The crowds are lighter, the weather cooler, but the fun doesn’t set in fall in Myrtle Beach.
It’s festival season. That means great food, awesome music, and fun for the whole family. It’s tough to land on the Grand Strand any weekend in fall and NOT have a festival close by.
But these are so cool you might want to come to town for them.
It’s harvest season, and the crop is fun.
Noon – 2 p.m., Broadway Street
Musicians such as Phil Denny, Dee Lucas, Gino Rosario, and more are set to perform. More artists are still joining the schedule. They’ll converge for a weekend of culture, food, and music. Come for all three days. Admission is free for the Myrtle Beach Fall Jerk Fest.
TRY THIS: Take the family for a round of mini-golf at Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff. You’ll find multiple stories and lots of adventure there.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Surfside Beach
Families who appreciate arts and crafts, festival foods, and more will love this. There will be activities for children at this FREE family event. There will also be two stages of live entertainment. Learn more about the Surfside Beach Family Festival.
TRY THIS: Visit The Original Valentino Italian Restaurant for dinner afterward. It’s a hidden gem in Surfside Beach!
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Valor Memorial Garden
Art is a creative outlet for many, and this is the area’s premier show and sale. Waccamaw Arts & Craft Guild vets national artists in an array of mediums for this event. Artists and art lovers alike love to come for Art in the Park.
TRY THIS: Have food, drinks, and fun at 810 Billiards & Bowling in nearby Market Common. Happy hour is especially a blast.
Saint John Greek Orthodox Church
The Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church community will host a full festival. The past two years have been drive-thru events only. Admission is $2 for adults, and FREE for kids 10 and younger. Take the shuttle service from Captain George’s Seafood Buffet for the easiest route.
TRY THIS: Take a stroll on the beach afterward. Head to the nearby 40th Avenue North Surf Area. It’s got nice public beach access.
Historic Carver Street
Musicians such as Phil Denny, Dee Lucas, Gino Rosario, and more are set to perform, and more artists are still joining the schedule. They’ll converge for a weekend of culture, food, and music. Come for all three days. Admission is free for the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival.
TRY THIS: Hit Big Mike’s Soul Food for dinner before the show, or after. You can order at the window to eat outside at this popular local eatery.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cooper House and Event Center
Local businesses invite you to this FREE family event, with:
Register online for a swag bag of coupons, giveaways, and raffle opportunities. All items come from local businesses.
TRY THIS: Before or after, swing by the Swing Bridge Park nearby. It’s a lovely spot with lots of shade trees by the waterway. Bring a picnic and a blanket.
For a weekend dash to the beach or a weeklong retreat, choose Breakers Resort. A favorite resort in Myrtle Beach, Breakers has fantastic views and easy access to the beach.