Chicken Bog Challenge, Music and Art Festival, other events are What's Happening this weekend

Chicken Bog Challenge, Music and Art Festival, other events are What's Happening this weekend

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - There's all you can eat Chicken Bog, a 5k run that's full of color and a festival that will be music to your ears - all happening this weekend.

The 22nd Annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art starts Saturday, Sept. 24 and ends Oct. 15. Each weekend, various events and concerts are scheduled to entertain music and art lovers. The music group Healing Force is scheduled to kick off the festival at the Fourth Annual Seaside Palette happening at the Georgetown Historic District from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other scheduled performers include R&B singer Peabo Bryson, Zuill Bailey, The Company Men, Barrett Baber and The Doo Wop Project - to a new a few.

Plaza City Market

Stop by Nance Plaza in Downtown Myrtle Beach for the first Plaza City Market. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the street festival features live music, a public piano, artists, vendors, food and beverages. There will also be yoga, Zumba, crafts and a kids area. This is the first year for the event that is sponsored by the Five Points Business Association, the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors and the City of Myrtle Beach. The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is being held on Ninth Avenue North, between Kings Highway and Broadway Street, and in Nance Plaza, around the fountain.

Myrtle Beach Social Ride

The ride to the Plaza City Market can be fun, if you take part in the "social bike ride" next Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The bicycle ride begins at City Hall, located at 937 Broadway Street, wanders around town and ends at the Plaza City Market at Nance Plaza.  The 10-mile ride will take about an hour, with the group moving at a leisurely pace.

2016 Tobacco Festival

In Florence County, the 2016 Tobacco Festival is taking place in Lake City. The opening ceremony kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Various events are scheduled at different locations. The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce will host the festival that ends Sunday, Sept.25. Friday evening is the FTC Street Dance with performances by Randy Turner and "Chocolate Chip Band." On Saturday, enjoy a barbecue cook-off, IGA Smokin' Fast 5K Race, kid's zone, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and entertainment at the Village Green. The evening finishes with fireworks and the Beach Blast featuring a performance by Finesse Band. Sunday is the golf tournament at the Lake City Country Club. This year's festival will also include amusement rides and a carnival Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

 The Brave Shave for Kids with Cancer Fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 24, the community can join the St. Baldrick's Foundation to conquer childhood cancers. The local fundraiser will help the organization raise money to help families and children battling cancer in our area. Join in the efforts to shave your head, volunteer your time or donate to the cause. The event takes place from noon until 3 p.m. at the Surfside Beach Moose Lodge.

Color Vibe 5k

It will be a colorful fun run for the Myrtle Beach Color Vibe 5k Run. Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 9 a.m. runners will take their mark as they get blasted with color from the start line to the finish line. Registration and volunteers are still being accepted. The Surf Dreams Foundation is the local charity that will benefit from the run. Phil Jackson, Executive Director for Surf Dreams Foundation said this event will help them provide summer surf clinics to children who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. They also plan to purchase two new surfboards for two young ladies, who recently had their boards stolen.

"The Surf Dreams Foundation was formed to help get children in the water surfing who wouldn't normally have the chance. So we starting giving equipment away and we also have the surf clinic, during the summer, where we had between 80 and 100 kids show up," said Phil Jackson.

Murrells Inlet Chicken Bog Challenge

It will be a busy weekend for the non-profit Surf Dreams Foundation who is also hosting the Murrells Inlet Chicken Bog Challenge to raise funds for the organization. The event sponsored by High End Automotive will square off 21 chefs to see who has the best recipe for chicken bog. The challenge starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Uncle Tito's Bar and Grill in Murrells Inlet.

Jackson added, "We'll be selling tickets for samples. You get four-ounce to six-ounce samples. It's three dollars a ticket and we're going to have a raffle, we're going to have music and it's going to be a great time."

For more information on both events you can contact the Surf Dreams Foundation.

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