I hope we have beautiful weather over the next few weeks because there are a ton of great outdoor festivals and other activities coming up that won’t bust your budget. Here’s the list:
Saturday and Sunday (4/30-5/1)
On Saturday, Ground Zero is holding its annual Dragon Boat Festival in Grand Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event includes dragon boat races, a family fun zone ($), food vendors and a drummer costume contest. Admission is free.
The Socastee Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Socastee Swing Bridge. Admission is free. This event includes live entertainment, food and craft vendors, living history exhibits, a catfish tournament, inflatables, kids’ games, contests, raffles and more.
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The Seacost Artist Guild is holding its Art in Common Spring Festival in Valor Park on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Artists will be displaying handmade items, such as photography, drawings, painted arts, jewelry, pottery and items made from stone, wood and glass.
If you’re looking for a Cinco de Mayo party, Fiesta del Burro Loco at 960 Frontage Road West is holding its annual BurroFest in the restaurant’s parking lot starting at 11 a.m. Admission is free. There will be live music, outdoor games, beer trucks, food and drinks for purchase and more.
Mayfest on Main will take place on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes live music and other entertainment, food and craft vendors and a children’s area. You might want to bring a chair.
The City of Conway is holding its annual Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Conway. Admission is free. This event includes live music, a car show, vendors and craft beer tasting ($).
The annual Blessing of the Inlet celebration will be held at Belin United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. In addition to the Blessing of the Inlet, there will be food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, live entertainment and more.
JULIE HENRY is a freelance writer, editor and project manager. She owns and operates Myrtle Beach on the Cheap: www.myrtlebeachonthecheap.com.