Free American Red Cross Heartsaver CPR and AED Course

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department invites you to participate in a FREE Heartsaver CPR and AED course through the American Heart Association on the following dates:

DATES: July 17th, 18th, 21st...
TIME: 9am-1pm
LOCATION: J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road

DATE: July 17th
TIME: 6pm-9:30pm
LOCATION: North Myrtle Beach Fire Station #1, Second Avenue South, across from City Hall

This course is free to the general public. Participants who also wish to receive a certification card will pay a $5 administrative fee on the day of the class. (Cash or Check made out to: GSMC)

Each class is limited to 18 participants so register in advance.

Anyone interested in attending one of the sessions should contact Lt. Nathan Marker either by email at or (843) 281-3705.

Enjoy Free 4th of July Fireworks Display at the Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy a great half-hour of FREE professional fireworks launched from the Cherry Grove Pier on July 4th, 9:30pm-10:00pm.

The fireworks do start at 9:30pmsharp, so be sure to get there in plenty of time. Expect a large crowd and expect traffic delays entering and exiting the Cherry Grove area.

This annual event is a partnership between the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Myrtle Beach.

"Saltwater Highland Games" Moves to North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

The 3rd Annual Saltwater Highland Games, formerly known as The Myrtle Beach Highland Games, will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex March 23-25, 2018.

During two years at its former location, additional elements were added to grow the event, requiring a move to a larger venue and a name change for 2018. Event organizers determined that the expansive North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is the ideal location for the 3rd Annual Saltwater Highland Games and the many new opportunities it offers.

“We’re excited to welcome the 3rd Annual Saltwater Highland Games to the city of North Myrtle Beach,” said North Myrtle Beach Superintendent of Recreation & Sports Tourism Matt Gibbons. “This event’s record of drawing visitors from 26 states and 5 countries in 2017 will greatly benefit North Myrtle Beach and, ultimately, everyone along the Grand Strand.”

The Saltwater Highland Games is popular throughout the Carolinas and is renowned for its outstanding entertainment, top Celtic musicians, professional athletes, and champion Bagpipe Bands from throughout the Southeast. An exciting array of food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and other Celtic Nations will be available for purchase.

“We are excited to be working with the City of North Myrtle Beach and its staff in continuing to grow one of the Grand Strand’s premier events,” said Saltwater Highland Games Executive Director Todd Cartner. “The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is beautiful and we feel our attendees will be blown away by the new additions we will be able to bring to our event.”

Among the new opportunities to be added to the3rd Annual Saltwater Highland Games are a 5K Run, a Quidditch Tournament, and a Junior Athletic Competition for ages 13-15 and 16-18.

For more information     


Todd Cartner, Executive Director / 843-492-0515 /
Tina McCrackin, NMB Director Special Events/Programs /  

47 Graduate From North Myrtle Beach Junior Lifeguard Summer Program

On June 22, 47 people graduated from the North Myrtle Beach Junior Lifeguard summer program.
Now in its seventh year, the program is geared toward people ages 10-15 who enjoy the beach and ocean, and who want to develop ocean lifeguard skills. For successful participants, the program can also offer a path to eventual seasonal employment as one of the city's Ocean Lifeguards (age 16-plus).
The program is sponsored by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department and is conducted by its Beach Patrol Officers. Several trained and experienced North Myrtle Beach Ocean Lifeguards assist in teaching the program.
This year's summer program participants engaged in fun physical exercises that encouraged them to work in teams, build confidence, and learn lifesaving skills. They also received CPR, First Aid, and other training.
Starting in January 2018, a Junior Lifeguard winter program will held at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) .  Registration will become available at the AFC later this fall. 
For more information regarding the program, please contact Public Safety Officer May Lauzon, Beach Patrol/Lifeguard Coordinator, at

Enjoy a FREE June 16, 7pm-9pm concert featuring The Reggie Sullivan Band at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

Bring a beach chair.
The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Sounds of Summer concert series sponsored by Avista Resort.
Since forming in 2012, The Reggie Sullivan Band has become one of the hottest bands in South Carolina. Their reputation as a wildly entertaining live act grew after the release of their CDs, Together, in June 2012 and Nobody’s Home in October 2013. The band is building its reputation on a strong work ethic and has been a top draw at festivals, has been featured on radio stations, and has won competitions, such as, Building The Band at The Tin Roof. 

For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3,, or visit their website

Enjoy The Fantastic Shakers in a FREE June 15, 7pm-9pm, concert at the Horseshoe on Main Street

Bring a beach chair.

The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank (CCNB).

Known as the South’s finest show band, The Fantastic Shakers have performed from New York to Florida and are very popular in the Southeast. The Grand Strand has become the band’s summer home and their hit single, Myrtle Beach Days, catapulted them to the top of the Carolina's musical groups. 

For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3,, or visit their website