Coastal Living News and Events 7.15

Summertime frameimagesSummer Time and the Livin’ is Easy…And FUN in Coastal Carolina! BP collage framedBrunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® is the best location in North Carolina, just minutes from the South Carolina state line,  to Enjoy It All! Special events, FREE music concerts,  maritime adventures,  coastal restaurants offering delectable delights, and much more await you in Coastal Carolina!

FREE Coastal Carolina Concerts

PrintFREE Summer Concerts are planned all along Coastal Carolina. You can find a complete schedule online…As Well as in our Coastal living Blog. Here are a few you might like to attend.

Calabash FREE Concerts

calabash-concertThursdays @ 6:30 pm in The Calabash Town Park @ 868 Persimmon Road, Calabash, NC (Concerts are cancelled for inclement weather.)

  • July 16..Fat Jack BandRhythm & Blues
  • July 23…James & EmmaAcoustic Duet
  • August 6…Tammy’s Tangent…Variety
  • August 20…Sick Stooges…Classic Rock/70’s & 90’s

Calabash-Summer-Movies 2 frameFREE Movies…Calabash Town Park (Starting at Dusk)

  • July 30…Dolphin Tale
  • August…Blended

Sunset Beach FREE Concerts

Sunsset Concerts frameFREE Sunset Beach Concerts…Wednesdays @ 6:30 – 9:30 @ The Gazebo in the Village Park, Queen Anne Street, Sunset Beach, NC

  • July 15…Six Stylez…70’s & 80’s Party Band
  • July 22…The Embers…Beach Music
  • July 29…The Backbeat…Beatles Music
  • August 5…Groovetown…Variety & Party
  • August 12…Tim Clark Band…Beach & Variety
  • August 19…Whiskey Rebellion…Bluegrass
  • August 26…Carolina Breakers…Beach & Soul
  • September 2…Band of OZ…Beach


Shallotte FREE Summer Concerts

Shalotte ConcertShallotte FREE Summer Concerts…Thursdays @ 6:30pm in Rourk Gardens, 4912 Main Street , Shallotte, NC

  • July 16…Mark Roberts Band…Band/Variety
  • July 23…Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot…Beach Variety
  • July 30…Jim Quick & Coastline…Beach/Variety

Ocean Isle FREE Summer Concerts

ocean isle free concderts frameOcean Isle FREE Beach Concerts…Fridays @ 6:30pm @ Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC (No Chairs set up before 5:15)

  • July 24…Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot…Beach/Variety
  • July 31…Steve Owens & Summertime…Beach/Variety

Check out August & September Concerts online.

Holden Beach FREE Concerts

Holden Beach frameHolden Beach FREE Summer concerts…Sundays @ 6pm @ The Pavilion at the end of Jordan Blvd., Holden Beach

  • July 19…Marsha Morgan
  • July 26…Fantastic Shakers
  • August 2The Embers…Beach
  • August 9…Carolina Breakers…Beach & Soul

For Concert Schedule & More Info…Check online @ OR Call: 901-253-2031.

 Free Music on Main Concerts

music-on-main-nmb 2 framedJourney To Main Street of Downtown North Myrtle Beach & Experience:

  • Many Restaurants of Main Street
  • Listen to Live Music
  • Shop
  • Dance Til’ you Drop!

Concerts Time…7pm – 9pm  & Locations:

  1. Main Street Concerts: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
  2. Horseshoe Concerts:11 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach

Mus Main CollageFREE Music on Main Concerts:

  • Thursday, July 16 – Horseshoe…The Deluge (Blues/Variety)
  • Thursday, July 23 – Main Street…Castaways (Beach Music)
  • Thursday, July 30 – Horseshoe…Hip Pocket Beach/Variety)
  • Thursday. August 6 – Main Street…Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
  • Thursday, August 13Horseshoe…Entertainers (Beach)
  • Thursday, August 20 – Main Street…The Necessary Band (Variety/Classic Rock)
  • Thursday, August 27 – Horseshoe…The Fantastic Shakers (Beach)

Complete Schedule on Main Concert Schedule…NOW Thru October is @

For the Day of The Event Weather Information: Call the “Ree Check” Hotline @ (843) 280-5570 Ext. 1 OR Facebook Page: NMBParkland Rec.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sounds-of-Summer-Concert-SeriesEnjoy an evening with your Family & Friends…Listening to Live Music @ The Amphitheater Under The Stars! Each concert will feature a different band playing Family Friendly Music!

Sounds Collage***Bring a Chair Or Blanket.  Food vendors & Drinks will be available for purchase. Coolers, Outside Food are Not Allowed.***

Concert Location: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex… at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow (150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566)

Concert Schedule:

  • Friday, July 17…Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot…(Beach/Variety)
  • Friday, August 21…Painted Man (R&B/Variety)
  • Friday, September 18…Nantucket (Classic Rock)

 NMBSC Framed***Check out the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex:

  1. Sports Facilities
  2. Regulation Baseball, Soccer, Softball, LaCross Fields
  3. Picnic Shelters
  4. 3 Playgrounds
  5. Amphitheater
  6. Walking/Biking Trails
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  8. 25 Acre Lake for Water-Related Activities
  9. 10 Acre Meadow
  10. Nature Preserve

Phone: (843) 281-3800 for Information & Reservations.


Shallotte River Swamp Park

Shallotte River Swamp Park @ Ocean Isle Beach Outpost Offers a Nature Eco-Park Adventure for the Whole Family!

Ocean-Isle-Beach-Outpost-Swamp-ParkShallotte River Swamp Park…Grand Opening was June 12 & 14, 2015!

Shallotte River Park Offers:

  • Zip Line Canopy Tours…Rangers/Naturalist will lead each group of up to 10 on an Exciting and Educational Trip, Across Upland Natural Undisturbed Wildlife Habitat…Zipping over a Variety of Native Plants & Wildlife.
  • Tree Top Ariel Adventure Park…A Challenge for All Ages, with Multiple Skill levels: Low…Up To a Military Level Challenge.
  • Swamp Boat Eco Tour…Traverse the Pristine Shallotte River Swamp in Swamp Boat with your naturalist/Guide.

For Reservations…Call: 910-575-8000 OR 1-844-778-9471



Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn Historical Guide leads the Tour at a Leisurely Pace….Through the  Historic Fishing Village of Southport, NC. Southport was originally known as Smithville. The tour includes seeing the beautiful old Victorian Homes and Historic Buildings like the “Old Jail” . You may have seen The Old Jail  featured in movies: “Crimes of the Heart” , “American Gothic”, & “Summer Catch”!

The Bicycle Tour  lasts 1 Hour.

Tour Dates:

  1. July 18 @ 9AM
  2. August 22 @ 9AM
  3. September 5 @ 9AM
  4. October 3 @ 3PM

More Information & Reservations @ OR Call: 459-0607SP Kayak Adventure

Kayak Adventures on The Cape Fear River are also available.

Coastal Carolina…Maritime Adventures

Summertide Kayak Adventure Tours

summetide collageSummertide Adventure Tours…Offers Exhilarating & Memorable Kayak Tours of the Back Waters & Back-Barrier Marshes in Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina!

A Team of Experienced Guides will lead you in exploring the network of tidal channels & creeks which make up the unique & beautiful salt marsh ecosystem!

Summertide Adventure Tours…Choose the Tour That Appeals to You!

Summertide SP Collage***Summertide Adventure Tours:

  1. Bird Island Tour
  2. Tubbs Inlet Tour
  3. Blane Creek Tour

***Kayak Fishing Tour...Access Fishing Areas “Where Boaters Fear to Tread”!

Summert Twilight Collage 2***Twilight Tour…Leisurely Moonlight Tour of Sunset Beach, watching the Sun Set over the Back Barrier Marshes!

***Custom Kayak Tour…Specially Designed  Tours for Wedding Party Or Other Special Occasions!

More About Sunset Beach & Ocean Isle Kayak Tours AT:  Or call: (910-520-9503 OR (877) 597-0001

Ride The “Sea Thunder”

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***Enjoy a Relaxing Narrated Tour of the Intracoastal Waterway from North Myrtle Beach to the Little River Inlet.

***Then roar into the Atlantic Ocean for an Exhilarating Ocean Ride and Dolphin Watch along the Carolina Coast.

***Sunset Dolphin Cruise…Wine & Cheese available!

Sea Th CollageThis 2200 HP CAT Vessel provides Exciting Fun & Cruises for All Ages! (Children 2 & Under FREE)

***Jet Ski & Pontoon Rentals…Call: 843-249-1144

Sea Thunder…In Harbourgate Marina, 2100 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582   Call 843-280-8400 Also  @


Calabash Waterfront

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Calabash Waterfront Adventures

Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash 2 Fish Fleet CollageDolphin Adventure Cruises & Sunset Waterway Cruises…On the Calabash,NC Waterfront

Dolphin Adventure Cruise…Two Hour Cruise…An Adventure for the Whole Family to Enjoy on the 65′ Navigator!

Deep Sea Fishing & Sport Fishing Charters…Enjoy 1/2 Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day, Gulf Stream Fishing…Sport Fishing Charters offered on the 40′ Miss Calabash!

calabashfishingfleet Fresh framed***Calabash Fishing Fleet…Fresh Ocean Fish & Shrimp…For Home

Seafood Shcak Collage***PLUS Waterfront Seafood Shack…Summer Hours: 11Am – 9PM (Closed on Sundays) Offering Delicious Seafood To:

  • Eat on the Waterfront
  • Take Out for Home

Contact Calabash Fishing Fleet, 9945 Nance Street…On the Calabash Waterfront, NC @  OR Call: (910) 575-0017 Or (843) 575-0017.


Hurricane Fleet

Hurricane CollageAdventure Cruises…The Hurricane Fleet Marina @ The Waterfront in Calabash, NC! Enjoy a Hurricane Adventrue Cruise on the 90′ Hurricane II. Let the crew show you “Nature Under The Sea”!

Hurricane-II-framed***Hurricane Fleet “Deep Sea Fishing”…Enjoy 1/2 Day, Gulf Stream Fishing,, Sport Fishing Charters!

***Depart Monday – Friday…1:30PM – 4PM (Reservations are Not Required, But Recommended)

Hurricane Fleet @  OR Phone: SC (843) 249-3571 Or NC (910) 579-3660


 Plantation Island Tours

Plantation Island Tours…Private Island Tours On S.C.’s most Northern Barrier Island

lantation Island Tours CollagePrivate Island Tours Include:

  • UTV/Nature Tours
  • Kayaking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Family Outings…Picnics, Fishing, & Shelling
  • Photography Sessions

Plantation Island Tours…5800 Hwy 236, (6900 Little River Neck Rd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582    More Info At: Or Call: 843-280-8887


33rd Annual Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival

Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival @ The Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak St. (Corner of 21st & Oak), Myrtle Beach, SCMyrtle beach Convention Center9645 29577

Festival Features Hundreds of Talented Artists & Crafts People…From Across The Nation!

YOU Are Invited to The Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival:Framedcrafts1818_1_73_072313_042928

  • Friday, July 31st…10Am – 6Pm
  • Saturday, August 1st…10Am – 6Pm
  • Sunday, August 2nd…11Am – 5Pm


  •  Adults $8
  • Children 6 – 12 $1
  • Children 6 & Under…FREE
  • Tickets can be used for  a Three Day Pass to the Festival!

More Info @


 Area Wineries

La Belle Amie Winery

La Belle Amie iconLa Belle Amie Winery…1120 Saint Joseph Road, Little River, SC…Music , Wine, Gift Shops, & FUN!

La Belle Amie Winery : 10Am – 6Pm…Monday – Saturday

Wine Collage framedGift Shop & Tasting Room…Twisted Sisters Wine!

Guided Tours (Groups fewer than 15): Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 11Am

Self Guided Tours: Mon.  – Sat. 10Am – 4Pm

Live Afternoon Music & Hot Dogs on the Grill:

  • Wine Wednesdays: Music 12:30 – 4:30Pm
  • Wine Down Fridays: Music 1:00 – 5:00 Pm
  • Super Wine Saturdays: Music 12:30 – 4:30Pm

La belle CollageSpecial Wine Events with Live Music:

  • July 18…Parrot Head Festival ($8) Live Music by: The Lanny Prewitt Band & Latitude…Noon – 5Pm
  • August 15…Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest ($8)
  • August 19…Summer Breeze Music ($8)

Check Out More La Belle Amie Winery @ OR Call: 843 399-WINE 9436.


Silver Coast Winery

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Silver Coast Winery…6680 Barbeque Road, NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC Wine, Art, Fun!

Silver Coast Winery…Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday 11Am – 6Pm
  • Friday Till 7Pm
  • Sunday Noon – 5Pm

Wine Tastings...Anytime  & Scheduled Tours: 1Pm & 5Pm

john cubito***Art Show At Silver Coast Winery… Art Show Display of Artist, Caroline Merino…NOW – August 31st

Enjoy Friday Night Music with John Cubito…4Pm – 6Pm

Check Out More Silver Coast Winery @


Brunswick Little Theatre Presents…Shrek The Musical

shrek for webJuly 24 – 26 & July 31 – August 2 :

  • Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30Pm
  • Sundays @ 3Pm

Brunswick Little Theatre Presents “Shrek The Musical” @Odell framedWsubheader_odell The Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Campus of Brunswick College in Supply, NC.

This Family Friendly Musical Features Great Music and a Story to Touch the Heart of ALL Ages!

Tickets are Available…From The Odell Williamson Auditorium box office in person OR By phone @ 910-755-7416…Also, Online @


Hot Summer Nights Kid’s Carnival

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Hot Summer Nights Kid’s Carnival @ Plyler Park in Downtown Myrtle Beach. North Ocean Blvd. On the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Hot SN Ki'd's FramedKid’s Carnival is 7Pm – 10Pm Nightly…NOW – August 24th & Features:

  • Kid’s Bands
  • Inflatables
  • Face Painting
  • Caricature Artists
  • Games
  • Stilt Walking
  • Balloon Artists & More

***FIREWORKS Every Wednesday Night



Barefoot Landing

2015 Summer Fest…At Barefoot Landing

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 2015 Summer Fest…Barefoot Landing On the Waterway

NOW –  August 29th…Features Local Musicians:

  • Nick Pike with Juggling, Comedy, & Unicycling…Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday @ 7 – 8PM
  • Kids Karaoke with Larry Tanelli…Sunday, Tuesday, & Wednesday @ 7 – 10 PM
  • BF Summerfest FramedJustin Hoke, Acoustic Musician…Fridays @ 7 – 9Pm
  • Tim Peterman, Steel Drummer…Tuesday & Thursday @ 7 – 10Pm
  • Don Colton, Smooth Jazz on Saxophone…Sunday, Monday, & Wednesday @ 7 – 10Pm
  • The Character Company’s Super Heroes…Saturdays @ 6 – 9Pm

Summer Fest also Features…Stilt Walkers & Face Painter

***FIREWORKS…Mondays @ 10:15Pm

 Barefoot Landing

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Barefoot Landing…Located in North Myrtle Beach, SC…Is the Place for an Array of Great:

  • Dining
  • Attractions: House of Blues, Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Riverboat Cruises, …For the Kids: Alligator Adventures, T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, Carousel and More!
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Special Events
  • Fireworks

Check Out Barefoot Landing @

One Show framedThe Alabama Theatre’s Popular ONE SHOW, an Enchanting Evening of Music, Song, Dance, & Laughter with sizzling Sound Effects and Elegant Costumes***Special Offer: NOW Thru Labor Day…With One Adult Show Ticket, 2 Kids Under 16 are FREE for the Show!

Check Out The Alabama Theatre @

 Broadway at the Beach

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Broadway at the Beach…Located in Myrtle Beach, SC…Offers a Special Variety of FUN with:

  • Dining
  • Attractions…Palace Theatre framedPalace Theatre Live Entertainment, Thunder & Light Show (Featuring “All That” Clogging Group) , Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Ripley’s Moving 5D Theater, Wonder Works and More!
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Special Events
  • Fireworks
  • LEGENDS CollageLegends In Concert, Live Tribute Show…Lakeshore Village @ Broadway at the Beach LEGENDSINCONCERT.COM

Check Out Broadway at the Beach @

         Carolina Opry

Carolina Opry collage***CAROLINA OPRY at the Calvin Gilmore Theatre,8901 King’s Highway, Myrtle Beach…A 2 Hour, High Energy, Music & Dance Show…Mondays – Saturdays @ 7Pm!  August 16th…Featuring Special Guest Star, Ricky Skaggs & Band!

More Calvin Gilmore Theatre Shows:

  • G Vib & laser collageGOOD VIBRATIONS, Music of 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s
  • LIGHT LASER Extravaganza Shows …Call for Details & Current Show Schedule @ 800-843-6779 OR 913-4000  More @


 ************Restaurant of the Month************


Mmm QUE RICO…Mmm Delicious!

mqrgetlstd-property-photoframedMmm Que Rico in Calabash,NC @ 1533 Thomasboro Road ,is a Favorite Coastal Restaurant offering a unique menu of succulent Peruvian Chicken & South American Delights! Mmm

Mqrowners framedQue Rico opened in May 2014 by Owners, Walter and Susana Argote. Walter, a native of Peru and Susana, his Argentine wife, share their culinary talents in cooking original delectable South American Cuisine. They moved to this area from Fairfax, Virginia, where they made their home for 44 Years. They came South to retire and opened their restaurant! We are So Glad they did!

Their Rotisserie Roasted Chicken is first marinated in Walter’s Savory, Secret Sauce…A Peruvian Special! The chicken is Roasted over Lump Hardwood Charcoal giving it that Distinctly Delicious Flavor! The chicken is mouthwatering and the sides are Fresh and Tantalizing!

MQR menu CollagePollo a la Brasa (Peruvian Chicken) Entrees, served with a choice of Traditional Sauces (Mild , Spicy or Garlic), Include:

  • Choice of 1/4 Or 1/2 Chicken Plates (White or Dark Meat)…With choice of 2 Sides.
  • A Whole Chicken Meal with Three Sides
  • Family Special…Consisting of Two Whole Chickens, Five Sides & Four 20 Oz. Drinks
  • Also,  A Children’s Menu 

Mmm Food CollageAlso on The Menu:

  • Peruvian Chicken
  • Grilled Sirloin ‘Carne Asada ( Top Sirloin cooked Latin American Style)
  • Choripan  (Argentine Sausage)… Hot-Dog Style Sandwiches With Choice of Toppings & Served with Fries.
  • Chicken & Beef Empanadas (Meat Pies/Turnovers)
  • Home-Made Tacos

Side Choices Include:

  • Fries
  • Cole Slaw
  • Fried Yucca
  • Rice
  • Beans…White & Black Beans
  • Plantains
  • Boiled Potatoes

Desserts Include:

  • Susana’s Homemade Flan with Caramel Sauce
  • Bread Pudding
  • Alfavor Havanna & Recoleta Cookies
  • Chocolate Sublime

Drinks Include:

  • Fountain Drinks
  • Soft Drinks (Bottles)
  • Sweet & Unsweet Tea
  • Water
  • Unka Cola
  • Chicha Morada
  • Maracuya

8eee6571b2076fd13194ae74f2c62a14_200_thumbMmm Que Rico … Meaning Delicious , was named at the request of the Argote’s little grandson , who would exclaim Mmm Que Rico!…When ever he indulged in his Grandpa’s Chicken.  Walter perfected his chicken for years.  Everyone loved it ! Walter says that folks come to their restaurant from as far away as Conway, Wilmington & Southport! South American food is quickly growing in popularity in the United States. We are fortunate to have this special restaurant Right Here in Calabash!

MQR CollageThe hours for Mmm Que Rico are Monday – Saturday…11Am – 9Pm  (Closed on Sunday)  You can eat in the lovely pristine dining room Or Call In & Take Out to eat at home. Phone: 910-579-5900 to Order Mmm Delicious Take Out with So Many Appetizing & Healthy Choices!  Lunch Or Dinner…It’s a Winner!

Reviews say that Mmm Que Rico is A Hidden gem in Calabash,NC! Mmm Delicious!


BP & waterfronts framedCoastal Living in Calabash has such a variety of Fun Places to Visit, Interesting Things To Do, Delicious Places to Eat & Wonderful People to Meet! Living at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® puts us in the Center Of It All! We truly are …The Two State Solution To FUN…And Good Food! Ya’ll Come!



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