August 2014 Events
All summer long Hot Summer Nights will bring some of the most exciting FREE concerts and entertainment the Grand Strand has to offer to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. During Hot Summer Nights on the Boardwalk you'll find live bands performing on stage, magnificent Boardwalk fireworks over the ocean, street performers and kids' carnivals with face painters, caricature artists, stilt walkers, jugglers, bounce houses and more. Popular hotels on the Boardwalk include the Bay View Resort and the Holiday Inn at the Pavilion. More info.
Once again, the popular Boathouse Summer Concert Series brings FREE live concerts to the Grand Strand on Sunday Fundays. Thousands of music lovers will head 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. More info.
Back by demand for another year, Live After Five brings live entertainment to Wild Water & Wheels water park in Surfside Beach (just minutes south of Myrtle Beach). A live band or dance party DJs will be performing at the water park every Friday night from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visit Wild Water & Wheels Water Park this summer for exciting slides and music.
August 1 - Hot Sauce
August 8 - Not Yet Rated
August 15 - Lowcountry Soul
August 22 - Dance Party with DJ Wally B
If you're looking for a low cost, fun-filled, family night out, you can't beat a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game. The Pelicans play their home games at TicketReturn.com Field across the street from Broadway at the Beach. Pelicans promos include 18 post-game fireworks shows, weekly theme nights and giveaways all season long. Three fireworks nights are scheduled in August: 3rd, 14th & 31st. More info.
Myrtle Beach State Park Summer Events - June thru August
The perfect place for fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking and more on the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach State Park features wide open beaches, a fishing pier and camp sites in the oceanfront maritime forest. The park has several exciting programs scheduled this summer. Discover the truth about sharks, embark on a sea turtle patrol, catch crabs, watch snakes and more at feeding time, experience the legends of the forest, pull a seine net through the surf and catch fish, crabs and more, learn how sea turtles avoid danger, experience the nighttime world of the maritime forest, learn about jellyfish, stingrays and more. More info.
Complimentary Carriage Rides - August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Visit The Market Common, on Fridays from 5 pm until 8 pm, and you can enjoy a complimentary carriage ride in addition to the all the upscale shops, restaurants and nightlife. The complimentary carriage rides depart and return in front of Dolce Lusso Salon & Day Spa.
Craftsmen's Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival - August 2-4
The Craftsmen's Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival highlights the work of gifted artists and skilled craftsmen from around the country. Started by the Gilmore family of Greensboro, NC, the Craftsmen's Classics Art and Craft Festivals are indoor festivals that allow artisans to showcase their original works and interact with the public. Award-winning events held throughout the Southeast, the festivals feature traditional and contemporary exhibits with creative excellence and absolute originality. Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for kids age 6-12 and free for those under 6. Admission is good for all 3 days, but return admission requires a FREE return ticket that must be picked up at the show office before you leave the show. Show hours: Friday and Saturday - 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday - 11 am until 5 pm. Email Contact@GilmoreShows.com or call 336-282-5550 for more information.
Sights & Sounds Bingo - August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
On Fridays, take the kids over to the Children's Museum of South Carolina for Sights & Sounds. Kids of all ages will enjoy matching the different sights and sounds every week. Sights and Sounds Bingo sessions will be held beginning at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. The Children's Museum of South Carolina is located at 2204 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Party Favor Band at Apache Pier - July 4, 11, 18 & 25
This summer, Party Favor Band's fabulous five will perform live at the Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach (longest wooden fishing pier on the East Coast). Enjoy a spectacular ocean view plus a great, high-energy performance featuring beach music, pop, R&B, oldies and classic rock. Party Favor Band will perform on Friday nights beginning at 8 pm.
Broadway at the Beach Fireworks - August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27 & 31
Looking for fireworks displays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Visit Broadway at the Beach for their exciting Summer Fireworks Extravaganzas! At Broadway You'll discover amazing, fireworks shows year-round, but in the summer things really heat up! Broadway at the Beach's Summer Fireworks Extravaganzas feature amazing professional pyrotechnics displays over Lake Broadway every Tuesday from June through August and on Friday nights from June 20th through August 15th. Shows begin at 10 pm. More info.
Blues & Jazz Fest - August 2
Grab a lawn chair and bring your friends for an afternoon of cool blues & jazz at La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, SC. Sample La Belle Amie wines, try their delicious wine slushies and enjoy great food from Smokin' Pitt BBQ and The Vineyard Grill. Call 843-399-WINE for more information. Check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. Nearby beachfront hotels include the Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. More info.
Sandune Archery Club 3D Tournament - August 2-3
Sandune Archery Club's 3D Archery Tournament is an exciting competition with three dimensional targets (deer, bear, turkey, etc.). Targets are sectioned off into areas with different point values. Participants are divided up and compete in categories depending on their age and skill level as well as the style of bow and extra equipment variations used. The tournament will take place from 9 am until 3 pm at the Sandune Archery Club in the Socastee Recreation Park located at 7485 Butler Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Visit sandunearchery.com or call 843-450-3409 for more information.
Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades - August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
All summer long, you can head over to Passive Park on Sunday afternoons for great, live entertainment featuring talented singer/songwriters from 2 pm until 5 pm. Bring chairs, blankets or drive your golf cart to spend the afternoon relaxing under Passive Park's live oaks as you enjoy 45 minute performances by 4 different artists. Passive Park is located in Surfside Beach on the corner of Surfside Drive and Myrtle Drive. Call 843-450-7281 for more information.
August 3 - Lola, Neal Peterson, Roger Yale & TBD
August 10 - Larry Paine, Jill Trinka, Acoustic Johnny, Glenn Houndog Hanson
August 17 - Jesse Uzzel, Brian Roessler, Doug Fankhauser & Fair
August 24 - Lola, Vern Cygan, Coman Sproles & PJ Brunson
August 31 - End of Season Grand Finale from 2 pm until 4:15 pm
Monday Star Gazers - August 4, 11, 18 & 25
On Mondays this summer, take the kids over to the Children's Museum of South Carolina for Star Gazers. Kids ages 4 and up (with an accompanying adult) can explore the planets, moon, sun and stars of space in an inflatable planetarium. Kids can enjoy any of four Star Gazer sessions at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. The Children's Museum of South Carolina is located at 2204 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Monday Night Lights on the MarshWalk - August 4, 11, 18 & 25
Starting on June 16th, Monday Night Lights on the MarshWalk returns to Murrells Inlet for the summer. The spectacular fireworks display from a barge just east of Veterans Pier begins at 9 pm. The show is promoted by seven popular creekside restaurants: Bovine's, Creek Ratz, Capt. Dave's Dockside, Dead Dog Saloon, Drunken Jack's, Wahoo's Fish House and Wicked Tuna.
Wheels of Destruction - August 6 & 20
Wheels of Destruction is a thrilling, family-friendly show with amazing stunt driving, car jumps, crashes, explosions and of loads of flames. Don't miss the action packed, death defying stunts. Check out all the amazing action in this Wheels of Destruction video.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fireworks - August 6, 13, 20 & 30
Head down to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade for even more exciting fireworks shows on the Grand Strand. The Boardwalk is a great place to enjoy the fireworks show from the 2nd Avenue North Pier in Myrtle Beach. You can also visit restaurants, shops, beach bars and a huge arcade while you're on the Boardwalk. Fireworks shows are scheduled for the 6th, 13th, 20th and 30th. More info.
Family Dive In Movie Nights - August 6 & 13
All summer long you can head over to Myrtle Waves, in the heart of Myrtle Beach, for Family Dive in Move Nights. The fun begins on Wednesdays at 4 pm. Admission is $11.99 per person.
August 6: The Smurfs 2
August 13: Space Jam
Music in the Streets at The Market Common - August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Music in the Streets comes to The Market Common on Wednesday nights throughout the summer (June-August). The event features live music in the gazebos plus face painting for the kids. You can also enjoy fabulous dining and shopping at The Market Common's restaurants and shops.
North Myrtle Beach's Music on Main - August 7, 14, 21 & 28
North Myrtle Beach is known as the birthplace of Carolina Beach music and for a few months each summer Main Street comes alive with a wide variety of live, musical performances. Music on Main is a great place to bring the entire family for a fun-filled evening of music, dancing, shopping and dining. Bring a chair, kick back and enjoy performances by exciting bands including the Fantastic Shakers, Tastes Like Chicken (a rock/jazz band from Florence, SC) and The Deluge Band (a bluesy rock band from Greensboro, NC). The FREE concerts begin at 7 pm and will be held in the "horseshoe" or on a closed off section at 202 Main Street. Oceanfront North Myrtle Beach Hotels located close to Main Street include the Ocean Drive Beach Resort (just 1 block from Main) and Avista Resort (3 and 1/2 blocks from Main). More info.
August 7 – The Wannabees (Main Street)
August 14 – Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot (Horseshoe)
August 21 – Carolina Soul Band (Horseshoe)
August 28 – Atlantic Groove (Horseshoe)
Summer Bike Nights - August 7
Summer Bike Nights are coming to the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson on July 17th and August 7th! Hop on your bikes and head down to the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson for exciting live music, good food and prizes. Bike Nights also feature the People's Choice Bike Show. Winners receive a Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson prize package valued at $100 and advance to the final competition at the Best of the Bikes Bike Show on August 16th to compete for a top prize of $500. Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson is located 4710 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.
Music on the Green - August 7, 14, 21 & 28
This summer Valor Park at The Market Common comes alive on Thursday nights with exciting live bands performing from 7 pm until 10 pm. Get the whole family together, grab a lawn chair or blanket and come on down to The Market Common for a fun-filled evening.
August 7 - Painted Man
August 14 - Tracy Thompson & Denny Hess Trio
August 21- Painted Man
August 28 - Tracy Thompson & Denny Hess Trio
Movies After Dark - August 7 & 14
Head over to Martin Park in Surfside Beach to enjoy a free night out for the entire family. On Thursday nights this summer, Movies After Dark brings FREE movies to the Grand Strand. The movies start at 9 pm.
August 7 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
August 14 – Rio 2
Mopar Week - August 10-17
Mopar Week comes to Myrtle Beach with exciting events throughout the week including a car show, parties, cruise-ins, cookouts, racing, exciting off road action and much more. The festivities begin on Sunday with a Meet N' Greet at Planet Hollywood. Additional events will take place at the House of Blues, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Hooters in North Myrtle Beach, Addys Harbor Dodge, Wheels of Yesteryear, Hard Rock Cafe, Battery Park Off Road Park, The Carolina Tavern and the Inlet Square Mall.
Surfside Beach Beach Luau - August 11
The Beach Luau in Surfside Beach will be held on the beach from 6 pm until 10 pm.
Looking for an inexpensive night out for the family? How about FREE movies? This summer The Market Common hosts Movies Under the Stars every Friday night at dusk (June, July & August). Movies are shown on a huge, inflatable screen in Valor Park on Farrow Parkway. Concessions will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a blanket or chairs (and just in case bring bug spray). Movies are subject to change.
August 15 - Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
August 22 - Monsters University
August 29 - G-Force
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - August 15
Visit the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex for an evening of great music with Too Much Sylvia. The free concert begins at 7 pm in the new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, South Carolina 29566. Bring a chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Whole Lotta Shakin' Oldies Music Fest - August 16
Bring a lawn chair and a few good friends over to the La Belle Amie Vineyard to enjoy an afternoon of live music at the Whole Lotta Shakin' Oldies Music Fest. Sample the vineyard's wines, take a vineyard tour and enjoy great food from Smokin' Pitt BBQ and The Vineyard Grill. Check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. Nearby hotels on the beach include the Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. More info.
Best of the Bikes - August 16
Best of the Bikes is a fundraiser to benefit Street Reach Ministries. Best of the Bikes 2014 features the People's Choice Bike Show finals with a top prize of $500, live entertainment, contests and great food. The fun begins at 5 pm. Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson is located 4710 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.
National Sculpture Society 81st Annual Awards Exhibition - August 16 thru November 2
For the 14th consecutive year, the National Sculpture Society presents their annual juried exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens. The 81st Annual Awards Exhibition displays figurative works from 48 contemporary sculptors. The exhibition features a wide variety of subject matter and media including busts of Charles Dickens & Amelia Earhart as well as a myriad of animal and human figurines. The exhibit will be on view daily 9:30 am until 5 pm and is free with garden admission. Don't forget to cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
The World Amateur Handicap Championship attracts golfers from all over the country to compete in an intense 72 hole golf tournament. The World-Am offers golf by day and parties and live entertainment at night. Anyone with a certified USGA handicap, no matter their skill level, is invited to join this fun filled event that's as much fun to watch as it is to play! The tournament is played on around 60 Myrtle Beach area golf courses. Featured tournament lodging includes the Best Western Grand Strand Inn & Suites, Ocean Creek Resort, Patricia Grand and the Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. More info.
Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival - August 29-30
Kick off Labor Day weekend at the 9th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival! In addition to amazing BBQ, the 3-day festival features free concerts, jet ski demonstrations, arts & crafts, a free kids zone, corn hole tournament, antique car show, fireworks and more. On Saturday, more than 75 pit masters will compete for over $13,000 in cash prizes during the barbecue cook-off. Call 843-626-7444 for more information.
Summer Breeze Music Fest - August 30
On the 30th, visit La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River for the Summer Breeze Music Fest. Get some friends together, grab a lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music and great food. Sample La Belle Amie Vineyard's wines, take a vineyard tour and enjoy great food from Smokin' Pitt BBQ and The Vineyard Grill. Check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video, call 843-399-WINE for more information or Click here for more info.