Myrtle Beach vacations don’t have to be just about the beach, the sun, and the surf, although those are excellent reasons to come here. There are also lots of local festivals and events taking place in the Grand Strand area. Here are a few we know you wouldn’t want to miss while on Myrtle Beach vacations. All are within a short distance to the outstanding rentals that Sloan Realty has available year round.
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7th Annual Paws Across the Water Duck Race
Ten thousand yellow rubber ducks will be dumped into the Intracoastal Waterway to compete for an array of prizes. Adoption papers are available at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach (409 Bay Street) or adopt online by visiting www.duckrace.com/northmyrtlebeach. Proceeds from the race are going towards building a much-needed new facility that will house more than 2,500 animals brought to the shelter annually. Additional contest rules and regulations can be found at the www.humanesocietynmb.org or by calling (843) 249-4948.
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 12 noon – 11:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest 2011 in Downtown Myrtle Beach
This year’s show features Galactic and G. Love & Special Sauce. Highlights are authentic German food, beer and wine; an alcohol-free Kid’s Zone with inflatables and street performers; a Bratwurst eating contest; and an amazing fireworks display. Free live concerts all day for you to enjoy on your Myrtle Beach vacations include:
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Channelheimer Oompah Band
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Lera Lynn
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. N’Tranze
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Crowfield
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. YoMamma’s Big Fat Booty Band
8:00 – 9:15 p.m. G. Love & Special Sauce
9:45 – 11:00 p.m. Galactic
Street Performance 3-3:15 p.m. Boardwalk Performance 4:15-4:45 p.m. Fireworks Display 11:00 p.m. Free admssion. Fireworks following the show!