It’s a common misconception that when the summer ends in Myrtle Beach, the fun ends. Nothing could be further from the truth! Fall is one of our most popular times, and despite the slightly cooler weather, there’s still plenty of beachy fun, culture showcases, and exciting food and drink festivals! We’ve decided to put together a list of some of our favorite attractions as we get ready to say goodbye to Summer 2021.
First up, we have the Downtown Pawleys Live festival, back for its third year on Pawleys Island. This one-of-a-kind music festival will feature 5 local and regional bands, fresh food, craft beers, vending, artists and more with a low country vibe promises the perfect end of summer celebration at the Island Shops from 12:00 – 8:00 pm.
For the car enthusiast, the week of Labor Day will host Mustang Week, where Mustang enthusiasts and owners converge on the Grand Strand for a week-long celebration of meet and greets, car shows, cruises, and more! Even if you don’t have a Mustang yourself, fans of the classic muscle car are encouraged to pay a visit.
For some fun for the whole family, pay a visit during the weekend of September 17th for the 54th Annual World Championship Chili Cookoff. This event promises to be the best cookoff yet, with a Family Fun Zone, a relaxing beer garden with plenty of specialty craft brews, eating contests, and even an exclusive performance from Jake Hoot from season 17 of The Voice! And of course, the popular People’s Choice competition, where guests sample chili dishes from around the country and name their favorite.
At the end of September, Myrtle Beach offers a great treat for art-lovers with the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. Featuring nearly 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and local food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.
The same weekend also features The Irish Italian International Festival, a rain or shine event bringing together nearly 5,000 people to celebrate different cultures and indulge in all of the food, music, art and more. Located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups will all represent the Irish Italian International theme, with competitions for best restaurant, best entrée, and more available!
These are just a few of the exciting events taking place in September and kicking off the wonderful Fall season in Myrtle Beach. Come enjoy cooler weather, less crowds, and the same fun that’s on display in the Summer months!