Festivals north, south
The north and south ends of the Strand boast fests:
• Winyah Bay Heritage Festival, benefiting Georgetown County Museum, including “Dock Dogs,” opens for two days through Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in East Bay Park, on east end of Front Street in Georgetown, for $10 ages 13 and older – or $15 for both days – otherwise free. Details at 545-7020, www.winyahbayfestival.org or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
• Winter Parrot Head Fest, noon-5 p.m. at LaBelle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, with music by the Paul Grimshaw Band, and The Jamaican Jerks; $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.
Tour spans eight homes
Take the 13th annual Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Spring Tour of Homes benefit. Buy tickets, for $45, at the museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, or at these other sites in the city: Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Highway; Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753 N. Kings; Pink Cabana, 5900 N. Kings; and Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings. A buffet luncheon also is available 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to tour takers for an extra $17. For reservations, call 238-2510. More details at www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
Details | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at eight homes across Myrtle Beach.
NASCAR SpeedPark’s reopens for 2013, and the first 25 people through the gate receive free unlimited wristbands for opening day. Daily hours through March 31 are 11 a.m.-9 p.m., then shifting to 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Details at 918-8725 or nascarspeedpark.com/sc.aspx.
Details | at 1820 21st Ave. N. Extension, at U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach, across from the Palace Theatre and Broadway at the Beach; free admission for spectators; individual ride tickets available; and other options include daylong wristband $29.99 ($23.99 online), one-month pass $39.99 ($34.99) and four-month pass $59.99 ($54.99).
Cruise-in, dance for free
Take in a celebration, for free:
• Hot Rod Promotions’ cruise-in, for all cars, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery. Details at 503-8245.
• USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024 “Swing Into Spring” salute to ballroom dancing, noon-3 p.m. at Myrtle Square mall, on U.S. 17 at S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres with demonstrations by local dancers in various styles and a free swing lesson. 910-575-2532 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.
‘Harmony Express’ concert
The Grand Strand Harmony Chorus of women present a concert, “Harmony Express,” with Finders Keepers, a Sweet Adeline International Quartet, as well as the men who make up the Low Country Barbershop Chorus. Details at 650-7323, 855-3456 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.
Details | 4 p.m. in Oceanside Village Community Center Corner, on Melody Lane at U.S. 17 Business South in Surfside Beach, for $15.
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