Friday, December 21, 2012

January 2013 Calendar of Events

If you're fortunate enough to be starting off the New Year with a Myrtle Beach vacation, you'll have dozens of fun-filled activities to choose from!  The Grand Strand has a fantastic line-up of events to kick off 2013 and we're excited to share them with you.

Society of Stranders Mid-Winter Break in North Myrtle Beach
January 18 - 20, See their website

50 years ago, a new dance craze was founded right here in Myrtle Beach, SC - the Shag!  Today, the iconic dance lives on.  Each year, the Society of Stranders calls on its thousands of Shag fans to escape the colder regions and return to the dance's birthplace for a few days of Shagging fun.  Several of the clubs along Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach support the craze, playing beach music and hosting special events.  Come watch the experts show their skills and teach you how to shag, too!

Magic at the Beach at the Carolina Opry
January 17 - 19, See their schedule

Magic enthusiasts, be ready.  South Carolina's premier magic convention is coming to Myrtle Beach! Come enjoy a series of fantastic workshops, dinner buffets, lectures from your favorite magicians, contests and more!  The grand finale takes place on Friday night in the Gilmore Auditorium at the Carolina Opry, where a series of world champion and ward-winning magicians will take the stage and perform their thrilling acts!

29th Annual Grand Strand Boat & Sportman Expo at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
January 11, 10am - 7pm; January 12, 9am - 7pm; January 13 11am - 5pm

Head down to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for an expo of a wide variety of boating, ATV, hunting and mountain biking equipment.  The event will also feature several seminars and, to top it all off, Swampmaster Jeff Quattrocchi will wrestle a 200-pound alligator!

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline starring Gail Bliss at the Alabama Theatre
January 18 - 19, 7pm

In a special event, the Alabama theatre will host the talented Gail Bliss!  Ms. Bliss and a live band will re-create the sound of the legendary Patsy Cline, performing 20 of her greatest hits.  If you're a fan of classic country music, this an event you won't want to miss!

5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Rally Parade in Myrtle Beach
January 21, 11:30am - 2pm

Celebrate the life and contributions of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. by attending the 5th annual Freedom Rally Parade!  The event will begin by the baseball stadium heading down Grissom Parkway toward 21st avenue where it will turn right heading east to Carver St, where it will turn right again to end at Mt. Olive AME Church.

The South East's Best Dance Crew Dance-Off at House of Blues
January 26, 6:30pm

The House of Blues will host dance crews from teams, high schools and anyone who thinks they have what it takes to compete for the title of the South East's best dance crew.  Each crew has 3 minutes to perform, after which the 3 celebrity judges will deliberate to determine who will take home the $500 cash prize!  Surprises will be given throughout the evening.

Silent Cities at Brookgreen Gardens
January 1 - February 28, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12pm and 2:30pm

Experience the history and culture of the area through Brookgreen Gardens' seasonal Silent Cities tour.  Ride the Trekker through the back roads of the property to the historic former sites of Southern plantations.  Here, you'll be taken on a walking tour through the graveyards of former slaves and plantation owners.  Brookgreens' knowledgeable staff will expound upon the historical burial customs of African and European origins.

Remember, Myrtle Beach also has dozens of fantastic venues open year-round!  Here at Plantation Resort, we also have a wide variety of on-site activities to entertain both you and your little ones!  To learn more about what the area has to offer and to purchase tickets to your favorite attractions, be sure to stop by our Front Desk.

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