Things to do in October in Myrtle Beach
With the summer just about over, many visitors to Myrtle Beach resorts will be looking for local events to keep them occupied during their fall stay. Well, there’s plenty going on in October.
The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art is an event that commences on 27th September and goes on until October 14. The festival incorporates a wide variety of performing and visual arts and takes place at a number of venues in and around Pawleys Island. The performing arts include such acts as Legends of Motown, Deborah Silver, Fireworks Ensemble and Mac Arnold, while the visual arts include a film festival, pavement artists and a dance extravaganza by local dancers.
Captains' Quarters and Hotel Blue will be hosting their 1st Annual Fall Mustang, Classic Ford, & Motorcycle Show on Friday, October 5th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event coincides with the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally and the 2nd Annual Grand Strand Mustang Stampede and Classic Ford Car Show on Oct. 6 at Broadway at the Beach. Captain’s Quarters is inviting those who will be in town with their bikes and cars for these two events to book their reservations with them and participate in their 1st Annual Fall Mustang, Classic Ford, & Motorcycle Show at the resort. Details can be found in this blog post.
October 6 sees the running of the 8th Annual Paws across the Water Duck Race. The race is organized by the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. The society is always looking for volunteers to help with the animals it looks after while they await their new owner, and this is an opportunity to see their work close up. October 1 – 7 is the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally. A number of different rides are planned for this year’s Fall event which will be based at both Murrells Inlet and at North Myrtle Beach. October 6 also sees the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The walk starts at 10.00 a.m. with registration an hour earlier. This walk is sponsored by the Georgetown Hospital System Women's Board and the start and finish will be at the Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park.
On Saturday October 13, the Annual Cruise to the Coast Antique & Classic Car Show will be held in North Myrtle Beach. The event is organized by the Chicora Car Club and will take place at Barefoot Landing, commencing at 10 a.m. This is an event that anyone liking old cars will enjoy, and there will be plenty of trophies and prizes awarded. October 10 – 20 sees the Seacoast Artist Guild's 9th Annual Fall Art Show & Sale, which will be held at Inlet Square Mall, 10125 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, and is an opportunity to support the creativity of local artists. 25% of the money spent on local art at the show will be donated to the Guild’s Training & Scholarship Fund, so this is a very worthy cause.
There’s a 2-day event planned to take place at Little River on October 13. The Shrimp & Jazz Festival will be staged along the historic Little River waterfront, and includes a car show, shrimp and other seafood specialties, live entertainment and Arts & Crafts booths. There will be a children’s area and this year’s event features a new Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off.
Here’s something guaranteed to be popular with the kids – and probably for the dads too. On October 11 the Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Department will be holding an Open House. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out their fire trucks and hold a fire hose. There will be a bounce house, free hot dogs, balloons and demonstrations of rescue and life saving. The event starts at 5.30 p.m. and lasts until 8.00 p.m.
The 13th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, October 14th in Murrells Inlet. This event starts at noon at Spuds Waterfront Dining and lasts until 6.00 p.m. The wide range of categories to enter for includes Best Use of South Carolina Ingredients and Hottest Chili. There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied and an assortment of live bands. Admission is free and open to the public.
Murrells Inlet will host the first and only Spearfishing Tournament in South Carolina from October 25 – 27. The 1st Annual Murrells Inlet Spearfishing Tournament & Lionfish Rodeo will be open to free divers and scuba divers, who can experience some great diving off the coast. Local chefs will be at the awards ceremony on the Saturday night offering free tastes of prepared lionfish, which are considered harmful to the local ecosystem.
All of these great area events are a perfect excuse to take a fall trip to the area and all of the Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts are located close to the action. Use the Myrtle Beach hotel map to find the hotel that best fits your vacation plans!
And make sure to check back on this blog for a list of Halloween specific events and activities at and around these Myrtle Beach resorts!
Note: Be sure to call ahead for any outdoor activities if you think they may be altered due to the weather.
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