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Myrtle Beach Area 2014 Halloween Events

Myrtle Beach can be a frightful place during the month of October, but you’ll love every minute of it! Top attractions like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Barefoot Landing, and Broadway at the Beach are get into the Halloween Spirit with parties, fright nights, trick or treating, sleepovers and costume contests. Read on to decide which Myrtle Beach Halloween festivities are right for you and your family.

Myrtle Beach Halloween Events

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Halloween Fright Nights (Oct. 3 – Nov. 1) – The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fright Nights take place every Friday and Saturday through November 1st. Zombies will roam the area, which will be decorated and lit with eerie lights and effects. Discounted admission to the haunted attractions, zip lines, the Skywheel, and other favorites will also be offered. This is a great time to check out Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, located at 9th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard, which features live actors inside a giant haunted house. The sounds and special effects will chill you to the core this Halloween. Nearby, the Nightmare Haunted House is located at 10th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard. This haunted house attraction features a crazy clown with an evil laugh that haunts you as you struggle to find your way through the dark, spooky corridors.

Broadway at the Beach Nightmare in the Square (Oct. 25) – Just a couple minutes away from the Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach is home to several Halloween events this year and offers something for everyone from children to adults. The adult fun begins at the Nightmare in the Square costume contest and party starting at 7:30 PM on Saturday, October 25th. Party in the square with a DJ, and stay for the costume contest which will follow. Celebrations Nightclubs will also have a Halloween Night Bash and costume contest.

Broadway at the Beach Trick-or-Treat (Oct. 31) – The family friendly Broadway at the Beach event occurs the following Friday, on Halloween night. Bring the kids to the annual Broadway at the Beach Trick-or-Treat from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Friday night as participating merchants hand out goodies throughout the shopping and entertainment complex.

Ripley’s Aquarium Boo-Quarium Bash and Spook-Quarium Sleepover (Oct. 25) – Ripley’s Aquarium, also at Broadway at the Beach, will hold two events for Halloween this year. The first event, the “Boo-Quarium Bash“, will take place from 3:00 until 8:00 pm Saturday, October 25 and is free with paid admission to the aquarium. There will be a costume parade, a “build a scarecrow workshop”, and a scavenger hunt. Immediately following the bash, the “Spook-Quarium Sleepover” begins. Guests will spend the night in the aquarium with the sharks and other sea creatures, while making crafts and enjoying snacks, a scavenger hunt and a haunted aquarium walk. The sleepover goes from 8:00 pm Saturday until 8:00 am Sunday, October 26. The cost is $29.99 per person plus the cost of admission. Snacks, games, Sunday morning breakfast are included.

North Myrtle Beach Halloween Events

Barefoot Landing Kids’ Halloween Fun Day (Oct. 25) – Folks visiting the North Myrtle Beach area can choose from two nearby Halloween Celebrations on Saturday, October 25th. At Barefoot Landing, the fun begins at noon with kids and pets Halloween costume contests. There will be prizes for both, as well as carousel rides, kid’s karaoke, a petting zoo, face painting, and much more! Then, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, enjoy a safe evening of family friendly trick-or-treating around the complex.

North Myrtle Beach Howl-O-Scream (Oct. 25) – Also in North Myrtle Beach event is the annual Howl-O-Scream, which moves to a new venue this year – the new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This spooky event also offers scare-free zones for the faint of heart. Activities will include pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, and trick-or-treating for the kids. Howl-O-Scream runs from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Additional Grand Strand Halloween Events

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk Trick-or-Treat and Costume Contest (Oct. 31) – South of Myrtle Beach, the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk will host trick or treating for kids from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Halloween night, where there will also be a costume contest, parade and more. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most creative costumes. This will be followed by some Halloween fun for the adults from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, with adult costume contest cash prizes ranging from $175 to $1500!

Thompson Farm Corn Maze (Sat. & Sun. in Oct.) – For those who aren’t into costumes and overindulging in candy, but enjoy spending time outdoors in our lovely fall weather, check out the Corn Maze at Thompson Farm and Nursery in the neighboring city of Conway, SC. This eight acre maze is the largest in the state, and is sure to keep you occupied for hours! The maze is open every Saturday and Sunday in October. Saturday hours are 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sunday hours are 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. There are also hay rides, animal feeding, and a kid’s play area. There are also select Friday nights when you make your way through the maze in the dark, also known as flashlight nights. Visit ThompsonFarmAndNursery.com for more information.

If you plan to visit Myrtle Beach for a spooky Halloween adventure, be sure to check out the amazing Myrtle Beach vacation rental deals available through Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®. Oceana Resorts offers several oceanfront downtown Myrtle Beach resort locations near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach, as well as oceanfront North Myrtle Beach resorts conveniently located to Barefoot Landing.


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Oktoberfest Events in Myrtle Beach for 2014

The original Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival that runs from late September into the first weekend of October on the fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. Over six million people visit Munich annually to enjoy the enormous “funfair” and the abundant amusement rides, games, traditional German food and over seven million liters of beer. For those who can’t make it to Germany to take part in this 200 year old tradition, the Grand Strand brings the celebration to you!

Most of the fun takes place Saturday, October 11, when both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach host their Oktoberfest celebrations. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Oktoberfest will span three city blocks along Ocean Boulevard, while the Inaugural North Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will be held at the brand new NMB Park and Sports Complex.

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

The Boardwalk Oktoberfest will run from noon until midnight, and has been deemed the “Beach’s Biggest Bavarian Boardwalk Block Party.” This giant event will feature a giant beer garden, food and retail vendors, a German car show, and sidewalk sales at local surrounding businesses. Expect the beer garden to feature some seasonal brews, including Oktoberfest specialties by national brands as well as local breweries.

Oktoberfest isn’t just for the adults though! There will be plenty of fun for the kids. The kid’s area will include a petting zoo (with camel and pony rides), inflatable bounce houses, carnival games and onstage entertainment.

Speaking of entertainment, there will be live music provided by six great regional acts: Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, Joal Rush and the Wares, A Nickel Bag of Funk, Matt Mackelcan Band, C2 and the Brothers Reed, Dino Capone’s Collision Course, and Channelheimer Oompah Band.

Like all of the great events at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, admission is free. Oceana Resorts has five oceanfront resorts near the Oktoberfest action – Camelot by the Sea is within walking distance from the event, while The Patricia Grand, Anderson Ocean Club, BEST WESTERN PLUS Carolinian Oceanfront Inn and Suites, and Ocean Park Resort are all conveniently located on Ocean Boulevard.

North Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

The Inaugural North Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will take place at the recently completed NMB Park and Sports Complex, also on Saturday October 11th. This festival runs from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm, so Oktoberfest enthusiasts can make time to attend both!

Like the Boardwalk Oktoberfest, there will be plenty of live entertainment, food and drinks. This Oktoberfest features authentic German music as well! There will be more than twenty food vendors serving German food and the “largest” selection of Oktoberfest beer. Guests can also purchase Oktoberfest steins to take home. The kid’s area at this celebration will have inflatables and fun activities including face painting and pumpkin decorating.

Admission to this event is also free. The Park and Sports Complex is located at 150 Citizens Circle in North Myrtle Beach, just a short drive from Harbourgate Marina Club, Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center, and Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort.


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Gaitherfest 2015 returns to Myrtle Beach, SC

Music Festival in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is pumped up for the return of Gaitherfest! The 9th installment of the event with Bill and Gloria Gaither and friends comes back to the beach October 17 – 18, 2014. Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Gaitherfest is a 2-day, three-concert gospel music event.

The event features an impressive assortment of artists and speakers including the Gaither Vocal Band, consisting of Bill Gaither, David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, and Todd Suttles. Other acts include The Isaacs, The Martins, Russ Taff, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Angie Primm, Allison Speer, guest speaker Nicole Johnson, and too many others to list!

Gaitherfest is split into three events: the Friday night concert, the Saturday morning concert (and guest speaker), and the Saturday night concert. Tickets are $100 for adults and $35 for children (with a handling fee of $5.00 per ticket) and allow admission into all three events. For more information about the event, visit www.gaither.com or call 800.406.4224.

This event is happening one mile from four of Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals’® most popular Myrtle Beach oceanfront hotels and vacation rentals. The Patricia Grand, Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, BEST WESTERN PLUS Carolinian Oceanfront Inn and Suites, and Camelot by the Sea are all just minutes away from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.


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2014 SOS Fall Migration Shag Festival in North Myrtle Beach

As the weather cools and the crowds begin to dwindle, shaggers from all over flock to North Myrtle Beach for one last blowout of the season. The Fall Migration is a 10 day event that takes place at all of the famous SOS (Society of Stranders) lounges, like Fat Harold’s and the OD Arcade. This year’s Fall Migration runs from September 12-21, 2014. Dance classes, popular bands, and special parties are frequent during the migration, but the “capstone” events are Fun Sunday and Fun Monday (the first Sunday and only Monday of the migration). These events take place outdoors on Ocean Drive and Main Street and feature live bands as well as food, drink and merchandise vendors. Thousands of people come out for these two most popular days of the migration where they can practice or learn the shag and add new moves to their repertoire.

The SOS puts together other events throughout the year, including midwinter events in January and the ever popular Spring Safari. Like the Fall Migration, you will find popular bands playing shows along Main Street, shag instructors offering classes, lounges scheduling “tea parties” for SOS club members, and of course the biggest attraction – the nightlife. SOS events have been compared to giant, 10 day block parties; if that sounds like a good time to you, the SOS invites you to come and make some new friends!

The Shag is a partner dance, formally known as the Carolina Shag, done primarily to beach music. It is thought to have originated between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina. Friends come together to shag and celebrate the beach culture of the Carolinas at many annual events in North Myrtle Beach. To learn more about the SOS and the shag lifestyle, visit www.shagdance.com. Here you can find information on clubs, venues, lessons, and much more.

Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® offers a wide selection of North Myrtle Beach oceanfront accommodations that are just a short ride from Main Street and all the fun of this year’s Fall Migration. Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center and Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort offer convenient locations right on South Ocean Boulevard, and Harbourgate Marina Club is located just a short drive north on the Intracoastal Waterway.


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Ninth Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Annual Beach Boogie and BBQ will return to the Market Common on August 29th and 30th. The ninth installment of the festival, also known as the Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, will benefit the Shriner’s Hospital of Greenville SC. This is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, so you know there will be plenty of mouth-watering smoked meat for all to enjoy. Admission to the Beach Boogie and BBQ is free, and there will be a multitude of food, art and crafts, non-profit and other vendor exhibits to browse, as well as a “cornhole” tournament, several competitions, and more.

The festival kicks off Friday night at 6:00 PM with three simultaneous competitions. In “Burgers ‘N’ Brews” event, competitors will be cooking their best burger recipes in hopes of winning a $500 grand prize. These handmade burgers will be available for purchase, along with a wide variety of regionally brewed beers and other beverages. The other two events are Wing Competition and the ever-popular “Anything But” Competition. Similar to the burger competition, teams will be competing for prize money with their best recipes, and festival-goers can purchase the finished products. What exactly is the “Anything But” Competition? Anything but pork, of course!

In addition to these three cooking competitions (which take place until 8:00 PM), live entertainment on the main stage will be provided by Matt Parker & the Deacons and the Austin Mowery Band from 6:00-10:00 PM. The vendors, exhibits, beer garden, and kid’s activities (including a rock climbing wall and dunk tank) will also during those hours as well.

Saturday is packed full of festivities, kicking off at noon and going strong until 10:00 PM. The KCBS BBQ Championship starts at noon and includes four meat categories. Guests can purchase wristbands for $10.00 that will allow them to sample the delicious barbeque from the competing teams. Children under six can sample for free, and various sandwiches and platters can also be purchased. In addition to the championship, attendees can watch the Cornhole competition, admire the classic cars at the Myrtle Beach Car Club Cruise-In, watch the “Kids Q” competition, and enjoy live entertainment on the main stage. The vendors, exhibits, kids’ activities, and beer garden also return on Saturday. The evening will wrap up with a fantastic fireworks display beginning at 9:30 PM.

For more information, including registration, visit the official Beach, Boogie & BBQ website, call (843) 712-2145, or email info@PalmettoEventProductions.

Plan to attend this event but still need a place to stay? Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® offers great deals on oceanfront Myrtle Beach rentals right in the heart of downtown. Ocean Park Resort, BEST WESTERN PLUS Carolinian Oceanfront Inn and Suites, and Camelot by the Sea are just a few great options conveniently located to The Market Common, as well as other great Myrtle Beach attractions including the boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach!


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2014 South Carolina Tax Free Weekend

Looking to score some really great deals on top brand-name fashions? Or maybe you want to get your children ready for another year of school but don’t want to empty your bank account while doing it? Either way, you would be smart to plan a beach trip during the weekend of August 1-3, 2014 for South Carolina Tax Free Weekend.

During Tax Free Weekend, consumers do not pay sales tax on a huge assortment of clothing items, school supplies, and computers. Although originally started as a back-to-school shopping holiday, you may be surprised at how many different items are included in these categories. Bed sheets and linens, fishing boots, computer software, skates, gowns, printers, towels, and umbrellas are just a small taste of the hundreds of items that can be purchased tax-free during the three day weekend. Myrtle Beach’s wide variety of shopping options make it the perfect destination to take advantage of this once-a-year event.

Families and fashionistas looking for great deals on this season’s hottest trends will love the wide variety of shops at Coastal Grand Mall, two Tanger Outlet locations, plus an assortment of local boutiques at Broadway at the Beach, the shops at Barefoot Landing, and The Market Common.

For great back-to-school and back-to-college options, there are huge savings to be found on new computers at Best Buy and City Mac, as well as dorm room furnishings from Bed Bath & Beyond. And, although sporting goods are not exempt, there are still plenty of tax-free clothing and footwear to be found at the area-famous Bass Pro Shops located at the Myrtle Beach Mall.

Shoppers can take advantage of tax free weekend beginning at 12:01 AM Friday August 1 and shop through the weekend until 11:59 PM Sunday August 3, 2014. Unlike some other states, South Carolina has no minimum or maximum dollar amount limit for items to qualify, and unlimited numbers of tax exempt items may be purchased. Keep in mind, however, while there are a huge assortment of tax-exempt items to shop for, not all retail purchases may qualify. Jewelry, furniture, sunglasses, and stereo equipment are examples of products that do not apply. For more information regarding tax free weekend, and a full list of tax exempt items, visit SCtax.org.

If you are planning to visit South Carolina during Tax Free Weekend, be sure to check out the great deals on oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts and vacation rentals available through Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®. The kids will love great added benefits such as unlimited water park admission and free day time miniature golf at select resort locations while parents will love money saving perks including the Oceana Guest Rewards Card and Price Match Guarantee!


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Hot Summer Nights 2014

The Grand Strand is heating up again for Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s 2014 “Hot Summer Nights” entertainment program. Once again the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes alive with FREE nightly events June through August.

The weekly events start with the family favorite Boardwalk Kids Carnival – featuring kids bands, inflatables, face painting, caricature artist, games, stilt walking balloon artist and more. Sponsored by Oceanfront Bar & Grill, this event is held every Monday, June 2 through August 25 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

For those music lovers, hear the hottest bands in the area LIVE & FREE at the “I Love Sugar” oceanfront stage in Plyler Park. The live concert series include local and regional rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, R&B, Funk bands and more. The event is held every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, June 3 through August 30 from 8:00 PM -11:00 PM.

Want to end the night with a big bang? Head down to the boardwalk, Wednesdays, for the beaches biggest and best oceanfront fireworks show. There will also be live music on the “Oceanfront Bar & Grill” stage on 9th Avenue from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Firework Show is held every Wednesday June 11 through August 20 at 10:00 PM. The HUGE July 4th Fireworks Show will take the place of the July 2nd Show, and the last show of the year will take place August 30 of Labor Day weekend.

Fridays and Sundays, don’t miss “Boardwalk Elvis” and many more talented acts as they perform live on The Boardwalk and at Plyler Park all night.

Live entertainment and activities for kids right in shadow of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Weekly Schedule:

  • Mondays 6/2 – 8/25 7-10pm – Kids Carnival
  • Tues, Thurs & Sat 6/3 – 8/30 8-11pm – Oceanfront Concerts
  • Wednesdays 6/11 – 8/20, 7/4 & 8/30 10pm – Fireworks Show
  • Wednesdays 6/4 – 8/27 6-9pm – Live Music 9th Ave Stage
  • Sun & Fri 6/1 – 8/31 – Boardwalk Performers

Live Concerts Schedule:

JUNE

  • 6/3 – The Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)
  • 6/4 – Potatoheads (VARIETY)
  • 6/5 – Bullfrog (ROCK, AMERICANA JAM)
  • 6/7 – Matt Parker and The Deacons (VARIETY)
  • 6/10 – The Josh Brannon Band (COUNTRY)
  • 6/11 – Below The Bassline (VARIETY)
  • 6/12 – The Paul Grimshaw Band (VARIETY)
  • 6/14 – Reggie Sullivan Band (ROCK AND SOUL)
  • 6/17 – The Austin Mowery Band – Tue, June 17 (COUNTRY)
  • 6/18 – Cornbread (VARIETY)
  • 6/19 – Groove Fetish (JAM, ROCK)
  • 6/21 – Ben Fagan and The Holy City Hooligans
  • 6/24 – The Josh Brannon Band (COUNTRY)
  • 6/25 – Paul Grimshaw Trio (VARIETY)
  • 6/26 – The Mulch Brothers (VARIETY, COUNTRY, CLASSIC ROCK)
  • 6/28 – C2 and The Brothers Reed (ROCK)

JULY

  • 7/1 – The Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)
  • 7/2 – Jimmy Mowery (VARIETY)
  • 7/3 – BPL (VARIETY)
  • 7/5 – Bullfrog (ROCK, AMERICANA JAM)
  • 7/8 – The Josh Brannon Band (COUNTRY)
  • 7/9 – Psych Ward (VARIETY)
  • 7/10 – Crashbox
  • 7/12 – The Midnight City (VARIETY, TOP 40)
  • 7/15 – The Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)
  • 7/16 – Pale Horse (VARIETY)
  • 7/17 – The Revealed (ROCK)
  • 7/19 – The Rootsoul Project (BLUES, SOUL)
  • 7/22 – Eastbound (COUNTRY)
  • 7/23 – Grocery Store Gentlemen (VARIETY)
  • 7/24 – TBA
  • 7/26 – Grasstowne (BLUEGRASS)
  • 7/29 – The Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)
  • 7/30 – Paperwork (VARIETY)
  • 7/31 – Not Yet Rated (ROCK, VARIETY)

AUGUST

  • 8/2 – Luke Combs Band (COUNTRY)
  • 8/5 – The Josh Brannon Band (COUNTRY)
  • 8/6 – Fireshot (VARIETY)
  • 8/7 – Nickel Bag of Funk (Funk, R&B)
  • 8/9 – Jebb Mac Band (VARIETY)
  • 8/12 – The Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)
  • 8/13 – TBA
  • 8/14 – Painted Man (FUNK, ROCK)
  • 8/16 – Cranford Hollow (LOWCOUNTRY STOMP)
  • 8/19 – The Josh Brannon Band (COUNTRY)
  • 8/20 – Backfire (VARIETY)
  • 8/21 – The Winchesters (CLASSIC COUNTRY)
  • 8/23 – Mystic Vibrations (REGGAE)
  • 8/26 – The Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)
  • 8/27 – Grocery Store Gentlemen (VARIETY)
  • 8/28 – Hipslack (HIP HOP, MASH UP)
  • 8/30 – Gravy (NEW ORLEANS FUNK)
Enjoy Free Live Concerts Right On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

SEPTEMBER

  • 9/6 – The Mullets (CLASSIC ROCK)
  • 9/13 – The Tim Clark Band (VARIETY)
  • 9/20 – Bullfrog (ROCK, AMERICANA JAM)
  • 9/27 – Austin Mowery Band (COUNTRY)

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North Myrtle Beach Free Summer Concerts

North Myrtle Beach Free Summer Concerts

A North Myrtle Beach family vacation would be far from complete without a relaxing evening enjoying one of the free summer concerts held throughout the summer. After a long day soaking up sun or seeing the sights, grab your beach chair and come out to enjoy the sounds of the beach.

The annual Music on Main concert series features shows at either the Main Street stage, located on 202 Main St. in North Myrtle Beach, or the Horseshoe stage at 11 S. Ocean Blvd, at the intersection of Main St. and Ocean Blvd. All concerts are held Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM and are free for the whole family. Enjoy a range of musical styles including beach music, blues, rock, Top 40 and more. Music on Main kicks off May 15th at the Horseshoe with beach music performer Marsha Morgan.

North Myrtle Beach’s free concert series has expanded this year to include the Sounds of Summer – a series of monthly concerts at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC. This series will take place at the park’s new amphitheater once a month on Friday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Bring your chair or blanket to the meadow, kick back and enjoy! The complex is also home to dog parks, baseball fields, batting cages, soccer and lacrosse fields, walking trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and more! The first Sounds of Summer act will be southern rockers Jive Mother Mary on Friday, May 16th.

A full list of performers, dates and locations for the Music on Main series can be found on the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation website, as well as a list of performers and dates for the Sounds of Summer series. Both stages of the Music on Main series are a very short drive from both Bay Watch Resort and Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort. The North Myrtle Park and Sports Complex is only a few minutes away as well.


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Military Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach

This May, join us for the annual Military Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach. This month long celebration is dedicated to all active military, reserves, and veterans and their families. Area restaurants and attractions will be offering special discounts for servicemen and women, and a variety of special events will be happening throughout the month.

One of the highlights will be the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall; a half scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial that is dedicated to the 58,000 killed or missing men and women from the conflict. It will be brought into town by a motorcycle escort on May 13, 2014 and will be stationed at the Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium at the Market Common from May 14-18, 2014. Nearly 10,000 viewers turned out the last time Myrtle Beach hosted the monument while on its tour of about 350 communities across the country.

A 5k Run/Walk will begin at 7:30 AM on the morning of Saturday, May 24, 2014. Like many of the events during this month, it is free for active military, reserves, and veterans. Civilians are also welcomed at this event, although there is an additional charge. Information on how to register for this race can be found on at MilitaryAppreciationDays.com.

The “main event” of Military Appreciation Days is the Memorial Day weekend parade, which will begin on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Talk show host Montel Williams will be the Grand Marshal of the parade. Immediately following the parade, a family picnic will be held at the site of the old Pavilion Park from noon until 2:00 PM. There will be kids’ activities, exhibits, and live music provided by the Andrew Thielen Big Band. At 12:30 PM, be sure to stop by the Beard Table to check out the Veteran’s Beard & ‘Stache contest, where attendees are sure to see some incredible facial hair. Once again, this event is free for all military personnel, veterans, and their families.

The final event of the month is the Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 26, 2014. This event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza welcomes the general public in thanking servicemen and women for all that they do.

For more information on any of events taking place during Military Appreciation Days, please call (843) 918-1014.

For guests staying with Oceana Resorts, every month is military appreciation month. Active duty military and veterans receive a 15% discount* year round (with a valid military ID) on oceanfront accommodations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.


*Accommodations and travel times are subject to availability and confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Taxes, additional fees and charges may apply. Promotional discounts and offers may not apply to all Oceana Resorts properties. Limit only one discount per reservation. Discount will be applied at check-in with proper identification. Membership card holder must be the registered guest and must be present at check-in. Discount will only apply to the room occupied by the card holder. Promotional offers may be discontinued at the discretion of Oceana Resorts. Discount only applicable to Best Available Rate and Rise ‘N Shine Package Rate. Cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion, or package rate including AAA, AARP, Military and Senior discounts and golf packages.

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9th Annual Mayfest on Main® in North Myrtle Beach

Mayfest on Main® is an exciting day of family fun in North Myrtle Beach. Locals and visitors alike come out to take advantage of the warm, beautiful weather and long sunny days. The fun happens on Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Main Street will be closed to car traffic during the day, but there will be shuttles running from several area churches so getting to Mayfest will be a breeze!

Expect to see a variety of food, beverage, and arts and craft vendors throughout the area. Usual cuisine offerings at Mayfest include fried chicken, seafood, and other local or southern themed items. There will also be a free concert where Main Street meets Ocean Boulevard, more commonly known as “The Horseshoe”, with artists from several different genres, including shag music, surf music, alternative rock, country and more. Participating musical acts include The Legends of Surf Music, Surf City Allstars, Blue Monday and Ross Coppley as well as local school choirs and band students. Feel free to bring a chair and sit back and enjoy the show.

General admission to this event is completely free. More information regarding parking and shuttles to the event can be found at the City of North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation website.

If you are planning on visiting over the weekend of May 10, 2014, be sure to take a look at the variety of North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals available through Oceana Resorts. Guests of Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort are just about a mile away, while guests of Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center are just a quick five minute drive down the Boulevard.


Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals does not make any representations regarding the availability of or endorse any of the products, services or activities provided by third parties.

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