Are you spending some time this summer on Pawleys Island?
While the obvious choice would be to spend time on the beach and enjoy the creek, there are events happening in the area that you don’t want to miss!
May 18th is the annual Pawleys Pavilion Reunion from 6:00-11:00 pm at the Pawleys Island Nature Park, just off the North Causeway. Hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Georgetown, this night is filled with memories, shagging and delicious food compliments of Moe’s BBQ. The original Pawleys Pavilion was a popular beach music spot that burned down in 1970. Once a year, beach music played live by local bands brings everyone together to shag under the stars and reminisce about the good ole days.
The Carolina Country Music Fest is back again for its fifth year! This event takes place in Myrtle Beach from June 6-9th. Artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and Dierks Bentley will all be performing! Just a quick drive up to listen to some great music.
If you enjoy being outside and exploring the natural beauty of Pawleys, I would recommend signing up for a tour with Surf the Earth. They offer a variety of paddle board and kayak tours through the Pawleys Island Creek. You may see a heron stalking along the banks and watch the fiddler crabs scurry through the pluff mud. You don’t want to miss this! Surf the Earth also offers a moonrise sunset tour that really showcases what Pawleys Island has to offer.
Fourth of July is a highly celebrated holiday on Pawleys. The day kicks off at 10am with the 53rd Annual Parade that starts on the south causeway winding down to the birds nest section then back up to Atlantic Ave. Locals and summer residents alike participate with crazy and funny themed floats. Floats can be entered for $15 in advance or $20 on the day of. After the parade, everyone retreats to the beach in anticipation of the Salute from the Shore, now in its 10th year! The annual flyover begins in Cherry Grove and heads south all the way Hilton Head. Crowds of onlookers line the shore and wave, cheer and celebrate the people who have served in our military while watching the planes soar over the coastline.
Calling all kayakers! The Annual Kayak Race will be held on Thursday, July 25th from 12:00-4:00pm. The event encompasses single kayak, tandem kayak and paddle board races for all ages. Sign up day of the event in the Pavilion Park on the North Causeway. Contact Surf the Earth for information and rentals at 843-235-3500.
Many of our local restaurants and bars have live music on the weekends so make sure to check their website or social media for the updated list of artists featured each week!
Whether you take advantage of the fun events around Pawleys or decide just to relax in the hammock, I hope you enjoy your vacation to the fullest!
I’ll see you on the beach!