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12 Culture Abounds

Festivals, museums, state parks and more offer a cultural experience second to none.

20 Splurge Southern Style

The Grand Strand is a shoppers’ paradise. Find one-of-a-kind treasures and unique handmade items in local boutiques or spend the day at one of several shopping destinations.

34 Culinary Creations

A plethora of delicious culinary decisions await, from fine dining to traditional battered fried seafood – find it all along the Grand Strand.

42 Tides Ebb & Flow

Plan your entire itinerary from fishing, walking, sunbathing and much more with the ebb & flow of the tides.

44 Coastal Adventures

From the mild adventurer to the extreme enthusiast, the Grand Strand can fill your sense of wonder with everything coastal.

52 Calendar of Events

Plan your days and evenings with all the Grand Strand has to offer.

56 Area Maps

Find the easiest and quickest routes to all areas of the beach.

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Welcome to the Grand Strand. Thank you for choosing our beautiful area for your vacation, and Strand magazine as your guide to the very best our piece of paradise has to offer. Celebrating 25 years in 2012, we have been the guide of choice for visitors who expect the highest quality vacation experience. Your comments and support have been the driving force behind our selection of editorial and design. In other words: We hear you! This edition of Strand reflects what we hear you saying about the essentials of a vacation guide. The 21st century vacationer is more discriminating – you want a higher quality, a better selection and a vacation that fits your lifestyle. You’ll find all of that and more in the pages of the new Strand magazine. One thing we heard from you is to please develop a more user-friendly guide. We have done just that with easily recognizable sections featuring the tools and information you’ll need to get started each day. We did keep the very best of Strand intact. Our calendars, tide charts and map are still the accurate and easy to read tools you have come to expect. Each of our recommendations of activities or events comes from knowledge only an insider can possess. We hope you enjoy this edition of Strand magazine. Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions, but most of all…have a wonderful vacation!

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One of the best ways to learn about a new place is to visit local museums. Even if you’ve spent your vacations along the Grand Strand for years, a trip to a local art museum or one filled with historical artifacts gives a fresh perspective and stirs your emotions while connecting you with the past. Our marshes, rivers and estuaries are some of the most unique on the East Coast, and a trip to Hobcaw Barony will give you a new respect for our amazing tidal waters. Festivals are a fun way to spend a day outdoors and maybe taste a dish you’ve never tried. Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival focuses on the beauty of handmade creations. Many lovely one of a kind works 1 2 • C h e c k o u t o u r e - b o o k @ w w w. s t r a n d m a g a z i n e . c o m


of art are available – an addition to your home or that one of a kind gift is waiting for you to discover! Local art galleries are also a source of inspiration and excitement. Our growing arts community has drawn some world class talent to our area. An afternoon or evening enjoying a cultural arts performance is a pleasure to be savored. Coastal Carolina University in Conway has a full calendar of events from September through May. Long Bay Symphony also performs in the area throughout their season. Maybe theater arts are your favorite? Community theaters along the Grand Strand produce quality plays and musicals. The Strand Theater in Georgetown and Main Street Theatre in Conway are now using their “dark” nights to show classic and independent films. Enjoy the Grand Strand’s cultural arts! 13


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festivals abound!

Beautiful temperate weather and scenic vistas are the perfect combination for festivals. Celebrating wine, music, art and, of course, food, thousands enjoy area festivals each year. The popular Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival in Myrtle Beach is only in its third year, but has already become wildly popular. Held in late April, be sure to explore the Grand Oceanfront Tasting Tents where local, regional and national purveyors will offer samples. There’s something for beer lovers in the Brewery Tent and if you’ve ever wanted to “stomp the grapes,” you’re in luck! May is one of our most beautiful months and perfect for any outdoor event. The Blue Crab Festival in Little River is celebrating its 31st year of providing delicious food and a fun day of entertainment set under the oaks of the Little River waterfront. Another local favorite, Rivertown Music & Arts Festival is held in early May, in historic Conway. Enjoy delicious food while listening to a variety of music ranging from jazz to gospel to steel drum ensembles. Myrtle Beach’s most famous festival, Sun Fun, has evolved through the years to encompass events throughout the summer ending with the Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival on Labor Day weekend. You’ll still see bathing beauties

competing for the title of Miss Sun Fun! Fall brings cooler weather and the beloved Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. Held in September, more than 100 artisans are featured against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy delicious food and local musicians while strolling

through Atalaya, former summer home of Archer and Anna Huntington. For more than 20 years, Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art has been bringing world class entertainment to the Waccamaw Neck. This year’s event will be held the first two weeks of October and will feature the popular Wine Gala and an amazing lineup of entertainment. Get out and enjoy a festival!

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A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

From cruises on the creek and overland excursions on the Trekker, to engaging animal programs and a new butterfly house there is always something new and exciting at Brookgreen Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is home to the only accredited zoo on the coast of the Carolinas and one of the most significant figurative sculpture collections in the world! For more information call

(800) 849-1931 or visit www.brookgreen.org

Admission is good for 7 days! $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, $7 Children 4-12 & Children under 3 are FREE! Located on Highway 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island.

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arts galore! Love great music, fine art and thoughtful cultural exhibits? Look no further than your favorite vacation spot for an afternoon at the symphony or a day in one of the area’s many unique museums. Our area’s burgeoning cultural arts scene is alive and well, offering quality performances, exhibits and experiences throughout the year. The mysteries of the universe are explored in Brunswick County at Ingram Planetarium, located in Sunset Beach, and explore the fascinating Museum of Coastal Carolina in nearby Ocean Isle while you’re there. Art lovers will be amazed by Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash. A hub of arts-related activity, this gallery seems to go on for miles. Take in a concert by Myrtle Beach’s own professional Long Bay Symphony or explore the diverse offerings of Coastal Carolina University’s Music Department for an uplifting cultural treat. Give your children a chance to learn and explore interactive exhibits at The Children’s Museum of South Carolina. Young and old will enjoy The Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, an off-the- beaten-path treasure of Myrtle Beach, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with special exhibits and events. In Conway, see Horry County history brought to life at The Horry County Museum, and while you’re visiting this historic riverfront city, take a walking tour and learn more about our county seat. Be sure to explore the local art scene in Conway. The downtown area has wonderful galleries and events throughout the year. Brookgreen Gardens deserves at least a full day to explore. The outdoor sculpture garden and zoo is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world.

Wonderful galleries are found throughout our area. On the south end, Ebb and Flow Art Co-op and The Cheryl Newby Gallery feature everchanging exhibits of local, national and international art. Famous financier Bernard Baruch once entertained the likes of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt at his home on Hobcaw Barony. His daughter, Belle, left the 17,500 acre estate for research in forestry and marine biology by South Carolina universities. Tours are available daily – watch for the wild turkeys that answer to honking horns! The Rice Museum on Front Street in Georgetown is located in the historic clock tower and explores the area’s fascinating rice culture. The Georgetown County Museum highlights nearly 300 years of local culture and The Kaminski House, built in the late 1700s, features a large collection of fine antiques and still has many of the original floors and moldings. Built 40 years before the Civil War, Hopsewee Plantation is a remarkably preserved home, set on the banks of the North Santee River. Still a private home, it is open to daily tours. Hampton Plantation State Historic Site has beautifully manicured grounds and a colonial era home. Tours of the mansion are given daily. Fill your mind with the Grand Strand’s beauty and charm of yesterday and today!

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walks with a view Myrtle Beach B oa r dwa l k & P r o m e n a d e Just opened in 2010, the 1.2 mile oceanfront Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is filled with activity, from live music to restaurants and even thrilling rides and attractions. You’ll experience a meandering oceanfront park on the southernmost end and the thrills and excitement increase as you make your way north. Check for summer entertainment from strolling jugglers to a family-friendly Kids Carnival.

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M a r s hw a l k i n M u rr e l l s I n l e t Beautiful Murrells Inlet is situated on the salt marsh and is known for its many delicious restaurants. The onehalf mile marsh front boardwalk ends with a walk out onto a long public pier and spectacular views of the salt marsh. You’ll probably hear live music from several of the restaurants flanking the walk, and as you pass Drunken Jack’s Island, watch for the goats and beautiful peacocks that live there during the summer months.

H a r b o rw a l k i n G e o rg e t o w n The third oldest city in the state, Georgetown is a lovely seaport town with a bustling waterfront business district and mile-long boardwalk with views of the Sampit River on one side and restaurants and shops on the other.

R i v e r W a l k i n C o n w ay A short drive inland to Conway, the county seat of Horry County, finds this scenic walk connecting the Waccamaw River with the historic downtown business district. The trail begins under the Main Street bridge and ends at the beautiful riverfront park and marina complex. Stroll by historic buildings and the Conway Arboretum. A riverside gazebo provides a quiet place to enjoy the view. 19


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let’s go shopping! Most of us get excited by the thought of spending a leisurely day looking for treasures and bargains. Women may be more interested in the art of making just the right purchase, but men will find plenty to pique their interest as well. Shopping inspires us with ideas for everything from trying a new sport or improving on our favorite hobby to decorating a room that will soon hold a new baby. The Grand Strand is known as a destination for shoppers, with funky boutiques stocked with one-ofa-kind items, destination shopping centers filled with brightly lit, glittering stores and almost everything in between. We even have a growing number of upscale consignment stores for those who enjoy the thrill of finding that designer piece in perfect condition, 2 0 • C h e c k o u t o u r e - b o o k @ w w w. s t r a n d m a g a z i n e . c o m


for a fraction of the original price and quaint flea markets with an ever-changing array of merchandise.

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Window shopping through Myrtle Beach’s upscale urban village is the perfect activity for a beautiful Grand Strand afternoon, especially when it’s followed by a relaxing hour enjoying a beverage and a snack at one of the many unique restaurants and bistros. Families can spend the day “building a bear” or choosing the perfect outfit for that important first day of school. Take a day for retail therapy!

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Some of the most unique shopping adventures are found in boutiques and specialty shops along the Grand Strand. These are the places that cause you to stop and gasp in awe over a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or the perfect gift for someone you love. Knitting is becoming more and more popular, and knitting shops have become a gathering place for those who love the craft. Knit-N-Purl, located just west of the waterway in Carolina Forest, has a beautiful and unique selection of yarns. If you’re taking home a gift for someone special, a stop at Barbara’s Fine Gifts or Accents by Carol, both in Myrtle Beach, is in order. Both are locally owned and operated by helpful, professional owners, and the beautiful treasures in these charming boutiques are impossible to pass up. Most of us have a special child in our life and shopping for them is always a treat. Kangaroo Pouch in Myrtle Beach has adorable cribs, cars seats, furniture and more for children. Recently we saw a vintage baseball lamp that would be perfect for the all American boy in your life. Children’s

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boutiques are dotted throughout the Grand Strand, from Miss Master in Myrtle Beach, selling unique, durable and attractive clothing to Hannah B’s in Murrells Inlet, another must-see boutique for the little ones. Home Décor is a statement of our personal style. It’s always exciting to find the perfect accessory or signature piece to complete a room or even to use as a palate for the next redecorating project. In Myrtle Beach, Rose Arbor Fabrics has textures, styles and colors that will stimulate your senses and get you started on revamping your style. From the ring you’ll wear for a lifetime to a well-crafted silver bracelet, Christopher’s Fine Jewelry in Pawleys Island is a must-see for jewelry lovers. Christopher, himself, designs and crafts many of the fine pieces in his store and will take your ideas and bring them to life. For a unique selection of fun jewelry and unusual gifts, visit Studio 77 in Myrtle Beach or Cicada & Got the Goods in Pawleys Island for trendy clothing and surprising accessories. From the perfect dress for that allimportant event to a stunning piece of art that will fit the blank wall you didn’t know how to fill, the Grand Stand’s boutiques and specialty shops will satisfy even the most discriminating shopper.

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We all love searching for, and finding, the unique and different while exploring shops and boutiques. The south end of the Grand Strand has several homegrown, locally-constructed items that you’ll love. Love to rock? Try the lowcounty version – a joggling board. Originally built in the late 19th century, this unlikely seat is constructed

from one long board supported on each end by a wooden stand. When you sit on the springy board, you can easily “joggle” up and down. Found on many local porches, these fun seats are usually painted green and add character to your porch. Locally, they are built and sold by Pawleys Lifestyles. The idea for the hammock came from

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native South Carolinian Joshua John Ward, a riverboat captain who ferried rice and supplies between the vast rice plantations and nearby Georgetown and Waverly Mills. Cap’n Josh found the lumpy, grass-filled mattresses on his boat too hot for the sultry coastal summers, so he set about designing a soft, cool bed that would serve his purpose. The result was a hammock so strong and comfortable that its handmade design has endured for more than a century unchanged and unchallenged. Stop by Pawleys Island Hammock Shops and watch local craftsman make hammocks, expertly weaving rope to make one of the most comfortable and durable hammocks sold. Locals know when the weather cools it’s time for an oyster roast. Oysters are usually harvested in clusters and lightly steamed, then shucked and eaten with hot sauce and crackers. An oyster roast traditionally takes place outside, near the fire where the oysters are prepared. The feast is eaten while standing around a table with a hole in the middle and a bucket underneath. Oyster tables are made locally and are a fun addition to an outdoor room. These tables are also used for Lowcountry Boils, a dish made with steamed shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, onions and seasoning. Featured in a February 2012 edition of USA Today, Brian and Sassy Henry are local entrepreneurs who run the lovely Sea View Inn in Pawleys Island and also own a local take-out restaurant. Several years ago, they developed a delicious version of classic southern pimento cheese they call Palmetto Cheese which sold more than 2 million containers in 2011. You can pick up a tub in most local grocery stores. Now that’s what’s called shopping with flair!

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Every year, thousands of visitors to our area come for one thing and one thing only – shopping! Whether it’s time for new school clothes or to spruce up your golf wardrobe, there are plenty of choices available and bargains galore for the savvy shopper. Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach has more than 100 stores, restaurants and a multi-screen movie theater. You’ll find plenty of your favorite stores as well as some unusual shops and boutiques. Take a break in the Food Court and check your e-mail. A free one-hour Wi-Fi access card is available at the HTC store. Pace yourself – there are two other malls in the area. Myrtle Beach Mall on the north end of Myrtle Beach features the Bass Pro Shop, a guy’s favorite hangout. It’s also the home of Uptown Theater, where Carolina Improv Company

performs to sold-out crowds. Murrells Inlet is home to Inlet Square Mall, newly remodeled and home to Frank Theater which has movies and a bowling alley. Bargain shoppers, you have come to the right place! Myrtle Beach has two outlet malls filled with great deals from your favorite factory stores. You’ll enjoy a quick bite at one of several restaurants after a day of power shopping. One of the most unique shopping destinations along the Grand Strand is Market Common. Located on the site of the old Air Force Base, Market Common has fine dining restaurants, a movie theater and great shopping set in a beautifully designed urban village environment that encourages walking from place to place. Special events are held throughout the year, so check to see what’s planned!

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For a day-long destination, head to Broadway at the Beach. You’ll find plenty of shopping, along with attractions, dining and nightlife. Take a ride on the tilt-a-whirl at the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, featuring rides from the old oceanfront pavilion. Or, if the day’s shopping has left you exhausted, enjoy an adult beverage at Señor Frog’s or Margaritaville. Be sure to check the website for special events throughout the summer months. A little farther north, Barefoot Landing is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, with shopping, dining and an ever changing lineup of entertainment. The Grand Strand shopping experience is waiting!

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The Largest Gift Shop on the East Coast For 55 years, our family owned attraction has amazed and delighted generations.Year after year, families return to ponder our vast selection of gifts and unusual artifacts. 50 fun coves showcase over 60,000 delightfully different items at amazingly low prices! Visit our ocean front, fun filled amusement gift emporium. Turner South Blue Ribbon Winner Best Shop 3 Time Recommendation Southern Living

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now to win an amazing weekend, where you’ll experience the all new Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, North America’s longest running dinner attraction, as we invite you to return to the 11th Century with the rollout of a completely new show at our Myrtle Beach castle – and an all new upgraded menu – for summer 2012! Enjoy the beach in royal style!

Package includes: • 3 days/2 nights in a 1 bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchen at Harbour Lights Resort, located at 2690 Harbour Dr, Myrtle Beach (no tours required). This beautiful Bluegreen Resort offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area and fitness center! • 2 Adult Admission tickets with Royalty to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Myrtle Beach, SC

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epicurean escapes Well-prepared and delicious, a good meal is one of life’s pleasures, and an important part of any vacation is enjoying your favorite foods. Locally, trained chefs prepare a dizzying variety of cuisines for your dining pleasure. Seafood, of course, is served in every way imaginable, from the traditional Murrells Inlet or Calabash seafood platter to fresh and tasty sushi or a perfectly grilled piece of freshly-caught fish drizzled with a rich, complex sauce. A regional favorite, shrimp and grits, comes to your table piping hot, creamy and – unforgettable! Oysters are another local favorite and depending on the time of year, can be eaten steamed, 3 4 • C h e c k o u t o u r e - b o o k @ w w w. s t r a n d m a g a z i n e . c o m


along the Grand Strand. Most children we know love Mexican food, and there are plenty of choices, from easily recognizable chains to locally-owned cantinas. More for the grown-ups and a favorite of locals, our Thai restaurants are some of the best in the region. From cheesy, tomato sauce-covered Italian to a tender, juicy filet, there is a meal for every appetite along the Grand Strand. Bon appĂŠtit!

fried or on the half shell. Our local blue crabs are a delicacy steamed, prepared as crab cakes or in she crab soup. Be sure to take note of the chef’s specials wherever you choose to dine – these are usually a good choice and are only available for a short time. There are plenty of family-friendly chains 35


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While well known for its tasty fried seafood, the Grand Strand has also gained a reputation for culinary excellence. Horry-Georgetown Technical College has a culinary arts program recognized by the American Culinary Federation and operates a fine dining restaurant on the Conway campus. Operated by students, guests enjoy a five-course meal for only $12. Local chefs take pride in taking the freshest ingredients and creating culinary masterpieces. On the south end of the Strand, in Georgetown, Portofinos on the Wharf and the Rice Paddy serve Northern Italian and Lowcountry cuisine along with a healthy dose of southern hospitality. A little farther north in Pawleys Island, Chive Blossom, a small locally-owned bistro, has a loyal local following, while Frank’s provides great food and a laid back atmosphere. Austin’s Ocean One, an ocean front fine dining restaurant in Litchfield has an awardwinning chef plus floor to ceiling glass for picture perfect views of the Atlantic. Diners looking for good service and haute cuisine will find many options in Myrtle Beach. The farm-to-table movement has become very popular here, with chefs choosing locally raised meats and vegetables, and occasionally even serving meals at the farms on tables set up in the fields. Croissants Bistro & Bakery uses only fresh local ingredients to prepare their Europeanstyle cuisine. Creating a culinary masterpiece is an art, and Collectors Café combines culinary art with some of the area’s best visual artists’ work for a unique dining experience. Seasoned diners will recognize the names of a few of our fine dining restaurants, such as Greg Norman’s Australian Grill and Ruth’s Chris, both of whom deliver an excellent dining experience. Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, Sea Captain’s House is one of the oldest fine dining restaurants along the Grand Strand. Our area has almost endless options for fine dining that will please even the most discriminating palate. Relax; enjoy a glass of wine and an evening of world class cuisine!

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tales of the coast Think seafood, and Murrells Inlet and Calabash come to mind. Both communities have generations of experience in serving up the day’s catch to hungry locals and visitors alike. Other communities along the Grand Strand have used the abundance of the land and sea to develop unique culinary traditions. Georgetown County was once one of the richest areas in the world due to the cultivation of rice. After the Civil War and several destructive hurricanes the rice culture came to an end, but area cuisine includes many rice dishes and the influence of Gullah-Geechee culture. In Horry County, there is an annual festival celebrating a dish made with rice, chicken, sausage and various spices. The Loris Bog-Off is held the third Saturday of every October. Murrells Inlet was once the hideout of the famous pirate, Blackbeard, who would stash his booty in the small community for safekeeping. Legend has it that the pirate and his crew of renegades stopped on a small island off of Murrells Inlet to bury kegs of stolen rum. They buried all but a few of the casks and then feasted on seafood washed down with the ill-gotten liquor. The next morning the pirates left, but one crew member, Jack was left sleeping off his hangover. By the time he was missed, the ship was too far away to come back, and it was nearly two years before Blackbeard’s crew came back to retrieve their rum. On the island, the pirates found Jack’s bleached bones along with 32 empty casks of

rum, hence the name, “Drunken Jack.” The economy of Murrells Inlet suffered during the Great Depression, but revived when Archer Huntington spent millions of dollars to develop his homestead and gardens. Soon, restaurants began opening throughout the “Inlet” featuring fresh local seafood. Just over the North Carolina line, the small fishing village of Calabash was largely untouched by the outside world until a railroad was built in 1905 for the burgeoning

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lumber industry. In 1929, the mill ceased operation and the railroad was abandoned. During the World War II years, restaurants began to spring up in Calabash, serving seafood breaded and fried with a special flavor. Today, restaurants in the small town serve thousands of locals and visitors each year. Don’t forget the hushpuppies!

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DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 9:37 9:55 3:02 3:42 2 10:34 10:55 3:58 4:38 3 11:26 11:51 4:54 5:32 4 12:14 5:48 6:24 5 12:44 1:02 6:41 7:13 6 1:35 1:49 7:31 8:02 7 2:27 2:38 8:20 8:51 8 3:18 3:27 9:10 9:42 9 4:10 4:18 10:03 10:37 10 5:03 5:12 11:01 11:37 11 5:58 6:09 12:03 12 6:57 7:14 12:40 1:09 13 8:01 8:27 1:44 2:13 14 9:08 9:41 2:45 3:15 15 10:09 10:46 3:43 4:14 16 11:01 11:40 4:39 5:09 17 11:46 5:32 5:59 18 12:27 12:26 6:20 6:42 19 1:09 1:04 7:03 7:21 20 1:49 1:41 7:43 7:56 21 2:26 2:17 8:20 8:30 22 3:03 2:54 8:57 9:03 23 3:39 3:32 9:33 9:38 24 4:16 4:10 10:11 10:15 25 4:53 4:50 10:52 10:57 26 5:32 5:32 11:38 11:44 27 6:13 6:19 12:29 28 7:00 7:13 12:35 1:22 29 7:53 8:15 1:30 2:16 30 8:51 9:22 2:25 3:11

June

DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 11:10 4:48 5:33 2 12:02 12:06 5:49 6:30 3 12:59 1:02 6:47 7:24 4 1:54 1:57 7:43 8:18 5 2:48 2:52 8:38 9:11 6 3:40 3:47 9:33 10:04 7 4:31 4:42 10:30 11:00 8 5:21 5:36 11:30 11:57 9 6:10 6:33 12:31 10 7:00 7:33 12:52 1:28 11 7:51 8:37 1:46 2:22 12 8:43 9:41 2:36 3:12 13 9:33 10:37 3:25 4:00 14 10:21 11:26 4:15 4:46 15 11:07 5:04 5:31 16 12:11 11:51 5:53 6:15 17 12:53 12:34 6:39 6:56 18 1:34 1:17 7:22 7:35 19 2:13 1:59 8:02 8:12 20 2:52 2:41 8:41 8:49 21 3:30 3:24 9:20 9:27 22 4:08 4:06 10:01 10:07 23 4:46 4:50 10:46 10:51 24 5:25 5:37 11:36 11:40 25 6:06 6:28 12:30 26 6:52 7:26 12:33 1:25 27 7:45 8:31 1:29 2:20 28 8:44 9:39 2:26 3:17 29 9:47 10:45 3:26 4:15 30 10:49 11:46 4:27 5:15

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DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 9:50 10:26 3:21 4:06 2 10:46 11:25 4:18 5:02 3 11:39 5:16 5:57 4 12:22 12:31 6:13 6:50 5 1:16 1:23 7:08 7:42 6 2:10 2:15 8:01 8:33 7 3:03 3:08 8:54 9:26 8 3:56 4:02 9:48 10:21 9 4:48 4:57 10:47 11:20 10 5:42 5:55 11:49 11 6:37 6:56 12:21 12:54 12 7:34 8:04 1:21 1:55 13 8:33 9:15 2:18 2:53 14 9:30 10:19 3:12 3:47 15 10:21 11:13 4:04 4:38 16 11:06 4:55 5:25 17 12:00 11:47 5:44 6:09 18 12:42 12:27 6:29 6:49 19 1:22 1:07 7:12 7:26 20 2:01 1:46 7:52 8:02 21 2:39 2:26 8:30 8:37 22 3:17 3:06 9:07 9:13 23 3:54 3:46 9:45 9:50 24 4:32 4:27 10:26 10:31 25 5:10 5:10 11:11 11:16 26 5:49 5:56 12:02 27 6:32 6:48 12:06 12:55 28 7:20 7:47 12:59 1:49 29 8:14 8:53 1:54 2:43 30 9:13 10:00 2:50 3:39 31 10:12 11:03 3:48 4:36

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DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 11:49 5:30 6:14 2 12:44 12:47 6:31 7:10 3 1:38 1:43 7:28 8:03 4 2:31 2:38 8:23 8:54 5 3:20 3:31 9:16 9:45 6 4:08 4:23 10:09 10:35 7 4:53 5:13 11:04 11:27 8 5:38 6:04 11:59 9 6:21 6:56 12:18 12:53 10 7:06 7:52 1:09 1:43 11 7:53 8:53 1:58 2:31 12 8:44 9:53 2:46 3:17 13 9:36 10:47 3:35 4:04 14 10:27 11:36 4:25 4:52 15 11:17 5:15 5:39 16 12:21 12:04 6:05 6:24 17 1:03 12:49 6:51 7:06 18 1:43 1:34 7:33 7:46 19 2:23 2:18 8:14 8:24 20 3:01 3:02 8:54 9:03 21 3:40 3:46 9:36 9:44 22 4:18 4:32 10:21 10:28 23 4:59 5:20 11:11 11:18 24 5:42 6:11 12:06 25 6:29 7:09 12:12 1:03 26 7:22 8:14 1:10 2:01 27 8:24 9:24 2:09 3:00 28 9:31 10:31 3:11 4:00 29 10:37 11:33 4:14 5:01 30 11:39 5:17 6:00 31 12:30 12:37 6:18 6:56

The times listed represent the predicted peak of high and low tides at Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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August

DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 1:22 1:32 7:15 7:47 2 2:10 2:24 8:07 8:35 3 2:56 3:13 8:56 9:21 4 3:39 4:00 9:43 10:07 5 4:21 4:46 10:31 10:53 6 5:01 5:31 11:20 11:40 7 5:41 6:17 12:09 8 6:22 7:06 12:29 12:58 9 7:07 8:01 1:18 1:46 10 7:57 9:02 2:08 2:34 11 8:52 10:03 2:57 3:22 12 9:49 10:57 3:47 4:12 13 10:43 11:44 4:39 5:02 14 11:34 5:29 5:49 15 12:27 12:22 6:17 6:34 16 1:08 1:08 7:02 7:16 17 1:48 1:54 7:45 7:57 18 2:28 2:40 8:27 8:38 19 3:08 3:26 9:10 9:20 20 3:50 4:14 9:56 10:07 21 4:33 5:04 10:47 10:58 22 5:19 5:57 11:43 11:55 23 6:09 6:55 12:43 24 7:06 8:01 12:56 1:45 25 8:11 9:12 1:59 2:47 26 9:23 10:20 3:02 3:48 27 10:31 11:20 4:06 4:49 28 11:33 5:08 5:47 29 12:13 12:29 6:07 6:40 30 1:01 1:20 7:01 7:29 31 1:46 2:08 7:49 8:13

October

DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 2:33 3:10 8:44 9:06 2 3:10 3:49 9:21 9:45 3 3:48 4:27 9:58 10:25 4 4:26 5:07 10:38 11:10 5 5:06 5:48 11:23 11:58 6 5:49 6:34 12:13 7 6:36 7:26 12:51 1:06 8 7:30 8:24 1:43 1:58 9 8:31 9:23 2:35 2:49 10 9:33 10:17 3:27 3:40 11 10:32 11:05 4:18 4:32 12 11:26 11:51 5:09 5:23 13 12:17 5:59 6:13 14 12:36 1:07 6:48 7:02 15 1:22 1:58 7:35 7:50 16 2:09 2:48 8:24 8:39 17 2:58 3:40 9:14 9:30 18 3:49 4:34 10:07 10:25 19 4:42 5:29 11:06 11:27 20 5:39 6:27 12:10 21 6:41 7:31 12:34 1:15 22 7:51 8:37 1:41 2:17 23 9:05 9:41 2:45 3:16 24 10:14 10:37 3:45 4:12 25 11:13 11:25 4:42 5:06 26 12:03 5:34 5:55 27 12:07 12:48 6:21 6:41 28 12:47 1:29 7:03 7:22 29 1:24 2:08 7:41 8:01 30 2:02 2:46 8:16 8:39 31 2:39 3:23 8:51 9:16

September

DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 2:27 2:53 8:33 8:55 2 3:07 3:36 9:14 9:36 3 3:45 4:17 9:55 10:18 4 4:23 4:58 10:37 11:02 5 5:02 5:39 11:21 11:49 6 5:42 6:23 12:09 7 6:25 7:14 12:38 12:59 8 7:14 8:12 1:29 1:50 9 8:10 9:15 2:20 2:41 10 9:10 10:13 3:11 3:31 11 10:09 11:03 4:02 4:22 12 11:03 11:47 4:54 5:11 13 11:54 5:43 5:59 14 12:30 12:42 6:30 6:44 15 1:11 1:30 7:16 7:29 16 1:54 2:18 8:00 8:13 17 2:37 3:07 8:45 8:58 18 3:22 3:57 9:33 9:47 19 4:09 4:48 10:26 10:41 20 4:59 5:43 11:24 11:40 21 5:53 6:42 12:26 22 6:53 7:48 12:45 1:31 23 8:02 8:58 1:51 2:34 24 9:17 10:05 2:55 3:35 25 10:26 11:02 3:58 4:34 26 11:26 11:52 4:58 5:29 27 12:18 5:54 6:20 28 12:36 1:06 6:43 7:06 29 1:17 1:50 7:27 7:48 30 1:56 2:31 8:07 8:28

November

DAY LOW HIGH A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. 1 3:17 4:01 9:27 9:54 2 3:56 4:39 10:04 10:35 3 4:36 5:19 10:46 11:21 4 4:18 5:01 10:32 11:12 5 5:04 5:46 11:23 6 5:54 6:37 12:05 12:15 7 6:53 7:33 12:58 1:08 8 7:56 8:29 1:51 2:00 9 8:59 9:23 2:44 2:54 10 9:58 10:15 3:37 3:49 11 10:53 11:05 4:30 4:44 12 11:47 11:56 5:23 5:37 13 12:39 6:14 6:30 14 12:47 1:32 7:05 7:21 15 1:39 2:25 7:57 8:14 16 2:33 3:18 8:51 9:11 17 3:28 4:12 9:49 10:12 18 4:25 5:08 10:51 11:18 19 5:25 6:06 11:53 20 6:32 7:06 12:23 12:53 21 7:43 8:07 1:25 1:50 22 8:52 9:02 2:23 2:44 23 9:52 9:51 3:17 3:36 24 10:42 10:35 4:08 4:26 25 11:26 11:16 4:54 5:13 26 12:07 11:55 5:36 5:56 27 12:45 6:15 6:36 28 12:34 1:23 6:51 7:14 29 1:13 2:00 7:26 7:51 30 1:52 2:38 8:02 8:28

Tides are calculated by NOAA, National Ocean Service.

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family fun Coastal adventures come in all shapes and sizes and there is plenty to do that everyone in the family, from the youngest to the oldest, can experience together. Suitable for all ages, a Carolina Safari Jeep Tour is a coastal adventure that leaves the commercial areas behind to explore the history and mystery of the lowcounty. Hear stories of Blackbeard and his gang of pirates that frequented our coastal waters in the not-so-distant past, and see a former plantation home site with intact slave cabins. A Jeep tour is physically easy and fascinating – your 3 1/2 hour experience will leave you wanting more. With air conditioned, comfortable gondolas, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is a great way for everyone to experience a spectacular view of the Grand Strand. Standing 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, this is the largest wheel of any kind this side of the Mississippi. Even more breathtaking at night, the SkyWheel is equipped with a state of the art computer generated lighting system featuring more than one million LED lights. Your coastal adventure is waiting!

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paddle to fun! Pick up a paddle and kayak or canoe your way to a memorable coastal adventure. Full and half day tours and rentals are offered locally along the Grand Strand. Paddle through the salt marsh, the swamps and abandoned rice fields of area rivers or brave the swells for the excitement of ocean kayaking. A slow trip through the tidal blackwater swamps of Black River or the canals running through abandoned rice fields along the mighty Waccamaw is an incredible experience with lots of opportunity to see wildlife and get a feel for what this area was like in times past. As you slide by Bald Cypress trees and pickerel weed, watch for a glimpse of an abandoned rice gate or an alligator sliding into the water as you approach. Spartina cord grass, hundreds of birds, sea turtles and maybe even a dolphin or two await your salt marsh expedition. Huntington Beach State Park offers a two hour kayak trip every Monday that will give you a fascinating look at the maritime forest and salt marsh bordering Huntington Beach State Park. There is even a moonlight tour during the week preceding full moon. Wear your bathing suit (and life jacket) for a trip offshore. Kayak rentals are available at most area beaches with delivery directly to the shore. Ride the waves for a thrill and paddle out to view the marine life. Wherever you dip your paddle, a day spent exploring local waters will leave you wanting more!

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up, up and away Parasailing, flying through the air attached to a parachute while being pulled by a boat, is a thrill I wanted to experience firsthand. Reservations are a must at Ocean Water Sports in Myrtle Beach, so I called ahead and showed up at the appointed time – with more than a little nervousness about my upcoming “flight.” After signing a dozen or so release forms and paying for my ticket, I waited with my group on the beach to board the banana boat that would take us out to the parasail boat. The day was windy and the seas were choppy, but I felt completely safe on the boat with our experienced captain and first mate. The boat ride was nearly as exciting as the parasail,

and, for just a moment, I doubted my decision as the boat bounced and bobbed over what seemed like enormous swells. Ten of us waited our turn – I was glad I wasn’t first! Each “flight” lasted approximately 15-20 minutes. When my turn finally came, the captain told me I couldn’t “fly” alone due to the windy weather, so he paired me Banana Boat up with a mother and her young son. After securing our life jackets, Jet Skiing the first mate strapped us securely to the parachute. A wider strap Ocean Watersports underneath gave us something to sit on. Then, at last, the first mate Parasailing released the line tethering us to the boat and up we went. Skycoaster My guess is we were about 300 feet in the air when we stopped Slingshot Thrillride climbing. The view was spectacular, but the thing that struck Soar & Explore Zipline me the most was how completely quiet it is up there. My initial Sportfishing nervousness gave way to wonder as I relaxed into one of the most Surfing amazing experiences of my life. Too soon, we were pulled back Windsurfing down and onto the boat. I can’t wait to go back… 5 0 • C h e c k o u t o u r e - b o o k @ w w w. s t r a n d m a g a z i n e . c o m


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Coastal Kayaking, Mondays, Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, 10 am-12 pm, $35, 843-235-8755 for reservations.

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Creature Feature, 2-2:30 pm, Tuesdays; Crazy over Crabs, 2-2:45 pm, Thursdays; Sharks!, 10:30-11:15 am, Saturdays; Myrtle Beach State Park, 843-238-0874.

4-5/23

“Down by the Riverside” & Other Spirituals, 1pm, Wednesdays, Brookgreen Gardens, Free with garden admission, 843-237-6000.

6-26

Pelican’s Baseball, BB&T Coastal Field, 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-6000.

7

Family Day at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 10 am-2 pm, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 910-579-1016.

7

Park Palooza, outdoor fun and activities for the entire family, 10 am-3pm, Myrtle Beach State Park, 843-238-0874

7

First Saturday Music Festival, Fabulous Sandsations, Owen Poteat & Jonathan Roberts, 1-10 pm, 2nd Ave. Pier, 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 843-626-8480.

7

Easter Egg Hunts, 8 am-5 pm, North Myrtle Beach, McLean Park, 843-280-5673; 2 pm4 pm, Surfside Beach, Huckabee Complex, 843-650-9548.

9

Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, hosted by Hootie and the Blowfish, The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, gates open at 8:30 am, 843-399-7238.

11-15

Annual Azalea Festival, daily events in the Greater Wilmington N.C. area, 910-794-4650 or www.ncazaleafestival.org.

13-22

Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, Brunswick Little Theatre, Southport, N.C., 910-368-6261.

14-15

A Musical Tour of Europe, Long Bay Symphony, 14 – 7 pm, First Presbyterian, Grissom Pkwy. Campus, Myrtle Beach; 15 – 4 pm, All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, 843-448-8379.

18

POP 101 Spring Concert, 7:30 pm, Wheelwright Auditorium, CCU, $9, 843-349-2502.

20-21

Laser Music Shows: LaserOpolis, 5 pm, U2, 6 pm Ingram Planetarium, Sunset Beach, N.C., 910-575-0033.

20-29

S.O.S. Spring Safari, various venues, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570.

21-22

13-29

Art in the Park, 10 am-4 pm, Market Common, Valor Park, 843-446-7471.

14-15

20th Annual Spring Tide Clean-Up, 9:45 am-3 pm, Murrells Inlet, 843-357-2007.

14-15

Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, various venues in Myrtle Beach, 843-839-8818

Promises, Promises, Theatre of the Republic, Conway, 843-488-0821. Plantacular Sale, Brookgreen Gardens, free with garden admission, 843-235-6000. Art in the Park, 10 am-4 pm, Chapin Park, Myrtle Beach, 843-446-7471.

22

22-29 28

Annual Dragon Boat Festival, 9 am-6 pm, Grand Park, Market Common, 843-457-6330.

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10-20

Black Tie, Murrells Inlet Community Theatre, 843-651-4152.

11-20

Grand Strand Spring Bike Rally, various venues, 336-643-1367.

12

Pawleys Island Pavilion Reunion, Pawleys Nature Park, North Causeway, Pawleys Island, 6:30 pm-midnight, 843-546-5686.

12 1-31

Butterfly House at Brookgreen Gardens, Lowcountry Zoo, $3 Adults, $2 Children in addition to garden admission, 843-235-6000.

1-31

The Urban Sea Turtle, Tuesdays, 3 pm; Tale of a Whale, Thursdays, 3 pm, Nature Center, Myrtle Beach State Park, 843-238-0874.

2-23

“Down by the Riverside” & Other Spirituals, 1pm, Wednesdays, Brookgreen Gardens, free with garden admission, 843-237-6000.

2-30

Coastal Birding, 10-11 am, Wednesdays, Huntington Beach State Park, bring binoculars and field guide, 843-235-8755.

3-24

15th Annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition, The Art Museum at Myrtle Beach, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., 843-235-2510.

4

Beach Music Party, 5-8 pm, 13 North Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach Pier, 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.

4-6

An American Songbook: From the American Church to Basin Street to Broadway, Long Bay Symphony, 4th – 8 pm, Calabash Presbyterian, Sunset Beach, N.C.; 5th – 4 pm, First Methodist, Conway; 6th – 4 pm, Trinity Episcopal, Myrtle Beach, 843-448-8739.

4-20

The Fox on the Fairway, Swamp Fox Players, Strand Theater, Georgetown, 843-527-2924.

5

Annual Blessing of the Inlet, Belin United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, 9 am-4 pm, 843-651-7979.

Mayfest on Main, 10 am-6 pm, Main St., North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570.

12

Bluegrass on the Waccamaw, 1-11 pm, under the Main Street Bridge in Conway, 843-248-5399.

19-20

Blue Crab Festival, 9 am-6 pm, Little River, 843-249-6604.

24

Music on Main, 6:30-8:30 pm, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570

25-29

Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bike Festival, Atlantic Beach, www.myrtlebeachinfo.com.

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26

Rivertown Music and Arts Festival, 10 am-9 pm, Conway, 843-248-6260 or www.conwaymainstreet.com. Coastal Kayaking, Mondays, Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, 10 am-12 pm, $35, 843-235-8755 for reservations.

8-27

Pelican’s Baseball, BB&T Coastal Field, 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-6000.

Ocean Isle Concert Series, Fridays, 6:30 pm-8pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 910-579-2166. A Crabby Experience, 9:20 am, Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park, 843-238-0874.

28

47th Annual Memorial Day Observance, 5:45 pm, Battleship North Carolina Highway, Wilmington, N.C., 910-251-5797 ext. 2050.

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june

1-2

Sun Fun Festival, various events throughout Myrtle Beach, 843-626-7444.

1-2

Corvettes at Myrtle Beach, All Corvette Car Show, 10 am-2 pm, Broadway at the Beach, 843-650-3475.

1-29

Coastal Birding, 10-11 am, Wednesdays, Huntington Beach State Park, bring binoculars and field guide, 843-235-8755.

1-29

Reptile Rap!, 1pm, Fridays, Myrtle Beach State Park, 843-238-0874.

1-29

Ocean Isle Concert Series, Fridays, 6:30-8 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C, 910-579-2166.

1-30

Butterfly House at Brookgreen Gardens, Lowcountry Zoo, $3 Adults, $2 Children in addition to garden admission, 843-235-6000.

2-3

Butterfly & Art Festival, 9:30 am-4pm, Brookgreen Gardens, 843-235-6000.

3-24

Seine-Sational Fun nature program, Fridays, 9:30am, Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park 843-238-0874.

4

Kid’s Fair, 4-7 pm, Fuller Park, Surfside Beach. For more info, call 843-650-9548.

4-25

9

4-30

13-8/10

Coastal Kayaking, Mondays, Huntington Beach State Park, 10 am-12 pm, $35, 843-235-8755 for reservations. Pelican’s Baseball, BB&T Coastal Field, 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-6000.

5-26

A Crabby Experience, Tuesdays, 9:30 am, Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park, 843-238-0874.

7

Music on Main, 6:30-8:30pm, Main St., North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570.

7-9/23

Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society, The Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., 843-238-2510.

8

Outdoor Movies at McLean Park, 15 minutes after sunset, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570.

8-9/23

Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures, The Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. 843-238-2510.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 6-8 pm, Live Oak Allee, Brookgreen Gardens, 843-235-6016. Brookgreen Gardens Cool Summer Evenings, open until 9pm, Wed.-Fri., 843-235-6000.

15

Sounds of Summer Concert Series, McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach, 7-9 pm, 843-280-5570.

15-7/1

The Full Monty, Theatre of the Republic, Conway, 843-488-0824.

21

Music on Main, 6:30-8:30 pm, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570.

30

Riverfest, An American Celebration, 3 pm-11 pm, Riverfront in Conway, free, 843-248-2273.

28

Music on Main, 6:30-8:30 pm, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5570.

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July 1-31

Children’s Nature Programs at Myrtle Beach State Park, Tues.-Sat., most free with park admission, 843-238-0874.

2-30

Fireworks Show, Mondays, 10:15 pm, Barefoot Landing, 843-272-8349.

3-31

Free Concert Series, Plyer Park, 11th Ave. N. & Ocean Blvd. Tues., Thur. & Sat., 8 pmmidnight, 843-918-1000.

3-31

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4

20th Annual Fireworks Display at Cherry Grove Pier, 9:30 pm, Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, 843-281-2662.

4-25

Fireworks Show, Wednesdays, 9:30 pm, launched over the ocean at 2nd Ave. Pier, 843-997-6695.

4-27

Cool Summer Evenings, Brookgreen Gardens, live entertainment, gardens open until 9 pm, 843-235-6000.

5, 26

Music on Main, Main St., North Myrtle Beach, 6:30-8:30 pm, 843-280-5570.

6-27

Ocean Isle Concert Series, Fridays, 6:30-8 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 910- 579-2166.

August 1-29

Coastal Birding, 10-11 am, Wednesdays, Huntington Beach State Park, bring binoculars and field guide, 843-235-8755.

1-29

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September 2-4

Fireworks Show, Wednesdays, 9:30 pm, launched over the ocean at 2nd Ave. Pier, 843-918-1000. Gullah/Geeche Mania, Wednesdays, 1 pm, Brookgreen Gardens, free with garden admission, 843-235-6000.

1-31

Children’s Nature programs at Myrtle Beach State Park, Tues.-Sat., most free with park admission, 843-238-0874.

3-5

Craftsmen’s Classic Arts and Crafts Show, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 336-282-5550.

3-31

Ocean Isle Concert Series, Fridays, 6:30-8 pm, Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 910-579-2166.

6-27

Fireworks Show, Mondays, 10:15 pm, Barefoot Landing, 843-272-8349.

7-31

Free Concert Series, Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8 pm-midnight, Plyer Park., 843-918-1000.

Fireworks Show, Tuesdays, 10 pm, Lake Broadway, Broadway at the Beach, 800-386-4662.

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival, Market Common, 843-916-7221.

6, 20

Music on Main, Main St., North Myrtle Beach, 6:30-8:30 pm, 843-280-5570.

14-23

SOS Fall Migration, various events, Main St., North Myrtle Beach, 843-281-2662.

27-30

Myrtle Beach Greek Festival, St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach, 843-448-3773.

28-30

36th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, Huntington Beach State Park, 843-237-4440.

28-30

5th Annual Oktoberfest, 11 am-9 pm, Market Common, Myrtle Beach, 843-839-3500.

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9th Annual Irish Italian Festival, 10 am-4 pm, Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, 843-281-3737. 6 0 • C h e c k o u t o u r e - b o o k @ w w w. s t r a n d m a g a z i n e . c o m


J E E P TOUR S

As featured in Southern Living and Family Circle magazines. Serving visitors since 1993.

• History • Alligators • Birds • Rice Plantations • Ghost Lore • Islands

(843) 497-5330

Convenient Pickup Locations

Walk on Water. Some might call it a miracle; we simply call it our Riverwalk. Nestled atop the winding Waccamaw River, surrounded by majestic cypress and live oak trees, and amidst an audience of native wildlife, the Conway Riverwalk provides spectacular views of one of the world’s few black water rivers. Located just steps away, our authentic downtown offers world class restaurants, eclectic shops and historic sites. Come and experience what we enjoy daily…our historic Rivertown.

843-248-1740 • www.cityofconway.com

Conway, South Carolina 61


Come to & make your own furry friend!

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Coupon expires April 1, 2013. Valid only at the Broadway at the Beach location. Valid on all Build-A-Bear Workshop® stuffed animals, clothing and accessories. Not valid on prior purchases, a Build-A-Party® celebration, Bear Buck$® cards, in Build-A-Bear Workshop within Rainforest Cafe® or in Build-A-Dino® within T-REX Cafe™. Coupons may not be combined and cannot be bought, sold or exchanged for cash or coupons. Not valid with any other offer. Local and state taxes, as applicable, are payable by bearer. Must present original coupon at time of purchase. Photocopies prohibited. Valid for coupon recipient only. Limit one coupon per person, per visit. Nontransferable. Offer good while supplies last. Void where prohibited or restricted. Where required cash value 1/100 of 1 cent. Not valid at buildabear.com or buildadino.com

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Strand Magazine | Spring - Summer 2012  

Spring - Summer 2012 Edition