September Events at the Beach

What's going on in North Myrtle Beach in September?

We've decided to extend summer; it's too much fun to be over! Come visit the Beach this September... you'll have a grand time.

Music on Main - Sounds of Summer
FREE Family-Friendly Events
Head on down to the Horseshoe and McLean Park for good times and live music. This North Myrtle Beach concert series features some of the top local and regional acts from all music genres including country, rock, and beach music. Shows run from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
September Performers Include:
9/5 - Six Styles at the Main Street Stage
9/12 - Hip Pocket at the Horseshoe
9/19 - The Attractions at the Horseshoe
9/20 - The Fantastic Shakers at McLean Park


Movies at McLean Park
Free Family-Friendly Events
Bring your chairs, blanket and picnic with family and friends to this free showing of the movie "Brave" rated PG. Enjoy a movie under the stars at beautiful, serene McLean Park.
9/13 - Movie starts at 7:40 p.m.


SOS Fall Migration
September 13th - 22nd - The center of attention for the 10 days of the biggest adult party on the East Coast is Main Street, North Myrtle Beach and its famous beach music clubs. SOS hot spots include Fat Harold's, Ducks, Ducks II, the OD Arcade, Pirate's Cove and the clubs at the OD Beach & Golf Resort.


Listen to popular bands along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag Dance instructors will offer classes to the masses who are seeking to improve their skills or increase their repertoire of moves.
(Fall Band/DJ Schedule coming soon)

September is a HOT Month for Celebrity Concerts at Barefoot Landing's House of Blues and Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy performances by Trace Adkins, Oak Ridge Boys, Engelbert Humperdinck, Clint Black, The Drifters, Platters, Coasters, and more.

Fall golf specials with Thomas Beach Vacations include Multi-Round Specials with FREE rounds, Meals, Drinks and Merchandise. Let our experienced golf directors handle the details so you can enjoy the golf.

So make North Myrtle Beach, SC your next stop! Check out all our great beach vacation deals and specials. We hope to see you at the beach soon!


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

Fourth of July in North Myrtle Beach - Great Fun, Fireworks and Family Time!

There's not very many places that celebrate July 4th quite like North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach.  With fireworks and festivals everywhere you will be sure to find the best way to celebrate your Independence Day!



Here's what happening:
North Myrtle Beach
Barefoot Landing -  4898 Highway 17 S. - Fireworks begin at 10:15 p.m. over the lake at Barefoot Landing.

Cherry Grove Pier - 3500 N. Ocean Blvd.  Fireworks begin around 9 or 9:30 p.m.

Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach - Between 21st and 29th Avenues North on U.S. 17 Bypass start at 10:00 p.m. over Lake Broadway

TicketReturn.com Field - 1251 21 Avenue North - Fireworks follow the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade and fireworks display at the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk & Veterans Pier.  The 30th annual boat parade begins at 5:00 p.m., from Garden City Point.  Fireworks start at 10:00 p.m. at the end of Veterans Pier.

Surfside
Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration, Surfside Drive and Ocean Blvd.  Fireworks with live entertainment from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

And if you haven't already booked your 4th of July Beach vacation, Thomas Beach Vacations is ready to serve you!  Call our reservation experts now and learn how you can save 35% off your July vacation. 866-714-1669




Top 5 Seafood Places in North Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in North Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand is famous for its seafood and you won't find any better or fresher than right here in North Myrtle Beach.  Here are our top five:

Bimini's Oyster Bar: This cozy little beach-themed eatery is tucked away in a strip mall off Restaurant Row.  Featuring excellent steamed shrimp and oysters as well as fresh catch specials and seafood platters, Bimini's is also a popular hangout for tourists and locals alike.  Feeling adventurous?  Try one of their Oyster Shooters!


Duffy Street Seafood Shack:  This locally owned and operated establishment is so good there are now three of them, all in the North Myrtle Beach area.  Try the original on Main Street or spin-offs in Cherry Grove and on Restaurant Row where  hot, fresh seafood is the feature of the day.




Preston's Seafood and Country Buffet: Come hungry to the all-you-can- eat spread, which features all the seafood classics - fish, shrimp, crab and oysters - as well as outstanding  "land food" favorites - prime rib, T-Bone Steaks, fried chicken and baby back ribs.


Rockefeller's Raw Bar: For those who like their seafood fresh and steamed rather than battered and fried, Rockefeller's is your place.  Try the steam kettles filled with shrimp, scallops and more swimming in Old Bay & Beer, Garlic & Wine, and other tasty sauces.



SeaBlue: For a more upscale dining experience, SeaBlue is a modern restaurant one might expect to find in New York City, not North Myrtle Beach.  Featuring outstanding sushi and creative tapas dishes with an extensive wine list, SeaBlue is a great place for a romantic dinner.


Top 5 Places for Family Fun in North Myrtle Beach


Looking for a great way to spend the day with the family?  Here are five fun-filled activities without leaving North Myrtle Beach.

Alabama Theater
1.) Alabama Theater:  Named after the country music super-group that got its start in the honky-tonks of the Grand Strand, the Alabama Theater plays host to Broadway-style shows and big name touring acts, such as George Jones, Bill Cosby and, of course, Alabama.

Barefoot Landing
2.) Barefoot Landing: This massive entertainment, shopping and dining complex has something for the whole family.  Featuring a boardwalk lined with retail outlets, sports bars, theaters, and mare, Barefoot Landing is a place where families can spend the day and never get bored.

Cherry Grove Pier

3.) Cherry Grove Fishing Pier: What better way to spend a day with the kids than fishing for some whoppers.  You might even catch the evening's fresh fish dinner.  Bait, tackle and more are available on-site.

Hawaiian Rumble
4.) Hawaiian Rumble Miniature Golf: In a town filled with putt-putt courses, this island-themed mini-links stands out.  Featuring realistic-looking rock caverns and waterfalls, this course is home to the annul Pro-Minigolf Open.  A live parrot greets visitors in the clubhouse.

Game Zone


5.) Ultimate California Pizza  Game Zone: Perfect for a rainy day or a fun night out to dinner, the Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone is a great place for the kids to blow off some steam in the arcade and work up an appetite for their favorite food.  Discounted game cards and buffet combinations are available.

Can't wait to see you in North Myrtle Beach for your next beach vacation.

Written By: Terry Massey