Saturday, August 26 

4 - 7 pm -- Business Expo  (FREE ADMISSION)

7 pm to midnight -- Grand Strand PRIDE Gala (advance ticket required)

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes Ballroom - 8121 Amalfi Place, MBSC

Grand Strand PRIDE and the Coastal Business Guild are proud to once again present the Business Expo and Gala. The Business Expo will feature exhibits from gay-owned, gay-managed, or gay-friendly businesses who are proud to market to the gay community along the Grand Strand. Come meet the top in the field businesses representing the medical, legal, financial, real estate and retail industries, just to name a few.

The Business Expo and Gala will be Saturday, August 26, 2017, returning to the beautiful Marina Inn at Grande Dunes ballroom. The Coastal Business Guild Expo will run from 4 to 7 pm and is FREE to the public. A cash bar will be available. The Grand Strand PRIDE Gala will run from 7 pm until midnight and will feature a plated dinner, musical entertainment by the award winning band Sea-Cruz, dancing, and more. Advance tickets are required for the Gala.

We are pleased to announce Jim Obergefell, Plaintiff In The Landmark Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case will be attending our Business Expo and Gala, and speaking as our keynote speaker. Jim is dedicated to the fight for equality not just for the LGBT community, but for civil rights for all in his moving story of love, loss, dedication, and commitment.

Want to stay at the Marina Inn during PRIDE?  Rooms start at $161 per night, plus resort fee and taxes.  2 bedroom suites are available at $249++.  Call reservations at 877-913-1333 and ask for the Grand Strand PRIDE group rate.  

Want to exhibit your business at the Expo?

The Business Expo is a great way to showcase your business to the Grand Strand LGBT community and our allies. We are sure your will want to be a part of this exciting event. Sponsorship also includes your membership in the Coastal Business Guild through September 30, 2018. 

Hurry!  Sponsorship deadline to be included in the printed program is Friday, July 21st.

Thursday, August 24 -- 6 pm

PRIDE and Hip Hop at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

It's the opening event of the 2017 PRIDE Celebration!  Take in a Pelicans game and enjoy an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Buffet! Picnic begins when gates open and runs for 90 minutes in the picnic area next to the Clark & Addison Grille.

Picnic includes a delicious mix of chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, cookies, tea, lemonade and water. Beer and soda can be purchased separately.  It is also Thirsty Thursday, so Bud and Bud Light draughts are only a dollar from 6 to 8 pm.

​After the game, enjoy a post-game old school hip hop party with a celebrity DJ.

​Ticket prices are $9 for baseball ticket only.  Ticket and buffet $20.  Ticket, buffet and PRIDE t-shirt $30.  Use the link below to purchase.  Promo code is TGS2017.  Be sure to enter your phone number/email address so the Pelicans can contact you regarding shirt size.  Tickets can also be purchased at box office.  Be sure to give them group promo code TGS2017.

​Exhibit space and Sponsorships for 2017  SOLD OUT

Sunday, August 27 -- 11 am - 1 pm

Sunday Brunch and Moments of Sacred PRIDE

Mr. Fish Restaurant - 6401 North Kings Highway, MBSC

Enjoy a Sunday Bruch Buffet in the north dining room.  Your $10 donation to Grand Strand PRIDE covers your food costs.  Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's are available at an additional charge.  Ticket price does not cover gratuity.  Check back for the Brunch menu.

Advance reservations are requested in order to determine food quantity.  Use the ticket link below to purchase your Brunch ticket and reserve your place.

Moments of Sacred PRIDE led by Father Barry Stopfel.

Friday, August 25 -- 6 - 8 pm

Grand Strand PRIDE Friday Happy Hour

Mr. Fish Restaurant - 6401 North Kings Highway, MBSC

Grand Strand PRIDE's Friday Happy Hour is the largest LGBTA Happy Hour along the Grand Strand.  Mr. Fish Restaurant and Seafood Market is a proud member of the Coastal Business Guild.  It's a PRIDE Celebration, so you know everyone will be there.  Make plans now to join us, and invite your friends (gay and straight) to join us too!

Friday, August 25 -- 10 pm

Grand Strand PRIDE Friday After Party

Pulse Ultra Club - 2701 South Kings Highway, MBSC

The Friday night PRIDE Party continues with an after party at Pulse Ultra Club, "The Heart Beat of the Gay Community."    Pulse Ultra Club is also a pround member of the Coastal Business Guild.   Show your PRIDE and join us!