The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or getaway. The Myrtle Beach area takes entertaining our holiday visitors seriously, and there is plenty going on around turkey day this year. Below we’ve included a round-up of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach, along with a list of just some (because there are countless!) restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. There is no shame in skipping the kitchen this Thanksgiving—especially when so many fantastic Myrtle Beach area restaurants offer great dining out options! 

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

50th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach
November 28 - 30, 2019
12 to 10:30 p.m., Daily
With around 20 artists performing, you’re sure to find a favorite at the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival. General admission tickets start at $40 per day for adults. For more information, visit AdamsBluegrass.com.

10th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot
Surfside Pier
Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach
November 28, 2019
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The 10th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot is one of the area's largest annual races. The race benefits the Surfside Beach Rotary Club. Participants can register to run a 10K, 5K or 1-mile race. And kids run for free in the one-file fun run! For more information, visit MBTurkeyTrot.com.

13th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot
Valor Park at The Market Common
1150 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach
November 28, 2019
8 to 10:30 a.m.
It starts and finishes at the beautiful Valor Park at The Market Common. Money raised will be donated to the Myrtle Beach Humane Society. Free tot trot for kids. Participants can register to run an 8K, 5K or 1-mile race. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachTurkeyTrot.com.

35th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Intracoastal Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina
November 30, 2018
5 to 7 p.m.
Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the curtain rises on this spectacular maritime Christmas boat parade. Gather your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. For more information, visit ChristmasRegatta.com.

Holiday Spirits Music Fest
La Belle Amie Vineyard
November 30, 2019
Visit La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River to celebrate the 2019 holiday season with live music and wine tastings. The festival is $10 per person. Admission is reduced by $2 if you donate 2 canned good items. The festival runs from 12 to 5 pm. For more information, visit La Belle Amie’s website at LaBelleAmie.com.

Thanksgiving Day Dining Specials

Hard Rock Cafe
Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach
12 to 6 p.m.
Ages 11+ $27.95 pp / Ages 4-10 $12.95 pp. Plus tax and gratuity. Ages 3 & younger free with a paying adult. Make your reservation by calling 843-946-0007.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Nautilus Ballroom
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults: $39 / Ages 4-12: $15 / Ages 3 & Under: Free. Plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 843-913-2858. Seatings are on the ½ hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the last seating at 3 p.m.

Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille
9706 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Adults: $34.95 / Ages 6-10: $16.95 / Ages 5 and under: Free. Plus tax and gratuity. Enjoy Thoroughbreds' annual Thanksgiving Day buffet! Call (843) 497-2636 to reserve your family's table today.

Hook & Barrel
8014 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m to 7 p.m.
$38 per person, $16 for children 12 and under. To make reservations, guests can call us at 843-839-5888 or reserve online here.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
1202 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Adults: $29.99 / Kids: $11.99 Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. No reservations are required. For more information visit PaulaDeensFamilyKitchen.com.

Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier
3500 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
1 to 4 p.m.
3500 Ocean Grill at Prince Resort will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Adults - $25 plus tax and gratuity; Children 4-7 - $14 plus tax and gratuity; Children 3 and under are free. Reservations are required. Call (844) 496-6231 to reserve.

Just Off Main at Avista Resort
300 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults - $25 plus tax and gratuity; Children 6-9 - $12.50 plus tax and gratuity; Children under 5 are free. Call (844) 698-8093 to reserve.

Shoreline Cafe at Grande Shores Ocean Resort
201 77th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
4 to 9 p.m.
Adults: $19, plus tax and gratuity; Children 6-11 - $10, plus tax and gratuity; Children 5 and under are free. To make reservations, call (844) 512-7082.

California Dreaming – Surfside and Myrtle Beach locations 
2657 Beaver Run Blvd., Surfside Beach
10429 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices are $19.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 215-5255 for Surfside and (843) 663-2050 for Myrtle Beach.

Gulfstream Café
1536 Waccamaw Dr., Garden City
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$21.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 651-8808.

House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$39 for adults, $19.50 for children 4 - 10, children 3 and under are free. There will be acoustic music by Timothy Oaks and The Yale Brothers. $1 from every adult buffet will be donated to Sea Haven Home for Youth. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (843) 913-3746.

Wild Wing Cafe
4706 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$28.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 10 and under. Menu favorites also available until 11 p.m. Make reservations by calling (843) 361-9464.

The Caravelle Resort – The Santa Maria Restaurant
6900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$24 for adults, $18 for seniors ages 50 and older, children under 3 are free. Open seating. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 918-7082.

Ocean Creek Resort – Four Seasons Restaurant
16000 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
Seatings: 11:30 a.m.., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Prices (tea, coffee, & soda included, tax and gratuity not included): $30.95 for adults, $15.95 for children 12 and under. Members of the military will receive a discount with military ID. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-272-7724 ext. 1010.

Sea Watch Resort - Captain's Cove Restaurant
161 Seawatch Dr., Myrtle Beach
Seatings: 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Prices (unlimited select beverages included, tax & tip not included): $27.99 for adults, $13.99 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children 3 and under. Seniors 10% discount included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 918-0000.

Another thing worth mentioning is the amazing lineup of Black Friday shopping opportunities. Check back soon for a blog update on where you’ll be able to find the best holiday weekend shopping deals!