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Summer Concert Series – McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach

August 21 – Super Glide Band (60’s to today)
September 18 – Jim Quick & Coastline (Beach)

Enjoy an evening with family and friends listening to live music, picnicking and playing in the safe and fun environment of beautiful McLean Park. Bring a beach chair, blanket, food and non-alcoholic beverages. The North Strand Optimist Club will provide food and drinks for sale. 7-9pm

Music on Main – Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

September 3 – Andrew Thielen (Big Band)

Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to get to know the area merchants in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or a long day on the beach to taste the flavors of Main Street, listen to live music, shop and dance ’til you drop. Kick back and unwind with us in a beach chair on Main Street.

Basil’s Pizza Family Fun Run/Walk

September 11, 2009 — McLean Park — 5:00 pm

Bring your family and friends to the annual 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk. Whether you go for a jog or a light stroll, this exciting event is designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. It is a great way for all family members to “Be Fit, Have Fun.” Also enjoy a FREE CONCERT by the Fat Jack Band from 5 – 9 pm. Race starts at 6:00 pm. In the event of rain it will be moved inside to the NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Open to the public — $8.00 per person.
Register at the Aquatic & Fitness Center Customer Service Desk. Registration includes dinner, T-shirt and Race Number. For more information contact Heather Smith (843) 281-3744 or [email protected].

2009 Triathlon

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009

Oceanfront, Main Street Horseshoe, McLean Park — North Myrtle Beach, SC.

This race features a 700 yard open water swim, a 13 mile bike leg, and a 5K run. The course will include over 6 miles of beautiful Ocean Boulevard, a ride along the marsh in Cherry Grove, and a section of historic Ocean Drive the “Home of Beach Music” on Main Street. Bring your family & friends and make it a vacation event!

This is a great opportunity for your family and friends to share in your sporting passion. While you satisfy your “need for speed” at the race, those closest to you can also enjoy the prime vacation destination that “is” North Myrtle Beach. With premium restaurants, first class entertainment, scenic bicycle routes, local golf courses, extensive shopping, and the finest beaches on the east coast, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to make reservations for a few extra days to stay with us and enjoy the Grand Strand, you’ll be glad that you did. So will those who travel with you.
Arriving the day before the race so you can look over the course is highly recommended. At registration you will be issued your event shirt, “goodie bag” with sponsorship products, swim cap, and timing chip & number. The race will start at the transition point at the Main Street Horseshoe beach access. At this point you will set up your bike and transition station. The area will be manned by volunteers until the end of the race. The finish line is back at McLean Park so during your cool-down make your way back to the transition area and pick-up your bike and equipment. Helmets are required. There will be a bike mechanic on site but remember, don’t expect any major repairs to be done on the day of the race. Make appointments the day before, or at your local shop for maintenance of this type. The Ocean Drive Resort adjoins the transition area.

Registration — There is no race day registration.
Register at
Call or email for general questions, specific directions, or parking information. [email protected] or 843-281-3743.

6th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

Main Street in North Myrtle Beach
Saturday, September 26, 2009
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The City of North Myrtle Beach and the NMB Aquatic and Fitness Center will be hosting the 6th annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The one day rain or shine event brings approximately 20,000 to celebrate different cultures. The event will take place from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The festival will feature great food, live music, arts, crafts and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. There will be a restaurant competition for best entree, best decoration, and best dessert with the announcement of winners at the event and through the media.

The proceeds from the festival are donated to the North Myrtle Beach Friends of the Library

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