February may be the year’s shortest month of the year, but it doesn’t fall short on events to keep everyone busy here on the Grand Strand – from the hopeful romantics to the families and those with charitable hearts. Check out our must-do’s and we’ll see you out and about!
Adult Coloring Club
February 1 and 15
11 am-1 pm
Held at the Chapin Memorial Library in Myrtle Beach, this club isn’t just for kids. Join the group in the large conference room upstairs; a few sample pages, coloring pencils and relaxing music are provided. For more info, email email@example.com or call Laura at 843-918-1295.
Cooking Demo at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
11 am-3 pm
This Conway venue hosts cooking demos by staff to show how seasonal food was once prepared on a wood-burning stove on the family farm from 1900-1955. For more info, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Whose Beach Is It Anyway?
This popular improv comedy show runs through February 24 on select dates at Uptown Theater within the Myrtle Beach Mall. Wink, nudge: audience participation and laughs are encouraged! For tickets, call 843-272-4242 or visit www.carolinaimprov.com.
Chocolate & Champagne for the Creatures
The festive restaurant Flo’s Place in Murrells Inlet hosts this one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day-themed fundraiser that includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, champagne, chocolates and a silent auction to benefit SC CARES (Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary). For more info, call 843-685-2167.
Dr. Robert Young: Dolphins
Learn more about these phenomenal sea creatures close to our coast at a lecture by Coastal Carolina University marine science professor Dr. Robert Young, held at Horry County Museum in Conway. For more info, call 843-915-5320 or visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Get your girl power on at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where women from all walks of life gather each year to learn, grow, motivate and co-challenge. For more info on tickets and this year’s nationally known speakers, visit www.wiplconference.com.
Carolina Master Chorale: All You Need is Love
3, 4 and 7:30 pm
It’s the perfect soundtrack to take in this time of year. This talented group, featuring the winners of the first CMC Student Vocal Competition, will sing all the great love ballads in pop, Broadway and opera at four area churches over three days. For more detailed info and tickets, call 843-444-5774.
Celebrate the Son
The best in today’s Southern gospel music will grace the Alabama Theatre stage in North Myrtle Beach, including Guy Penrod, Lynda Randle and more. For tickets and more info, call 843-272-1111.
Cupid’s Comedy Capers Improv Show
The improv gurus get to the heart of the matter, with this Valentine’s Day-themed improv show at Uptown Theater for couples (or singles) looking for a fun night out. For tickets, call 843-272-4242 or visit www.carolinaimprov.com.
The 2nd Annual IceBreaker Race
Your need for speed will be met at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, where this kickoff to the 2017 race season will feature NASCAR Whelen Series late models, Touring Series modified, Chargers, mini stocks and vintages series. For a full schedule and tickets, visit www.mbspeedway.com.
A Coastal Oyster Roast
Aw, shucks, we sure hope you can make it to the Myrtle Beach Train Depot for this all-you-can-eat oyster feast, which also features chicken bog, beer and live music by The Paul Grimshaw Band to benefit the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care’s Palliative Care Program. For tickets, visit www.mercycareoysterroast.org.
The best thing to warm your heart is a bonfire with a glass of wine at La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River. Cuddle up and enjoy the sounds of live music, too. For more info, visit www.labelleamie.com.
Waccamaw Conference 2017
The Horry County Museum, Conway, is the meeting place for this annual gathering, led by Winyah Rivers Foundation, of learning about more ways our community interacts with, understands and is inspired by our area rivers. For more info, call 843-915-5320.
Craft Fair to Benefit the Low Country Food Bank February 12
10 am-4 pm
More than 70 local craft vendors will set up shop at the Base Recreation Center at The Market Common. Just bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food bank. For more info, call 843-286-2580.
Go wild on Valentine’s Day, with an evening event held in a fire-lit picnic shelter at Myrtle Beach State Park that will explore the wild and humorous ways our local animals go about finding a mate, i.e., bellowing, singing, giving gifts of food, dancing, leaving scented notes and more. Bring a flashlight and coffee mug. To register, call 843-238-0874.
The renowned writer, actor and radio personality, best known for his award-winning radio series “A Prairie Home Companion,” performs at The Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach. For tickets, visit www.thecarolinaopry.com.
Join Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center in Georgetown for an exciting time of day: feeding time! Hobcaw’s hungry exhibit critters include fish, crabs, turtles, snakes and an alligator. To register, call 843-904-9017.
23rd Annual Quilt Gala
10 am-4 pm
This Horry County Museum tradition at Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a quilter’s dream, with vendors and speakers and more. For more info, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Mirrored Images: Race Relations Today and Yesterday
10 am-4 pm
To commemorate Black History Month, Brookgreen Gardens hosts this program to educate and inspire. For reservations, call 843-235-6049.
February Parents’ Night Out
Go on, get out of here! The staff at Carolina Forest Recreation Center will take care of your kids with plenty to eat and do while you enjoy a much-needed night on your own. To make reservations, call 843-915-7888.
The Midtown Men
Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach, presents this group comprised of four of the original stars from Broadway’s Jersey Boys. For tickets, call 843-272-1111.
Winter Parrot Head Fest
Even if you can’t change your latitude, you can change your attitude during the cold winter blues at La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River, with live music and the vineyard’s libations. For more info, visit www.labelleamie.com.
MarshiGras on the Marshwalk
Celebrate Fat Tuesday on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, New Orleans-style, with live music, beads, party favors, Mardi Gras food and drink specials and a parade complete with a Dixie Land Jazz Band and prizes for the best costumes. For more info, visit www.marshwalk.com.
Winter Tea Party
Through February 26, Saturdays and Sundays
No one hosts a more spectacular tea party than Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, complete with hot teas, and sweet and savory treats. For tickets, call 843-235-6018.
Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints
Through April 23
This Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum free exhibit features quilts and their print counterparts, created by a group of women from the isolated African-American community of Gee’s Bend, Ala. For hours and more info, visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
The NASCAR Racing Experience, Pace Car Rides and Ride Alongs
Through November 30
9 am-2 pm
This is your chance to grab the wheel (or call shotgun) and hit the track at Myrtle Beach Speedway – the same oval that some of the biggest names in NASCAR once drove, like Jeff Gordon and generations of the Pettys and Earnhardts. For tickets and more info, visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.
Don’t Forget to Reserve Your Stay at Plantation Resort
All of these events are just a short drive from Plantation Resort. Reserve your stay at Plantation Resort by calling 1-800-845-5039 to speak with one of our friendly Owner Services Staff. We’d love to see you in February.