Friday, August 24, 2012

Exciting Events for September 2012

You'll be blown away by how much you can do on the Grand Strand in September!

September is one of the best times of year to be in Myrtle Beach. We have less crowds and lighter traffic but the weather is still summer-like and the area's popular entertainment has perfected their shows after months of performing. Best of all, September brings one Myrtle Beach party after the other, uniting tourists and locals together with one goal in mind: having a great time!

2012 Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival at Grand Park at the Market Common
August 31, 6 - 9:30pm, September 1, 12 - 9:30pm, and September 2, 12 - 5pm

Southern cooking!
This is a true low-country, toe-tappin', finger lickin' beach summer festival! Enjoy free live entertainment featuring 10 different bands while watching wakeboarding demonstrations, checking out the arts & crafts exhibits, enjoying free boat rides and hanging out in the Kid's Zone. And oh, the food! Friday brings an "Anything Goes" Competition where you can try beef, seafood, desserts and more for just $1 a sample. Be sure to bring your appetite on Saturday - for a $10 wrist band, you can sample savory BBQ from 40+ teams competing for first prize. On Sunday, wings and BBQ combo platters are available for purchase to kick off the start of the wing competition. All 3 days will include a Beer Garden to wash it all down. If you want a taste of local culture, this is your stop!

Labor Day Fireworks at Barefoot Landing
September 1, 10pm - 10:30pm

Fireworks over Barefoot Landing
Spend the day browsing the quaint shops and boutiques in North Myrtle Beach's famous Barefoot Landing. If you're feeling adventurous, visit one of the many exciting attractions including the Mirror Maze, T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation Station, the Ghosts & Legends Theatre or Alligator Adventure. A host of restaurants are waiting to serve you delicious dinner before you head out to watch the season's finale fireworks display.

Delicious concessions!
End of Summer Celebration at Surfside Pier
September 2, 9am - 9pm

Surfside Beach sends the kids back to school in style with their End of Summer Celebration! Live entertainment, a free waterslide for kids and the beach provide hours of fun. Concessions will also be available, including all of your summer favorites - hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and cold drinks.

South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall
September 8, 7am - 2pm

Garage Sale at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Bargain hunters, be ready! Myrtle Beach presents the largest garage sale in the state. Hundreds of vendors bring in their favorite treasures for you to peruse and purchase at incredible prices. It's a shopper's paradise! Convention Center admission is free and parking is $3 per car.

SOS Fall Migration on Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach
September 14 - 23, See their website

The Shag!
50 years ago, a new dance craze was founded right here in Myrtle Beach, SC - the Shag! Today, the iconic dance lives on. Each year, the Society of Stranders calls on its thousands of Shag fans to return to the dance's birthplace for one last dance before winter. Several of the clubs along Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach support the craze, playing beach music and hosting special events. Come watch the experts show their skills and learn how to shag for yourself!

Bodies Revealed at Broadway at the Beach
Present - September 16. Sun - Thurs 11am - 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 10pm

Bodies Revealed
Since May 28th, the famous Bodies exhibit has been fascinating Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, but their residence here is quickly drawing to a close. September 16th is the last day to see the human body like never before. Over 14 (real) full body human specimens and 200 organs provide a close-up look at your anatomy. Learn about the body's complex systems and processes to gain a new appreciation for the miracle of life. 

St. John's 21st Annual Greek Festival at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church
September 27, 11am - 9pm, September 28 - 29, 11am - 10pm, and September 30, 12 - 7pm

Greek dancers at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church
Every year, the locals countdown the days to this popular event- and you'll see why! St. John's Greek Orthodox Church gives Myrtle Beach a hearty helping of Greek culture through live music, dancing, kids activities and church tours featuring lectures on their faith and iconography. Above all, don't miss the opportunity to try a wide variety of Greek foods including mousaka, gyros, roasted lamb, greek salad, spanikopita, baklava and other mouth-watering pastries and breads. The festival also offers beer and Greek wines. O-pa'!

Oktoberfest at Valor Park in the Market Common
September 28, 4 - 9pm, September 29, 11am- 7pm, September 30, 12 - 5pm

Celebrate German-style!
Ring in October with the 5th annual Oktoberfest at Valor Park! Celebrate German culture as you wander through dozens of vendor tents while enjoying German music, beer, wine and mouth-watering food. Kids will have the time of their lives with games, face-painting, a pumpkin patch and inflatables.

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival at  Huntington Beach State Park
September 28, 12 - 6pm, September 29, 10am - 6pm, September 30 10am - 5pm

Vendors by Atalaya
This year, Huntington Beach State Park hosts it's 37th annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts festival. Centered around historic Atalaya, winter home to local sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington in the 1930s, the event features over 100 talented artists displaying and selling their work. As you browse, you'll be able to enjoy delicious food and the music of the area's best musicians. Daily admission is $6 for adults or you can purchase a multi-day pass for $10. Visitors under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge.

September is so full of events, we were only able to highlight a few! If you would like to see more, click here and here. Remember, the Front Desk can also provide you with discounted tickets to Myrtle Beach's popular attractions and entertainment venues. For questions, call 1-800-845-5039. We look forward to seeing you at Plantation Resort this September!

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