Category Archives: Event

Society of Stranders | Jan 16-20 in Myrtle Beach

Why Attend the Society of Stranders Mid-Winter Workshop in Myrtle Beach?


The phenomenon known as the Shag dance first emerged several decades ago along the beaches of South Carolina. And it remains a strong part of the area’s culture to this day. But it’s much more than a dance—it’s a lifestyle worth celebrating. And that’s precisely what you can do with the Myrtle Beach Society of Stranders.

The Society of Stranders (SOS)—a popular dance organization named after Myrtle Beach’s “Grand Strand”—meets three times a year, and they will host their Mid-Winter Workshops for new and current members between January 16 and 20, 2019.

Winter Is a Drag—Let’s Shag!

Whether you love everything Shag or just love having a great time, you won’t want to miss the party that is the SOS Mid-Winter Workshops. There are lots of reasons you’ll want to be part of the action:

  • Escaping the winter blahs in Myrtle Beach
  • Getting active after holiday feasts
  • Showing off your moves—and learning a few more
  • Making new friends that last a lifetime

Let loose to your favorite beach music at area clubs with an exciting lineup of DJs and live bands. If you’re not already a member, you can join SOS for just $35. Your membership card will grant you access to all participating clubs, including:

Make Yourself at Home


When you’re not dancing the night away at the SOS Mid-Winter Workshop, you can try North Myrtle Beach’s delicious new restaurants, stroll along the uncrowded beach, explore the world-class shopping or just kick back and relax.

The North Myrtle Beach SOS Mid-Winter Workshop is the perfect excuse to spend a few days away with friends at the birthplace of Shag. And Vantage is the perfect partner to help you find a vacation rental property that keeps you close to all the action. Give us a call at 888-404-3110 to book a property or browse our selection of North Myrtle Beach vacation rental properties.

Myrtle Beach Holiday Events through New Year’s

Myrtle Beach Holiday Events through New Year’s

There’s no vacation like a winter vacation—especially in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Enjoy smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and exciting Myrtle Beach holiday events featuring something for the whole family, from live entertainment to tasty treats. Even watch the ball drop and start off 2019 right.

Looking for the perfect holiday outing? Here’s a look at fun Christmas events in South Carolina and the best Myrtle Beach New Year’s Eve parties.

Myrtle Beach Christmas Events

  • Intercoastal Christmas Regatta | November 24
    Catch the beginning of this vibrant parade at the Little River Inlet, then adjourn at Dock Holidays Marina. Cozy up with family and watch the parade coast along the waterway—the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
  • Nights of 1,000 Candles | December 6–December 22
    Sip on warm cider, listen to carolers and watch Brookgreen Gardens glow. Named the Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel + Leisure magazine, this magical event features more than 4,500 hand-lit candles.
  • Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot | November 22
    One of the area’s largest races, the Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot draws families from near and far to run 10K-, 5K- and one-mile races. Join over 1,200 participants in starting your Thanksgiving with a good sweat.
  • The Great Christmas Light Show | November 23–December 30
    Pile in the car for this North Myrtle Beach drive-through light show and revel in the magic of more than two million lights in over 500 displays. Afterward, visit Santa’s Village for a cup of cocoa and of course, meet Santa himself.
  • MarshWalk Wonderland of Lights | November 17–December 31
    Stroll along the MarshWalk, illuminated by thousands of lights synchronized with holiday music. Ring in the New Year with loved ones at this cheerful, dreamy event—one of the most dazzling Christmas events in South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach New Year’s Eve Parties

  • Southern Times Square at The Market Common | December 31
    Listen to live music, purchase champagne from vendors and bring the kids for fun activities as you say farewell to 2018. There will even be a live feed of the New York City Times Square ball drop. Get ready to count down at one of the best New Year’s events in South Carolina!

Myrtle Beach has plenty for you to enjoy this holiday season, with the perfect balance of fun and relaxation. You don’t want to miss these holiday events in South Carolina.  Visit our website or call (888) 404-3110 to find the ideal Myrtle Beach vacation rental for your holiday visit.

South Carolina Bluegrass Festival, Nov. 23-25

Beach & Bluegrass – South Carolina Bluegrass Festival

Nothing goes better with a piece of pumpkin pie than some saltwater and the sweet sounds of bluegrass!  Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in Myrtle Beach at the 48th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival, November 23-25, 2017.  Located at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this three-day event celebrates all things bluegrass and brings together some of the country’s top bluegrass artists such as Dailey & Vincent, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and The Gibson Brothers.  Enjoy more than 15 live bands featuring classic instruments like banjos, fiddles, and mandolins, as well as sweet vocal harmonies and homespun lyrics that harken back to our American roots.  This spacious and modern indoor venue (Hall C) offers general admission and reserved seating located on the floor level or in elevated areas.  Tickets start at $40 ($20 for children) and can be purchased via MyrtleBeach.com.

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals at Off-Season Rates

In addition, guests can take advantage of off-season rental rates and fewer crowds by vacationing over Thanksgiving Weekend.  Daytime temperatures for Myrtle Beach in November are typically a balmy 65-75 degrees, making it easy to enjoy the beach and beautiful views from your balcony.  In addition, the majority of Vantage Vacation Rentals’ properties feature fully-equipped kitchens – great for preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the family.  Located in peaceful North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area, Vantage properties are just a short drive (15-20 minutes) from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival.  Here are just a few of our vacation rentals available during the event:


North Beach 213
3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located oceanfront in the Indigo Tower overlooking the pool area, this spacious luxury condo  has been redecorated with high-end furnishings, upgraded kitchen, and flat-screen TVs.  Guest have just a short walk to the on-site restaurant, spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar – and, of course – the beach!


Ocean Creek EE13
2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean from your perch on the oceanfront corner of the South Tower!  This property is well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV in the living room and all bedrooms.  In addition, guests can take advantage of fantastic resort amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, a putting green, and an on-site beach bar and grill.


Marina Inn 7505
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 8 – Relax on the balcony while taking in beautiful views of the marina, Intracoastal Waterway, and pool area. This luxurious condo features a renovated kitchen, a gas fireplace, a king bed, two queen beds, a sleep sofa, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.  Room service and in-room spa services are available from the resort for guests wanting a more private and tranquil experience.

Don’t wait – plan your off-season North Myrtle Beach escape today. Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Fall in Love with North Myrtle Beach

Temperatures May Drop, but Myrtle Beach Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better in Myrtle Beach! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. Myrtle Beach offer fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 70s-80s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to art shows, visitors will fall in love with Myrtle Beach.

September

  • 9/1-2 Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival – Watch over 25 team compete for the title of Carolina’s best BBQ! With a beer & wine garden, live music, wing tasting & vendors, this festival promises to be a great time.
  •  9/4-10 16th Annual Mustang Week – Check out the hottest cars all week long at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center!
  • 9/16 7th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest – Make the Myrtle Beach Wine Fest your new fall tradition! Sip over 50 wines from around the world.
  • 9/22-24 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts + Crafts Festival – Gorgeous views & beautiful fine art in Huntington Beach State Park. Stroll and enjoy artists, crafts and vendors from across the country!
  • 9/23 Brew at the Zoo – Taste over regional and national craft beers! Stay for the silent auction, all benefiting a great cause.
  • 9/30 14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival –  From the spaghetti eating contest to street performers to great food, you will find something for every member of the family!

October

  • 10/7 Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival – Bring your appetite and stay awhile! Located on Ocean Boulevard, the whole family will love the live music, kid’s area, food & cornhole tournament.
  • 10/13-14 9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest – Celebrate the best of fall the with food & beer, live music, pumpkin patch & face painting!

Plan your fall getaway to North Myrtle Beach at VantageMB.com.  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (888) 404-3110 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!