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UConn Events in Myrtle Beach

When the UConn Nation heads to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ahead of the Myrtle Beach Bowl game on Monday, December 19, they will find plenty of events to keep them entertained throughout the weekend. From game viewing to pep rallying, here’s a round-up of everything there’s going on for husky fans this weekend.


Men’s Basketball vs. Butler Game Watch

Saturday 17 December | 19.00

Calli Baker’s Firehouse Bar & Grill
910 Lake Arrowhead Rd

Join fellow UConn fans to cheer on the #3 UConn men’s basketball as they take on the Butler Bulldogs in their BIG EAST season opener. Calli Baker’s serves all your favorite dishes like homemade pizza, wings, sandwiches and more. Registration is requested.

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UConn Women’s Basketball vs. Florida State Game Watch

Sunday 18 December | 1:00 pm

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort – Wet Whistle Bar
10000 Beach Club Dr

At the Official UConn Fan Hotel, cheer on the #9 UConn Women’s Basketball as the Huskies take on Florida State in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase! No registration necessary.


Myrtle Beach Bowl Pep Rally

Sunday 18 December | 4 p.m

The meeting place on Broadway at the beach
1181 celebrity circle

Get ready for game day at the Myrtle Beach Bowl Pep Rally – the biggest pregame party on the beach! Hear from Head Coach Jim MoraAthletic Director David Benedict and enjoy performances by the UConn Marching Band and Cheer Team.

The buses from the Hilton to the Hangout operate in a loop:

  • Hilton to Hangout: 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm
  • Hangout to Hilton: 4:45pm, 5:30pm

UConn Fan Welcome Meeting

Sunday 18 December | 18:00-19:00

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort – Wet Whistle Bar
10000 Beach Club Dr

Meet with other members of the UConn Nation at the official UConn fan hotel.


Farewell to the UConn football team

Monday 19 Dec | 11:00 o’clock

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort – West Lawn
10000 Beach Club Dr

Cheer on the team and wish them luck as they leave the hotel for the Myrtle Beach Bowl! Time changes reserved.


Myrtle Beach Bowl Fanfest

Monday 19 Dec | 11:00 o’clock

Fans can enjoy a variety of free activities outside of Brooks Stadium on the Coastal Carolina University campus. University Blvd. will not open to foot traffic until just after 9:00 a.m. and the Myrtle Beach Bowl Fan Fest begins at 11:00 a.m. and takes place just before kick-off at 2:30 p.m. Music, food, vendors and interactive fun are offered for the whole family.


Tailgate before the game

Monday 19 Dec | 12:00-14:00

Patterson Field (tennis courts adjacent to Brooks Stadium)

Join fellow UConn fans for pre-game food and drinks at the Official UConn Pregame Tailgate! Registration required.

Fans registering for the tailgate will have the option to add a round-trip bus transfer from the Hilton to the stadium. Buses depart from the Hilton to Brooks Stadium and return to the Hilton starting at 11:30am, with the last bus departing one hour after the game.

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More things to do in Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Bowl isn’t the only thing happening in Myrtle Beach! There’s an abundance of fun activities – beach or vacation – depending on your mood. Here are some of our suggestions:

Winter wonderland on the beach – Come to Pavilion Place in downtown Myrtle Beach to see walk-through Christmas lights and real ice skating. This new family-friendly event is just steps from the beach. More information can be found on the event’s website.

holiday shows – Myrtle Beach is known for its live entertainment and dazzling shows during the holiday season! From pirates celebrating Christmas to classic shows at the Alabama Theater and Carolina Opry, there’s something for everyone in your family. Learn more at VisitMyrtleBeach.com.

It’s oyster season! – Seafood is a staple of the Myrtle Beach area, especially oysters in the fall and winter. There are several places around Grand Strand that offer the freshest oysters as well as other seafood dishes. Read more about 7 places to eat oysters.

For more information on all Myrtle Beach has to offer, visit VisitMyrtleBeach.com and the Myrtle Beach Holiday Guide.


For game tickets and more travel information, visit UConnBowl.com.

Can’t make it to the game? Fans can donate tickets to UConn students and local community groups.

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