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August 2013 Myrtle Beach Area Calendar of Events

August 1

Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Meet-up Sunshine Daydream, Cinemark at Myrtle Beach, Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, 843-839-3221
This one-night only “meet-up at the movies” film screening captures a Grateful Dead performance from 1972. Features appearances by the Merry Pranksters and key members of the Grateful Dead community. Songs include “Dark Star,” “Jack Straw” and more. Rated R.
Thur: 7:30 PM
http://www.cinemark.com/grateful-dead-meet-up-sunshine-daydream

 

North Myrtle Beach’s Music on Main, 202 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street.  Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.  Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St.
Thurs: 7:00-9:00 PM
Band: The Tim Clark Band – Variety band from Myrtle Beach
Price: Free

Certified SC GrownNorth Myrtle Beach Farmers’ Market, 925 First Ave. South, Behind Town Hall, North Myrtle, 843-280-5555
Choose from a variety of fresh fruits and veggies at the seasonal opening of the North Myrtle Beach Farmers’ Market!
Thur & Fri: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Recurring: August 1,2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

http://www.visitflo.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=21560

Thursday Night Open Mic, Fresh Brewed Coffee House, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, SC 843-251-8282
The Thursday Night Open Mic at Fresh Brewed Coffee House provides a true family and artist-friendly listening room for musicians, poets, performance artists, and audience alike. In it’s fourth year it is a popular performance destination for locals and visitors.
Thurs: 7:00 PM
Recurring: Every Thursday in August
http://freshbrewedch.com/

August 2

Whose Beach Is It Anyway?, Uptown Theater at Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, 843-272-4242
Carolina Improv Company and Uptown present a family friendly, audience-interactive comedy show that is sure to be slap-yo-mama good!
Fri: 7:30 – 9 PM
Price: $11
Recurring: August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
www.carolinaimprov.com

Craftman’s Classic Arts & Crafts Festival, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach
Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a multiple winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards and consistently awarded the “Top 20 Events” award by The Southeast Tourism Society.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00AM-6:00PM (Fri and Sat); 11:00AM-5:00PM (Sun)
Price: Adults $8; Children $1; Children under 6 are free
Recurring: August 2, 3, 4
http://gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_myrtle_summer.shtml

August 7

Outdoor MovieMovies Under the Stars, Valor Park, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, 843-839-3500
Pack up the kids and a beach blanket and watch a free family movie on an outdoor screen under the stars! Beer, wine, nachos, chocolates and snacks for sale on site.
Wed: 9:00-11:00PM
Movie: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)
Price: Free
http://www.marketcommonmb.com/


August 8

North Myrtle Beach’s Music on Main, Horseshoe location: 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street.  Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.  Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St.
Thurs: 7:00-9:00 PM
Band: Carolina Soul Band – Soul music from Lewisville, NC
Price: Free

August 9

Movies @ McLean, McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Spend Friday evening watching a movie under the stars. Bring your beach chair, blanket, grab popcorn and a drink from the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club.
Fri: 8:30 PM
Movie: Here Comes the Boom (PG)
Price: Free
http://parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=128

August 14

Movies Under the Stars, Valor Park, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, 843-839-3500
Pack up the kids and a beach blanket and watch a free family movie on an outdoor screen under the stars! Beer, wine, nachos, chocolates and snacks for sale on site.
Wed: 9:00-11:00PM
Movie: Three Men & a Baby (PG)
Price: Free
http://www.marketcommonmb.com/

August 15

North Myrtle Beach’s Music on Main, 202 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street.  Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.  Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St.
Thurs: 7:00-9:00 PM
Band: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot – Blues/Soul music
Price: Free

August 16

Family Fun Night at the Children’s Museum of SC, 2501 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, 843-946-9469
Travel the world CMSC style! Grab your passport at the door and take a trip to different countries where you will explore games, activities, and maybe even food available in different cultures! You won’t know where you’ll visit unless you hop on the CMSC express!
Fri: 5:00-7:00 PM
Price: $1 each for ages 2 and above
http://www.cmsckids.org/

August 19

Dropkick MurphysDropkick Murphys, House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, 843-272-3000
Get rowdy when Boston’s Dropkick Murphy’s come to town with their fiery brand of celtic-infused punk rock. Opening bands include the Swingin’ Utters and BarRoom Heroes.
Mon: 7:30 PM doors open
Price: $25-$38

http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach/

 

August 21

Movies Under the Stars, Valor Park, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, 843-839-3500
Pack up the kids and a beach blanket and watch a free family movie on an outdoor screen under the stars! Beer, wine, nachos, chocolates and snacks for sale on site.
Wed: 9:00-11:00PM
Movie: City Slickers (PG-13)
Price: Free
http://www.marketcommonmb.com/

August 22

North Myrtle Beach’s Music on Main, 202 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street.  Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.  Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St.
Thurs: 7:00-9:00 PM
Band: Craig Wollard Band – Beach music from Washington, NC
Price: Free

August 28

Movies Under the Stars, Valor Park, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, 843-839-3500
Pack up the kids and a beach blanket and watch a free family movie on an outdoor screen under the stars! Beer, wine, nachos, chocolates and snacks for sale on site.
Wed: 9:00-11:00PM
Movie: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
Price: Free
http://www.marketcommonmb.com/

August 29

North Myrtle Beach’s Music on Main, 202 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street.  Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.  Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St.
Thurs: 7:00-9:00 PM
Band: Dickens – Variety party band from Greensboro, NC
Price: Free

August 30

BBQ RibsBeach Boogie & BBQ Festival, Grand Park, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach
Low and slow is the motto for southern BBQ! Come out for a weekend of festivities and competition BBQ at The Market Common. Includes arts & crafts, kids play zone, music, and, of course, BBQ!
Fri, Sat, Sun: All day outdoor event
Price: Free
http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/beach-boogie-bbq-festival/

August 31

Labor Day Fireworks Show, 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-1008
Celebrate Labor Day this year with more fireworks at the beach. Head out onto the pier or beach with a blanket and good company for an awesome show.
Sat: 10:00 PM
Price: Free
http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/events.html

Author

As a fairly recent transplant to the area, I quickly fell in love with the many outdoor activities the Grand Strand has to offer. When I am not writing or teaching, you can find me with my partner and two young girls exploring the beaches, waterways and family-friendly sights in Horry and Georgetown counties. On my list of things do to this year: learn to surf!

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