Every year around this time Valentine’s Day makes an appearance. What used to be a holiday for lovers has turned into so much more than that. These days everyone celebrates the holiday and anyone can be your Valentine. This year, don’t spend the holiday sitting around. Go over and beyond that box of candy and flowers. Check out the following events going on in the area and you’ll take this year’s Valentine’s Day over the top no matter who you're spending it with!
If you and your valentine are runners you will want to be part of the 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon taking place at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. In fact, there's a whole lot going on the entire weekend so be sure to check out their site.
Bring your special someone to the 2nd Annual Splash of Love at Ripley’s Aquarium for a fabulous 4-course dinner, admission to the aquarium, one long stem rose, and one drink ticket for the bar between 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Catch a concert and dinner this Valentine's Day at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. They're offering a three-course dinner and with a ticket to the KISS Army Concert for just $35/person. Call (843) 272-3000 early for reservations. The dinner menu includes your choice of lobster bisque or Arugula and Endive Salad; Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus, Gulf Coast Red Snapper with Crab meat, Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast or Adobo rubbed Pork Chop followed by Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert.
Make your reservations for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise aboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat this Valentine's Day. Cruise along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. The package will offer a delicious dinner buffet, live music and great views. The cost is $43/adults and $30/child ages 2 to 12. The dinner cruise will take place at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14 at the Barefoot Landing Marina. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. Upgrade to the Riverboat Romance package for $18 to surprise your date with a single rose. Admira's Amore is $43 and includes a rose and one bottle of house wine. Call 843-272-6796 now for reservations as spots fill quickly.
Strings fans, rejoice! Famous Japanese fiddler and violinist, Shoji Tabuchi, will perform live at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at the Alabama Theatre. Southern Living described it as a "must-see-show" and "utterly charming." Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable date night! Tickets start at $34.95. Purchase tickets online here.
Cupid's Comedy Capers, an improv show about relationships and love at will perform on Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Theater. The cast of Carolina Improv Company will perform their comedy acts based on audience suggestions on relationships, dating, marriage and more. It's the perfect spot for date night and even for the single folks on Valentine's Day! Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online here. The show is for ages 18 and up. Uptown Theatre is located at the Myrtle Beach Mall and is a great place for date night, ladies’ night out or just plain fun.