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Top 10 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in March

By MyrtleBeach.com
January 27, 2020

Spring is just around the corner, teasing bundled-up beachgoers with breaths of warmer air and memories of short sleeves, hot sand and sun-soaked days.

Though summer is still months away, March is a fine time to celebrate the loosening of winter’s grip in Myrtle Beach. Spring at the beach is a great time to shake off the cold-weather blues before sweltering heat of the dog days descends. Here are some ways to get back in the swing of all things spring.

Concerts

Concerts

Love music? You’re in luck this March! Here are some concerts going on this month:

– Oak Ridge Boys at the Alabama Theatre

– Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson at the Carolina Opry

– Little River Band at the Alabama Theatre

 

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Spring daffodils, azaleas and dogwoods will be in full bloom as you wander through the world-renowned sculpture gardens, take a river boat tour or get to know some four-legged locals in the Native Wildlife Zoo. Seasonal opportunities to explore the charm of the Lowcountry abound in offerings such as the Reign of Rice Lecture Series (March 21), Dirt N’ Details Lecture Series (March 18) and many other educational events. An added perk: Regular admission tickets are good for seven consecutive days.

$1 Off Admission to Brookgreen Gardens

Huntington Beach State Park

16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Across Highway 17 from Brookgreen is Huntington Beach State Park, home to stunning beach views and Atalaya Castle. Atalaya, Spanish for watchtower, was the winter home of Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose sculpture is prominently featured at Brookgreen Gardens, and her husband, philanthropist Archer Huntington. The sprawling structure, now a lovely ruin of crumbling red brick, was designed to showcase Anna’s sculpture. Built using local labor during the Great Depression, the castle is an ideal escape for hours of exploring.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Waterfront, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Spectacular views, world-class dining and toe-tapping music can all be found in one leisurely stroll. Sample fresh Lowcountry seafood, snared mere steps from your table, as the sun sinks into the inlet waters. March is an R” month, which makes it local oyster season, so take a deep breath and appreciate the singular scent of the rich pluff mud that shelters the small, salty delicacies.

37th Annual National Shag Dance Championships

100 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Shagging is a way of life at the beach. In these parts, that means dancing, and there’s no better place to witness the art than at the 37th Annual National Shag Dance Championships, to be held March 12-14 at The Spanish Galleon. The competition, which began in Myrtle Beach in 1984, is the country’s longest continuously running shag dance contest and has won two Feather Awards – dance’s equivalent of the Oscars – as the best swing dance event in the United States. Come see how the experts get down.

60th Annual Can-Am Days

60th Annual Can-Am Days

Our neighbors to the Great White North are a vital part of the Grand Strand’s industry and personality, and for more than half of a century, Canadians have laid claim to their very own festival. The 60th annual Canadian-American (Can-Am) Days will be celebrated this year from March 14-22 and feature concerts, dances, tours, and discounted attractions.