The shortest month of the year isn’t short on fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. In fact, because 2020 is a leap year, February has an extra day for Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort guests to experience all the fun events, festivals, concerts, sporting events and other entertainment Myrtle Beach has to offer during the month.
Once considered the offseason in the seaside town of Myrtle Beach, February now signals the start of a vibrant spring social scene that goes on regardless of whether or not that furry little critter sees his shadow on Groundhogs Day. Ignore that phony forecast and make your plans around these popular events in February:
Feb. 1, Fifth Annual Ice Breaker Race, Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway has hosted generations of big names in NASCAR, like the Pettys, Allisons and Earnhardts. Now fans can see the future stars of short-track racing in action on the half-mile bullring. The annual season opener features five divisions in action, highlighted by the 125-lap NASCAR Late Models and the 50-lap Super Trucks. A pre-race meet-and-greet session with the drivers starts at noon, with the green flag waving at 2 p.m.
Feb. 3, “The Simon & Garfunkel Story”, Alabama Theatre
The musical duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed a soundtrack for a generation of Americans who lived through the turbulent 1960s and ’70s with such hits as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “The Sound of Silence”. This touring show stops for one night with a multi-media presentation of vintage video clips and a full band on stage.
Feb. 8, Full Moon Bonfire Saturday, La Belle Amie Vineyard
A full moon, a roaring fire and a bottle of wine. If it sounds romantic, that’s because it is every time this Little River winery hosts its winter bonfire parties. Held on the scenic La Belle Amie farm property with live music and great food and drink, the festival allows patrons to snuggle by the fire and watch the full moon rise.
Feb. 8-9, 28th Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show, Fantasy Harbour
The lost arts of philately and deltiology (stamp and postcard collecting) are on full display at this nostalgic event. Featuring exhibits of rare stamps pre-dating Colonial America and postcards from around the world, the show also has appraisers on hand at the Riverwalk Inn to answer questions about your collection.
Feb. 9, Diabetes 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, Market Common
Lace up your sneakers for a worthy cause at this fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Participants run or walk the streets of Market Common along a scenic route through the heart of the shopping district. Grand Park is the site of the start/finish line and post-race festivities, including awards and t-shirts. The starting gun fires at 2 p.m.
Feb. 14, Romance in the Gardens, Brookgreen Gardens
Considering renewing your wedding vows? What better way to say “I do” all over again than by spending Valentine’s Day with your partner in the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens? The 9,000-plus botanical sculpture garden is hosting an unofficial, nondenominational ceremony (married couples only) in the lovely Oak Allee at 3 p.m. Couples receive photos, a bouquet and a champagne and cake reception.
Feb. 16, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Tribute Show, Alabama Theatre
As the kings of the Las Vegas lounge act used to say, the show must go on – and it does for one night only in North Myrtle Beach. This classic comedy duo is portrayed by touring tribute artists who perform some of Lewis and Martin’s most memorable scenes from the silver screen and routines from their Rat Pack days. Showtime is 7 p.m.
Feb. 21, Queensryche, House of Blues
The Grammy Award-nominated rock band Queensryche makes a tour stop at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, a show that is sure to sell out at the intimate concert hall. Boasting 1990s hits like “Silent Lucidity,” “Jet City Woman,” and “I Don’t Believe in Love,” Queensryche has a hard-corps following gleaned from over three decades of work.
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Feb. 23, Russian National Ballet’s “Swan Lake,” The Carolina Opry
Dance-lovers can’t afford to miss out on this one-night-only performance by the internationally acclaimed Russian National Ballet. Consisting of more than 50 dancers hailing from the former Soviet Union, the touring company delivers its award-winning rendition of “Swan Lake” in one of its most intimate venues. The show starts at 6 p.m.
Feb. 29, 12th Annual Broadway Concert, Myrtle Beach HS Performing Arts Center
The local Long Bay Symphony and Myrtle Beach Rotary Club present this popular annual event, bringing in Broadway and off-Broadway talent to enlighten those far from the bright lights of New York City. The modern Myrtle Beach High Performing Arts Center provides a nice venue for the musical stylings that cross generational lines.
February is the perfect time for a beach getaway at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort to experience all the on-site amenities as well as all the action around town. Book your travel plans for February and experience all the fun.
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