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12 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in September 2023

By Bri Thomas

Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Myrtle Beach, between its superb beach weather, smaller crowds, and lively local events, many of which are family-friendly and completely free of charge to attend. Here is our roundup of the top dozen things to do in Myrtle Beach in September for 2023:


1. Labor Day Celebration & Fireworks Extravaganza 

Fireworks at Broadway at the BeachWhere: Broadway at the Beach
When: Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd

Celebrate summer with one last hurrah at Broadway at the Beach! Bring the whole family out to Broadway to enjoy strolling entertainment from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. Then, catch fireworks on Sunday, September 3 at 10 p.m. to close out the summer fun! 


2. Myrtle Beach Mustang Week

Where: Myrtle Beach Mall and various other locations
When: Monday, September 4th to Saturday, September 9th 

The classic muscle car will be the center of attention along the Grand Strand for a week of cruise-ins and contests. Events will be held throughout the week to celebrate the 22nd annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week!


3. Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show

Where: Valor Park, Market Common
When: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th 

Head to Valor Park at the Market Common for two days of art displays from local and area artists. Peruse a range of photography, pottery, woodcrafts, and glass crafts. The Market Common is a popular area for dining, shopping, and socializing with several parks, boutique shops, restaurants, and a movie theater in a quaint community setting. Fall Art in Common Arts & Craft Show is pet-friendly, and admission is free.


4. Society of Stranders (SOS) Fall Migration

Where: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
When: Thursday, September 14th - Sunday, September 24th

This 11-day event is a celebration of the famous dance, the Carolina shag, featuring nightly entertainment and parties at various shag clubs in North Myrtle Beach. Shag classes, special parties, and more will be held throughout the celebration.


5. 11th Annual Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach
When: Friday, September 15th - Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Enjoy this expo featuring a variety of industry professionals for home improvement needs both indoor and outdoor, seminars, workshops, culinary demos, local artists, pets available for adoption and more! It will take place September 15 & 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 17th from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults or $10 for a three-day pass; it’s free for children under 16.


6. SeptemberFest! At Barefoot Landing

Grapes in bucketsWhere: Barefoot Landing, 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
When:  Saturday, September 16, 2023

Head to Barefoot Landing from noon to 6 p.m. for live music from Austin Floyd and Alan Bibey Project and kids’ activities, plus, the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach will be on hand for photo ops, raffles, auctions, and more! The Duplin Grape Stomp will also be taking place; tickets for this portion of the event can be purchased in advance for $35 per person and include a bottle of wine, wine tumbler, and a special gift.


7. The 43rd Annual Aynor Harvest Hoe-down

Where: Aynor Town Park, Aynor, SC
When: Saturday, September 16th at 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Celebrate the arrival of fall at the Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival. This annual festival is back for its 43rd year, providing families with live music and entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and even a grand parade! The festival is free to attend. 


8. 48th Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Where: Huntington Beach State Park
When: Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th

Head to Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet for the 46th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. For three days, attendees will enjoy plenty of fine art, quality crafts, food, and live music from nearly 100 of the area's best artists at a truly beautiful and scenic area of the Grand Strand.

Festival admission is $10 per adult (age 16 and older) 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.


9. Beach ‘n Chili Fest and World Championship Chili Cook-off

Chili in a bowlWhere: Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
When: Friday, September 29th - Sunday, October 1st

This festival will feature over 500 flavors and award-winning chili tastings, live music, beer gardens, food trucks, craft and retail vendors, a kid’s zone, and more. Admission is free; tasting tickets and VIP lounge tickets are available for purchase. 


10. The 19th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

Where: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
When: Saturday, September 30th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the 19th year, the Irish Italian International Festival will celebrate these two cultures in a truly one-of-a-kind festival. The Irish Italian International Festival takes place on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach and celebrates all things Irish and Italian. The festival boasts arts and craft vendors, festival foods, street performers, two stages of live entertainment, a children's area, and a friendly spaghetti-eating competition!


11. Vintage Market Days 

Where: Myrtle Beach Sports Center
When: Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2023

It’s a party! Make plans to check out this upscale, vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring handmade treasures, home decor, jewelry, clothes, outdoor furnishings, plants, food, and more. It will take place on Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-purchase tickets are available; 3-Day VIP Passes are $15 +tax, Saturday/Sunday Tickets are $10 +tax and children under 12 are free.


12. The Pink Ribbon Run 

Where: North Myrtle Beach
When: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Offering a 10K, 5K, and a 1 Mile plus the ability to run all 3 races for an additional challenge medal. Come Run/Walk with us and together let's make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. 100% of the fundraiser money will go to two breast cancer non-profits. The 10K is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., the 5K at 8:30 a.m., and the Memorial Miler at 9:30 a.m. Price varies based on race and fundraising options.


View our full list of fall 2023 festivals and events here!

Be sure to check out our Myrtle Beach Resort Specials page for seasonal savings! 


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