March 2014 Festivals & Events in Myrtle Beach
If you enjoy the Amazing Race TV show, you'll love the Amazing Myrtle Beach State Park Challenge Race. Contestants use their wits, problem-solving skills and athleticism as they race around the Myrtle Beach State Park. On the six to eight mile course they'll have to solve puzzles, complete challenges and answer nature related questions. The two member teams must include at least one member who is 18 or older. Participants must be at least 12 years old. The race is limited to 30 teams, so call 843-238-0874 today to register. Registration ends on February 10th or when race is full. The cost to register is $50 per team. For beachfront accommodations near the park, you can't beat the Springmaid Beach Resort.
The Big South Conference Championships bring exciting college basketball action back to Myrtle Beach. Men and women's tournaments will be held at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University. Big South Championship Tickets are on sale now! You can purchase ticket books that include tickets for all 21 basketball games (men and women) or you can purchase individual session tickets. Visit www.bigsouthsports.com for more information.
Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at Barefoot Landing with Dick's Last Resort's 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade. The Mardi Gras Parade starts at 5 pm in the front parking lot by the mall marquee. After the parade head over to Dick's for the crowning of king and queen, an awards ceremony (best & worst floats) and a fun-filled after party. You'll enjoy live music by Pale Horse.
Put on your mask and Mardi Gras outfit and head over to Castano's Italian Steakhouse at Broadway at the Beach for their Second Annual Mardi Gras Party. The party begins at 4 pm and features Cajun music, jambalaya, gumbo, party favors and more. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and best mask.
The National Shag Dance Championships finals will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Spanish Galleon on Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The event features professional and amateur dancers competing in several divisions: Junior I, Junior II, Seniors, Non-Pro, Pro and Masters. Accommodations for the event include the OD Beach & Golf Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites and Dayton House.
Town of Surfside Beach BBQ Festival - March 8
Sponsored by the Town of Surfside Beach, the Surfside Beach BBQ Festival will be held on Surfside Drive from 10 am until 4 pm. Come enjoy fantastic, live music, food and fun. Sawgrass will be performing from 11 am until 1 pm and the Josh Brannon Band will perform from 2 pm until 4 pm. The kids will love the free inflatable rides. BBQ sandwiches and hot dogs will be served all day. Local arts & crafts vendors will also be on hand displaying their wares. All net proceeds benefit SAFER. For oceanfront accommodations, visit the Surfside Beach Resort.
Remember When Oldies Fest - March 8
Bring a lawn chair and some friends over to the La Belle Amie Vineyard to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with great live music. 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. Nearby oceanfront hotels include the Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. More info.
Annual Spring Tour of Homes - March 8
The Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum's major fund-raiser of the year, the 14th Annual Spring Tour of Homes provides a peek into some of the most stylish homes in Myrtle Beach. On the tour (10 am until 4 pm), you'll visit homes on North Ocean Boulevard as well as homes in Grande Dunes, Cipriana Park and Pine Lakes. There will also be a a luncheon buffet with ocean view for tour participants from 11:30 am until 3 pm at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Tour tickets are $40 per in advance or $45 the day of the tour. Luncheon tickets are an additional $17. You can purchase tickets online or at the museum and various other locations along the Grand Strand. Visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org to purchase tickets or for more information.
BFF Pink Ribbon Run - March 8
The BFF (Breast Friends Forever) Pink Ribbon Run is a family-friendly event to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research and treatment. The event features a 5K Run or Walk, 10K Run or Walk, Kids Fun Run and a Tot Trot. All events will be held at the Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The 5K starts at 8:30 am. The 10K race starts at 9 am. The Kids Fun Run and Tot Trot begins at 10:30 am. For more information, visit www.bffpinkribbonrun.com. For accommodations, check out the oceanfront Best Western Plus The Carolinian Resort Hotel at 2506 N Ocean Blvd.
Canadian American Days Festival - March 10-18
Myrtle Beach welcomes Canadians and snowbirds to the Grand Strand as we kick off the tourist season with the Canadian-American Days Festival. Can-Am Days features a variety of fun-filled events, concerts, historical tours, expos and giveaways taking place all along the Grand Strand. Visitors will also find discounts and special offers for area attractions, restaurants, golf and more. More info.
Town of Surfside Beach St. Patrick's Day Dance - March 15
The Town of Surfside Beach will host its annual St. Patrick's Day Dance at the Civic Center from 7 pm until 10 pm. Reservations are required. Call 843-650-9548 to reserve your spot.
Myrtle Beach Downtown St. Patrick's Day Celebration - March 15
The Myrtle Beach Downtown St. Patrick's Day Celebration is a free, fun-filled event taking place from noon until 11 pm on the Boulevard between 8th Avenue North and 9th Avenue North (Ocean Boulevard will be closed to traffic in the area). The event features live entertainment, authentic Irish food & beverages and more. There will be an alcohol-free Kids Zone for the younger members of the family with inflatables and games. Numerous regional acts will be performing on stage. Visit www.mbdowntownstpats.com for more information. You can't beat the Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk for nearby oceanfront accommodations.
North Myrtle Beach's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival - March 15
The St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in North Myrtle Beach, the largest parade on the Grand Strand, begins at 9 am. The St. Patrick's Day Festival takes place at the end of Main Street following the parade and lasts until 4 pm. The festival features live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, great food, rides and games. Featured North Myrtle Beach lodging includes the Avista Resort, Comfort Inn, La Quinta Inn and the Seaside Resort.
4th Annual Irish Fest - March 15
Come on out to Valor Park at The Market Common for some great Irish beer, foods and live entertainment. There will also be inflatables and face painting for the kids. The event runs from 11 am until 6 pm. The Irish Fest beer list includes Brooklyn Irish Stout, Founders Imperial Stout, Highland Gaelic, Highland Devils Britches Red and New South White Ale. Visit www.myrtlebeachbeerfest.com for more information.
Tilted Kilt St Patrick's Day 5k Kilt Run - March 16
Head over to the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery at Broadway at the Beach on March 16th for a day of fun at the beach with a Family Fun Run and the 3rd Annual St Patrick's Day Tilted Kilt 5k Kilt Run. The Family Fun Run begins at 8:30 am and the 5K Run starts at 9 am. After the race there will be a breakfast buffet, awards ceremony, door prizes and live music. All runners will receive a breakfast buffet. Registration and packet pickup will be held at the Tilted Kilt on March 15th from 11 am until 3 pm or you can register on race day beginning at 7 am. Visit www.grandstrandrunner.com to register or for more information.
Myrtle Beach Track and Field Day - March 20
An exciting, athletic event open to kids from 6 to 12 years old, Myrtle Beach Track and Field Day is a FREE event taking place at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The event gives competitors a chance to experience the atmosphere of a big time track and field meet. With running, jumping and javelin throwing competitions, everyone is sure to find a suitable event. The men and women's track and field teams from Coastal Carolina University on hand to meet the kids and teach them basic track and field skills. Registration starts at 5 pm and competition begins at 5:30 pm. Visit www.mbtrackandfield.com for more information.
Shamrock Invitational Track Meet - March 20-22
Track and field comes to the Grand Strand! Sponsored by Coastal Carolina University and the City of Myrtle Beach, the Shamrock Invitational Track Meet will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. Over a hundred teams (men and women) from 55 colleges and universities will be participating in the meet. For more information visit www.goccusports.com.
The Run to the Sun car and truck show will be held at the old Myrtle Square Mall (2501 N Kings Hwy) from 8 am until 5 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The show attracts car enthusiasts from all over the United States to the Grand Strand to show off their hot rods. All proceeds from the show go to the Children's Miracle Network and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Featured oceanfront accommodations for the event include the Sheraton Myrtle Beach, Sea Watch Resort and the Caravelle Resort.
Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic, Slam Dunk & 3-Point Contest - March 20-22
This spring the top high school senior athletes from North Carolina and South Carolina will converge on the Grand Strand for the 17th Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic. The exciting event gives high school players (boys and girls) a chance to showcase their talent for recruiters as they entertain fans. A Banquet/Dinner will be held on Thursday at 7:30 pm. The Slam Dunk & 3-Point Contest will be held on Friday at 7 pm. The Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic will be held on Saturday. The girls play at 6:30 pm and the boys play beginning at 8:30 pm. Visit www.carolinaallstarclassic.com for more info.
Christian Academy Presents S.E.A.S. 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - March 22
Christian Academy's 2nd Annual S.E.A.S. (Successfully Educating All Students) 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Everyone will enjoy the 1-Mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30 am. The 5K is a professionally timed race along a challenging course that takes you on the beach, down Ocean Boulevard and along the Boardwalk. The 5K kicks off on the beach side of Plyler Park with a 7:30 am shotgun start. After the race there will be an awards ceremony and pancake breakfast near the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Visit www.seas-mb.com for more information.
Spring Swing/Big Band Fest - March 22
Grab a few good friends and bring a lawn chair over to the La Belle Amie Vineyard for an afternoon of great, live music. Sample the vineyard wines, take a vineyard tour and enjoy great food. Check out this La Belle Amie Festivals 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.
Walk to Defeat ALS - March 22
The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter presents the Grand Strand-Pee Dee Walk to Defeat ALS. The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds to help sustain care services and support research. You can start a team, join a team or walk as an individual. The event starts at 10 am in Grand Park at The Market Common. Walk check-in is at 9 am. The Market Common is located at 4017 Deville Street in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Archery For Kids Day - March 22
The Sandune Archery Club presents Archery For Kids Day, a fun-filled event for kids ages 9 to 19 as well as NASP Archers of any age. The event takes place from 11 am until 3 pm at the Sandune Archery Club inside the Socastee Recreation Park. Discover how much fun archery can be as you learn to shoot a Genesis compound bow and then participate in a line shoot at 10 meters and a 10 target 3D shoot. For more information, visit sandunearchery.com.
Color Vibe 5K Run - March 25
Get blasted with color in the Color Vibe 5K Run at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. The first wave of runners will be released at 9 am. The cost of registration starts at $40 and includes entry into the 5K Color Vibe Run, an official Color Vibe t-shirt, a color pack and a Color Vibe prize. Race packets can be picked up the day before and morning of the event. Register early, because spots fill up quickly and a limited number of shirts are available. Visit www.thecolorvibe.com for more information.
Battle at the Beach Cheer and Dance - March 28-30
Bring it on! The annual Battle at the Beach Cheer and Dance Competition will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center March 28th through the 30th. Come watch as hundreds of talented teams compete in one of the country's largest events. Spectator admission: Adults $15 for one day or $25 for two days, Kids (5-12) $10 for one day or $20 for two days, Kids 4 and under are admitted free. Visit www.spiritsports.com for more information.
Race for the Inlet - March 29
Head over to Murrells Inlet for the 9th Annual Race for the Inlet. The event features a 5K Walk or Run and an 8K Walk or Run along the marsh front and down oak-shaded streets. Both USATF certified courses start and end at Morse Park Landing next to the Hot Fish Club. Event proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020, a non-profit community revitalization organization. Register by March 12th for reduced rates. Visit www.murrellsinletsc.com for more information.
Myrtle Beach Beer Fest - March 29
The 6th Annual Myrtle Beach Beerfest will take place at the House of Blues at 4640 Hwy 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, SC. You must be 21 to attend. Tickets will be sold per 3 hour session. Beer Fest Session #1 is from 2 pm until 5 pm and Session #2 is from 6 pm until 9 pm. Normal session advance tickets cost from $25 (through December 31st) or $35 (January 1 through March 29) and day of event tickets are $45 plus tax and fees. Come enjoy the beer and live entertainment. Visit www.myrtlebeachbeerfest.com for more information.