Grand Strand Pride
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We're excited to announce that the Grand Strand PRIDE event is coming back to Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach on June 2nd from 4-8pm. Join us at 1498 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach SC 29577 for an evening of celebration, community, and love. This free event is open to all and promises to be an unforgettable experience. Let's come together to show our support for each other and celebrate local Pride Month designations. See you at Chapin Park!
We are In need of some Food trucks and event exhibitors that would like to set up a table/tent. Tag your favorite businesses and food trucks below if you wanna see them there! SPOTS ARE LIMITED!!
Chapin Park | 1498 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
4pm - 8pm
June 2nd, 2023 Friday
*Event is rain or shine
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