MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — South Carolina is again welcoming visitors from north of the U.S. border to Canadian-American Days.
The festival that opens Saturday and continues through March 22 is the 54th season for the event in the Myrtle Beach area. It was started to help attract Canadian visitors to the South Carolina coast during the late winter.
During the next week, the festival offers a number of events, many of them free.
This year's calendar includes band concerts, a St. Patrick's Day parade and dance, golf tournaments and other offerings.