What's Happening: Earth Day Music Fest, car shows, and lots of art

What's Happening: Earth Day Music Fest, car shows, and lots of art

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The WMBF First Alert Weather Team is telling us weather this weekend will be nothing less than gorgeous, which is great for any outdoor plans.

If you need a few ideas on how to best enjoy this weekend, we've found lots of events happening.

The Earth Day Music Festival and Diabetes 5K is hosted by the Wellness Council for South Carolina. The fun run is a fundraiser to help the organization continue promoting diabetes awareness and offering diabetes education free of cost to the community.

This is the first year the event will held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, says Kristi Falk, executive director for the Wellness Council.

"The racetrack is now a certified 5K course, so they'll be running on the racetrack," said Falk.

After the race, the Earth Day Music Festival will begin, with an entire kids zone, musical artists and bands performing all day.

"We're really excited about this new location at the speedway. We get the race track for the 5K, we get the giant stage for the music festival, there is plenty of space for everyone, plenty of parking. It's going to be a great day," said Falk.

The Earth Day Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

For art buffs, the Seacoast Artists Guild for Art in the Common takes place April 29 through April 30 at Valor Memorial Park at The Market Common.

This arts and crafts festival will showcase artists displaying and selling their original works of art.  The festival is open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free, and the festival is child and pet friendly.

Also, check out the Coast FA Soccer Spring Classic this weekend. For more details about the locations and time, click here.

Don't miss the fun at The Market Common with the Ninth Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival. The event is a major fundraiser for Ground Zero, an organization that provides positive, Christ-centered entertainment for youth in Myrtle Beach. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29, in Grand Park. For more information, click here.

You can support the student veterans of Horry Georgetown Technical College by attending a car show on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and will be held at the Conway campus.

If that's enough engine power for you, stop by Ripley's Aquarium for the Classic, Antique, and Exotic Car Show. The event takes place Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ArtFields in Lake City, wraps up Saturday, April 29. For a complete list of all the scheduled events, visit the ArtFields website.

Check out the Leading Lady Women's Expo, A Mother's Day Special. Join with other ladies on Saturday, April 29, in Florence, at the Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 1735 Stokes Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in Myrtle Beach on Sunday, April 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 3200 S. Ocean Blvd. For more information about how to register for the event, click here.

Don't miss Florence After Five, featuring the Pizazz Band, on Friday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The fun takes place right in the heart of downtown Florence.
It's the perfect way to unwind after the work week. More than a dozen food and drink vendors will be there, and you can also hang out WMBF News anchor Ken Baker and reporter Audrey Biesk.

Shutdown the swing bridge to make room for the Socastee Heritage Festival happening Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.  The event is great family fun, with more than 200 vendors, pony rides, two music stages and much more. For more details about the festival, visit the Socastee Heritage Festival website.

Finally, the Third Annual Blue Light and Red Stripes Flag Football Game takes place Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Myrtle Beach Police and Fire departments are teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand for an exhibition-style flag football game.  Admission is free, and donations to the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand are welcome.

Each team will be represented by several members from their respective department, along with several Boys and Girls Club members. Enjoy four eight-minute quarters of regular-style flag football and cheer on the teams! The goal is to build a greater friendship among public servants and youth. For more information, contact Dione Buonto at (843) 712-1977.

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