July 2014 in Myrtle Beach
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.
Broadway at the Beach Fireworks - July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 & 29
Looking for Myrtle Beach fireworks shows? Broadway at the Beach is the site of fireworks displays 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.
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. Five fireworks nights are scheduled in July: 2nd, 3rd, 13th, 20th & 24th. More info.
Wheels of Destruction - July 2 & 16
Wheels of Destruction is a thrilling, family-friendly show with amazing stunt driving, car jumps, crashes, explosions and of loads of flames. Dont' miss the action packed, death defying stunts. Check out all the amazing action in this Wheels of Destruction video.
Music in the Streets at The Market Common - June 4 thru August 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.
Music on the Green - June 5 thru August 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.
July 3 - Painted Man
July 10 - Tracy Thompson & Denny Hess Trio
July 17 - Paul Grimshaw
July 24 - Hot Sauce
July 31 - Josh Brannon Band
Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades - July 6, 13, 20 & 27
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.
July 6 - Joe Moyer, Bill Wright, Vern Cygan & The Waymen
July 13 - Parnell Diggs, Bill Dablooze Palmer, Robert Barrington & Leigh Rivers Band
July 20 - Brian Roessler, Big Bam Boom, Taylyn Reine & Zoey Sanks
July 27 - Angie Capone, Dan Barnhart, Randall Hill, Phil Swaby & Houndog Hanson
Cool Summer Evenings - June 11 thru August 8
Head over to Brookgreen Gardens to enjoy Cool Summer Evenings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. On Wednesday nights from June 11th to July 2nd you will enjoy Music Under the Oaks featuring live performances by Doug Fankhauser (June 11), Javier Jazz Project (June 18), Bates Holman and Friends (June 25) and Mark Shuler (July 2). Wednesday nights from July 9th to August 6th you'll enjoy Theater Under The Oaks: Aaron & Theodosia, a historic drama based on letters from Aaron Burr to his daughter. On Thursday nights, you'll enjoy Up Close at the Zoo featuring educational and interactive programs with live animals, Live Performances in the Enchanted Storybook Forest with characters from classic stories and nursery rhymes plus A Child's Frontier Life boat rides that transport you back in time to the 1700s. Stop by on Friday nights for Concerts on the Lawn, live performances under the Live Oak trees with Latitude, The Paul Grimshaw Band, The Ross Holmes Band and more.
Coca-Cola Summer Nights - June 2 thru August 31
The Coca-Cola Summer Nights free entertainment series returns to Broadway at the Beach for yet another year of fun at the beach. During Coca-Cola Summer Nights you'll find strolling entertainers, living statues and free face painting in the center court. On Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday evenings Whacker Barrel, a three-man, Hillbilly, street percussion show brings their action packed, family-friendly entertainment to Broadway. On Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights Bryan Dangerous performs two interactive comedy juggling shows at 7 pm and 9 pm. On Tuesday and Friday nights, music man Mr. Nigel returns with his interactive show that will have you clapping your hands and singing along. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, singer songwriter Maddie Hunt will be performing shows on the Hero's Harbor Stage at 7 pm and 8 pm. Don't forget the amazing fireworks shows over Lake Broadway at 10 pm on Tuesday nights (plus Friday nights from June 20 thru August 15).
Family Dive In Movie Nights - July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
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.
July 2: Monsters University
July 9: Frozen
July 16: The Lego Movie
July 23: The Muppets
July 30: Dr. Seuss The Lorax
Youth Baseball Nationals - June 27 thru July 3
The nation's premier youth baseball travel tournament, the Youth Baseball Nationals are week-long tournaments featuring 9U-15U baseball teams. Each week, the tournament features 16-18 teams in each age division. Each team plays from 6 to 10 games. Pool play begins on Saturday morning and runs through Tuesday night. The elimination round begins on Wednesday with 1st round, 2nd round and quarter-final games. Semi-finals and all-star games for each age group will be played on Thursday followed by the championship games on Thursday night. The Youth Baseball Nationals will be played at the youth baseball complexes in The Market Common's Grand Park. Visit baseballnationals.com for more information.
North Myrtle Beach's Music on Main - July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
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.
July 3 – Deluge (Main Street)
July 10 – The Holiday Band (Horseshoe)
July 17 – The Castaways (Horseshoe)
July 24 – Fat Jack Band (Horseshoe)
July 31 – Fantastic Shakers(Horseshoe)
Barefoot Landing Fireworks - July 4, 7, 14, 21 & 28
If you're staying on the north end, you can't beat the fireworks displays at Barefoot Landing. Spectacular fireworks shows take place every Monday night from June 2nd through August 25th. In addition to fireworks, at Barefoot Landing you'll find unique shops, restaurants and some of the best entertainment on the Grand Strand. More info.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fireworks - July 4, 9, 16, 23 & 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 Boarwalk. Fireworks shows are scheduled for the 4th, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. More info.
Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade - July 4
A Murrells Inlet tradition, the 4th of July Boat Parade begins at at noon from the Garden City Point. Boats, decorated for the 4th, will head from the Garden City Point over to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and from there they'll follow the shoreline down to the Murrells Inlet Jetty View Walk. Great spots to view the parade are from along the MarshWalk, Jetty View Walk, Belin Methodist Church, Captain Poo's Restaurant, Nance's Restaurant and the Hot Fish Club. If you'd like to enter your boat in the parade, you can register in advance at Garden City Reality, Crazy Sister or Booty's Outdoors. Advance registration will be open from June 15th through July 3rd. You can also register beginning at 8 am on the day of the parade with the committee boat at the Garden City Point. The skies will light up at 10 pm with a spectacular Murrells Inlet MarshWalk fireworks show. Call 843-652-4236 or visit www.murrellsinletsc.com for more information.
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.
Independence Day 8K, Freedom 5K & 1 Mile Run - July 4
Come celebrate Independence Day at The Market Common along with hundreds of runners as they take part in the 5th Annual Independence Day 8K , Freedom 5K or 1 Mile Kid Run. The Independence Day 8K and Freedom 5K are scheduled to begin at 7 am in Grand Park. The 1 Mile Kid Run is scheduled for 8 am. The awards ceremony will take place at 8:15 am. Registration and packet pickup will be held at the Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common on Wednesday, July 3rd from 4 pm until 7 pm and on July 4th at the start line in Grand Park from 5:30 am until 6:50 am. Register early and save! Registration fees increase on March 2nd, June 15th and again on July 3rd. Visit www.independenceday8k.com to register and for more information.
Salute From The Shore - July 4
The Salute From the Shore fly over returns to Myrtle Beach with vintage aircraft flying along the coast. The planes will fly south from Cherry Grove and North Myrtle Beach down the coast past Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and continue all the to Hilton Head Island. Visit salutefromtheshore.org for more information.
Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration - July 4
Surfside Beach's 4th of July Celebration will be held at the Surfside Beach Pier from 6 pm until 10 pm.
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.
July 4 - Below the Baseline
July 11 - Dance Party with DJ Wally B
July 18 - TBA
July 25 - Jukebox Elly
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.
July 4 - Field Of Dreams
July 11 - A Bugs Life
July 18 - Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
July 25 - Space Jam
Sights & Sounds Bingo - July 4, 11, 18 & 25
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.
Cupcake Eating Contest - July 4
Got a sweet tooth? The Cupcake Eating Contest at Croissants Bistro & Bakery may be for you! Enter to become the Grand Strand's Cupcake Champion. The Cupcake Eating Contest begins at 4 pm, but contestants must check-in by 3:30 pm. The event also features live music, face painting, and cupcake decorating for kids. Croissants Bistro & Bakery is located at 3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. To sign up for the contest email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independence Music Blast - July 5
Get some friends together, grab a lawn chair and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard to enjoy an afternoon of live music at the Independence Music Blast. Sample La Belle Amie 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 oceanfront hotels include the Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. 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.
SummerFest brings boardwalk entertainment to Barefoot Landing nightly at 7 pm. SummerFest entertainers include clowns, magicians, stilt walkers and much, much more. Nick Pike, a multi-talented unicyclist, juggler and comedian from season 5 of America's Got Talent will be a featured entertainer. Nigel & Ally's Travelling Dance Party will also be on hand to keep the fun going. Fireworks are scheduled for Monday nights at 10:15 pm. On Saturdays, the kids can enjoy free carousel rides. More info.
Complimentary Carriage Rides - July 5, 12, 19 & 26
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.
Neon Vibe 5K - July 5
Looking for something different to do? How about the Neon Vibe 5K? A colorful, nighttime, fluorescent glow light fun run, the Neon Vibe 5K is coming to the Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 5th. You become the canvas with fluorescent neon colors that glow under the course's UV black light glow-zones. It may be a 5k run, but most participants prefer to dance and walk their way around the course. Gates open at 7 pm and the race starts at 8:45 pm or shortly after first dark. After the run there will be an exciting AfterVibe Party. Register early to save! Visit theneonvibe.com to register and for more information.
Myrtle Beach Caribbean Festival - July 6
The Myrtle Beach Caribbean Festival is an outdoor festival coming to the Myrtle Beach Speedway from 11 am until 11 pm. The festival features delicious Caribbean dishes, a car/bike show, arts & crafts, kids activities, live entertainment and fireworks. Scheduled performers include Grammy nominated artists from The Original Wailers Band, Rebel Vybez, Reggae Infinity, Lady Impress and several local acts.
Monday Night Lights on the MarshWalk - July 7, 14, 21 & 28
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.
Monday Star Gazers - July 7, 14, 21 & 28
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.
Movies After Dark - July 11, 18 & 25
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.
July 10 – Night at the Museum
July 17 - Madagascar 3
July 24 – Marmaduke
July 31 – Kung Fu Panda
Myrtle Beach Mustang Week - July 14-20
A week long event attracting hundreds of Mustang owners and lovers, Myrtle Beach Mustang Week will hold events at various Grand Strand locations. The event kicks off at 10 am on Tuesday with a Meet-n-Greet at the Palace Theatre. On Wednesday head over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for Myrtle Beach Autocross and Speedway Fun Runs from noon until 7 pm plus an exciting Burn-Out Contest and the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show at 8 pm. The 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords Dyno Shootout will be held on Thursday at the Myrtle Beach Mall from 9 am until noon. At noon on Thursday, head over to Hooters at 10133 North Kings Highway as we meet up (12:30 pm until 2:30 pm) and cruise to Darlington Drag Strip for Darlington Drag Night from 4 pm until 11 pm. The 10th Annual Car Show will be held on Friday at the Myrtle Beach Mall. On Saturday head over to the Myrtle Beach Mall for the East Coast's largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In from 10 am until 6 pm. Also on Saturday, The 8th Annual Car Show Awards Ceremony will be held at 3 pm. For more information visit www.mustangweek.com.
Surfside Beach Kids Fair - July 14
The Surfside Beach Kids Fair will be held at Fuller Park in Surfside Beach from 4 pm until 7 pm. Fuller Park is located at 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575.
Junior SOS - July 15-20
Young shaggers (Junior SOS members are under the age of 21) will be heading to the OD Beach and Golf Resort for the Junior SOS in Ocean Drive. Junior SOS features shagging, shag classes, kids activities and more. The Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort is located at 98 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Visit www.juniorshaggers.com for more information.
Summer Bike Nights - July 17
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
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - July 18
Visit the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex for an evening of great beach music and Motown hits with Sound Express & The Legacy. 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.
The Sounds of Summer Concert series will be held from 7-9 p.m.
Friday, May 16- Jive Mother Mary (Southern Rock)
Friday, June 20- Lowcountry Soul (Rock/Blues)
Friday, July 18- Sound Express & The Legacy(Beach/Motown)
Friday, August 15- Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
Friday, September 19- Dickens (Variety)
Summer Parrot Head Festival - July 20
Grab a lawn chair and some friends and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, SC for the Summer Parrot Head Festival. The festival features an afternoon of live music plus you can take a vineyard tour, sample La Belle Amie wines, try their delicious wine slushies and enjoy great food. Check out this La Belle Amie Vineyard video or call 843-399-WINE for more information. Oceanfront hotels that offer easy access to La Belle Amie include the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Ocean Creek Resort. More info.
July 24–26, 2014
The largest father & son golf event in the world, the PGA Tour Superstore National Father & Son Team Classic is a 3-day, 54-hole competition. The tournament is open to 2-man teams composed of fathers and sons, grandfathers and grandsons, stepfathers and stepsons, fathers and sons in law or and uncles and nephews. Tournament courses include Crow Creek Golf Club, Indian Wells Golf Club, Myrtle Beach National's King's North Course, Long Bay Golf Club, Barefoot Resort's Love Course, Legends Golf Club's Parkland Course and Rivers Edge Golf Club. More info or Father & Son Golf Video.
NOPI Nationals Supershow Southeast Showdown - July 25, 26 & 27
The NOPI Nationals Supershow comes to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for the Southeast Showdown featuring a car show, car & motorcycle drag racing, drift shows, burn-out shows, hydraulic shows, an audio event and swimsuit competitions. Hours are 6 pm until 11 pm on Friday, 11 am until 10 pm on Saturday and 11 am until 6 pm on Sunday. The Myrtle Beach Speedway is located at 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
The 7th Annual Rick Mommsen Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be played at Blackmoor Golf Club. The tournament begins at 1 pm on July 26th. The format is 4 person captains choice. Registration is $75 per player and includes greens & cart fees, a steak dinner and beverages. Proceeds go to Camp Hands of Hope, a weekend long bereavement camp for youth and their families. Registration ends on July 23rd and is limited to the first 144 teams. More info.
Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach Golf Tournament - July 13
Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach will hold their annual fund-raiser golf tournament on Saturday, July 26th. All golfers (men & women), no matter their skill level, are invited to play in the 2014 Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach Golf Tournament. The tournament will be played at the River Oaks Golf Plantation golf course.
Visit our Golf Tournaments page for more information.