Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Sept. 22

Festivals, events galore

Area festivals and events are numerous, and mostly free, unless noted:

• “Georgetown Rocks the Equinox,” benefiting Tara Hall Home for Boys, with 12 bands 2-11 p.m. on Front Street in Georgetown.485-4954 or



• Harvest Fest On The Hill, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 504 Church St., Conway. 248-4900, ext. 103, or



• Grand Strand British Car Club end-of-summer gathering, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Old Bull & Bush, off U.S. Bypass, just south of S.C. 707, near Socastee. 455-8273 or email felsac@aol.com.

• Fall Crawl Broadway Sampler, noon-4 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with fireworks at 9 p.m. 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

• “Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest,” noon-6 p.m. Saturday at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River; $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free, and bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks for $3 off admission. 399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

• “Bark and Roll” Bowl-A-Thon, for Grand Strand Humane Society of Myrtle Beach, at Waccamaw Lanes Bowl Center, off U.S. 501, near River Oaks Drive, just west of Myrtle Beach; registration opens at noon; $20 for three games. 918-4913 or www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com.

• Autumn Crab & Fish Fry, by Gold Key Jazz Society, 5 p.m. at The Kitchen, 300 30th Ave. S., Atlantic Beach; $25 advance donation, includes fish; add $5 for crabs. 678-856-5299 or www.goldkeyjazzsociety.org.

• “Rivertown Rhythm” – Long Bay Symphony 25th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m. at Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street; $25 advance, $30 at gate. 248-2273 or www.conwayscchamber.com, or 448-8379 or



• “International Observe the Moon Night,” 7 p.m. at Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C., for $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 ages 3-4, and free ages 2 and younger. 910-575-0033 or www.museumplanetarium.org, and observethemoonnight.org.

• “Panther Idol,” 7 p.m. in Carolina Forest High School auditorium, 700 Gardner Lacy Road; $7. 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.

Turtle update in N.C.

Jim Boyce, island coordinator for the Ocean Isle Beach (N.C.) Sea Turtle Protection Organization, will discuss area turtle nesting activity, the number of hatchlings that made it into the ocean this year, how this year’s activity compares with prior years, and what people can do to help protect sea turtles. Details at 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

Details | 11 a.m. at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 ages 3-4, and otherwise free.

Necessary Band plays

The Oceanfront Merchant’s Association presents concerts on Saturdays through September, next with The Necessary Band, playing Motown and rock music. Details at 421-9848, 997-6695 or myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

Details | 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, for free.

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