Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where you can play in Myrtle Beach in April?

With so many exciting activities coming to Myrtle Beach this April, we simply had to share them with you!  We've compiled a  list of some of the most enticing activities for children and adults going on in Myrtle Beach this April so that you can plan your perfect vacation for your family.

Sculpture Exhibition - "Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art"
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Pawleys Island
January 25 – April 27

This exhibit explores the history of the horse as subject matter for art in America and showcases important examples of work from the Brookgreen collection by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Charlotte Dunwiddie, and Marilyn Newmark, alongside borrowed works by other renowned sculptors and painters of horses.  Exhibition is free with garden admission.

Frog Watch Training
Brookgreen Gardens
Lowcountry Center Auditorium
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Pawleys Island
Saturday, April 5,  10:30 am-12 noon

Become a citizen scientist in this Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) sponsored project.  All you need is an interest in frogs.  Orientation and materials will be provided so you will be ready to listen when the spring season starts.  The program is free with garden admission.  Call (843) 235-6016 for reservations.

Park Palooza
Shelter B2
Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Saturday, April 5, 10 am-3 pm

Get outside and have some fun while participating in an extravagant array of activities designed for all ages including the entire family!  Various programs will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm.  Cook over a campfire, throw a cast net, create some nature crafts, meet some live animals, go on a scavenger hunt, navigate with a compass, learn about shells, and much more!  A complete program schedule will be on our website two weeks before the event.

Quidditch World Cup
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sport Complex
150 Citizens Circle, Little River
Saturday, April 5, begins 7:30 am
Sunday, April 6, begins at 8:30 am

Quidditch is an intense, co-ed contact sport played by over 300 teams around the world that even Harry Potter would be proud of.   This April, 80 of those teams will descend upon North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to crown the sport’s world champion– the winner of the seventh annual International Qudditch Association (IQA) World Cup.  Come join the crowd, cheer, and be part of the most unique event in sports.  After all, there are lots of championships, but there’s only one IQA WORLD CUP.

Sculpture Talk
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Pawleys Island
Sunday, April 6, 3-4 pm

Join sculptor-in-residence, Jim Licaretz, in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium when he presents a program about his work.  The talk is free with garden admission.

Sunset Meditation
Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Friday, April 11, 6:30 pm

Relax into an easy guided yoga meditation in the calm of nature as the day ends.  This hour-long experience is for ages 12 and up.  Please bring chairs or blankets for the meditation circle.  No yoga postures required.  Free with park admission.

Plantacular Sale
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Pawleys Island
Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13

One of the most popular Brookgreen events all year, the plantacular sale is a one-stop shopping experience for high-quality plants grown in Brookgreen's greenhouses.  Horticulture staff and volunteers are on-hand to give expert advice for all your gardening needs.  Come early for the best selection.

Urban Sea Turtle
Myrtle Beach State Park
Nature Center
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Sunday, April 13; April 20 and April 27,  at 2 pm

Learn about the loggerhead sea turtle, and how you can have a positive impact on their nesting and feeding habitats.  There will be no live turtles at this program.  (1 hour) Free with park admission.

Plantation Resort Easter Activity
Thursday, April 17, 11 am
We have a fun time planned for the little ones!  Join us at the Outdoor Pool for a fun and colorful Easter egg hunt, coloring contest with prizes and yummy snacks.  We're excited to see you here!

Easter Breakfast with Buttons the Bunny
Hard Rock Café
1322 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach
Saturday, April 19, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy Easter Breakfast with Buttons the Bunny.  Breakfast includes full breakfast buffet, visit with Buttons the Bunny and Easter treat!  Be sure to bring your camera for great photos!  Call 843-946-0007, ext. 208 for reservations.

Easter Eggstreme
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Saturday, April 19, 12pm - 4pm

Celebrate Easter with Broadway at the Beach!  On Saturday, April 19th from 12pm to 4pm enjoy meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny, plus other kid-friendly activities, including games & prizes!  All events will take place near center court, so come out and enjoy this event loaded with fun for kids of all ages!

Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Huckabee Complex
Saturday, April 19, 2 pm

Who can find the most colorful eggs?  The city of Surfside Beach will be hosting an Easter egg hunt that will include lots of fun for the little ones.

“Into the Wild” Lecture
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Pawleys Island
Tuesday, April 22, 12 – 1 pm

Join the zoo staff when they present a talk about butterfly conservation.  The lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Carmike Cinemas-Broadway at the Beach
April 23-26
Films and film makers from around the world will showcase their work at the Carmike theater at Broadway at the Beach.  The MBIFF has received prestigious national and international awards which includes recognition as one of the Top 25 film festivals to submit to by Movie Maker Magazine.

“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Pawleys Island
Saturday, April 26, 1 pm

Andrew Agha, archeologist, Archeological Research Collective, Charleston, SC, “The Archeology of Rice: Digging for the Roots of Cultivation.”  Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

All of these exciting experiences are just a few minutes away from Plantation Resort so make your vacation plans with us this Easter season.  Accommodations are still available so call us at 1-800-845-5039 to make your reservation today.

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