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4th of July


Fourth of July along the South Strand
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Local residents and visitors to the South Strand will celebrate the Fourth of July in fashion and style with several events planned for America's birthday.

Pawleys Island

The 51st annual Fourth of July Parade in Pawleys Island will start at 10 a.m. To enter a float in the parade, visit town hall at 321 Myrtle Avenue to fill out an application -- the cost is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the parade.

The ninth annual Salute from the Shore is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Modern and historic military aircraft will fly down the South Carolina coast. Pawleys Island is always a prime viewing spot for the event. Visit www.salutefromtheshore.org

 for more information.

The eighth Annual Pawleys Island Fourth of July Evening Celebration, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 and Council 11028, will take place from 6 until 8 p.m., inside the Precious Blood of Christ Parish Life Center, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island.

Admission is free and doors open at 5 p.m. Featuring the Pawleys Island Concert Band, the event will include singing, readings and recognition of veterans and first responders.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 843-235-9931.

Murrells Inlet

In Murrells Inlet, the 35th annual boat parade is scheduled to start at noon. It will begin at the point in Garden City Beach and make its way through Murrells Inlet. This year's theme is "Anchors Aweigh God Bless the USA." Entry forms for boats can be obtained through July 1 at Garden City Realty, Booty's Outdoors, Crazy Sister Marina, and Marlin Quay Marina or one hour before the start of the parade at the committee boat. The fee is $5 per boat.

Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. at the Marshwalk.

Garden City

The annual Garden City Golf Cart Parade begins at its usual time of 2 p.m. The line up starts at 1 p.m. behind Willards Fireworks at the corner of Calhoun Drive and U.S. Highway 17 Business. It is a "wet parade," meaning you could get wet!

Market Common

The Independence Day 5K and 8K race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Market Common. Registration begins at 6 a.m. at the start line at Valor Park. Online registration and race information is available at www.marketcommonmb.com/events

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Georgetown

The Kaminski House Museum on Front Street in Georgetown will host the annual Fourth of July Indigo Choral Society concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of the historic home. The concert is free. A fireworks show will be held over the harbor beginning after dusk. A fireworks show will be held over the harbor beginning around 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks, directed by the city's Fire Department, will be set off at Morgan Park and can be seen from East Bay Park, the Harborwalk and other areas along the city's waterfront. Morgan Park, parts of Greenwich Drive and East Bay Street leading up to Morgan Park will be closed July 3 to July 5.










Neighbor to Neighbor's 12th Annual Golf Tournament - Teeing off to Fight Senior Isolation

May 5, 2018      Founders Golf Club        7829 Ocean Hwy. Pawleys Island, SC

 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM        (843) 839-0702



July 4th on The MarshWalk          Murrell's Inlet Boat Parade

4025 Hwy. 17 Business Murrell's Inlet, SC 29576        Wednesday, July 4 from 4-6 p.m.



North Inlet Paddle        May 9, 2018 - September 5, 2018

Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center/North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Reserve

 22 Hobcaw Road Georgetown, SC 29440     8:30 AM to 1:00 PM        (843) 904-9017



Feeding Frenzy    May 30, 2018 - August 17, 2018

 Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center/North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Reserve

22 Hobcaw Road Georgetown, SC 29440     1:00 PM to 2:00 PM        (843) 904-9017



4th of July with the Indigo Choral Society         Kaminski House Museum

1003 Front Street Georgetown        7:30 PM to 9:30 PM        (843) 520-4750



Military Appreciation Days      May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018   Various locations throughout the Grand Strand area    (843) 918-1014



Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game       April 5, 2018 - August 30, 2018

Pelicans Ballpark       1251 21st Ave. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577       (843) 918-6000



NASCAR Racing Experience  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 27, 2018

 Myrtle Beach Speedway    455 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach, SC

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM          (843) 236-0500



ONE The Show     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 25, 2018

Alabama Theatre        4750 Hwy. 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM       (843) 272-1111



Rivertown Music and Beer Festival       May 5, 2018        Downtown Conway     Conway, SC

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM          (843) 248-6260



36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival       May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018

4469 Mineola Ave Little River, SC 29582     9:00 AM to 6:00 PM        (843) 249-6604



Road WIld 135 Race      May 19, 2018         Myrtle Beach Speedway    455 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM       (843) 236-0500



The Market Common Farmers Market on Deville Street   WEEKLY May 5-September 29, 2018

 The Market Common     4017 Deville Street Myrtle Beach     10:00 AM to 3:00 PM    (843) 839-3500



Corvettes at Myrtle Beach      June 2, 2018       Broadway at the Beach       9:00 AM to 3:00 PM



Summer Fun Run 165 Race presented by Bell & Bell      June 2, 2018

Myrtle Beach Speedway   Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach     5:00 PM to 10:00 PM      (843) 236-0500



Carolina Country Music Fest       June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018        812 North Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC



Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades       weekly on Sunday until September 30, 2018

Passive Park, Surfside Beach SC      Surfside Drive Surfside Beach, SC 29575

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM       (843) 650-9548



Surfside Beach Hula Show       weekly on Tuesday until June 26, 2018

Surfside Beach Pier       Ocean Boulevard Surfside Beach     7:00 PM to 8:00 PM         (843) 650-9548



NASCAR Whelen Series Race: The Annual SunFun 101 Race / Celebrate Armed Forces Day

July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018    Myrtle Beach Speedway

455 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29579     12:00 PM to 10:00 PM         (843) 236-0500




Josh Turner     July 20, 2018       Alabama Theatre     4750 Hwy. 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM       Phone: (843) 272-1111



Craftsmen's Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival, August 3-5th, 2018     Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2101 N. Oak St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577      10:00 AM to 6:00 PM      (336) 282-5550



Temptations and Four Tops    August 17, 2018       Alabama Theatre

4750 Hwy. 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582       7:00 PM to 9:00 PM        (843) 272-1111



Mustang Week      September 3, 2018 - September 9, 2018

 Various locations throughout the Grand Strand  area



Drifters, Coasters, & Platters    September 15, 2018       Alabama Theatre

 4750 Hwy 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582      7:00 PM to 9:00 PM        (843) 272-1111



Broadway at the Beach

Senor Frogs Cinco de Mayo 5K       May 05, 2018 8am

Cinco de Mayo On The Avenue       May 05, 2018 1pm - 7pm

Back To Summer Car Show     May 12, 2018 9am-3pm

23rd Annual Corvettes at the Beach Car Show       Jun 02, 2018 9 am to 4 pm

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza       Jul 04, 2018 10pm

 

 

 

BROOKGREEN GARDENS    Summer Events May-Sept.


OCTOBER 2017 TO MAY 2018

Dinosaurs!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 TO SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

Prices (in addition to garden admission) $8.00 for adults $4.00 for children ages 4 – 12 Free for children 3 and under 10% discount for members  Hours 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily Objective To provide an entertaining and educational experience for guests of...



APRIL 2018 TO JULY 2018

Richard McDermott Miller & His Circle

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 TO SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Richard McDermott Miller (1922-2004) focused on the female figure and created scores of works from tiny to monumental.  The exhibit features a retrospective of his sculpture from 1964 to 2004 including ground-breaking works such as Mary Walking and Sandy...



Portraiture with Anthony Antonios, FNSS

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 TO FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

The workshop presents an in-depth exploration of the portrait in clay, including anatomy, form concepts, proportion, structure and design. It will offer a conceptual approach to sculpting the portrait head with an emphasis on each artist’s power of...



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 TO SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Brookgreen 101

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 - 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered usually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 in the Welcome Center Conference Room.  The topics cover various aspects of...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 TO SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 TO SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Public Walking Tour of Archaeological Site at Brookgreen Gardens

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 - 11:00AM TO 12:00PM

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Public walking tour of archaeological site by Dr. David Palmer, 11:00am, meet at field next to zoo entrance, call for reservation, 843-235-6016. Free for members and included with garden admission.



Share Your History on Brookgreen's Birthday

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 - 1:00PM TO 4:00PM

LOWCOUNTRY HISTORY

Bring your family heirlooms, photographs, portraits, archival material, and other items that relate to the history of plantations in Georgetown County, especially the Brookgreen Gardens property (Laurel Hill, Springfield, Brookgreen, and The Oaks...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Zookeeper for the Day

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

Zookeeper for a Day dates are on the 3rd Wednesday's of the month, and listed above. Guests age 12 and older gain a firsthand look at working in a zoo and spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routine of feeding, cleaning, and animal care....



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018 TO SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Brookgreen 101

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 - 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered usually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 in the Welcome Center Conference Room.  The topics cover various aspects of...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Open Studio

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 TO FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Drop-in to see and learn about the materials, tools, and procedures used by sculptors in creating their work, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm (each day), Campbell Center Studio, reservation not required



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 TO SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018 TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Make Your Own Brookgreen Medal

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Make Your Own Brookgreen Medal with Heidi Wastweet, $550, plus materials’ fee. A single-sided art medal is a bite-size project that can be done in four days.  On the first day, Heidi Wastweet will take students around the grounds to take their own...



Zookeeper for the Day

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

Zookeeper for a Day dates are on the 3rd Wednesday's of the month, and listed above. Guests age 12 and older gain a firsthand look at working in a zoo and spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routine of feeding, cleaning, and animal care....



Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.   During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm...



Brookgreen 101

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 - 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered usually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 in the Welcome Center Conference Room.  The topics cover various aspects of...



Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 - 7:00PM

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening...



Modeling the Head, Hands and Feet with Dora Natella, FNSS

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

This intensive workshop focuses on creating a portrait from direct observation of a live model, including the study of hands and feet using water based clay. Dora Natella will demonstrate step by step a series of skills needed to create a more convincing...



National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018 TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Brookgreen Gardens is the only venue for this exhibit...



SEPTEMBER 2018

Donna Summer & the Music of the 70's

 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018         FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018         

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018         SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018



Developing the Sculptor's Eye with Simon Kogan, FNSS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Energy, action, movement, and feeling in sculpture are not a theatrical mask or a symbolic gesture - they are pieces of a deep, hidden secret to be discovered and brought to life.  We will learn how to see more in a model than just a tedious account of...



Brookgreen Farmers Market

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018



Zookeeper for the Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

Zookeeper for a Day dates are on the 3rd Wednesday's of the month, and listed above. Guests age 12 and older gain a firsthand look at working in a zoo and spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routine of feeding, cleaning, and animal care....



Brookgreen 101

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 - 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered usually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 in the Welcome Center Conference Room.  The topics cover various aspects of...



Lecture by Sculptor in Residence - Wesley Wofford

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - 3:00PM TO 4:00PM

September 29, 2018 at 3 pm in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Enjoy a lecture and presentation from our Sculptor in Residence. Call for reservations (843) 235-6016.



Brew at the Zoo

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - 5:30PM TO 8:30PM

LOWCOUNTRY ZOO

This craft beer tasting will feature over 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity after-hours to see Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo. Guests receive a signature tasting glass and enjoy a silent auction hosted by The Friends of...