MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The weather will be perfect this weekend to get out and enjoy. Several events happening around town will go forward as scheduled following Matthew. Some events will focus on helping those still affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival
This is the first year the event, hosted by the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the city of Myrtle Beach, will get underway. The one-day, all-day event will feature a variety of seafood for dozens of restaurants and eateries.
Event organizer Amie Lee, with Palmetto Event Productions, Inc., said about 15 vendors will be there to offer a variety of seafood.
"Everything is free to attend. We'll have great live bands performing all day. Jim Quick and Coastline, The Bounty Hunters, The Castaways and The Tams. We've got a great variety of seafood vendors that are going to be there. A lot of great local restaurants and eateries showcasing their seafood menus," said Amie Lee.
In addition to the Horry County Special Olympics, a portion of the event proceeds will go to the Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund which aides in local disaster relief efforts in Horry and Georgetown counties. Additional information about this recovery fund can be found at www.helpthegrandstrand.com. Recognizing that 70 percent of Horry County is still without power, organizers want to focus on giving back to the community, its residents and businesses that are the heart and soul of our beautiful beach destination.
"We wanted to give back to the local community so we are going to be partnering with the Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund. And a portion of the net proceeds will be going to that disaster relief fund as well," Lee said.
Lee added, "We felt like it's a free event, so what better way to give back than bringing a canned food item, or bottled water, which is not required but certainly encouraged."
There will be a kids' zone, a cornhole tournament and arts and crafts vendors, as well as business exhibitors at the event.
"We definitely envision this event growing. It's a great destination event to showcase seafood, which is a staple in our culinary scene here along the Grand Strand," Lee said.
The beer and wine garden will offer an assortment of craft beers and wine for sale, with proceeds from the sales helping relief efforts.
Market Common Oktoberfest
The Ninth Annual Oktoberfest will take place at the Market Common at Valor Park. The event kicks off Friday, Oct.14, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. attendees will enjoy German food and a huge selection of Oktoberfest beers. Organizers said there will be kids activities, a pumpkin patch and live entertainment.
For more information you can visit the Oktoberfest website.
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Cruisin' the Beach 2016 Car Show.
Stop by Broadway at the Beach, any day this weekend to check out the rides at the Cruisin' the Beach 2016 Car Show. October 13- 16 Over 40 vendors and 235 classic cars are already filling the parking lot. Admission is free to the event.
The event kicks off at 8 a-m each day, and ends at 6 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach in the parking lot close to the Big D theater.