Fall Festivals In Murrells Inlet

Aside from a few weeks straight of rain, a hurricane and a tropical storm, summer here in Murrells Inlet was amazing! Here at Inlet Sports Lodge, we had the pleasure of meeting so many new guests and hosted plenty of events to keep us busy. Now that the weather has cooled off, Fall is officially here! If you are a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes and seasonal craft beers, this time of year is made for you. Since it’s not unbearably hot outside, the Grand Strand has plenty of outdoor fun for the entire family going on! We are here to bring to light the fall festivals in Murrells Inlet that you should not miss out on.

Halloween On The Marshwalk

What better place to spend Halloween night than on the Marshwalk? Beginning at 5pm, there will be trick-or-treating along the Marshwalk. The kids costume contest starts at 6pm in front of the pirate statue behind Drunken Jack’s. Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest and Scariest for kids ages 3 and up. The adult costume contest will run from 7pm to 8:30pm. Over $4,000 in cash and prizes will be award for categories that include People’s Choice, Best Duo/Group, Best Individual and Big & Bulky. Winners will be announced at 10:30pm inside of Bovines. Come out and have a spook-tacular time!

Chilympics

The 19th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook Off returns to the parking lot of Wicked Tuna here in Murrells Inlet on Sunday, November 4th! This event brings amateur and professional cooks together to raise money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Over 40 self-proclaimed “Chilimasters” will be selling samples of their delicious chili and there will be beer vendors as well to cool down your palate. Be sure to bring an appetite!

15th Annual Oyster Roast

Aw shucks! On Saturday, November 17th from 11:30am to 3pm, enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters in the parking lot of Wicked Tuna here in Murrells Inlet, SC. For this rain or shine event, there will be live entertainment as well as a variety of other foods to choose from in addition to the oysters. Oh, and beer! Be sure to purchase your ticket online for this event.

Marshwalk Wonderland of Lights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Beginning on November 17th, the Marshwalk will be twinkling with thousands of lights along the water. If you experienced the setup last year, then you know that it’s worth coming back for night after night. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself and get your picture taken with him!

An Inlet Christmas Weekend

Join us in the Inlet for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30th at Morse Park next to Hot Fish Club at 5pm. It’s the perfect way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit! On Sunday, December 2nd, the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will take place. It begins at the north end of Highway 17 Business and ends at the intersection of Highway 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. The parade will begin at 3pm. Be sure to bring a bag for all of the candy that your kids will be catching!

July 4th Celebrations In Myrtle Beach & Murrells Inlet

With America’s birthday celebration less than one week away, it’s time to plan out your 4th of July party! Murrells Inlet is known as a fishing village with a drinking problem, so you really can’t go wrong spending the day here in the Inlet. Inlet Sports Lodge is here to provide you with all of the details you need to make this Independence Day the best one ever!

July 4th Festivals & Events

Since the Inlet Sports Lodge is located in Murrells Inlet, let’s start out with the annual event that is help right in our neck of the woods, the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade. Beginning at the Garden City Point at 4pm, watch boats decked out in red, white and blue compete for prizes and cheer on your favorites. After the parade, head to Surfside Beach for the Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration at Surfside Pier! There will be live entertainment and plenty of family fun from 6pm to 10pm.

Local Fireworks Displays

Sure, you could head to your local fireworks store, fight the crowds and spend a couple hundred dollars for 5 minutes of entertainment, or you can head to one of the following spots to watch an amazing display of the best fireworks around:

Barefoot Landing – Beginning at 10pm, enjoy their Independence Day fireworks display at one of the most popular shopping destinations in Myrtle Beach.

Broadway at the Beach – Typically Broadway hosts fireworks nights each and every Tuesday and Friday nights throughout the summer, but they will be putting on a special display on the 4th at 10pm! The best place to view the fireworks is along the bridges connecting the two sides of this area attraction.

Cherry Grove Pier – Just north of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Pier will be setting off their fireworks at 9:30pm.

The Marshwalk – If you decided to enjoy some of our bars and restaurants after the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, you are lucky enough to be privy to a magnificent fireworks display! Beginning at 10pm, enjoy what the Inlet has to offer in the sky.

‘Tis The Season For Christmas Events In Myrtle Beach

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in our neck of the woods in Myrtle Beach. The weather finally cools off, everything is a lot less hectic and everyone seems to be in a wonderful mood. There are always a ton of Christmas events in Myrtle Beach in December, so we thought we would provide you with a few of your favorites that you can check out while you visit us here at Inlet Sports Lodge!

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

The annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday December 2nd on Main Street from 5:30pm to 7pm. Be sure to stop by to check out the Christmas floats and marching bands as they make their way merrily down the street!

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

You know you are in South Carolina when boats decked out in Christmas decorations make their way down the street! Just a few minutes down the street from Inlet Affairs on Sunday December 3rd, the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will begin at 3pm and make it’s way from the north end of Highway 17 Business to the corner of Highway 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. Each boat will be tossing candy and other fun things for the kids. It’s a blast!

Nights of a Thousand Candles

A few miles south of Inlet Sports Lodge in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, you will find Brookgreen Gardens. For a few weekends in December, we are lucky enough to be able to view more than 5,500 hand-lit candles throughout their gardens. Sip on a cup of warm cider or hot chocolate as you listen to carolers or admire Christmas lights.

The Great Christmas Light Show

At the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex you will find over 2 MILLION Christmas lights! That’s right! Their winter wonderland includes a 1.5 mile ride through various displays and Santa’s Village where you can get something to eat and get your picture taken with Santa Claus himself!

Merry MarshWalk Christmas

For the first 3 Saturdays in the month of December, swing on by the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet for a unique shopping experience! Beginning at 10am and ending at 5pm, browse offerings from local businesses and artists along the marsh.

Aside from these events, there are plenty of other Christmas shows and special events along the Grand Strand. You will be able to enjoy the holiday every day if you really want to! Please let us know if you need anything from us during your stay here in Myrtle Beach.

Fall Fun: Things To Do In Murrells Inlet SC

It’s that time of the year when the temperature starts to cool down and the Grand Strand becomes a lot less crowded. Most locals say that it’s their favorite time of year here in Murrells Inlet SC. During this season, there are multiple events going on every weekend. From car cruises and food competitions to festivals and live music, there is truly something for everybody. We wanted to share a few things going on here in Murrells Inlet over the next few months that you and your family might find interesting!

The Atalaya Festival

For the 42nd consecutive year, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival will be held September 22nd to the 24th at Huntington Beach State Park, just south of Murrells Inlet. Featuring over 100 of the finest arts & crafts vendors in the area, this festival is a can’t miss for anyone living along the Grand Strand. Aside from the vendors, Huntington Beach State Park is a beautiful place all by itself! It should be an absolutely gorgeous weekend, so stop by for a little while. Daily festival admission is $10 for adults and visitors 15 of younger are free.

Chilympics

The 18th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook Off will be held on October 8th in Murrells Inlet SC at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille & Morse Park. This event is one of our favorites! Sample chili from some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet & Pawleys Island as you enjoy an ice cold beer in a family friendly environment. There are always games for the kids to play and other vendors selling arts & crafts and other food. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Halloween On The Marshwalk

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Ghosts, goblins and ghouls of all ages are welcome at the Halloween On The Marshwalk party on Tuesday, October 31st. Beginning at 5pm, there will be trick-or-treating for the little ones as well as a Costume Contest at 6pm in from of Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge. Kids ages 3 and up and welcome to participate and prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest & Scariest. At 7pm, the Adult Costume Contest will take place. Over $3,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the top costumes! We hope you have a SCARY good time…

 

Myrtle Beach Attractions: New & Improved

Each and every year, Myrtle Beach makes minor adjustments here and there to  improve the experience of everyone who visits the Grand Strand. This year, there have been some amazing improvements, new additions and news for future Myrtle Beach attractions. Continue reading to find out what has been going on in the area over the past few months:

Barefoot Landing

If you have visited this famous North Myrtle Beach attraction lately, you may have noticed a few changes. The storefronts are now much more modern on the eastern side and a new bridge has been construction (mostly because of Matthew). Over the next few years, Barefoot Landing will be developing a walkable restaurant district to be called Dockside Village, located along the Instracoastal Waterway. Lulu’s by Lucy Buffett has potential to be the the most exciting addition to Dockside Village. This 20,000 square foot space will offer a 400-seat restaurant, a large sandy beach, ropes climbing course, arcade and much more! This will be Lulu’s third location in the United States.

Dave & Buster’s

Eat. Drink. Play. Watch. At the newest attraction to hit the beach, you can do just about anything your heart desires! Dave & Buster’s has taken Broadway at the Beach by storm. Patrons are able to play the latest & greatest arcade games while sipping on their favorite beverage, eating delicious food and watching their favorite sports team play. Make sure you race your friends in a game of Mario Kart. It puts the classic N64 video game to shame!

Broadway at the Beach

In addition to Dave & Buster’s, Broadway at the Beach has seen the most change over the past few months. Celebrity Square has been completely revamped and now has an appeal similar to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Hard Rock Cafe was torn down and replaced by Dave & Busters and now sits on the corner of the entrance by Fat Tuesday. The other corner is occupied by the American Tap House, where you can order pretty much any beer your heart desires. Next to the Tap House, you will find the popular burger chain Wahlburgers, which opened it’s first Myrtle Beach location here. If you take a stroll towards Ripley’s Aquarium from Celebrity Square, you will notice that there is a rather large building where Carlos’n Charlie’s used to reside. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is now serving guests the lowcountry flavors of the south.

Shark Wake Park

What is a floating aqua park? Great question! North Myrtle Beach’s new inflatable,  floating aqua park is described as an “enormous floating playground or obstacle course,” and features a series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers all connected. This floating playground is the largest on the east coast, covering an acre of water. The aqua park can hold up to 120 people per hour!

Topgolf

Just a few weeks ago, the Community Appearance Board of Myrtle Beach approved the design of a 53,321 square-foot building. That building next to Broadway at the Beach will be home to Topgolf! This popular attraction can best be described as a driving range on steroids. Guests can eat, drink and be merry as they aim for targets out on the range. There are games for golfers of all ages. Topgolf has 30 venues across the United States, the most recent being in Charlotte.

As part of the Grand Strand community ourselves, it’s important to see so much growth is such a short period of time. The more Myrtle Beach Attractions we have, the better. We want our guests to enjoy each and every minute they spend here on vacation.

Fun Things To Do In Murrells Inlet On July 4th

With Independence Day only a few days away, we thought it would be a good idea to share the Murrells Inlet events that are going on down here on the south end! Continue reading to view the fun things to do in Murrells Inlet on July 4th:

34th Annual Boat Parade In Murrells Inlet

At 4pm on July 4th, the 34th Annual Boat Parade will take place in Murrells Inlet. The parade will begin at the Garden City Point and wind down through the MarshWalk all the way to the Hot Fish Club. Come out and vote on which boat you think is decorated the best!

 

July 4th On The MarshWalk

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. It’s not the 4th of July without fireworks! Beginning at 10pm, the Grand Strand’s largest aerial fireworks show will commence. Make sure you come early, grab a seat and sip on your favorite beverage while you wait.

East Coast BrewBoat’s 2 Hour Fireworks Cruise

The newest edition to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk also happens to be South Carolina’s very first pedal pub! Grab 14 of your friends, hop aboard this unique pontoon boat and pedal your way through the Inlet! This 2 hour journey begins at 8:45pm and it’s BYOB (or wine). Drink your favorite adult beverage as you pedal the water watching the sky light up. Sounds like a pretty good day to us!

If you need a place to stay over the weekend in Murrells Inlet, please give Inlet Sports Lodge a call. We would love to accommodate you and your family. Give our Murrells Inlet hotel a call at 843.357.6106.

Things To Do With Kids In Murrells Inlet

When it comes to occupying kids on a summer vacation to Myrtle Beach you never have to look very far. For those families staying at our Inlet Sports Lodge we have the best of all to offer. They can try their hand at just about any sport imaginable from hunting and fishing to tennis and golf, and plenty of others as well! Besides what we have to offer, there are also many things to do with kids in Murrells Inlet that they will just love!

Things To Do With Kids In Murrells InletHead over to Express Watersports and let them try out scuba and snorkeling in Murrells Inlet. They also offer catered sunset cruises with wine and cheese for the adults among you. Address: 4042 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC. Phone Number: 843-357-7777.

Murrell's Inlet Things to Do With KidsLet them experience Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach — where children come to experience the magic of sailing away in search of sunken treasure. Your child will be painted with a curly mustache or with an anchor tattoo, dressed with a lucky tea sure hunting vest and marched off to the ship. Address: 4079US17 Highway 17 Business, On the Marsh Walk, Murrells Inlet, SC. Phone Number: 843-839-4665

Crazy Sister MarinaHead on over to Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC, and let the whole family try out the parasailing and paragliding adventures they offer. Also offering equally exciting fishing charters, jet skis, tours and more. Phone number: 866-557-3474.

Things to Do With Kids in Murrell's InletRent some bicycles at a local shop and check out the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. The trails are in great shape for walking or biking and are nicely shaded form the summer sun. Follow the trails to Huntington Beach State Park and spend the day enjoying the park.

Murrell's Inlet Things to Do With KidsCheck out Blue Wave Adventures where you can go kayaking from their mothership – a 30 ft. rigid aluminum inflatable vessel named the Osprey. It’s the best way to get the best remote experience in a kayak without paddling for hours. Address: 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC29576

Things To Do In Murrells Inlet In Winter

Things To Do This Holiday Season

With the summer weather come and gone, its an easy assumption that all interest has left beach towns like Murrells Inlet. But never fear, just ask any local and you’ll quickly learn that the exact opposite is true. The following is a list of some of the best things to do in Murrells Inlet, SC:

Murrells Inlet In Winter

Events

  • Annual Christmas ParadeDec 6, 2015This annual Murrells Inlet event is the perfect way for your family to get into the holiday spirit. The parade will head down along Business 17 all the way to Pendergrass Avenue.

    Get there early to claim the best spot along the parade route!

  • MarshWalk Santa CrawlDec 12, 2015The activities for the first annual MarshWalk Santa Crawl will start at 5pm. Wear your favorite Christmas-themed clothing and celebrate the season, while enjoying all the best Murrells Inlet bars one at a time.

    The seven bars participating in the event all plan to serve Christmas drink and dining specials, along with providing the perfect live music to get you in the holiday spirit.

    Plan to get there early, because the first 25 guests to arrive at each location will recieve a free beaded shot glass necklace and a Santa hat. Also, at the end of the night, the group will be giving away a $1000 cash prize to the person whos outfit they feel best represents the Christmas spirit.

  • New Year’s Eve FireworksDec 31, 2015If you had fun at the Santa Crawl, or wanted to go but had other obligations, here’s another event perfect for you.

    It will feature the same seven bars and restaurants from the Crawl, who all plan on providing drink and dining specials appropriate for the season.

  • Brookgreen Gardens Holiday ExhibitNov 27, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016Come experience an event truly unique to Murrells Inlet, SC. The exhibit, titled “Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Treasures” will feature amazing displays of electric model trains, period Christmas trees, and paintings by Angela Trotta Thomas, whose work has been compared to the likes of Norman Rockwell.

    The exhibit will be open daily.

  • Night of a Thousand CandlesDec 3, 2015 – Dec 19, 2015Here’s another exciting holiday event taking place at Brookgreen Gardens this holiday season. You’ll be awestruck when you witness the already beautiful Gardens lit by the soft glow of over 5,500 hand-lit candles and a plethora of brilliant lights between the hours of 3 – 10pm.

    The garden will also provide delicious cider to warm you up while you walk the paths and hear all the age-old
    sounds of Christmas. From the sound of hand bells ringing to carolers singing, it’s practically impossible to leave this event without a renewed sense of the Christmas spirit.

With so many exciting things to do this winter in Murrells Inlet, there’s really no excuse for boredom. The real question is – how will you fit it all in?

Getting Around In Murrells Inlet SC

If you’ve booked your next vacation at the beach, you’re likely already picturing yourself lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun with your loved ones. But there’s only so much relaxation one can take before they feel the urge to move around.

Lucky for you, the gorgeous sights of Murrells Inlet will make you forget the healthy dose of exercise you’ll be getting all the while. So without further ado, here are our favorite ways of getting around in Murrells Inlet SC.

Jet Ski

Crazy Sister Marina

  • 1-3 People To A Ski
  • 60 Minute Ride For Single Rider – $94
  • Additional $10 For Every Extra Rider On The Ski
  • Regular Discounts & Specials
  • Inlet & Ocean Routes
  • Navigation Guide For Safety

(Remember to bring: a picture ID to prove you’re over 18 (required to sign rental contract), must be at least 16 to ride. Reservations recommended.)

Express Watersports

  • All New 2015 Skis
  • Hourly Rentals
  • Inlet & Ocean Routes
  • Free Wet-Suit Rentals During Spring & Fall
  • Showers For Rinsing Off After Your Ride
  • Navigation Guide For Safety

(Also, don’t miss their Jet Ski Eco Tours – Guides will take you out into the ocean to witness the natural beauty and sea life of the area.)

Island Adventure Watersports

  • Yamaha VX Deluxe Jet Skis
  • Hourly Rentals
  • 1-3 Riders Per Ski
  • Instruction, Safety Equipment, and Gas Included
  • Reservations Strongly Encouraged

(Their 2 Hour Jet Ski Backcountry Adventure comes highly recommended by our guests. You’ll take a scenic ride through backcountry trails and have the chance to see local sea life and gorgeous views.)

Segway Tours & Rentals

Segs By The Sea/Myrtle Beach Segway Rentals

  • Daily & Hourly Rentals
  • Non-Guided Tours In Market Common District
  • “Weekend Special” For The Complete Segway Experience
  • Longer Rentals Available
  • Rentals Start At $39 For 1 Hour

(Reserving ahead of time is highly recommended.)

Golf Cart

Surfside Beach Golf Cart Rentals

  • 7 Day Rentals
  • Free Pick Up & Delivery
  • Must Be 21 Yrs Old With Valid Drivers License
  • Online Rentals Available

(Custom scheduling and pricing available.)

Woody’s Beach Rentals

  • Four Passenger Golf Cart – $225
  • Six Passenger Golf Cart – $325
  • Prices Represent Weekly Rates

Graham Golf Carts

  • Gas & Electric Carts
  • Rent By The Day, Weekend, or Week
  • Free Delivery & Pickup
  • Custom Pricing and Rental Duration Available

Scooter

Surfside Beach Scooter Rentals

  • Free Delivery & Pickup
  • 2 Hour Rental – $30
  • Day Rental – $40
  • Overnight Rental – $50
  • Weekly Rental – $270

B.J.’s Scooters

  • Group, Multiple-Day, & Military Discounts
  • Free Lock & Helmet
  • Indoor Scooter Storage
  • Available 24/7

Eagle Rider Motorcycle Rentals

  • Rates Start At $65 Per Day
  • Max Speeds of 45 MPH
  • Helmets and Eye Protection Required By Law
  • Discounted Prices For Rentals Over 3 Days
  • Damage Waiver Offered

(Things to remember: must be at least 16 with a valid drivers license to drive. Must be 18 to sign the rental agreement.)

Car Rentals

Budget Car Rental

  • Full Refunds For Cancelling Before Pick-Up Time
  • 35% Off With The Pay Now Rate

(Don’t forget to bring the same ID and credit card that you used to make your reservation with you when you pick up the car.)

Thrifty Car Rental

  • Economy Cars Start At ~$15 A Day

Payless Car Rental

  • Economy Cars Start At ~$20 A Day

Party Buses And Limousines

Carolina Limousine

  • Voted Myrtle Beach’s Best Limo & Bus Company 7 Years In A Row
  • Chosen transportation provider of the Myrtle Beach Chamber

Extreme Limousine

  • Stretch & Super Stretch SUVs
  • Executive Sedans
  • Fitted With TV/VCR/DVD Players
  • Mirrored Ceilings, Neon Lights, & More

Atlantic Coast Limousine

  • Perfect For Weddings, Proms, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Anniversaries, & More
  • Corporate Limo Service
  • Private Jet Limo Service

Bike Rentals

Woody’s Beach Rentals

  • Adult Bike – $40
  • Tandem Bike – $60
  • Trailing Bike – $25
  • Kid’s Bike – $40

Cyclopedia

  • Free Bike Delivery & Pickup
  • Must Have A Photo ID, Credit Card, And Must Sign Rental Agreement
  • Rentals start ~$15 A Day

Mr.C’s Bicycles

  • Oldest Bike Shop On The Grand Strand
  • Bike w/ Basket & Beverage Holder – $15 Daily
  • Lock, Helmet – $1 Each
  • Bicycle, Basket, Beverage Holder, Lock, Helmet – $50 Weekly

Boat Rentals

Beach House Boat Rentals

  • $375 Daily For A Yamaha SX190 8 Seater

Crazy Sister Marina

  • Inlet Boats – 17′ Carolina Skiffs, 50 HP, Up To 6 People
  • Pontoons – Push Button Start, Up To 10 People
  • $249-$359 All Day | $149-$259 Half Day | $1045-$1595 Weekly
  • Fishing Rods, Reels, and Crabbing Equipment Also For Rent

Island Adventure Watersports

  • 22′ Pontoons – 11 Person Capacity
  • Radio & iPod Connectivity
  • Fuel Is Complimentary
  • Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Walking And Jogging

Bike The Neck

  • 12 Mile Multi-Purpose Path
  • Runs Parallel To Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park

  • 26 Mile Trail
  • Runs From Murrells Inlet to Litchfield Beach
  • Passes Atalaya Castle

The Market Common

  • 2 Mile Paved Trail
  • Overlooks A Lake And Recreation Fields