September 4, 2012 NorthMyrtleBeachOnline.Com – North Myrtle Beach, SC – If you thought the sun and fun ended with August, read what activities are coming in September. Stay healthy, get health, be active, remember 9/11, hear music and see a move outdoors and attend a festival are among the many things to do in North Myrtle Beach in September.
Here are the things going on.
Stay healthy, be active
Basil’s Pizza Family Fun Run will be held September 7 at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach. The one mile run/walk is designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The $8.00 registration fee includes dinner, medal, t-shirt and a concert featuring the Coco Loco Party Band. The band will play from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The one mile run/walk will start at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served before and after the run/walk. Registration forms are available at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1100 2nd Avenue South. For more information, contact Heather Smith, North Myrtle Beach Aquatics & Fitness Center Activities Director, at (843) 281-3744.
East Coast Volkswagen NMB Triathlon is on the following day - 8th September 2012 Saturday. The event begins at 7 am. The event centers on the Horseshoe at the end of North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street. The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center directed event includes a 700 yard open water swim, a 13 mile bike leg, and a 5K run. For more information, contact the Center at 843-280-5584.
The Remembrance will begin on September 11 with Individuals holding flags from 8:45 am to 10:05 am lining the Sea Mountain Hwy Bride where it crosses over Hwy 17. The Candlelight Memorial Vigil will begin at 9 pm at the Horseshoe. Sponsored by the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club and the City of North Myrtle Beach, the event will feature Rolling Thunder riding motorcycle into the event to publicize the POW-MIA issue, followed by several color guards. After the presentation of a remembrance wreath for all fallen Americans by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety and Fire Department join everyone on the beach for a twenty-one gun salute by the Marine Corp League. Complete silence and only a glow from the crowd’s candles light up the night as Taps is played and the dedicated wreath is taken out to sea for our fallen Americans to rest.
Enjoy the outdoors
Movies @ McLean on September 14th will feature a free outdoor movie - Dr. Suss, the Lorax - rated PG. Bring your chair or blanket. Get popcorn and drinks from the North Strand Optimist Club. Categories
Music On Main Street on September 20th will feature the Carolina Breakers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring beach chairs and blankets, and grab popcorn and a drink from the North Myrtle Beach Optimist Club.
Shift to the Horseshoe on 27th September 2012 to hear the Renovation Band (top 40 hits). The band will play from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Dance your heart away
From September 14 through September 23 around 14,000 Shaggers will visit the area. Around thirty DJs and twenty bands will descent upon the Main Street Clubs in North Myrtle Beach to provide SOS members their favorite shag music. In addition, outdoor music events are planned. On ‘SOS Fun Sunday’, Sept 16, 2012 from 1pm to 5 pm, the Mojo Blues Band and Craig Woolard Band will play on a stage beside the OD Arcade. ‘SOS Fun Monday’ on September 17, 2012, will see Main Street closed and a stage set up across from Pirate’s Cove. Bands Jim Quick & the Coastline Band, Andy King, Jerry Butler and the Mojo Blues Band will be featured.
Enjoy a great Festival
Join 15,000 or so friends. For the ninth year, The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the Annual Irish Italian International Festival. From Hill Street to Ocean Drive Blvd, Main Street will be closed on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and available only to pedestrian traffic. The festival begins at 10:00 am and continues until 4:00 pm; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment (six different bands will perform), street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert.
Festival goers can join in friendly competitions from a spaghetti eating competition to a Lego contest!
A children's area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (nominal fee). The American Institute of Architects presents a FREE Lego Contest for children ages 3-12 yrs old. Registration and building begins at 1:00 pm. Age groups will be as follows: 3-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds, and 10-12 year olds. Prizes will be given to the top 3 winners.