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On the Fly | Street Rodders Car Show, Highland Games and St. Pat’s festivities top things to do this weekend around Myrtle Beach

A smaller than usual group of vehicles attending the Pee Dee Street Rodders 27th annual Run to the Sun car show braved the cool rainy evening for their annual cruise down Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard.
A smaller than usual group of vehicles attending the Pee Dee Street Rodders 27th annual Run to the Sun car show braved the cool rainy evening for their annual cruise down Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard. cslate@thesunnews.com

St. Patrick’s Day

Well it’s that time of year again, when we all get to pretend we’re Irish, or that we have a grandfather whose uncle’s nephew’s daughter was Irish so let’s all drink green beer, and needless to say there’s lots going on.

It’s true, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival has been cancelled this year in Myrtle Beach but since when have the Irish concerned themselves with organized celebration? There are tons of bars in the myrtle Beach area that would be happy to sing drunken Irish songs with you while you down green beer and eat corn beef and cabbage and listen to U2 and talk about Conor McGregor and is that enough Irish references.

The 28th Annual Run to the Sun Pee Dee Street Rodders Car and Truck Show

The 28th Annual Run to the Sun Pee Dee Street Rodders Car and Truck Show will be open for business March 17-19 at that big empty lot where Myrtle Square Mall used to be. If you GPS 'big empty lot in Myrtle Beach' your phone will just start laughing at you and say 'Dude, you’re there,' so the address is It’s 2110 N. Oak St, Myrtle Beach, if you need to GPS it.

The annual “Run to the Sun” has been described as the “largest independent car and truck show on the East Coast,” with 3,000-plus cars and trucks from all over the United States, so finally you’ll be coming to Myrtle Beach to see extraordinary cars on display instead of cars in the left hand lane with their right turn signal on. This is the show’s seventh year at this location.

The Highland Games & Heritage Festival

Friday at the Entertainment and Cultural Center, enjoy Ripley’s Ruckus Drum Line at 6 pm, SYR at 6:30, the St. Andrews Pipe Band at 8, and Tuatha Dea at 8:30 pm. Then go home, rest and refuel, and get ready for Saturday, when

GATES OPEN at 9 am, and you and your family are in for a day full of fun!

Among Saturday’s events you’ll find a Border Collie demonstration, a whisky tasting, a Charleston Hurling demo (Garth Algar would be proud) Cross Creek Pipes & Drums, and firefighter vs. police patron games.

Head on over to www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com for the full list of events.

In traditional Scottish form, ATM's will be available at the main entrance, food court, marketplace and in the beer garden area for your convenience, because as we all know, kilts don’t have pockets.

Josh Bell for The Surge.

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