It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and school is quickly approaching. Although August is just around the corner, you still have time to hit the beach and enjoy a relaxing vacation before the kids begrudgingly return to the classroom. August is an exciting month at the beach and there are still tons of fun, family friendly events happening to keep you occupied. Check out our list of August events and make plans to squeeze in that last minute vacation!
Hot Summer Nights at The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Hot Summer Nights continues through August and offers something fun every night throughout the week. Bring the little ones by the boardwalk Monday for the Kids Carnival which features blow up attractions, face painting, caricatures, and more! Wednesday evening offers a grand fireworks show over the ocean that lights up the Atlantic, while other nights feature free open air concerts by the sea, street performers, and other entertainment. You can enjoy all this in addition to all of the other fun and excitement that the boardwalk has to offer, any night of the week!
Whose Beach Is It Anyway?
This interactive improve comedy show at Uptown Theater is based on the popular “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” show that captured audience’s hearts for several years. Lighthearted and family friendly, this show incorporates audience suggestions and participation as part of the act and is completely improvised. That’s right – no scripts here – just good, old fashioned family fun. This show runs August 2nd – August 23rd from 7:30pm – 9:00 pm.
Craftsmen’s Summer Art & Craft Festival
This annual event attracts artisans from across the nation to showcase their works of art. Enjoy meeting craftsmen and women from all different areas as you browse their offerings. There are tons of different displays, from classic and traditional to more modern and contemporary and something for every budget and taste. This exciting festival takes place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center August 2nd – 4th. Admission tickets are good for all three days of the event and can be purchased online or at the convention center.
Travel The World at The Children’s Museum
Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. Each month, the Children’s Museum hosts a themed after hours event and this month they are going global. Explore different countries from around the world while you learn about different cultures through games, activities, and food. The event takes place on Friday, August 16th from 5pm – 7pm. Admission is $1 for guests 2 and above and free for the little ones!
North Myrtle Beach’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Enjoy an evening with family and friends at the picturesque McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach while you listen to free live entertainment. Bring a beach chair or blanket and settle in for a relaxing evening. The bands vary from easy listening to beach music to jazz and is fun for the whole family. You can pack your own picnic or purchase food and drinks from the Grand Strand Optimist Club. Stop by McLean Park on Saturday, August 17th between 7pm – 9pm to enjoy this free concert.
The National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Awards Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens
Venture south to Murrells Inlet to enjoy The National Sculpture Society’s 80th Annual Awards Exhibit on display at Brookgreen Gardens. The sculptures are traveling all the way from the Tampa Museum of Art for the 14th consecutive year to present works of rising sculpture stars alongside the works of famous American sculptors. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite works to win the coveted Brookgreen Garden’s People’s Choice Award. Visitors from all over flock to this event each year and nature enthusiasts visiting the area won’t want to miss out! This exhibit is included in regular garden admission and will be on display from August 17th through October.
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