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Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival Labor Day Weekend


The unofficial end of summer would be incomplete without great food, live entertainment and a three-day party. Fortunately, the Beach, Boogie & BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach takes care of all that.

The 8th annual event runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at Grand Park and Forbes Court at The Market Common, and you’d better come hungry; more than 75 competitors and vendors will be offering the very best barbeque they can muster. Many will be competing in Sunday’s championship cook-off for the chance to win $10,000.

Wash that barbeque down with a cold one from the beer and wine garden; you may want to bring the kids to the kids’ zone first. The whole family will enjoy the live wake board and flyboard demonstrations, however, as well as performances by Wall Street, Jim Quick & Coastline, and other bands. See the full schedule of events here.

Taste of the Coast at Barefoot Landing

Taste-of-the-CoastIn town for the weekend? Check out Barefoot Landing’s “Taste of the Coast” event tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sixth annual festival will feature booths for local restaurants, so come hungry. There will also be live entertainment and a place for the kids to hang out, so it’s great for the whole family.

SOS Fall Migration Starts This Friday

Don’t forget, shaggers: Head to North Myrtle Beach Sept. 14 for one of the biggest dance festivals in the area. Dancers will get to show off their talents at the dance lounges on Main Street, and everyone will enjoy the two big block parties on Fun Sunday and Fun Monday.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, we still have some available homes and condos close to Main Street. Check out our rentals page for more details.

SOS Fall Migration Sept. 14–23

Hundreds of shaggers will be migrating (see what we did there?) to North Myrtle Beach for the Society of Stranders fall dance festival this September. Although you’ll be able to dance your heart at one of the many dance clubs and lounges along Main Street, you won’t want to miss the event’s two big block parties on Fun Sunday and Fun Monday. They’ll feature food, music, merchandise and, of course, dancing.

SOS has a list of dates on their website. Don’t forget that we have plenty of homes and condos close to Main Street!

Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

Spend the last long weekend of summer in North Myrtle Beach. There will be plenty of stuff to do, so you can close out the season right. See just a sampling of events below:

Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival (8/31–9/2): This event at the Market Common features a beer garden, arts and crafts exhibitors and live entertainment. Bring the whole family, or drop the kids off at the Kids’ Zone to explore on your own.

Labor Day Fireworks at Barefoot Landing (9/1): Starting at 10 p.m., the shopping and entertainment complex will put on a fantastic fireworks show over the lake. There will also be fireworks at Broadway at the Beach at 10 p.m., and on Sunday after the Pelicans baseball game.

Beers, Brews and BBQ (9/2): Starting at 5 p.m., the free event at House of Blues will feature an assortment of local BBQ items and specialty craft beers for purchase like $3 bottles and $4 drafts.

World Amateur Golf Championship (8/27–8/31): Take an extra long weekend and catch the tail end of this tournament on Friday. The biggest perk is the 19th Hole, billed as “equal parts…clubhouse, grill, exhibition and party” on the event’s website.



Mayfest on Main Kick-off Concert Friday

Grab your lawn chairs and head down to Main Street on Friday for a free concert to kick off the annual Mayfest on Main festival. The Carolina Soul Band will perform from 6:30–8:30 p.m..

Can’t make it on Friday? Mayfest on Main events will be happening all day Saturday, too! The festivities will feature arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and a children’s area. There’s plenty of parking as well; be sure to check out the concert schedule at “the Horseshoe” before you go.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Tonight is opening night of the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, held at Carmike Cinema 16 at Broadway at the Beach. This nine day event will screen independent projects on all kinds of topics; you are pretty much guaranteed to find something that interests your inner movie buff.  Here is a sample of the schedule:

  • Shag Nation (4/21):  A documentary about the Carolina Shag and the charmingly quirky subculture behind it.
  • Wiggle Room (4/22): Stop-Motion Animation film about what happens around the house when you’re not there.
  • Lovers in Kiev (4/24): Anthology of short films by analogy with the project ‘Paris, I Love You’, ‘New York, I love you. ‘ Almanac will consist of 8 meters short of young Ukrainian filmmakers. The authors intend to show Ukrainian capital through the eyes of romantic youngsters.

More synopses are available on their website.

Spring Break in North Myrtle Beach

Grand Cayman putting green

Practice your game for next year's Monday after the Masters event on Grand Cayman's putting green

Have some time off next month? Spend it in North Myrtle Beach! When you’re not relaxing on the beach, check out some of these fun April events in the area:

  • 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Held in McLean Park April 7, this family-friendly event is free and great for the kids. It starts promptly at 10 a.m., and will go until noon. We even heard the Easter bunny will make an appearance.
  • Monday After the Masters: This year’s event is sold out, but we wanted to tell you about it anyway so you can start planning for next year. Nineties super group Hootie and the Blowfish will host a golf tournament April 9, the Monday after  – you guessed it – the Masters. They then perform a show at the House of Blues.
  • A Night Out at Barefoot: This April 12 event is like a bar crawl, but with food. A $5 wristband will give you access to Barefoot Landing’s numerous restaurants and bars, many of which will be offering $5 appetizer and $4 dessert specials.
  • SOS Spring Safari: Shaggers can show off their talents at one of the many dance clubs along Main Street. The week-long event starts April 20; book a stay at one of our properties for this event and we’ll give you a 15% discount.
  • Myrtle Beach International Film Festival: Humor your inner film buff and check out this event, held April 20-28th. The festival will show more than 30 movies, on topics such as shag dancing, mobsters and hidden treasure.

We have a ton of fabulous homes and condos that are close to the beach, Main Street, and the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the area. Our Grand Cayman condos, for instance, are located in Cherry Grove, which is the heart of North Myrtle Beach. They’re close to everything, and can sleep up 24 people comfortably. Check out our vacation rentals page for more details.

NMB St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year’s parade, on Saturday, March 17, starts promptly at 9 a.m. and will feature more than 100 floats and musical groups. After it’s over, you can explore the street fair from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., which will have 125 arts and crafts vendors, food from local restaurants and two stages of live entertainment.

The event’s always a popular one in the North Myrtle Beach area, so be sure to arrive early and get a good spot. Don’t forget that we have many homes and condos close to the parade!


Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so thankful for all of our loyal guests and homeowners – you are the reason for our success this past year. Have a safe, wonderful holiday and don’t forget to attend the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta on Saturday!

The Endless Summer Festival is Tomorrow…

You’re going, right?

North Myrtle Beach’s annual festival, which takes place at the “Horseshoe” on Main Street from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will feature live entertainment, craft and food vendors and a classic and antique car show. More importantly, we will have a booth there, and we’ll be offering a fabulous giveaway, too.  Don’t miss out – come visit us!

Visit Us at the Endless Summer Festival

We are all about summer in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, we take it so seriously that the town is hosting the Endless Summer Festival next Saturday, 10/29, at the “Horseshoe” on MainStreet. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., you can enjoy live entertainment, craft and food vendors and a classic and antique car show. There will also be a play area and carnival rides for kids.

While you’re there, stop by Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach’s booth! We’ll have key chains and candy, as well as a fabulous giveaway. Want to know what that giveaway is? Well, you’ll just have to visit and find out!

Brookgreen Gardens – October Activities

In case you don’t get our newsletter (and why not?), we’ve highlighted Brookgreen Gardens as our attraction of the month. This historical landmark boasts the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas, as well as the largest outdoor collection of American sculpture in the world. Their October calendar is filled with great events, such as the Harvest Home Festival, which is this weekend. The festival include activities like scarecrow building, pumpkin painting and hayrides, as well as live entertainment and square dances. It is free with garden admission, with the exception of the hayride and pumpkin painting (those start at $4).

Visit Brookgreen Gardens’ events page for more ideas!

Little River Shrimp and Jazz Festival: October 8

Little River Shrimp and Jazz Festival, Little River activitiesSeafood and jazz are great on their own, so why wouldn’t they be terrific together? From 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., hang out at the Little River waterfront and enjoy live music from acts like Grenoldo Frazier, Kat Daniels, the Arlin Strader Trio and Bernie Kenerson. There will also be activities for kids, vendors and lots of food.  It’s free, so stop by – all of our properties are only a few minutes away from Little River!

Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Rally: September 28 – October 2

This annual motorcycle festival will roll into Murrells Inlet next Wednesday! One of the rally’s highlights is the guided Poker Run tours. During a Poker Run, riders travel along a designated route, stopping occasionally to play a hand of poker; whoever has the best hand at the end wins. There’s a $20 entry fee, but you could win that back in prizes!

We have many great bike-friendly properties available; book your stay today. Don’t forget that you can now save your favorite property searches so that you can view them later.

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