Labor Day is officially a thing of the past and summer is winding down here at the beach. Although prime season is over, there are still tons of exciting events happening along the Grand Strand. The temperatures stay in the 70’s and 80’s so the weather is ideal for bumming at the beach or hitting the town. Many visitors actually prefer to visit the area in the fall because the kids are gone and the crowds have diminished. Check out our list of fall events in Myrtle Beach and take advantage of the unbeatable Beach Cove specials to plan your next trip!
Pawley’s Island Arts Festival – September 27th-October 19th
This annual festival spans almost a month long and celebrates every genre of art. Several events throughout September and October celebrate everything from musical performances to live art auctions. Other events include wine gala dinners, en plein air painting, traditional Italian chalk art, fundraisers, and more. Visit the Pawley’s Music website for more specific event information.
St. John’s Greek Festival – September 26th-29th
Opa! This year marks the 22nd anniversary for this popular event and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, this festival features authentic Greek food, music, and entertainment. There will also be plenty of activities for the younger ones in tow, so feel free to bring along the whole family for this exciting event.
Brew at The Zoo – September 28th
Beer aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a trip to Brew at The Zoo. Held at the Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo, this event will feature more than 30 craft beers from around the country in addition to live entertainment and food. Tickets are only $40 / person or $35 for members and designated drivers can come in for only $15. Proceeds from this event will benefit the gardens.
6th Annual Oktober Fest – October 4th-6th
Pack your beer steins and head to Market Common for the biggest Oktoberfest in the area! Come by to enjoy over 20 vendors serving up traditional German fare and plenty of cold beverages with the largest selection of Oktoberfest beer in the area. Kids will enjoy the live music, face painting, games, and contests throughout the day as well, so no one is left out of the fun.
Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival - October 12th-13th
Live music is the highlight of this family friendly area event. Located on the northern end of the Grand Strand in Little River, this festival will feature concerts from The Reggie Sullivan Band, Elise Testone, the Scott Pittman Band, Bibis Ellision, and more! And – of course – there will be plenty of seafood and shrimp to go around. Other activities will include arts & crafts, street performers, and a children’s area.
Myrtle Beach Wine Festival - October 19th
Connect with your inner vino at the 4th annual Myrtle Beach Wine Festival. Conveniently held at Market Common, this festival is free to attend and those wishing to partake in the wine tasting will just need to purchase a $5 wine sampling glass. The samples are pay as you go so you can spend as much or as little as you like and try over 100 wines from around the world. There will also be food vendors, live music, and plenty of beer for the non-wine lovers.
Taste of The Town - October 22nd
The Taste of The Town is truly a food lover’s paradise. Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this event allows 50 invited restaurants the coveted opportunity to showcase their best offerings. Often, new chefs to the area are invited and this event can make or break their business. Proceeds from this event go to a local area school and tickets are only $5 in advance and $6 at the door.
10th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast – November 23rd
This popular area event is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Stop by the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk to enjoy the freshest oysters in town, live music, good drinks, and a good time. There will also be plenty of other food options available for those who don’t care for shellfish, meaning you don’t have a reason to miss an afternoon full of fun!
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