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!
The popular Restaurant Week in MB is returning to the Grand Strand area for 11 days from January 12-22, 2017. There will be many restaurants in the area offering special menus and dinners at discounted prices. It’s a great time to dine out at some of the restaurants around South Carolina that you’ve always wanted to try but thought you couldn’t afford. Did we mention the great specials?
Whether you’re a resident, snowbird or just passing through, don’t miss this 11-day celebration offering the opportunity to try some of the best local restaurants. This event only comes around once a year and it’s your chance to try out new restaurants as well enjoy the specials at your tried-and-true favorites.
Some popular restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week
21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Ave., Little River, SC 29566
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Pky, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29072
1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Parson’s Table, The
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC 29566
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Myrtle Beach
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
One of the most well-attended and popular events in the area every October is the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Always held the third weekend in October this year’s show is Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 and admission is free. If you’re coming to the area specifically to attend the boat show, take a look at the luxurious accommodations we have in the Georgetown area at DeBordieu Rentals. You’re sure to find the perfect home-away-from-home for you and your traveling mates.
This year’s 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.
6th Annual Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta
On Friday, October 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta takes place at the SC Maritime Museum. There will be plenty of unique live and silent auction items, as well as ﬁrst-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. Come meet with fellow seafarers and trade sea stories. Proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets or purchase online.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 Noon – 6 pm
The Wooden Boat Challenge will begin at noon on Broad Street under the big tent. Two-person teams will race to build a rowing skiff within a four-hour time limit. At 5 p.m. the competitors will test their completed skiffs for seaworthiness in a rowing relay across the Sampit River. The teams will be scored on speed of construction, quality of work and rowing speed. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.
At 7 p.m. an awards ceremony and banquet will be held for boat exhibitors, boatbuilding competitors, sponsors and guests. Prizes will be presented to the winners in each of the exhibit categories as well as the People’s Choice Grand Award winner, to the Six Knot Challenge winner, and to the winning Wooden Boat Challenge competitors.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 10 am – 4 pm
In addition to the wooden boat show and commercial exhibits, family activities will include an Opti Pram regatta featuring the SC Youth Sailing program’s fleet of wooden Optis, knot tying with Dan the Knot Man and kid’s model boat building.
A new event for Sunday will be the First Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Visitors can preview the cardboard boats from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Broad Street under the big tent. The Regatta will begin at 1:30 p.m. when the cardboard boats are launched on the Sampit River from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. The Pride of the Fleet Award will be given to the boat that best combines innovative engineering with artistic design. The Team Pride Award will go to the team with the greatest spirit and crowd involvement. The Titanic Award will be presented to the boat with the most dramatic sinking.
The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, to register a boat for exhibit or to sponsor this event contact Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC, 29442; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at www.woodenboatshow.com.
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 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 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.
2016 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 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 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 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.