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Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival

By Rachel Dombrowski Follow me on Google+

An exciting event is making its way to Myrtle Beach again this year: The Saltwater Highland Games and Heritage Festival! The inaugural highland games and festival will saunter into Myrtle Beach clad in tartans and bagpipes on March 24th and 25th.

Event Details:
Where: North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
When: March 24th & March 25th – The Highland Games – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Always held the weekend following St. Patrick's Day, the Festival is full of activities that offer something for everyone and include Athletic Competitions, Clan Village, Celtic Marketplace, Scottish Whisky Tastings, Kid's Glen, Live Music & Entertainment, and many other exciting events.

 

Highland Games

The games, also called Heavy Athletics, will be demonstrated by professional men and women athletes. Some of the athletics performed will be: hammer throw, weight throw, and the caber toss. There will also be an area known as The Patron Games, where spectators can try their hand at “heavy athletics”. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes as well! You will be treated to a variety of music from several regional bagpipe bands!

New events this year include: a 5k Run, Quidditch Tournament, and Junior Athletic Competition for ages 13-15 and 16-18.

The festival is a fantastic event to take the whole family to, and you likely haven’t experienced a festival this unique in some time!

 

Where To Stay

Ocean Creek is a rather unique Myrtle Beach resort with an expansive layout and several accommodation options. The resort provides gated security for access to the grounds and several stunning amenities, including multiple pools facilities and seasonal on-site dining. Check out their awesome spring specials!

Beach Cove Resort offers one, two, and three bedroom condo options, and each unit at Beach Cove resort is situated oceanfront, providing spectacular views of the beach. Beach Cove also offers several generous amenities, including the famous tropical pool deck and the recently added Town Center, which features an exciting new arcade and a full restaurant and bar area. Book your room now to save!

Put a spring in your step and join us for this timeless and family friendly festival!

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