Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on April 20

04/19/2014 5:00 PM

04/15/2014 12:40 PM

Both state parks open

Both area state parks are open every day of the year, including holidays, for walks, bicycling and nature and bird watching. Details at

• Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, one mile south of Farrow Parkway/South Ocean Boulevard, across from Seagate Village; call 238-5325.
• Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens; 237-4440.

Details | 6 a.m.-10 p.m. with same admission for each: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15.

Brookgreen open later

Brookgreen Gardens, which opens at 9:30 a.m. daily, is open later every day in April, until 8 p.m. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Details | At gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park, with admission that lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

Last bunny day at Bass

Easter activities reach their final day at Bass Pro Shops, with photos with Easter Bunny, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; egg hunts for ages 2-10, 2-3 p.m.; and children’s crafts 1-4 p.m. Sunday, while supplies last. Details at 361-4800 or

Details | at Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for free.

Music Fest finale

Compassion Music and The Wellness Council for South Carolina wrap up the seventh annual Earth Day Music Fest with music by with The Movement, as well as Bullfrog, Sai Collins, Greener Grass, Hunnilicious, Sideways Derby, and Treehouse! Details at, and from the Wellness Council at 995-3199 or

Details | 2-8 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel.

Family Kingdom open

Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach has begun its 2014 season. Details at 626-3447 or

Details | Open 1 p.m. daily through April 27, at 300 S. Ocean Blvd. – 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.

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

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