The Grand Strand is loved for its great beaches, fabulous shopping and world-class golf courses. And, increasingly, the Myrtle Beach area is also being recognized as a destination committed to delivering outstanding food, wine, spirits and entertainment.
This Labor Day Weekend, you can sample some of the culinary and liquid delights that make the Strand so grand at the Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival. This year’s festival is being held in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach from September 4th through September 6th.
Three days of festivities begin with “Chocolate Under The Moon – A Moonshine Mixology and Dessert Event” on Friday, September 4th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bands will be supplying the live music, while you sample desserts and enjoy moonshine cocktail tastings.
Day two (Saturday, September 5th) puts a spotlight on beer and food at the “Brews ‘N The Beach – A Craft Beer Festival.” From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., beer lovers can sample craft beers from all over the country, listen to bands playing, and come away with your own souvenir tasting glass.
The festival’s big finale gets under way on Sunday, September 6th when the “Grand Wine Tasting Tent” opens at 1 p.m. This popular event lasts until 6 p.m., during which you’ll be able to taste a variety of wines from all over the country, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, listen to live music, and receive a Coastal Uncorked souvenir wine glass to take home.
Go online to purchase tickets for each event or as a package. When you purchase a package of tickets, you can enjoy the full three days of Coastal Uncorked at a discount price. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the events each day
Broadway at the Beach is excited to be the site of the 2015 Coastal Uncorked Food And Wine Festival. We hope you’ll join us for this spectacular event and while you’re here be sure to take a stroll around our beautiful lake, discover a new favorite shop or restaurant, and sample some of our extraordinary attractions.
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best seafood and BBQ restaurants on the East Coast. But when you’re here for just a short vacation, how do you choose?
At Broadway at the Beach, more than 20 eateries are serving up great food every day. Today, we’re putting a spotlight on just one exceptional place serving seafood and one extraordinary BBQ restaurant.
Anytime an eatery has been in business for 20 years, you can count on it being special. Landry’s Seafood was one of the original restaurants to open at Broadway at the Beach when its first villages were constructed around Lake Broadway in 1995. Twenty years later, visitors continue to fill the restaurant for lunch and dinner, as they enjoy its beautiful waterfront views.
Landry’s was born in Louisiana nearly 70 years ago and today it’s known for setting a national standard for great food delivered with a taste of the Gulf Coast. Known for serving the freshest seafood, along with succulent steaks and mouthwatering desserts, it’s a restaurant that’s earned a reputation for fun. Its happy hour is famous as a favorite with locals and visiting golfers.
Visit at lunchtime and you’ll be tempted to try the New Orleans Crawfish Bread or maybe an oyster or shrimp po’ boy. When it’s dinnertime, Landry’s is the perfect spot for a meal that starts with she-crab soup, moves into a main course of seafood stuffed shrimp, and finishes with Bananas Foster. Even the littlest members of the family will be delighted by Landry’s scrumptious Shrimpkens™ (fried shrimp and chicken strips).
If you have a family that loves Southern cooking and grilled meats, head to Sweet Carolina’s. Everyone will thank you as soon as the awesome homemade cornbread is served warm at your table. Next comes a selection of meats smoked in-house with hickory, apple and pecan woods, then coated with custom rubs and homemade barbeque sauces. When you dig into Sweet Carolina’s baby back ribs, beef brisket, or smoked chicken, you’ll know what Heaven tastes like. Sides include delicious fried green tomatoes and sweet potato casserole.
At Sweet Carolina’s, you’ll also find some of the best down-home desserts in Myrtle Beach. Homemade chocolate pie and made-to-order skillet cookies provide a sweet finish to any meal.
Visit Broadway August 20th For A Special Thank You & Free Activities
Since 1995, Broadway at the Beach has been the center of fun for Myrtle Beach. Roughly 14 million guests visit us each year to enjoy our restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Those twenty years have flown by, and now some who first came to Broadway as kids are returning to experience Broadway with their own families.
We want to thank you for your support by providing a few surprises, as well as prizes. Join us on August 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Center Court for a Thank You event featuring free face painting for the kids, kids karaoke, a spin on the prize wheel (where everyone is a winner) and more! As a bonus, the first 200 guests will receive a ticket to ride one amusement for free at the Pavilion Park.
Come join the fun!
Ask any true beach lover to recommend the area’s best surf shops, and you can bet they’ll say Ron Jon Surf Shop and Tsunami Surf Shop.
Both of these great shops are located at Broadway at the Beach.
Ron Jon first opened its doors along the Jersey shore 56 years ago. Today, its surf-oriented retail shops are serving customers in several coastal states. Ron Jon is a recognized name world-wide, and its loyal fan base spans several generations of beach lovers.
The Broadway at the Beach Ron Jon location is among the most popular. From bikinis to boardshorts, tee shirts to totes, and headwear to hoodies, it has everything needed to make your beach vacation fabulous. Stop by and meet Ron Jon team members who are seasoned surfers. They’re happy to share their thoughts on where to catch the best waves along the Grand Strand, as well as the latest surfing and bodyboarding tips and techniques.
Tsunami Surf Shop is the new surfer dude on the Grand Strand beach, opening at Broadway in 2009. But in just a few years, Tsunami has earned a reputation for being epic. The largest surf shop in the Carolinas, it carries an extensive selection of the most popular beach brands like Billabong, Quicksilver, Oakley and more. You’ll be amped when you see everything this great retail shop has to offer.
When the surf’s up, beach lovers head to the beach. When there’s a lull, they go to Ron Jon and Tsunami. After all, the next best thing to being in the waves is finding awesome gear to make your next day at the beach the best one ever.
Circle the weekend of August 7th thru 9th, it’s South Carolina’s very own “Tax-Free Weekend” — and it’s the only one the state is holding this year.
Broadway at the Beach merchants are standing by to help shoppers find the best buys in clothing, shoes, and school supplies. Such items are exempt from the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes. It’s the perfect time to stock up on everything needed for the new school year.
It’s also a great time to up your fashion game for this school year. Wouldn’t you like to head to the classroom with an all-new look?
Apparel stores throughout Broadway at the Beach can help you find a style that’s right for every student in the family, from the youngest to those moving up to college.
If your littlest student wants a special outfit that will celebrate her unique self on that all-important first day of school, introduce her to the world of LittleMissMatched. She’ll be charmed by this shop that’s both fun and renown for thinking outside the fashion box.
Fashionistas of all ages love shoes, and Broadway has several great shoe stores. Visit Shoes Boutique and check out its large selection of affordable, high style shoes. Discover footwear so beautiful that even the pickiest shopper can find shoes or a purse to fall in love with.
Do you and your kids crave comfort, but don’t want to sacrifice style? Test out the footwear at Comfortable Soles shoe store. From Birkenstock to Rainbow, their selection of comfy footwear is mind-boggling.
Even sports fans can capitalize on the savings that shopping tax-free yields. With football and basketball seasons just around the corner, it’s a great time to get your favorite team’s jersey, cap, and t-shirt.
Come join us at Broadway at the Beach on Tax-Free Weekend. We’re ready and waiting for you!
Summer nights may be drifting away, but Broadway at the Beach is still going strong with our seasonal line-up of free entertainment. From the lights at Pavilion Park illuminating the sky, to jugglers and singers, to brilliant fireworks, Broadway is the best place to go after a day on the beach.
Night-after-night, favorites like Bryan Dangerous amaze crowds with upbeat, free performances. You’ll be delighted when basketballs, hats, swords and guitars take on a life of their own as Bryan spins, balances and whips them through the air. Performances are at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday near Capriz restaurant and in Center Court on Monday at the same times.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Nick Pike climbs aboard his unicycle and entertains the crowd with his unique brand of juggling, acrobatics, and fast-paced comedy. The popular entertainer is a Season 5 quarter-finalist from the America’s Got Talent TV show, and it’s easy to see why. In fact, it’s hard not to be impressed by a man juggling fiery torches while balancing on a unicycle.
Over near Margaritaville, Shelley Sasser takes the Heroes Harbor stage Tuesdays through Fridays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fifteen-year-old rock-n-roll singer plays guitar and entertains with a strong, powerful and captivating voice.
Heroes Harbor stage is also where you’ll find the Mini-Starz performing on Saturdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. These child entertainers put on a big show, singing famous songs by top artists like Elvis, Gwen Stefani, Cyndi Lauper, and more.
So put on those comfy walking shoes and head for Broadway where there’s entertainment at every turn. Don’t let the Summer Nights drift away without being part of the fun!
There’s just something about carousels that brings out the kid in everyone. Maybe it’s the magical animals or the whimsical music.
Carousels have brought so much joy to both children and adults that we set aside a day each year simply to celebrate these marvelous inventions. July 25 is National Carousel Day.
Broadway at the Beach is home to two carousels, one located at Pavilion Park East and one located at Pavilion Park West. Our Morgan-Chance carousel stands in Pavilion Park East near WonderWorks. Made in the 1980s, this carousel charms kids and parents alike with its ornate decorations, mirrored center, and joyful music.
The Pavilion Park West features one of only 15 working Herschell-Spillman carousels in the country. Crafted during the “golden age of carousels,” it dates back to 1912. Although many traditional carousels focus on horses and chariots, Herschell-Spillman craftsman weren’t just horsing around. Our Pavilion Park West carousel contains a variety of hand-painted animals including frogs, lions, ostriches, giraffes, zebras, and roosters. Each animal is hand-carved out of wood and has real glass eyes. And you’ll want to be sure and get a glimpse of the frogs dressed in human clothing.
This year, celebrate National Carousel Day with Broadway at the Beach. Go back in time with our Herschell-Spillman carousel or enjoy our modern marvel, the Morgan-Chance carousel. While our carousels operate almost every day of the year, July 25 is a perfect day to bring the family to Broadway so that everyone can saddle up, pick their favorite animal, and experience an American treasure that is spectacular enough to have its own day.
In the summer, they’re everyone’s favorite footwear. Although they basically consist of just a sole and some straps, sandals have the ability to serve both as your go-to shoes for comfort and a fashion statement.
Not surprisingly, sandals are the world’s oldest shoes. Archeologists have found them in Egyptian tombs and ancient Grecian ruins. The oldest carbon-dated sandal ever discovered was found in Oregon on the west coast of the U.S. It dates back 10,000 years.
Centuries later, Greeks popularized sandals, introducing style as a status symbol along the way. In Ancient Greece, the sandal a person wore said a lot about where that person fit on the social ladder. Wealthy folks could be identified by their pricey leather sandals, and admirers could determine affluence by how high someone’s sandal straps climbed up the leg.
Sandals were once a shoe of necessity, and still are in many parts of the world. Throughout the centuries and around the world, people have crafted sandals out of everything from papyrus to tree bark to straw to cork. Twine and strings have been used for straps. In today’s modernized countries, most sandals are crafted from synthetic materials.
From its humble beginnings as a basic foot covering, the sandal laid the foundation for shoes of virtually every style, color and fabrication to be developed.
Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to find great-looking, comfortable sandals. As one of the nation’s top vacation spots, the Grand Strand is the perfect spot to spend long days at the beach in flip-flops. On cool nights, there’s nothing that says vacation more than watching fireworks and then strolling around Broadway at the Beach in comfy sandals.
When you decide it’s time for another pair of your favorite shoes, we make it easy to find great sandals and clogs. Broadway at the Beach shops like Rack Room Shoes and Shoes Boutique offer stylish and affordable choices in a variety of styles.
Those who just plain love wearing comfortable shoes, can head over to Comfortable Soles and discover just how sandal fashion and comfort can collide. Men and women of all ages rely on this shop to provide both the latest in fashion trends and “comfort brands.”
Crocs™ has been made famous by comfort preachers like famous chef Mario Batali. Our Crocs shop features funky and fashionable styles for all tastes. It’s an ideal place to find flip-flops, clogs and sandals.
Whether you’ve worn out your favorite sandals or just crave another cool pair, stop by Broadway at the Beach and check out our shops. Your feet will thank you.
Do you love ice cream? Does the mere thought of a double-scoop on a cone bring a smile to your face? When the warm July sun starts beating down, do you start dreaming about thick strawberry shakes?
July is National Ice Cream Month, designated by Congress and President Reagan in 1984 to honor America’s favorite confection. But Americans began their love affair with ice cream way before that.
We invented the concept of the ice cream parlor in 1776. America is the birthplace of both the ice cream scoop (1878) and the ice cream cone (1904). Once a desert only available to the rich, ice cream was so popular among average Americans by World War II, that the Armed Forces became major ice cream producers. The Navy even ended up running the world’s first floating ice cream parlor to produce ice cream for sailors serving in the Pacific in 1945.
Today, America eats more ice cream than any other country in the world. We consume an average of 6 gallons of the stuff per person each year.
At Broadway at the Beach, ice cream is available in several different locations, tastes and textures. Two stores serve the “swirled-class” flavors of the “euphoric concoctions” at Ben & Jerry’s. At Cold Stone Creamery, you can enjoy ice cream made fresh in the store each day. If frozen custard is your thing, head to Kohr’s Family Homemade. Or completely throw calorie counting out the window and head to The Fudgery (north or south) where ice cream is served as a complement to spectacular fudge. There’s even an opportunity to have ice cream as part of a meal at Johnny Rockets where hand-dipped shakes are served with burgers and a side of dancing and singing.
Since it came on the scene in America, ice cream has been a real star. For Americans, it’s one of life’s best indulgences.
“Happiness is ice cream,” wrote Peanuts® creator Charles Schulz.
Come get some.
Time to celebrate! The best week of the summer is finally here. July 4th marks the high point of the vacation season across America.
At Broadway at the Beach, we’re ready to help you make lasting memories throughout the July 4th week. This year, our Independence Day blast stretches over three days (July 2-4) and includes free concerts and other entertainment, as well as awesome fireworks shows on not just one night, but two.
Those who cruise into town earlier can start celebrating with Family Dive In Movie Night at Myrtle Waves Water Park at Broadway at the Beach on Wednesday, July 1st. A DJ warms up guests with games and prizes before a family-friendly movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests arriving after 4 p.m. can get in for just $12.99 each plus tax. Admissions purchased before 4 p.m. include the Family Dive In Movie Night event.
When Thursday, July 2nd rolls around, America’s birthday party shifts into high gear among the shops, attractions and restaurants around Lake Broadway.
Each day from July 2nd through July 4th, a jam-packed lineup of free entertainment will feature juggling comedians, engaging musicians, costumed characters, face painters and more.
At 7:30 p.m. each night, it’s free concert time in Celebrity Square. First up on July 2nd is the Pizzaz Band, bringing a little bit of Country and a little bit of Rock n’ Roll. On July 3rd, it’s time to dance to the booty-shakin’ music of Chocolate Chip & Company. On July 4th, The Mark Roberts Band will be playing your favorite dance songs, along with party anthems, Rock n’ Roll, Funk and Country Rock.
No Independence Day celebration would be complete without a fireworks show, and at Broadway, we’ll have two. On July 3rd, our regularly-scheduled Friday night fireworks show dances over Lake Broadway at 10 p.m. It’s the warm up for our fantastic 10 p.m. July 4th fireworks show, sponsored by Helicopter Adventures™.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Broadway at the Beach and have additional free parking available on July 4th after 5 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field (the Pelicans Stadium) across from Broadway.
For more information about Broadway at the Beach’s big Independence Day celebration, visit www.BroadwayattheBeach.com, call 1-800-386-4662. or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.
It’s time to celebrate!
Kids love coming to Broadway at the Beach.
From all-day experiences like Myrtle Waves Water Park and Broadway Grand Prix to specialty shops, yummy eateries, water rides around our lake, the interactive fountain, free entertainment and fireworks, Broadway delivers a lot of opportunities to have kid-friendly fun.
Here are just ten of the many favorite things kids love to do at Broadway:
Kids find WonderWorks amazing. The delightful upside down house is a place where kids get an education while enjoying over 100 entertaining interactive experiences. The ropes course inside WonderWorks lets kids safely climb high up into the building’s ceiling, then they can go outside to Soar & Explore for an even bigger ropes challenge and ziplining over Lake Broadway.
Ripley’s Aquarium enables kids to learn about all kinds of sea life from sharks to stingrays to jellies in the all new “Planet Jellies” exhibit. It’s an interactive, multimedia playground that also features dive shows, mermaid shows, the stingray experience, sleeping with the sharks and more.
Kids love dinosaurs. At Dinosaurs: The Exhibition, kids can get up close to life- size, authentic-looking animatronic dinosaurs lurking within scientifically accurate habitats. Kids like uncovering fossils in the Dig A Dino exhibit, checking out the Dino Movie Room, playing in the T-Rex Fun House, and climbing aboard the Ride-A-Dino.
It’s no surprise that amusement rides always rank high on a kid’s list of favorite things to do. At Broadway, there’s action-packed fun at Pavilion Park. Three areas offer rides for little ones, as well as thrill rides for bigger kids. From the carousel to the Cliff Hanger, there’s lots of fun here.
Let the quest begin! Kids love choosing their own magic wand and entering the enchanted fantasy world of MagiQuest. This interactive live-action game challenges children as they attempt to solve medieval-style mysteries while outwitting pixies and sorcerers.
Magical beasties can also be found at Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf where a 30-foot, fire-breathing dragon stands watch. Kids can take on other family members as they tee it up for a game of mini-golf. This is one course that offers both fun and adventure.
Backstage Mirror Maze is a favorite because of the mind-bending challenge it presents. There’s fun for the entire family in the infinite reflections, surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles. Kids also love playing in “The Vault,” a laser maze that takes players back in time to participate in a historic bank heist.
A special favorite among boys is RIDEMAKERZ, a place where little boys of all ages can roll up their sleeves and channel their inner grease monkeys. Customization of scale model cars with interchangeable accessories is at the heart of this experience. From building on monster truck platforms to adding radio control, this is where the high-octane fun begins.
Little girls have a favorite too, and it’s Sparkles. Girls come to this imaginative, experience-driven shop to indulge their glamour fantasies. Sparkles specializes in turning girls into princesses, rock stars, pop stars, or glam girls with makeovers that include glamorous hair styles, eye shadow, lip gloss, sparkly nail painting, and more.
All young kids seem to love Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a magical place where stuffed animals are transformed into cherished pals. The kids are in charge here, choosing their own animals, then personalizing them with outfits and accessories. Best of all, they can take their new friends home, along with lasting memories of their Myrtle Beach vacation.
After hitting the beach or before, be sure to bring the kids to Broadway at the Beach, the epicenter of fun in Myrtle Beach!