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!

Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach this Summer!

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Like country music?  Pack your boots and cowboy hat because you’ll find the best country artists this June at the Myrtle Beach Carolina Country Music Fest! Mark you calendar for  June 8th through the 11th and enjoy four days of sun, music and fun!

Following two successful years, this will be the third year in a row that the music festival will be kicking up its boots in the sand.

The 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest promises  to be even bigger and better than last year! With the cool ocean breezes in the background, The festival takes place in the heart of Myrtle Beach beside  Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Headliners – Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldeen & Darius Rucker!

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There have already been three amazing headliners announced including award-winning artists Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and South Carolina’s own Darius Rucker. Other chart-topping artists that have been released include Big & Rich, Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, Jordan Rager, Kevin Mac, Dee Jay Silver and Luke Combs. On March 8th the festival announced females that will grace the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest stages including Gretchen Wilson aka ‘Redneck Woman’, up and coming female trio Runaway June, Morgan Myles, Laura Jenkins, Kennedy Fitzsimmons. So far this lineup is jam-packed with talented musicians – and the more artists that are released, the faster the tickets are sure to sell!

SCENES FROM 2016 CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

There are Four Levels of Passes available for Purchase….

  • 3-Day Super VIP

Premier experience at CCMP Separate platform level viewing area with full bar, exclusive VIP entrance, an air conditioned catering tent with seating, private bathrooms. Price is inclusive of food and drinks.

  • 3-Day VIP

Exclusive roped section directly stage front with private VIP cash bars food tents and private bathrooms

  • 3-Day General Admission
  • Single ticket for McDonald’s Thursday Night Kick-off Concert

Come a day early on Thursday June 8th, McDonald’s is sponsoring a festival kick-off concert featuring Montgomery Gentry and Brett Young. This is sure to be a fun concert and the perfect way to commence a weekend full of exciting country music!

Book Your Tickets  & Hotel Reservations Now!

It’s never too early to start purchasing tickets and making accommodation plans. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is located only 7 miles from the festival – close enough to fun but away from the highly congested areas of Myrtle Beach. A full service, four diamond resort offering a variety of accommodations for your party with everything from hotel rooms to two or three bedroom suites. All rooms offer private balconies with views of the Intracoastal Waterway or marina. During down times from the Carolina Country Music Festival,  make plans to dine at our award-winning restaurant WaterScapes open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Take a break & have a cocktail out by our outdoor pool & pool bar serving casual dining and drinks.  You don’t want to miss out on huge savings when you book with us early!

Get ready for a weekend packed full of sun, sand and country music at the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest! Make sure to purchase your tickets and start making accommodation plans soon.  You’re sure to leave Myrtle Beach that weekend with memories of new friends and some new favorite country songs!