LIST: Juneteenth celebrations, events in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee

LIST: Juneteenth celebrations, events in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Communities in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee will soon celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

This list will be updated with more events as more information becomes available.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.

MYRTLE BEACH

Myrtle Beach’s Juneteenth parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday. The route will start at the city services building on North Oak Street and travel along that road, Mr. Joe White Avenue and Carver Street.

A section of Carver Street between 18th and 21st Avenues North will also be closed from 8 a.m. until the end of the event. All other closed roads will reopen as the parade continues its route.

The City of Myrtle Beach announced road closures for this weekend's Juneteenth Parade.
The City of Myrtle Beach announced road closures for this weekend’s Juneteenth Parade.(City of Myrtle Beach)

The city’s annual Juneteenth celebration will also be held at Charlie’s Place following the parade, hosted by “Clean Comedian, Nikitta B.” The event will feature Afrocentric fashion show, food vendors, craft vendors, community members and live performances by “Live in the Flesh Band,” Don Colton, Myrtle Beach Middle School Dance Team, Golden Fury Drumline and Socastee High School.

CONWAY

The 4th Annual Juneteenth Soul Food Festival will take place Saturday on 4th Avenue from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Food will feature a Caribbean/Jamaican theme. The event will also feature entertainment for kids and a full-service farmers market.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Brookgreen Gardens will also hold a Juneteenth Celebration Saturday starting at 10 a.m. featuring Gullah Geechee Storytelling by Frank Murray, Live Jazz with Louis Dixso, an Artist Talk by Arun Drummon, and much more. Brookgreen Gardens will also honor three community members with the Huntington Exemplary Service Award, which recognizes those who work to improve race relations in the area.

On Tuesday, the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art will also host an event at Holy Cross Fatih Memorial Church. The event will feature talks form historians about the Magnolia Beach Club, music by the Village Group Children’s Choir and jazz artists.

LAKE CITY

Lake City’s two-day Juneteenth celebration will begin Friday at The Bean Market from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday’s event will be a meet and greet with representatives and local community organizations.

On Saturday, the city will hold its parade starting at 10 a.m., going down Main Street and onto Church Street. The parade is set to conclude at The Village Green.

A ticketed brunch will be held at The Beach Market, with the menu including shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles as well as meatballs. The brunch will also feature live music from Lenox Ave. Click here for ticket information.

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