State parks open daily
Both area state parks are open every day of the year, including holidays, for walks, bicycling and nature and bird watching. Details at www.southcarolinaparks.com.
Splash at water parks
All three water parks are open; prices vary by site:www.myrtlewaves.com
Also, the Trippo inflatable beachfront water slide, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at First Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach. 280-5674 or 798-1071.
Family movie Thursdays
The “Summer Kids Series” entails a different family movie at 10 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 8, continuing with “Rio,” in either of two movie theaters, for $4, including children’s tray with popcorn, drink and snack. Details at www.carmike.com.
Shows fired up
Before fireworks tonight, fire up an outing to see a show, with many choices; prices vary by site:www.palacemb.com www.piratesvoyage.com www.medievaltimes.com/myrtlebeach.aspx
Cool off in gardens
“Cool Summer Evenings,” Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 9, include a full plate on Thursdays and Fridays: animal programs with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway, 5-6 p.m.; performances at 6 p.m. by Theater of the Republic of Conway in the Enchanted Storybook Forest; and “A Pirate’s Journey Along the Creek” cruises at 6 and 7 p.m., for $7. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
’High Steppin’ revue
The “High Steppin’ Country” revue continues its 37th summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with traditional and new country, an Elvis medley, as well as gospel, patriotic and pop. Details at 447-7343 or 447-7359.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows visit MyrtleBeach