Myrtle Beach Events
You’re sure to love Plantation Resort in February and March. The shows begin again and the short, mild winter fades to warmer spring. We are ideally located near these great vacation opportunities and many more. Come see for yourself why Plantation Resort is the best place to stay when you visit Myrtle Beach. To stay updated on the latest activities at Plantation Resort, be sure to regularly check our website here. Once again, we’ve put together a list of all the great Myrtle Beach events happening over the next couple months. See bellow:
Silent Cities – Cemetery Tours
January 2 – March 4, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays
12 pm and 2:30 pm
The popular excursion ‘Silent Cities’ offers a rare opportunity to travel on back roads to explore cemeteries at beautiful Brookgreen Gardens and learn about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. This two-hour excursion must be purchased at Keepsakes (the Brookgreen gift shop) at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Reservations are encouraged; please call (843) 235-6038. Excursion guests will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. (Important Note: the Trekker travels over old plantation-era dirt roads, which are quite rough and bumpy in many places. If you have a physical condition that may be affected by riding over rough terrain, they suggest you consider an alternate excursion.)
Paint and Unwined is coming from Murrels Inlet to teach at Plantation Resort! Join us as a professional artist assists you in creating your own painted masterpiece. Feel free to bring your own snacks, beer or wine for a fun time while you paint! Inquire at the Indoor Pool for our painting of the week. Sign up by 10 am Tuesday Indoor Pool Office.
The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Excursion
January 4 – March 2 Mondays & Wednesdays
11 am & 1 pm
$8/adults, $4/child+garden admission
Travel back roads with an interpreter and hear about the history of the prominent Alston family here in colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the location of the plantation house, the Alston family cemetery, grounds of the slave village, and other archaeological sites. Due to its remote location transportation is by mini-bus. Purchase tickets at Keepsakes (the Brookgreen gift shop) at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes.
“Gullah Culture…Remembering While Evolving” Exhibit
January 11 – March 13
12-4:30 pm daily
Free with garden admission, visitors will have an opportunity to view this exhibit of visual art by Patricia Sabree in Learning Lab I of the Wall Lowcountry Center. Sabree’s art reflects her Gullah experiences growing up on a farm with 15 brothers and sisters in Lake City, SC.
Vibrantly colored and filled with energy, each painting tells a story about Gullah culture and lore. “Love Grows” depicts the work ethic of a woman and child planting vegetables. “Son Raise” showcases the pride of a father and son fishing. And “Before Convenience” portrays the discipline and joy of hard work as a woman cooks on a wood burning stove. Sabree, a resident of Bluffton, SC, says her work provides reminiscences of the deep south. She is the owner/operator of Sabree’s Authentic Gullah Art Gallery, Savannah, GA; Sabree’s Headquarters, Charlotte, NC; and an online gallery at www.sabreesgallery.com.
Charles Clary’s Infect[ious] Installations
Jan 21 – Apr 21
10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday; 1-4 pm Sunday; closed Monday
Franklin Burroughs & Simeon Chapin Art Museum
Charles Clary, Studio Art Professor at Coastal Carolina University, uses hand-cut, layered paper to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and sound waves, challenges viewers to suspend disbelief and venture into his fabricated reality in his new exhibit, Infect[ious] Installations. After losing both of his parents in 2013 to smoking related cancers, Clary channeled his grief into creating conceptual ideas for his art and was inspired to explore drywall and discarded wallpaper as a medium. Using this, Clary presents us with the ideas of order from chaos, beauty from destruction and hope for more joyous times.
This spectacular traveling museum exhibition is comprised of a retrospective range of more than 90 wildlife sculptures, etchings and drawings. Critically acclaimed artist and sculpturer Sandy Scott received her formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. She then turned her attention to etchings and printmaking in the 1970’s and to sculpture in the 1980’s.
Born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1943 and raised in Tulsa,Oklahoma, she works today in Lander, Wyoming in a studio near the foundry that casts her bronzes. She also maintains studios on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada, and in the mountains of northern Colorado. Sandy is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to hunt and fish. She believes wildlife artists should be in the field to accurately present their subject to the viewer. Her work is beautifully authentic. She has experienced and lived what she depicts. This must-see exhibit is free with garden admission.
On this special night, the Activity Center transforms into a candlelit bistro where we invite you to enjoy a quiet night out without worrying about traffic, waiting in lines or slaving over a hot stove. Couples are also invited to sit family-style with other couples where they’ve made wonderful friendships from conversations they’ve savored.
From noon to 4:30 p.m., the Children’s Discovery Room features seven interactive stations for children ages 4 – 12 that afford opportunities to learn about the rich history, nature, and art at Brookgreen Gardens. Free with garden admission. In March, the Children’s Discovery Room will open daily.
Carolina Opry’s Newest Show – Time Warp
Beginning February 5 – every Tuesday and Friday through the summer
7 pm – Call for pricing
Carolina Opry Theater
Time Warp is the all new show in Gilmore’s well-known Good Vibrations series! The best music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, blended with rich multimedia screens, special effects and elaborate costuming. This fast-paced, high-energy show will take you back to the decades that brought us the best in American popular music – Journey, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Boston, Led Zeppelin and The Temptations – just to name a few! Come see the newest show on the Grand Strand!
Each Friday this February the shops in downtown Conway will pair up with local students and professional artists for the Rivertown Art Stroll. Each location will host a different artist and chances to meet them to discuss their work plus peruse the stores for goodies. The event is free to attend. Stop by the visitor center for a map of participating stores.
Let Plantation Resort drive you to La Belle Amie where you will enjoy a tour of their lush vineyard and, of course, taste the fruit of their labors with a wine tasting. Reservations required by 5 pm Wednesday. Minimum of 4 people necessary for trip and maximum of 42 people.
Warm up a winter day with hot teas and sweet and savory treats in the Pavilion Restaurant. Seatings are 4 p.m. Make your reservation by calling (843) 235-6016.
Come and enjoy the Father Daughter Dance at Ripley’s Aquarium! For more information and to make reservations, call 843-916-0888 ext. 3272.
Hard Rock Café is rockin’ the Superbowl at the pyramid in celebration of the Big Game’s 50th birthday! Kickoff is at 6:30 pm! Watch the big game on 12 different TVs and the Jumbo Screen! There will be free Appetizers at Half Time, quarterly door prizes and food and drink specials.
Dress up Mardi Gras-style to compete for over $1,000 in cash prizes at the Marshi Gras celebration at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. A parade will be held from Wicked Tuna through the rest of the restaurants along the water led by the Marshi Gras King and Queen. Dress in your best costume for a chance to win cash and gift cards.
Stick around for Louisiana-themed dinner and drink specials and to see if you’re one of the lucky winners! Each restaurant will have live entertainment and fun Mardi Gras swag.
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and downtown businesses are offering specials this Valentine’s Day weekend. Take advantage of two for one specials, up to 50% off and lots more great deals from February 12-14, 2016.
Head to Plyler Park on Saturday for live music, a kissing booth, photo booth fun, camel rides for two and a candy kiss guessing game with amazing prizes. Businesses in the area will offer specials all weekend long. Admission is free. Between Second Avenue North and 15th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.
Whether you’re single or married – divorced or devoted bachelor (or bachelorette), this is the event you don’t want to miss! Enjoy music by DJ JESSE, no cover, complimentary appetizers from 8-9 PM, food & drink specials and giveaways.
Begin your Valentine’s Day right with a deliciously romantic brunch. The special Valentine’s Day brunch buffet is replacing our regular breakfast buffet for the day and it begins a little later so you can relax, sleep in and still have a delicious breakfast to wake up to.
Fabulous four-course dinner, admission to Ripley’s Aquarium, one long-stem rose, and one drink ticket, all in a unique setting. Feel the love at Ripley’s! For more information and reservations, call 843-916-0888 ext. 3272.
Enjoy an evening exploring the wild and humorous ways our local animals go about the serious business of finding a mate in an open and candid manner. In a fire-lit picnic shelter, discover how animals woo their mates by bellowing, singing, giving gifts of food, dancing, leaving scented notes and much more. Enjoy light, Valentine’s style refreshments. Space for the event is limited and registration is required by the preceding Tuesday. Call 843-238-0874 to register. Adults only; 18 years and over. Dress for the weather; it could be chilly!
Guests age 12 and older gain a firsthand look at working in a zoo and spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routine of feeding, cleaning, and animal care. Registration is $150 and limited to one person. Call 843-235-6049.
Candy Land Comes to Life at CMSC
9 am-5 pm
Children’s Museum of South Carolina
$8/general; $6/local and free for members
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina will feature Candyland this winter! Families with kids of all ages can take part in fun-filled candy-themed activities all day! Explore King Candy’s Castle and the peppermint forest and meet with your favorite characters like Princess Frostine and Gramma Gooey.
Gullah Geechee-mania!, an interactive cultural game show in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Presented by Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, the program informs viewers about the unique Gullah Geechee culture and heritage of the southeastern coastal United States. Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. The program is free with garden admission.
Alphonso Brown, will present “Cultural Beliefs and Practices.” Brown is an author and owner and operator of Gullah Tours, Charleston, SC. His lecture is at 1 pm in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. “The Continuing Evolution of Rice Heritage” is the theme of the 2016 “The Reign of Rice Lecture Series.” Programs inform guests about the complexity of Gullah Geechee heritage through the production of rice.
Shuckin’ On the Strand Oyster Roast
February 20 (Rain or Shine)
Hot Fish Club
$30/adults, $10/kids 8 and under
Join gsSCENE at Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet for the 8th annual Shuckin’ on the Strand Oyster Roast. Enjoy your fill of fresh, steamed oysters and live music from Paul Grimshaw. Attendance is limited so reserve your tickets today!
The cost is $30/ticket and includes all-you-can-eat oysters from Harrelson’s Seafood, chicken bog and all the fixins from Hot Fish Club plus two draft beers.
Mark your calendars for this annual event featuring a variety of free kids activities, character appearances, live performance and much, much more!
Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author, “Nature Connects” is an award winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost a half million LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission.
begins March 8
7:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday; 10:30 am Wednesdays and 2 pm Thursdays (except in May)
Ticket start at $34.95 for ages 13 and up.
The Palace Theatre presents Cirque Extreme – The World’s Greatest Thrill Show for the 2016 season! The adrenaline-pumping show includes stuntmen, aerial acrobatics, the Wheel of Destiny and the extremely dangerous Globe of Death featuring motorbikes.
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 55th annual Canadian-American Days Festival with a bevy of events. Thousands of friends from the north flock to our beautiful beaches for the fun celebrations. Gear up for a variety of FREE events including concerts, golf tournaments, discounts and more.
Thompson Farm’s Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Brunch
$19/kids 14 and up; $17/kids 9 to 13; $12/ kids 3 to 8 and free for kids 2 and under
Bucksville Hall/Thompson Farm
The 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Thompson Farm will be held in March along with brunch with the Easter Bunny.
Brunch includes baked ham, bacon, grits, cheddar biscuits, fresh fruit, coffee, juice and milk. Seating is limited for brunch which will be served in Bucksville Hall. Enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, Mickey, Minnie, Sponge Bob and Olaf!
An Easter Egg Hunt will follow brunch with more than 10,000 eggs hidden throughout the farm. Eggs will be stuffed with candy and prizes and each child is guaranteed an egg. One Golden Egg will be hidden for a special prize. Children will be divided into groups during the hunt.
Other activities during the day include Pappy’s Play Area, hay wagon rides and two animal feedings. Call ahead for reservations.
Gear up for the 7th annual Irish Fest presented by Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common. They’ll serve a long list of Irish beers including New Belgium Citradelic, Palmetto Nitro Espresso Porter, Highland Gaelic and more. They’ll also offer traditional Irish fare, live entertainment, vendors and a long list of children’s activities.
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
9 am to 4 pm
Main Street in North Myrtle Beach
The 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 12, 2016. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 am, followed by two stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Along Main Street approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products or serve a variety of treats.
The 28th annual Run to the Sun Car Show, one of the largest in the Southeast, brings thousands of classic cars to Myrtle Beach for a weekend-long event. In addition to bringing classic-car enthusiasts from around the country together, the show raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Last year’s event raised $98,000 for the charities.
Myrtle Beach Highland Games
$5/adult on Friday and $10/adults ages 13 & up; $5 for Seniors ages 65+ and children ages 6-12 on Saturday. Whiskey tastings will be available for $35
The Market Common
The inaugural Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival will be held at The Market Common in Spring 2016. The rain or shine event will feature athletic competitions, whiskey tastings, live music, Celtic shopping and so much more.
Men and women donning authentic kilts will compete in a number of athletic events during the Highland Games. Events include Clachneart, Heavy Weigh Throw, Light Weight Throw, Bramer Stone Throw, Sheaf Toss, Turning the Caber and the Weight Over Bar Toss. Ripley’s will sponsor a Kid’s Glen with groups for kids ages 6 to 12 and under 6.
Sample Irish, Scottish and American whiskeys throughout the day and watch border collie demonstrations along with Scottish Highland dancing, pipe bands and drum lines. Don’t miss the 50/50 raffles and a chance to win a trip to Scotland.
Admission is $5/adult on Friday and $10/adults ages 13 & up; $5 for Seniors ages 65+ and children ages 6-12 on Saturday. Whiskey tastings will be available for $35. Tickets can be purchased through The Highland Games website.
Members and guests will have an entire day of programs and talks when you can interact with some of the top gardening experts in the Southeast and Brookgreen’s horticulture staff. The event is free with garden admission.
Kick off the Myrtle Beach Marathon weekend with the family at the Ripley’s Family Fun Run at Broadway at the Beach! For more information, click here.
Join the Myrtle Beach Marathon weekend fun with the Neon Night 5k! For more information, click here.
Celebrate the Easter weekend with Broadway at the Beach as they light up the sky with an awesome fireworks display!
Hard Rock Cafe Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturday, March 26
$9.95/person, Kids ages two and under eat free with a paying adult
Hard Rock Cafe (Broadway at the Beach)
Hard Rock Cafe is set to host Breakfast with the Bunny at their Myrtle Beach location. Kids will get a special Easter treat from the bunny and everyone gets to feast on scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, fresh-baked biscuits, bacon and more.
The cost is $9.95 per person. Kids ages two and under eat free with a paying adult. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera. Reservations are required.
Hop over to the activity center to buy your tickets to the Plantation Resort Easter Egg hunt. This annual event grows in popularity every year and it’s easy to see why. Snacks, coloring fun and, of course, Easter eggs make this event egg-stra exciting. The Easter egg hunt will be separated into groups for 8-12 year olds and those 8 and under.
Race around Myrtle Beach State Park in the annual “Amazing Race” contest that covers 4.5 to 5.5 miles. Enjoy a day of friendly competition using your wits, athleticism and problem-solving skills to answer questions about nature, complete challenges and solve puzzles. Cleverness and teamwork will be your only tools; no technology allowed! For a leg up in the race, make sure you are familiar with the park. Come see why we think Myrtle Beach State Park is amazing! Teams of two must include at least one adult (18 or over), and no one under 12 years old may participate. Registration is $50/team (no checks). The registration form and rules of the race can be found at the top of the Programs and Events page in January. Registration opens on the second Saturday in January. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Nature Center at 843-238-0874 by the second Saturday in February to register. The race is limited to 30 teams, so register early!
All of these events are just a short drive from Plantation Resort. Be sure to reserve your stay by calling 1-800-845-5039.