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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.
20 OctLoris Bog-Off Festival

Don't miss the 39th 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.

The festival will also have a kid's area, more than 200 different vendors, a car and tractor show, fireworks, and two stages of live entertainment.

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20 OctConway Ghost Walks: Spirits of the Lowcountry

Conway Ghost Walks: Spirits of the Lowcountry is a festival of historic ghost stories that revolve around downtown Conway. Professional storytellers share spooky tales during a 60-minute tour of the town. Tours are about a mile long. The tour will leave from the box office at 428 Main Street in Downtown Conway every 15 minutes. Enjoy a night of spook, thrill, humor and fun with family and friends. Reservations are requested for the event. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Check-in slots begin at 6:30 each night and run until 8:30 p.m.

20 OctMonster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Lil Xan - Total Xanarchy

Rapper Lil Xan will be stopping by the House of Blues for his Total Xanarchy tour on 10/20/2018!

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased through the House of Blues or LiveNation.com.

25 OctTrunk or Treat at Fun Warehouse

Looking for somewhere to Trick or Treat with your kiddos? Check out Trunk or Treat at Fun Warehouse. This annual event will feature local businesses that pass out candy to kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Get ready for appearances from your favorite local mascots and characters, live entertainment and tons of fun. This family-friendly event is free.

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26 OctHuntington's Haunted Halloween

Head over to Huntington's Haunted Halloween for a spooky good time! Families and friends are invited to explore two separate haunted houses, play games, catch a movie on the big screens plus enjoy bonfires, and much more!

This event will take place from 6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27.

26 OctFlashlight Fridays

Bring your flashlight to Thompson Farm every Friday night and see if you can make your way through the largest corn maze in the state! If you've done the maze before, come back for a totally new experience in the dark.

Also, enjoy a fun Halloween-themed movie each Friday on an outdoor screen! Bring a favorite toy car or ride-on toy for the kiddos and a lawn chair for yourself for a night of family-fun. There will be refreshments such as coffee, hot cider, and s'mores available.

Admission is $10/person. The event will be held each Friday in October from 6-11 p.m.

Movie schedule (movies begin at 7:30 pm):

???October 5 - Monster House

???October 12 - Coco

???October 19 - Halloweentown

???October 26- Spookley the Square Pumpkin

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26 OctRipley's Boo-quarium Bash

The Ripley's Boo-quarium Bash will provide tons of Halloween-themed family fun on October 26 from 7-8 pm. Dress up in your costume and explore the aquarium. Take part in the costume parade and contest.

This event is $15 + tax per person or $7 + tax for annual passholders.

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26 OctSteel Panther - Spooky Strip Live

Get in the mood for Halloween with Steel Panther at the House of Blues! The Steel Panther - Spooky Strip Live with their biggest original songs as well as metal hits from the 80's. The Wild! will also be performing.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased through the House of Blues as well as on LiveNation.com.

26 OctWhose Boo is it Anyway?

Join Carolina Improv on October 26 for a hilarious Halloween-themed improv show! Whose Boo is it Anyway? is a 13+ show and begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

26 OctSpook-Quarium Sleepover

Ripley's Aquarium will host a Spook-quarium sleepover this Halloween. Enjoy crafts, snacks a scavenger hunt and a haunted aquarium walk. Don't forget your costumes!

Tickets are $49/person for the sleepover or $45/person for the sleepover and the Boo-Quarium Bash. Call early to reserve your spot. Pre-registration is required.

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27 OctBooFest! at Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing will host a kids' and pets costume contest the Saturday prior to Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes for kids and pets. They'll also offer live performers and activities for families.

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27 OctCandy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Thompson Farm will host Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail every Saturday from October 13-27, 2018. Kids in costume will have a chance to wind through a special kid-sized corn maze to find their very own treats. Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Will the Witch, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and other fun characters will be around for the fun too!w

27 OctHowl-O-Scream

The City of North Myrtle Beach welcomes all ages to Howl-O-Scream at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The spooktacular site includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and a variety of scare and scare-free zones.

The park will be open to all ages. Admission is $2 for adults ages 15 and up; $1 for children 5-14, and free for children 4 and under.

This event will take place on October 27, 2018 from 5-8 p.m.

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27 OctBroadway at the Beach - Halloween Bash on the Avenue

Join Broadway at the Beach on the Avenue for a Halloween Bash and Costume Party on October 27!

DJ Rich will kick off the party with music at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

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31 OctHalloween Trick or Treat at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach will host trick-or-treating around the complex in a fun and safe environment. Bring your kiddos in costumes around for special treats at participating stores and shops. Trick-or-treating will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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31 OctHalloween on the Marshwalk

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Halloween celebration is one you won't want to miss! They have costume contests for kids and adults and trick-or-treating beginning at 5 p.m.

The kids' costume contest is up first with prizes for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest, and Scariest for ages 3 and up. Prizes will be awarded in front of Drunken Jack's at the pirate.

Finally the adult costume contest begins with over $3,500 in cash and prizes. Compete for peoples' choice, best duo/group, best individual, big & bulky, Murrells Inlet-themed and honorable mention. Ceremonies will be held at Bovines at 10:00 p.m.

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31 OctTrick or Treating at Barefoot Landing

Families are invited to trick-or-treating around Barefoot Landing this Halloween. Shops and restaurants will be open, too! Trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7 p.m on Wednesday, October 31.

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31 OctHalloween at The Market Common

Head over to The Market Common on Halloween night for family-friendly trick-or-treating! Participating stores will be handing out candy from 5-7 p.m. There will also be complimentary carriage rides available from 5-8 p.m. departing from out front of Dolce Lusso Salon.

31 OctFireworks at Broadway at the Beach

Whether you're visiting Myrtle Beach or you're a local, the fireworks shows at Broadway at the Beach are quite a sight to see. Watch the amazing displays light up the sky over Lake Broadway.

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03 NovArt 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.

2018 is the 46th year for this local Myrtle Beach event. Shows are held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14 & 15; June 23 & 24; and November 10 & 11 in Chapin Park. Shows will also be held at Valor Park in The Market Common on April 7 & 8; October 6 &7 ; and November 3 & 4.

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03 NovMyrtle Mile Race and Festival

MyrtleBeach.com and friends host the inaugural Myrtle Mile event on November 3, 2018! Register Here!

Races will include walkers, families, pets, runners, pro-runners, and elite runners.

A unique night race boasting a flat and fast course, the Myrtle Mile weaves along the iconic strip of Ocean Boulevard and ends with a festival at the old Pavilion site.

At the end of the race, participants will celebrate with a fun-filled festival, including live music, food trucks, vendors, and beer (for those over 21)!

Races include:

???Fun Run: Perfect for walkers, families, and kids who want to enjoy the race but don???t want to compete.

???Kid???s Competitive: This race is for kids ages 10-17.

???Dog Jog: Bring Fido for the Dog Jog down the Boulevard! All pets are welcome for this race as long as they're on a leash. Bring your dog, cat, or even your iguana!

???Corporate: Gather up your coworkers and join the corporate race for great team building experience!

???Open Division: This is for all runners who can run under a 10-minute mile.

???Competitive: Experienced runners will compete in this 1-mile race along Ocean Boulevard. This race is recommended for runners who can run a sub 8-minute mile.

???Elite: Pro and elite runners will compete for prize money and bragging rights at the inaugural Myrtle Mile.

Elite Males need to have a time of 4:10 or faster.

Elite females need to have a time of 4:45 and faster.

The prizes for the top Elite male and female runners are as follows:

???1st Place: $1250

???2nd Place: $700

???3rd Place: $300

$25,000 Bonus for Breaking 1-Mile World Record. Prize is eligible for Male and Female Elite Runners. All Elite Runners must be registered by November 1 to be eligible for the $25,000 Bonus. Runners eligible for all prize money must not be on Doping Sanctions list.

Register Now!

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04 NovFarm to Table Dinner

The Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association will be hosting the 9th annual Farm to Table Dinner at Thompson Farm & Nursery on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The event, which is presented by US Foods, will feature live music from the Paul Grimshaw Band, a variety of hors d'oeuvres from the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, and photos from Kali Klicks.

The main experience at the Farm to Table Dinner takes place in a barn setting and will feature seven different courses from top chefs from the Grand Strand using locally sourced ingredients. Beer, wine, and water will be served.

This year's chefs include:

???Jason Scarborough - US Foods

???Chris Mulcahy - Hook & Barrel

???Thomas Barr - Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

???Chad Marshall - Ocean Blue at Double Tree Resort

???Danny Smith - Frank's Outback

???Charlie Bardo - R Way Tavern

???Courtney Newton - Johnny D's Waffles & Bakery

???Geoffrey Blount- International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach

The event is limited to 250 guests. Tickets are $150 per person or $250 for a couple's package. Tables are $700 for 6 people or $900 for eight people. A portion of proceeds will go to culinary education and other MBAHA scholarship programs.

For more information, contact the MBAHA at 843.626.9668 or jeffrey.wisniewski@mbhospitality.org

04 Nov2018 Lip Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cookoff

The Lip Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cookoff features dozens of area restaurants and chefs competing to win the title of Chilimaster. Get your fill of every kind of chili imaginable -- anything from seafood concoctions to spicy ones that will knock your socks off!

Categories of competition for this year are: Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People???s Choice, Hottest, Most Original, Best Vegetarian, Best Theme, and Sustain-A-Bowl. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be given to the first place winners in each category. Sample tickets are $2.

Wash it down with a brew from New South Brewing Company. Beer tickets are $3 with a $1 donation for an official event cup.

Packages options include 1 beer cup, 2 beer tickets, 10 chili tickets, $25; or 2 beer cups, 4 beer tickets, 10 chili tickets, $45.

Carpooling is recommended for this popular event as parking is limited.

Donations of canned and non-perishable food items will be accepted to benefit South Strand Helping Hand.

The Chilympics raises money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to protecting the world's oceans and beaches.

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11 NovHurricane Florence Benefit Concert

A Hurricane Florence benefit concert will be held Nov. 11 at TicketReturn.com Field.

Tickets are on sale now and range from $50 to $200. Love & Theft and The Davisson Brothers will perform along with other artists who are to be announced.

Hurricane Florence dumped over 10 trillion gallons of water across the Carolinas. Thousands of homes were flooded along the Grand Strand as rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway reached record flood levels. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to help local residents.

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17 NovFireworks at Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing -- a shopping, dining and entertainment complex on the southern end of North Myrtle Beach -- lights up the sky with a weekly fireworks show at 10 p.m. every Monday night over the lake throughout summer.

Additional fireworks shows are slated for Labor Day weekend (10 p.m. Sept. 1), Thanksgiving weekend (7 p.m. Nov. 17), and New Year's Eve (7 p.m. Dec. 31).

In addition to the fireworks shows, Barefoot Landing offers a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year, including festivals and a summer-long celebration of sunshine and fun.

06 DecNights of a Thousand Candles

More than 4,500 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.

2018 Schedule:

December 6-9

December 13-16

December 20-22

Stay tuned for updates for this event.

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06 JunCarolina Country Music Fest
Alabama and Dierks Bentley will headline the 5th annual Carolina Country Music Fest set for June 6-9, 2019, at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion site. More acts will be announced throughout the year leading up to the festival.
CCMF anticipates a sellout crowd so get your tickets to this can't-miss festival now! Ticket prices start at $159.
Alabama gots its start as the house band at The Bowery, a honky tonk in the heart of Myrtle Beach just steps from the festival location. Hits include "Dixieland Delight," "Song of the South," "I'm in a Hurry," and "If You're Gonna Play in Texas."
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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