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Halloween Around the Grand Strand & Beyond

With Halloween fast approaching we wanted tell you about some halloween events in the local area where your children, and in some cases you, can go out and make the most of this spooky holiday that comes around just once a year. As you’ll see, the days of going door-to-door are long gone.

Halloween Around the Grand Strand & Beyond
CRG Home Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Giveaway
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 21
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach

Join us for the CRG Home Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Giveaway. Live music from The Painted Man Band, local artisan vendors, sweet treats from local chefs, inflatables, face painting, caricatures and more! Make plans to celebrate fall by finding the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Activities and admission are free with a donation to the Heroes For Children of Horry County, SC. For more information call 843-651-8460.

Pumpkin field at sunset

The Great Pumpkin Hunt
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., October 24
HCPR Socastee Recreation Park, 7485 Butler Rd., Myrtle Beach

Join us for a night of fun as we host the annual Great Pumpkin Hunt! Come look for small, plastic pumpkins filled with prizes! This event is for children ages 3-12. Immediately following the hunt, there will be a movie shown, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Event starts at 6 p.m. Hunt begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. Fee: 5.00 per child! The $5 fee includes: pumpkin hunt, prizes and candy, hayride, face painting, movie, and more! For more info call (843) 915-6339.

Fall Festival

34th Annual Fall Festival at Surfside United Methodist Church
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday Oct 27 – Saturday, Oct 28
Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave N, Surfside Beach

Come check out hundreds of great Craft Vendors, Friday Fish Fry, Pumpkin Patch, Bake Sale and Kids activities!

spooky Atalaya Castle

Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle
6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 28
Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet

Join us the night before Halloween for the Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle. The Atalaya castle will be the setting for an evening of frightfully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions: a not-so-scary maze of creepy rooms and a Haunted Castle for the brave at heart. For the younger children, there will be carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, s’mores, a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children. Park Admission is free. Free Park Admission during this event. This event goes on, rain or shine. Price is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free.

BooFest at Barefoot Landing

Boo-Fest at Barefoot Landing
12 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28
Barefoot Landing, 4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach

It’s BooFest! at Barefoot Landing! Whether you have human kids or furry kids, BooFest! is the place to be on Saturday, October 28! For more info call (843) 272-8349

Ghost on the coast

Ghost on the Coast Halloween Celebration
5-9 p.m., October 28
Grande Dunes, 8201 Marina Pkwy, Myrtle Beach

Food for purchase, Live Music & Giveaways! $10 donation per family – proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Irma and Harvey hurricane relief efforts. Grande Dunes Properties will match donation. Don’t miss the fun for the whole family. Ghostly giveaways, spirited games and hauntingly fun kids activities including costume contents for all ages. Goodie Bags to the first 100 Kids!!! $10 donation/family goes to the American Red Cross.

Carriage Rides at Market Common

Haunted Carriage Rides at Market Common
5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31
The Market Common, 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach

The very popular Haunted Carriage Rides will bewitch passengers this Halloween on Tuesday, October 31. The headless coachman returns to offer free rides around the streets of The Market Common that will be filled with trick-or-treaters. Rides will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trick-or-treating ends at 7 p.m.

If you’re looking for accommodations during the upcoming holiday season, take a look at the Seaside Rentals super holiday vacation rentals and take advantage of the special off-season deals we can give you through the holiday season.
 

Watching the Solar Eclipse From on the Water

Watching the Solar Eclipse From on the Water

On Monday, August 21, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse where the moon will cover almost the entire sun for 2 minutes, 40 seconds, putting us into darkness. The eclipse begins with a partial view at 1:15 and proceeds into a total eclipse starting at 2:46 p.m. If you want a great unobstructed view of the eclipse the best place to find that is on the water. Whether you go out with an organized tour group or rent a kayak and venture out on your own, don’t forget your eclipse glasses and be safe!

If you’ll be staying with us at Seaside Rentals you’ll have easy access to some of the following places where you can rent a kayak or sign up for an organized tour for the day of the eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour is being offered by Black River Outdoors at Harris Landing, Murrells Inlet. Come experience the Total Solar Eclipse and raise money to help rebuild the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center that burned down last year. Join us as we paddle through the beautiful Santee River. There will be experts on hand to teach you all the fascinating facts about a solar eclipse. Everyone will have chance to get out on a sandbar to take a rest between paddling.

Although the solar eclipse is the star of the show, you may also be able to experience native wildlife including wading herons, egrets, alligators, snakes, etc. The total eclipse is known to cause interesting behavior in animals, so you never know what you might see! The tour is guided and is suitable for all levels of experience. First time paddlers are welcome! Price is  $100 per person; $75 of the ticket price goes towards the fund to build the exhibits at the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center. For more information call (843) 546-4840.

Rover Tours, located at 735 Front St in Georgetown, is offering a special extended Total Eclipse Cruise departing at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. The eclipse will begin on North Island at 1:18 p.m. Totality starts at 2:47 p.m. for a duration of 2 minutes 33 seconds, with the eclipse ending at 4:10 p.m. Mean low tide on the beach will be at 2:20 p.m. Includes a t-shirt or cap, glasses, goodie bag, and a flashlight. All seats are $100.00 each. For more information, call (843) 546-8822.

Kayaking

 

The following local business offer kayak rentals and kayak tours. Please contact them if you are interested in taking a guided tour during the time of the solar eclipse.

Kokopelli Surf Camp
Offering free delivery of kayak rentals right to your door. Make reservations on their website or by calling 843-340-9565

Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures
870 Frontage Rd E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Paddle board and kayak rentals. Free delivery. Call (843) 833-3345 for more information or to make reservations.

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
413 53rd Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Canoe & kayak tour agency in North Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 241-4588 for more information or to make reservations.

Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Water sports equipment rental service in Socastee, SC. Call (843) 650-7003 for more information or to make reservations.

With so many options to choose from there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to experience the solar eclipse from the water. Give any of the above businesses a call for more specific information about the day of the solar eclipse.

 

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

The winter months in coastal South Carolina are nothing like the winter months are up north. Around here we don’t hide out indoors from January through March waiting for warmer temperatures. We don’t have to! The weather here is quite pleasant year round and there are always plenty of fun things to do around Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. Following are some of our favorites.

Oyster Roast

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

Don’t miss the Oyster Roast buffet by reservation only at Ripley’s Aquarium on Saturday, January 23 from 2-5 p.m. Come and enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, 2 beer tickets, crackers, beef chili, corn nuggets and more! Adult tickets are $35 and children’s (6-11) tickets are $25 and are all inclusive. Call 843-916-0888 ext. 3272 for reservations.

Musical Exaltation

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

Music is an expressive language that is often more powerful than any words could possibly be. On January 24, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. you can experience a Musical Exaltation featuring the Carolina Master Chorale. Come listen to some of the finest examples of this expressive power in works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Debussy, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Held at Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center, 3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Adults: $25-$50, Students: $10. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call 843-448-8379

33rd Annual National Shag Dance Competition

Prelims: January 29-30, 2016

Start time is 8 p.m. sharp on both Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 7 p.m. at The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (end of Main St. in North Myrtle Beach). General Admission is $20 per person per night. There are no reserved or guaranteed seats. Reserved Grandstand Seating (formerly bleachers) is $30 per person per night. There are only 70 seats available on a first come, first served basis. Make reservations by sending order form and payment via check to: NSDC, 5111 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tickets are all “Will Call” and are not mailed out.

Finals: March 10-12, 2016

The starting times are 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Doors open one hour before start time at The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (end of Main St. in North Myrtle Beach). General Admission is $15 Thursday, $20 Friday and $25 Saturday. There are no reserved or guaranteed seats. Reserved Grandstand Seating (formerly bleachers) are sold out. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Make reservations by sending order form and payment via check to: NSDC, 5111 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tickets are all “Will Call” and are not mailed out.