November 2014 Events in Myrtle Beach, SC
Once again the Best Holiday Show in Myrtle Beach, the Carolina Opry Christmas Special, will be attracting crowds during the holiday season! Come see Myrtle Beach's original Christmas show. For decades, the Holiday Show of the South at the Carolina Opry has been a holiday tradition with people returning each year to get filled with Christmas spirit. This year's show pulls out all the stops with dazzling performances by a talented cast including familiar faces like Calvin Gilmore, Rita Gumm, Christie Templeton, Eric Gumm, Brad Long and Kym "Bogie" Shurbutt.
One of the top Myrtle Beach draws around Christmas time (for locals and visitors) is The South's Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre. Visitors to Myrtle Beach enjoy this show because of its incredibly talented cast, fantastic music, stunning theatrics and special effects. The show features the music you've come to love from your childhood plus the latest holiday hits. Families keep returning year after year to experience the holiday spirit as Christmas comes alive with lavish production numbers, family-friendly comedy and a talented cast at the Alabama Theatre.
Boardwalk Fright Nights - November 1
Beginning on October 3rd, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk transforms into a fun-filled, freaky neighborhood on Friday & Saturday nights. Take a tour through haunted attractions, but keep an eye out for zombies as you stroll along the Boardwalk! You'll also find amazing, off-season discounts at Boardwalk shops & restaurants.
The Color Run 5K - November 1
Known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run 5K is a fun-filled event in which runners are doused with different colors at each kilometer. Since its debut in 2012 the un-timed event series has spread across the U.S. and around the country. The 5K run has only two rules: wear white at the starting line and finished plastered in color. The Color Run 5K will take place at Broadway at the Beach with a 9 am start.
Art in the Park - November 1-2
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 November 1st and 2nd from 10 am until 4 pm, Art in the Park will bring a myriad of exhibitors including talented artists from around the country to Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach. Exhibitors will be displaying paintings, photography, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, pottery, quilts, baskets, yard art, furniture, sun catchers, flowers, wreaths, hand painted glass, stoneware, ceramics and much more. Chapin Park is located at 1400 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
La Belle Amie Island Fever Music Fest - November 1
Head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River for one more trip to the islands before winter arrives. Get a few friends together, grab a lawn chair and come on down for an afternoon of live music, great wines and delicious food. Stringwood Trio and The Caribbean Cowboys will perform live from noon until 5 pm. Food provided by Smokin' Pitt BBQ & the Vineyard Grill. Try one of La Belle Amie's wine slushies and take a tour of the vineyard. Admission is $8 per person. Bring two canned or dry good items for the area's food banks and receive $3 off admission. Check out this La Belle Amie Festivals video, call 843-399-WINE or visit La Belle Amie Vineyard for more information. Nearby oceanfront hotels include the Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort.
Terror Under the Bridge -November 1
Terror Under the Bridge is chilling, scary, haunted attraction. If you're only going to visit one haunted attraction this year, Terror Under the Bridge is the one you must see! The attraction will be open at the X Sports Gym from 7 pm until 11 pm nightly from October 24th through November 1st. X Sports Gym is located at 568 George Bishop Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. Tickets are $10 per person.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - November 1-9
Head over to the Atlantic Stage this fall to catch a live performance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from October 16th thru November 9th. Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation portrays a complex, dark version of the classic. Tickets start at just $12.50 per person. Atlantic Stage will produce 3 more plays this season: A Christmas Carol, Doubt and Present Laughter. Visit www.atlanticstage.com for more information.
The National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund will hold its 15th annual golf tournament in 2014. The "World's Largest Law Enforcement Golf Event" is one of the Grand Strands favorite events! All golfers, with or without a handicap, are invited to play. Participation is limited to the first 720 golfers. Call 843-482-0672 for more information. Host courses include Heritage Plantation, Oyster Bay Golf Links, Tidewater Golf Club, World Tour Golf Links and 3 Legends courses: Moorland, Parkland & Heathland. More info or Video
Kirk Franklin's Gospel Brunch - November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
The House of Blues hosts Kirk Franklin's Gospel Brunch on Sunday mornings. The show features live performances of traditional and contemporary gospel songs selected by Kirk Franklin. Indulge in an amazing buffet with carving stations, Southern delicacies, chicken and waffles, omelettes and more breakfast favorites. Continuous seating is available from 9 am until 2 pm. Call 843-913-3746 for reservations (recommended). The House of Blues is located at 4640 Highway 17 S in North Myrtle Beach.
Wine Wednesday - November 5
Grab a lawn chair, get your friends together and head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard for a fun-filled afternoon of live music (from 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm) with Ed Torres. Enjoy half-priced wine tastings and take a guided, walking vineyard tour. Admission is FREE. Check out this festivals video or visit La Belle Amie Vineyard.
American Heart Association Beach Ride - November 5-9
Horse lovers from around the country will converge on Lakewood Camping Resort for the 33rd Annual American Heart Association Beach Ride. The 20-mile ride along the beach begins on Saturday and runs from Lakewood Camping Resort to the Garden City Pier. The fund-raising event attracts over 1,000 riders annually. For more information, visit www.ahabeachride.org.
The amazing Christmas Show and Dinner at Pirates Voyage takes you back in time with a swashbuckling version of the the Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. In addition to an exciting main show, you'll enjoy a delicious, 4-course, holiday feast. The pre-show features amazing balancing acts, fantastic juggling and a pirate sing-a-long. Pirates Voyage is located at 8901-B N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Miles & Coltrane Blue (.) - November 7
The galvanizing energy of jazz from the 50s returns to the Grand Strand! An OnQ Performing Arts production, Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) features award-winning actors, musicians and poets as they take you on a musical journey through the lives and legacies of jazz artists from the period. The production contains adult language and content. The performance begins at 7:30 pm in Wheelwright Auditorium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. General admission tickets range from $10 to $15 for adults and are $5 for kids. CCU and HGTC alumni, OLLI members, senior citizens and teens receive a $5 discount. Tickets are $5 for CCU/HGTC students. Coastal Carolina University is located at 166 University Blvd, Conway, SC 29526.
Art in the Park - November 8-9
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 November 8th and 9th, 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. Chapin Park is located on Howard Avenue at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast - November 8
A creek front tradition since 2004, the Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast features all-you-can-eat steamed oysters and live music. Beer and more great food including BBQ, hot dogs, chicken bog, chowder and clams will be available for purchase. Visitors and locals will be converging on the Jettyview Walk at Morse Park Landing from 11:30 am until 3 pm (oysters will be served from 11:30 am until 2 pm. Visit www.murrellsinletsc.com for more info or to purchase advance tickets for $30. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $35 (while they last). If you're not eating oysters, admission is free.
Christmas Bazaar, BBQ & Coat Drive - November 8
Help support the First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach's coat drive for those in need. The 5th Annual Christmas Bazaar, BBQ and Coat Drive features arts & crafts, local artists & authors, delicious BBQ and baked goods. Admission is free. The event takes place from 10 am until 4 pm at the First United Methodist Church located at 901 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Carolina Forest Elementary School's Founder's Day Celebration - November 8
A fun-filled afternoon for the entire family, the 19th Annual Founder's Day Celebration at Carolina Forest Elementary School features inflatables, a petting zoo, rock wall, dunk tank, trackless train, game truck, cake walk, vendors, delicious food and more. Event hours are from noon until 4 pm. Carolina Forest Elementary School is located at 285 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Carolina Beach Music Awards - November 9
Head over to the Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach and help celebrate a music tradition older than Rock 'n Roll! The Carolina Beach Music Awards ceremony honors cutting edge performers, producers, writers and more from the Beach Music industry. The event begins at 3 pm and tickets start at $39.95 per person.
Art Under the Oaks: Sea Turtle Painting - November 9
Visit the Myrtle Beach State Park for an afternoon (1-3 pm) of Art Under the Oaks with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Join us in creating colorful acrylic sea turtle paintings under the live oak trees near the bike path (Shelter B3 in case of inclement weather). The guided painting session will be led by local art teachers. All experience levels are welcome. Space is limited to 20 people. The cost is $25 per person. Call 843-238-0874 to register and pre-pay (by 4 pm on November 7th).
Tchaikovsky and the Romantic Spirit - November 9
The Long Bay Symphony, with cello soloist Ken Olsen, will perform Tchaikovsky and the Romantic Spirit at the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. The concert features the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 4 by Piotr Tchaikovsky and Cello Concerto No. 2 by Victor Herbert. The Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center is located at 3302 Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. For tickets, visit longbaysymphony.com or call 843-448-8379.
Bag Ladies Luncheon - November 10
The 9th Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Grande Dunes Member Club features a handbags auction, a seated gourmet meal and a fashion show with clothing and bags from The Pink Cabana. The luncheon begins at 11 am and the event raises funds for the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. The art museum is located, across from Springmaid Beach Pier, at 3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org for more information.
A nationally recognized, award-winning event, the Dickens Christmas Show is inspired by the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Step back in time to 19th century London for a truly unique shopping experience. The show will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Participate in a silent auction for decorative Christmas trees and wreaths. Sample a variety of holiday fare as you stroll the streets amidst strolling minstrels and mischievous street urchins. Vendors will be on hand displaying arts & crafts, clothing, toys and much more. Event hours are Thursday: 9 am until 6 pm, Friday & Saturday: 9 am until 8 pm and Sunday noon until 6 pm.
A Lowcountry Evening at Sunnyside - November 14
Murrells Inlet 2020 presents A Lowcountry Evening at Sunnyside, a Gala & Wine Tasting at Sunnyside Plantation in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy a selection of heavy hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts as well as fine wines and cocktails. Band on Fire will perform live. There will also be a silent auction featuring local artwork, vacation trips, catered parties and more. For more information and/or tickets, call 843-357-2007 or visit www.murrellsinletsc.com.
Pawleys Island 5K Turtle Strut - November 15
The 23rd Annual Pawleys Island 5K Turtle Strut will run along a flat course that starts and ends at the Pavilion Park in the town of Pawleys Island (at the Southwest corner of the North Causeway & Myrtle Ave.). The race begins at 8 am. Registration is from 7 am until 7:50 am. Advance registration is $25. Race day registration is $30. Visit www.townofpawleysisland.com for more information.
WineStock Music & Wine Fest - November 15
Bring a lawn chair and a few good friends over to the La Belle Amie Vineyard for the WineStock Music & Wine Fest. The WineStock Music & Wine Fest features the music of Woodstock performed live. In addition to great, live music, you can sample the vineyard's wines, enjoy flavorful wine slushies, take a vineyard tour and enjoy great food from Smokin' Pitt BBQ & The Vineyard Grill. Festival admission is $8 per person. Bring two canned or dry good items for the area's food banks and receive $3 off admission. 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.
Ride for the Animals Poker Run - November 15
Hop on your bike and join us in the 14th Annual Ride for the Animals Poker Run. The event raises funds to benefit the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. The poker run begins at noon at the Harley Shop at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Registration and breakfast begins at 10 am. Pre-registration is $20 per person or you can register on event day for $25 per person. Visit humanesocietynmb.org for more information or to register.
Seaside Elementary School's 3rd Annual Fall Festival - November 15
Seaside Elementary School's 3rd Annual Fall Festival (11 am until 2 pm) features live entertainment, activity & crafts stations, inflatables, vendors, a game truck and a silent auction. Palmetto Dance will perform from noon until 12:30 pm and Sam Kanekoa's Hawaiian Luau Show will take place from 1:30 pm until 2 pm. Seaside Elementary School is located at 1605 Woodland Drive in Garden City, SC.
5th Annual Train Show & Sale - November 15-16
Sponsored by the Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc., the 5th Annual Train Show & Sale will be held at the Lakewood Conference Center located at 5837 S Kings Hwy. Event hours are Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday 10 am until 4 pm. The show features free clinics, door prizes and 6 layouts including an HO scale portraying the Wilmington, NC waterfront. Admission is $5 per person. Kids 11 and under are admitted free. For more information, visit www.gsmrrc.org.
Youth Orchestra Fall Concert - November 19
The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra with conductor Charles Evans will perform their Fall Concert on November 19th at the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. The Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center is located at 3302 Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. General Admission tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets, visit longbaysymphony.com or call 843-448-8379.
Holiday Tree Lighting at Broadway at the Beach - November 22
Head over to Broadway at the Beach to kick off the holiday season with live entertainment featuring musical & dance performances plus the Beach Christmas Tree lighting and an exciting fireworks show. The events starts at 6 pm and the fireworks show is scheduled for 8 pm.
A family-friendly event, the Annual 5K Turkey Trot Run & Walk at Brookgreen Gardens features a 5K Race, 5K Walk, 1-Mile Family Fitness Walk and a Turkey Trot (26.2 yards). Events will be held rain or shine and proceeds benefit the Brookgreen Gardens' Lowcountry Zoo.
Are you looking for quality, family oriented entertainment? Do you love great bluegrass music? If you answered yes to these questions, then you'll want to bring the kids on down to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and check out the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival. The annual festival is a 3 day event featuring some of the top names in bluegrass music.
One of the most popular Thanksgiving Day events along the Grand Strand, the Surfside Beach Turkey Trot begins and ends at the Surfside Pier. The Turkey Trot is a locally organized event and features a 10K, 5K and 1-mile run as well as a Tot Trot (Kid's run in the Tot Trot for FREE). Even if you're not running in an event, come out and join the fun. There will be great food and don't forget the view.
Grand Strand Turkey Trot - November 27
The Grand Strand Turkey Trot is a family-friendly event featuring an 8K, 5K, 1-mile and Tot Trot. The fun begins at 8 am at Grand Park in Market Common. Bring your family out and join the fun!
Market Common Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 28
Those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday in Myrtle Beach, can visit Valor Park in The Market Common for their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Black Friday. Come on down for a day filled with fun for the entire family featuring live entertainment, carriage rides and an appearance by Santa.
Intracoastal Christmas Regatta - November 29
Head on down to Little River, SC for the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, an exciting boat parade along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. The Intracoastal Christmas Regatta begins at 5 pm from the Little River Inlet. Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Donations of pet food, cat litter, etc. will also be accepted for the Humane Society. Visit www.christmasregatta.com for more information or to enter your boat in the parade.
Holiday Spirits Bonfire - November 29
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 Holiday Spirits Bonfire. 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 Festival 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.