Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 3

August 2, 2013 

Craftsmen’s festival

The 31st annual Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival continues through Sunday. Details at 336-282-5550, and for $1 discount coupon, visit

Details | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday) at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, for $8 ages 13 and older, $1 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger; admission good throughout fest with return pass.

Golf cart/car show

A Custom Golf Cart and Car Show and Parking Lot Party will benefit Jason’s House children’s charity of Surfside Beach. Trophies awarded to top picks in each category; entries due 10:30 a.m., with judging at 1 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m. Details at 238-3329 or

Details | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Camping Connection, in Deerfield plaza, 1756 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, behind Pizza Hut; free admission.

History series at library

“Remembering Myrtle Beach: A Local History Series,” with guest speakers on the first and third Saturdays monthly, continues with Buddy Benton recounting his father Casper (Buddy) Benton, who worked for the first local power company, before Santee Cooper, and founded Benton Electric, a family business. Details at 918-1282 or, or email

Details | 11 a.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., at Kings Highway, for free.

Blues & Jazz Fest

The Blues & Jazz Fest will include music by The Shamalama Trio, and by Tammy’s Tangent. Details at 399-9463 or

Details | noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, for $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount.

Mountain bike celebration

The Waccamaw Trail Blazers mountain bicycling club will have The Broken Spoke Drag Race and Bike Swap Meet, with entertainment including bike drag races. Details at

Details | 6-9 p.m. at Beach Bikes, 711 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, for free.

Dance evening away

USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024 will have a social dance, with music supplied by member volunteers Rosalie and Jack Drust. Bring snacks for your own table; beverages are supplied. Singles welcome. Details at 808-3397 or

Details | 7-10 p.m. at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave N., Myrtle Beach, for $7 members, otherwise $10.

Brannon Band plays park

The Oceanfront Merchants Association presents concerts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during “Hot Summer Nights,” next with the Josh Brannon Band, playing country music. Details at

Details | 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, for free.

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach

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