This March the Myrtle Beach area is celebrating the 52nd annual Canadian-American Days by welcoming Canadian and American visitors with a lineup of fun events, giveaways, discounts and concerts taking place along the Grand Strand.
From March 9-17, Can-Am Days attendees can choose from a variety of largely free events and activities including band concerts, the festival celebration expo, St. Patrick’s Day parade and dance and much more. Discounts and special offers are also available for area attractions, restaurants, golf and services.
“Canadian-American Days events are meant to celebrate our snowbird visitors, who escape the cold and snow for the moderate climate and wealth of attractions in the Myrtle Beach area,” said Brad Dean, MBACC president and CEO. “Our Canadian visitors are very important to us, especially as they tend to visit during a non-peak travel times for our area. Many of these folks have been traveling to our destination for decades, and we're excited to welcome them back this year with the 52nd Can-Am Days events.”
Can-Am Days draws as many as 100,000 Canadian visitors and snowbirds. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce introduced Canada Days in 1961 to attract Canadian families during their spring school break. The name was changed to Canadian-American Days in 1963, and it is regarded as the first international festival organized in South Carolina.
A complete event listing for the 52nd Annual Canadian-American Days can be found on online at www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com. MBACC planned events will include the following:
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
North Strand's Can-Am Celebration at Myrtle Beach Mall
Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 North Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The musical group SEARSON will provide live entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. Admission is free. The North Strand Can-Am Celebration is hosted by Myrtle Beach Mall and sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
South Strand's Can-Am Celebration at Inlet Square Mall
Inlet Square Mall, 10125 Hwy. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The musical group SEARSON will provide live entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. Admission is free. The South Strand Can-Am Celebration is hosted by Inlet Square Mall and sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Friday, March 15, 2013
52nd Annual Canadian-American Days Festival Expo
Coastal Grand Mall, 2000 Coastal Grand Circle in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free admission. The expo will feature drawings for prizes from more than 40 exhibitors, live entertainment TBD. The 52nd Annual Can-Am Days Festival Expo is sponsored and hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.