April 2014 Events on the Grand Strand
The Texas Rangers' Class-A Advanced Affiliate, Myrtle Beach Pelicans kick off their season with a 7:05 pm start at home against the Salem Red Sox. 18 fireworks shows, weekly theme nights and giveaways are planned throughout the season. Individual game tickets start at $8. To purchase tickets in-person or by phone, normal box office hours are Monday thru Friday from 10 am until 5 pm. For vacation lodging close to TicketReturn.com Field, check out the Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk and Camelot by the Sea, two popular oceanfront resorts on the Blvd.
Shaggers will pour onto the Grand Strand for the Society of Stranders Spring Safari. You'll find a myriad of activities taking place in North Myrtle Beach during the 10-day event: parties at local clubs, live music, shag classes, the SOS parade and much more. Come enjoy the exciting nightlife along Main Street OD and make sure you stop by the ever popular Fat Harold's Beach Club, Pirate's Cove Lounge and Ducks Beach Club. Head to Main Street at 1 pm on Saturday for the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs' parade. Check out this amazing SOS Spring Safari video. Event sponsors include the oceanfront Avista Resort and the oceanfront Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
During the Inaugural BBQ Battle at The Beach, the top BBQ Pitmasters in South Carolina will be competing at the Beaver Bar. On Friday from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm, BBQ Pitmasters will go head to head in a Wings 'n Things competiton. Friday night, side items will be available from local food vendors and beverages will be sold at the bar. On Saturday from 11 am until 1 pm, teams compete in a BBQ event sanctioned by the SC BBQ Association. The event features all-you-can-eat BBQ with coleslaw and rolls plus live music and a live auction. Advance tickets for both days will be sold at the Beaver Bar. Friday night advance tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids. Advance tickets for Saturday are $10 for adults and $6 for kids. Event proceeds go to The Outreach Farm to help them combat hunger by supporting Lowcountry charities. Visit theoutreachfarm.org for more information or contact Christine Fette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-886-8757.
Harry Potter fans will be thrilled to know that Quidditch is coming to the Grand Strand! At Vermont's Middlebury College, the competition was adapted from the fantasy game featured in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The real life version of Quidditch is a full contact, co-ed sport with 14 players, four balls and one human snitch. The 2014 International Quidditch Association World Cup VII will be played in the brand new North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The Quidditch World Cup has grown from a competition between two Northeastern schools into an exciting event featuring the best 80 teams from around the world. Several regional championship tournaments are held to allow teams from around the world to compete for a spot in the World Cup. For more information, check out this Quidditch World Cup video.
Art in the Park - April 5-6
The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild holds six Art in the Park shows throughout the year in Chapin Park and Valor Park to give artists an opportunity to display and sell their work. On April 5th and 6th, Art in the Park will bring a myriad of exhibitors including talented artists from around the country to Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach. Work on display will include paintings, photography, baskets, jewelry, yard art, stained glass, pottery, furniture, quilts, sun catchers, dolls, pet goods, bird houses, crocheted and knitted items, flowers, wreaths, window art/mosaics, sculptures, hand painted glass, hats, bags, belts, stoneware, ceramics, cooking tools and more. Chapin Park is located at 1400 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Blues & Jazz Fest - April 5
Get a few friends together, grab some lawn chairs and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard for The Blues & Jazz Fest. Enjoy live music, delicious food and La Belle Amie Vineyard wines. Call 843-399-WINE or check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video for more info. La Belle Amie Vineyard is located at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River, SC. The Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort are oceanfront hotels conveniently located near the vineyard. More info.
The Long Bay Symphony - An Evening of Motown - April 5
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Motown presented by the Long Bay Symphony Pops Orchestra at the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. They'll bring back the timeless sounds of amazing Motown artists including the Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops and many more. The Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center is located at 3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. For reservations or more information, call 843-448-8379 or visit longbaysymphony.com.
Once again, the popular Boathouse Summer Concert Series brings FREE live concerts to the Grand Strand on Sunday Fundays. Thousands of music lovers will be heading to The Boathouse on the Intracoastal Waterway. Come enjoy free concerts every Sunday all summer long! There's no cover charge and all ages are welcome! Bands performing at the Boathouse Concert Series include Fuel, Outshyne, Fastball, Little Texas, DangerMuffin and Tru Sol.
23rd Annual Spring Tide: A Day for the Inlet - April 6
The largest one-day community clean-up event in South Carolina, Spring Tide brings volunteers together to clean up the creek and streets in Murrells Inlet, SC. The event kicks off at Morse Park Landing with a 9:45 am invocation. Check in at the Hot Fish Club to receive clean-up assignments. At 1 pm, head back to the Hot Fish Club for live music and the "Best Damn Chowder Cook-off". You'll enjoy great chowder from more than fifteen area restaurants. For more information, call 843-357-2007 or visit www.murrellsinletsc.com.
4th Annual F.L.A.V.O.R. - April 8
You don't want to miss Myrtle Beach's 4th Annual F.L.A.V.O.R. (fresh, local, appetizing, valuable, original, restaurants). The culinary event takes place from 4 pm until 7:30 pm at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Come sample amazing cuisine from more than 30 Grand Strand restaurants, enjoy wine tastings and more. Horry-Georgetown Technical College culinary students will be competing for scholarship money. Admission to the family-friendly event is free and sample tickets will be on sale inside.
Art in the Park - April 12-13
The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild holds six Art in the Park shows throughout the year in Chapin Park and Valor Park to give artists an opportunity to display and sell their work. On April 12th and 13th, Art in the Park will bring a myriad of exhibitors including talented artists from around the country to Valor Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Work on display will include paintings, photography, baskets, jewelry, yard art, stained glass, pottery, furniture, quilts, sun catchers, dolls, pet goods, bird houses, crocheted and knitted items, flowers, wreaths, window art/mosaics, sculptures, hand painted glass, hats, bags, belts, stoneware, ceramics, cooking tools and more. Valor Park is located in The Market Common at 1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
MarshWalk Masters - April 12
Put your knickers on to compete for cash and prizes as you putt your way along the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, SC. You'll play a hole at nine restaurants on the MarshWalk and the lowest score wins. First Place cash prizes of $400 each will be awarded for the golfer with the lowest net score (with mulligans) and the golfer with the lowest gross score (without mulligans). Prizes will also be awarded for 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Best Dressed Golfer. The cost is $20 per golfer and unlimited mulligans are available for $5 each. Visit marshwalk.com for more information.
We had a great time at last year's event and expect an even bigger event in 2014! Head over to Broadway at the Beach and take part in the Habitat for Humanity's Annual Bed Race or just watch the fun! The Bed Race begins near the Hard Rock Cafe at 10 am. Bed race teams consist of 4 runners and a rider. Prizes will be awarded for 1st Place, 2nd Place, Best Team Theme and Most Money Raised. Check out this fun-filled Bed Race video!
Pet Fair - April 12
The Pet Fair will take place at 9 am at the Surfside Beach Dog Park.
Lost at Sea Annual Memorial Ceremony - April 13
The Lost at Sea Annual Memorial Ceremony will take place at 2 pm at at Morse Park Landing next to the Hot Fish Club. Erected in 2006, the Lost at Sea Memorial pays tribute to all who lost their lives at sea and were never found. For more information, call 843-458-7671 or visit www.lostatseamemorial.com.
Golf tournament season starts in April with the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. The fun starts April, 14th at Barefoot Resort's Dye Club with professional golfers and celebrities from around the country competing in the MAM Pro-Am. Past celebrities playing in the Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am include Brett Favre, Samuel L. Jackson, Edwin McCain, Jerome Bettis, Colt Ford, Jason Mraz, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kyle Petty, Meatloaf, Bill Murray, Michael Strahan, Ron White, Alice Cooper, Wayne Gretzky, Ric Flair and many more. Don't miss your chance to hob knob with celebrities and see a great game of golf all for a good cause with proceeds going to the Central Carolina Community Foundation. For more information, visit our MAM Pro-Am page, MAM Pro-Am Video page or golf tournaments page.
Celebrating 17 years in Myrtle Beach, the Palmetto High School Golf Championship will be held April 17th through 19th. The tournament allows high school students of any ability to compete in a 54-hole tournament against students from public and private schools. The event will be played at Panther's Run, Lion's Paw and all 3 courses at Sea Trail. More info.
Earth Day Music Fest & Expo - April 18-20
The 7th Annual Earth Day Music Fest & Expo has expanded into an exciting, 3-day event. The event kicks off on Friday from 4 pm until midnight at the House of Blues Sugar Shack. On Saturday, the Earth Day Music Fest & Expo heads to Riverfront Park in downtown Conway, SC. Saturday's festival will take place from from 11 am until 6 pm and feature exciting, live music, food & drinks, an art show, a health & wellness expo and a kids area. Visit conwayscchamber.com for more information. On Easter Sunday, the event returns to The Boathouse for another day of great music from 2 pm until 8 pm! The Earth Day Music Fest & Expo is brought to you by Compassion Music and The Wellness Council of South Carolina.
11th Annual Junior Golf Shootout - April 18-19
Fun for the entire family, the Junior Golf Shootout is an exciting 2-day, 36-hole competition open to players from 8 to 18 years old. The Shootout has both male and female divisions. The golf tournament will be played on the West and South Creek courses at Myrtle Beach National. Afternoon Double Tee times will be assigned on Friday and morning double tee times will be assigned on Saturday. The deadline for entry is noon on Monday, April 14th. Practice rounds will be available on Thursday for $30 per player. Call 843-347-3333 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Shopping Days - April 18-20
A city-wide shopping event, Myrtle Beach Shopping Days feature merchants promoting their business with outdoor displays, sidewalk sales & parking lot sales. Shoppers can camp on-site for up to 24 hours before Shopping Days begin, provided the property owner allows it. Regulations will be relaxed for 72 hours to allow for these outside shopping activities.
Easter at the Beach - April 19-20
Visitors to the Grand Strand will discover a myriad of festivities taking place over Easter weekend. The kids can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, take part in Easter Egg Hunts and much more. Adults may also enjoy an Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner Buffet. Visit our Easter at the Beach page for more information.
April Music Fest - April 19
Bring a lawn chair and a few good friends over to La Belle Amie Vineyard to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with great live music featuring the Steve Weams Mardi Gras Kings and Lanny Prewitt. Sample La Belle Amie Vineyard's wines, take a vineyard tour and enjoy delicious food. Check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. La Belle Amie Vineyard is located at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River, SC. More info.
Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt - April 19
The Town of Surfside Beach's Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 2 pm until 3 pm. The event will be held at the Huckabee Recreational Complex on Spanish Oak Drive off Glenn's Bay Road. Visit www.surfsidebeach.org for more information.
Town of Surfside Beach Pelicans Baseball Night - April 19
A special 50th anniversary event, Surfside Beach's Pelicans Baseball Night will be held at TicketReturn.com field (home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans). Come out to enjoy a great night of baseball and donate to our food drive to help support the South Strand Helping Hand.
Singing In The Sun - April 21-26
An Abraham Productions presentation, Singing In The Sun will bring live Christian entertainment to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center nightly at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy Christian music and speakers performing nightly including the Hoppers, Triumphant Qt, Jason Crabb, Harvesters Qt, Greater Vision, Gold City, Whisnants, Primitive QT, Jason Crabb, Talleys, Collingsworth Family, Booth Brothers, Allen Family and more. The fun kicks off on Monday night with the Singing in the Sun Launch Party Concert. In addition to nightly concerts, the event features an Ivan Parker & Friends BBQ Lunch Cruise aboard the Barefoot Princess from 11 am until 1 pm on Thursday and Friday. Call 888-238-6858 or visit www.abrahamproductions.net for tickets and info. Featured hotels include the Best Western Plus Carolinian Oceanfront Inn & Suites, Myrtle Beach Sheraton, Dayton House and the Patricia Grand.
A friend to the independent film maker, the 9th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival will be held at the Carmike Cinema 16 at Broadway at the Beach. Film categories include: Shorts (30 minutes or less), Animation, Feature Project, Documentary, Music Video and Anything Goes. Featured lodging providers include the oceanfront condos at the Dayton House and the Hampton Inn at Broadway at the Beach.
For a weekend full of full of fun head to North Myrtle Beach for the Divas Half Marathon & 5K. In addition to the races, the weekend's events include a 2 day Health & Fitness Boutique, a Diva Lounge and a 2 pm Post Race Pool Party at the Baywatch Resort. The Health & Fitness Boutique will take place on Friday from 4 pm until 7 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm. On Sunday, the Divas 5K starts at 7 am and the Divas Half Marathon starts at 7:10. Visit www.runlikeadiva.com for more information and to register online. The host hotel is the Bay Watch Resort. Other featured oceanfront accommodations include the Ocean Creek Resort and Sea Watch Resort.
Saturday Music & Cookout - April 26
Get a few friends together, grab a lawn chair and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard for Saturday Music & Cookout. Enjoy live music with Jerry Jones, delicious food (hotdogs, sausage dogs, chili dogs & more) and La Belle Amie Vineyard wines. Call 843-399-WINE or check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video for more info. La Belle Amie Vineyard is located at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River, SC. The Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort are oceanfront hotels conveniently located near the vineyard. More info.
6th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival - April 26
Come see the dragon boat races in Grand Park at The Market Common. The 6th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival will take place from 8 am until 5 pm. During the festival, boats with a team of twenty paddlers and a drummer compete in a race to cross the finish line. The Dragon Boat Festival will have live entertainment , a Family Fun Zone and a Food & Beverage Court. The event is free to attend. Visit www.groundzeromb.com for more information.
Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo - April thru October
The Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo runs from April thru October. The rodeo was developed to promote recreational fishing along the Grand Strand and is open to recreational fisherman only. All fish entered must be caught on a rod and reel in the coastal waters from the South Santee River north to the North Carolina state line. Monthly prizes will be awarded. A panel of local, Grand Strand piers, the GSFR participates in monthly catch contests, tournaments and events.