Myrtle Beach Events: August Roundup
If you are lucky enough to have a beach vacation in the works for August you will find no shortage of fun, family friendly events to keep you busy during your stay. Though the surf and sand are tempting, you are sure to need a few ways to beat the heat and exciting local events present to perfect opportunity to explore everything else that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Check out some of the top things you can enjoy during your August stay at Coral Beach Resort:
Pier Fishing at Myrtle Beach State Park
Get up early and try your hand at catching dinner with a free pier fishing lesson at the Myrtle Beach State Park! Visitors at this event can expect to learn all of the ins and outs of proper fishing technique like how to bait a hook and how to reel in your catch. Guests are invited to bring their own gear or to rent equipment from the nature center for only $5 / person. These lessons are offered each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the end of August. Classes start at 8am and wrap up around 9:30am. Call (843) 238-0874 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Games
Baseball season is in full swing and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to grab tickets to an exciting Myrtle Beach Pelicans game during your stay in Myrtle Beach. The August schedule is packed with games and even offers several home games every single week, making it easy to catch a game no matter what time of the month you are in town. Be sure to take advantage of their generous weekly promotions like $2sDay BrewsDay, which offers $2 craft beer drafts from 6pm – 8pm, Weiner Wednesdays, which offers $1 Hebrew National hotdogs all night long, and Thirsty Thursdays, which offers $1 domestic drafts from 6pm – 8pm. The staff at the stadium knows how to put on a show and hosts lively games and contests in-between innings to keep you entertained. These family friendly games are a “must” during your beach adventure! Call (843) 918-6002 for more information.
Movies After Dark at Surfside Beach
Travel south to the quaint seaside town of Surfside Beach during your trip and take advantage of their free “Movies After Dark” events. Each week, on Thursday evenings, the city will screen a free, family friendly flick on a large outdoor screen at Martin Park. The fun kicks off at 9pm but guests are invited out early to enjoy a little play time and to scope out a good spot for the feature. Scheduled movies for August include Mr. Peabody & Sherman (August 7th) and Rio 2 (August 14th). Concessions will be available for purchase from Sophia’s in case you have a snack craving. This outdoor event is fun for the whole family and is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day at the beach! Call (843) 650-9548 for more information.
Live Entertainment & Good Eats at the House of Blues
For Myrtle Beach’s best in live music and entertainment, plan a visit to the House of Blues. This restaurant and legendary venue hosts musicians, comedians, and special events all year ‘round.
With locations all around the United States, the House of Blues celebrates over 20 years of history with the goal of introducing the world to the music of the rural south – specifically the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll. The Myrtle Beach location is no exception to this and has been entertaining the Grand Strand for over two decades!
The Myrtle Beach House of Blues is a LiveNation venue and attracts and hosts an array of both regional and national talent. The stage has seen performers such as Fuel, Ted Nugent, Dave Chappelle, and Carlos Mencia - to name a few. The outdoor stage, or “the deck” as it is often referred to, often hosts free concerts throughout the summer on Sundays in addition to other festive events.
Speaking of events, you will not be short on things to do during your trip to the beach as the House of Blues puts on plenty of fun throughout the year. Try a totally new experience by grabbing tickets to the weekly Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. During this event, guests will be treated to a decadent multi-course meal and a murder occurs at some point during the meeting. Who did it? You will have to figure it out! Other popular events include the annual Craft Beer Festival, cornhole competitions, Yappy Hour on Sundays (a pet friendly event), and special holiday events.
Be sure to come with an empty stomach, the House of Blues is home to the recently re-vamped Crossroads which features a menu designed by celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. The cuisine incorporates southern staples with a distinctive south of the border flare. Start off in true southern fashion with an order of the Cornbread with Jalapeno Maple Butter or dig into the creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip. For the main event, indulge in decadent options like the Lobster Mac & Cheese or the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. Or, grab a hearty bite with favorites like the Adobo Rubbed Pork Chop or the St. Louis Style Ribs. The Crossroads menu also includes lighter fare like sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers, and several decadent desserts.
Those looking for a lively brunch will definitely want to stop by the House of Blues on a Sunday. This music venue is also home to a famous weekly Gospel Brunch that is sure to keep everyone in your group both entertainment and full! The brunch features all of your breakfast favorites, like various egg varieties, bacon and sausage, scratch made biscuits and gravy, and fluffy pancakes, in addition to plenty of savory lunch favorites, like various carving stations, fresh seafood, and their famous chicken and waffles. Sit back and relax throughout the meal as professional gospel performers sing traditional gospel arrangements selected and arranged by legendary gospel producer Kirk Franklin. This event is fun for the whole family and a great way to spend time together during your beach vacation.
Great for couples or large groups, the House of Blues never fails to exceed expectations with their great live entertainment and fun atmosphere. Whether you are just in the mood to stop in for a bite to eat or plan on enjoying a night of dining and dancing, make sure a trip to the Myrtle Beach House of Blues is part of your vacation in Myrtle Beach. Visit the website for a calendar of events or call (843) 272-3000 for more information.
Top Ways to Beat the Heat
Summer is in full swing here at the beach and things sure are heating up! Though July and August are traditionally the most popular months to take a Myrtle Beach vacation they are also the two hottest months of the year. Proper sun protection and hydration will only get you so far. Sometimes, you need to take a step back from the sun, salt, and sand and kick back to cool off. There are plenty of ways to beat the heat and keep your cool during your beach getaway, take a peek at a few of our top picks:
Wet n’ Wild Fun at Myrtle Waves Water Park
Located directly across from the popular Broadway at the Beach complex, Myrtle Waves is state’s largest water park. This expansive family attraction sits on just over 20 acres and boasts a wide array of rides and slides appropriate for guests of all ages. Test your senses on one of the Turbo Twisters or enjoy a leisurely ride along the Layzee River. With over 10 slides, a large ocean wave pool, two lazy rivers, and several kid friendly play areas, Myrtle Waves is fun for the whole family! Myrtle Waves is open daily throughout the summer, call (843) 913-9250 for more information.
Kick back, cool off, and enjoy an afternoon or evening of live entertainment at one of the local theatres. Whether you are in the mood for a lively concert or you want to see a mind boggling magic performance, you can find just about everything at the beach. See your idols in person at Legends in Concert or catch a live national act at the House of Blues. If you want to bring the kids, check out the Illusions of Magic Show at the Palace Theatre or enjoy dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage. The options are endless! Be sure to ask your reservations specialist for more information on local shows that are happening during your stay in Myrtle Beach.
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Tempt your taste buds with some of the area’s tastiest treats! Nothing “screams” summer quite like a family trip to the ice cream parlor and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places for you to cool off your palette. If you are at Broadway at the Beach, be sure to indulge in your favorite flavors at Ben & Jerry’s; or, if you are looking for a healthier alternative, create your own frozen yogurt concoction at Froyoz. Guests who travel to the north end of the strand will definitely want to try one of the creative cool treats at Maggie Moo’s. With over 50 ice cream flavors and 50 unique mix-ins, the options are endless! Maggie Moo’s is also known for their enticing ice cream cakes and ice cream pizzas. Other popular ice cream spots include Cold Stone Creamery, Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor, and Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop.
A foil proof way of beating the heat is to visit one of the popular indoor attractions that you can find scattered throughout the area. Explore over 100 interactive exhibits at WonderWorks or make a few nautical friends at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Visitors can also meet their favorite celebrities at the new Hollywood Wax Museum or cuddle up with friendly tiger cubs at the TIGERS Preservation Station. Other popular indoor attractions include MagiQuest, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, the Big D Theater.