Weekend festivities throughout the Grand Strand to go on as scheduled 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Despite ongoing Hurricane Matthew recovery operations, the Myrtle Beach Area is bouncing back and welcoming visitors. Mike Bettes of the Weather Channel said during a live broadcast from the Boardwalk yesterday, "It's sunny and beautiful and business as usual here in Myrtle Beach… why not come on out!" 

Great events taking place this week/weekend: 

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art – Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15 
Georgetown Boat Show – Friday, October 14 – Sunday October 16 
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival – Saturday, October 15 

See more Grand Strand events here

"Myrtle Beach is back in business and it's going to be a great weekend," says Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "Myrtle Beach is known for its resilience. Power crews have been working around the clock and have done such an amazing job that it's hard to imagine just a few days ago we were dealing with a huge storm, now we're welcoming back visitors. But it's not just about the visitors. We know a lot of people depend on tourism for their jobs and livelihoods, so getting our economy back up and running is good for everyone."  

An ongoing survey by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce reveals that many businesses are open or well on their way to being open for business! For an updated list of business openings visit the chamber website as well as the Visit Myrtle Beach website.