Spring Events in Myrtle Beach
Spring is in the air and Myrtle Beach has plenty in store to help you get out and enjoy the warm weather. From festive St. Patrick’s Day festivals to tasty culinary events, Spring offers plenty to do for our beach visitors! And, our family friendly resort is situated close to all of the action. Curious about what Myrtle Beach has in store for you?
Take a look at these top Spring events in Myrtle Beach
Irish Festival | Market Common | March 11th
Looking for a family friendly St. Pat's celebration? If so, head just a short drive south to the annual Irish Festival at Market Common. Visitors and locals alike flock to Valor Park each year to take part in outdoor games, family crafts, inflatables, face painting, and so much more. There will also be live entertainment throughout the afternoon, plenty of food vendors, and a spacious craft beer garden for the adults. The fun runs from 11am - 7pm - you won't want to miss out!
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 11th
Kick off your Irish celebration bright and early by attending the 29th Annual North Myrtle Beach Parade & Festival. This family-friendly event begins promptly at 9am with the parade down Main Street. The official festival will begin immediately following the parade at 11am and will feature two live entertainment stages, children’s activities including games, rides, and inflatables, and more than 150 local food and retail vendors.
Myrtle Beach Highland Games | Market Common | March 24th – 25th
Celebrate time with family and friends and the great Scottish heritage at the annual Myrtle Beach Highland Games, presented by the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band. This festive two-day event showcases several Scottish games and athletic competitions, an authentic clan village and Celtic marketplace, Scottish whiskey tastings, live music and entertainment, tasty food, and plenty of activities for kids. This event is free to attend and takes place from 6pm – 9pm on Friday and 9am – 5pm pm on Saturday.
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny | Market Common | Various Dates
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny is a four-week series presented by Market Common. Each Saturday in March the Easter Bunny will make special appearances at a select area restaurant. The morning event will include breakfast and a meet & greet with Mr. Bunny. The price is only $10 / person and children under 4 are free of charge. Locations and dates for the events are as follows:
- March 25th – The Brass Tap (843) 945 – 1747
- April 1st - Travina Italian Kitchen (843) 233-8500
- April 8th - Tupelo Honey Café (843) 315-3780
- April 15th - Gordon Biersch (843) 839-0249
Please call each restaurant location for more information and reservations.
Easter Bunny Brunch | Children's Museum of South Carolina | April 8th
Enjoy a tasty breakfast spread and a meet & greet with Mr. Bunny himself at the inagural Easter Bunny Brunch. This Children's Museum event kicks off at 8am and will include a hot brunch buffet, Easter themed activities and games, and a complimentary photo. Visitors can also enjoy an Easter egg hunt around the museum immediately after breakfast. Tickets are $6 / person for members and $12 / person for non-members; call (843) 946-9469 for information.
Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Baseball Kickoff | April 13th - 19th
Stock up on peanuts and cracker jacks – baseball season is just around the corner! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, will kick-off the season with a week-long home opener against the Frederick Keys. Myrtle Beach Pelicans games are always fun for the whole family as the team puts on entertainment between innings and several other fun promotions throughout the week like “$2sDay Brewsday” (which offers $2 craft beer from 6-8), “Weiner Wednesdays” (which offers $1 hotdogs all night long), and weekly fireworks shows. Tickets can be purchased in advance at any time or at the stadium box-office and games start at 7:05pm (unless stated otherwise). Call (843) 918-6000 for more information.
Little River Blue Crab Festival | May 20th – 21st
The “Word Famous” Little River Blue Crab Festival draws crowds of over 50,000 each year, making it one of the biggest festivals in the southeast. Guests flock from far and wide each year to take part in food, fellowship, friends, and plenty of crab, of course! This weekend-long event will offer live entertainment from popular local performers, arts and crafts, children’s activities, games, and tons of local food and business vendors. This event is truly one of a kind and is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $4 if purchased in advance or $5 at the gate and the festival runs from 9am – 6pm each day. Call (843) 249-604 for more information.
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Holiday Events Near Coral Beach Resort
The holiday season is upon us and Myrtle Beach is filled with Christmas cheer! From exciting local parades to lively holiday themed entertainment, you are sure to find plenty to keep you busy throughout the month. Snowbirds and holiday visitors alike are sure to enjoy these top entertainment choices – many of which are located right near Coral Beach Resort.
Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows
The holiday fun officially kicks off right after Halloween weekend for many Myrtle Beach area theaters. The Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, and Legends in Concert will all debut their Christmas shows the first week of November.
Alabama Theatre “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show”
The Alabama Theatre knows how to put on a show and their holiday spectacular is no exception! Enjoy lively performances of both classic and contemporary holiday tunes at this annual show that will run from November 2nd – January 2nd.
The Carolina Opry “Christmas Show of The South”
The Carolina Opry is proud to once again present their annual “Christmas Show of The South”. This grand spectacle showcases some of the top musical talent along the Grand Strand and will run from November 2nd – January 2nd.
Legends In Concert
See your favorite celebrities performing your favorite holiday tunes at Legends in Concert! Conveniently located across from Broadway at the Beach, Legends in Concert always features a spectacular impersonator lineup and performances that will keep you on your feet!
If you are looking for a great holiday event for the whole family, be sure to check out the seasonal show offered at Pirate’s Voyage! This dinner and show combo runs from November 5th – January 2nd and includes a decadent four course meal.
Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Parades
The Grand Strand offers several Christmas parades throughout the holiday season to help put you in the holiday spirit!
· Little River: Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, November 28th, 5pm
· North Myrtle Beach: North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, December 3rd, 5:30 pm
· Myrtle Beach: Broadway at the Beach Holiday Parade, December 5th, 11am
· Murrells Inlet: Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade, December 6th, 3 pm
· Conway: Downtown Conway Christmas Parade, December 12th, 10am
· Surfside Beach: Surfside Beach Christmas Parade, December 12th, 2pm
Myrtle Beach Holidays on the Boardwalk
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular draw for guests throughout the year and the holidays are no exception. Head just a few short blocks from Coral Beach Resort to take advantage of the following festive holiday activities:
· November 26th – Tree lighting ceremony at Plyler Park
· December 3rd – Santa Paws Doggie Contest Benefiting Grand Strand Humane Society
· December 10th – Family Christmas movie & hot chocolate on the lawn
· December 20th – Community candlelight caroling & family scavenger hunt
· December 31st – New Year’s Eve oyster roast
Additionally, each event will feature family friendly games and activities along the boardwalk, like camel rides, polar express train rides, live music and entertainment, special appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and much more.
A Very Broadway Christmas | Broadway at the Beach | December 3rd
Get in the holiday spirit and get a little holiday shopping done at Broadway at the Beach! The fun kicks off with the annual Broadway at the Beach Christmas parade at 11am. The parade starts at The Ripley’s Aquarium and meanders all the way around the Broadway complex. Following the parade, Broadway will offer an array of family friendly games and entertainment throughout the afternoon. This is the perfect time to explore the local shops and enjoy the festive decorations. The evening will conclude with the annual Broadway at the Beach tree lighting at 6pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks show over the lake.
Festival of Trees | Ripley’s Aquarium | November 6th – December 31st
Experience the area’s most colorful and comprehensive display of Christmas trees at The Ripley’s Aquarium. The annual Festival of Trees event offers fifty uniquely decorated trees, one for each state. The entire facility will be decked from top to bottom with holiday cheer, including decorations for each exhibit. Come see this impressive display and enjoy all of the other year-round aquarium attractions, including the famous Dangerous Reef exhibit. This holiday event is included with regular aquarium admission. Call (800) 734-8888 for more information.
Night of a Thousand Candles | Brookgreen Gardens | Various Dates
The Night of a Thousand Candles event at Brookgreen Gardens is one of the area’s most highly anticipated annual events. As the name suggests, this special event will feature more than 5,000 hand lit candles scattered throughout the scenic gardens, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. Guests can enjoy perusing the holiday themed exhibits while sipping on warm cider or cocoa and listening to live holiday entertainment. This event takes place on select weekends before Christmas:
· December 1st – 3rd
· December 8th – 10th
· December 15th – 18th
Call (843) 235-6000 for more information or to purchase tickets.
What holiday event are you most looking forward to during your holiday visit to Myrtle Beach?
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Decadent On-Site Dining at Coral Beach Resort
Whether you are looking to grab a quick meal to-go before hitting the town or you are ready to settle in for a hearty dinner after a busy day at the beach, you won’t have to look far for great eats during your stay at Coral Beach Resort. Our pristine family friendly hotel boasts FIVE unique dining options, making it easy to please even the pickiest eater. From a full breakfast buffet to a swanky beach lounge, we have everything you could ever need right here on-site.
Take a look at all of the great on-site dining options that you can enjoy during your stay at Coral Beach Resort!
Atlantis Restaurant – Breakfast Buffet
The full-service breakfast buffet at Atlantis Restaurant offers a host of decadent breakfast items to help you start off your day on a high note. Selections vary but often include various egg preparations, homemade waffles and pancakes, French toast, pastries, breakfast meats like sausage and bacon, freshly baked biscuits and gravy, and much more! And, there is always plenty of fresh brewed coffee for when you need an extra pick-me-up.
Coral Bean Café – Coffee & To-Go Items
Seeking a quick meal on the go or a fresh cup of Joe? If so, look no farther than the Coral Bean Café. Snacks include bagels, various fresh pastries, fresh fruit, sandwiches and wraps, and other “grab ‘n go” items that are ideal for a quick breakfast or lunch. Additionally, Coral Bean Café is one of the few hotel shops to serve Starbucks Coffee and the baristas can whip up any of your favorite concoctions.
The Entertainment Zone Bowling & Arcade – Grill & Ice Cream
Take a break from the sun and sand and check out the on-site bowling alley, arcade, and grill located at The Entertainment Zone. This newly revamped recreation area offers 8-lanes of bowling, an exciting array of arcade games, and a full snack bar and ice cream shop that is perfect for feeding a crowd. Popular grill items include grilled burgers, hot dogs, wings, and pizza while those looking to beat the heat will love the hand scooped ice cream!
Ocean 6 Bar & Lounge – Cocktails & Tapas
Need a break from the little ones? Step inside the Ocean 6 Bar & Lounge and unwind with a cool cocktail and decadent small plates. A true lounge, Ocean 6 is expertly decorated with contemporary furniture and sports a distinctive “island flare” to help you embrace your beach experience. Ocean 6 serves a wide variety of beer, wine, and cocktails in addition to a grill menu and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5pm – 6pm daily during the summer season.
Splash Bar & Grill – Oceanfront Dining
Keep is casual and grab a spot oceanfront at Splash Bar & Grill, conveniently located on the outdoor pool deck. The menu is diverse and offers everything from light entrees like salads, sandwiches, and wraps to heartier options like burgers, fried seafood baskets, and more! Additionally, Splash offers a full bar list with plenty of tempting tropical concoctions and provides live entertainment throughout the summer. Splash is THE place to be during the summer as the pool deck is bustling with live entertainment and on-site events that are sure to keep your family laughing all night long.
If you want to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out our roundup of the top dining near Coral Beach Resort.