• 3-in-1 Day (2022)

    Tuesday, March 10, 2022

    Always on March 10th of each year.
    Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington shared more than just their birthdays, they also were married on March 10th. 3-in-1 Day is our way of celebrating the 3 special events of their lives.

    *Friends' Fundraiser

  • Huntington Beach State Park Kite Festival (2022)

    Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 2022
    Time 11am-4pm
    The Inaugural Huntington Beach State Park Kite Festival!
    We will have:
    Live music
    Food Trucks
    Blow up obstacle courses
    Color your own kite
    Petting Zoo

    *State Park Fundraiser

  • Birds of Prey Day (2022)

    Saturday, March 26, 2022
    Time: 10 am to 4 pm
    Bird Walk: 10-11am
    Meet the Animals: 11-12:30pm
    Flight Demonstration:
    Owl Pellet CSI: 2-3pm
    Children's Nature Crafts:

    Enjoy a day of bird-themed programs and events at South Carolina’s No. 1 birding destination! One of the
    highlights of this event will be a free-flight live raptor demonstration by the Center for Birds of Prey at 1pm

    *State Park Fundraiser

  • Gator Gauntlet 5K (2022)

    Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
    Time: 10am until ??

    We will be giving a special prize for the most outrageous costume! This 5K is open to everyone, from beginner runners and joggers, experienced athletes to dog walkers - all are welcome. This race is timed but you can run at your own pace. The cost to register for the Gator Gauntlet 5K is $30 and includes a race T-shirt, your park admission and registration fees. To register please go online at www.Go-GreenEvents.com. The Gator Gauntlet starts at 10 AM and check in begins at 9AM. All registered runners will receive a race series T-Shirt, souvenirs and be eligible for door and top place finisher prizes. All proceeds for the 5K will go towards trail improvements at Huntington Beach State Park.
    *State Park Fundraiser

  • Palmetto Campout (2022) (photos courtesy of Mike Walker)

    Date: May 14 & 15, 2022

    Never been tent camping? Stay overnight with a park ranger who will help you set-up your tent and teach cooking and camping secrets. Families will learn how to go crabbing, pull a seine net, paddle a kayak, and much more! Campers will be provided with a list of food items to bring with them to be prepared at their campsite. A limited number of tents and air mattresses are available to borrow if you don't have your own. Fee: $50 per family. Call the park's Naturalist's office to register: 843-235-8755, or e-mail: huntingtonbeacheducation@scprt.com
    See www.huntingtonbeachsp.com for more information.

    *State Park Fundraiser

  • The 47th Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival (2022)

    Date: September 23 - 25, 2022

    Daily admission for the festival is $10 per adult (age 16 and older).  
    Admission may be purchased at the
    festival gate in the park.

    Friday, Sept. 23 - gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m.
    Saturday, Sept. 24 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
    Sunday, Sept. 25 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

    Featuring over 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and local food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.

    For more information call Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440

  • Atalaya Sleepover (2022)

    Date: Saturday, November 11(4:30pm) - Sunday, Nov. 12 (to 10am)

    Well, here is your chance! Activities include s’mores & ghost stories by the campfire, a tour of the house, a scavenger hunt, a nighttime beach walk, morning wildlife walk, and
    much more. Dinner and breakfast are included. $50/adult, $30/children ages 7-15.
    www.huntingtonbeachsp.com or call the park's Naturalist's office at 843-235-8755 for more information.
    *State Park Fundraiser

  • Atalaya Holiday celebration (2022)

    Date: December 3,2022
    Time: 11-4pm
    Rain or Shine
    Entertainment, Crafts, Food, Etc.
    $5 Admission
    Some of the details concerning activities:


    -Waccamaw High School
    Concert Choir

    -Myrtle Beach Youth Choir

    -Pawleys Island Concert Band

    **Food Vendors:

    -Let’s Ride BBQ Food Truck

    -Caspin Coffee Beverage Vendor

    **Kids Craft Room:

    **Variety of other Craft Vendors:

    **Friends’ Grandma’s Kitchen: Baked goods

    **Friends’ Craft Room:

    Free Park Admission

    *Friends' Fundraiser

The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park is a nonprofit organization that provides physical and monetary assistance for Huntington Beach State Park. The goal of the Friends is to improve the quality of the experience of visitors to the park. All proceeds (above cost) from our Fundraisers go directly to this park. Anyone can help the Friends achieve their goal by becoming a Volunteer or making a monetary donation. 
Click on the link below for the Volunteer Application or go to our webstore to make a donation.




Friends Application 2022


05.11.2022 19:27

James Frushour

We would like information on the Dec. 3rd craft show. We sale wire wrapped gemstone jewelry. how much to register, do you have tables, is it in doors and do you have any spaces left.

30.10.2022 21:16

Ingrid Mims

Any Christmas events at the castle in Dec 2022 ?

02.11.2022 09:58

Sandra Marie Barnes

Yes, Atalaya Holiday Celebration on Dec. 3 from 11-4

17.10.2022 17:27

Kay Rugh

Hi I’m trying to reach out to Carol Donkosky regarding the Holiday Celebration. How can I get her email? Thank you

12.08.2022 23:37


Will there be crafts at the Holiday Celebration?
If so, do you have to apply to reserve a spot?
Thank You:)

19.08.2022 17:34

Sandra M Barnes

Yes, you would need to contact Carol Dankosky at mom.dankosky@gmail.com

12.03.2022 19:47


Do you have to sign up in advance for the Birds of Prey day

19.08.2022 17:32

Sandra M Barnes

No, you do not have to sign up.

12.11.2021 18:23


Hi I am a bird photographer and I would love to sell my greeting cards of birds take HSP and some photos for Dec 4th event how do I apply to become a vendor

06.11.2021 17:56


Looking for vendor info for Dec 4 please!

14.10.2021 13:42

Janice Angell

How do we apply for the craft show December 4?

17.10.2021 09:55

Carol Dankosky

Hi Janice. Thanks for your interest. Please email me and I will pass along the details.

08.02.2021 22:06

Kathie Woodruff

Will you have 3 in 1 day March 10,2021

09.03.2021 22:14

Jenny Hanna

Yes! It will not be like in the past due to COVID, but we are going to have roving docents answering questions. And Angus the dog will be joining us at some point. 😁