Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 19

08/18/2013 5:00 PM

08/13/2013 10:08 AM

Spanky at Cabana

Spanky the Laff Guru, known for entertaining troops overseas and earning the title of USO Allstar, will perform nightly through Sunday, with Cooter Douglas opening. Details at 449-4242 or

Details | 8 p.m. (and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday) at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, for $15.

Go ‘Coastal Kayaking’

In “Coastal Kayaking,” Mondays through October, take a guided salt-marsh tour from Oyster Landing in Murrells Inlet. Register at 235-8755 by 4 p.m. the previous Sunday. Details at 235-8755 or

Details | 9-11 a.m.-noon in August (then 10 a.m.-noon in September) at Huntington Beach State Park, open 6 a.m.-10 p.m., on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens, for $35.

Anglers group meets

The Seacoast Anglers Association, with male and female members, welcomes the public to its meeting. Details at 703-303-5632 or

Details | Social hour 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6:30, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, at S.C. 57 and S.C. 9 in Little River.

Carnival, fireworks on Mondays

Catch two free family outlets for fun on Mondays through August:

• The Oceanfront Merchants Association “Hot Summer Nights” includes a “Kids’ Carnival” 7-10 p.m., with Blue Tie Guys comedy juggling shows, living statues and stilt walkers, in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, and on Myrtle Beach boardwalk. Details at
• Fireworks over Barefoot Landing’s lake at 10:15 p.m. as part of “SummerFest,” at the complex on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-8349 or

Birds, Hillcats face off

The playoff-bound Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, continue a four-game series through Tuesday against the Lynchburg Hillcats, an Atlanta Braves farm club from Virginia. Promotions include pre-game catch on the field for the public one hour before first pitch, and post-game fireworks. Details at 918-6000, 877-918-8499 or

Details | 7:05 p.m. at Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at Grissom Parkway, for $6-$13 advance, and $1 more on game day – also for “Make A Splash” Mondays, bring a nonperishable food item for Back Pack Buddies and receive half-price admission and an autographed Pelicans baseball card.

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

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