Local Events, Seasonal Activities and more

Fall Festivals

St. John’s Greek Festival – September 28-Oct. 1 – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – September 22-24 – Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet

Irish Italian International Festival – September 30 – Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Brew at the Zoo – September 23 – Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Harvest Home Weekend Festival – October 7-8 – Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Little River Shrimp Fest – October 14, Little River waterfront

Myrtle Beach Seafood Fest – October 6-7 – Burroughs & Chapin Pavillion Place

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – October 21-22 – Front Street, Georgetown

Loris Bog-Off Festival – October 21 – Downtown Loris

Myrtle Beach Wine Fest – September 16 – Valor Park, The Market Common

Oktoberfest at The Market Common – October 13-14

Endless Summer Festival – October 28 – Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Taste of the Town – October 17 – Myrtle Beach Convention Center









2017 Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art


Celebrate art, food, wine, music, dance, and more at the 27th annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music. The program, which runs Sept. 30-Oct.21, includes amazing displays of arts, a wine gala, musical performances and so much more. Performances are held at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. Below is the 2017 schedule of events:


Sept. 30 | Seaside Palette/Wet Paint Sale and Chalk Walk, Downtown Georgetown

Oct. 5 | Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, $100

Oct. 6 | Artrageous – Music, Art and Dance Extravaganza, $25+

Oct. 7 | Delbert McClinton, $30+ (VIP meet-and-greet tickets available)

Oct. 13 | You’re Got a Friend – Carole King & James Taylor Tribute, $25+

Oct. 14 | Melissa Manchester, $25+

Oct. 19 | Balsam Range, $25+

Oct. 20 | Joe Gransden, $25+

Oct. 21 | Masters of Soul, $30+



Festivals & Events

Beach, Boogie, & BBQ Festival         September 1-2, 2017

This two-day jubilee at The Market Common features the South Carolina BBQ Competition, a car show, Cornhole tournament, live entertainment, arts & crafts, food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and plenty of barbecue for sale. The 12th annual fest will take place on Friday, September 1 starting at 6, and Saturday, September 2 from noon to 10 p.m., and admission to this great family-friendly event is free.


Myrtle Beach Mustang Week          September 4-10, 2017

Ford’s most famous sports car will be the center of attention from the 4th to the 10th this month. The week kicks off with a Meet n’ Greet at Broadway at the Beach on Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Myrtle Beach Speedway will host a Track Day beginning at 10 a.m., with Fun Runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the SVTPerformance.com Burn-Out Contest at 6 p.m. Thursday’s events will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Drag Strip will include the Dyno Challenge from 9 a.m. to noon, and the Test-n-Tune from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday the 14th Annual Mustang Week Car Show will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The week wraps up on Saturday with the East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-in at the MB Convention Center starting at 10 a.m., and the Car Show Awards and Raffle Drawing at 3 p.m.


7th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest        September 16, 2017

This wine-tasting event on September 16th gives connoisseurs and amateurs alike the opportunity to sample the best vino that Market Commons’ restaurants have to offer. Admission is free, but tasters need to buy a glass for $5 and some tasting tickets for the more than 40 wines from around the world. There will also be specialty vendors, food samplings from the restaurants, live music, and beer for the wine-averse.


38th Annual Aynor Harvest Hoe Down       September 16, 2017

In the space of about an hour, the curious and festival-inclined can drive north in an automobile and enter an environment very much unlike the marshes, beach houses, and golf courses of Pawleys Island. Because there lies Aynor, South Carolina, estimated population 650, and home of the annual Hoe Down, to be held this year on September 16th. A parade of trucks, tractors, floats, and other bucolic oddities will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m., followed by a day full of arts, crafts, regional and fair-style fare (chicken bog, barbeque, funnel cakes, pizza), live music, children’s activities, and dancing. Founded in 1979 by the local Pilot Club, the event now draws around 25,000 revelers each year for what festival organizers describe as a “big time in a small town.” In the grand tradition of American exploration, it’s best to see these types of things for yourself. Also, dress “down” so as not to appear completely out of place.


42nd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival       September 22-24, 2017

Over a hundred fine artists will be displaying their work at and around Atalaya Castle from September 22-24. The fest will also feature great live music, food, and quality crafts. Daily festival admission fee is $10 for adults. Once you purchase admission, you may return throughout the weekend with your festival ticket. People under the age of 15 will be admitted free of charge. Admission to the park during the festival is also free. No dogs or other pets, please.


Brew at the Zoo       September 23, 2017

This beer-centric event at Brookgreen Gardens will feature over 30 regional and national craft brews, live entertainment, and a silent auction to raise some funds for new projects at the gardens. It takes place from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets to the September 23rd tasting are $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for designated drivers. Space is limited.



Brookgreen Gardens

Butterfly House Open Daily                        Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience

This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily through October. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children for a 30 minute timed visit in addition to garden admission.


Gullah Geechee Program Series                            1 p.m. Wednesdays, June - September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.


The Music of Motown                                      September 7, 8, 9 & 10t

For six years now Brookgreen Gardens has partnered with Blue Eyed Theatrical for an annual outdoor tribute concert that has become one of the region's premiere entertainment events of the summer. Now in 2017 Brookgreen Gardens is please to welcome The Music of Motown, featuring the greatest hits from a music revolution that defined a generation. The new show, featuring four nationally renowned singers and a live band of extraordinary musicians, will include the hits of the Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Commodores and many, many more.

Gates open at 6:00pm; Concert starts at 7:30pm.

General admission seating, first come first served           Members:  $30.00         Non-Members:  35.00


August 5– October 29       National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition

The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People’s Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.


Sculpture Talk         September 30

The public is invited to a public talk/powerpoint by Sculptor in Residence Ken Smith at the Lowcountry Center Auditiorium. The program is at 3 pm and is free with garden admission.


Brew at the Zoo                   5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23

This craft beer tasting will feature over 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity after-hours to see Brookgreen’s Native Wildlife Zoo. Guests receive a signature tasting glass and enjoy a silent auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. Food and wine are available for purchase. To purchase tickets, please go to: http://www.brookgreen.org/BrewattheZoo.html Members are $35, Non-Members are $40 and Designated Driver's are $15.





The Market Common

SEPT   2, 9, 16, 23, 30     FARMERS MARKET

SEPT   9                               THE MARKET COMMON FASHION SHOW      VALOR PARK

SEPT 16                              7TH ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH WINE FESTIVAL      VALOR PARK





Coastal Uncorked 2017                     September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017                              Broadway at the Beach


NASCAR Racing Experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway     Recurring weekly on Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat until Oct 31, 2017      Myrtle Beach Speedway


Fireworks                                September 3, 2017                      Murrells Inlet MarshWalk



Paddle North Inlet                Sept 15, 2017                  Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center/North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Reserve


SOS Fall Migration                  September 15, 2017 - September 24, 2017                     Main Street in North Myrtle Beach


Travis Tritt at The Carolina Opry Theater                   September 17, 2017                          The Carolina Opry Theater


Temptations & Four Tops                                             September 23, 201                                Alabama Theatre


26th Annual St. Johns Greek Festival                         September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017                  St. John's Greek Orthodox Church


14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival                      September 30, 2017                              Main Street in North Myrtle Beach



Drifters, Coasters, & Platters                        September 30, 2017                                       Alabama Theatre