The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or vacation in your favorite place, The Beach! We take southern hospitality and entertaining seriously around the Myrtle Beach area, 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 that will put you in both the turkey day and holiday spirit, 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 25 - 37, 2021
12 to 10:30 pm, Daily
With around 20 artists performing, you’re sure to find a favorite at the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival. 

12th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot
Surfside Pier, Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach
November 25, 2021
8:00 to 10:30 am
The 12th 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!

15th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot
Valor Park at The Market Common, 1150 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach
November 25, 2021
8 to 10:30 am
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. 

3rd Annual North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot
Barefoot Landing
November 25, 2021
8:30 am
Enjoy a Turkey Day Trot at Barefoot Landing where runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome! Participants will receive a high quality tshirt, race medal, and post-race goodies. 

37th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Intracoastal Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina
November 27, 2021
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

Winter Wonderland at The Beach
Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place
November 26-January 2, 2022
3 to 9 pm on weekdays, 12 noon to 10 pm on weekends 
Come celebrate the joy of the holidays at this new event in downtown Myrtle Beach. The Winter Wonderland at The Beach festival will feature a walkthrough light display path as well as a real ice rink for ice skating. Ticket information can be found on the festival website, however tickets cannot be purchased in advance. 

Thanksgiving Day Dining Specials

Cypress Room
600- N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast fit for a king at the Island Vista Resort’s Cypress Room restaurant. Thanksgiving dinner platings will take place from 11 am to 2 pm, and special dinners will also be offered for Christmas Eve 5:30 to 9 pm and New Years Eve 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 843-449-6406.

Chesnut Hill Restaurant
9922 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Chestnut Hill is hosting a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 am to 7 pm with a mix of traditional favorites along with treats from the sea. Call for reservations, 843-449-3984.

Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille
9706 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
Enjoy Thoroughbreds Chophouse annual Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 am to 7 pm. Call 843-497-2636 to reserve your family’s table today.

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
Captain George’s will be open from 11:30 to 9 pm with a special Thanksgiving Day buffet menu featuring a variety of seafood favorites, including crab legs, shrimp, salmon and Oysters Rockefeller. Turkey and ham will also be served along with sides such as gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mac and cheese. Call 843-916-2278.

The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River
The Brentwood will be offering their Thanksgiving Day Dinner served family-style with all the turkey day favorites on the menu. Please to call to make reservations, 843-249-2601 

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
1202 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu of downhome favorites. No reservation required. Call 843-945-1072 for menu.

Gulfstream Café
1536 Waccamaw Dr., Garden City
This oceanfront spot known for its seafood is open from 11 am to 8 pm on Thanksgiving Day for its annual holiday buffet dinner. Reservations are required. Call 843-651-8808.

Wahoo's Fish House
3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
Join us for Thanksgiving at Wahoo’s from 11 am to 4 pm Thanksgiving Day. Check out the seafood and traditional Thanksgiving buffet menu. Call 843-651-5800 today to reserve your table.

New York Prime
405 28th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Skip the turkey and feast on USDA Prime beef this Thanksgiving at New York Prime. The restaurant is open 5 to 10 pm Thanksgiving Day. Call for reservations, 843-448-8081.

Hungry Howie's Pizza
1601 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who needs a traditional meal when you’re at The Beach? If you’re too busy enjoying the sun and sand to weigh yourself down with turkey and fixins’, Hungry Howie’s has you covered. With their tasty pizza and flavored crusts, they are open for pickup or delivery on Thanksgiving Day and 365 days per year. Call 843-444-2000 to place an order.

For more dining options on Thanksgiving that we may have not included in this round up, visit our event calendar!

Another thing worth mentioning is the amazing lineup of Black Friday shopping opportunities. Browse our Black Friday listings or check out our blog on Holiday Shopping around the Grand Strand!