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Where to Cool Down in Myrtle Beach in the Heat of Summer

Summer is truly the best time of the year for many and more people than not love the hot, hot sun. But sometimes the heat can get a bit unbearable and we’ll do just about anything to escape it. If you’re staying in one of our air conditioned vacation rentals at Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals you’ll have our swimming pools to help cool you off. But even still, sometimes you just need to escape from the heat and go have some fun. When you’re looking for where to cool down in Myrtle Beach keep the following spots in mind. They’re the perfect place to be when you’re dealing with a hot, hot summer on your beach vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerWild Water & Wheels, 910 US-17 Business, Surfside Beach
There’s no better way to cool off than at a water park. The kids (and the kid in you) will simply love it! Plan on coming for lunch or dinner and wrapping up your meal with a snow-cone or ice cream. Wild Water and Wheels will have Live After Five (live entertainment on the wave pool stage) nightly through August 14. Season passes available. Purchase tickets on line.
Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerCool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet
Arrive for dinner and stay for the evening boat rides, live entertainment, and ‘just for kids’ activities as the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. The Pavilion Restaurant is open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Lowcountry Trail, Zoo, the Enchanted Storybook Forest, and Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks closes at 8 p.m. All entertainment is included in garden admission which is good for seven days!

Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerMovies After Dark in Surfside Beach, Martin Field, Surfside Beach
As the sun sets, come out to cool off and enjoy the free Movies After Dark every Thursday through August 6 in Martin Field, Surfside Beach. July 23 – Zookeeper, July 30 – The Lego Movie, and August 6 – Big Hero 6. Movies begin at 9 p.m. Shows are free and concessions will be available from Sophia’s.

Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerWild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show at GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach
The Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show is a great place to stay cool while enjoying the version that is family friendly or one just for adults. GTS Theatre is an intimate cabaret style theatre. Every show has audience and cast interaction. Come be part of something special.

Check Out Hot Summer Nights in Myrtle Beach

Check Out Hot Summer Nights in Myrtle Beach
A summer vacation to Myrtle Beach SC just isn’t complete without a few visits to Hot Summer Nights for entertainment the whole family will enjoy. These are free events that are held from June through August in Plyler Park and on the Boardwalk. They are open to the public to enjoy. We realize how expenses can add up on a family vacation so take advantage of this free opportunity and enjoy our Hot Summer Nights entertainment.

Monday nights: Kids Carnival in Plyler Park features kid’s entertainment, giant inflatables, face painting, characters, super heroes, your favorite Princess, games, and balloon art. Every Monday from 6-9 p.m. there will be live performances on stage featuring stars of tomorrow and all-kids talent. This event is held from June 6 – August 15.

Wednesday nights: Live bands will perform on the Blu Energy Stage from 6-8:30 p.m. on 9th Ave N and Ocean Blvd, plus more entertainment from Boardwalk Elvis on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park from 6:30-8 p.m.

Check Out Hot Summer Nights in Myrtle Beach
The Fireworks Summer Schedule kicks off on Saturday night, June 4, at dusk and through the summer on Wednesday nights June 8- 29; Monday night, July 4; again on Wednesday’s July 13-27; and August 3-17.

The 4th of July Fireworks Show is sponsored by The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove of Myrtle Beach. Don’t miss it because it will be the largest and longest show along the beach! Bring your beach chairs and blankets, then find a spot on the beach or the boardwalk.

Friday nights: Live music and concerts on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park from 7-10 p.m. with an assortment of popular bands. All the details and band line ups can be viewed on Facebook at The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Sunday Celebrations Concert Series will be Contemporary Christian/ Rock on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park. Brought to you by the The Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Downtown Ministries.

The Hot Summer Nights in Myrtle Beach SC are sponsored by The SkyWheel, the Oceanfront Merchants Association and the City of Myrtle Beach.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day — Irish or Not!

With the arrival of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17, the Grand Strand area is getting a jump on local activities and starting on the weekend. You don’t have to be Irish to join in the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. There are lots of local events taking place to provide you with numerous opportunities for celebrating. If you’re looking for great deals on Myrtle Beach vacation rentals or golf packages, check us out — we won’t disappoint!

Here’s the schedule of what’s going on in the area.

 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kilt Run 5k & 10k

4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k, 10k, 15k Kilt Run
Saturday, March 14
The 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kilt Run gives you your choice between a 5k, 10k, or 15k run. 5k begins at 8:25 and 10k begins at 9:00 and proceeds along the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. The start and finish line, and the post race party will be held at the Dead Dog Saloon. Kilts are not required but they are encouraged. Awards will be given to the best dressed and the most St. Patrick’s spirited runners. All races will be chip timed by Coastal Timing. Awards will be given in the Double Shot, Overall and Masters in 5k and 10k, and top 3 in each age group, going every 10 years from 19 and under to 70+. Participants will receive a special event T-Shirt (only online preregistered runners are guaranteed their size) a breakfast buffet and drink ticket following the event from the Dead Dog Saloon, live music, door prizes, and awards. Preregistration and packet pick up expo is at the Dead Dog Saloon on Fri 3/13 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC.

Ocean Boulevard’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Ocean Boulevard’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Ocean Boulevard will provide you with music, fun, authentic Irish foods and beverages. Enjoy live performances, a kids’ zone, games and plenty more. Saturday features a car show and street performers. Sunday with have a “Battle of the Bands” for local entertainment. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicles from Eighth Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North. For more information contact Sherri Loomis at 843-421-9848.

Myrtle Beach Irish Fest

Myrtle Beach Irish Fest
Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Don’t miss this 6th Annual Irish Fest in Valor Park. The long list of Irish beers available includes Brooklyn Irish Stout, Highland Gaelic, Founders Imperial Stout, and more. There will be traditional Irish fare, live entertainment, vendors and a long list of children’s activities including face painting, inflatables, and more. The festival is sponsored by Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 14. This one-day, rain or shine event welcomes the arrival of spring. The parade starts off at 9 a.m. There will be two stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Over 150 vendors will be on hand displaying crafts, services, information, products, and a variety of treats.

Local Events Over the Christmas Holidays

Some might say if you’re lucky enough to be spending the upcoming holidays in the Myrtle Beach area then you’re lucky enough. We disagree! To be really lucky (or really smart) you’ll need to stay in one of Myrtle Beach Resort’s holiday vacation rentals while you’re here. But, we know that has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with making the right decision!

This time of the year there are loads of local events taking place for the holiday season. When you tire of walking the beach (Can that even happen?) check out one of the following totally fun things to do!

Local Events Over the Christmas Holidays
It wouldn’t feel truly like Christmas if you didn’t attend this year’s 29th Annual Carolina Opry Christmas Special,  “The Christmas Show of the South.” This awe-inspiring holiday performance announces a season-long campaign for The Children’s Miracle Network. Shows run through January 3, 2015, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees. For the full schedule or to order tickets, click here. The Carolina Opry is located at 8901 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach. 843-913-4000 or 800-843-6779.

Local Events Over the Christmas Holidays
There is a lot happening in the Market Common in Myrtle Beach for the holidays. Check out Holiday Music in the Streets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 31.

Complementary Carriage Rides at Market Commons will be held every Saturday. A Southern Times Square: A New Years Celebration will be held on December 31.

Local Events Over the Christmas HolidaysThe 16th Annual CresCom Holiday Invitational takes place at 6 p.m. from December 17-22 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Premier holiday basketball tournament featuring the nation’s top female players and future WNBA standouts. Sponsored by CresCom Bank. The Carolinas Women’s College Challenge game on Dec. 18 features University of Maine vs UNC at 7 p.m.; while the Dec. 21 matchups feature UNC vs Elon at 3 p.m.; and CCU vs St. Francis at 5 p.m.

Rivertown Christmas Celebration will be held in downtown Conway from 6-8 p.m. on December 18. There will be visits with Santa at 1019 4th Ave., and carriage rides at Fourth Avenue and Laurel Street.

Local Events Over the Christmas Holidays
A Family Holiday Workshop will take place from 4-6 p.m. at Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach on December 18. Come help decorate Gingerbread houses for the library. Create your own Make-and-Takes: holiday cookies, Kwanzaa cards, Hanukkah cards, and Christmas cards. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Chapin Memorial Library.

Local Events Over the Christmas Holidays
A Christmas Carol will be held at Atlantic Stage, 79th Ave. Theatre, Myrtle Beach, through December 21. This professional, not-for-profit theatre company presents the Charles Dickens show Thurs – Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices $12.50 to $27.50. Completely redesigned and re-imagined for 2014!  Call for tickets 1-877-287-8587 or on line at

If you need accommodations for those last minute guests that arrive unannounced just give us a call at 1-888-826-4018 and we’d be happy to put them up in luxurious comfort.



Local Events Over the Fourth of July Holiday

For those lucky folks vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area over the Fourth of July, you’re in for a whole lot of fun! At Myrtle Beach Resort we’re not only here to provide you with affordable accommodations in the Grand Strand area but to tell you about all the fun events taking place in the upcoming week. There’s just no good excuse for missing out on the celebrations being held on behalf of Independence Day. We hope to see you out and about!


Local Events Over the Fourth of July HolidayIf you’re looking for fireworks you won’t have to look far. Nearly every town in the area will be putting on these fabulous displays in the sky and there were will plenty impromptu displays along the beachfront as well. Check out these locations:

Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Friday, July 4, over Lake Broadway at Broadway at the Beach, between 21st and 29th Avenues North on U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will celebrate Independence Day with post-game fireworks displays on July 2 and 3. Field, 1251 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach.

Fireworks at Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, will be held on July 3 following that night’s race.

Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration, Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard will have fireworks with live entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014.

Fireworks at Barefoot Landing begin at 10:15 p.m. Friday, July 4, over the lake at Barefoot Landing, 4898 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach.

The Cherry Grove Fishing Pier Fireworks begin around 9 or 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Cherry Grove Fishing Pier, 3500 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach.

Murrells Inlet fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at the end of Veterans Pier, and can be seen from anywhere along the Marshwalk as well as down the marsh shoreline at Belin United Methodist Church and Hot Fish Club


Local Events Over the Fourth of July HolidayMurrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade, Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk & Veterans Pier. The 30th annual boat parade begins at noon Friday, July 4, from Garden City Point. The parade runs along the Marshwalk and down the inlet to the Hot Fish Club.

The 4th of July Parade on Pawleys Island, is a fun community event that takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. on July 4. Visitors and locals alike parade down the Island in anything – be it a boat, car, or flatbed truck! All of which are decorated in true red, white, and blue patriotic colors! To enter a float in the parade, please stop by the Town Hall, 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island to fill out an application. The cost to enter is $15 in advance, the day of the parade it is $20. Applications will be available Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. until the day of the parade.

Other Local Events

2014 Salute from the Shore
The Salute to the Shore Flyover returns for the fifth year and will be passing over the Myrtle Beach area shores on July 4. Vintage aircraft will be flying along South Carolina’s coast in a patriotic salute to the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.

1:00 p.m. – Cherry Grove Pier
1:02 p.m. – North Myrtle Beach
1:05 p.m. – Apache Pier
1:07 p.m. – 14th Avenue Pier
1:09 p.m. – Springmaid Pier
1:12 p.m. – Surfside Pier
1:16 p.m. – Murrells Inlet Jetty
1:18 p.m. – Litchfield Beach
1:19 p.m. – Pawleys Island
Local Events Over the Fourth of July Holiday5th Annual Market Common Independence Day 5k/8k
On July 4th beginning at 7 a.m. there will be an 8k, 5k and 1 mile race through the beautiful Market Common, 4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach. More than 1,000 runners will be celebrating their country’s Independence. For more info call 843-267-7443.

Salute the Military Night
Head on over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 3. Grandstands open at 6 p.m. $15 adults, veterans, military and kids under 12 free. Twin 50s for NASCAR Whelen All American Series, Mini Stocks, Fireworks, Free concert with general admission tickets by the band, Simplified, at 10 p.m. Located at 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach.

Independence Music Blast
On July 5 come on over to La Belle Amie Vineyard at 1120 St. Joseph Rd., Little River, SC to enjoy a birthday celebration for Uncle Sam. Live music from two talented bands – Latitude and Tammy’s Tangent. Come have a taste of wine, and some delicious outdoor cooking by Smokin’ Pitt BBQ, and a guided vineyard tour. Grab a friend (or two), bring a lawn chair and head our way for an afternoon of fun. Admission is $8/person. Bring 2 canned good items for $3 off admission.