As the summer comes to an end, and the kids are back in school, why not plan a long weekend getaway to Paradise Resort and Myrtle Beach. The autumn months are some of the best times of the year to be in the Grand Strand. The weather is beautiful, not too hot or too cool, and the festivities are endless. Here are a few of the events you won’t want to miss on your fall trip to Myrtle Beach.
The Fall Migration (Sept 15 – 24): Join in the Society of Stranders Fall Migration that might simply be the biggest adult bash of the year, the SOS Fall Migration is a celebration of the laid-back beach lifestyle of the Grand Strand. It serves as a farewell to the summer season – and, of course, a chance to dance the Carolina shag. Don’t know the dance? Don’t worry, there will be instructors available to help you get in on the fun.
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival (Sept. 22-24): Come celebrate your love of arts and crafts at this annual show that brings in some of the top artists and craftsmen on the regional circuit. Non-shoppers can enjoy the beach, nature center, biking and hiking trails, and more while the rest of the party shops for unique items.
Irish Italian International Festival (Sept. 30): Foodie alert – The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the Irish Italian International Festival, held rain or shine on North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street on September 30 and celebrating the foods and cultures of Ireland and Italy. Local restaurants will be contributing delectable dishes, and live music and entertainment will be on tap.
The St. John’s Greek Festival will be held on September 28-October 1 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. This annual event is tremendously popular and will feature local and church-sponsored vendors as well as a tantalizing array of authentic Greek delicacies. Foodies will not want to miss this one!
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally (Oct. 2-8): The open road leads to the Grand Strand for this annual motorcycle event, which is a tamer version of the Spring Rally in May. This one is considered a “rider’s rally,” with lots of room to roam around the coast. Jamin’ Leather in Myrtle Beach and bars in Murrells Inlet and Little River are popular hangouts.
So gear up for fall, and grab your friends and family and head to Myrtle Beach for a weeklong celebration or a quick weekend getaway. Start planning now so you can enjoy some of the great festivals in the along the Grand Strand.