Thomas Beach Vacations Area Events

The ALABAMA THEATRE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
11/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
 
Celebrate the holidays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the Alabama Theatre’s award winning production, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. This year’s Christmas extravaganza brings an incredible combination of talent, scenery and special effects to the Grand Strand to produce a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the season’s spirit.

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show will instill the true meaning of Christmas in your family with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show is a southern family tradition on the Grand Strand with visitors and locals returning year after year.

Also featured in this year’s show will be comedian Ricky Mokel who always puts a new twist on the Christmas season. So, if you want to celebrate Christmas with an evening filled with song, dance and laughter, the Alabama Theatre is the place you want to be with your family and friends.
CHRISTMAS at PIRATES VOYAGE Dinner & Show
11/09/2017 to 12/31/2017
 

‘Tis the season when the high tide meets the Yuletide at Buccaneer Bay! Take an epic Christmas journey with surly, grumpy and stingy Captain Scrooge and his faithful first mate Bob Cratchit in this one-of-a-kind holiday tradition. Travel to Christmas past, present and future in search of the true reason for the season. Along the way, you’ll be delighted by heart-stopping high diving, astounding gymnastics, amazing live animals and hilarious comedy—all while enjoying a four-course holiday feast.

Enjoy riveting swashbuckling action as the mystical Christmas Spirit takes you on an incredible Christmas journey. Cheer along as giant Christmas toys come to life, performing amazing acrobatics high overhead. Laugh at the high jinks of a comical castaway and her sea lion companion. Gaze in wonder at the live Nativity, complete with wise men, camels and an angel with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike.
The CAROLINA OPRY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
11/17/2017 to 12/31/2017
 
Owner, producer, and entertainer Calvin Gilmore, works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with his usual signature flair for production. This season, he is pulling out all the stops to bring you a special reunion season unlike any other! The beloved Kym “Bogie” Shurbutt, diagnosed with bone marrow cancer a little over a year ago, has had a long, hard road but, thanks to the love and support of his fans and his fearless attitude, he is now ready and excited to come home for Christmas! Steve Sifford, emcee at The Carolina Opry Theater for 19 years, retired several years ago and is thrilled to be back for this special season. Rocky Fretz, international pianist and part of the original Carolina Opry cast over 32 years ago, returns for another memorable season!
The GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW - North Myrtle Beach
11/25/2017 to 12/30/2017
 
The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 1.7 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 14 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. After the journey through the light show, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and S’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, ice skate, experience the Go Ape lighted tree top adventure, and, of course, meet Santa! $15 per vehicle (with up to 15 people). Directions, parking and more info online at http://parks.nmb.us.

Gates open 5:30-9:00 PM. 11/25-12/10 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday); 12/15-12/30 (every night); closed Christmas Day.
BROOKGREEN GARDENS NIGHTS of a THOUSAND CANDLES
11/30/2017 to 12/17/2017
 
Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens
November 30, December 1-2; December 7-9; December 14-17

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 - 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sound of holiday music, and celebrate the season with family and friends.

The 85-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 100,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night. Beverages available. Dinner catered by Inlet Affairs, serving from 3:30 to 9:00 PM.
SCROOGE... the MUSICAL at the Theatre of the Republic
12/06/2017 to 12/17/2017
 
Following the plot of the Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" with Ebeneezer Scrooge's profound experience of redemption after visits from the ghost of former partner Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. At old-town Conway's Theatre of the Republic with shows December 6-9, 13-16 at 7:30 PM; December 10 & 17 at 3:00 PM.
NEW YEARS CONCERT with COREY SMITH at House of Blues
On 12/31/2017
 
Doors - 7:00pm Show - 8:00pm Confirmed Line Up: *All support acts are subject to change without notice. This is an All Ages event subject to parental discretion. Buy early and save! Ticket prices will increase. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale
VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at the T.O.R.
01/05/2018 to 01/14/2018
 
Winner of the 2013 Tony for Best Play. At old-town Conway's Theatre of the Republic with shows January 5-6, 12-13 at 7:30 PM; January 7 & 14 at 3:00 PM.
SOS MID-WINTER BREAK
01/11/2018 to 01/14/2018
 
Beach music and shag dance fans converge on North Myrtle Beach for this mid-January fun. Thomas Beach Vacations has a number of rental homes and condos conveniently near Main Street where the festival is centered. Be sure to call and reserve your lodging early. Call toll-free 866-249-2100.
The MARTIN & LEWIS Tribute Show at the Alabama Theatre
On 01/27/2018
 
At the Alabama Theatre, 7PM January 27th.

The Martin and Lewis Tribute” is a show in a class all its own. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of the celebrities they perform as have Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. These two incredible performers have each had success on their own. Having spent the last 27 years performing throughout Australia, Tony Lewis has created a name for himself as the quintessential Jerry Lewis tribute artist.
GATLIN BROTHERS at Alabama Theatre
On 02/11/2018
 
7:30 PM Sunday, February 11th: Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Benefit Concert Benefiting the Pardue Family Children in Need Fund. For 60 years, the close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin, better known as Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, have given the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “All The Gold In California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY® for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady.”
JACK HANNA and His Animal Friends at Carolina Opry
On 02/18/2018
 
Through the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. Now he’s bringing his stage show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!, to The Grand Strand at The Carolina Opry Theater! Fans of all ages will enjoy stories (from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats) and footage from his worldwide adventures. Of course, a visit from Jungle Jack would not be complete without an array of animals such as cheetahs, kangaroos, penguins and many more. Fans of all ages will get to learn more about these fascinating animals in an unforgettable “wild” experience your family will not want to miss.

Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and FOX and CNN news programs. He is the host of TV’s Emmy award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. Jack is the Director Emeritus of the famed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds.
The MIDTOWN MEN at Alabama Theatre
On 03/03/2018
 
March 3rd at the Alabama Theatre.

The Midtown Men features four of the original stars from Broadway’s Jersey Boys. After sharing the stage for over a thousand performances, Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer decided to take their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960s hits. The high-octane musical tour de force that took the Jersey Boys phenomenon to Broadway and beyond, brings to life the greatest hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
NATIONAL SHAG DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
03/08/2018 to 03/10/2018
 
The NSDC started in Myrtle Beach in 1984 and is the longest continuously running shag dance contest in the United States. Past winners of the NSDC have performed on countless TV shows and events including: Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, PGA Annual Banquets, NBA Games, Beach Music Awards, and Harvard University.

Be sure to call and reserve your lodging with Thomas Beach Vacations early.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A Salute to the Eagles at Carolina Opry
On 03/11/2018
 
For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of The Eagles. This dynamic, highly-acclaimed show incorporates their very own world-renowned vocal harmonies and authentic instrumentation in a modern and exciting stage spectacle. Each concert is a fast-paced showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy”, “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California”, as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh. The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music is as powerful as it is captivating. Join us on a trip down a dark desert highway…feel the cool wind in your hair…and the experience Grammy award winning sounds of Hotel California.
The AVETT BROTHERS at House of Blues
03/15/2018 to 03/17/2018
 
Doors - 7:00pm Show - 8:00pm March 15th, 16th and 17th. Confirmed Line Up: The Avett Brothers *All support acts are subject to change without notice. This is an All Ages event subject to parental discretion. Buy early and save! Ticket prices will increase. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
On 03/17/2018
 
The 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 17, 2018. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 a.m., followed by three stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Along Main Street approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, or serve a variety of treats.

Call 866-249-2100 and reserve your North Myrtle Beach condo or beach home soon for the St. Patrick's Day fun!
THREE DOG NIGHT at Alabama Theatre
04/07/2018 to 04/08/2018
 
Saturday, April 28th at 7PM
Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. Their hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures.
MONDAY after THE MASTERS at Barefoot Resort
On 04/09/2018
 
At the Dye Course at Barefoot Golf Resort in North Myrtle Beach. What started out as a small get together to raise money for charity in 1994, has evolved into one of the top Celebrity Pro-Ams in the country. Thanks to the commitment of Hootie & the Blowfish, the MAM has generated millions of dollars for children’s educational programs and the South Carolina junior golf program.

Darius, Dean, Mark and Soni remain true to their philanthropic roots in hosting this one-of-a-kind event. They invite you to come enjoy the magic of the MAM.
MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
04/16/2018 to 04/21/2018
 
See details and info online at myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com.
SOS SPRING SAFARI
04/20/2018 to 04/29/2018
 
For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast crashes into North Myrtle Beach like an ocean wave. A wide variety of activities is scheduled for the event. Many member clubs of the ACSC will schedule "tea parties" in the local lounges. The lounges themselves schedule special parties during the Safari. Popular bands show up along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag dance instructors will offer classes to the masses who are seeking to improve their skill or increase their repertoire of moves.

Thomas Beach Vacations has a number of wonderful vacation rental homes and condos conveniently near Main Street - the hub of SOS FUN! Call 866-249-2100 and reserve your SOS lodging early for best selections.
RIVERTOWN MUSIC & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
On 05/05/2018
 
This annual street festival is Downtown Conway, SC featuring arts, crafts, vendors, food, classic car show and craft beer tastings. Dates are tentative.
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPRING BEACH RALLY
05/11/2018 to 05/19/2018
 
Myrtle Beach Bike Week® — Spring Rally Is A Riding Event!
People come to Ride – To enjoy the coast of The Grand Strand. The fine restaurants, the great entertainment locations, meet old friends and make new friends, and of course – the beach itself.

Thomas Beach Vacations has an excellent selection of "Bike-Friendly" condos and beach houses. Book your accommodations online or call 866-249-2100. Reserve early for best selections.
MAYFEST on MAIN in North Myrtle Beach
On 05/12/2018
 
The 13th Annual Mayfest on Main® Festival will be held on Main Street, Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate May and the beginning of summer. Along Main Street, approximately 100 crafters will display their crafts, food vendors will serve a variety of treats and children will be entertained with a kid’s area. A community stage will offer live music and performances from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. At 12:00 pm the main stage will begin and feature some of the best musical talents around until 6:00 pm.
BLUE CRAB FESTIVAL in Little River
05/19/2018 to 05/20/2018
 
The purpose of this festival is and will continue to be, one that supports and showcases the fabulous atmosphere of the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area. We encourage you to be a part of this tradition, and join us for our 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival, on the Waterfront in Little River on May 19th and 20th, 2018.

Located on the beautiful Grand Strand; the Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with attendance of more than 50,000. The festival will feature approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has been awarded the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper for the past six consecutive years. The festival continues to be the premier event on the Grand Strand with excellent vendors, entertainment, food and fellowship.
CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FEST
06/07/2018 to 06/10/2018
 
Are you ready to party? Every year, Carolina Country Music Fest brings 30+ of country music’s hottest artist to perform in Myrtle Beach, SC. We’ve got dozens of great artists we can’t wait to tell you about, so stay tuned for more artist release by following us on your favorite social platform, or sign up to receive the latest news, announcements, contests, and offers!

Lineup (so far) includes: Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brett Eldredge, the Zac Brown Band, and Old Dominion.
JUNIOR SOS at the Beach
07/17/2018 to 07/22/2018
 
We are excited about Junior SOS for 2018. In 2018 we will host the 27th anniversary of this the biggest and greatest junior dance event in the world. The dates for Junior SOS 2018 are July 17th-22nd, 2017. The headquarters will once again be the O.D. Beach and Golf Resort. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to have the resort serve as our headquarters for Junior SOS. Our association is so blessed to not only have the resort to use for Junior SOS but we also have the opportunity for our kids to dance in the great clubs that we as adults get to dance in North Myrtle Beach.

Book your SOS lodging with Thomas Beach Vacations online or call 866-249-2100. Reserve early for best selections.
SOS FALL MIGRATION
09/14/2018 to 09/23/2018
 
The end of summer is marked by the days getting shorter & the nights growing longer, a little chill in the night air, & flocks of birds winging their way south for the winter. This all means one thing to shaggers. The Fall Migration is finally here! Buried deep in the instincts of every shagger is the preferred migration destination of soulful dancers with sand in their shoes & rhythm in their hearts, that is Ocean Drive. Every strander feels the need to get to the beach to catch the last golden rays of the summer sun & feel the warmth in the breath of the final summer breeze. They all meet for the last blast of the season at the SOS Fall Migration.

Book your SOS lodging online with Thomas Beach Vacations or call us at 866-249-2100. Reserve early for best selections.
ABBA: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN Tribute at Carolina Opry
On 09/23/2018
 
The world’s biggest and only official ABBA tribute show will be live in Myrtle Beach! With an unreleased song granted exclusively by ABBA themselves and officially approved exact replica costuming, Arrival from Sweden is as real as it gets. With almost 400 million records sold and a worldwide hit musical, Mamma Mia, ABBA is considered to be one of the greatest pop groups of all time, compared only to legends like Elvis and The Beatles. With sell-out shows at arenas and amphitheaters around the world, including the Red Rock Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado, for 10 years straight, Arrival from Sweden has been hailed as the greatest tribute performance of all time. Experience the music, the passion and happiness of one of the world’s most beloved groups through The Music of ABBA: Arrival from Sweden.
ANNUAL IRISH ITALIAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
On 09/29/2018
 
The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2018. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate different cultures. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition.
FALL HARLEY DAVIDSON BIKE RALLY at the Beach
10/01/2018 to 10/07/2018
 
It's a fun RIDING & CRUISING THE COAST event for all motorcycle enthusiasts. Book your "bike-friendly" vacation condo or beach home with Thomas Beach Vacations early for best selections.
LITTLE RIVER SHRIMPFEST
10/13/2018 to 10/14/2018
 
Don’t miss the 14th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, where approximately 22,000 members of our community and visitors gather to celebrate this local favorite. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.