Don’t Miss These End of Summer Local Events

If you’re enjoying a late season vacation and looking for things to do we have plenty of activities coming up just in time for the change of seasons. This is a great time to be at the beach because there’s just overall less people due to families returning home in time for the start of school. Once August is over the temperatures will begin to cool off just a bit so we can all relax and enjoy the following events. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss any!

Dog Days Blues and Jazz FestDog Days Blues and Jazz Fest
Location: La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River, SC
When: Saturday, September 10 from 12-5 p.m.
Come enjoy great wine, jazz and blues. Tickets are $8.

Aynor Hoe Down FestivalAynor Hoe Down Festival
Location: Aynor Town Park
When: Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hundreds of arts and crafts and food vendors, musical and children’s entertainment, a parade and street dancing.

Intercultural Festival2016 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival
Location: Brunswick Community College
When: Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival is a free annual event that brings together individuals and families from all walks of life to learn, understand and celebrate the diverse culture represented in area communities.

Atalaya Arts and Crafts FestivalAtalaya Arts and Crafts Festival
Where: Huntington Beach State Park
When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Come enjoy fine art, live music and food vendors with the park’s natural beauty as a backdrop.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and ArtPawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Location: Pawleys Island
When: September 24 through October 15
an annual festival that features musical performances as well as art throughout the town. A variety of events make up this festival including Chalk Under the Oaks, Food & Wine Gala, musical performances and more.

13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
Location: 421 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
When: Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festival includes two stages of live entertainment, food from local restaurants, street performers, art & craft vendors and dance groups. Rain or shine.

Put the Bam! Factor in Father’s Day This Year

With Father’s Day approaching fast (Sunday, June 21st) it’s not too early to get started on planning your weekend activities. From festivals to golf tournaments and concerts to lounging on the beach, there’s sure to be plenty of activities for you to enjoy with your Dad on his special day.

Put the Bam! Factor in Father's Day This Year

Pawleys Island Festival

Why not kick off his special day early on Thursday evening. The 4th annual Pawleys Island Fest is taking place from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. This popular annual event is filled with fun for everyone in the family. Presented by the Rotary Club of Pawleys Island, it benefits Alzheimer’s research.

This big old-fashioned island party is free for the whole family. It’s being held at the Hammock Shops Village, 10880 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island. There will be food and drink available for purchase by local vendors so why not plan on having dinner with us.

Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes because there will also be a musical performance by Latitude. Lots of kid’s activities will be on hand as well. Sorry, no coolers or pets allowed. For questions, please email

Myrtle Beach Speedway

Put the Bam! Factor in Father's Day This Year

To take Father’s Day over the top this year why not take Dad to the Myrtle Beach Speedway where he can ride in a Monster Truck, experience driving a NASCAR for himself or ride along in a pace car. These are great opportunities that will leave a memorable impression on your Dad. You can buy your tickets online ahead of time on their website.

No matter how you decide to spend Father’s Day we’re sure your Dad will be happy just being able to spend time with you.

Georgetown is Hopping With Events Not to Miss

There are two popular events coming up over the next couple weeks that you’re not going to want to miss. Mark your calendar now for the Georgetown County YMCA Oyster Roast taking place this weekend and the start of the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival taking place next weekend!

Georgetown County YMCA Oyster Roast

Georgetown County YMCA Oyster Roast
On February 28 from noon until 3 p.m. the Georgetown County YMCA Oyster Roast takes place at the Georgetown County Family YMCA at 529 Browns Ferry Road. Come join us for fellowship, food, music and fun! Ticket includes oysters, pileau, fried chicken, coleslaw, non-alcoholic and adult beverages. Oyster knives will be available for purchase at the event or you can bring your own. Desserts are available and sold at additional cost. Admission charge is $25 Y member, $30 non-member; $10 Y teen (10-18), $15 non-member, teen; and free for 9 and under.

Winyah Bay Heritage Festival

Winyah Bay Heritage Festival will be presenting “Cattails & Cocktails” at the Hobcaw Barony Kimbel Lodge, on Saturday, March 7 from 1-4 p.m. The event features music, Silent Auction, a raffle and the following local celebrity chef’s: Raejean Beatty, Macajiah Williams, Chip Lachicotte/Jimmy Hortman, Bill Mace/Jim Clark, Bobby Barrineau, Jim Hills & Brian Clark, Stuart Ballard, Craig Evans/Martin Harper, Kenny McConnell/Mike Young, and Lou Hutto. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at Georgetown County Museum, 120 Broad St., Georgetown. or by phone 843-545-7020. Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony is off Hwy 17. Just 1 mile after leaving the bridge from Georgetown.

Georgetown is Hopping With Events Not to Miss

On Sunday, March 8 is the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival “Best Of Fest” being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The SC Duck Calling Championships will be held at Francis Marion Park on Front St. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the competition from 12-3 p.m. Free event. Call 843-545-7020 for more details.

In addition, during the event, Black River Outdoors will offer a 90 minute kayak tour of Historic Georgetown Harbor on Sunday, March 8. Tickets are $20 per person. Call GCM at 843-545-7020 for tickets or purchase them at “Cattails & Cocktails” on Sat, March 7. Tickets limited for this event. Tours begin at Francis Marion Park, 800 Front St, Georgetown.

Holiday Happenings All Over the Area

Whether you’re visiting this coastal area for the holidays or you reside here throughout the winter, there is so much going on at this time of the year that you won’t want to miss a single event! When you stay in one of our holiday vacation rentals you’ll be just a short drive from all of the following events perfectly suited for singles and families alike!

Atlantic Stage will present A Christmas Carol

Atlantic Stage will present A Christmas Carol live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays from November 27-December 21 at their 79th Avenue Theatre in Myrtle Beach. A Christmas Carol teaches the story that it’s never too late to change who you are. Follow Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future through his life this holiday season. Tickets are on sale through the Atlantic Stage website for $12.50-$27.50.

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

Come on out and watch the Surfside Beach Christmas Parade that will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 2 p.m. The parade will run down Ocean Boulevard.

11th Annual Christmas Towne at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center

A favorite every year is the 11th Annual Christmas Towne at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year it will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014. There will be opportunities for free Santa photos, letters to Santa, amusement rides, games and lots more. It concludes with the official tree lighting ceremony for the City of Myrtle Beach.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland 2014

The spectacular Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland light show at Field in Myrtle Beach returns this year. Beginning at dusk each day you can drive your car through the colorful light displays as they change in beat with the music. The price of entry is $25.50 per car or mini-van. Activity Van/Mini Bus: $40 Tour/School Bus: $5 per person. Drive route and parking accommodations are tour bus friendly. Tickets are purchased on-site from the comfort of your own vehicle. This event runs through January 4, 2015.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed by the Coastal Youth Ballet at the Palace Theatre. These talented young dancers will perform a classic holiday tradition live on-stage at Broadway at the Beach. Get your tickets now! The Nutcracker will be performed at 10 a.m. for a special school length production Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16. Regular shows will be performed at 7 p.m. December 15, 16, 21 and 22. A 2 p.m. show is planned for December 21. All shows will be performed at the Palace Theatre in the main auditorium.

Holidays on the Boardwalk
While you’re out shopping or looking at all the holiday lights, take a drive up to Myrtle Beach and check out Holidays on the Boardwalk. Each week will feature a holiday light show, camel rides, live entertainment and visits with Santa! Come out and celebrate while enjoying fun events for children, free music, and free entertainment.

Every Saturday through December 27 there will be camel rides at 9th Avenue North from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m., Friday, December 12:  Sidewalk Prophets concert at Ground Zero

8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13:  Christmas in Dixie at the Bowery

Saturday, December 20 – Meet with Santa or take a ride on the Polar Express or on a live camel. They’ll be more live entertainment on both stages.

Sunday, December 21 – Gear up for a family fun event with games and prizes plus candlelight caroling with free hot chocolate and cookies.
Saturday, December 27 – The final day for Holidays on the Boardwalk will include camel rides, the Polar Express and live entertainment.

Brunch with Santa & Frosty

Each year the Children’s Museum of South Carolina hosts a popular event with Santa. This year, due to December 23 falling on a Sunday, the Museum is hosting Brunch with Santa & Frosty on Sunday, December 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A delicious lunch will be catered by the Sonic Drive-In. Families will have a meet and greet with Frosty the Snowman during Brunch, participate in fun holiday activities, and of course, take photos with Santa. Each family will receive an emailed Digital Photo Card via email before Christmas Eve to send to your family and friends! This event sells out every year, as space is limited for less than 30 families. Fee: $12/person includes museum admission, 1/2 price for members, Advance registration required by calling (843) 946-9469.

All of us at DeBordieu Rentals you and yours a very Merry Christmas this year!

The Zen of Thanksgiving with DeBordieu

The Thanksgiving holiday is nearly here and with that comes the start of another holiday season. If you’re still unsure about where you’d like to spend the holiday, we suggest you come coastal and spend it with us. At Debordieu Rentals we have many holiday vacation rentals that would be just perfect for the holidays.

There is no better time than Thanksgiving to practice mindfulness. Too often people overdo it during the holidays and come to regret it later. Sure, it can get pretty busy and you may feel at times that you deserve a little something extra for all your hard work. That’s a good time to be mindful of what that inner voice is whispering in your ear. Don’t let it use the holidays as a way to derail your sensible eating and fitness routines.

This holiday is a great time to not only practice mindfulness but also gratitude and living in the present moment. Here are some tips to get you through the holidays in a zen-like way.

Journaling: Have a Zen-like Thanksgiving

Keep a Journal

Journaling your day-to-day life is a great mindfulness practice and a great way of capturing memories. Buy a small notebook and start writing. Write your plans for the day and your success for the day before. Choose the best time for you to write undisturbed. Maybe it’s first thing in the morning or the last thing at night.

Cooking Scents: Have a Zen-like Thanksgiving

Mindful Cooking

When you’re cooking or baking this Thanksgiving, be sure to take the time to think about each step in what you are doing. Do it mindfully and intentionally. Don’t rush.  Pay close attention to the scents and tastes of the meal as it’s being prepared. Enjoy the process.

No Waste

Throw nothing out after your holiday dinner. Leftovers can lovingly go home with friends and family. Turkey can make sandwiches and more dinners for the days ahead. Even the turkey carcass can be cooked in water for the base of a tasty turkey soup.

Meditate: Have a Zen-like Thanksgiving


During the chaos of the holiday a daily meditation practice will help to keep you calm and centered. Just five minutes of focusing on your breathing is meditation and will bring you into a more mindful state. If you can go 15-20 minutes that’s even better. Meditation is best done early in the morning when you can sit undisturbed.

Serving Others

Holidays are the perfect time to invite others to your table to share a meal and practice serving them. Not everyone has family around and many have relocated here and left their network of friends behind. What a perfect time to establish new friendships and bring them into your fold.

Show Gratitude: Have a Zen-like Thanksgiving

Be Grateful

Above all else, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and being grateful for what you have. Be grateful for your health, your family and friends and the meal in front of you. Take the time to reflect on your life, your family your friends and be share that gratitude aloud for the experiences and memories that you have.

It’s often a fun exercise to keep us mindful when we go around the table and everyone talks about something that they’re grateful for this year. From the very young to the very old, this is a wonderful tradition to start if you don’t already do it.

From all of us at DeBordieu Rentals, we wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Accommodations for the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

One of the most popular and well-attended events that take place every year in mid-October is the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Always held the third weekend in October this year’s show is October 18 and 19. If you’re planning on attending from out of town and you’re looking for accommodations, take a look at the luxurious accommodations we have at DeBordieu Rentals. You won’t be disappointed!

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

This year is the 25th anniversary of the boat show. The event takes place on the waterfront in historic downtown Georgetown and extends along Front Street. It features more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, plenty of good food and great music. Don’t miss the Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4 hour time limit followed by testing their vessels for seaworthiness in a Sampit River rowing relay.

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show Schedule

On Friday, October 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta takes place at the SC Maritime Museum. It features unique live and silent auction items, as well as ?rst-class cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. Come meet with and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers. Proceeds will benefit the museum. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014    11 am – 6 pm

25th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – Free Admission

Wooden Boat Exhibit

Boatbuilding Competition 12 Noon – 4 pm /  Rowing Race 5 pm

Sponsor Hospitality Tent located beside the Maritime Museum. 11 am – 6 pm

The Ship’s Store:  Poster signing and T-shirts, meet our 2014 Poster Artist

Kid’s Activities: Model Boatbuilding and Knot tying

Gig Rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Awards Ceremony   7 pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014   NOON – 4 pm

Wooden Boat Exhibit

Master Boatbuilders Challenge  11 am – 3 pm

Wooden Opti Pram Regatta  11 am until 4 pm

Bloodys & Bagels at the SC Maritime Museum   Noon – 3 pm

Ensemble performance by the Winyah Indigo Chorale Society   1 pm – 2 pm

Knot tying with Dan the Knot Man

Gig rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Other Children’s/Family Activities – TBA

The Ship’s Store:  Posters and T-shirts

Beer Garden in Francis Marion Park

The Wooden Boat Show is the SC Maritime Museum’s largest and most important fundraiser. In addition, the show attracts thousands of visitors to Historic Downtown Georgetown each year. The Wooden Boat Challenge was started in 1981 by John Hansen, current publisher of Boats and Harbors Magazine, and was held at the Newport, RI wooden boat show. We encourage residents and visitors to the area to come out and support this funfilled and entertaining event.

Celebrating the Fourth of July at DeBordiue Club

With a long Fourth of July holiday coming up many people will be in the area vacationing and celebrating our country’s independence. For those people lucky enough to be staying with us at DeBordieu you’ll be enjoying the holiday with lively entertainment, delicious food and plenty of fun right here at our own DeBordieu Club.

Every Wednesday night through the summer you and your entire family can enjoy family fun, entertainment and plenty of great food. On Family Night dine from the Blue Heron dinner menu from 6-9 p.m. while being entertained by DJs and a balloon artist. Children can participate in creating treasured crafts in the Kids Kraft Korner. On Bingo Nights the family can dine from the Blue Heron dinner menu from 6-9 p.m. and play bingo beginning at 7 p.m. These events are open seating so get there early to get a seat! No reservations required.

Celebrating the Fourth of July at DeBordieu ClubFollowing is the schedule for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday:

Tuesday, July 1

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Special Bingo Night and Buffet at the Beach Club Tent. Bingo play Celebrating the Fourth of July at DeBordieu Clubbegins at 7 p.m. Adults $12.95, Children (ages 11-15) $9.95, Children (ages 5-10) $7.95. Children 4 and younger dine with our compliments. Open seating. Sign up requested by calling (843) 546-2410. (Blue Heron Grill will be closed for dinner service.)

Wednesday, July 2

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Family Night/Shag Night at the Blue Heron Deck. Open seating.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Entertainment: Featured Band “Sea Cruz”.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Shag Night

Friday, July 4

9 a.m. – Parade Line Up

10 a.m. – Parade Begins

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Carnival at the Pavilion

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – All American Cookout at the Beach Club Tent. Adults $14.95, Children (ages 11-15) $12.95, Children (ages 5-10) $9.95. Children 4 and younger dine with our compliments. Open seating.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – July 4th Dinner Buffet behind the Clubhouse with Entertainment by Latitude. Adults $28.95, Children (ages 11-15) $15.95, Children (ages 5-10) $10.95. Children 4 and younger dine with our compliments. Open seating. Sign up requested (843) 546-2410. (Beach Club will be closed. Beach Club will reopen for dinner on Sat., July 5.)

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Complimentary Carnival Rides

9 p.m. – Fireworks at the Clubhouse

Give us a call at DeBordieu Rentals, 843-527-9894 or toll free at 800-797-3633 if we can assist you with finding the perfect accommodations while you’re in the area.

Fantastic Fishing in Georgetown: The Annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament

The 47th Annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament takes place in Georgetown Landing beginning Wednesday, May 21 and lasting through Sunday, May 25. If you’re one of the lucky anglers that are going to attend this year’s tournament we have some outstanding accommodations where you can rest and relax at the end of each day. No matter what that looks like to you – camped out in front of the TV, sitting by the pool, playing in the ocean surf, or a round on the links – we’ve got it all right here for you at DeBordieu Rentals.

All registered boats must be checked-in with the Tournament Committee and entry fee paid by 6:30pm, May 21 to qualify for prizes and trophies. At least one person from each boat should be present at the Captain’s meeting and is responsible for knowing the tournament rules including any changes that may take place at the meeting on the Wednesday evening prior to the tournament.

Boats are required to leave from Georgetown, South Carolina, Winyah Bay, must fish in the coastal waters of South Carolina, and may not leave the dock before 3:00 a.m. No lines in the water before 8:00 a.m., including teasers and fishing for live bait. Lines out of the water each day at 3:00 p.m. Boats will fish two-out-of-three eligible fishing days, Captain’s Choice. Eligible fishing days are: Thursday, May 22, Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24. In the event these three days of fishing are cancelled, then Sunday, May 26 shall be a fishing day (weather day).

Boats must declare a fishing or non-fishing day by VHF, telephone, cell phone, fax or in person prior to leaving its slip/dock or before 6:00 a.m. of that day. If a boat has not declared, and is not in its slip/dock, it is considered a fishing day for that craft. If necessary, a boat may notify a committee boat before lines-in time. Full details about the tournament can be found on the Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament website.

Here’s the schedule of activities for the upcoming tournament. Badges are required for all events.

Wednesday, May 21

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Owners / Captains Meeting Under the Tent

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres at the Tents

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Sit Down Dinner at Lands End

Thursday, May 22

4:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Ship’s Store Early Hours

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – First Day of Fishing

5:00 PM – Till* – Weigh Scales Open

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Cocktail Party & Hors d’oeuvres at the Tents

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Frogmore Stew with Music at the Tents

Friday, May 23

4:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Ship’s Store Early Hours

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Second Day of Fishing

5:00 PM – Till* – Weigh Scales Open

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Cocktails & Music at the Tents

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Steak Dinner Under the Tents

Saturday, May 24

4:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Ship’s Store Early Hours

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Third Day of Fishing

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Weigh Scales Open

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Cocktails / Hors d’ oeuvres Awards Party

Sunday, May 25

Weather Day if needed – See Rules

*Scales are open till all boats are accounted for and all fish are weighed except on Saturday May 24 scales close at 9:00 PM.

Give us a call at DeBordieu Rentals, 843-527-9894 or toll free at 800-797-3633 if we can assist you with finding the perfect accommodations while you’re here for the tournament.

Spring Break Camp

Looking for something for the kids to do while on spring vacation? We have the answer for you right here! Brookgreen Gardens, one of the top ten gardens in the US according to trip advisor, is now accepting registration for their spring break camp. This two day camp is for kindergarteners- third grades and is full of educational fun. With crafts, games, and a tour of the zoo, this will be an experience your children will remember for years.

Spring break camp dates and times are as follows;

April 14-15 for K-1st graders 10am-3pm
April 16-17 for 2nd and 3rd graders 10am-3pm
April 21-22 for K-1st graders 10am-3pm
April 23-24 for 2nd and 3rd graders 10am-3pm

Registration is $65 for members and $80 for non-members.  Call (843) 235-6049 or click here for more details.

Brookgreen Gardens is located in Murrells Inlet on Highway 17, just a few miles from Debordieu Colony.  The gardens are a must see while visiting Pawleys Island. Whether you are a local or on vacation, don’t forget to stop by to see the flowers in bloom!