Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy!

In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone!

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art

Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 19

The Festival is one of the East Coast’s most beloved music and arts festivals. Each year thousands of locals and visitors flock to the Lowcountry to hear nationally-acclaimed artists and become part of the arts movement that is sweeping the South.

Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12 
Grand Park at Market Common

Celebrate Oktoberfest the Myrtle Beach way at Market Common with a HUGE beer selection, 60+ vendors, LIVE Entertainment, Pumpkin Patch, Face-Painting, Inflatables & more!

Tempura cod at Rivertown Bistro

Rivertown Dine-Around

Saturday, October 12

Grab a fork and spend a Saturday afternoon eating in Downtown Conway!  The Rivertown Dine-Around on Saturday, October 12 from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to sample the fabulous fare available in Downtown Conway.  

Little River Shrimpfest

Little River ShrimpFest

Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13
At the Historic Little River Waterfront, 4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566.

Another popular festival that happens annually along the Little River waterfront, the annual October ShrimpFest, takes place every Columbus Day weekend. The fall festival draws thousands of visitors and locals outside into fall weather with excellent live jazz music and a mouth-watering shrimp cook-off. 

Greek Festival

Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 20
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy the taste and flavors of Greece on the southeast coast this fall with this annual event. Explore the marketplace, enjoy live entertainment, Greek dancing, and authentic Greek food.

Loris Bog Off

Loris Bog-Off Festival

Saturday, October 19

​​In downtown Loris, SC.  Enjoy entertainment, vendors, food, and fun for all ages. The festival began in 1980 as a chicken bog cooking contest and has evolved into the huge event it is today. Chicken bog generally consists of chicken, rice, sausage and spices of your choice; though over the years there have been many variations of this basic recipe.

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon

Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20

There’s no better place to run than along the Myrtle Beach coastline. Join in on this 13.1 Mile, 5K and Doggie Dash mini-marathon this October.

Wooden Boat Show

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20

Front Street, Georgetown

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – always held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music.

Hippie Fest

Saturday, October 26
Myrtle Beach Speedway

The grooviest festival of the year! Featuring live music, cirque performers, artists and vendors from across the Carolinas, local goods, bohemian shopping, retro car show, DIY tie-dye, beer garden, food trucks and more! All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family!!! Tickets must be reserved in advance for this event.

Mom and young son on carriage ride in The Market Common

The Market Common Local Ghosts, Historic Folks & Pirates Trolley Tour

Tuesday, October 29
Grand 14 Cinema at The Market Common

The Market Common Local Ghosts, Historic Folk & Pirates Tour will be held Tuesday, October 29th, from 2 - 4 PM. Guests will board a trolley for a two-hour narrated tour that will take them from The Market Common in Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, SC, where they will see Brookgreen Gardens, Atalaya—the fortress-like former beach home of the Huntington's at what is now the state park that bears their name, and Murrells Inlet’s Historic Waterfront. While aboard, they will hear our area’s most beloved ghost stories, pirate tales and interesting accounts of historical figures who were once here.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 2
At the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, located between 8th and 9th Avenues North downtown Myrtle Beach.

This event celebrates the multitude of local seafood restaurants and eateries along the Grand Strand! Free admission! Delicious seafood vendors and restaurants onsite, kid-friendly activities, live entertainment, two beer stations, a car show and corn hole tournament on Saturday

Brew at the Zoo

Saturday, November 2
Brookgreen Gardens

Presented by the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens, Brew at the Zoo is always a
favorite fall event. Enjoy tastings of more than 30 regional and national craft
beers. Regional favorites, The Paul Grimshaw Band, will provide entertainment.

Taste of the Town

Taste of the Town

Tuesday, November 5, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach

Enjoy the area's finest restaurants serving up tapas-style.


Conway Ghost Walk

Myrtle Beach Area Halloween Events

If that’s not enough, there are several fun-filled Halloween celebrations all around the Grand Strand! Check out these Spooktacular events:

Conway Ghost Walk

Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21

Conway Downtown Alive is proud to present the Conway Ghost Walk on October 17, 18, and 19.  Professional storytellers weave tales of low country haunts through the shadowy streets of Historic Conway.  This Halloween event features storytellers sharing tales that are always spooky, sometimes humorous.

BooFest! At Barefoot Landing

Saturday, October 26
Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Dress up the kids and pets and come on out for some spooky Halloween fun! Registration for kids and pets costume contests begins at 11 am. Contests start at noon. Grab a bit to eat and come back for Hocus Pocus to be shown at the Amphitheater at 7 pm


Saturday, October 26
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts oh my!  The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex transforms into a safe haven for the thrill-seekers of North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Open to all ages, 

Trick or Treat at Barefoot Landing

Thursday, October 31

Bring the kids over for a safe and fun Halloween at Barefoot Landing. Trick or Treat from store to store.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Fireworks Extravaganza

Thursday, October 31
Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

Bring your little superheroes, ghosts, and characters to Broadway at the Beach and trick-or-treat at your favorite Broadway spots from 4:30pm-6:30 pm! And stay as we light up the skies over Lake Broadway for a Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by Helicopter Adventures beginning at 8 pm! (*Weather permitting).

Halloween on the MarshWalk

Thursday, October 31
MarshWalk, Murrells Inlet

Dress your best at this year’s annual Halloween on the MarshWalk. All ages are welcome to attend but come prepared, the sights might haunt you after. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with Trick-or-Treating along the MarshWalk for the kids. Costume contests for kids and adults. Live music and great food on the MarshWalk!


These Fall events have passed, however, you can plan to attend next year! 

Boutiques and shopping in Pawleys Island

Downtown Pawleys Live

Sunday, September 1, 1-9 pm
Island Shops, Pawleys Island

Back for it’s second year, this one-of-a-kind music festival will feature 5 local and regional bands, fresh food, craft beers, vending, artists and more with a low country vibe.


Mustang Week

September 2 – September 8
Various locations throughout the Grand Strand

Don’t miss this annual event where Mustang enthusiasts converge on the Myrtle Beach area. It’s a week full of events, including meet ‘n’ greets, Mustang Week Autocross Driving School at Myrtle Beach Speedway, BFGoodrich Track Day at Myrtle Beach Speedway, a car show, a cruise-in and more. Check out MustangWeek.com for more details.

Myrtle Beach Waves of Praise Gospel Fest

Waves of Praise Gospel Fest

Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 7
Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

This music festival features local, regional and national gospel groups and performers. Bring a beach chair and blanket, kick back and join the waves of praise. Admission is free!

Couple and kids shagging at Ocean Drive

SOS Fall Migration

Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, September 21
Various locations throughout the Grand Strand

The end of summer means one thing to shaggers - the fall migration is finally here! Shaggers from all over the country diverge on the Grand Strand to dance their favorite dance at various clubs on Ocean Drive or the Boulevard, including Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II the OD Arcade and more.

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park 15K & 5K

Sunday, September 15

Stretch your body with a run through the stunning Huntington Beach State Park. 15K and 5K trail options in this Koala Bottle S.C. Trail Run Series.

Aynor Harvest Hoe-down Fest

Saturday, September 21
Aynor Town Park

This charming community in northern Horry County puts its best foot forward each fall with the Aynor Harvest Hoe-down. The day-long festival in late September showcases over 140 craft booths, entertainment, food, and games. The day gets started with a parade and comes to a fantastic finish with a street dance. It's an autumn event the whole family can enjoy.

SeptemberFest! Grape Stomp

Saturday, September 21, 11 am – 5 pm
Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Come to Barefoot Landing to enjoy food, live music, festivities, and Duplin Winery’s Grape Stomp.Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Featuring nearly 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.

Irish Italian International Festival

Irish Italian International Festival

Saturday, September 28
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC

This one-day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate different cultures. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

Various locations throughout the Grand Strand
Monday, September 30 – Sunday, October 6

Harley Davidson enthusiasts converge on the Grand Strand during this annual fall rally each fall. Live music, vendors and motorcycle friendly breakfasts, and events held throughout the area.

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6
"Near Charlie's Place" on Carver St between 18th Ave. N. and 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

Celebrate jazz, culture, community, and individuals from all walks of life with a line-up of smooth, soulful, and edgy regional and local jazz artists.

Conway Fall Fest

Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Conway, Third Avenue and Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526.

Enjoy live performances, arts and crafts, food vendors, a kids’ play zone, classic car show, and family fun. Take a trip through the farmer’s market for fresh, local foods. The event is free.

Surfside Beach Family Festival

The Surfside Beach Family Festival

Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Surfside Drive.

The celebration includes tons of family-friendly fun, including face painting, balloon art, video game truck, superheroes, princesses and more! Enjoy vendors and music throughout the day.