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Love Halloween? Broadway Is Halloween Central!

Looking forward to Halloween? Do you enjoy coming up with a bewitching costume each year and seeing if you can top your friends? Or do you just like the fun of seeing others reveling in the hocus pocus of make-believe garb?

If so, you won't want to miss the spooktacular festivities at Broadway at the Beach.

We'll be lighting up the skies with bewitching Fireworks Extravaganzas on both October 25 and October 31 at 8pm. But those magical displays are just part of our enchanting celebration!

Make a reservation soon if you want to take your littlest masqueraders to the coolest kid's Halloween party in Myrtle Beach. On October 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe is hosting the "Meet The ROXTARS Costume Parade & Party" for kids 10 and younger — and parents can also get in on the fun. The kiddie parade starts sharply at 11 a.m., and winners will be chosen for Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume, Prettiest Costume and Overall Best Costume. Each winning child will receive a prize package valued at $100. Parents who come as sharp-dressed men or rock divas can compete for an additional prize in the Best Parent/Child Rock Star Duo category. Free stuff includes ROXTAR activity books and up to 2 kid's meals free with the purchase of an adult entree. Best of all, your little rock stars will get to hang with the coolest crew around — the Hard Rock ROXTARS.

If junior needs a nap, it will have to be between 1 and 3 p.m. because you won't want to vanish before heading to the Ripley's Aquarium Boo-quarium Bash. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., families will be dressing to impress and enjoying trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow building, crafts, a scavenger hunt and more. Don't miss special guests "Live Birds of Prey from Cape Fear Raptor Center," or the parade and costume contest. It's all beguilingly free with regular aquarium admission.

When the sun sets that night, disguised adults will be spiriting their way to the largest costume contest in South Carolina. It's the annual Nightmare in the Square Costume Contest & Party in Celebrity Square starting at 8 p.m. There will be hauntingly live music from DJ Barry and a wicked costume contest later in the night. Cash prizes range from $500 to $2,000, and everyone in costume gets free admission to Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Malibu's Surf Bar, Rodeo Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz & Broadway Louie's.

Fast forward to October 30 at 8 p.m., and head to Malibu's Surf Bar Costume Contest. Admission is free if you're in costume and there will be a monstrous $1,500 in cash and prizes. Sign up in advance in person or by phone at 843-444-3500 by October 24th.

On Halloween night (October 31) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Broadway will belong to little ghosts and goblins when we hold our annual Halloween Trick Or Treat. Our fun and safe location is the perfect environment for little mermaids, Ninja Turtles and superheroes to cruise for goodies. Participating merchants are looking forward to hosting and will have little surprises for all those in costume.

Rounding out the Halloween festivities, costumed adults can wrap up their week at Wet Willie's where the Wicked Willie's Halloween Bash will be held October 31st. There's a fangtastic costume contest from 10 p.m. to midnight with a $250 cash prize, plus 2nd place receives a $50 gift card and 3rd place a $25 gift card. Special drink prices and the "Candy Apple Willie's Brew" Halloween daiquiris are sure to keep this party going.

Come join the spell-binding, bonanza of fun. There's something for everyone at Broadway at the Beach this Halloween!

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How To Make Your Little Girl’s Dreams Come True

How much would it mean to your little girl to be transformed into a princess, mermaid, or her favorite pop star? To receive a diva-style makeover complete with a glamorous hairstyle? To be clothed in a fabulous outfit complimented by her own personalized jewelry? To see her dreamy games of pretend taken to another level of delight and fun?

What would it mean to you to be able to give your daughter, grand-daughter or niece these kinds of unforgettable experiences right here in Myrtle Beach?

It's possible and affordable at Sparkles inside Broadway at the Beach. This shop is filled with just the sort of girlie stuff that makes dreams of being a princess or little mermaid come true. Imagination and reality merge here as beautiful boutique clothing, glitter and "Star Makeover Stations" are combined to change little girls into mirror images of their favorite superstars or heroines.

A Sparkles dream session starts with a makeover that includes a new hair style. There's a makeup session featuring eye shadow, lip gloss, sparkly nail painting, and even a souvenir makeup compact.

Special Sparkles drawstring backpacks are on hand to be filled with your little girl's choice of necklaces, bracelets, rings, or accessories like a crown, boa, sunglasses, or even a hair extension. And, if your diva fancies herself a future rock star, she can select a microphone, take to the Sparkles stage, and break into song!

For a special girl's day out, Sparkles has affordable party packages so that your little hostess can bring along her best friends. Birthday party packages even include something special for the girl of honor.

Discover a magical realm where girls rule. Sparkles is a special wonderland dedicated to making little girls' dreams come true.

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Five Fun Facts About Cheeseburgers

September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day when all who love the delicious beef patty topped with cheese celebrate one of the world's greatest culinary inventions.

At Broadway at the Beach, many of our restaurants are known for serving delicious burgers with any number of wonderful accompaniments from cheeses like swiss, blue and American, to bacon, tomato, fried onions and more. Some, like Johnny Rockets, even serve burgers up with a song and a dance.

Today, as we celebrate, we hope these five fun facts about cheeseburgers will get your mouth watering for your next burger delight.

Three different states claim to be the birthplace of the cheeseburger. California says Lionel Sternberger was working in his father's Pasadena sandwich shop in 1928 when he experimented with dropping a slice of American cheese on a beef patty —and the cheeseburger was born. But Kentucky claims a Louisville restaurant called Kaelin's invented the cheeseburger in 1934. And Colorado says that the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver invented the cheeseburger in 1935, and has both a 1944 court order and a trademark to prove it.

A cheeseburger can be really, really big. Minnesota may not have been the state that launched the cheeseburger craze, but it holds the world's record for the BIGGEST cheeseburger. In 2012, a casino there served up a 2,014-pound bacon cheeseburger that was 10 feet in diameter.

Cheeseburgers can get pretty pricey. Some cheeseburgers cost way more than a great steak. In New York, $295 will get you a "Burger Extravagant" with black truffles, cheddar cheese, a fried quail egg, caviar and more served on a gold-dusted roll. For $666, a food truck serves up sarcasm with its pricey cheeseburger made of Kobe beef wrapped in gold leaf and topped with foie gras, lobster, truffles and gruyere cheese melted with champagne steam.

Cheeseheads celebrate the cheeseburger too. Wisconsin is a state where its citizens proudly call themselves "cheeseheads" and wear foam cheese wedges on their heads at football games. It's also home base for the Cheese & Burger Society which celebrates the burger and its topping, shares recipes, and provides facts about the cheeses we love to put on them.

The cheeseburger is so awesome that it has its own song. "Cheeseburger in Paradise" was written by Jimmy Buffett after a long time at sea on his first boat. Provisions were running low and night after night, Jimmy kept dreaming about a cheeseburger. He eventually came upon a marina on the island of Tortola that just happened to have a cheeseburger on its bar menu. Today, Jimmy continues to show his love for the food by serving up great burgers at his restaurant, Margaritaville, right in Broadway at the Beach.

Now that you have the facts, isn't it time you headed out to your favorite Broadway restaurant to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day?

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Fall Means Festivals, Food & Fun At Broadway

Summer's in our rear-view mirror, and now it's time to look ahead to fall. Broadway at the Beach is gearing up for a month-long roster of festivals, food and fun throughout October.

Car connoisseurs race to Broadway in October to enjoy great car shows. On October 4, the PT Cruisers "Return To The Beach" for the 15th year to put their collection of specially-designed beauties on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That same day, the 4th annual Coastal Carolina Mustang Stampede & Classic Ford Car Show has awesome automobiles, an on-site DJ, food and games from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cruisin' The Beach Car Show revs up at 8 a.m. on October 16 and keeps its motor running through October 18. This show is open to all vehicles from hot rods to cool convertibles, and trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. on the final day. In between, spectators can check out the vehicles, feast on foods, find awesome tee shirts, and get a chance to win prizes.

One of the high points of Myrtle Beach's fall season is the Sons of Italy Festa Italiana (October 11-12). Abundanza is the word for this Italian festival where everything from authentic Neapolitan-style pizza pies to meatball sandwiches and homemade italian desserts will be available. Continuous entertainment, arts & crafts, free face painting for the kids, and even a spaghetti eating contest are planned.

In addition to fun, there's fund-raising also going on during October. The 4th Annual Myrtle Beach Out of the Darkness Community Walk (October 11) presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The American Heart Association's 2014 Waccamaw Heart Walk (October 18) and Grand Strand Humane Society's Walk for the Animals (October 26) will also be coming to Broadway.

As Halloween closes in, Broadway at the Beach hosts the largest costume contest in South Carolina, Nightmare in the Square Adult Halloween Costume Contest & Party starting at 8:00 p.m. with DJ Barry!

The month wraps up on October 31 with Broadway's annual Trick or Treat. From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., our shops will have the welcome mat out for little ghosts and goblins who trick or treat in our fun and safe environment. To close out the evening, the autumn sky will light up at 8 p.m. with some brilliant fireworks.

With all these activities, it's easy to fall in love with October at Broadway at the Beach.

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Three Great Myrtle Beach Sports Bars For Football Fans

Are you ready for some football?

While it's fun to head to the stadium and catch the game live from the 50-yard line, that's not always in the cards. So what's the next best thing to being in a stadium cheering on your favorite football team? It's the camaraderie and excitement of a sports bar, where you can see all the game action on giant screens, and enjoy the company of excited fans who love the game as much as you do.

A sports bar offers the next best thing to that perfect game day at the stadium: Suit up in your favorite team's jersey. Get settled in and order up a heaping plate of nachos. Grab hold of a generous helping of hot wings. Sip on an ice-cold drink, and get ready for kick off!

But where can you find a great sports bar experience in Myrtle Beach? Three of the area's top sports bars are right in the middle of the action at Broadway at the Beach.

There's not a bad seat in the house at Broadway Louie's, one of the largest sports bars along the Grand Strand. It's where you'll find a 25-foot jumbo screen that puts you in the middle of the action, plus four additional giant television screens and 35 smaller ones that let you keep on top of several games at once. Specials on food and drink make it easy to keep your game face on for college and NFL action.

Broadway Louie's is the place to go for NCAA college football Saturdays, NFL Sunday Ticket, Monday Night Football, and NFL Network Thursday. There's even Monday Night Football NFL Trivia and NFL Bingo.

Then there's the unique atmosphere of Chuck & Duck's Sports Grill. Fifty 50-inch high definition LED TVs ensure that you won't miss one minute of that much-anticipated game. A jumbo-screened wall with nine 50″ TVs is used separately to watch nine sporting events at once or turned into a jumbo display to showcase one big special event. The fun even spills out onto two patios outfitted with big-screen TVs. On crisp fall nights, it's fun to join other fans relaxing around a fire pit and watching games on the outdoor TV screens. Monday through Friday, Chuck & Duck's is one of the area's most popular spots for Happy Hour, which they host from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Only in Myrtle Beach would a raw bar also be a great sports bar. The Original Shucker's Raw Bar built its reputation on fresh raw oysters, fried Oreos, awesome appetizers, great sandwiches, and hearty dinners. Voted "Best Raw Bar" by Myrtle Beach locals, it's also well-equipped for sports fans looking to catch their favorite game.

Two big-screen projectors and 30 flat screen televisions carry NFL games, College Game Day, and ESPN 360. But Shuckers isn't just for spectators. This is a place where you can watch a game and enjoy some in-your-face action yourself. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, darts, Golden Tee, Pin Ball, and even Shuffleboard.

At Shuckers every day deserves its own Happy Hour. Specials are offered from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on oysters, shrimp, mussels, and wings. Plus, there are discount prices on all beers and house drinks.

Next time you're looking for a great game experience and your team is playing out of town, why not test drive a sports bar. It's the next best thing to being in a stadium seat.

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