6 things to do this weekend along the Grand Strand: Weekend of March 10-12

Third annual NOPI (Number One Parts Inc.) Nationals Motorsports Supershow – Friday, March 10 (gates open 4 p.m. to spectators) and Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12 (open 11 a.m. each) – at Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, off U.S. 501, near Tanger Outlets and Carolina Forest. Three-day pass for general admission $25 advance (until 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9), $30 at gate; car entry fees vary. Also, Big Smo✔ concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, for $20 extra. 843-236-0500 or www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com, and www.nopinationals.com.

29th annual Pee Dee Street Rodders’ “Run to the Sun” Car and Truck Show – benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and National Multiple Sclerosis Society – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16-18 at former Myrtle Square Mall site, on Kings Highway, between 21st and 29th avenues North, in Myrtle Beach. Free to see. Car registration 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16-17 and 8-11 a.m. March 18 for $45, only at Clarion Hotel, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., just west of Myrtle Beach and along Intracoastal Waterway, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway. Parking also available nearby at Broadway at the Beach, with shuttle loops every 15 minutes. 843-669-3564, 843-665-4401, 843-687-8118 or www.peedeestreetrodders.com.

Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park, 1820 21st Ave N. Ext., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17, across from Broadway at the Beach.open daily into summer, with this schedule for the next two weeks through March 23: noon-10 p.m. Fridays, March 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, March 11 and 18, and noon-8 p.m. Saturdays-Wednesdays. Various pricing options. 843-839-4080 or broadwaygrandprix.com.

Annual “3-in-1 Day” – celebrating Brookgreen Gardens founders Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington and their shared birthday and wedding date – noon-5 p.m. Friday, March 10 – at their former winter home, Atalaya, in Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, opening with presentation by Robin Salmon, Brookgreen Gardens’ vice president of art and historical collections and curator of sculpture. $10 – benefiting Friends of Huntington Beach State Park (www.friendshbsp.com) funding toward new exhibits in park’s planned rebuild of nature center (destroyed by last summer by fire from lightning) – plus park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15, and free ages 5 and younger. 843-235-8755 or www.huntingtonbeachsp.com.

Surfside Beach “BBQ Festival,” 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 10 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 on Surfside Drive. Free admission. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.

29th annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, Saturday, March 11 on Main Street, with parade at 9 a.m., and festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Also: contests for leprechauns (adults only) and shepherd’s pie eating at 2:15 and 2:30 p.m., respectively (Register for either by 1:30 p.m. at information booth at Hillside Drive or 2 p.m. near Flynn’s Irish Tavern, 421 Main St.). 843-280-5584, 843-280-5673 or parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/st-patricks-day-parade-and-festival/.

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