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North Myrtle Beach nabs popular Highland Games from The Market Common

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.

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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 the 3rd Annual Saltwater Highland Games are a 5K Run, a Quidditch Tournament, and a Junior Athletic Competition for ages 13-15 and 16-18.

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