events

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:01am to 11:59pm

Pick the distance you’d like to run—a half-marathon, 5K or the Doggie Dash—and get moving! The 5K and Doggie Dash will take place at The Market Common with the half-marathon option starting at Coastal Grand Mall and heading toward the beach with over 5 miles of the course featuring oceanfront views. Proceeds from the Doggie Dash will benefit the Grand Strand Humane Society. The event will also include a health and fitness expo.

Visit website for course information, schedule and registration info. runmyrtlebeach.com


Christian Book Lover’s Retreat

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:01am to 11:59pm

This weekend is the perfect combo of reading, relaxing and rejoicing. There will be parties hosted by authors, socials and game shows for attendees. Activities include the likes of paint parties, comedy shows and spa time. There will also be chances for amazing praise and worship with inspirational speakers and workshops. This event is sure to restore and lift your spirit. Head to the site for a full list of authors, speakers and a schedule.

DoubleTree Myrtle Beach, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit website for schedule and prices. christianbookloversretreat.com


Waccamaw Heart & Stroke Walk

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:30am

The premier fundraising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk works to raise funds that will help save lives from America’s number one and number 5 killers—heart disease and stroke. Head to the beautiful North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex to join other walkers from across the community. Step out to have fun, be inspired and support a great cause. 

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Visit website for registration and donation information. (843) 282-2903, heart.org


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:30am

This event raises awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society to help save lives from breast cancer. The walk brings people together to make a difference for all who have been touched by this disease. Money raised goes toward innovative research, free information and support and to helping people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable. The day will also include entertainment and a celebration for survivors and opportunity to remember loved ones lost. 

Crown Reef Resort, 3913 S. Ocean Blvd. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Visit website for registration info. (843) 790-6336, cancer.org


Timberfest

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Enjoy a lovely Grand Strand fall day filled with all kinds of fun that the entire family can enjoy. Head to Timberlake Baptist Church for Timberfest. The day will be a fall festival that will include great activities. There will be music, games, fun for children, crafts food and more.

Timberlake Baptist Church, 9850 Highway 707. Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (678) 984-4035, timberlakechurch.net


North Carolina Oyster Festival

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

The first North Carolina Oyster Festival was held in 1980 and the event has continued to grow and gain popularity over the years. The weekend is full of lots of fun—music, unique shopping, artwork and crafts and more. The highlight? The delicious culinary delight of oysters prepared in a variety of ways (plus many other food options if these yummy bivalves aren’t your thing.)

8 E. 2nd St. Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $5 (cash only); 12 and under free. (910) 754-6644, ncoysterfestival.com


Loris Bog-Off Festival

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am

Come hungry to this favorite festival that began back in 1980 as a chicken bog cooking contest and has since evolved into a huge event with vendors, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family. Enter your own bog or spend the day sampling this delicious Southern staple. The festival will end with a fireworks extravaganza and a musical performance.

Downtown Loris. Saturday, 9 a.m. ­Free. (843) 756-6030, lorischamber.com


National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

This yearly event will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2018. The exhibit of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, will present both the work of masters and rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards will be presented by the Society, along with the popular People’s Choice Award, which is determined by the votes of Brookgreen visitors.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free with garden admission. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


Brunswick Arts Council Fall Art Show

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

This annual show, which celebrates its 18th year in 2018, is open to artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or are members of one of several area art groups. Russell Yerkes, an award-winning artist who has been exhibiting his unique watercolors around the country for over 25 years, will judge the show. A reception will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 5–7 p.m. and will include an awards ceremony. 

Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive. Saturday, 10 a.m.­–5 p.m. with reception from 5–7 p.m. on October 18. Free. (910) 575-5999, brunswickartscouncil.org


Walk in Her Shoes

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Men, women and children will be walking in women’s shoes to show solidarity against domestic violence and raise money for Horry County Emergency Safe House, which helps women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. After the walk, the “Let’s Stop the Violence” event will begin and will include speakers, DJs and mascots, performances, food and more. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit website for registration info. (843) 546-3926, fjctownhorry.org