Thousands of shaggers from all over the east coast gather each year at the end of April for the Society of Stranders Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach. Beach music lovers and shaggers from all over hit the road in search of wthe first outing of the season and their destination is the famous little strip of sand known as the Grand Strand. For 10 days from April 20-29, 2018, the biggest adult party on the East Coast crashes into North Myrtle Beach with a wide variety of activities including tea parties, shag dancing, live music, mingling with friends and a huge parade. As the sun goes down, all the local lounges light up with activity and spots like Duck's, Fat Harold's, Pirate's Cove and the OD Lounge become the center of nightlife and fun. On the last Saturday of the even is the parade featuring ACSC member clubs who plan, design, & build parade floats for fun & a chance to win one of the coveted awards.
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.
Mopar enthusiasts and muscle car connoisseurs are invited to attend Myrtle Beach's Annual "Mopars at the Beach." Owners of Mopar brands like classic Chrysler and Jeep are invited to gather for a week of events and fun. The Mopar Classic & Modern Muscle Car Show offers awards for various categories like Best Engine Bay, Best Truck and Best in Show. To pre-register, and for more information, visit the Mopars at the Beach website.
The daredevils of Nitro Circus bring their heart-pounding, death-defying show to the Pelicans' baseball stadium in Myrtle Beach this summer.
Nitro Circus is an action sports entertainment show where riders perform stunts and flips on a variety of motorized vehicles. Myrtle Beach is lucky to be one of about 10 North American cities to host this year's Next Level Tour, which includes some of the group's highest ramps and trickiest stunts to date.
Tickets are available starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 through the Nitro Circus website.
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.
Enjoy art by day and magic by night at the new Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. This new family-friendly festival will begin on May 24 and run Wednesday - Saturday nights until August 19. During these days, Brookgreen Gardens will close at 5 p.m. and the gates will re-open at 6:30 p.m. The festival hours are 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Summer Lights will feature beautiful exhibits crafted by Chinese craftsman in the spirit of traditional Chinese Lantern Festivals. The exhibits will focus on themes such as animals, plants, and insects. There will also be games, live performances, local food trucks, crafts, and more.
Tickets for Summer Lights are $20, $15 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are $15 for members.
Tickets for Summer Lights Festival must be purchased beforehand as space is limited.
Music fans, head over to The Boathouse on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach for an awesome summer concert series each Sunday! All shows are free and all ages (until 8 p.m.). Shows begin at 5 p.m.
4/1 - Jimmie's Chicken Shack
4/8- Fortunate Youth
4/15 - Sir Mixx A Lot
4/22 - Colt Ford
4/29 - Perpetual Groove
5/6 - Blessid Union of Souls
5/13 - The Lacs
5/20 - Cadillac Three
5/27 - Jake Miller
6/3 - Whiskey Myers
6/10 - Dangermuffin
6/17 - Abbey Road Live
6/24 - Badfish
7/1 - Black Stone Cherry
7/8 - Sunny Ledford
7/15 - Passafire
7/22 - Jupiter Coyote
7/29 - Max
8/5 - Jerryfest
8/12 - The Fixx
8/19 - Shwayze
8/26 - TBA on 6/11
9/2 - The Movement
Experience Brookgreen Gardens at twilight during Cool Summer Evenings with live entertainment on Sunday evenings during the summer. Performances are included with garden admission and free to members, and will take place each Sunday from May 27-August 19, 2018 on the Pavilion Concert Field in Oak Allee.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music from local and regional bands. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. There will be beverages and light refreshments available for purchase.
Since the early 80???s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth."
1964: The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world.
Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter. Over 25 years of researching and performing have made 1964 masters of their craft.
Come see why 1964: The Tribute is the definitive Beatles show!
Create your own float and register for the annual 4th of July Parade in Pawleys Island, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon July 4. Decorate your golf cart, car, boat, truck bed -- anything that can be turned into a patriotic display for 4th of July. Register your float at Town Hall in Pawleys Island in advance or register the day of the parade.
Head down to the beach for Salute from the Shore this Independence Day! Vintage Military Aircraft and F-16s from South Carolina Air National Guard???s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base will do flyovers across our beaches in the Carolinas. Show your support for America's Armed Forces! Bring your flags and other festive 4th of July gear and wave them on.
Decorate your boat and head on South to the annual Boat Parade in Murrells Inlet.
This year's parade will take place Wednesday, July 4 from 4-6 p.m. (time can change based on tides). The parade winds from Garden City Point through the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk all the way down to Hot Fish Club. Compete for the best-decorated boat or watch from the shore and cheer on your favorites.
Pre-registration is available for boats for $5 and is available through July 1 at Garden City Realty, Booty???s Outdoors, and Marlin Quay Marina or one hour before the start of the parade at the committee boat.
Barefoot Landing will be lighting up the night sky with a gorgeous fireworks exhibit over the lake to celebrate the 4th of July!
Conveniently located on the southern end of North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing is a shopping and entertainment complex home to many bars, restaurants and shops. The complex, which will soon undergo a face-lift, offers many family-friendly events and weekly fireworks shows on Mondays throughout the summer.
There will be a dazzling fireworks show for the 4th of July over the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk! The show will last approximately 20 minutes and boasts some of the best views in town.
Get there early to enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the restaurants along the MarshWalk. Parking will fill up quickly!
Broadway at the Beach offers a special 4th of July fireworks show over Lake Broadway starting at 10 p.m. Admission is free, but get there early to find parking as this is a very popular annual event. The fireworks are viewable from anywhere in the massive complex, but the bridges over the water make for a particularly good vantage point.
Broadway at the Beach is a popular tourist destination in the heart of Myrtle Beach, offering a unique mix of dining, nightlife and shopping. In recent years, the complex has undergone a transformation with Celebrity Square becoming "The Avenue," home to Wahlburgers, the relocated Hard Rock Cafe, and several nightlife spots.
Fireworks displays are slated for Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer months in addition to the special 4th of July show.
Josh Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists -- and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.
Join Josh as he returns to his Myrtle Beach roots where he began performing as a teenager. Hear hits like ???Long Black Train," "Why Don???t We Just Dance," "Firecracker," ???Would You Go with Me??? and ???Your Man."
Classic-rock supergroup America will make an appearance in Myrtle Beach this July at The Carolina Opry Theater.
Rising to fame with their hit song "A Horse With No Name," America was a cornerstone of rock in the 1970s. They went on to produce many more hits, including "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross the River," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair."
More than 45 years after the band's inception, original members and high school friends Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are still making music and touring the world together. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of rock's most-loved bands!
Roger Kabler takes the stage as the late comedian Robin Williams along with actor/comedian Marc Price for a night of laughs at The Alabama Theatre.
Kabler, best known as "The Zima Guy" for his role as the Zima spokesperson in the '90s, began doing tribute shows after Williams' death in 2014. He channels Williams' comedic timing and manic energy in his acclaimed show.
Price played Skippy on Family Ties and finds comedic inspiration from his experience growing up in Hollywood.
Some of Vegas' top impersonators are bringing a '70s-style variety show to the beach this summer.
An Evening with The Stars includes tributes to Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Jones, and many more hosted by the Edwards Twins from Las Vegas.
All vocals are performed live. USA Today and the Boston Globe call this ???A must-see show.???
Take a trip back to the hey-day of Motown music for an amazing evening with The Temptations and Four Tops at the Alabama Theatre. The Temptations--including original member Otis Williams--and Four Tops--including original member Duke Fakir--take concert-goers on a musical experience through over 40 years of Motown classics. This popular event always brings a crowd so be sure to grab your tickets soon!
Jeanne Robertson has penned three books, produced DVD and CD humor programs and is featured often on Sirius XM Radio. The humorist will bring her act to the stage at the Alabama Theatre in August. See for yourself why audiences says that the meeting ain't over til the tall lady speaks.
The annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival will feature live music, tasty barbeque and tons of family-friendly fun. They'll be arts and crafts vendors, businesses and a beer and wine garden. Sample wings and BBQ all weekend long. Live entertainment is planned for both days along with great BBQ sandwiches, BBQ combos and ribs.
The Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association has just announced that the 8th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival will wrap up the season on August 31 - September 2, 2018.
Stay tuned for more details!
Taking a break from his platform as ???The Voice of Entertainment??? at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, this ???America???s Got Talent??? winner brings his songs, jokes, and celebrity impersonations to Alabama Theatre for area audiences to enjoy.
With a stable of impersonations including Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin and many more, Fator is sure to tug at the audience???s hearts while eliciting plenty of belly laughs along the way.
Mustang Week moved to September starting in 2017 after many requests to move it to a cooler time of year. This year's event will be held Sept. 3-9, 2018. Mustang Week, a celebration of Ford's most famous sports car, has grown into a gathering of hundreds of owners and enthusiasts who visit the area each year for one of the biggest car show events in Myrtle Beach. It includes a variety of events taking place all over the area including at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach Speedway, the Myrtle Beach Mall, Ocean Boulevard and more. The lineup of activities for each annual gathering includes meet and greets, cruise-ins, car shows, awards ceremonies, drag nights and more.
Join Brookgreen Gardens for a celebration of the music of the 70's with a tribute to Donna Summer!
The Donna Summer tribute show will be September 6-9, 2018.
More details TBA.
Join the town of Aynor for the 39th annual Harvest Hoe-Down Festival this fall. The event features musical entertainment throughout the day, children's entertainment, street dances and hundreds of vendors. Don't miss the parade to kick-off the fun festival. Fill up on Chicken Bog, Funnel Cakes and tons of other festival fare and let the kids ride a pony!
Schedule of events:
The Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Beauty Pageant will be held prior to the Hoe Down for babies up to 19 years old. Winners will receive a sash, trophy and crown! Visit the website for dates and details.
Arrival From Sweden, the only official tribute band to Swedish pop group Abba, will be in Myrtle Beach at The Carolina Opry Theatre this September.
Dressed in exact replica costumes, the group will perform the band's biggest hits along with an unreleased song granted by Abba.
Abba sold more than 400 million records worldwide in their 11-year run as a band with mega hits like Dancing Queen and Take a Chance on Me.
Arrival From Sweden has been touring since 1995 and has brought the music of Abba to more than 60 nations.
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 26th annual event will take place Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.
Get your fill of spanikopita, 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?(C)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 mousaka or pastichio for a taste of the Greek life. Mousaka 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 spanikopita or tiropita. Both made with cream cheese, egg and filo pastry these delicious side kicks can fill you up quick. Spanikopita 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.
The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is held in the Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. The annual event is filled with unique arts and crafts. Over 100 artisans will be waiting to show you their creations. There will be entertainment, arts and crafts and food for everyone to enjoy.
This year's events will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 28-30. Admissions is $10 for adults. Children 15 and under are free, and park admission is free during the event.
The event is hosted in Atalaya, the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, inside Huntington Beach State Park. The oceanfront park offers camping, fishing, and pristine beaches.
Join North Myrtle Beach for the 15th annual Irish Italian Festival. The fun kicks off with a family-friendly festival and brings in live music on two different stages along Main Street plus dozens of food vendors, arts and crafts tents and a spaghetti-eating competition. Area restaurants will also compete for the Best Entree, Best Decorated and Best Dessert. The festival includes a children's area with inflatables, magicians and balloon art. Stop by Flynn's Paddy Wagon for an Irish pint before exploring the vendors' tents. Admission is free.
Mark your calendars for Brew at the Zoo. The event, held at Brookgreen Gardens' Lowcountry Zoo, will feature more than 30 craft beers from around the region and the country. Guests can sample beers and appetizers while live entertainment from Bullfrog plays throughout the zoo. They'll also have silent auctions to benefit new projects.
Gather up your crew for a fun weekend at Brookgreen Gardens' Harvest Home Festival. Take part in a scarecrow building activity, wagon hay rides, wool spinning, pumpkin painting, live entertainment, and much more!
The festival is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is free with garden admission.
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.
Stay tuned for updates for this event.