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The East Coast’s largest 3-day outdoor country music festival, the 3rd Annual Carolina Country Music Festival, will be held on June 8-11, 2017. This promises to be a phenomenal show not to be missed. The festival will take place at 812 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
This multi-day event brings together some of the biggest names in country music along with up and coming artists. Among those performing will be Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, Jordan Rager, Luke Combs, Dee Jay Silver, Kevin Mac and more!
McDonalds Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert powered by MyrtleBeach.com and presented by Carolina Cool will take place on June 8, 2017. Gates open at 6 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. Performance by headliner Montgomery Gentry along with Brett Young.
The 3-day Carolina Country Music Festival takes place June 9-11 with gates opening at 1 p.m. and closing at 11:30 p.m. The festival will be held in a beautiful oceanside setting at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in Myrtle Beach. The festival site covers 18 acres of coastal area from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. The Main Stage is located at the beach/boardwalk side of the site and the second stage is close to the 501. The site boasts a Zip Line, 2 VIP areas, concessions areas, merchandise booths and more.
This event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here with a variety of VIP options while they last. Payment plan options are also available. Box Office: Ground Zero, 904 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Parking and continuous shuttle service will be available from the Myrtle Beach City Lot (Former Mall Lot) at 2400 North Oak Street in Myrtle Beach, just minutes from the festival site. You can print your parking pass at home or bring your phone and show it on the Ticketfly APP. You will be scanned in each day. Purchase a 4 Day Parking Pass for $69.99 and stay covered throughout the festival or purchase a Single Day Pass for just $24.99 a day. The parking lot will be open on Thursday from 5 p.m. until midnight and Friday through Sunday from noon until midnight.
Vacationers tend to be divided between two camps – those who want to spend their vacation lounging around and doing nothing more than relaxing and those who want to spend their vacation keeping busy. We have some great suggestions for how you can kickstart good health on your next Myrtle Beach vacation when you stay at our Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort. These suggestions won’t involve a gym membership or cost a lot of money either!
Try these simple suggestions on how to kickstart your good health while you’re away on vacation and see what a difference it makes. Then, when vacation is over, adjust them to fit into your regular life at home. You’ll be glad you did!
1. Take a Walk Every Day
Since you’re on a beach vacation it only makes sense that you’d take a walk along the beach but to supercharge your health, do it every day. Walking is good for any ability level, can be done anywhere, and is one of the most accessible forms of exercise. Try an early morning walk to see the sunrise or at the end of the evening to catch a sunset. Or maybe just a midday break from sunning is just what you need.
If you’ve been on the beach all day and are looking for a change of scenery, explore the Myrtle Beach area by foot and see the sights. Check out our local amusement parks or state parks and enjoy the views.
2. Make Good Food Choices
When you stay in one of our vacation rentals you don’t have to dine out every single meal. In fact, why not make the most of your rental kitchen by whipping up some quick, healthy meals instead of purchasing them somewhere else. You can better control what you’re eating while spending less. Take advantage of the local farmer’s markets and seafood markets offering the freshest seafood in the area.
3. Get Plenty of Sleep
You’re on vacation so forget that alarm clock for awhile, and wake up when your body tells you it’s time. There may be a lot you want to see and do on your vacation, but don’t overschedule your time. Go to bed when you’re feeling tired, get up when you feel rested, and take a nap if you so desire.
4. Try Something New
Vacations are very much about getting out of your daily rut, whatever it may be. It’s a great time to expand your horizons and try new and different things. Always wanted to try paragliding or standup paddle boarding? Itching to go out on a chartered fishing boat? This is your golden opportunity to do whatever it is and make great memories!
5. Unplug Yourself
Leave the phone, ipad, itouch and everything else electronic back in the rental and unplug when you go out. You don’t realize how on edge these devices keep you until you don’t have it with you. Find yourself missing it? Take in a deep breath and then exhale. Do that a few times and you’ll forget what it was you were missing.
There’s no time like the present to truly kickstart good health. Being able to do it while enjoying the comfort of your Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort vacation rental is just a matter of perfect timing!
The 9th annual Dragon Boat Festival will take place on April 29, 2017, by Ground Zero, a nonprofit Christian youth group, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach. Dragon Boats are long boats propelled by teams of rowers. This year’s festival is expected to draw over 5,000 festival attendees, according to a recent article in The Sun News.
Ground Zero spokesman, Scott Payseur, said now is the time to sign up if you plan on participating. He said 59 teams are currently registered, but many signed up near the event time last year. Payseur said he is hoping for more participants than in previous years as they comprise the main fundraising source for Ground Zero.
Each team consists of a captain and 21 paddlers and all are responsible for raising the $200 entry fee. Spectators attend the festival for free, and kids can spend all day in the “family-fun zone” for $10 per child.
According to Payseur, teams sign up because it’s competitive, it can be because they like to stay in shape [or] it can be because they’re looking for something different to do with their buddies.
Event organizers provide boats, paddles, life jackets and a professional steering team member so that unfamiliar riders stay on course. Each team is given an hour to practice in the week leading up to the event.
Ground Zero usually profits about $100,000 from the event, which helps with operating costs of their programs. The group holds concerts, brings speakers and hosts other events to support its mission of teen outreach and is trying to establish weekly events this year.
Those interested can sign up at mygroundzero.com or call 843-945-9440.
At Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort you’ll find the most premier beachfront accommodations in the Grand Strand area. The majority of our guests that stay with us are head over heels in love with our Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals, the amenities that go along with them and the outstanding customer service that we provide all of our guests.
Here’s what a few of our guests had to say…
“We had a fantastic time this weekend with the kids! The staff were extremely friendly and Jessica at the front desk went out of her way to make the stay enjoyable for my family. The heated outdoor pool and lazy river were great fun for the kids even in the cool weather which was awesome fun for the family. The view was amazing from the resort watching Dolphins pass by in the morning. We will be back soon and thanks again to Jessica for all her hospitality!” – A recent guest
“Great place, very clean and spacious. Friendly staff and a great location. Pools were open for great family fun. Full kitchen was an added bonus and helped to save money on meals. We will definitely return.” – Torrance H.
“Everything was just wonderful. Even elevators were quick. Not to mention the easiest, fastest, and friendly check in!! Stayed in Palmetto building on 19th floor. Awesome view. The parking lot staff even went that extra mile to be helpful and making sure things were safe when entering or leaving the entrance parking. Will definitely stay again.” – Stacey T.
“Great place to relax and enjoy first class accommodations. Will definitely return soon. Thanks to the great staff. The pools and hot tubs were a welcome treat. The beach was just what we were looking for.” – PeteC234
With Christmas fast approaching we hope you’re taking the time to enjoy the many festivities the area has to offer. Excitement fills the air this time of year and not just for the kids! There are sales galore and many people are rushing around trying to find that perfect last minute gifts so they can scratch names off their list of presents still to buy. They all have the same goal – get it all done before Christmas Day.
This time of year goes by so incredibly fast and yet it’s such a special time to treasure. Have you slowed down enough to really notice the beautifully decorated residences in the area or the storefronts with their colorful decorations and lighting? Have you seen a child’s eyes sparkle as they look at a Christmas tree? Did you steal a special moment alone with your own children to discuss the reason for the season?
This year, don’t let the Christmas season come and go in a flash. Why not take the time to slow down and enjoy each moment of the season. Treasure what the holiday is all about. It’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
If you have family coming to town for the holiday and your home reaches beyond overflow capacity, consider staying at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort where you’ll have plenty of room. No matter what size holiday rental you choose, our Myrtle Beach condos are beautifully furnished and provide you with a well-equipped kitchen where you can make that holiday meal.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay where you can safely bring in the New Year, where you can celebrate to your heart’s content and then retire without any travel involved, consider our oceanfront accommodations at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"I have been staying at Sandy Beach for several years now. The rooms have always been nice and clean. Very comfortable. The pools and spas are great as well. The staff has always been very friendly, and willing to help with any problem you might have. I wont go anywhere else."
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The East Coast’s largest 3-day outdoor country music festival, the 3rd Annual Carolina Country Music Festival, will be held on June 8-11, 2017. This promises to be a phenomenal show not to be missed. The festival will take place at 812 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. This multi-day event brings together some of the… Read More »