Each year at the end of April the
coming of Spring is celebrated by thousands of shaggers from
all along the east coast. They hit the road in search of wild
life. Their destination is the famous little strip of sand known
as the Grand Strand. After the long Winter, shaggers are eager
for the first outing of the Summer. They find it at the SOS Spring
For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast
crashes into North Myrtle Beach like an ocean wave.
A wide variety of activities is scheduled for the
event. Many member clubs of the ACSC will schedule "tea parties" in
the local lounges. The lounges themselves schedule special parties during
the Safari. Popular bands show up along Main Street playing crowd favorites.
dance instructors will offer classes to the masses who are seeking to improve
their skill or increase their repertoire of moves.
But the big attraction is the night life. As the sun
goes down the animals of the Safari come out to play
in the clubs along Main Street & OD. Old
friends will seek each other out & new friends will be made. The night
will be spent shag dancing to timeless music that moves the soul.
On the last Saturday of SOS everyone meets on Main Street
for the perennial favorite parade of the year, the ACSC
Club's Parade. ACSC member clubs plan,
design, & build parade floats for fun & a chance to win one of the
coveted awards. There are award categories for best shag theme & most original
float. The Spring Safari Parade always draws a huge crowd. Not only will the
shaggers be out in force, but the beach locals stream to the streets for an
afternoon of fun & laughter!
If you are ready for a little adventure maybe it is time for you to schedule
a trip to the wilds of North Myrtle Beach. Maybe it is time for you to join
the party at the SOS Spring Safari.