What to Do

As one of the oldest summer resorts on the East Coast, Pawleys Island is known as the original beach vacation. While Pawleys island is known best for it’s laid back and relaxing atmosphere, it’s also surrounded by tons of outdoor activities including several great golf courses just off the island. And don’t forget the great fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities all along the island itself and the surrounding areas. Take a look at just some of the upcoming events below.

Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade

The Fourth of July Parade on Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a fun community event. Visitors and locals alike parade down the Island in anything that becomes a makeshift float – be it a boat, car, or flatbed truck! All of which are decorated in true red, white, and blue ~ true patriotic fashion! The Pawleys Island Parade is a fun, family tradition on the 4th. To enter a float in the parade, please stop by the Town Hall, 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island to fill out an application. The cost to enter is $15 in advance, the day of the parade it is $20. Applications will be available Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. until the day of the parade.

JULY 4 • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Guy Osborne Memorial Pawleys Island Turtle Strut 5K – 25th Annual

Annual 5K Run along Pawleys Island. Everyone is invited to join in and the cost to enter is only $25.

NOVEMBER 12 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kayak Race

Kayak Race along the island that is sure to entertain. Don’t have a kayak or just not into watersports yourself? It’s always a good spectator event as well and is almost as much fun to watch as to participate. So grab your friends and family and head out to watch as the participants compete for various titles!

Pawleys Island Nature Park
321 Myrtle Avenue
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

JULY 26 • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pawleys Pavilion Reunion

Since 1998 Pawleys locals and visitors alike have gathered to relive the memories of Pawleys Pavilion in South Carolina! Dance (shag) under the stars to beach music by the best beach music bands! Huge dance floor, shuttle service, local food vendors, advance tickets available from Habitat for Humanity, this year’s Sponser!

MAY 7 • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hendriks Surf Off

An annual surfing contest held in Pawleys Island to honor Happy Hendriks who died in 2005. The surfoff is held at the Ellerbe compound on the island. Sign Up At Surf The Earth or Village Surf Shoppe. A great contest and an amazing time for the whole family!

ANNUALLY IN OCTOBER

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