the Sea Screamer, admission into the festival, and parking at Harbourgate Marina or adjacent boat ramp. It will leave the marina every hour and return every half hour from the festival.

Festival admission is $5/person each day. Kids 12 and under get in free.

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11 OctStayin' Alive - Bee Gee's Tribute

Join The Carolina Opry for Stayin` Alive - Bee Gee's Tribute on October 11, 2020! Stayin` Alive offers audiences a night full of their favorite Bee Gees songs such as Night Fever, Jive Talkin`, How Deep is Your Love, Nights on Broadway, and more! Stayin' Alive is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery.

This is a show you won't want to miss!

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15 Oct2020 St. John's Greek Festival

The annual St. John's Greek Festival, a celebration of Greek culture, cuisine and family fun, is one of the most beloved Myrtle Beach events of the fall.

This year's 29th annual event will take place Thursday, October 15 to Sunday, October 18, 2020.

Get your fill of spanakopita, gyros, baklava, cookies, salads, pastries, breads and more as St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church hosts this tasty annual event. The event is fun for the whole family and offers inflatables, live performances and music, craft and vendor tables and tours of the beautiful church.

There's just something so inviting when you enter the festival every year. It's hard to resist the hundreds of pastries lining the sidewalk as you enter the main hall for your entr?e. Traditional lamb or chicken gyros on fresh pita with tzatziki sauce, spices, lettuce, tomatoes and onions are perhaps the most commonly ordered meal.

It's worth trying the moussaka or pastichio for a taste of the Greek life. Moussaka is an eggplant casserole with layers of ground beef, cheese, potatoes and a cream sauce. Pastichio is an interesting classic dish with ground beef, cinnamon, nutmeg and a cream sauce inside of baked macaroni. Whatever dish suits your fancy, don't miss the roasted Greek potatoes and Greek salad to accompany it!

Still hungry but not ready for dessert? Move on to the spanakopita or tiropita. Both made with cream cheese, egg and filo pastry these delicious side kicks can fill you up quick. Spanakopita has spinach added to it so technically speaking, you're getting your vegetable servings in! The Dolmathes, or stuffed grape leaves as we typically hear them called, are hand-rolled perfection.

Authentic Greek beer and imported wines wash down the best of any festival lunch and dinner. Ouzo shots are sold at the event if you really want a taste of Greek liquor.

The festival opens at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday.

17 OctLoris Bog-Off Festival

Don't miss the annual Loris Bog-Off Festival! A chicken bog cooking contest will be held and judges will decide which chef has the best dish around. Chicken Bog is a Lowcountry dish made from rice, chicken, onion, sausage and a special blend of spices.

This festival is a day packed with entertainment, vendors, food, and fun for all ages.

The Loris Bog-Off will take place October 17.

17 Oct2020 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Help keep the spirit of Georgetown alive at the Wooden Boat Show. The event will feature a wooden boat exhibit with more than 140 classic wooden boats, a boat building competition, kids' model boat-building and knot-tying, crafts, and so much more!

Admission is free.

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17 Oct50's Dance Party

John Mueller brings his 50's Dance Party to town with the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. The event features over two hours of high-energy entertainment that features all the great hits from the 50's.

Head over to the Alabama Theatre on October 17 for this awesome 50's Dance Party!

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18 OctHotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

For more than two decades, tribute band, Hotel California, has touched the hearts of fans all over the world by accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of The Eagles.

Faithful to the sounds of one of rock`s biggest bands, Hotel California performs a catalogue of hits, including "Take it Easy", "Heartache Tonight" and "Hotel California", along with selected titles from band members` solo works.

Hotel California has been recreating the beloved sounds of the Eagles for more than three decades, playing for crowds all over the world.

Hotel California brings the sounds of the Eagles to The Carolina Opry Theater's stage in October 2020.

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23 Oct2020 Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam

The 2020 Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam is being rescheduled to October 23 - 25, 2020.

Check out the third annual Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam at the former Myrtle Beach Square Mall site in downtown Myrtle Beach! Jeep enthusiasts will flock to this inaugural event which will feature 50+ vendors, kids' activities, raffles, obstacle course and much more!

Event hours are subject to change.

Registration is open now!

Registration: $80 (Early Bird rate available)

Includes 1 parking decal, obstacle course, 1 admission wristband, 1 swag bag, and 1 event t-shirt

1-Day Pass: $50

1 Jeep Jam pass for parking + obstacle course, 1 admission wristband & 1 event T-shirt

Beach Crawl: $35

1 Beach Crawl decal for Jeep and passengers, free breakfast, 1 Beach Crawl t-shirt

Event Admission: $5 per day. Children 12 and under, free.

To learn more about the event, check out the Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam website.

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24 OctUltimate Neil Diamond Tribute

For over 25 years Jay White has performed all over the world, while reflecting the stage persona of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legend, Neil Diamond. Each expression of every Neil Diamond song by Jay White evokes the power and the passion of the American musical icon.

Validation came from 2002 -'10, as a Las Vegas Riviera Showroom headliner, sparking national recognition. In 2008 White was cast by Director Ron Howard to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award Nominated film "Frost/Nixon". He has even appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Legends in Concert. White is also honored to have performed for First Lady Nancy Reagan, he was a celebrity presenter at the world televised Miss Universe Pageant, and received a 2003 "Outstanding Performance Award".

The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute will be at the Alabama Theatre October 24 at 7 p.m.

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25 OctInvincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson

Join the Carolina Opry Theater for Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson on October 25, 2020. Invincible is hailed as the #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the entire world, with performances by some of the most authentic Michael Jackson impersonators across the globe.

This show will be at The Carolina Opry Theater for one night only. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Carolina Opry Theater's website, the box office, or by calling 800-843-6779.

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12 NovDickens Christmas Show and Festivals

The 39th annual Dickens Christmas Show is planned for November 12-15 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

This unique event is a celebration of all things Christmas and includes a variety of shopping opportunities, entertainment, and a Victorian Holiday Marketplace.

Visitors to the Victorian Holiday Marketplace will find vendors wearing period costumes selling jewelry, crafts, gourmet foods, holiday decor and more. Strolling entertainment includes music, tea leaf readings, Punch & Judy shows; and a live Santa.

The Victorian Snow Globe Challenge and Scrooge's Hunt for the Missing Presents offer great prizes for participants. Separate events include High Teas for both kids and adults and Victorian Holiday Tours.

Tickets are $10 for one-day entrance for adults; $4 for one-day entrance for children; $14 for multi-day passes for adults; and $5 for multi-day passes for children.

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15 NovCarolina Beach Music Awards

The mission of the Carolina Beach Music Awards is to promote Carolina Beach Music and the unique Carolina lifestyle by the presentation of a first class awards show that originates each November in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The show honors winners in various categories and remembers the pioneers who originated this music and helped make it great.

The Carolina Beach Music Awards will be held at the Alabama Theatre on Nov. 15, at 3 p.m.

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26 Nov2020 South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

The 51st annual SC State Bluegrass Festival is scheduled November 26-28, 2020 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. The family-friendly event will feature performances from The Marksmen, Lonesome River Band, Carolina Blue, Bass Mountain Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and so many more.

Ticket prices start at $40/day for adults for general admission and $20/day for children ages 7 to 15 for general admission. Ticket packages and reserved seating are available. Parking is $5; handicapped parking is free.

03 DecNights of a Thousand Candles

More than 2,700 candles and thousands of lights illuminate the sculptures and gardens in beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Each weekend hosts wonderful entertainers and performances. Gorgeous indoor displays of trees, wreaths and other holiday decor give you a break from the chill in the air. The event will feature food and refreshments available for purchase.

Past events have included live entertainment, roving bagpipers, live bands and musical performances from local groups.

You must purchase tickets in advance for this year's event and each evening has a limited amount of tickets available.

2020 Schedule:

December 3-6

December 10-13

December 17-20

Stay tuned for updates for this event.

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10 JunCarolina Country Music Fest
The 2020 Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach has been rescheduled to June 10-13, 2021. Festival headliners will not change, and the party will go on in 2021!
Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Darius Rucker are slated to headline the 2021 Carolina Country Music Fest. Jake Owen will kick off the event with the Thursday Night Kick Off concert. Additional performers include Michael Ray, Joe Nichols, Parmelee and many more!
The Carolina Country Music Fest is a 4-day country music festival hosted oceanfront in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It includes a mix of country mega-stars and up-and-comers.
Wristbands start at $229 for a 4-day general admission pass. Main Stage VIP wristbands are $479, and Super VIP passes are $1699. Thursday Night Kick Off tickets are $39. Payment plans are available. Those with tickets for the 2020 festival can roll them over for the rescheduled 2021 dates.
Past performers at CCMF have included Luke Bryant, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Big and Rich, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Kip Moore Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Kelly Pickler, Rascall Flatts, Big and Rich, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini and dozens more. The three-day event features food and beverage vendors, giveaways, a VIP and Super VIP area with premium positions near the stage and a large area for general admission.
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