From January to December, there’s always a reason to visit the South Carolina coast. The year has just begun and we’ve already found an amazing selection of Grand Strand events happening in 2020. Let us help you plan your trip and make the most of your time visiting here through special experiences in your favorite interests: art, history, culture, music, sports, food and more!
Winter time along the coast offers a quieter season perfect for a couple’s romantic stay over Valentine’s Day, a girlfriends’ getaway to wine, dine & shop, or an athletic adventure to achieve a New Year’s Resolution.
As the marsh grass grows and the flowers bloom, you’ll see the lowcountry come alive during a spring vacation. Visiting during this time of year is ideal for bringing the whole family while on break from school or for bird watching at Hunting Beach State Parks, Brookgreen Gardens, and many other nature trails you can find along the Waccamaw Neck. One of the most popular events during this time of year is the Prince George Plantation Tours, which tickets go on sale for February 10th through March 13th. Also, beginning on April 8th, you can experience another ticketed spring event with the much anticipated Bruce Munro: Southern Light at Brookgreen Gardens on select nights through September 12th.
Summer is the season where everyone wants to be at the beach! Cool ocean breezes and warm sands create a dreamy combination for days spent soaking in the sun or paddling in the waves. If you are a country music fan, you don’t want to miss the chance to see your favorite artists perform along the coast at the annual Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach over June 4th through the 7th. Then, mark your calendar for the 4th of July to celebrate this patriotic holiday here with parades, fireworks, and festivities that are great fun for all ages!
If you want to live like a local, try visiting here in the autumn. You’ll easily feel the rhythm of the laidback, coastal lifestyle that residents here enjoy year round. Throughout the fall, you will find many seasonal festivals and annual celebrations that highlight the unique, vibrant characteristics of our local history, heritage & culture such as the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show on October 17-18, 2020. Another must-do tradition along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Garden’s Nights of a Thousand Candles, a spectacular light display that welcomes the holiday season in beauty & radiance.
For more information about our area or to plan a trip to attend any of these upcoming events, please give us a call at 843-527-9894. Stay tuned for new events and dates to mark your calendars as we see all that this new year has in store. We look forward to welcoming our 2020 guests throughout the year!
If you’re staying with us at DeBordieu Rentals over the Fourth of July holiday there are plenty of local events being held to celebrate the holiday. While you might not want to venture out from the luxurious rental we supply you with there is much going on in the area that you’ll want to be a part of. Most of these events are free to attend. Also, be sure to ask us what we have taking place on-site and at the Blue Heron over the holiday.
Following are some of this year’s Fourth of July events you should check out:
The patriotic Garden City Golf Cart Parade will take place on July 4 beginning at 2 p.m. The parade starts at Calhoun Drive and proceeds to Woodland Avenue. The lineup starts at 1:00 p.m. behind Willard’s Fireworks. For more info call (843) 340-5835.
Salute From the Shore VII will take place at various locations throughout the Myrtle Beach coastal area beginning at 1 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The focal point of the Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft and has evolved to include patriotic volunteer pilots of privately owned vintage military aircraft with veterans and active duty military aboard. This annual tribute will continue with a flyover of vintage military aircraft and F-16s from the SC Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. Viewers are strongly urged to organize patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for our armed forces around the world to see. The Flyover will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Cherry Grove and conclude over the May River Sandbar in Bluffton, SC around 1:30 p.m. The vintage military aircraft will be visible over South Carolina’s beaches shortly after the F-16s.
Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade takes place annually and begins at Garden City Point in Murrells Inlet on July 2 starting at 5 p.m. This year marks the 33rd boat parade that has been held. Call 652-4236 for more information.
On July 2 an Independence Saturday Cookout will be held at LaBelle Amie Vineyard at the corner of Hwy 90 and St. Joseph Road, Little River. Admittance fee is $3. Phone 843-399-WINE (9463).
Sunday Celebration Concerts are held every Sunday from 7-10 p.m. from June 26 until July 31, 2016 in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Each concert is anticipated to draw 1,000 attendees come and enjoy the free concerts provided by Ground Zero.
20th Annual Fourth of July Concert Featuring the Indigo Choral Society will take place from 4-7 p.m. on July 4 on the lawn at the Kaminski House Museum, 8 Old Barge, Pawleys Island, SC. Highlights of the concert will include a Color Guard and songs from the American genre, Carolina-themed songs and a salute to our Armed Forces. Bring your lawn chairs, favorite snacks and drinks.
The 5th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest will take place on July 4 at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach. Competition participants are invited to “have their cake and eat it too” during this cupcake eating marathon for those 18 years and older. The winner will be crowned, “Cupcake Champion” of Myrtle Beach. The competition will begin at 3 p.m. The event will team up with Reggie Sanders (former MLB player) and the Reggie Sanders Foundation to raise money and build awareness about autism.