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Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August
The Myrtle Beach World Amateur brings tens of thousands of golfers from all over the world to the Grand Strand each year.

Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August

Summer is winding down, but there's still plenty of time to relax and make some memories on the Grand Strand. Check out these August events:

Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August

Tax-Free Weekend

August 3 - 5, 2018

In an effort to help people save a little bit of their hard-earned cash during back-to-school shopping sessions, the state of South Carolina lifts the Uncle Sam requirements on businesses each year. The 2017 weekend will take place from August 3-5, and the technical discount applies to clothing, school supplies, accessories, computers, software, home goods, and much more.

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Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August

National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition

August 11 - October 28, 2018

The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People’s Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.

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Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August

Zookeeper for the Day

August 15, 2018

Brookgreen Garden visitors age 12 and older are eligible to participate in a special program called Zookeeper for a Day. This program gives guests a firsthand look at working in a zoo, and allows guests to help zookeepers with their daily routines including cleaning, feeding, animal care, and more. Registration is $150, and is limited to one person per day.

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Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August

World Amateur Handicaps Golf Championships

August 25 - 31, 2018

The largest amateur golf tournament in the world draws thousands of golfers from all over the globe to the Grand Strand every year. The 34th Annual event will see players of all skill levels aged 17-and-up complete 72 holes of stroke play competition beginning on August 27, with the winners in each flight going an extra 18 to see who will be crowned World Champion. In addition to the golf, World Am is also a week full of live music and entertainment, random prize drawings, and the ever-popular 19th Hole, which features vendors, interactive contests, and plenty of food and drinks.

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Festivals & Events in the Pawleys Island Area in August

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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The Chicago Cubs’ Class-A Advanced affiliate will be hosting home games throughout the month at TicketReturn.com Field in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy fun themes like Thirsty Thursday with $1 beers; Weiner Wednesdays with BOGO hot dogs; $2sday Brewsday, fireworks and more. Tickets start at $9.

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