Spring into Exciting Festivals at Marina Inn

The warm weather has brought us more than just sunshine and beach days. The return of spring has also brought the return of spring festivals to Myrtle Beach! When you book your stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close by all the activities and events. We hope you packed an appetite because there’s plenty of food and outdoor fun. Whether you’re searching for a food truck serving up tasty treats or need to satisfy your craving for fair food, everyone in the family is sure to be entertained in Myrtle Beach this spring!

Event: Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival
Date: April 20 – 22
Location: Oceanfront Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach between 8th and 9th Ave N

The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival is a three day event that’s every foodie’s dream come true! Head out to downtown Myrtle Beach from April 20th through the 22nd and follow the smells of tasty food as you head over to Oceanfront Boardwalk District between 8th and 9th Avenues North for this oceanfront festival. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Not sure what truck to visit first? Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to taste them all! You can expect to see vendors such as Lowcountry Lobster, Crave Cupcake Boutique, Let’s Ride BBQ, JP Italiano and so much more! There be live music, a beer garden, and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Bring the whole family since there’s sure to be something to please everyone’s taste buds. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be able to find it during this three day celebration of delicious food!

Event: Market Common 10th Anniversary Celebration & Taste of Market Common
Date: April 21st
Location: The Market Common

The Market Common has brought the Myrtle Beach area a decade of shopping, great food, and endless fun! As if we needed an excuse to celebrate, head out to 10th Anniversary Celebration on April 21st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to commemorate the entertainment and endless shopping the Market Common has brought us these past few years. Whether you’re a local or just passing through on vacation, you definitely won’t want to miss this celebration!

And there’s no need to worry about a personalized invite. If you love a good time and were waiting for another excuse to visit the Market Common, now’s your chance! Bring the family along for a day of strolling musicians, bouncy houses, face painters, balloon artists and more throughout the retail district of the Market Common. And don’t forget to grab a tasty slice of cake while you’re there to kick off the Taste of the Market Common.

Not only are they celebrating ten years of the Market Common, the Taste of the Market Common is back!  All the restaurants in the Market Common will be providing yummy samples of appetizers, entrees, and desserts outside their doors. So you can fill up on your favorites like Ultimate California Pizza, Gordon Biersch, and Peace, Love & Tiny Donuts. Make sure you grab a food ticket at the Grand 14 Cinema so you can load up on treats! Food tickets are $1, with dishes ranging in cost from 1-5 tickets.

Event: Horry County Fair
Date: April 20 – 29
Location: Myrtle Beach Speedway

Nothing goes together better than funnel cake and ferris wheels! Get your fill of thrills and excitement at the Horry County Fair. You can experience 10 days of fair fun from April 20 – 29th. Admission is $5, kids under 4-years-old get in free, and those aged 65 and above or members of the military get in for $3. There’ll be food, games, fair rides, a petting zoo, and so much more!

The fair will be held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway with free parking on site. Unlimited ride wristbands are only $25 so make sure to pick one up before you start exploring. For the little ones who aren’t quite ready to tackle the big rides, there will be kid rides along with character meet-and-greets to make sure your kiddies are having the time of their life. The Robinson’s Racing Pigs will be joining us this year for another year of pig racing excitement and fun. And make sure to stop by the petting zoo with the kids to pet and feed the animals!

Event: Diggin’ It Spring Garden Festival
Date: April 21
Location: Brookgreen Gardens

This year, celebrate Earth Day at one of the most beautiful natural areas of the south: Brookgreen Gardens. On April 21st, Brookgreen Gardens will be combining their Diggin’ It Spring Garden Festival and Plantacular Sale into one event in honor of Earth Day. Famous for their gorgeous gardens, breathtaking sculptures, and Lowcountry Zoo – Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect place to pay tribute to mother nature in honor of Earth Day.

On top of of the Plantacular Sale and Garden Festival, there will be hands-on workshops that the kids will love! Workshops will include nature and conservation stations, make-and-take crafts, guided tours and even live animals! For those of you who aren’t a member, admission to enter Brookgreen Gardens is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (aged 65 and above), $10 for children aged 4-12, and children under 4 get in free.

Event: MayFest on Main
Date: May 12
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Grab your beach chairs and head over to North Myrtle Beach for MayFest on Main! This festival will take place rain or shine and typically draws out a crowd of over 15,000 in celebration of the coming of summer. Spreading out along Main Street, you’ll be able to check out  a hundred different crafters, sample tasty treats from food vendors, and let your little ones play in the kids area.

There will be a community stage featuring live music all throughout the day. Starting at noon, some of the most popular local acts in the Myrtle Beach area will take the stage. This event is free to attend and is sure to be a great time for everyone!

Event: World Famous Blue Crab Festival
Date: May 19 – 20
Location: Little River

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival will kickoff on May 19th and 20th along the Little River waterfront. Having been consistently named the Best Annual Event/Festival, it’s no surprise that over 50,000 people show up every year for this event! Seafood lovers won’t be able to resist stopping by to see what’s crackin’ with all the local seafood restaurants. Guests can expect to enjoy all the most loved features of a festival: live entertainment, vendors, speciality food, arts and craft, and kids entertainment.

The 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will be a day to remember. Bring the family along for a day spent along the waterfront enjoying live beach music and tasty seafood meals or specialty treats! Admission is only $5 and the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Whether seafood unanimously ranks as your #1 favorite food year after year or you’re just looking for a good time, make sure to take a trip out to Little River to experience this festival firsthand!

Spring isn’t the only thing in bloom here in Myrtle Beach. You can spring into great savings when you stay with us from now until May 31st and book under our Spring Savings Special! You can enjoy up to 25% off our daily rates when you book under this special. Make sure to book soon so you can enjoy all the amazing festivals we’ve got going on in Myrtle Beach!

We don’t skip out on the good times in the spring here in Myrtle Beach. Nothing combines our love of sunshine, great music, and tasty treats quite like a spring festival!

Room For the Whole Family at Marina Inn

Sometimes what you need to reconnect with the family is a vacation to Myrtle Beach! Reserving rooms for a large group shouldn’t be a hassle, and when you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we can accommodate any size group. We offer a wide variety of luxurious suites to select from that are perfect size for a getaway with you and your family.

You and your family will feel right at home in our two bedroom suite. This spacious option is perfect for families who want to enjoy each other’s company without constantly having to climb over each other. With one king and two queen beds, no one will have to worry about sleeping on the sofa. While the kids hang out in the living room and watch TV on the 47’’ HDTV, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and some much needed quiet time out on your private balcony.

Within your suite, there are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom to ensure your family has all the privacy they need. When you’re ready to freshen up after a long day at the beach, you will absolutely love how refreshed you feel after showering with our Rainshower heads. When you’re getting ready to head out for a family outing, you won’t have to fight over sink space since each bathroom has separate double sinks. Whether it’s mom or your daughters who want to spend a little extra time primping, there are lighted makeup mirrors in each bathroom.

This spacious suite wouldn’t be complete without a full kitchen. If your fun-filled vacation has you worn out and not wanting to leave your room, take advantage of the full kitchen and make dinner with your family! While you enjoy your dinner with your loved ones, you can call curl up around the fireplace in your living room and enjoy a family movie night.

For larger beds, you can upgrade to our two bedroom deluxe suite. This 1,200 square foot room features two king sized beds with a view of either the pool, Marina, or Intracoastal Waterway. The entire family can make themselves at home in this spacious room.

With a 37’’ HDTV in every bedroom, the children can spend the night watching movies or bring along their gaming consoles and set up camp in their rooms. Each bedroom features oversized closets, so even the over-packer in the family will have plenty of space for their stuff.

Your private balcony is the perfect place to unwind after another great day of vacationing. With stunning views, you can enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony by yourself or watch the sunset with your loved ones. Your entire family will love vacationing in this luxurious suite, complete with two king beds, two private bathrooms, and a spacious living room plus a full sized kitchen and washer and dryer.

When you stay in our three bedroom suite, you’ll consider bringing along your extended family just to fill it up. This suite is perfect for a large family or for those who want to bring along the extended family for a trip filled with fun and memories. This suite is able to accommodate 6-10 people and has a combination of bedroom accommodations with king and queen sized beds.

Just like our other suites, this room features private bathrooms for each room with Rainshower heads, a cozy fireplace, a full kitchen plus dining room, and a washer and dryer. On top of all these luxuries, the spacious living room is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and relax with your entire family. Whether you’re enjoying a having a game night or just want to enjoy each other’s company – this suite is perfect for helping you get the most out of your vacation.

While you’re on vacation, you might as well treat yourself to the most luxurious accommodations. As soon as you step through the doors of your four-bedroom penthouse suite, you’re be in awe at the sun pouring in through the windows in the spacious, rounded living room. The shape of the penthouse and the wrap around balcony give you maximum viewing pleasure of the Intracoastal Waterway, the marina, and the golf course.

Each bedroom in the suite offers a stunning view and is unique from the other rooms, offering you plenty of space and privacy. The king master bedroom has a cozy fireplace to curl up beside either with a good book, while the second king room has a whirlpool tub perfect for adding an extra element of relaxation to your vacation.

If you’re looking to unwind, there’s no need to crowd the master bedroom and the second king room. The living room features its own cozy fireplace for the family to enjoy while playing a game or watching a movie.  Each bathroom has its own Rainshower heads to help wash away any unneeded stress while you’re vacationing. This roomy penthouse suite can accommodate up to nine people and is perfect for a large family.

Once you decide when you’re going to join us for vacation, it’s time to start booking your stay! While you’re making your reservation, be sure to take a look at our Family Package to get the most out of your stay with us here at Marina Inn. Our Family Package includes accommodations in one our grande guest rooms with two queen beds for three nights. Included in your stay is admission for two adults and two children (aged 4-12) to WonderWorks, an exciting hands-on museum, and a trip to the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Whether they’re landing a space shuttle or maneuvering through the Indoor Ropes Course – they’re sure to have a blast using their imaginations and seeing all there is to do at WonderWorks. At Brookgreen Gardens, you and the kids can enjoy wandering the sculpture gardens, be surrounded by butterflies and nature in the Butterfly Garden or take a trip through the Lowcountry zoo.

We take the hassle out of planning a family vacation. Not only can we accommodate any size group, And you most certainly don’t need to spend the entire vacation cramped into a tiny room, crawling over each other. When you stay with us at Marina Inn, we’ll give you and the entire family the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

This is Why Kids Rule at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Stay, Play & Eat Free!

Myrtle Beach’s Top Family Friendly Resort!

Family friendly fun is an important part of Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach! Families return each year for our summer Kids Rule! program where Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free all Summer Long.

STAY….

We don’t charge additional fees for children under 17 traveling with their family. With our spacious 2 & 3 bedroom suites,  kids have a lot of room to do….well…. kid stuff!   Like gathering in the living space and watching a movie, spreading out the seashells gathered from the beach across the kitchen table, gather with the family for a meal, claim one of the large bathrooms as your own for the week or, dare we say….pillow fight??

PLAY….

EAT….

With all of this activity, kids can sure work up an appetite! Take advantage of our Kids Eat Breakfast Free program in WaterScapes Restaurant located inside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Yes…kids 12 & under eat free from the kids menu where they can enjoy their favorites like pancakes or waffles   WaterScapes is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Dine inside our outside on the patio overlooking the pool.

 

Don’t forget to check our SUMMER SPECIALS available now – August 31. Remember to BOOK DIRECT for the best available rates! 

Fine Print…..  Kids Eat Free: Available only in WaterScapes Restaurant during breakfast for kids ages 12 and under and includes one entrée and drink from the kids menu per seating per paying adult.