Riverfest in Conway
The Conway Chamber of Commerce’s Riverfest has a boatload of activities downtown, such as a golf-cart parade in patriotic colors, 11:15 a.m.; entertainment including The Spots at 4:30 p.m. on Marina Drive, and Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands at 7:15 and 9:30 p.m., respectively, in Riverfront Park; and a Patriotic Lighted Boat Parade, 8:30 p.m. on the Waccamaw River. Details at 248-2273 or www.riverfestconwaysc.com.
Details | In two main areas: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Marina Drive, for free, and 3-11 p.m. in Riverfront Park, for $5 ages 13 and older, otherwise free
‘Festa Ialiana’ begins
The Sons of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge 2662 of Socastee has its annual “Festa Italiana,” or Italian Festival, including Larry Tanelli, master of ceremonies and host of music trivia, with such performers as Sister Act’s “History of Women’s Music Extravaganza” and Dale Mosher’s tribute to Italian singers, as well as a display of Ferraris and Maseratis. Details at 333-7523 or www.sonsofitalymb.com.
Details | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (and noon-7 p.m. Sunday) in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, on Farrow Parkway, by the lake and across from The Market Common. For $1, benefiting local charities.
Festival in Plantersville
The 10th annual Plantersville Heritage Festival, benefiting Plantersville Summer Academy, starts at 4 p.m. and includes water inflatable slides for youth opening at 4:15 with parental supervision (bring towels), bingo for adults at 4:30, a food court at 4:45, music at 5:30 by Reggae Infinity of Columbia and the Jazzy Ladies Soul Line Dancers of Georgetown, and at dusk, fireworks. Details at 240-0534 or www.thevillagegroup.org.
Details | at Plantersville Community Park, on Exodus Drive, behind Plantersville Elementary School, for free, but donations welcome.
Some other special events
• Myrtle Beach Car Club cruise-in, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Aroma’s Pizza, 10799 S.C. 707, Murrells Inlet. Free. 742-9802.
“Super Wine Saturday,” noon-6 p.m. with music 1-5 p.m. by Ed Torres and Dean Black Duo, at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Free. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.• Sea Notes Choral Society “To Those Who Serve” concert, 7:30 pm. (and 3 p.m. Sunday) in Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. (910-755-7416 or www.bccowa.com). Free, but donations welcome. www.sea-notes.com.
• “Hot Summer Nights” concert with on this evening with C2 & The Brothers Reed, 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. Free. www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
Exhibits in final day
Two exhibits reach their final day:• “Susan Dade: Inspired,” acrylic and watercolor paintings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C., for free. Details at 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
• “A Reflection and Interpretation of Our Culture,” a 60-doll collection, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Georgetown County Museum, 120 Broad St., Georgetown, for $5 ages 19 and older, $4 ages 60 and older, and $2 ages 7-18, and free ages 6 and younger. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
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