Don’t Miss the World Famous Blue Crab Festival


It’s at this time of the year that everyone in the area looks forward to the world famous Blue Crab Festival taking place in Little River, South Carolina. This 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival is held on the Waterfront in Little River on May 20 and 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and should not be missed!

Don't Miss the World Famous Blue Crab Festival

The Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with attendance of more than 50,000 people. This year’s festival will feature more than 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, outstanding entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

The readers of the Sun News have awarded the Blue Crab Festival the “Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand” for the past six consecutive years. The festival is one of the leading events in the area that you won’t want to miss whether you live here or are on vacation. The event is open to the public. It provides attendees with a large variety of excellent vendors, entertainment, food and fellowship.

Don't Miss the World Famous Blue Crab Festival

Blue crabs and other fresh, local seafood are available for purchase from local restaurants within the festival. The purpose of the festival is to support and showcase the fabulous atmosphere of the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area of coastal South Carolina.

Admission tickets are $4 for a 1-day advance ticket, $5 for a 1-day general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at Little River Chamber of Commerce, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CresCom Bank – Little River Branch, CCNB – All Branches, and First Palmetto Bank – Little River.

No dogs or other pets are allowed at the festival with the exception of service animals. For more information, please call (843) 249-6604.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Restaurant Week: The 11 Tastiest Days of the Year


If you’re staying at any of our off-season vacation rentals you will be able to experience the 11 tastiest days of the year right here in Myrtle Beach. Between January 12-22, 2017, you can treat yourself to special restaurant meals and some super deals on found at this time of the year.

The 11 Tastiest Days of the Year
The following restaurants in the Grand Strand region are just some that are a part of the 2017 edition of Restaurant Week South Carolina. This is an 11-day celebration that includes many restaurants offering special discounts, promotions, new menu items and a whole lot more.

Some of the Participating Restaurants include:

21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Aspen Grille
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Ave., Little River, SC
Cafe Amalfi
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC
Landry’s Seafood
1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Myrtle Beach
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach, SC
Vintage Twelve
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC



2nd Annual Taste of the MarshWalk

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend to cure those post football blues, be sure to check out the 2nd Annual Taste of the Marshwalk at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8.

2nd Annual Taste of the MarshWalk
This free event offers samples of the chef’s favorite dishes from each of seven award-winning restaurants. Local artisans, crafters, live music, and kids activities will be set up along the MarshWalk both days, providing a fun-filled weekend in the Inlet.

Small dish tasting includes the area’s freshest local seafood and plenty of non-seafood items for the land lovers – all available at $3-$5 per sample. Come enjoy seared scallops, low country boil, shrimp & grits, crawfish, pulled pork, smoked salmon, BBQ, sushi, trigger fish tacos, and lots more.

2nd Annual Taste of the MarshWalk
Sample Dishes to include:
Dockside: Shrimp & Grits, Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage
Drunken Jacks: Seared Sea Scallop over Crab Risotto with Micro Greens, Hushpuppies & honey butter
Dead Dog: Low County Boil * BBQ Ribs * Pulled Pork * Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
Bovines: Marinated Beef Kabobs (Sirloin Tips Char-grilled with peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes) * Local Seafood Gumbo
Wahoo’s: Trigger Fish Tacos with Mango BBQ glaze, Shredded Red Cabbage, Avocado Puree & Queso Oaxala * Smoked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Crème Fraiche & Dill Charred Scallion Oil * Fried Shrimp
Wicked Tuna: Chef Selection of Sushi Rolls * Local Creole Catch with Cheddar Grits
Creek Ratz: Mahi Tacos * Gator Bites * Oysters on the ½ Shell

Live music will include local favorites such as Randy McQuay, Ronnie O’Briant, Sweet Sweet, The Matt Parker Duo, Fret Buzz, Julio Navarro, Ed Torres, and more. Local artists, jewelry designers, crafters, wood carvers, and unique clothing items, will be featured among the many vendors present. Kids will have a great time with the bounce houses, face painting, temporary tattoos, and crabbing demos just for them.

Call 843-497-3450 for more information or if you have questions. It should be a fun weekend!

Don’t Miss the 31st Annual Taste of the Town

Each year the largest culinary and social event of the year can be found right here in Myrtle Beach. This year the 31st Annual Taste of the Town will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 4-10 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. If you’ve never attended Taste of the Town, be sure to move it to the top of your local events to participate in list.

LOCAL EVENTS: 31st Annual Taste of the Town

More than 50 area restaurants will be participating in the event and offering exclusive and freshly prepared appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Each restaurant has their own booth set up where they will be selling “Tapas-style” items from their menus for $1 through $4 apiece.

The restaurants participating in Taste of the Town compete for awards such as Favorite Restaurant – Entrée, Favorite Restaurant – Dessert, Best Large Booth Design, Best Small Booth Design, People’s Choice – Favorite Entrée and Favorite Dessert and Kid’s Choice – Favorite Entrée and Favorite Dessert. There will also be an award for the 2014 Celebrity Bar Tender, taking place from 5-7 p.m. in the Beer and Wine Garden.

31st Annual Taste of the Town AWARDS

Live entertainment will be provided by High Steppin Country, Bullfrog, and the Austin Mowery Band. There will be a family fun area with a Kid’s Zone, inflatable jumping houses, rock wall, scavenger house and a photo booth.

Every ticket purchased counts towards determining which restaurant and bar tender are ultimately awarded the coveted 2014 Taste of the Town trophy for display in their restaurant. The food tickets will serve as your votes.

Admission is $6 at the door. Children 14 and under will be admitted free with adult. Advance Admission Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at, at all HTC locations, St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish office, and at St. Andrew Catholic School, 3601 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach. Food tickets are $1 and will be sold at the event.

We hope to see you there!


Youth Baseball Nationals to be Held in Myrtle Beach

The Youth Baseball Nationals in Myrtle Beach will take place on three separate weeks from Friday, June 13 through Thursday, July 3, 2014. This is a week-long national tournament for 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U and 15U baseball teams played on the turf fields at beautiful Grand Park at Market Common in Myrtle Beach, right on the Atlantic coast. This park is one of the best youth baseball complexes in the country and Myrtle Beach is the ultimate baseball vacation destination with so many great activities and local events you’ll want to do everything there is to do here!

Youth Baseball NationalsMyrtle Beach, South Carolina, is not just one of the best vacation destinations in the country but also a superb place to go for your team’s next travel baseball tournament. There is plenty of local events to experience while in town for a week. With all the rides, shopping, entertainment and restaurants, you’ll have to remind yourself you’re really here for the tournament!

This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for your kids that will build memories they’ll talk about forever. They won’t want to miss this, the biggest premier youth travel baseball tournament in the country.

Myrtle Waves Water ParkAll players and coaches will receive complimentary admission to Myrtle Waves water park as part of your tournament package. Myrtle Waves is the largest water park in the state of South Carolina and features tube slides and an awesome selection of speed slides!

As part of your tournament package all players and coaches will also receive complimentary admission to the Broadway Grand Prix Race Park. Broadway Grand Prix offers an exhilarating experience for all ages! They have seven tracks racing to bring families together, a SpeedDome arcade with over 50 games including side-by-side linked racing machines, and kiddie rides for the little ones where parents can ride along too! You can also visit two 18 hole mini golf courses for all to enjoy a round or two.

Teams will have an off day scheduled during pool play, the first 4 days of the Nationals, enabling your team and family members to spend time at this park, Myrtle Waves water park or Wild, Water and Wheels water park or just swing by when your done with your games for the day. Players and coaches are free and discounted admission will be available for all family members.

Grand Prix Family Race ParkThere will also be complimentary admission to Wild, Water & Wheels for all family members staying with select lodging partners is. Each water park features numerous slides, wave pools, lazy rivers and more. The Broadway Grand Prix Speed Park features 7 tracks and go carts of all different sizes. Take an exciting plunge on the world’s largest tubular slides, the Turbo Twisters, at Myrtle Waves. Take the Free Fall Cliff Dive, a water slide propelling you 45mph through a tunnel that opens up to a near vertical drop at Wild, Water and Wheels. Buckle up and floor it on the many awesome road tracks at Broadway Grand Prix! This is guaranteed to be the most fun your family has ever had!

Players also will receive vouchers for free appetizers and meals at local area restaurants, play 6-10 games on major league quality fields, participate in and have the opportunity to win skills competitions against other players, including Around the Horn, Home Run Derby, 9 Hole and Speed Burner. They’ll also have the opportunity to be selected to play in the Nationals All-Star Game that includes a special All-Star Jersey and medal.

Youth Baseball Nationals championsBesides the above mentioned complimentary admission passes coaches will also receive a moisture wicking Nationals practice shirt, free appetizer and meal vouchers for local area restaurants, Coach Field Pass allowing access to the dugout and field during games, 6-10 games coaching on major league quality fields, and the opportunity to coach in the Nationals All-Star Game that includes a special coach’s gift.

After 5 consecutive days of competition among players, great memories and fun times, the tournament culminates on Championship Thursday. This is the tournament’s marquee day and one of the big reasons this is such a fun-filled experience for all of the players and coaches. The activities begin at 10 a.m. with the final four in each age group and end with the championship games starting under the lights at approximately 9:00 p.m. All players will participate in skills competitions, will be eligible to be selected for the Nationals All-Star teams, and will receive parting gift packages and goodies for their participation in the Nationals. By the end of the evening a national champion will be crowned!

109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference in Myrtle Beach

The South Carolina State Firefighter’s Association has announced the 109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference being held from June 9-14, 2014 at the popular Myrtle Beach Convention Center where many local events are held.

This is a training and educational conference that will feature world-renown instructors and keynote speakers that will deliver programs to impart knowledge, provoke thought and revive your love for the job. There will be over 150 vendors set up in the 100,800 square foot exhibit hall so you won’t want to miss this!

109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference

Your SCSFA Membership ID Badge is your ticket to free training and all activities at this conference. There is no need to register if you hold this ID Badge. All training opportunities are held on a first come, first served basis until the room capacity is full.

All Hands On Training (HOT) classes will be offered at the Myrtle Beach Fire Department Training Ground. You must register through the SC Firefighter’s Association for these classes. Class space is limited. You will be expected to provide your own transportation and PPE to these classes.

The schedule for this year’s Fire-Rescue Conference includes events such as the following:

June 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ Annual Golf Tournament at the Wild Wing Golf Plantation
June 11 at 7 to 10 p.m. ~ Firefighter’s Night at the Pelicans Baseball Game
June 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. ~ Opening Ceremonies
June 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.~ Exhibit Hall Open109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference
June 12 from 12 to 5 p.m.~ EMT Competition
June 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. ~ Delegate Orientation and Business Meeting
June 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. ~ Firefighter Games
June 12 at 6:00 p.m. ~ The Explorer Post competition will be held at the host Convention Center. All Registration forms are due by May 30, 2014.
June 12 at 6:00 p.m. ~ The Firefighter Bash and Games will be held at the host Convention Center.
June 13, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ~ Red Cross Blood Drive
June 13 from 5 to 10 p.m. ~ Family Fun Night at WonderWorks
June 14 at 8 a.m. ~ 5K Fitness Race

Follow the conference on Twitter @FireRescueSC, OR get updates via text message by sending “follow firerescuesc” to 40404

2014 Coastal Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival

As part of Restaurant Week 2014 in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association is hosting the 4th annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival at Pyler Park the week of June 2-8, 2014. This is a 7-day celebration of the Myrtle Beach area culinary scene and features several of the Grand Strand’s most mouth watering restaurants. Local events like this reminds us that the Myrtle Beach area is a culinary destination with top chefs, farm to table dining, fine wine and so much more you won’t want to miss!

This year’s Coastal Uncorked festival will include specialty wine, spirits and beer dinners, our signature culinary village and tasting tents complete with live music.

Returning by popular demand is the exciting Tasting Trolleys. The 8 trolley stops for this year’s Tasting Trolley event takes place June 7th and will feature the following themed stops:

Island Vista Oceanfront Resort
Caribbean Resort
Plyler Park
2nd Ave. Pier
Breakers Resort
New South Brewery
Springmaid Beach Resort
Damon’s Grill
Restaurants will be offering a 3-Course Pre-Set Menu at $15, $25 or $35 per person. Participating restaurants for this year’s festival include:

The Brentwood
Damon’s Grill
The Cypress Room
Croissants Bistro
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
Chestnut Hill
If you and your family are planning to be in the area next week be sure to check out this very popular food and wine festival. When you’re looking for accommodations where you can affordably stay in comfort or are interested in golf packages, give Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals, Inc. a call at 800-845-0833 and we’ll tell you all about our super deals.

Come Enjoy a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game

What better time to take in a baseball game with the family than while you’re on vacation in Myrtle Beach. You see, we’re not just about golf and the ocean around here – there’s many local events that include amusement and entertainment in the surrounding Grand Strand area as well.

Pelicans Baseball GameOut of the mouths of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans themselves, when it comes to describing their upcoming 2014 campaign it’s “Un-Flocking-Believable!” And, honestly, you won’t want to miss it! Tickets start at just $8.00. There’s a kids zone play area on the grounds, a fantastic fireworks shows at the end of some home games, and free promotions and giveaways.

Following every home game, kids are permitted to run the bases with Splash and Deuce, the mascots. Kids enter the field at the first base side at the top of Section 104 and exit near the home plate area at Section 107. Proceed to the first base side only after the completion of the game so as to not disturb the patrons sitting in those areas. Parents may join younger children on the field. Kids are asked to only run the bases one time since time is limited due to other post-game events.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will have the following upcoming home games at Field. Future dates on the schedule can be seen on the Pelicans website.

• Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014 7:05pm
• Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 7:05pm
• Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 7:05pm
• Friday, Apr. 18, 2014 7:05pm
• Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014 7:05pm
• Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 6:05pm
• Monday, Apr. 21, 2014 7:05pm
• Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:05pm
• Friday, May 2, 2014 7:05pm
• Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:05pm
• Sunday, May 4, 2014 6:05pm
• Monday, May 12, 2014 7:05pm
• Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:05pm
• Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:05pm
• Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:05pm
• Friday, May 16, 2014 7:05pm
• Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:05pm
• Sunday, May 18, 2014 6:05pm

The Pelicans provide free parking to all fans attending games at Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Plan on arriving at the ballpark at least 45 minutes prior to first pitch to ensure ample time to park and get to your seats. All general parking, including those with handicapped permits and those holding light orange season ticket holder parking passes, must enter off of Grissom Parkway. Suite holders and media are the only vehicles allowed to enter via the 21st Avenue entrance. Ballpark parking lots open two hours prior to game time. A total of 55 handicap accessible parking spots are located west of the stadium next to the water tower. Gates to the ballpark are open one hour before the scheduled start of a game unless otherwise designated.

Nine suites wrap around the press box level, looking down on all of the action on the field. Amenities include a wet bar, refrigerator, high-definition cable TV, telephone, outdoor seating for 12, exclusive food/beverage service and private bathrooms. Call 843-918-6000 to rent a suite for a Pelicans game in 2014.

To purchase tickets to attend a Pelicans game call (843) 918-6000 or (877) 918-TIXX or purchase online at