Calling All Shaggers for Spring Safari


Bring your dancing shoes and cool, beachy attitude to the SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach on April 21st-30th, 2017. Known as the “biggest adult party on the East Coast,” this event is sponsored by the Society of Stranders, an organization dedicated to preserving the dance, lifestyle, and music of the Carolina Shag. “Shagging,” as it’s popularly known as, is a style of dancing that originated in Myrtle Beach in the 1930s and is an evolved form of the Jitterbug or Eastern Swing dance performed to beach music. The SOS Spring Safari is a celebration of all things shag!


Over the 10-day-long event, a wide variety of activities and events are planned on the Grand Strand. Thousands of shaggers and beach music lovers from all over the East Coast will flock to the area to join the fun. The hub of activity takes place on Main Street, where popularSpring Safari bands play crowd favorites and shag dance instructors offer classes to help dancers brush up on their skills. As the sun goes down, local lounges along Main Street light up to throw “tea parties” for the shaggers with live music and shag dancing. Whether you are a seasoned shagger, shag newbie, or willing spectator who just wants to learn a step or two, you will love this laid-back party atmosphere. Be sure to stick around for the huge parade that will be held on Main Street at 1:00 p.m. on the final Saturday of the event (April 29th). Visitors will be dazzled by shag-themed floats that were designed and built by members of the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs.


If you’re looking to be right where the action is for the SOS Spring Safari, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation rentals close to the shagging ocean viewevents in North Myrtle Beach. Plan a relaxing spring vacation in these fantastic oceanfront resorts that are just a 10-minute drive from all the fun on Main Street.

  • Ocean Creek J8 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 8 – Relax in this newly redecorated oceanfront condo on the south side of the North Tower in Ocean Creek. Well-equipped with a full kitchen and big flat-screen TVs, this property offers beautiful views of the ocean, beach, and tidal creek. Amenities within the resort include indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, and a putting green.
  • Beach Cove Resort 421 – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Wake up to beautiful ocean sunrises from this lovely oceanfront condo with flat-screen TVs and a kitchenette. Guests have access to a variety of amenities within the resort, including indoor/outdoor pools, a lazy river, and an on-site restaurant.
  • Blue Water Keyes 1001 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy ocean views from the glass-paneled balcony of this oceanfront condo. The property features a full kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. Head downstairs to enjoy indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river, and a fitness center.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly for the SOS Spring Safari event, so now is the best time to book! Browse or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the SOS Spring Safari website for more details about this popular event.