What's Going on in August at the Beach?

August Events in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach
Check these fun events out!


Craftsmen's Summer Arts & Craft Show: On August 2-4, some of the top artists and craftsmen in the country descend on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Displaying a wide range of artworks and curios, the huge show allows visitors to shop for some unique and original items. The show is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Adults $8, children $1, with tickets good for all three days.


Music on Main: Head on down to the Horseshoe Thursday nights for good times and live music. This FREE family-friendly concert series features some of the top local and regional acts from all music genres including country, rock, and beach music. Shows run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Here's the lineup for August:
August 1: The Tim Clark Band, Variety Band from Myrtle Beach
August 8: Carolina Soul Band from Lewisville, NC
August 15: Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot, Blues/Soul Band
August 22: Craig Woolard Beach Band from Washington, NC
August 29: Dickens, Variety Party Band from Greensboro, NC

Movies at McLean: On Fright night, August 9, catch a movie under the stars at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach. This month's featured film is "Here Comes the Boom" rated PG. This martial arts comedy, starring Kevin James, is entertaining for the whole family. FREE admission and the movie will begin about 15 minutes after sunset. Bring chairs or blanket and a picnic. Snacks and drinks are available.
Sounds of Summer: McLean Park hosts these FREE Friday night family-friendly concerts featuring local and regional acts. The featured act August 16 will be the Pam Taylor Band, a popular Carolina based blues band. Shows start at 7 p.m.



Summerfest at Barefoot Landing: Celebrate Barefoot Landing's 25th Anniversary all summer long with special events planned for every night. Mondays are fireworks nights with a spectacular pyrotechnic display over Lake Broadway beginning at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday evenings feature a roaming parade starting at 7 p.m. along the Boardwalk with musicians and street performers. Other nights you'll see jugglers, musicians, stilt-walkers and more.




Labor Day Weekend Festival: The unofficial end to summer gets started on Saturday, August 31, on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The BPL Band (rhythm and blues) gets the party started at 8 p.m. on the Plyler Park stage with a free concert. Plus, a fireworks show will launch at the 2nd Avenue Pier beginning at 10:15 p.m. FREE family-friendly festivities run throughout the three-day weekend.

Top 5 North Myrtle Beach Sports Bars

Looking to catch the big game during your stay in North Myrtle Beach?  Here are our top five spots bars for fun, food, and all the sports action:

BackYard Sports Bar & Grill: Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Back Yard's patio features corn-hole boards and inside you'll find pool, video games, multiple TV's and a juke box.  Plus, you can enjoy great bar food and some of the cheapest and coldest draft beer on the beach.



Bully's Pub: This Barefoot Landing sports bar is the perfect place to take a break from a busy vacation.  Pool, darts and video games are surrounded by TV screens, and the outdoor patio deck overlooks Barefoot Lake.  Bully's has $2 draft beers everyday and great wings!



Oscar's Food & Spirits: This hot spot is the headquarters for
Pittsburgh Steelers fans - locals, visitors and transplants.  In fact, regulars help paint the bar black and gold after their last Super Bowl victory.  You'll fund an excellent menu that goes beyond traditional bar food and a fun atmosphere.




Overtime Sports Cafe: The O.T. is the place to be for the hard-core fans wanting to catch all the sports action.  Excitement abounds with more than 150 TV's, including a 12-foot video wall and three 10-foot projection screens. The menu is extensive and the beer is ice cold.



Wild Wing Cafe: Take a timeout from a long day at Barefoot Landing and take a walk on the wild side.  Their extensive menu has more than  35 flavors of chicken wings, including the red-hod Bravehearts and plenty of cold beer to put out the fire.  The Wild Wing Cafe occasionally feature live bands on weekends too!

So pick a spot and come on down!  We look forward to seeing you soon in North Myrtle Beach!

Written By: Terry Massey

Top Fishing Piers in North Myrtle Beach

Fishing Piers in North Myrtle Beach

Whether you want to take a stroll over the ocean or cast a fishing line, nothing beats a day or night on a fishing pier.

Fortunately, North Myrtle Beach has piers on either side of town - the Apache Pier in the Arcadia area just south of Windy Hill and the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier just north of downtown North Myrtle Beach - and both are worth a visit.

Apache Pier
Measuring more than 1,200 feet, the Apache Pier is the longest on the Grand Strand and one of the longest all-wooden piers on the East Coast.  A covered patio area rests about midway down the pier, giving non-fishermen a place to chill out and enjoy the ocean breeze.  You'll find a café and bar with occasional live music.
Cherry Grove Pier

Cherry Grove Fishing Pier was built in the 1950's and is just shy of 1,000 feet. It features a bait and tackle shop, and a gift shop. The Boardwalk Beach Café is a great place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day. It offers a full food and bar menu and you won't find many better views on the Grand Strand.


Fishing is the main draw for both piers and both have reputations for record catches, including a 98-pound tarpon in Cherry Grove.  Mackerel, sea trout, bluefish, pompano, red drum, sheephead, spot and whiting are among the popular catches.  All gear is available for rental and fishing tips are free.

So come on to North Myrtle Beach and get your fish on!  Check out all our great specials and reserve your beach vacation today!

Written By: Terry Massey