Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are inexpensive, 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 October, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone!
Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Avenue Ext. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Second Annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1
Venue: "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. Friday, 6 p.m. -11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.- 12 midnight; Sunday, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
Saturday, September 30
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, arts & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. Parking and admission are free.
The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art
September 30-October 21
Grammy Award-Winner, Delbert McClinton, to headline!
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.
This includes the Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, Thursday, October 5. Almost as popular as the wide array of wines and knowledgeable vintners, is the Gala’s Reverse Drawing. Each person who purchases a $100 ticket can win $5,000 if his or her ticket number is the last one drawn that evening. All proceeds benefit the Festival and the educational programs that the Festival supports.
2017 Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival
Friday, October 6: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 7: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
At the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, located between 8th and 9th Avenues North down town Myrtle Beach.
Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of 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. Purchase food directly from the participating vendors--there are no tickets to purchase.
Conway Fall Fest
Saturday, October 7
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Conway, third Avenue and Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526.
Enjoy live performances from Carolina Midnight, the Hip Pocket Band and Carolina Soul Band. 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.
The Surfside Beach Family Festival
Saturday, October 7
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, super heroes, princesses and more! Enjoy vendors and music throughout the day will be provided by the Josh Bannon Band and DNR.
9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest
Friday, October 13: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
At Valor Park in Market Common.
Oktoberfest Beer, food, pumpkin patch, vendors, kid’s activities and more!
13th Annual Little River ShrimpFest
Saturday, October 14: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
At the Historic Little River Waterfront, 4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566.
Enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 vendors. Fresh local seafood and festival food favorites will be available!
Taste of Myrtle Beach
Tuesday, October 17
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
At the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Enjoy the area's finest restaurants serving up tapas-style.
Tickets: $5 in advance; $6 at the door; ages 14 & under free.
Food Tickets: $1 each (menu items between 1 and 5 tickets)
Parking: Myrtle Beach Convention Center $5 or free parking across the street
Saturday October 28 (rain or shine)
Noon – 7 p.m.
At the Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
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. Admission: $5, Kids 3 & under FREE! Tickets will not be sold at the gate on the day of the event. Reserve tickets
38th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival
Saturday, October 21
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.
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
Professional storytellers weave tales of lowcountry hauntings through the shadowy streets of Historic Conway. Check-in slots begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. and leave the box office located at 428 Main Street every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m. The tour is just over 60 minutes and the route is approximately 1 mile. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
BooFest! At Barefoot Landing
Saturday, October 28
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Dress up the kids and the pets and come on out to BooFest! A day full of activity including costume contests for both. Kids activities, prizes and more!
Trick or Treat at Barefoot Landing
Tuesday, October 31
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bring the kids over for a safe and fun Halloween at Barefoot Landing. Trick or Treat from store to store.
Halloween on the MarshWalk
Tuesday, October 31
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls of all ages will fill the Marsh! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with trick-or-treating along the MarshWalk for the kids. Costume contest starts at 6 p.m., adult costume contest begins at 7 p.m. Over $3,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the top costumes. Final judging and the award ceremony will take place at Bubba’s Love Shack at 10 p.m.