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Life Is Just a Breeze When You Fly A Kite

In spring, Myrtle Beach is the place to be if you love to fly a kite. Look up from the beach on a breezy day and you're bound to see colorful kites flying overhead and happy people holding onto the strings below.

Whether March comes in as a lion or a lamb, we head for the beach where the wind blowing off the ocean lifts the kites up, up and away. But Myrtle Beach is not alone in its love for kites.

All over the world, people are declaring March as National Kite Month. Still others are picking April as the month to celebrate. And, one site on the Web even declares that the “month" runs from March 21 to May 10. Go figure.

Declaring a special month to celebrate kites is just an indication of how much people all over the world use kites for work and play. Since kites were invented more than 2000 years ago in China, they have been used for everything from science and meteorology, to generating power. Some ingenious folks have even used them to pull sleds in winter and carriages when horses weren't available. In Myrtle Beach, we fly our kites for fun and relaxation, and the sheer joy of watching them soar across the Carolina blue sky.

If you're a kite enthusiast or just want to try your hand at kite flying, one of the best resources along the Grand Strand is Klig's Kites right in Broadway at the Beach. Klig's has been a fixture at Broadway for years, and it's so popular that it's currently undergoing a renovation that will make the store bigger and even better.

When the store reopens the first of March, stop by and experience a world of wonder. From single-line kites to dual and quad line kites, to kites that do loops, figure eights, dives and many other maneuvers, there are kites for all ages of kids and adults. And, while Klig's is known for its kites, it's also a great place to find flags, gags, windsocks, windchimes, mailbox covers, sports merchandise and much, much more!

Whether you choose to celebrate your kite month in March, April or May, start the festivities at Klig's Kites. Find your fun soaring high as you take to the sky with a kite.


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​Hooray For Hollywood! Catch Up On Movies As The Oscars Approach

It's that time of year when the stars come out to celebrate the movies and dazzle us as they walk the red carpet in their fashion forward best. Are you ready?

If you haven't had time to catch up on your movie viewing, why not make a special weekend of it? Spend Friday night, Saturday and a Sunday matinee catching the films you have on your personal, untapped list of “must sees.” You know what they are — those that captured your attention with their trailers, but that you never got around to seeing.

It's time to binge watch at the movies in preparation for the Oscars' broadcast Sunday night.

First stop is Carmike Cinema Broadway 17 which is overflowing with good new movies to choose from. From fun romps like Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zoolander 2, to Oscar nominees Brooklyn, Spotlight and The Revenant, there's a world of entertainment just inside the Carmike door — right after you pick up a big tub of popcorn and an ice cold drink.

For those who like their films big and bold, cruise on over to the BigD and immerse yourself in the full digital experience with Deadpool. Sit back in the large, comfortable seats and take in the action on a screen that's 82 feet wide and over 3 stories tall. Experience the latest in 7.1 surround sound and digital projection that place you right in the middle of the action.

It's Oscar weekend. Why not lose yourself in the fantasy and fun of films? After all, movies really are the stuff that dreams are made of.

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How Much Will Your Kids Love The KidzTime Festival?

Have your kids ever been to the KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach? If not, now is the time to take them. We guarantee they'll love it.

If they've been to the event before, it's likely that they already are asking you to take them again this year.

Several new activities have been added for 2016, including the Game Truck Party where kids can play various video games; pony rides from 5 Star Farms; and craft painting with Innovations Artists’ Emporium.

This is the 15th time we've hosted this family-friendly event which is free and open to the public. So, mark your calendar for Saturday, February 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and join us for the fun!

Thundering into the festival at 11:30 a.m. and staying until 3:30 p.m. is Marvel Comics Superhero THOR. His electrifying special visit (sponsored by Time Warner Cable) will give kids an opportunity to get up close and personal with the comic book and movie hero.

When not meeting THOR, children can participate in a variety of kid-friendly games and interactive activities. A stage inside a large, circus-style tent will be the place to see live performances provided by Broadway at the Beach and WBTW spokeskid, Lance Stevens; the Johnny Rockets dancers; and Ripley’s Aquarium's RUCKUS. There will even be a fashion show from Sparkles, featuring Mini Starz & The Character Company.

Again this year, Broadway is delivering five hours of rollicking, energy-burning fun, with mascot appearances, face painting, spin art, and even some sparkly nail painting. The popular petting zoo and trackless train rides are back, and there will also be a fire engine on display, along with spin-to-win wheels, and bouncy houses.

Join us in parking lot 17, located next to Pavilion Park West and WonderWorks, on the 21st Avenue North side of the property where you'll be able to check out more than 40 vendors located inside and outside our tent.

Click here for more information.

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​In The Mood For Love: Valentine's Day Specials At Broadway

Thinking about how you'll spend Valentine's Day with that special someone this year?

If you're looking for something unique and memorable, why not book a reservation at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach. For the third year, the Aquarium will be hosting its annual “Splash of Love Dinner.” For $79.99 plus tax per couple, you and your sweetheart can get a four-course dinner, admission to the aquarium, one long stem rose, and one drink ticket. Upgrade to the Tunnel of Love for $89.99 plus tax per couple, and you'll get all that, plus a box of chocolates and be entertained by strolling musicians. This annual dinner is so popular that Ripley's Aquarium is holding it on two nights this year: February 13 and 14 (both nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Reservations are required. Call 843-916-0888, ext. 3272 for details.

With Valentine's Day landing on a weekend, Joe's Crab Shack has also decided to celebrate it over two days, February 13 and 14. On Saturday, they're serving a Lobster Daddy special for $34.99 — a great deal for a whole Maine lobster and snow crab, served with corn and potatoes. On Sunday, the Beantown Bake special will be just $45.99 and that actually includes two whole Maine lobsters, one pound of clams, six shrimp and smoked sausage, served with corn and potatoes. Yum!

Why not make it dinner and a show with Date Night at Legends In Concert (Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14)? Save 20% off regular ticket prices or go for that special VIP seating for just $80 plus tax per couple. On those nights, tribute artists will be performing as Barry White, The Blues Brothers™, Taylor Swift, George Strait and Elvis Presley. Call 843-238-7827 and ask for code PBV to learn more.

If Valentine's Day celebrations aren't your thing, you'll want to check out Hard Rock Cafe's A “Non-Valentine's Special” on Saturday, February 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight. You can meet old friends and new, mingle a bit, and rock out with DJ Jesse. There's no cover charge, but there will be food and drink specials, giveaways and a chance to win a two night Myrtle Beach staycation.

Plan to stay in and celebrate Valentine's Day? Broadway at the Beach is a great place to find romantic or casual gift items.

Sweets for your sweet can be found at The Fudgery, which has Fudge Truffle Decadence™ Cake & Truffles Are Forever™ Cupcakes specially made for a Valentine's celebration. A limited number are available in the store or you can order in advance by calling 843-626-7801.

Gift baskets and beautiful personalized etched glasses can be found specially priced at Crabby Jack's & Crabby Jill's General Stores. From “Kiss The Cook” gifts at the Paula Deen Store, to Brighton Totes and more at Gemini Boutique, to the PANDORA® Valentine's Day Gift Set at The Mole Hole, to the fashion jewelry at SC Jewelers, there's a lot to choose from. There's even a special offer on the Candy Heart Message 16 ounce tumbler at Tervis.

And, last but not least, what do you give someone who has everything? If your sweetheart loves summer, sunning and lazy rivers, check out the 2016 Myrtle Waves Water Park Season Pass.Through February 14, the pass goes for $42.99 — the lowest price available on MyrtleWaves.com. So why not also get one for yourself and keep that loving feeling going throughout the summer?

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Big Changes Are Coming To Broadway!

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When it opened in 1995, Broadway at the Beach brought a new kind of shopping, dining and entertainment experience to the Carolina coast. Modeled after some of the nation's best entertainment districts at that time, it rapidly became a popular gathering place for locals, and soon was attracting 14 million tourists a year. Today, it's the number one tourist destination in all of South Carolina.

After 20 years, Broadway is getting a facelift. Just this week, our parent company, Burroughs & Chapin, pulled back the curtain to reveal the first step of a planned multiyear transformation of Broadway. First up: our entertainment and nightlife section which is currently known as Celebrity Square.

Our newly-designed entertainment area will have a mix of great national brands, up-and-coming concepts, and favorites that appeal to the whole family. Everything, including our common areas, will reflect a new overall theme.

Here are some of the exciting things we have coming up:

Dave & Buster's recently signed a lease with Burroughs & Chapin to add a Dave & Buster's location at Broadway at the Beach. Known as the only place where you can eat, drink, play, and watch sports, Dave & Buster’s is all about entertaining the guest, delivering the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports viewing, and extraordinary food and drinks.

Hard Rock Café Myrtle Beach is moving to an interior, corner location that will be the new entryway to our redesigned entertainment and nightlife area. In its new location, Hard Rock will be able to seat 528 guests, feature private event space, patio seating, and a live music stage. Music memorabilia from new and legendary artists will still be on display and the Rock Shop will be loaded with souvenir goodies.

The operators of Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Enso Asian Bar & Sushi in Charlotte, N.C., are opening a new culinary and craft beer experience — American Tap House. This will be a chef-driven American gastropub dedicated to the art of fine food and beer. Look for it to have 40 regional and local American craft beers on tap, as well as unique craft food inspired by American comfort food with a southern twist.

Celebrations Nitelife is introducing a new nightlife experience unlike any other in the area. OZ is set to open this spring, and each night, it will have a different themed look, feel and design. You'll see it transform right before your eyes. One time you'll be looking at the lights of Paris and the next, the rings of Saturn. Expect it to be a true out-of-this-world experience.

But what about some other favorites? Broadway Louie's, also part of Celebrations Nitelife, recently moved to a new corner location near the comedy club. Stop by to enjoy its new full-food menu and outside patio bar. The award-winning Broadway Jake's All Star Karaoke is still going strong each night.

As for Malibu's Surf Bar, Crocodile Rocks, Original Shucker's Raw Bar and Carolina Comedy Club — you'll still be able to find them where they've always been!

Changes are just beginning for Broadway. So stop by and check them out!

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