Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Sept. 29

Various area festivals

Choose from various festivals and events:

• Careteam AIDS Walk and Health Fair, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Ocean Boulevard and 11th Avenue North; free, but donations welcome. 236-9000 or



• Irish Italian International Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; free admission. 280-5570 or parks.nmb.us/pages.aspx?id=78.

• Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens; festival $6 daily or $10 multiday pass, and park admission free on this weekend only. 237-4440 or



• The Market Common’s Oktoberfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway; free admission. 839-3500 or www.marketcommonevents.com, and 712-6218 or



• St. John’s Greek Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $1 ages 13 and older, otherwise free.

•  “Fin Fest 2012” marching band competition, 3:30 p.m. at St. James High School football stadium, off S.C. 707, in the Burgess community, for $5. 448-7999 or prideofstjamesbands.webs.com.

Skyhoundz to fly

See a Skyhoundz Local Championship, where dogs will compete in catching flying discs. Details at 650-9548, www.surfsidebeach.org or skyhoundz.com.

Details | 10 a.m. in Surfside Beach’s Huckabee Complex, 499 Spanish Oak Drive, south of Glenns Bay Road, west of U.S. 17 Business, for free.

Free dance lessons

USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024 will have ballroom dance demonstrations – salsa at 12:15 p.m., waltz 12:30 and 2:45. cha-cha 12:45, swing 1, rumba 1:15 and 2:30, and fox trot 2:15 – and free dance lessons, for Salute to National Ballroom Dance Week. Details at www.usadancegrandstrand.org, and from the mall: 272-4040 or www.mymallmyrtlebeach.com.

Details | noon-3 p.m. in cinema court in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres.

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