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Retro Active is Celebrating Sweet Sixteen with Rock & Roller

They'll be giveaways, they'll be cake and there will be Ron Keel!

Retro Active, Broadway at the Beach's premier shop featuring the best of the 70s, 80s and 90s music, movies and more is turning 16 on Saturday, July 31st.

Before we fast forward to the celebration, Retro Active's Owner rewinds us back to the beginning of how the rock shop came to be. ""The idea of the store began forming back in 2004 when Motley Crue reunited and went on tour. I wished that I still had all the shirts I had bought at the shows back in the 80s (and paid $8-$10 for!!). I began looking around for stores to buy a Motley Crue shirt...there just weren't any. From music shirts, we expanded on the idea to include all those cool things we had in the 80s, along with the TV shows and the awesome movies. On January 1, 2005, I got laid off from the job I moved here for and decided that now was the perfect time to make the dream a reality. We opened May 2, 2005."

Now years later, Retro Active welcomes multi-million-selling singer, musician, songwriter and performer, Ron Keel for its sweet 16 celebration. The rocker has toured with icons like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Aerosmith and many more! From Noon – 3pm and then again from 6pm – 8pm, on July 31st, the multi-talented artist will be performing acoustic sets, signing autographs, taking pictures and even raffling off an autographed air guitar.

In addition to celebrating the BIG day with Ron Keel, fans can enjoy cake, raffles and rock, plus tastings of Gene Simmons Money Bags Soda and more.

So for the love of music, movies, memorabilia and memories, be sure to visit Retro Active and don't forget to stop by for their Sweet 16 on Saturday, July 31st celebrating another year of rock and roll at Broadway at the Beach!

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Great American Summer Nights Begins at Broadway at the Beach

The temperatures are rising and so is our excitement for the annual Great American Summer Nights entertainment series at Broadway at the Beach! Now through September 5th, you can dance, sing and take in the fun of entertainers and performers with the entire family!

A family favorite is once again returning for his eighth year, Mr. Nigel! Mr. Nigel will feature a Dance Party in Center Court, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Then on Tuesday and Thursday, he'll take his dance party on the go as he strolls the property dancing, singing and spreading those good summer vibes!

Also strolling and spreading those #SummerVibes, costumed stilt walkers and comedic strolling duos from Over the Moon Productions will entertain guests nightly from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Late night crowds can take in the bright sights every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evening beginning at 9 p.m. with Over the Moon's LED Dancers as they parade the walkways of Broadway.

Great American Summer Nights will also provide a little acoustic entertainment this year with local vocalist, Shelly Sasser singing today's hits and yesterday's classics. Bringing along her guitar, Shelley will perform near The Simpsons 4D and Broadway Theater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And every night of the week in Center Court, your kiddo's favorite characters will be in Center Court from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. So snap a pic and keep a memory!

And perhaps most exciting of all, after a 17 month long hiatus, our Fireworks Extravaganzas return at 10 p.m. every Tuesday night, through August 31, and every Friday night, June 18 through August 13. In addition, we will light up the sky with a special 4th of July show on Sunday, July 4, and will round out the summer season with a Labor Day weekend fireworks show on Sunday, September 5!

From nightly entertainment to weekly fireworks extravaganzas the nights are full of excitement and fun this at Broadway at the Beach!

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We’re Ready To Light Up The Sky Again at Broadway at the Beach

The ooohhhs, the aaahhhs… the bright sparkles… the music and the memories… you've asked, we can now answer… ladies and gentlemen, fireworks are returning this summer to Broadway at the Beach!

High flying fireworks create a perfect ending to a day spent at Broadway. After dinner, while sipping on a pineapple drink, enjoying a cone of your favorite ice cream or while snacking on freshly popped kettle corn, take in the sights and sounds as we light up the sky above Lake Broadway. You can see the fireworks from anywhere within the interior of Broadway, but if you time it right, there are a few prime viewing areas perfect for capturing the moment with photos or video.

Here's a few of our picks: Check them out while riding the Broadway 360 in Pavilion Park next to WonderWorks. You can also have an elevated view while dining outside on the second level of Hard Rock Café or get a window seat while eating dinner at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen! But remember, timing is key!

Hitting the skies at 10pm every Tuesday beginning June 8th and then on Fridays beginning June 18th, fireworks take family vacations, date nights or those much needed girl or guy nights out to a higher level of entertainment. Plus, you don't want to miss our special patriotic show on the 4th of July! But it's not just June, July and August when colors dance across the sky, check out the complete schedule here. Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend and New Year's, we got you covered! (Weather permitted, of course!)

So after a year hiatus, we are looking forward to lighting up the skies above Broadway at the Beach once again! For our guests, whether it's the little one looking up in wonderment after climbing on top of dad's shoulders, stealing a sweet romantic kiss with your beloved, or you're taking a selfie with your crew on The Avenue, you can make magical memories with the return of fireworks this year at Broadway at the Beach!

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Celebrate the 20th Annual KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Special Events

It's twenty years of laughter… 20 years of games… 20 years of entertainment and 20 years of fun! Our annual KidzTime Festival has officially entered it's twenties with a new date and new location at Broadway at the Beach! On Saturday, March 20th, we are bringing the excitement to the interior of Broadway with activities, entertainers and more located in socially distanced areas including Center Court, over the bridge to The Avenue and in Heroes Harbor!

From a strolling dance party to special guests and visitors, your little ones can boogie, groove and take snapshots with some of their favorite characters including Mr. Nigel and the Easter Bunny! If singing along with the family or taking a selfie with spring's special cottontail is your thing, KidzTime Festival will be the place you want to be.

Sponsored by Broadway Grand Prix, this outdoor event will feature socially distanced kid-friendly vendors, giveaways and more all nestled in between Broadway's already sprawling area of fabulous shopping, delicious restaurants, light bites and fun-filled attractions!

In addition to all the fun, we are once again partnering with our friends and local charity, Help 4 Kids who will be collecting much needed items for their Backpack Buddies program! Just bring non-perishable items and you can help feed kids right here in our area! The tradition of excitement and helping others continues and we are here for it!

If you're looking forward to KidzTime Festival as much as we are or if you're interested in joining us as we mark 20 years, please check out our Facebook page! Until then, mark your calendar and we'll see you on Saturday, March 20th from noon to 4 pm for the KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach!

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Experience Holiday Cheer & More this Season at Broadway at the Beach

Ahhh…the holiday season, time spent with family and friends while making life long memories. And while things may look a little different this year, there are still plenty of holiday activities to get you in the spirit and experience in a safe, responsible and welcoming environment at Broadway at the Beach!

Merry & Magical Musical Light Show Featuring the Broadway 46' Christmas Tree & Holiday Photo Ops

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We invite you and your family to experience the music and lights of our 46' spectacular Christmas tree in Center Court. From 4pm to close daily enjoy a merry & magical musical light show every 30-minutes.

Plus, enjoy the various holiday themed décor stops around the property and be sure to snap a pic and share by tagging Broadway at the Beach and using #broadwayatthebeach in your posts!

Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to Broadway at the Beach!

Enjoy the magic of the holidays with a unique, outdoor Santa experience this year at Broadway at the Beach! The Santa Experience will take place on the Heroes Harbor stage, near the Holiday House and Margaritaville. There will be plenty of room and the appropriate safety protocols will be in place.

Visit with Santa and his friends every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 27th through December 20th! Plus enjoy a SPECIAL visit on Christmas Eve! All dates & times are weather permitting.

  • Every Friday, 5pm to 7pm (November 27th, December 4th, December 11th & December 18th)
  • Every Saturday, 1pm to 4pm (November 28th, December 5th, December 12th & December 19th)
  • Every Sunday, 1pm to 4pm (November 29th, December 6th, December 13th & December 20th)
  • Christmas Eve, 1pm to 4pm (December 24th)
  • In addition, some of Santa's friends will also be hanging out in Center Court near the musical tree of lights, every Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 4pm, November 28th through December 20th, weather permitting.

    Ripley's Aquarium's Festival of Trees

    Tis the season for holiday fun at Ripley's Aquarium with the annual Festival of Trees, with over 50 trees decorated and set against the backdrop of Ripley's colorful and mesmerizing aquatic galleries. As you stroll the Aquarium, be on the lookout for your state's tree, that's right, there is a tree decorated for each state in the United States of America!

    From the lights to the bows and trees, Ripley's Aquarium has been transformed into a winter wonderland for all guests to enjoy! The Festival of Trees is included with admission in now through the end of December.

    The Holidays Rock at Hard Rock Café

    Home of the giant spinning guitar, Hard Rock Café is definitely getting in the spirit with a full calendar of holiday events now through Christmas! From a Friendsgiving event on Wednesday, November 25th that includes two special Thanksgiving themed episodes of F-R-I-E-N-D-S plus trivia to breakfast dates with The Grinch and Santa Claus, you are sure to have a rocking good time throughout the season! Check out their complete calendar of events by visiting the Hard Rock Café Facebook page.

    Milk Chocolate Santa Giveaway at Kilwins

    Now through December 5th, Kilwins invites you to join them in helping our friends at Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach! For the 2nd year in a row, Kilwins has partnered with Helping Hand to raffle a 22 pound, 3 foot, milk chocolate Santa, WOW! Tickets are available at Kilwins and are $5 each. 100% of the proceeds will go to Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach and the drawing will take place on December 5th!

    Long Bay Theatre Presents Ring Them Bells!

    It's time to RING THEM BELLS! with Long Bay Theatre at Broadway at the Beach!

    Join Long Bay Theatre for this holiday cabaret featuring some of your favorite songs of the season in our and filled with good cheer and great fun!

    Show opens on Friday, December 4th and takes place in the building across from Dave & Buster's on The Avenue. For more details, including ticket information, visit the Long Bay Theatre website.

    There's a whole lot to see and a whole lot to do this holiday season at Broadway at the Beach and the shopping, did we mention the shopping?

    Many of the unique shops and retail stores are locally owned and operated. From Gemini Boutique, featuring Alex and Ani, TOMS Shoes, Vera Bradley and more. And The Mole Hole with PANDORA, Swarovski, handmade clocks and other unique brands, to Sparkles with everything for girls, Bijuju with your favorite accessories, Retro Active, Klig's Kites, The Tinder Box and many, many more! Shop local, shop Broadway all while enjoying a memorable experience filled with fun, lights and holiday sights!

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