Upcoming events and festivals in Murrells Inlet

Upcoming events


3 | “Like Father Like Son” (2013), 2:30 p.m.; “Words and Pictures” (2013), 7 p.m. Strand Cinema, independent, foreign and documentary films, Fridays and Saturdays, at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. 527-2924 or

4 | “Ida” (2013), 2:30 p.m.; “Venus in Fur” (2013), 7 p.m. Strand Cinema, independent, foreign and documentary films, Fridays and Saturdays, at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. 527-2924 or

11 | Fourth annual Georgetown “Bridge2Bridge” Run — a half-marathon, 12K, 5K and Kids’ Fun Run, benefiting Georgetown County United Way, Georgetown Business Association and the Iota Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Fund.

12 | 15th annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off benefit, at Murrells Inlet site to be announced. 333-2034 or

17 | “Little Shop of Horrors,” through Nov. 2, Swamp Fox Players at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. 527-2924 or

18-19 | 25th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, in downtown Georgetown, benefiting Harbor Historical Association and S.C. Maritime Museum. 520-0111 or

31 | Shock Shiver Film Festival, 10 a.m. at Frank Theatres’ CineBowl & Grille, at Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. 650-6697, 267-7052 or


6-9, 13-16 | “The Last Romance,” Murrells Inlet Community Theatre, which is based at the newly rebuilt Murrells Inlet Community Center, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the U.S. Post Office. 651-4152, or

8 | 11th annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast, benefiting Murrells Inlet 2020 preservation group, 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. at site to be announced. 357-2007

14 | “A Lowcountry Evening at Sunnyside,” benefiting Murrells Inlet 2020,at historic Sunnyside Plantation. 357-2007 or


7 | Murrells Inlet 2020 annual Community Christmas Parade — “Boats & Floats for the Kids,” 3 p.m. from Wilcox Avenue south on U.S. 17 Business to Pendergrass Avenue. 357-2007 or


PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Litchfield Exchange, 14329 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, in back side of plaza, across from Bella’s Italian. 274-5991 or

ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Also, “Third Thursdays,” 5-7:30 p.m. monthly, with wine, cheese art and music. 314-0298 or

HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony introduction tours Tuesdays-Fridays, all by reservation only (546-4623, or

• “S.C. History: From Natives to 1990,” 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays in October in five-session course thorugh Coastal Carolina University Osher Lifelone Learning Institute, for which sign-up is only at 349-6584.

• “Art & Soul,” 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

• “Hobcaw Barony Behind the Scenes,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 15 and 29, and Nov. 6 and 26.

• “Bellefield Plantation,” 2-4 p.m. Oct. 23.

• “Hike to Fraser’s Point,” 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

• “Hike to Clubhouse Corner,” 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

• “Hike to Alderly,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

• “Plantation Christmas,” 2-4:30 p.m. Dec. 19-20.

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM (AND STEWART-PARKER HOUSE), 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 9.a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. (545-4067 or

• “Made in the Shade” Concert Series finale, with Kevin Jayroe and After Five, 5 p.m. Oct. 11 on museum lawn.

• “Second Saturdays,” with Barbara McCormick, sweetgrass basketmaker from McClellanville, on front porch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown (546-7423 or Also, in Prevost Gallery:

• “Past Presidents’ Palettes,” paintings by three past presidents of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society — Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley, through Nov. 1.

• Georgetown County Watercolor Society annual exhibition, Nov. 8-Jan. 10.

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturday, with exhibit “The Story of the Henrietta, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina.” 520-0111 or

CAP’N ROD’S TOURS, including plantation, lighthouse/shell island, and evening and harbor tours, from downtown Georgetown. 477-0287 or

CAROLINA ROVER shelling and lighthouse cruises, from downtown Georgetown. 546-8822, 800-705-9063 or

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 3 1/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. $42 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 12 and younger, and discount for military, police, AAA members and seniors. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330 or

“PIRATE ADVENTURES,” for children, on the Sea Gypsy from Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $25 ages 3 and older, otherwise $12. 651-3676 or

S.C. COASTAL ANIMAL RESCUE AND EDUCATIONAL SANCTUARY (SC-CARES), 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown, tours available by appointment. 546-7893 or

SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6-12, and free 5 and younger. 527-1112 or

TOURS DE SANDY ISLAND, birding/nature tours of Sandy Island, in northeast Georgetown County, by appointment, with minimum six per group. 843-408-7187 or

WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 4-12. 651-2994 or

WALLACE SAILING CHARTERS, sailing cruises by appointment from 525 Front St., Georgetown. 902-6999 or