myrtle beach event

    December 10, 2021 To December 12, 2021

    FREE Registration for 2021 Level 9 & 10 National Qualifiers
    5,000 Custom Medals – 100% AA – 50% events
    All levels in the same location
    Girls all levels Xcel to Elite
    1,200 competitors
    Early registration discount!
    Great Coaches Party
    Delicious food provided in Coach’s Hospitality Area.
    Online Live Scoring
    FREE Apple AirPods Pro for every team with 50+ entires
    Institutional Awards: Xcel Team Champion: 55″ TV (all Xcel levels combined)
    FREE event T-Shirt for all gymnasts!
    USEFUL GIFTS for the Coaches!

    Early Registration until October 22, 2021
    Level 1 & 2
    Level 3-5 & Xcel Bronze, Silver & Gold
    Level 6-10 & Xcel Diamond & Platinum
    Team Fee (3 Gymnasts or more form a team)
    **2021 Level 9 & 10 National Qualifiers – FREE
    $250 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Registration is not complete until deposit is received.
    Full payment due October 22, 2021 to qualify for Early Entry Pricing.
    Regular Registration until October 29, 2021
    Level 1 & 2
    Level 3-5 & Xcel Bronze, Silver & Gold
    Level 6-10 & Xcel Diamond & Platinum
    Team Fee (3 Gymnasts or more form a team)
    **2021 Level 9 & 10 National Qualifiers – FREE
    $250 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Registration is not complete until the deposit is received.
    Full payment due October 29, 2021.

    Register for competition with the USAG Meet Reservation System
    Entries close on October 29, 2021, or when the meet fills.
    Scratch deadline is October 29, 2021.
    Swaps available after the scratch deadline as the schedule allows.
    All late entries and swaps not guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt.
    The payments must be received by October 29, 2021.
    There will be a limited number of entries.
    After the deadline, if there is space available, there will be a $10 late fee per gymnast.
    Make all payments payable to Sports and Beyond.

    Myrtle Beach Gymnastics Cup Entry Forms
    2021 Myrtle Beach Gymnastics Cup USAG Meet Reservation
    Please send all PAYMENTS, REQUESTS, CHANGES and direct all inquiries to the email address or mail to:
    Sports and Beyond
    5816 Arrowhead Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA
    Phone (757) 718-2727
    Fax (757) 499-8451

    December 18, 2021 To December 21, 2021


    The 41st Annual Beach Ball Classic (BBC) and the 23rd United Bank Holiday Invitational (UBHI) will be held in December (2021). This year’s BBC will feature 8 high school teams and 8 Prep School teams. The UBHI will return in December with dozens of teams from across the nation. Along with the tournaments, our annual golf tournament and reverse raffle will be held once again this summer. As we have done since 1984, the Beach Ball Classic will also proudly continue to provide a scholarship to a deserving high school senior athlete from every Horry County High School.

    We know John would want the tradition to continue. If you would like to be a part of the tradition, we are accepting sponsorships and volunteers for this year’s event. For more information, email

    The United Bank Holiday Invitational tickets can be purchased at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center or The John T. Rhodes Sports Center located at 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 starting on December 18th.

    December 18th – 21st, 2021
    $10.00 (ALL seats are General Admission) per day and is good for all games at both locations

    Tickets by mail:

    Beach Ball Classic
    PO Box 3893
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

    December 18, 2021 To December 19, 2021

    located in Myrtle Beach, SC
    in the magnificent state-of-the-art Myrtle Beach Convention Center using over 36,000 sq. ft. in the venue and 30 grounded competition strips.
    The Venue
    Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Hall A, 36,000 sq. ft. with 30 grounded strips
    2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Host Hotel connected to the event center
    Around-the-clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the entire venue and tournament
    Five (5) miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
    We promise
    All events will start on time within a few minutes after the close of registration
    No delay before and between rounds without any flighted events
    Highly skilled Bout Committee staff and highly ranked & licensed National and International referees
    COVID-19 Guidelines (Subject to Change) – Read Carefully
    This tournament is subject to federal mandates, state laws and local orders regarding COVID-19, including the assembly of persons.
    COVID-19 protocols will be implemented throughout the entirety of the tournament. There will not be any exceptions to public health precautions. IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
    If the tournament is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns or by the order of USA Fencing, a full refund will be issued to all fencers with the exception of administrative fees which are non-refundable.
    Fencers are advised to wash their clothes each day before they come to the venue. Armorers have the full right to decline checking unwashed or equipment that is not clean.
    Chairs will be placed on the tournament floor in designated locations to allow for social distancing. Outside personal chairs or alternative seating options will not be allowed on the tournament floor. All violators of the stated chair policy will be escorted out of the building.
    There will be no congregating or gathering in doorways, hallways or walkways.
    Fencers will to come to the venue semi-dressed for competition with knickers, long socks and wearing shoes. The changing of clothes in locker rooms, restrooms or hallways will not be permitted.
    All events will be capped with entry determination on a first-come first-served basis – NO EXCEPTIONS. Once the tournament has been filled to the capped amount a wait list will begin. When an athlete withdraws from an event the next person on the wait list will then have 48 hours to officially register for the event and pay event fees.
    Everyone in the venue must wear a face mask that simultaneously covers both the nose and mouth except when eating and/or drinking. There are no exceptions. If you are unable to wear a face mask please stay home.
    A face shield is not a replacement to face mask.
    No food or drink will be allowed in the designated fencing areas (the strip enclosures/”sport zone”).
    During the pool round parents, coaches, or spectators will not be allowed in the designated fencing area/”sport zone” WITHOUT EXCEPTION. During the direct elimination (DE) only one (1) coach is allowed to assist the a fencer during the active DE bout. The coach will stand in a clearly designated area and will be instructed not to step out of this area until the bout ends. Violators will be escorted out of the venue immediately. Fencers, please relay this information to your coach
    Only fencers are allowed in the designated fencing area/”sport zone” and must stay behind the strips at all times, except for the times they are fencing.
    Fencers are not allowed to touch the scoring machine, weights, shims, remote and score sheet. Fencers are not required to sign the score sheet or DE slips. Fencers can check their results at and report any error to the Bout Committee.
    Fencers are to refrain from shaking hands after bouts.
    When a fencer has finished fencing in their event, the fencer should gather their belongings quickly and leave the venue immediately. Fencers, coaches and parents may not stay and socialize.
    There will not be a medal or awards ceremony. Top-8 fencers will receive their medals from the Bout Committee on their way out of the venue.
    Anything left at the end of the day (Lost & Found) will be thrown out. No Exceptions
    There will not be any monitors to display pool or DE results. Participants will check live tournament results and tournament progress at
    There may be additional instructions related to COVID-19 safety measures. The tournament organizers will keep this webpage updated as to changes. Additionally, the tournament organizers will send a mass email to all participants with all instructions prior to the tournament.
    Contact Information
    Please send any question to

    Tournament Schedule
    All times are Close of Check-in.
    Start time of events are subject to change to maintain load balancing. We will notify all fencers if there will be any change in start times.
    Capping of events is subject to change to maintain reasonable number of attendees throughout the entire day.

    Saturday, December 18th

    8:00 AM – CMF
    8:00 AM – Y14 MS
    8:00 AM – Y14 WF
    8:00 AM – Y12 WE
    8:00 AM – Y12 WS
    12:00 PM – Y12 MF
    12:00 PM – JME
    12:00 PM – Y10 ME
    12:00 PM – Y10 MS
    12:00 PM – Y10 WF
    12:00 PM – CWS
    04:00 PM – Y14 ME
    04:00 PM – JMS
    04:00 PM – JWF
    04:00 PM – CWE
    Sunday, December 19th

    8:00 AM – JMF
    8:00 AM – Y10 MF
    8:00 AM – Y12 WF
    8:00 AM – Y14 WE
    8:00 AM – Y14 WS
    11:00 PM – Y12 ME [moved from 12 noon]
    12:00 PM – Y14 MF
    12:00 PM – Y10 WE
    12:00 PM – JWS
    12:00 PM – CMS
    02:00 PM – CME [moved from 4:00 pm]
    02:00 PM – Y12 MS
    02:00 PM – Y10 WS
    04:00 PM – CWF
    04:00 PM – JWE
    Venue opens 6:30 AM Saturday and Sunday. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in.
    Equipment check is open 90 minutes before each event.
    Proof of current USA Fencing membership, current FIE license or foreign federation membership must be presented. If a fencer is not a current member or their membership has expired, the fencer has to complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at the door.
    To become a member of USA Fencing click here
    All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card or a clearly legible copy to use the Auto Check-In feature.
    Fencers will be required to present proof of age: an original or legible copy of a birth certificate, passport or driver’s license, unless the USA Fencing membership card has “Birth Year Is Verified ” is noted on the membership card.
    Fencers must check in everyday they compete.
    Our Sponsors
    Equipment Vendor – Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear
    Official Event Merchandiser – Lamsah for T-Shirts & Custom Printing
    Event Fee Info
    Registration and Event Fees
    Regular fees until Monday, November 29, 2021 11:59 PM PST – Registration $35, Administration $, and Event fee is $55/event.
    Late fees (Triple) from November 30, 2021 until December 13, 2021 11:59 PM PST – Registration $105, Administration $15 and Event fee is $165/event.
    Starting December 14, 2021, online registration will not be permitted.
    Walk-In participation will be permitted if there are open spots in the event and approved by the Bout Committee.
    Refund Policy
    Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
    Refund requests must be received by Friday, December 3, 2021 11:59 PM PST.
    Refund of event fees can be requested by sending an email to
    Starting December 4, 2021 NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason.
    Refunds are processed a few days after the refund request has been received and will be processed by USA Fencing National Office.
    NO REFUND will be issued to No Show or Withdrawal from events.
    Officials/Referee Info
    Tournament Organizer – Charles E. Greene II & George Desamerous
    Referee Coordinator – Charles E. Greene II
    Head Referee – Abdel Aziz
    Bout Committee Chair – Meredith Delgado
    Head Armor – Bill Murphy

    If you are interested in being a referee for The Southern RYC/RJCC please send email to Charles E. Greene II

    December 27, 2021 To December 30, 2021

    Beach Ball Classic features the top boys high school basketball teams in the United States. The tournament is held annually after Christmas in Myrtle Beach SC.
    It all started in 1981 as a dream of Socastee High School Coach Dan D’Antoni. The tournament consisted of 8 teams, 4 in state and 4 out of state, and it was the first event of this type ever held in the State of South Carolina. No one would have ever imagined the progression into a 16 team National tournament, lasting 39 years and becoming the Premier High School Holiday Tournament in the United States. Our success was in large part due to the support of our community, city, county and state. These are the people that have allowed the Beach Ball Classic Committee to bring in the finest high school teams from around the country every Christmas to compete for the coveted Championship Trophy while entertaining thousands of citizens from the Grand Strand Community and beyond.

    Then in 1998, the Beach Ball Classic Committee committed to begin a girls tournament, the Beach Ball Classic Holiday Invitational. It also began as an 8 team invitational and has now advanced to a 56 team National tournament. During the Holiday Invitational, as an added feature, the Carolina’s Challenge women’s college game is held featuring the University of North Carolina and Coastal Carolina University vs other Divison 1 teams. Four days of action packed women and girls games, held the week prior to Christmas, gives the Grand Strand 10 outstanding days and nights of high school and college basketball.

    December 27th – 3oth, 2021
    1:45 PM – 9:00PM

    ALL tickets must now be purchased at The Myrtle Beach Convention each day. Week tickets may be available.

    Tickets by mail:
    Beach Ball Classic
    PO Box 3893
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

    January 7, 2022 To January 9, 2022

    The 2022 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo is promised to put on an outstanding “Bigger and Better Boat Show”!
    Please stay safe and get out and enjoy the “Great Outdoors”

    JAN 7, 2022 AT 7 AM EST – JAN 9, 2022 AT 10 PM EST
    2022 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo
    Myrtle Beach Convention Center

    Show Location:
    The Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

    ~~~~~~~~~HOURS AND ADMISSION TBD~~~~~~~~~~

    January 11, 2022 To January 14, 2022


    • Due to the availability of space and number of participants, the schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will
    be published online two weeks prior to the convention.
    • When registering students for competitions, be mindful that some competition times overlap. In addition,
    competition times may conflict at National Convention.
    • ONLINE TESTING WINDOW (DEC. 3 – 17, 2021) -Academic Tests, Book Battle, Creative Writing, Poetry
    and Quiz Bowl (Written Exam)
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    4:30 PM Songfest Preliminaries
    7:00 PM
    Campaign Rally
    Performing Arts – Solo, Duo, Trio (Top 5)
    Songfest (Top 5)
    Individual Awards – Academics & Visual Arts
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    8:30 AM Sponsor Breakfast
    10:00 AM
    Installation of New State Officers
    Performing Arts – Group (Top 5)
    Awards Presentation

    SC Junior Convention
    Event Date: January 12-14, 2022
    Deadline: December 1, 2021
    Location: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Ctr
    Registration Fee: $20 / Late Fee: $25

    :30 PM – 8:00 PM Registration
    6:30 PM Performing Art Preliminaries – Solo, Duo, Trio
    6:30 PM Living Literature – Set-Up 6:30 – 7:30, Judging 7:30, Viewing 8:00 – 8:30
    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Check-In – Visual Arts & Club Trading Pin
    9:00 AM
    Performing Arts – Group Preliminaries
    State Officer Meeting
    Marketing & Communications
    9:30 AM Creative Writing
    9:45 AM Candidate Meeting
    10:00 AM New Sponsor Meeting
    10:30 AM Engineering
    11:00 AM Check-In: Apparel Design, Portfolio, Service Learning Showcase, Three Dimensional Design, Two
    Dimensional Design
    11:30 AM Poetry
    • Due to the availability of space and number of participants, the schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will
    be published online two weeks prior to the convention.
    • When registering students for competitions, be mindful that some competition times overlap. In addition,
    competition times may conflict at National Convention.
    • ONLINE TESTING WINDOW (DEC. 3 – DEC 17, 2021) -Academic Tests, Book Battle, Creative Writing,
    Poetry and Quiz Bowl (Written Exam)
    In connection with your registered attendance for State Convention, please be advised that you must follow National Beta Policies, CDC
    Guidelines and the recommendations of Health Officials. Please note that any public location, where people are present, provides an inherent risk
    of exposure to COVID-19 and National Beta cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By attending State Convention, you
    acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance
    Friday, January 14, 2022
    8:30 AM Sponsor Meeting/Breakfast
    10:00 AM
    Installation of New Officers
    Performing Arts – Group (Top 5)
    Songfest (Top 5)
    Awards Presentation

    National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

    To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

    ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
    CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
    LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow
    SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

    Between the Junior Beta (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta (grades 9-12), the organization has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves—and, since 1991, it has awarded over $6 million in scholarships.

    There are now more than 500,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. It has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.

    Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. Junior Beta is divided into two divisions: Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Regardless of division, though, members adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.

    Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same. And most everyone who has been fortunate enough to be called a member has embraced those ideals and applied them to their own lives. From U.S. President Bill Clinton to current professional basketball player Kevin Durant, Beta members continue to lead long after their high school days are behind them.

    Believing that exemplary student effort and achievement should be encouraged and rewarded, and seeking to cultivate the ideals of service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow, the governing body of the National Honorary Beta Club has instituted this organization for the promotion of these ideals and those stated in the Beta Creed, among elementary and secondary school students. To implement this purpose, the following articles have been adopted.

    Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
    2101 North Oak Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Main Phone: 843-918-5000 Fax: 843-918-5001
    Room rate:$103.00plustaxes andfeesper night
    Contact: Call 888-627-8203 to make reservations by phone
    • Cut-Off Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
    • Contact hotel directly for cancellation policy

    January 15, 2022 To January 17, 2022

    In November of 2007, a team of dedicated volleyball players, coaches and volunteers met to discuss ways to better improve competitive volleyball in the Myrtle Beach area. Our goal was to start a junior club volleyball team for girls of the Grand Strand. After an overwhelming turnout for the team tryouts, Grand Strand Juniors was born as a not for profit volleyball program. The first year featured 3 travel teams with a total of about 30 girls. 2020 will be the start of our 12th season of competition. We have grown to 23 travel teams, 3 youth development teams, and over 240 young women now participating in our programs. We have changed the face of volleyball in our area and impacted the youth in a positive way.

    The progress that our program and the players have made is incredible. Volleyball in the area has prospered greatly and we are making an impact on the entire state with multiple high school Region Champions, Lower State Champions, and State Champions . We have also graduated over 50 girls into college programs with many of them receiving partial and full scholarships. GSJ host two of the best tournaments in the Southeast with the Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, and the Coastal Classic Volleyball Championships. Between the two tournaments we are hosting over 400 teams and growing volleyball in the region and giving back to the community. Grand Strand Juniors is now competing with the best teams in the region and colleges are looking at our program for recruiting future college athletes.

    Our simple goal of wanting to “Create Better Volleyball Players” has also extended into the Grand Strand community. The Winter Bump and Coastal Classic tournament have brought in millions dollars in revenue to local businesses in the month of January and June.

    Grand Strand Juniors also took the step to join with other notable clubs to form the SAVL (Southeast Alliance Volleyball League), one of the country’s top power leagues. The SAVL gives Grand Strand Teams the opportunity to compete against other top teams and help our athletes achieve their volleyball goals.

    GSJ is making a difference.

    January 20, 2022

    4PM – 7PM
    2101 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach
    Come network with hundreds of people and businesses showcasing their products and services and enjoy complimentary refreshments and spirits at the Member-to-Member Business Expo. The event allows Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association business investor to exhibit their products and services all under one roof. The expo is free to attend and there is an economical price to exhibit.
    Your chamber will follow recommended guidelines from the CDC and the state and local health officials to reduce viral spread of COVID-19. We are committed to providing a safe, quality event and appreciate your trust and understanding.
    Sponsors receive prominent exhibit space, additional signage, advertising benefits and more. Contact Pam Wright to learn how to become a sponsor. Email or call 843-916-7220.
    VENDOR INFORMATION Member-to-Member Business Expo (

    Representing the Grand Strand’s business community for more than 80 years
    About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
    Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization supported by more than 2,700 businesses and nonprofit organizations. The organizations, and the individuals representing them, join together for the purpose of promoting the civic and economic progress of our community. The area’s economic success and quality of life is directly impacted by the work the chamber performs. Because of this, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will have a major impact on the future of the Grand Strand.

    Our mission is to promote, protect and improve business in the Myrtle Beach area. The chamber serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee and Carolina Forest.

    We will be a world-class organization that thrives on continuous improvement, providing exceptional results through service, innovation, community leadership and collaboration.

    There are three primary functions performed by the chamber:

    Promote business: The chamber serves as the primary destination marketing organization and promotes the tourism industry out-of-market. The chamber also provides numerous opportunities for local businesses to promote themselves to visitors, residents and other businesses.
    Protect business: The chamber seeks to influence legislation and regulation by local, state and federal governments in a proactive manner, supporting legislation that benefits businesses and the communities they reside in and, where necessary, opposing legislation that unnecessarily inhibits businesses.
    Improve business: The chamber offers a multitude of programs and services that assist businesses and/or individuals.
    The mission of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide community leadership in the promotion of economic development, including tourism. Accordingly, the chamber will effectively involve itself in the governmental and political arena and the coordinating of efforts to advance business development in order to improve the quality of life and to encourage unity in the region.

    January 25, 2022 To January 27, 2022

    Connections • Exposure • Savings
    The Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast show floor has provided Independent Owners and Operators access to the leading Hospitality Industry Suppliers for over four decades.

    To connect face to face with actual producers of the products and services.
    To find competitive pricing for all your supply and service needs.
    To gain exposure to the latest innovations available to the hospitality industry.
    To take advantage of “only on the show floor” savings.
    To discover ways to cut your overhead and increase your efficiencies.
    Free Admission to Industry Members
    For more information please visit
    fficial Name:

    Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of The Southeast

    Show Location:

    Myrtle Beach Convention Center
    21st Ave. North and Oak Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Map to Convention Center

    Who Attends:

    Independent Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Chains, FF&E Companies, Purchasing Companies, Healthcare Lodging, Foodservice, Country Clubs, Design Firms, Resorts, Bed & Breakfast, Catering Companies, Nightclubs, Bars, Hospitals & Property Management Companies

    Marketplace Offerings:

    Furnishings & Fixtures, Linens, Uniforms, Bedding, Floor Covering, Designers, Construction & Building Prospects, Fitness Equipment, Cleaning Supplies & Maintenance, Guest Amenities, Laundry Equipment & Supplies, Ad Supplies, Food & Beverage Equipment & Supplies, HVAC Systems, Energy Management Equipment & Supplies, Signage & Graphics, Technology, Window Treatments, Green Hospitality Options, Vehicle Carts, Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Franchises, Bar supplies, and so much more!

    Expected Number of Exhibits:


    Expected Attendance:


    Net Space – Exhibits:

    100,000 Square Feet

    Exhibit Management:

    Leisure Time Unlimited, Inc

    Show Director:

    Myra N Starnes

    January 30, 2022

    General Admission
    Purchase ticket online to receive $2.00 off the $12.00 regular admission fee.
    Show Day Tickets Purchased at the Door:
    $12.00 cash only
    Children: Age 12 & under are free. Ages 13 & up are required to purchase an adult ticket.

    VIP Bride Ticket ~ $45.00
    – 2 Tickets (Bride-to-be plus 1 Guest)
    – 12:30 Express Entry
    – VIP Bride Lounge
    – Wedding Showcase Tote

    Myrtle Beach’s Premiere Wedding Show
    As a show attendee, you’ll see the latest bridal fashions including; wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride gowns, flower girl dresses to tuxedos for the groom, father of the bride, father of the groom, best man, groomsmen, ushers and ring bearer, find the perfect wedding, reception and accommodation sites including venues for bridesmaids’ luncheon, rehearsal dinner and pre-wedding parties, taste delicious wedding cakes, sample delectable delights prepared by award-winning chefs, listen to music performed by talented musicians to the spinning talents of DJs, view photography and videography selections, select Save the Date cards, wedding invitations, napkins and programs, experience fabulous florals and decor, see rental equipment such as tents, tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, etc., discover the latest in bridal hair & makeup trends as well as various spas for “The Wedding Weekend of Beauty” or for a pre-wedding “Bachelorette/Bachelor Weekend” and for the grand exit from your wedding reception, limousines to limo buses!
    The Grand Strand encompasses approximately sixty miles of the South Carolina coast – beginning with Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Surfside, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island to Georgetown.
    Attending a bridal show can be very helpful in planning your wedding. You can meet and speak directly with many wedding professionals – all in one location! It can be a really enjoyable day for you and your wedding party, mother, and/or groom-to-be. Most bridal shows offer prizes and individual exhibitors may also give away prizes. Whether you are a local bride or a destination bride, attending The Wedding Showcase allows you to:
    Gather Information
    Talk with Wedding Professionals
    Compare Services and Prices
    Book Your Date Immediately
    Register for Prizes
    Taste and Experience delectable delights and Wedding Cakes
    See the Latest Fashions and Wedding Trends
    See unique ideas

    Tips for attending a bridal show:
    Be prepared to wait in line to register. Be patient! This is well worth it.
    Bring preprinted self-adhesive address labels if you have them. This will save you much time and allow you to sign up for anything you want very quickly.
    Bring a pen and print very clearly when registering for anything.
    Bring your checkbook if you want to actually book any services, or hold dates with a deposit. Be sure to check on refund policies before giving any money, and read the contract carefully before signing.
    Collect any information you are interested in – take it home to look over again when you have some quiet time.
    If you are out of town, send your mother or friend to register you for prizes and collect information on services you need.
    Be prepared to wear a “Bride-to-be” sticker to receive special attention from the vendors.
    It is nice if your fiancé attends with you IF he is interested. About 30% do attend, so he won’t be the only one there!
    Arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the fashion show time that you want to see. Seating is usually first come-first serve.