SATURDAY | 04.05
Family Kingdom opens for 2014
Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, with more than 35 rides – including the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster, first built in 1966, and two rides purchased from the former Freestyle Music Park – reopens this weekend for 2014.
For this month, the park will open at 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and April 12-27, and 6 p.m. April 10-11. Closing time varies from 8 p.m. to midnight most days, depending on weather and attendance, but midnight is the plan for April 19-20.
Admission is free, and wristbands for all ages – which do not include go-carts and zip lines – are $26.95 plus tax (or $15.50 total for local residents with ID, sold only in the office under the Swamp Fox), and individual ride tickets cost $1.05 plus tax each, with 2-6 tickets per ride, or in packages of 26 tickets for $25, or 54 for $50, each plus tax.
Splashes Water Park, across the street from Family Kingdom, 300 S. Ocean Blvd., opens May 24, by the way.
Details at 626-3447 or www.familykingdomfun.com.
SATURDAY | 04.05
EASY ESCAPES: Two N.C. events
Head to the Tar Heel State for two festivals that go skyward and beyond on Saturday:
SATURDAY | 04.05
Myrtle Beach State Park ‘Palooza’
Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, just south of the city, will have its seventh annual “Park Palooza,” 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday – a tradition for the first Saturday every April.
Most activities are free with park admission: $5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15.
The choice of activities is plentiful, including “Paint By Nature” (for $2 – bring a light-colored piece of fabric, such as a T-shirt or pillowcase, or purchase fabric for an additional $1) and a Grand Strand Shell Club display, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and “Eat Smart, Move More,” 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and these programs, by hour:
The park is open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Details at 238-0874 (nature center), 238-5325 (park office) or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 04.04-04.07, 04.10
Special events, concerts
A bevy of special events will play out in the next week:www.seacoastartistsguild.com email@example.com www.broadwayatthebeach.com www.artsyparksy.com www.bflanding.com www.labelleamie.com www.myrtlebeachwomansclub.org www.murrellsinletsc.com www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com
So will some concerts this weekend:longbaysymphony.com www.alabama-theatre.com www.bccowa.com firstname.lastname@example.org
ALMOST DAILY | At CCU
Concerts, art across campuswww.coastal.edu/culturalarts www.atlanticstage.com www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery
TUESDAY | 04.08
Benefit full of ‘f.l.a.v.o.r.’
The table is set for the fourth annual f.l.a.v.o.r. (fresh, local, appetizing, valuable, original restaurants) community tasting, benefiting Horry-Georgetown Technical College culinary students as they compete for scholarship money in a judged competition on site.
Visit the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and sample cuisine from more than 15 local participants – including Benjamin’s Bagel, Capriz Italian Feast, Chestnut Hill, Cozmic Charley’z, Drunken Jack’s, Icon Sports and Spirits Bar, Inlet Affairs Banquet and Catering, Pauly B.’s Chef Du Jour, Pier House Restaurant, Sweet Carolina’s Smokehouse and Grill, and Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar.
Admission is free, and food samples range from one to three tickets, with tickets $1.25-$2 each. Details at 855-0527 or www.myrtlebeacheventinfo.com.