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Sun Fun Festival 2016 in Myrtle Beach

Sun Fun is back!  The popular Sun Fun Festival returns to Myrtle Beach, Friday through Sunday, June 3 through 5, in the entertainment district, Plyler Park, Downtown Myrtle Beach and Old Pavilion Site.  The 2016 festival coincides with the Native Sons Salt Games, set for Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. 

This historically “fun” festival includes a parade, various events and exciting concerts, with performances in Plyler Park by The Entertainers, The Legacy Motown Revue, The SwashTones, The Castaways and more! Also, the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will attend and perform daily. 

For more information, visithttp://www.sunfunmb.com/.  The Sun Fun Festival welcomes parade entries at http://www.sunfunmb.com/.  Schools and non-profit organizations receive a waived participation fee.

Friday, June 3

6:45 p.m.                            Kick-Off Event with Sun Fun King and Queen Coronation

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.                 The Legacy Motown Revue Concert

Saturday, June 4

10:00 a.m.                           Sun Fun Festival Parade

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.               The SwashTones Concert

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Various activities, including the Sandcastle Building Contest, Beach Bingo and more!

2:30 p.m.                            Free Shag Lessons

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.                 The Entertainers Concert

5:45 p.m.                            Shag Contest

7:45 to 10:00 p.m.               The Swingin’ Medallions Concert

10:00 p.m.                          Fireworks Show, Second Avenue Pier

Sunday, June 5

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.        Various activities, including Sandcastle Building Contest, Beach Bingo and more!

1:00 p.m.                            Free Shag Lessons

2:00 p.m.                            The Castaways Concert

4:30 p.m.                            Too Much Sylvia Concert

Music and Wine Events

Current Hours : Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm Closed Sundays

Live afternoon music four days each week from WednesdaySaturday.

This Week’s Live Music Schedule:
May 4 – Wine Wednesdays w/Ed Torres
May 5Oldies Thursdays w/Rod France
May 6Wine Down Fridays w/Jody Hunter
May 7Key West Fest ($8 – details below)

Key West Music Fest
May 7, 2016…………. 12pm – 5pm

A trip to the islands, mon. Two bands, non-stop music, outdoor cooking, wine, good folks, and the time of your life. All at a beautiful outdoor venue. Take the vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Bring a chair, or use one of ours if you arrive early enough. Here’s hoping you can share this special afternoon with us. Cheers! Vicki
Music (12:00-5:00pm): -The PG Quintet, and LATITUDE.
Admission: $8/person. Bring 2 non-perishable items for Food Pantry and receive $3 off admission (and thank you for your donation.)
Food Pantry Items needed….click here.

FOOD (noon-4:00pm) BY: – Smokin’ Pitt BBQ and Sticky Fingers
Beverages BY – La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water) Wine tastings are not available inside the shop on festival days. Wine is available by the glass and the bottle in the pavilion tent outside.


1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566

California Roots presents The Carolina Sessions Reggae Music Festival

Join the reggae music fun at the inaugural California Roots presents The Carolina Sessions Reggae Music Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Pavilion site, Ninth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.  The best reggae bands travel to Myrtle Beach to play tropical jams for the crowd, so bring a large blanket to sit on and simply enjoy the happy vibes. Food, beer, wine and gift vendors will be on site, and food vendors will offer vegetarian and vegan options, too!  The music festival is a family friendly event.  Security will be at the front gate, near stages and roaming throughout the festival grounds.  Children, ages 10 and under, get in free with a paying adult ticketholder.  Tickets from the previously cancelled festival (October 3, 2015) will be accepted for the April 9 show.  For more information, visit http://californiarootscarolina.com/.

North Myrtle Beach Welcomes 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival March 12, 2016

DSC_0067Celebrate the luck of the Irish at one of the Grand Strand’s largest annual celebrations. North Myrtle Beach’s 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival returns to the city’s downtown Main Street district on Saturday, March 12. Explore North Myrtle Beach is a proud sponsor of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, which draws more than 30,000 festival-goers annually, and admission is complimentary.


This year’s parade will begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine, and streets are expected to close prior to the event at 8:30 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to find their spots along the Main Street parade route well in advance.


The festival will begin immediately following the parade at 11 a.m. The celebration on Main Street will feature live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and plenty more. Main Street, from Ash Street to Ocean Boulevard, will remain closed for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival until 4 p.m.

For more information on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, visit the chamber’s website or contact the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 280-5584.


Taste of the MarshWalk


The Third Annual Taste of the MarshWalk brought a huge crowd to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina for a weekend of eating, drinking, browsing the arts and crafts  and socializing February 27-28, 2016.

The festival featured live bands  as well as kids’ activities such as camel or pony rides, climbing wall or bounce house. Vendors displayed jewelry, sweetgrass baskets and a wide variety of art including pottery, paintings, drawing and more.

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Food samples included barbecue, gumbo, fish tacos, hush puppies, sliders; and plenty of beer, wine and cocktails accompanied the eats.DSC_1367DSC_1363DSC_1370DSC_1369

Hilton Head Wingfest

The Island Recreation Association and Hargray Communications are proud to present the 21st annual Wingfest! Over 6,000 lbs of chicken wings will be served to 3,000 locals and visitors. Wingfest will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 11 am-6 pm, and Wing-gate, Friday, March 18 from 5-9 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Admission is $6 with children 10 & under free. Concessions and activities sold separately.

Fifteen to 20  local restaurants will cook their best wings to compete for the 2016 Best Wings of Hilton Head. There will be many activities such as a kid’s zone, rock climbing wall, bungee jump, live music and more!

Last Year’s Winners:

The Judges picks:
1st – Wild Wing Cafe – Hilton Head Island, 2nd – GW Southern Catering & BBQ, 3rd – CocoNutz Sportz Bar

The People Choice winners:

1st – Reilley’s Grill & Bar, 2nd – CocoNutz Sportz Bar, 3rd – Absolute Islander Wing


The Tailgate will be on Friday, March 21st from 5-8 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park. Come “tip-off” the weekend and Tailgate Wingfest style. Celebrate Wingfest and your favorite team and favorite tailgate foods. It will be an evening of music, kid-friendly events, happy hour prices and restaurant rivalry. Come and watch the games on our big screen television. Wear your team colors, or purchase one of our awesome Wingfest t-shirt.

For more information go to www.islandreccenter.org or call  (843)681-7273.

It’s A Wrap: 10th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival Names Winners

The 10th  Annual Beaufort International Film Festival faded to black in  superstar fashion  February 13,2016, beginning with a champagne reception replete with  Lowcountry culinary delights and chocolate truffles. Filmmakers, film lovers and fans of  Vanna White, the Spirit & Pride of South Carolina Award recipient, were on hand to see awards presented to the best of the best of over 700 entries from 66 countries in 12 different categories.12533332-vanna-white-receives-spirit-pride-of-south-carolina-award

The festival began on February 10 at Tabby Place in Beaufort with a kaleidoscope of color reflecting off of the international display of flags of countries represented in the festival, a school of dance flash mob performance and a canon confetti blast off to signal the official start of the  10th year.Thursday morning began with what would start a trend of packed house attendance for most of the screenings that would continue through Saturday afternoon. Records were set for average screening attendance (average 292 per screening) and the single screening attendance record was set by the feature film Interwoven with 473. The estimated overall attendance record was set with 12,426 people enjoying some part of the four day celebration. This exceeded the attendance record set  last year by over 2000.

North Myrtle Beach native, television host, fashion icon and philanthropist Vanna White was presented the second Spirit & Pride of South Carolina Award. This award is presented annually to that person who is native to or a long time resident of South Carolina whose body of work in the film, television, or music industries reflects positively on themselves and the Palmetto State.   The award was presented by Rick Ray, co-chief executive of Nuray Pictures and Nuray Digital.

Other top awards went to Justin D. Roberts, former Army captain and chaplain, for his film No Greater Love. Justin was presented with the prestigious Santini Patriot Spirit Award. The award is presented to that filmmaker whose work honors American armed forces, veterans and/or their families. The award was presented by the only other recipient of the award, Director/Producer Jonathan Flora. Jonathan received the award in 2011 for his film Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good.  Jonathan is a producer with Walt Disney Studios.

The festival also takes pleasure in showcasing  the work of those who work behind the scenes and usually get little public attention for their efforts.  Jonathan Gaynor, Sound Mixer, was recognized with the Behind the Scenes Award. Presenting the award was Academy Award winning sound designer Eugene Gearty.

Other Winners include:

Best Feature:  Keep In Touch , directed by Sam Kretchmar, New York, NY

Best Documentary:  Daylight Come directed by Evan Vetter, Wilmington, NC

Best Short Film: Pardon the Intrusion, directed by Louise Caruna Galizia, United Kingdom

Best Student Film:  Danny Freud, directed by Madliene Rae Painter, University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

Best Comedy: The Gunfighter, directed by Eric Kissack, Los Angeles, CA

Best Animation:  Chiaroscuro, directed by Daniel Drummond, Sao Luis, Brazil

Best Screenplay:  Attic Ashes, written by Lorraine Portman, St. Augustine, FL

Best Actress:  Maritza Brikisak, Los Angeles, CA   ( A Prayer for the Lonely)

Best Actor: Hoyt Richards, Los Angeles, CA (Intersection)

Best Director: Sam Kretchmar, New York, NY  (Keep In Touch)

Audience Choice:   Interwoven,  (Director VW Scheich,
Producer Uyen Le), Beaufort, SC

The Beaufort International Film Festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society. For more information visit beaufortfilmfestival.com.

The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry. See more at beaufortfilmsociety.org.

Gullah Celebration Opens in Hilton Head

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The 20th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration will present 15 events during the month of February. Back by popular demand are the Arts Ob We People: Art Exhibition and Sale, Arts, Crafts and Food Expo, Sweetheart Ball featuring Deas Guyz and Gullah Music Series featuring the G.A. Mass Choir. Additional highlights of the 20th Annual Gullah Celebration include the introduction of the Community Wellness Initiative that kicks off at the Fish Haul Creek 5K Run/Walk and the national observation of Freedom Day which commemorates President Lincoln’s signing of the US Constitution’s 13th amendment which outlawed slavery, immediately following the Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast. Debuting this festival season is the National Gullah Institute, which will present its first panel discussion on the American South’s Connection to West Africa on Sunday, February 28th.


Details about all events presented during the 20th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration are available at gullahcelebration.com or using this link: http://gullahcelebration.com/assets/media/img/eventguide.pdf .

Finalists Named for Beaufort International Film Festival 2016

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The Tenth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival will host thousands of film lovers from around the world starting Feb. 10 and continuing to Feb 14 in the historic coastal town of Beaufort, SC. Considered one of the fastest growing film festivals in the southeast and named one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2013 by MovieMaker Magazine, festival organizers are expecting their biggest crowds yet. With over 10,000 attending some part of the four day festival in 2015, more are expected in 2016.

Awards will be presented in the areas of Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Student Films, Screenplays, Animation. Comedy and Audience Choice.  Also, winners will be named for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director

BIFF 2016 also marks the second award for the Spirit & Pride of South Carolina Award, presented to that person whose career achievements in the areas of film, television or music have reflected positively on themselves and the state of South Carolina. The award will be presented to Television Host and Fashion Icon Vanna White, originally from North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Former Army Chaplain and filmmaker Justin D. Roberts will be presented the Santini Patriot Spirit Award for his film “No Greater Love“. The “Santini ” is awarded to that filmmaker whose portrayal of the American active duty military, veterans, or their families in a feature film, documentary, or short reflects the highest standards of service and sacrifice for the good of others. The award is named after Marine Corps Colonel Donald “The Great Santini” Conroy. father of Academy Award® nominated screenwriter and best-selling author Pat Conroy.

Jonathan Gaynor will be presented the “Behind the Scenes” award for his more than 20 years of work as a Film Sound Mixer. Jonathan’s resume includes over 50 film and television credits.

The 2016 Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists are as follows:


A Gothic Tale
Directed by: Marceia Patterson, Winston-Salem, NC

Another Everest
Directed by: Aleksandre Kosinski, Winston-Salem, NC

Directed by:  Daniel Drummond, San Luis, Brazil

Reality Check
Directed by:  Alexander Woody, Orange, CA

Switch Man
Directed by: Hsun-Chun Chuan and Shao-Kuei Tong, Taiwan


Daylight Come
Directed by:  Evan Vetter,  Wilmington, NC

Kepulihan: When the Waters Recede
Directed by: David H. Barnhart, Atlanta GA

Locked In a Box
Directed by: David H. Barnhart, Atlanta, GA

Projections of America
Directed by:  Peter Miller, New York, NY

Old South
Directed by:  Danielle Beverly,  Brooklyn, NY

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
Directed by:  Phil Furey,  Los Angeles, CA


Directed by:  Tim French,  Los Angeles, CA

Directed by:  VW Scheich, Beaufort, SC

In the Dark
Directed by:  David Spaltro,  New York, NY

Keep In Touch
Directed by:  Sam Kretchmar, New York, NY


Another Love
Directed by:  Victor Perez, London, UK

A Chess Player
Directed by: Shea Sizemore, Charlotte, NC

El Altar de Soledad (A Prayer for the Lonely)
Directed by:  Felix Martiz, Los Angeles, CA

Directed by:  Chris King, Los Angeles, CA

Morning Shift
Directed by:  Gary Weeks, Roswell, GA

Pardon the Intrusion
Directed by: Louise Caruna Galizia, United Kingdom

Selling Rosario
Directed by:  Iana Simeonov & Michael Winokur, San Francisco, CA

Shooting an Elephant
Directed by:  Juan Pablo Rothie, Venezuela

The Gunfighter
Directed by: Eric Kissack, Los Angeles, CA

The Tutor
Directed by:  Grant Johnson, Los Angeles, CA

The Visitor
Directed by: Bennett Pellington, Wilmington, NC


Danny Freud  (University of North Carolina, School of the Arts)
Directed by:  Madiene Rae Painter, Winston-Salem, NC

Deep Pan Fury (University of Creative Arts, UK)
Directed by:  Charlie Dennis, United Kingdom

Doug (University of Creative Arts, UK)
Directed by:  Tom Fordham, London, United Kingdom

Lies Beneath the Lampshade (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Directed by: Andrew Wecht, Savannah, GA

Panfilo (University of London, UK)
Directed by:  Memed Aksoy, London, UK

Schoolcraft (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Directed by:  Adam Nelson, Savannah, GA

Sin Frontera  (Chapman University, Dodge College)
Directed by:  Iz Gutierrez, Orange, CA

The Break In  (New York University, Tisch)
Directed by:  Robbie Lemieux, New York, NY

The Right Hand of God (Chapman University, Dodge College)
Directed by:  Matthew Szewczyk, Orange, CA


Danny Freud

Deep Pan Fury

Keep In Touch

Morning Shift

The Break In

The Gunfighter


Attic Ashes
Written by:  Lorraine Portman, St. Augustine, FL

Written by:  Ned Farr, Los Angeles, CA

Written by:  N. T. Bullock, New Orleans, LA

Written by:  Margaret Ford Rogers and Robert Seckler, Charleston, SC

Written by:  Lorraine Portman, St. Augustine, FL

In Spite of It All
Written by:  Rebecca Boyd, Columbia, SC

Written by:  Richard Levine & Marie Bailey, Jacksonville, FL

Switched at Girth
Written by:  Kevin Williams, Los Angeles, CA

The Geriatric Tour
Written by:  Marcia Rhea, Charleston, SC

The Key for Hope
Written by:  Frederico Ferrero, Tampa, FL

Turning August
Written by:  Sheila Watson and Anthony Watson, Johns Island, SC


Ryan Patrick Bachand (Keep In Touch- Feature Film)

Eduardo Enrikez (Sin Frontera – Student Film)

Cullen Moss (The Visitor – Short Film)

Hoyt Richards (Intersection – Feature Film)

Anthony Reynolds (The Visitor – Short Film)


Maritza Brikisak (Only the Lonely – Short Film)

Grace Folsom (In the Dark – Feature Film)

Gabbi McPhee (Keep In Touch – Feature Film)

Fiona Horrigan ( In the Dark – Feature Film)

Mo’Nique  (Interwoven – Feature Film)


Tim French (Intersection-Feature Film)

Sam Kretchmar  ( Keep In Touch– Feature Film)

Victor Perez (Another Love  – Short Film)

Juan Pablo Rothie  ( Shooting an Elephent – Short Film)

VW Scheich   (Interwoven –Feature Film)

David Spaltro (In The Dark – Feature Film)

For more information about the 10th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, visitbeaufortfilmfestival.com. The festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society.

The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.

Hilton Head to Celebrate Snow Day

snow dayThe Island Recreation will host the 2016 Hilton Head Snow Day on January 30, 2015 from 11 am-4 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.

This family event will have inflatable rides, snowfield, and entertainment!  For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event!

Admission is $10 per child and adults are free.  All food and beverage are sold separately.

For more information please call us at (843) 681-7273 or visit  www.islandreccenter.org.