Things To Do

Five things to do in the Myrtle Beach area: Weekend of March 31


Aside from the first Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival and two great events at area state parks, here are five more events to keep your weekend moving in the Myrtle Beach area:

Annual “Run for the Shelter” 5K and 1-mile Dog Walk, for The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, Saturday April 1 at North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway, with run at 9 a.m., walk 11 a.m., and “Doggie Bone Hunt” noon. 5K entry $25 by Friday, March 31 at, otherwise $30; walk or bone hunt $15 each, or both $25. 843-249-4948 or

Annual “Garden Party” – for Miss Ruby’s Kids, an early childhood education program in Georgetown County – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, 70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, off U.S. 17. $100.<bullet> 843-527-0277 or

Waccamaw Riverkeeper events: “Hobnob at Hobcaw” Oyster Roast benefit, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Hobcaw Barony’s Kimbel Lodge, on U.S. 17, north of Georgetown, for $34 ($30 Winyah Rivers Foundation members) ages 14 and older, otherwise free; and in Conway – “Clean Up Our Local Waterways Kickoff,” 1 p.m. April 9 at Pitch Landing, and with dedication of river bench given in honor of Loralee Badgett; and “River Walk-Paddle and Celebration on the Waccamaw,” 10 a.m.-noon April 22 from Conway Riverwalk to Conway Marina (free paddleboats to borrow, first come, first served). 843-349-4007 or

Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 (rain date April 8) at Calabash Community Park, 868 Persimmon Road. 910-579-6747 or

“Myrtle Beach Senior Expo,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Barefoot Resort Conference Center, across drawbridge from road along north edge of Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach (by Alligator Adventure). Free; register at Also, everyone’s asked to bring donations of pet food/treats for local shelters. 843-369-1556 or