by the Town of Surfside Beach
True to its moniker, Surfside Beach, “The Family Beach”, will conduct two of their family events this month. The ninth annual Surfside Beach BBQ Festival will be held March 9th and 10th on Surfside Drive near the pier. Friday the 9th will be “Anything But BBQ” where the competing BBQ vendors will cook and sell their “favorite” dish, i.e. chicken wings, chicken bog, soups, chili, etc. from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday the 10th will be the actual BBQ competition, where each vendor will cook and sell their BBQ. The public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite, and cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place.
Over 60 local arts and crafts vendors, companies promoting their businesses, and snack vendors will also be on site. There will be inflatables and games for the children. Live entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass band, The Crave & Company, from 10am-1pm, and the country band, The Josh Brannon Band, from 1-4pm. Admission to the event is free.
On Saturday, March 31st H. Blue Huckabee Complex, located at 499 Spanish Oak Drive (off Glenns Bay Road) will host the town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt and Kid’s Fair. The egg hunt will begin at 1pm. The first 500 children ages 10 and under will be divided into three groups – ages 4 and under; ages 5-7; and ages 8-10. Children will hunt for the eggs and receive a goody bag containing candy and prizes. The Easter Bunny as well as a princess and super hero will be on site. The Kid’s Fair will be from 1:30- 4pm. Train rides, inflatables, face painting, and balloon art are all free of charge. Surfside Christian Church will be cooking and giving away hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Concession vendors will be selling cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and funnel cakes.
The Champion Autism Network (CAN) will host a sensory friendly Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st at 10am at the Passive Park located at the corner of Willow Drive North and Surfside Drive. Each child who hunts will receive a goodie bag.