Myrtle Beach Area Events 2014: January – March

Come for our beaches. Stay for our events!

There’s always something exciting happening just minutes from our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts. Consider attending one or more of the following events or festivals happening soon along The Strand:

January 9 – 19
Restaurant Week: Try out delicious fare from dozens of local restaurants at discounted prices!

January 10 – 12
30th Annual Grand Strand Boat Show: Be part of this renowned show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

January 19 – 21
2014 Weekend Freedom Rally to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.: Honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at this event featuring a luncheon, parade and more.

January 24 – 25
39th Annual South Carolina Square and Round Dance Convention: Dance and dream through several parties and workshops during this two-day event.

February 1
Conway Chocolate Walk: This annual event features decadent treats from over 25 shops and restaurants in combination with delightful shopping in Downtown Conway.

February 15
17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon: Participate in the full marathon, half marathon, 5K, fun run, bike ride route or other festivities to benefit local charities.

March 1
6th Annual Taste of the Coast at Barefoot Landing: Indulge in the best food, drinks and fun from throughout The Grand Strand, all in one exciting location.

March 9 – 17
Canadian-American Days Festival: From beachside barbeques and movies, to concerts and games, this is an event like no other!

March 15
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: See the largest parade in the area with over 100 entries each year.

Call us today at (877) 624-6052 to book a hotel room at a great rate near these events, or ask about special packages available during your specific travel dates!

10 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach Year-round

Home to world-renown beaches and some of the best golf courses in the state, The Strand is a popular summer destination for families, couples and college students. But did you know that there are also plenty of other things to do in Myrtle Beach during the winter months?

Here are 10 of our favorite things to do year-round:

1. Ride the Myrtle Beach Skywheel 200 feet above sea level for beautiful views of the ocean by day and sparkling city lights by night.

2. Explore unique attractions at Broadway at the Beach like the Backstage Mirror Maze, MagiQuest, WonderWorks and Helicopter Adventures.

3. Catch a comedy show at Comedy Cabana or the Carolina Improv Company!

4. See hundreds of ocean creatures as you walk along glass-walled tunnels, pet stingrays and horseshoe crabs, and much more at Ripley’s Aquarium .

5. Experience the glitz, glitter and glam of The Carolina Opry – a theatric musical performance unmatched by any other in the state.

6. Indulge your adventurous side at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, an old-fashioned park featuring 30+ rides, including a wooden roller coaster, go-karts and the biggest Ferris wheel in the state.

7. Grab dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast and Adventure or at Medieval Times to experience live music, acrobatic dances and special effects.

8. Test the limits of speed at NASCAR SpeedPark, where you’ll find 19 race-themed attractions, including go-karts, a SkyCoaster, kids’ rides, an arcade and more!

9. Hunt for unique souvenirs at Barefoot Landing, home to gift shops like Del Sol, Cloud Nine, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Bombay Bomba and Surf & Sand Beach Shoppe.

10. Go for a hike along the nature trails at Myrtle Beach State Park to explore unspoiled marshes and natural wildlife.

As an added bonus, the crowds at many of these attractions thin out during the winter months, so you and your companions can spend less time waiting in line and more time on rides, laughing out loud or reconnecting with natural wonders.

Start planning your visit today!