15 things to do off campus during CCU Family Weekend

CCU Family Weekend is Oct. 6-8. The campus has a complete itinerary of things to do with those who come to visit you.

The Food Lovers

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North. Free admission. 843-855-0527 or www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com.

Overflow Fellowship Church’s “Fish and Grits Festival,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 S.C. 9, Longs. 843-421-9531.

“Festa Italiana,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. $1 admission ages 13 and older. 843-333-7523 or www.sonsofitalymb.com.

“Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off,” for Surfrider Foundation Grand Strand Chapter, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park Landing, all on U.S. 17 Business, on south end of Murrells Inlet. Free admission. 843-333-2034 or surfridergrandstrand.org.

The Art Lovers

In downtown Conway, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7: “Conway Fall Festival,” Third Avenue and Laurel Street (843-488-1950 or www.conwayfallfestival.com); and “Live Oak Art + Music Fest,” at 1201 Third Ave. (843-248-4527 or www.createconway.org). “Conway Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, on Third Avenue and Laurel Street, downtown. Kids Play Zone $5. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayfallfestival.com.

“Live Oak Art + Music Fest,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at 1201 Third Ave., Conway. 843-248-4527 or www.createconway.org.

Big Band Music Lovers

Saturday fests, each noon-6 p.m., at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School: “Autumn Big Band Blast” Oct. 7, for $10. Also, bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks and receive $3 off admission for each. 843-399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

The Bargain Shoppers

“South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale,” 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Free admission; parking $5. 843-918-1235 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/garagesale.html.

Indoor yard sale, 7:30 a.m-1 p.m. Oct. 6-7 (postponed from Sept. 15-16) at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach, ). 843-294-1754.

The Know-It-All of the Family

Carolina Master Chorale’s “It’s A Grand Night for Trivia,” 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 (postponed from Sept. 10), at Prestwick Country Club, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. $30 individual or $165 team of six. 843-444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.)

Family Fests

Surfside Beach Family Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 on Surfside Drive. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.

“Conway Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, on Third Avenue and Laurel Street, downtown. Kids Play Zone $5. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayfallfestival.com.

The History Buffs and Those into Culture

“Harvest Home Weekend” Fall Festival, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7-8 at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park. Free with garden admission, which lasts seven days – $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Also, “Whispering Wings” butterfly house open for half-hour visits daily through Oct. 30, for extra $3 for ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

The Car Lovers

“Myrtle Beach Britfest” car show, benefiting Canine Angels Service Dogs, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 on Johnson and Hendrick avenues at The Market Common, in Myrtle Beach. Free for spectators; car or motorcycle entry $30, and $15 additional vehicle. 843-651-7644, 843-222-2201, grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

The Animal Lovers

‘Blessing of the Animals’ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7, by St. Barnabas Anglican Church, at Calabash Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road Park. 843-467-4979.


If you love live music, then check out the lineup at area bars as our area kicks off the Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Rally.



Thanks for checking out our new site! We’ve changed a ton of stuff, and we’d love to know what you think.
Email feedback