Slew of special events
▪ “Independence Day Celebration,” benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (www.mda.org/locate/state/sc), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 S. Kings Highway, just south of Myrtle Beach city limits. Free admission. 369-5555 or www.myrtlebeachharley.com.
▪ Hot Rod Promotions cruise-in for all cars, noon-3 p.m. at Cheesesteak U, 1315 U.S. 501 Business, Conway, next to Oliver’s Restaurant. Free. 503-8245.
▪ Finale of “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating the Grateful Dead,” 8 p.m. at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall, off Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach. $15 adults and $14 students and seniors. 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com.
Free concerts span Strand
▪ “Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades” with acoustic artists taking turns for 45 minutes each, with Jimmy Gladden, Melanie Turner, Vern Cygan, and InnI, 2-5 p.m. in Surfside Beach’s Passive Park with veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by front of Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach branch. Details at 450-7281.
▪ “An American Celebration,”4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 349-6565, or email NMcQueen@HorryCountySchools.net.
▪ Outshyne, with Tyler Hammond, 5 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel. 903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com.
▪ Buddy Holly tribute, by Mister Fifties, 5-8 p.m. at Lucky Lady, 4480 Mineola Drive, Little River. 997-2904 or 798-2639.
▪ Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, 6:30 p.m. in Holden Beach, N.C., in town’s Pavilion, at end of Jordan Boulevard. 910-253-2031 or www.brunswickcountync.gov.
▪ “Sunday Celebrations on the Boardwalk,” with Tenth Avenue North, and Among the Thirsty, 7 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North in Myrtle Beach. 945-9440 or www.mygroundzero.com.
Museum overflows in art
Summer art is sizzling with these exhibits in one place: “Steve Jameson: Ode to the Grand Strand,” through Sept. 13, and “Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn,” “Sandy Logan: Ironic Abstraction” and “John Baeder’s Road Well Taken,” all through Sept. 20. Also, swing by “Before I Die,” through Sept. 29, on front lawn and accessible at any time and day for everyone to write down a lifetime dream or goal. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
Details | 1-4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 Golf and Springmaid Beach Resort. Free.
Visit ‘Dinosaurs’ site
“Dinosaurs – The Exhibition” continues roaring 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through Aug. 29. Details at 808-9619, 888-841-2787 or www.dinosaursmb.com.
Details | In northeast corner of Broadway at the Beach, off 29th Avenue North, between Ripley’s Aquarium and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Plus tax: $14.95 ages 13 and older, $9.95 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger; also, family pass, for two adults, two children $44.95.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeachOnline.com/kicks.