Top 3 Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach This February

Top 3 Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach This February

Can you believe that January is almost up and soon it will be February? We want to help your family know of the top 3 things you can do this February. Staying in one of our vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun and activities are happening. Let’s look below at the few things that your family will most likely love on your next family vacation to North Myrtle Beach.

Ripley’s Penguin Dash 5K

Top 3 Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach This February

Have you ever wanted to participate in a fun 5K but didn’t know where it would be? Then you might want to check out Ripley’s Aquarium Penguin Dash 5K happening on Saturday, February 15th. Beginning at 9:00 am is where you can join in the first ever Penguin Dash where they will offer a 5K run and a Family Fun 1 Mile Walk/Run. Don’t miss this fun day to enjoy this amazing run that will help us celebrate the newest members of the aquarium the South African Penguins!

KidzTime Festival

Head over to Broadway at the Beach on February 22nd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to join in the 19th Annual KidzTime Festival. This event will be featuring over 30 different vendors for you and the kids to enjoy. There will be plenty of live entertainment, face painting, inflatables to jump on and even a petting zoo! This will be the perfect day to spend with the family as you enjoy this free event. Please note that some of the activities will have a fee associated with it but who wouldn’t want to come and enjoy some fun with the kids on your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach?

Top 3 Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach This February

Inaugural Leap Frog 5K

Did you know that leap year happens only every 4 years? Come celebrate in the Inaugural Leap Frog 5K happening on Saturday, February 29th at 9:00 am. It will be held at Barefoot Landing is one that you don’t want to miss! Don’t want to run the 5K? No problem because there will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run for the family to enjoy. After the race, Lulu’s will be providing the post-race snack and there will be an oyster roast at 11:00 am. Some of the race proceeds will be donated to the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society.

There are many other events happening in February in North Myrtle Beach. These are just a few of the fun events happening in the area we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation, now is the time. We at North Beach Vacations can’t wait to see your family on your next family vacation!

January North Myrtle Beach Events

January North Myrtle Beach Events

Are you and your family coming to the North Myrtle Beach area this January? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you all about the fun events that are happening in the area. North Myrtle Beach is a great place to experience the area the winter and the fun things happening. Let’s look below at a few of the events that are happening in January in North Myrtle Beach.

Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years Trolley Tour

January North Myrtle Beach Events

Have you ever experienced what Myrtle Beach was like during World War II or even earlier than that? If you haven’t, then we must tell you about the Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years Trolley Tour that is happening on January 7th from 2:00 pm to 4:– pm. Here you and your family will be able to climb aboard a trolley that will take you through some of Myrtle Beach’s oldest areas. You will also visit the Pine Lakes Country Club and H.B. Springs Building all while learning some history too. After the trolley you will be able to enjoy some of the shops and dining that happen to be at The Market Common. What a fun day to spend with the family all while learning more about Myrtle Beach!

South Carolina Restaurant Week at Croissants Bistro & Bakery

Beginning on January 9th through 19th your family will be able to participate in Restaurant Week in South Carolina. You can visit both locations of Croissants Bistro & Bakery where you’ll be able to enjoy a 3-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu. The price per person is $20 but you will receive the following choices:

  • First Course: Cup of French Onion Soup or Petite Chicken Salad
  • Second Course: Shrimp & Grits or Eggs Benedict
  • Third Course: Any Slice of Cake or Individual Pastry but it excludes any mini cakes or desserts for two

This can be a great date night or a great way to experience some of the food around town that you won’t want to miss.

2020 Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo

January North Myrtle Beach Events

This year bring the family to the 2020 Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. If you have ever considered purchasing a boat for your family to use on your next vacation or to use at home, this is the event for you! Not only will you be able to check out some pretty amazing boats, but you can also check out other outdoor equipment like kayaks, paddle boards and more. Admission into the event is $9 per adult, $8 per senior, $5 for children & Free for children under 3. The hours of the event are from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss this fun event with the family on your next vacation from January 10th to January 12th, 2020!

While there are many other fun events that are happening on the Grand Strand in January, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our North Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope that your family has a wonderful and happy New Year!

Spend Your Next Vacation in North Myrtle Beach This Fall

Spend Your Next Vacation in North Myrtle Beach This Fall

Are you and your family heading to the North Myrtle Beach area this fall for your vacation? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about a few of the fun events that are happening in the area. North Myrtle Beach is a great place to come and relax while many of the locals are back to work and school. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the fun is at this fall. Let’s take a peek at a few of the fun events that you can head to while you’re on vacation below.

Oktoberfest

Spend Your Next Vacation in North Myrtle Beach This Fall

Have you ever wanted to travel to Germany to attend Oktoberfest? Have no fear because you don’t have to travel out of the country to enjoy Oktoberfest this year. Myrtle Beach is hosting their very own Oktoberfest at Market Common on October 11th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and October 12th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Not only will you get to enjoy live entertainment and amazing food, but there will be other activities for the kids in the family. Some of the activities that they can do are face-painting, jumping on inflatables, exploring a pumpkin patch and more. Don’t miss out on this fun event with the family this year as you help celebrate Oktoberfest in Myrtle Beach!

15th Annual Little River ShrimpFest

Do you and your family love eating shrimp whenever you come to the beach? If the answer is yes, then we have the perfect event for you. Head to Little River on October 12th & 13th to the Historic Waterfront to enjoy the 15th Annual Little River ShrimpFest. Your family can enjoy 2 different stages that will have live entertainment, a kid’s zone, and some pretty amazing food. Of course, this is the ShrimpFest so what would it be like without the headliner food, shrimp?  You will be able to enjoy some of the local seafood that many of the local waterfront restaurants will have on these days. This is an event that you don’t want to miss this year with the family for some pretty amazing local seafood.

BooFest! At Barefoot Landing

Spend Your Next Vacation in North Myrtle Beach This Fall

This is a classic event that many families love to head to year after year is the BooFest! at Barefoot Landing. This year the event will be on Saturday, October 26th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The BooFest! is a great place that the kids can wear their costumes at the beach and enter in a costume contest. There will be prizes for the best costumes and you can enjoy some other things like live entertainment and activities for the whole family. What a great way to spend a Saturday before you head back home from your wonderful vacation in the North Myrtle Beach area.

There are so many more events and activities happening during the month of October, but these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, we still have availability. We can’t wait to see you and the family as you take your fall vacation to the North Myrtle Beach area!

Don’t Miss These July 4th Events in North Myrtle Beach

Don't Miss These July 4th Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family heading to Myrtle Beach this week for the 4th of July? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about the local events you don’t want to miss. Staying in one of our North Beach vacation rentals will keep you close to where the action is at. Let’s look at a few of the local events that you can go to while you are on vacation below.

Independence Day Race

Don't Miss These July 4th Events in North Myrtle Beach

For many families local or visitors, they love to get involved in a themed race every holiday. Come and help celebrate the 10th Annual Myrtle Beach Independence Day 5K race this year happening at the Market Common. The race begins at 7:30 am and each runner will receive a race shirt and a post-run breakfast from Bojangles. If you don’t think that you will be able to complete the 3.1 miles, then why not do the 1-mile run. What a great way to get in your daily steps or exercise while you are on vacation.  

It’s a Flyover

If you happen to be staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, then you will not want to miss this next event. The 10th Annual Salute from the Shore will be happening on the 4th of July and will take off from Cherry Grove around 1:00 pm. This is something that the armed forces do to help celebrate the birth of our country. They will be flying from Cherry Grove all the way to Hilton Head Island. Don’t miss this fun event that is free for everyone to enjoy as they fly over the beach.

Firework Display

Don't Miss These July 4th Events in North Myrtle Beach

For many families, coming to the beach during the week of July 4th has been a tradition for years. If you are close to Cherry Grove Pier, then you don’t want to miss the firework show that they will be putting on this year. You are sure to get the best seat possible from the beach as your family sits in awe over the display. Make sure that this is a family tradition that sticks for years to come as you come celebrate this festive holiday with us.

While there are many other local events that are taking place during the week, these are the few we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made you family vacation plans but would like to visit the beach, now is the time. We at North Beach Vacations hope that your family has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Don’t Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you coming to North Myrtle Beach this month and are looking for some fun and exciting things to do? Have no fear because there are plenty of things for you to do. October is a fun month to come to the North Myrtle Beach area as there are so many things for you and your family to do. And when staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you will be near it all. Let’s look at what events are happening this month in the area.

Flashlight Fridays

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you looking to have a little fun on Fridays with the family? If so, then look no further as you can come to Thompson Farm every Friday night. Here you will be able to see if you can make it through the largest corn maze in the state which can be a little challenging. And when you have completed the maze, then why not join in for a fun Halloween movie each Friday night in October from 6 pm to 11 pm. Admission is $10 per person but there will be refreshments for you to enjoy like coffee, hot cider & s’mores.

Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival

On Saturday, October 6th come with your family for a fun weekend at Brookgreen Gardens’ Harvest Home Festival. Here you will be able to take part in building a scarecrow, take a wagon hay ride, learn to spin wool, live entertainment and so much more! This festival is including with your garden admission and runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on October 6th & October 7th, 2018. Think of all the fun memories that you and your family will make while attending this festival.

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing will have their very own Pumpkin Patch this year for you and your family to come gather your pumpkins for your vacation. Pumpkins are in several different sizes this year and will only accept cash this year. They will be donating $1 from each pumpkin sold to go help with the hurricane and flood relief efforts in our community. The pumpkins available are small for $3, medium for $8, large for $10, extra-large for $12 and Specialty for $15. And there will be live music every Friday & Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss this great and fun activity with your family this year!

Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Every Saturday beginning on October 13th through the 27th, your kids will want to enjoy the fun at Thompson Farms. Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and they will have a chance to wind through a special kid-sized corn maze to find their own treats. And if you think that is all the fun, your kids will get to meet Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Will the Witch, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and many other fun characters. This will run from 1pm – 2 pm and is included in the general admission price of $13.50 for the kids and $15.50 for the adults!

 

Halloween Trick or Treating

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

If you are vacationing during the week of Halloween, then you are coming for the fun. On Wednesday, October 31st you can go trick or treating at several locations. If you’d like to stay close to North Myrtle Beach, then heading to Barefoot Landing is going to be where you want to be. Beginning at 5 pm you and your family are invited to visit shops and restaurants to go trick or treating ending at 7 pm. If you’d like to try another great location we suggest Broadway at the Beach to go get treats for the kids.

These are just a few of the events happening in the Myrtle Beach area for the month of October, but there are plenty for you and your family to enjoy. If you are still searching for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, then check out our availability. We hope to see you this month and take part of the activities happening during your vacation.

Music on Main Concert Series 2018

For those who enjoy listening to live music outdoors be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2018 Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. The concert series are underway every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at the following locations:

Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Horseshoe: 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach

Come out and enjoy an evening spent with family and friends listening and dancing to live music under the stars. Weekly through Sept. 27 a different band will be performing family-friendly music.
Music On Main Concert Series

The 2018 Music on Main Concert Schedule:

June 7 –  JB’s Jam n Jazz Band (Motown/Dance/Variety)\
June 14 – Envision (Beach/Motown)
June 21 – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot (Beach/Variety)
June 28 – Entertainers (Beach)
July 5 –  Black Glass (70s-80s Arena Rock)
July 12 – Hip Pocket (Variety)
July 19 –  Tru Sol (Dance/Party/Variety)
July 26 – Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
August 2 – Band on Fire (Dance/ Rock/Retro)
August 9 – Silk Groove (Motown/Beach)
August 16 – Painted Man (R & B / Variety)
August 23 –  Blackwater Rhythm & Blues (Beach/Blues)
August 30 – Tim Clark Band (Variety)
September 6 – Holiday Band (Beach/Variety)
September 13 – Chocolate Chip & Company (Motown/Top 40)
September 20 – The Embers (Beach)
September 27 – Brickhouse Band (Retro/Disco/Dance)

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted at the concerts. Events are free and open to the public.

For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext.3.
 

Local Events Taking Place During Spring Rally Bike Week

Local Events Taking Place During Bike Week
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Festival brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Grand Strand of South Carolina each year. This Spring Rally marks the 79th anniversary of the annual event being held from May 11-20, 2018 this year. It’s 10 days full of rides, tours, special events, racing, lots of entertainment and plenty of special deals at local businesses.

The 13th annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held on May 12 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The festival, which lasts from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m, offers live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, a children’s area, street entertainment and much more. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes to enjoy the free concerts.

You just can’t come to the area and not attend the 37th annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19 and 20 at the waterfront in Little River. This is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with more than 50,000 people in attendance. It features approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

 

 

Where to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in North Myrtle

The 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 17, 2018 starting at 9 a.m. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 people to celebrate being Irish and welcomes the arrival of Spring.
 
Where to celebrate St. Patricks Day in NMB
The parade begins on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by live music on three stages and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be approximately 150 vendors set up along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach displaying their crafts, services, information, products, and a variety of treats.

Admission and parking at this event is free. Grab some beach chairs and the family and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!

Parade & Festival Contests

Do you enjoy competitions? Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries are judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.

Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2 p.m. Contest begins at 2:15 p.m.

Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s festival. The first person to clear their plate without using their hands wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.

Register at the Main Stage at Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 p.m. Contest begins at 2:30 p.m.
 
Entertainment for St. Pattys day in NMB

Festival Entertainment Schedule

Flynn’s Irish Tavern Stage (Near Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
11:00 AM: Brendan O’Connor
11:45 AM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
12:00 PM: Brendan O’Connor
12:45 PM: Wake District Pipes & Drums
1:00 PM: Emish
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM: Emish

Freedom Boat Club Stage (Oak Drive)
11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: Parade Awards
12:15 PM: Conway Celtic Pipers
12:30 PM: NMB School of Performing Arts
1:00 PM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipe & Drums
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Tan & Sober Gentleman

Sticky Fingers Stage (Near Duffy’s Seafood Shack)
11:00 AM: Bantum Rooster
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Hip Pocket

Parade & Festival Parking


Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:20 a.m. Main Street will close to traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 8:50 a.m.
 Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m., immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd. will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area. For more information on festival parking check out the NMB Park & Rec website.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Restaurant Week 2018 in South Carolina

The best time to visit the local restaurants around the Grand Strand is during Restaurant Week in coastal South Carolina taking place from January 11-21, 2018. This is the time to get some great deals in restaurants that may be new to you or are your tried-and-true favorites.

Below are some of the restaurants taking part in this 10-day local event. Once you choose the restaurant you’d like to dine at be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. Some of these eateries fill up to capacity.

Don't Miss This Year's Restaurant Week in South Carolina
21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach

Angelo’s Steak and Pasta
2311 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach

Aspen Grille
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

Brentwood Restaurant
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC

Cafe Amalfi
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Pky, Myrtle Beach

Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach

Hook and Barrell
8014 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach

The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach

The Wicked Tuna
4123 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet

Vintage Twelve
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach

WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach

If you’re planning on arriving in the area during Restaurant Week and are looking for vacation rentals, take a look at our Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Vacation Rentals where you’ll have a large assortment of comfortable accommodations to choose from.

SummerFest at Barefoot Landing

SummerFest at Barefoot Landing
When you’re looking for things to do on vacation be sure to check out SummerFest at Barefoot Landing through September 2, 2017.
 
The summer long event features live entertainment in various locations throughout the center every night. There are local acoustic musicians, as well as returning favorites from years past.
 
On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy everyone’s favorite comedic entertainer, Nick Pike, in Lakeside Village, near the carousel and Castano’s Italian Restaurant. He’ll perform with juggling, riding his unicycle and spinning a joke or two to keep the whole family in stitches. Nick was a semi-finalist from “America’s Got Talent.”
 
Friday nights will feature Kid’s Karaoke with Larry Tanelli.
 
On Saturday nights, characters from well-known movies and popular shows will be available for photos and meet and greets with guests.
 
Beginning at 7 p.m. every night Jazz saxophonist Don Colton, steel drummers John Mastroberti and Justin Matthews, and guitarist Chris Elswick will perform by TBonz Gill & Grill as well as other locations.
 
There will also be face painting and a variety of strolling entertainment, including the Shoreline Brass Band, which will perform on select nights.
 
Every Monday night at 9:30 there will be a spectacular fireworks show not to be missed.
 
Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 and can be reached by phone at (843) 272-8349. We hope to see you at SummerFest!