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Things to do in September in Myrtle Beach

By Samantha Norton Follow me on Google+

Fall is knocking on Myrtle Beach’s door, but the fun won’t slow down anytime soon! Take advantage of the superb weather by scoping out some of the lively local events – many of which are family friendly and completely free of charge to attend! Here is our roundup of the top Myrtle Beach events for September:


Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival ‒ September 1st ‒ 2nd

bbq sliderHead to The Market Common for delicious food and good times at the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival near Grand Park at The Market Common. This finger-licking good festival features a barbecue competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, featuring cash prizes and competition between over 25 BBQ teams. The first day of the festival is from 6-9pm, with a wing competition and tasting, a beer garden, live entertainment, and plenty of food, and crafts vendors. The second day is from 12-6pm featuring BBQ sampling, the BBQ competition, corn hole, a car show, beer garden and plenty of live entertainment. And admission is free! Contact (843) 855-0527 for more details.

Coastal Uncorked ‒ September 1st ‒ 3rd

The popular Coastal Uncorked is back for a three-day celebration of food, wine and spirits. The Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival is held in the parking lot behind Pavilion Park Central, near the Welcome Center on the 21st Avenue side of Broadway at the Beach. Each day of the festival will be themed with desserts, competitions, live music and drink samplings including wine, craft beer and more. Single day tickets are $25 each and a 3 Day Event Pass is $70.


Dog Days Blues and Jazz Festival – September 16th

The so called “dog days of summer” are finally over – head north to La Belle Amie Vineyard to celebrate the mild weather and welcome fall with open arms. This scenic vineyard is located in the quaint town of Little River and hosts several festivals throughout the year. The Blues and Jazz Festival offers live entertainment from several local performers, samples of current seasonal wine selections, and even complimentary tours of the picturesque vineyard. Come with a few blankets and chairs and prepare to kick back and unwind! This event kicks off at noon and wraps up at 5pm. Tickets are $8 but if you bring two canned food items you will receive a $3 discount, call (843) 399-9463 for more information.


Wine Fest ‒ September 16th

bottle pouring red wine sampleThe 7th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest comes back to Valor Park at The Market Common. Guests are invited to sample 50 wines from around the world, including over 20 specialty vendors, cold beer and live entertainment. Samples are “pay as you go” and each guest must purchase a $5 wine glass to enjoy all of the fine wine. The excitement starts at 11am and ends at 7pm. Admission is free!

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival ‒ September 22nd ‒ 24th

Head to Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet for the 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival to enjoy plenty of fine art, quality crafts, food, and live music from some of the area’s best musicians for three days at a truly beautiful and scenic area of the Grand Strand. Festival admission is $10 for adults and allows for readmission throughout the weekend. Admission is free to visitors 15 years and younger. You can contact (843) 237-4440 for more information.

Brew at the Zoo – September 23rd

Head to Brookgreen Gardens for a chance to taste more than 30 regional and national craft beers while listening to live music by Bullfrog and get a signature tasting glass with your admission ticket. Admission is $40 per person and food and wine will also be available to purchase. American Tap House will be cooking up and serving interesting and delectable eats to nosh on while you enjoy Brookgreen Gardens. You can also take part in the silent auction and raffle drawings.

St. John’s Greek Festival – September 28th – October 1st

baklava sliceIf there’s one piece of advice we can give for the annual Greek Festival its “go hungry”! This tasty event takes place at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, located right off 29th Avenue North, and is a favorite among visitors AND locals! Visitors can look forward to immersing themselves in anything and everything Greek – music, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, and plenty of mouthwatering eats. Nosh on Greek favorites like pasticcio, spanikopita, tyropitakia, roasted lamb, gyros, baklava, galaktoboureko, and much more. This is a family friendly event so gather the crew and celebrate this rich culture!

Irish Italian International Festival – September 30th

Though Ireland and Italy may seem like a strange match up, these two cultures combine once a year in North Myrtle Beach for a truly one of a kind festival. The Irish Italian Festival takes place on Main Street and celebrates all things Irish and Italian. The festival boasts two live entertainment stages, roaming street performers, local dance troupes, a wide array of local arts and craft vendors, and plenty of games and contests – including the annual spaghetti eating contest. Where else in the area can one enjoy corned beef and cabbage, zesty meatball heroes, fresh soda bread, handmade pasta dishes, Irish coffee cake, and tiramisu all in one place? The fun kicks off at 10am and runs until 4pm. This is a rain or shine event so shimmy up to North Myrtle Beach to see what all the fun is about!

Be sure to check out our Fall Fests Blog for more fun Myrtle Beach events and our Myrtle Beach Resort Specials page for seasonal savings!

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