Tourist season may be winding down but there is still plenty to do here on the Grand Strand in September.
September on the Grand Strand means the Fall Migration for shaggers (the official state dance of South Carolina is the shag), smaller crowds, less traffic, cooler temps – but still warm enough to be “summer-like”. There are festivals and events to attend as well. Here are some you won’t want to miss! (And don’t forget to take advantage of our September Condo Rental Special either!)
Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival – Labor Day weekend the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival at the Grand Park, Market Common. Live bands – including the Fantastic Shakers, vendors with arts and crafts and unique entertainment, beer gardens, chicken wing cook off – and award-winning barbeque served up all day.
South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale – Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:00 AM (rise and shine!) at Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Free admission. Parking is $3. 100,000 square feet of bargains!!
11th Annual Local Heroes Benefit – Tuesday, September 11, 11:00 AM at the Dead Dog Saloon, Murrells Inlet Waterfront, 4079 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
12 bands, live/silent auctions and 50/50 drawings. All Proceeds benefit local police and fire departments.
St. John’s Greek Festival – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27- 30 at St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church (Route 17 Bypass, across from Broadway at the Beach). Enjoy the finest Greek pastries, cookies and baked goods, sip beer or some delicious Greek wines. Feast on homemade delicacies like mousaka, roasted lamb Greek salad, spanikopita and gyros. My mouth is watering already! Activities, vendors, Greek music and dancers will also be a part of this event. This festival is a local favorite! O-PA’!!
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-30 at Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet.
Very unique fine art and quality crafts, along with food and some of the area’s finest musicians makes the Atalaya Festival one not to miss!
Oktoberfest – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-30 at Valor Park, Market Common. October is the time to celebrate all things German. Get a jump on this celebration the end of September with German food, German beer, German music and more!
Irish Italian Festival – Saturday, Sept. 29 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Live music and the best of Irish and Italian fare and spirits bring the North Myrtle Beach area alive each September during the Irish Italian Festival. Local restaurants will be competing for best dishes in several categories. A spaghetti-eating contest will be held as well.