5 things to do in the Myrtle Beach region this weekend | May 20-21
- 36th annual “World Famous Blue Crab Festival,” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21 on Little River waterfront. Daily: $4 advance or $5 at gate, for ages 13 and older, and free ages 12 and younger. 843-249-6604 or www.bluecrabfestival.org.
- North Myrtle Beach Community Band’s third annual “Pops in the Park: A Salute to America,” 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 – starting with Stardusters big band – at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway – or, if raining, inside North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Free. 843-488-6742 or www.nmbcommunityband.com.
- Frankie Ballard, known for No. 1 country hits “Helluva Life,” “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “Young & Crazy,” 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at The✔ Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., along Intracoastal Waterway, west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel. Free. 843-903-2628 (BOAT) or boathousemb.com, and www.frankieballard.com.
- “Military Appreciation Days” events, Saturday, May 20, for free: Dedication of National Atomic and Nuclear Veterans Monument, 10 a.m. at Warbird Park, on Farrow Parkway, just west of U.S. 17 Business; and Vocal Edition concert, 6 p.m. in Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. 843-918-1014 or www.militaryappreciationdays.com.
- At Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, north of Georgetown: “World War II Living History Day” – commemorating Armed Forces Day – 1-4 p.m. SaturdayMay 20, remembering President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1944 visit, and with World War II Army re-enactors, led by Mike Glazier, guest speaker, for $10; and “Baruch Roundtable: Lafayette on Hobcaw Barony’s Shore” – with dinner, and talk by Eldred “Wink” Prince, a historian, author and Coastal Carolina University professor – 6-9 p.m. May 25, for $75. Reservations required. 843-546-4623 or hobcawbarony.org.