Have you ever wanted to dine with a mermaid? Eat pancakes next to a salty scallywag? Or enjoy breakfast and pose with a penguin? Now you can at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach! On various dates throughout March, April, and May, the whole family can enjoy a delicious hot breakfast and meet a mermaid, a pirate, or a penguin. For more dates and more information, contact (843) 916-0888.
Kick-off your Irish celebration bright and early by attending the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in North Myrtle Beach. This family-friendly event begins promptly at 9 a.m. with a festive parade down Main Street. The official festival will begin immediately following the parade and will feature three live entertainment stages, a children’s area with rides and games, and hundreds of local food and retail vendors.
If you have an appreciation for classic cars, hot rods, and trucks, we recommend attending the 33rd Annual Run to the Sun Car Show in Myrtle Beach. The Run to the Sun Car Show is a special Myrtle Beach event and attracts thousands of car enthusiasts and spectators each year. The show will be held at 2501 North Kings Highway between 21st and 29th street in Myrtle Beach from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all three days. Pricing for spectator tickets starts at $10 for adults ages 13 and older. Children ages 12 and under are free. Visit the Run to the Sun Car Show website for more information.
Treat the kiddos to an afternoon of face painting, fun activities, live music, and much more at the 21st Annual Broadway at the Beach KidzTime Festival. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19th, attendees will even get to meet many of their favorite fictional characters and enjoy strolling entertainment. The Help 4 Kids/Backpack Buddies organization will also be on hand accepting monetary and material donations. For more information, call (843) 444-3200. Get even more ideas for things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids.
Get ready for an Easter egg hunting event unlike any other at Thompson Farm’s 9th Annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop and Hunt. Hunts are divided by age group so all kids will get the chance to collect their own Easter eggs. In addition to the egg hunt, take your picture with the Easter bunny, visit the petting zoo and take a hay wagon ride! This festive holiday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (843) 236-1400.
Take a short drive to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet to enjoy their 2nd Annual Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens. Sip wine and eat delicious food in Brookgreen Garden’s immaculate Lowcountry setting, surrounded by vibrant flowers and dazzling sculptures. The festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (843) 235-6000.
The “World Famous” Little River Blue Crab Festival draws enormous crowds 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 crabs, 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 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Call (843) 249-604 for more information.