Staying in a vacation rental in Garden City Beach SC you?ll be close to all the amusements and activities the area has to offer. You?ll be just far enough away from the busyness of Myrtle Beach that it won?t be a concern and yet theatre, museums, water parks and lots of restaurants are a short distance away.Any vacation rental in Garden City Beach SC will have you centrally located between Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet, where you?ll find the following events taking place soon. Be sure to mark your calendar now so you don?t forget them!If you?ve never attended the annual Makai Luau in Murrells Inlet this year is your chance! The 8th Annual Makai Luau, a Grand Strand tradition, will be held on May 4, 2013 from 6 -10 p.m. at the Hot Fish Club located in beautiful Murrells Inlet, SC. The ticket only benefit begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Hot Fish Club and will feature live music, a fire and hula show from Chief Kamu, a traditional luau buffet, beer and wine beverages, as well as the wildly popular Surfers Punch. There will be prizes for the Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt contest, a Best Lei contest, and more. All proceeds from this event fund the projects of the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Tickets prices will be on sale at area surf shops, through a local Surfrider member, or by visiting Surfrider's website.Also taking place on Saturday the Belin United Methodist Church Annual Blessing of the Inlet will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. The "Blessing of the Inlet" ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m. Join in this annual celebration of worship, great food, entertainment, family fun and arts & crafts. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The event, now in its 16th year, will be held at Belin United Methodist Church (4183 Hwy 17 Business) in Murrells Inlet. Call 843-651-5099 for more information.