Grand Strand Events for February 2014
Conway Chocolate Walk - February 1
Enjoy delicious chocolate treats as you explore the shops and restaurants of Downtown Conway, SC. More than 25 businesses will be participating in the popular event from 11 am until 3 pm. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly. Cost is $15 per person. Visit conwayalive.com to register. Contact Conway Downtown Alive at 843-248-6260 or email email@example.com for more information.
Veterans Benefits Foundation Silent Auction - February 1-8
The Veterans Benefits Foundation will be holding a Silent Auction to benefit the "Battles 2 Bubbles" program at the Veterans Cafe at 3544 Northgate Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Items up for auction include a 6 inch megalodon tooth, a WWI helmet, an individual or family photo session, 2 nights lodging at PirateLand, 2 nights lodging & breakfast for 2 at the Dayton House Resort, attraction tickets, golf packages, restaurant gift certificates and much more. Stop by the Veterans Cafe to view items. Awards will take place at 3 pm on February 8th at the Veterans Cafe.
Head over to Broadway at the Beach on Friday for a Father & Daughter Dance at Ripley's Aquarium from 6 pm until 9 pm. The dance is a semi-formal event for fathers, uncles & grandfathers or anyone with a special little girl. You'll both enjoy a fun-filled evening with dancing, desserts, refreshments and photos. Admission is $39.99 per couple and $12.99 for each additional child (plus tax). For reservations, call 843-916-0888 Extension 3226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Annual Taste of the MarshWalk takes place on Saturday and Sunday along the waterfront in Murrells Inlet, SC. Visitors will enjoy fresh seafood including local oysters, pasta, wood-fired pizzas, ribs, sushi and much more. The event features exciting live entertainment, a car show and children's activities. Local artisans and crafters will also be on hand. More info.
Sixth Annual Shuckin' On The Strand Oyster Roast - February 8
The gsSCENE's 6th Annual Shuckin' On The Strand is the largest oyster roast on the Grand Strand. This year's roast will be held from noon until 4 pm at the Hot Fish Club. For $25 per person, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters from Harrelson's Seafood, chicken bog with all the fixins, two draft beers and live music with the Paul Grimshaw Trio. The cost is only $10 for kids 8 and under. Purchase will-call tickets online before February 7th or get your tickets at the door. The Hot Fish Club is located at 4911 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Visit www.gsscene.com to register or for more information.
22nd Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show - February 8-9
The 22nd Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm. The show features nine dealers, stamps, covers, picture postcards, collections, door prizes and supplies. There will be a youth area and free stamps for the kids. Browsers and beginners are welcome. The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center is located at 101 Fantasy Harbour Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, SC (off Hwy 501 at the Intracoastal Waterway).
Treat yourself and that special someone to a romantic Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach. You'll find a myriad of unique activities taking place along the Grand Strand for Valentine's Day. You can enjoy romantic dinners at Grand Strand restaurants, hilarious comedy shows, exciting, live entertainment at area beach clubs and much, much more! If you're single, grab a few good friends and head out for a fun-filled night on the town.
For a unique Valentine's Day experience, try the Ripley's Aquarium Splash of Love. Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner, a drink, one long stem rose and aquarium admission for just $79.99 per couple (plus tax). For $10 more, you can upgrade to the Tunnel of Love to add a box of chocolates and a strolling musician to your package. Reservations are required. Call 843-916-0888 Extension 3272 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - February 14
On Valentine's Day bring some southern romance into your life as you cruise down the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Hop aboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat in North Myrtle Beach and enjoy a fun-filled evening of dining, dancing and entertainment. The cruise is $46 per person while kids ages 2 to 12 are just $35 each. For an additional charge you can add several special packages to your cruise boarding passes. Add-ons include guaranteed window seating, a single red rose, a bottle of house wine & a red rose, or go all out with the Admiral's Amore package and get all three. Boarding begins at 5:15 pm and the boat departs at 5:45 pm. Reservations are required. Call 843-272-6796 by Thursday, February 13th at 3 pm. Visit www.mbriverboat.com for more information.
Wine & Design Valentine's Day Event - February 14
Visit Wine and Design in Myrtle Beach for another unique Valentine's Day experience. You and your special someone will each paint half of a painting. The two will then be combined to create a work of art. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner from Carrabba's Italian Grill of Myrtle Beach and one glass of wine or beer (BYOB if you'd like more than one glass). The event will be held from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Visit www.wineanddesign.com to register or for more information.
Ripley's Family Fun Run - February 14
Ripley's Family Fun Run is an exciting 1 mile run the entire family can participate in and enjoy together. The Family Fun Run starts at 5:30 pm outside Ripley's Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach. Individual finishing times are not recorded, but you can check your time on the clock at the finish line. Ripley's Family Fun Run helps support Horry County Schools. Participation in the Ripley's Family Fun Run is unlimited. More info.
Neon Night 5K - February 14
At 7 pm on Friday, the Neon Night 5K will start on Celebrity Circle outside Ripley's Aquarium. Competitors must complete the 5K Run course in 1 hour or less. Participation in the Neon Night 5K Run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. More info.
The Valentine Bonfire - February 15
Bring a couple of lawn chairs and that special someone over to La Belle Amie Vineyard for The Valentine Bonfire from noon until 5 pm. Enjoy live music with Laidback Larry from 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm. In addition to great, live music, you can sample the vineyard's wines. Admission is $3 per person or you can bring two canned or dry good items for the area's food banks. Club members are admitted free. Check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video or call 843-399-WINE 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.
Dasani Half Marathon - February 15
At 6:30 am on Saturday, the Dasani Half Marathon starts just north of the intersection of 21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway. The race will finish in the parking lot at TicketReturn.com Field (home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans). Runners must complete the half marathon course in 4 hours or less. Participation in the Dasani Half Marathon is limited to the first 5,000 registrants. More info.
Myrtle Beach Marathon - February 15
At 6:30 am on Saturday, the MyrtleBeach.com Marathon also kicks off just north of the intersection of 21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway. The race will finish in the parking lot at TicketReturn.com Field. Runners must complete the marathon course in 7 hours or less. Marathon participation is limited to the first 3,000 registrants, so register early. More info. You'll find a myriad of conveniently located, oceanfront Myrtle Beach hotels including the Patricia Grand Hotel, Camelot by the Sea, Anderson Ocean Club and the Best Western Plus The Carolinian Inn & Suites.
Winter Beach Bash Car Show - February 15
The Winter Beach Bash Car Show is returning once again to the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Hwy 501 at 455 Hospitality Lane, the Myrtle Beach Speedway is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach, SC. Visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com or call 877-RACE-LAP for more information.
Sandune Archery Club 30-Target3D Tournament - February 15-16
Sandune Archery Club's 30-Target3D 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.
20th Annual Horry County Museum Quilt Gala - February 21-22
From 10 am until 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, the 20th Annual Horry County Museum Quilt Gala will be held in the Recreation Center at the oceanfront Ocean Lakes Family Campground. The event features hand quilting demonstrations, Horry County Museum Challenge Quilts, lectures, a special exhibit by Fiber Fanatics, a raffle drawing and door prizes. You'll also find quilting notions, fabrics and supplies for sale at the Merchant Marketplace. Anyone may participate in the Horry County Museum Quilt Gala. The event is not judged or juried. Winners will be chosen by viewer's choice voting. Visit www.horrycountymuseum.org or call 843-915-5320 for more information.
5K for Health Walk at the Boardwalk - February 22
Come join us in the 5K for Health Walk at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. A free event put on by the Myrtle Beach Recreation Division, the 5K for Health Walk begins at 10 am in Plyler Park. Enjoy a walk along the Boardwalk and the beach. Beginning at 9:30 am, there will also be entertainment with music and Zumba on the beach!
Winter Parrot Head Festival - February 22
Grab a lawn chair and a few friends and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard for a trip to the islands at the Winter Parrot Head Festival. Enjoy live music with The Paul Grimshaw Band and The Stringwood Band, eat some delicious food prepared by Smokin' Pitt BBQ & The Vineyard Grille, sample the vineyard's wines and take a vineyard tour. Admission is just $8 per person. Bring two canned or dry good items for the area's food banks and receive $3 off your admission. Festival club members are admitted for free. Check out this La Belle Amie Festival video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. 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.
Dancing and Romancing – a Broadway Spectacular - February 22
The Myrtle Beach Rotary Club Benefit Concert and the Long Bay Symphony bring great music from classic and contemporary Broadway to the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. The show begins at 7:30 pm. The Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center is located at 3302 Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. For more information or tickets visit longbaysymphony.com or call 843-448-8379.
11th Annual Palmetto Regional First Robotics Competition - February 27 thru March 1
The 11th Annual Palmetto Regional First Robotics Competition is an intense 3-day competitive event showcasing robots developed and operated by high school teams from around the country and beyond. Teams put their robots into action during Thursday's practice rounds. Opening ceremonies begin Friday morning at 8:30 am with Qualification Matches taking place from 9 am until noon and from 1 pm until 5:45 pm. Opening ceremonies begin Saturday morning at 8:30 am with Qualification Matches continuing from 9 am until 12:15 pm. The Final Rounds take place Saturday afternoon from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm. The Awards Ceremony will be held following the Finals (from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm). Visit www.myrtlebeachfirstrobotics.com for more information.