Can Am Days
Canadian-American Days Celebration
March 9-17, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Town of Surfside Beach BBQ Festival
The BBQ Festival will be held on Surfside Drive in the Town of Surfside Beach. Open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information visit www.surfsidebeach.org.
Symphony Soiree with guest artist Sebastian Baverstam
Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 6-8 p.m. Special concert by the guest artist, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets $35. For more information visit www.longbaysymphony.com.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center, 3302 Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 4 - 6 p.m. A program of some of the best-loved masterworks from the Romantic period: Rossini (William Tell Overture), Saint-Saens (Cello Concerto No. 1), and Brahms (Symphony). Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Evans at 3:15. For more information visit www.longbaysymphony.com.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
North Strand's Can-Am Celebration at Myrtle Beach Mall
Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 North Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The musical group SEARSON will provide live entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. Admission is free. The North Strand Can-Am Celebration is hosted by Myrtle Beach Mall and sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
South Strand's Can-Am Celebration at Inlet Square Mall
Inlet Square Mall, 10125 Hwy. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The musical group SEARSON will provide live entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. and the Low Country Barbershop Quartet will perform at 2:20 p.m. Admission is free. The South Strand Can-Am Celebration is hosted by Inlet Square Mall and sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
25th Annual Run to the Sun
For more than 20 years, Run to the Sun has been Myrtle Beach's premiere car show. The event features three days full of cruising along Ocean Boulevard, car shows and races that bring in car enthusiasts from near and far. This year's event will be begin March 14 and continue through March 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the old Myrtle Square Mall site with a series of activities for participants.
Friday, March 15, 2013
52nd Annual Canadian-American Days Festival Expo
Coastal Grand Mall, 2000 Coastal Grand Circle in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free admission. The expo will feature drawings for prizes from more than 40 exhibitors, live entertainment by The Andrew Thielen Big Band beginning at 11:30 a.m. The 52nd Annual Can-Am Days Festival Expo is sponsored and hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew Thielen Big Band
The St. Patrick's Day Dance
Surfside Beach Civic Center, 115 Highway 17 North in Surfside Beach, S.C. 7 - 10 p.m. Free admission. For more information call 843-650-9548 or visit www.surfsidebeach.org.
Dog Agility Competition
A Dog's Way Inn, 761 Pendergrass Avenue (behind T-Bones Steak House) in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The public is welcome to watch the competition beginning March 15 and continuing through March 17 for free. This event is hosted by A Way to Play Dog Agility Club, teams of canine athletes and human handlers from Canada to Florida gather for a weekend of competition. With over 200 races through obstacle courses each day, dog agility is an exciting and fun spectator sport. There will be refreshments and pet supply vendors available. For more information call (843) 357-4545.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Ocean Boulevard's 2013 St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Ocean Boulevard, Downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C. 12 - 11 p.m. Free admission. Ocean Boulevard's 2013 St. Patrick's Day Celebration will feature music, fun and authentic Irish food and beverages. Activities are set to include free, live performances, kids' zone, games and more. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles from 8th Avenue North to 11th Avenue North. For more information visit www.mbdowntownstpats.com.
Fourth Annual Irish Fest
Valor Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Free admission. The third annual Irish Fest will include Irish food, beer, entertainment and kids' activities. More information at www.MyrtleBeachBeerFest.com/Irish-Fest.html.
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
The 25th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. The parade is touted as the largest on the Grand Strand with more than 100 entries. After the parade, Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, SC comes to life with this annual festival. If a grand parade wasn't enough, waiting at the end of Main Street is a festival you will not want to miss. Over 125 vendors will display their arts and crafts. Food vendors and Main Street businesses will have a variety of treats for everyone to enjoy. Two stages of continuous live entertainment will keep the Irish spirit in you all day. Bring the "wee" ones to enjoy the children's area that is chocked full of rides and games for all ages. The coldest Irish brews and famous Irish food will be served up all day long. Festivities end at 4pm. Call (843) 280-5570, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grand Strand Beach Ballroom Social Dance
Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 7 - 10 p.m. The St. Patrick's Dance will feature decorations, beverages and music by the Harlequin duo. Attendees may bring a snack for their table. For more information call (843) 903-3765.
Huntington Beach State Park's 19th Annual Wildlife and History Day
Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, S.C. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All activities and programs are free with paid park admission. Attendees can explore the various activities and places our community has to offer ranging from cultural history to exciting wildlife and enjoy music and food from local restaurants. For more information call (843) 235-8755.
The CanAm Golf Junior Team Matches
This is hosted by The Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet, S.C. 10:00 a.m. and Sunday March 17th at 8:00 am. It includes 10 junior boys and 10 junior girls from Ontario competing against 10 junior boys and 10 junior girls from South Carolina. Watching these young competitors is amazing. Some of the previous players in this event have gone on to play as professionals on the PGA Tour and other professional tours. These are the golfers that we may be watching on TV in the future, and taking the time to go out and enjoy their skills and meet these wonderful young people has been a pleasure that we look forward to each year.
Myrtle Beach being a golf Mecca I would think that there are a lot of people that would be thrilled to go out and watch these young people compete. Hopefully your paper will be able to give coverage to this so that visitors from Canada as well as the local residents will have the opportunity to go and watch some wonderful golf. People can contact Wachesaw Plantation Club Pro Shop at 843-315-1500 for more information and directions on how to get to the course to attend this event.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tilted Kilt St. Patrick's Day 5k Kilt Run Presented by the Mace Law Firm
Tilted Kilt at Broadway at the Beach (Start and Finish Line at Tiled Kilt)
Family 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Packet Pick up and Registration: Saturday March 16 from Noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Tilted Kilt
Sunday March 17 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 at the Tilted Kilt (1 Mile Family Fun Run registration ends at 8:15). Following the race there will be a breakfast buffet with Irish Specialties, Drink tickets for participants, door prizes, plus medals for top 3 in 5 year age groups and awards for top 3 overall male and femal. The St. Patrick's Day Party kicks off after the race and goes all day at The Tilted Kilt. Registration and additional info: www.grandstrandrunner.com/race.aspx?id=58 Got questions: Contact Race Director Aaron Marks with Cumulus Media at 843-357-8647
Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach Annual Can-Am Concert
First United Methodist Church, 901 North Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Concert begins at 3 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Call David Howard at (843) 360-9446 for more information.
The 52nd Annual Can-Am Days Festival Expo is sponsored and hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call Kema Faulk at (843) 916-7276 or email at Kema.Faulk@VisitMyrtleBeach.com. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to make changes to festival events without notice.