Things to do in September in Myrtle Beach
There might be a general opinion that there is little to do on a Myrtle Beach vacation come September, but on the contrary, it seems that many organizations take this month as being a time for that “last fling of summer”.
The month kicks off with South Carolina’s largest garage sale. Close to 300 vendors will be plying their wares and hidden treasures at the Myrtle Beach convention center. The convention Center is located at 2101 North Oak Street and convenient to all Myrtle Beach resorts and hotels, as you can see on this Myrtle Beach resorts map. This year the sale takes place on Saturday, September 8, 2012 between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., entrance is free but expect to pay $3 to park your car.
Calling all Shag dancers! September sees the holding of the Society of Stranders Fall Migration. Shag dancers from all over will be gathering along the Strand for their annual end-of-summer meet. When the birds start migrating to the South marks the time for shag dancers to start migrating to the beach for the last time and capture the last of the warm days. You’ll find them all along the beach – just follow the sound of music and you’ll find a shag dance going on. This year’s migration is from September 14 thru 23.
If you feel like doing something good for the Myrtle Beach community, why not get yourself and your family down to Murrells Inlet for the 2nd Annual Fall Community Clean-Up of the Wacca Wache Boat Landing. The clean-up is being jointly organized by the Waccamaw Riverkeeper, Hannah Banana's Sunshine Cabana and Wacca Wache Marina. Come along dressed appropriately and meet at 8.45 a.m. on Saturday 15th at Hannah Banana’s back door for three hours of fun-filled community clean-up. You are advised to bring your gloves, boots and bug spray.
The following week on Saturday, September 22 Lee's Inlet Apothecary is holding their 10th Anniversary Party & Soda Jerk Contest starting at 10 a.m. The Apothecary is organizing fun for the entire family. There will be with popcorn, games, snow cones, a moon bounce, tours of a fire truck and plenty more. The main event of the day will be at 1 p.m. when the Soda Jerk Contest starts, so get yourself to the Apothecary to cheer on your favorite Soda Jerk contestant.
Saturday, September 29 will see the 9th Annual Irish Italian International Festival in Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and lasts 6 hours. You’ll find a whole lot of food from local restaurants, street performers, arts and crafts vendors and live entertainment. Local restaurants will be competing for Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert titles and, open to all comers is a competition for the best spaghetti sauce.
Another big crowd puller is the Greek Festival. This year St. John's Greek Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach will host its 21st Annual Greek Festival from September 27th thru 30th. You’ll find a wide range of Greek foods to try out, including Roasted Lamb, Gyros, Greek Salad, Spanikopita and Mousaka. Also on sale will be a selection of Greek pastries and breads, with beer and Greek wines also available. There will be live Greek music to listen to and dancers to watch.
Winding up the month between Friday September 28 and Sunday 30 is the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. The festival, which features more than 100 fine artisans, will be held in the grounds of Atalaya Castle in the Huntington Beach State Park. You can enjoy some of the area’s finest musicians as well as quality crafts, fine art and the best of Low Country food.
There are a number of fall festivals coming up in the Myrtle Beach area, and we've highlighted some of the best in this Myrtle Beach fall festivals post. Check it out.
Keep an eye on the Vacation Myrtle Beach events page for more upcoming things to do.