Local Events, Seasonal Activities and more

 

October

 

 

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES ON THE GRAND STRAND

 

Grand Strand Witches' Night

Find your best witch outfit and head out to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk on October 14 for the Grand Strand Witches’ Night! Donations for raffle tickets are $1 and will be donated to the Childrens’ Recovery Center of Myrtle Beach.

 

 

Halloween on the MarshWalk

Celebrate Halloween on the MarshWalk this year. The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will be holding their annual Halloween celebration for kids and adults on Halloween night. Trick-or-treating will being at 5 p.m. There will be a costume contest for kids and adults, and other fun things to do.

 

Huntington's Haunted Halloween

Huntington Beach State Park will be hosting Huntington’s Haunted Halloween on Friday, October 27. Families will enjoy two haunted houses, and tons of other Halloween fun like games, movies, bonfires, and much more.

 

Halloween at The Market Common

Make your way to The Market Common on Halloween night and enjoy Halloween festivities from 5-7 p.m. Many stores will be handing out candy to kids in costumes, and there will also be other fun Halloween activities in front of Grand 14. Guests will also be able to enjoy free carriage rides!

 

 

Kids Drive In Movie Night

Round up the kiddos and head out to Thompson Farm for one of the kids drive in movie nights this October. Be sure to bring your child’s favorite ride-on toy or car as well as a blanket or chair for yourself. Admission is $9 per person. The movie schedule is:

October 6: Monster House      October 13: Hotel Transylvania

October 20: Hocus Pocus         October 27: Casper

 

Myrtle Beach Truck or Treat

Check out the Myrtle Beach Truck or Treat at Broadway at the Beach on October 14. This event, presented by the Sun News, will feature tons of cool trucks passing out candy to kids! There will also be a costume contest and other fun things. The event will have a horn-free hour from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. The event is free for all ages.

 

 

Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Thompson Farm will be hosting the Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail each Saturday in October. Kids will love dressing up in their favorite costume and making their way through the kid-friendly maze finding treats! There will also be character appearances from Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Willa the Witch, and more!

 

 

Conway Ghost Walks: Spirits of the Lowcountry

Learn about the history and ghost lore of Conway by attending Conway Ghost Walks. These tours will be held on October 19-21 and will occur every 15 minutes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets for the tours cost $15 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under.

 

 

Dr. Screams

Experience three scary attractions at Dr. Scream’s Scare Park this October. The House of Blues will be hosting this popular haunted attraction from October 19-31, 2017. Guests will pay one price and get to make their way through Dr. Scream’s Fright Manor, Chuckles Twisted Circus, and Zombie Apocalypse.

 

 

Trunk or Treat at Fun Warehouse

Fun Warehouse will be hosting Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 26. There will be tons of family-friendly Halloween fun, including live entertainment, vendors passing out candy to kids in costume, character appearances, and more. This event is free!

 

 

Brews, Grooves & Boos Halloween Bash

Put on your best Halloween costume and head out to the House of Blues on Friday, October 27 for the Brews, Grooves, & Boos Halloween Bash. The event will last from 4 p.m. until you “drop on the deck” and will feature a costume contest, craft beer sampling, and live music.

 

 

 

 

Spooktacular Bash at Thompson Farm

The 3rd annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash on October 27. There will be a costume party, flashlight fun in the corn maze, inflatables, family activities, a bonfire, and more.

 

 

Funny Fright Night at Uptown Theater

Have a good Halloween laugh at Funny Fright Night at Uptown Theater. Audiences at this show will enjoy improve comedy with a fun Halloween twist! This show is for ages 13 and up and will be held on October 27 and 28th.

 

 

Ripley's Boo-quarium Bash

Join Ripley’s Aquarium for the Boo-quarium Bash on October 28. This event, which is free with paid admission to the aquarium, is great for the whole family. It will include a costume parade and contest, and other fun Halloween activities.

 

 

BooFest! at Barefoot Landing

Round up your kids and your pets for BooFest! at Barefoot Landing on October 28. The event will include a costume contest for pets and kids, as well as live entertainment, activities, and more!

 

 

Howl-O-Scream

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will be hosting the Howl-O-Scream event on October 28. This event, brought to you by the City of Myrtle Beach, is great for the whole family. There will be tons of Halloween fun including trick-or-treating, hayrides, scary and non-scary zones, and more. Admission is $5 per vehicle. There will be concessions for sale in the park. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m.

 

 

Conway Halloween Carnival

Join the Conway Recreation Center for the Conway Halloween Carnival on October 28. This family-friendly event will feature food, a costume contest, games, prizes, and more. Games are .25 to $1 per game, and there are all-you-can-play passes

for $5. The costume contest will be at 7:15 p.m., and there will be an outdoor

movie playing at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Halloween Bash on the Avenue

Head out to Broadway at the Beach on October 28 for their annual Halloween Bash on the Avenue. This popular event will include a costume party, dancing, and tons of fun, with music from DJ Rich. The party starts at 6 p.m.!

 

 

2001 Nightclub Spooktacular Halloween Bash

Boogie down and get in the Halloween mood at 2001 Nightclub Spooktacular Halloween Bash! This event will take place on October 28 and will feature live music from the No Limit Band.

 

 

Spook-Quarium Sleepover

Treat your kids to the Spook-quarium sleepover at Ripley’s Aquarium for special Halloween fun! Dress your kids up in their favorite costume for the sleepover, and let them enjoy snacks, a scavenger hunt, crafts, a haunted aquarium walk, and more. Call early to reserve your spot, and pre-registration is required.

 

 

Toto's Day on the Farm

Dress fido up in his best Halloween costume and head out to Thompson Farm on October 29 for Toto’s Day on the Farm. This is a special event as it is the only day that pets are allowed on the farm! This all-day event is included with general admission.

 

 

Halloween Trick or Treat at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is hosting their annual trick-or-treat event for kids on Halloween night from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. Many stores will be handing out candy to kids in costume. There will also be Halloween fireworks at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing

Spend your Halloween night trick-or-treating with the kiddos at Barefoot Landing. Participating stores will be handing out candy from 5-7 p.m.

 

 

Halloween at The Market Common

Make your way to The Market Common on Halloween night and enjoy Halloween festivities from 5-7 p.m. Many stores will be handing out candy to kids in costumes, and there will also be other fun Halloween activities in front of Grand 14. Guests will also be able to enjoy free carriage rides!

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fall Bike Week - October 2 - October 8, 2017     Various Locations

 

Drink Pink-October 3, 2017     6 - 8 pm  Duplin Winery, North Myrtle Beach

Wine social; includes two glasses of wine, hor d'oeuvres, door prizes and live music; portion of proceeds will go towards Caring in our Lifetime       Tickets $15 per person\

 

 7th Annual Grand Strand Mustang Stampede and Classic Ford Car Show   October 7, 2017

Broadway At The Beach

 

Sons of Italy "Festa Italiana"-October 7-8, 2017   The Market Common   Italian food, vendors and more.

 

BritFest -October 7, 2017    Market Common Car show     Free to view, $15-$30 to enter a car

 

 Harvest Home Weekend Festival-October 7-8, 2017   Brookgreen Gardens   9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A variety of family fun fall activities such as hay rides, pumpkin painting, entertainment and more.

 

Cruisin’ The Beach-October 12 -14, 2017   Broadway at the Beach  Custom car show

 

Taste of the Town-October 17, 2017    Myrtle Beach Convention Center  Sample food from all over the Grand Strand     $6 admission fee; various prices for food

Endless Summer Festival-October 28, 2017    Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Entertainment, kids' area, carnival rides, vendors and more.     10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Broadway at the Beach

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Brookgreen Gardens 

August 6 – October 30
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.

Butterfly House Open Daily through October 15
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. We will add dozens of other species throughout the summer and fall. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily. 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 in October - 4, 11, 18 & 25

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.

 

 

Harvest Home Weekend Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8

More scarecrows, more animals and more fun!
Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend is from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., and is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. We’ll have favorite activities such as scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides, live entertainment, and more.

Sculpture - Public Program
Oct 1, 3, and 5 - Sculptor in Residence Ken Smithwill give a demonstration with commentary at theCampbell Center for American Sculpture, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm.  He will demonstrate various carving techniques while he works and will have extra stone and hand tools available for visitors to experience stone carving themselves.  Visitors may come and go throughout each day to see how his work progresses, or they may attend one day only but will still get a good experience about what stone carving entails.  The program is free with regular admission to Brookgreen Gardens and does not require advance reservation.

 

Brookgreen's Homeschool Explorers

October 19

Join us for our themed-monthly program that will engage students as they learn about art, nature and history. Each program often incorporates a guided tour, experiments and live animal interactions. Activities are standards-based. Every program ends with a fun make-and-take craft. October's theme is "Diggin' Dirt"! Come dig in the dirt and get the scoop on both living and non-living components in garden soil. We will make an earthworm terrarium you can take home and observe. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

Chilypmics- November 5, 2017    Murrells Inlet (South End by Hot Fish Club/King Street Grille)

Chili cook-off contest feature samples for purchase and live music   $2 per chili sample ticket (bring your own spoon!

 

Myrtle Beach Speedway MB 400- November 9-11, 2017-Myrtle Beach Speedway

Super trucks race, SELLM feature race, challenger race and more.

 

 

UNOH Battle at the Beach- November 176-18, 2017   Myrtle Beach Speedway

Late model races, modified feature race, meet and greet and more.

 

 

South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival-November 23-25, 2017  Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Indoor festival features a variety of bluegrass singers and bands.   General Admission $40 adult for one day, $20 per child 7 to 15 for one day and under 7 is free with adult

 

36th Annual Dickens Christmas Show-November 9-12, 2017

The award-winning Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals features hundreds of vendors in a Victorian Holiday Marketplace setting. The event will offer Punch and Judy shows, shadow box displays, tea leaf readers, Holiday teas, historical tours and so much more.

 

Pawleys Island Turtle Strut 5K-November 11, 2017

The 25th annual Guy Osborne Memorial run will take place on Saturday, November 11th at 8 a.m. at Pawleys Pavilion Park. No word yet on how many tortoises have registered, but the humiliation of losing to one of them is said to be incredibly haunting, according to a hare who wishes to remain anonymous. The fee for participants is $25 in advance, $30 day-of, and includes a t-shirt.

 

 

The South's Grandest Christmas Show-Nightly

This Alabama Theatre Yuletide extravaganza explores the true meaning of Christmas, entertaining audiences while instilling the holiday spirit into each and every attendee. The show is a combination of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, state-of-the-art special effects and scenery, and the family-friendly comedy of funny man Ricky Mokel.

 

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special-Nightly

This Calvin Gilmore production brings the magic of the holiday season to life with a dazzling array of seasonal song and dance, and this year will see the addition of a brass section and new vocalists. The theatre itself at Carolina Opry is also a sight to behold, with over 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, more than five miles of lighting, numerous tree ornaments, and mounds and mounds of snow. Showtimes vary, tickets start at $37.21 for adults and $22.33 for kids.

 

Brookgreen Gardens 

 

Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays
 in November 1, 8 & 15 only (no 11/22 or 11/29)
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. (No program November 22 & 29)

 

Wish List Wednesday - November 9
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Member-Only Event

Members enjoy a Holiday preview of new merchandise in Keepsakes, Gift Shop, and receive double discount of 20% (usual exclusions apply). Shop and enjoy wine and refreshments. Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

 

Brookgreen's Homeschool Explorers

November 16

Join us for our themed-monthly program that will engage students as they learn about art, nature and history. Each program often incorporates a guided tour, experiments and live animal interactions. Activities are standards-based. Every program ends with a fun make-and-take craft."Down on the Farm" is our November theme! Learn about Plantation times in a fun exciting way! We will learn about plantation animals and local cash crops. We will wrap up with "farm" stations, everyone will love. Click here for the registration form.

 

 

Member Shopping Week 
Thanksgiving Day - Wednesday, November 30

Members are invited to shop at Keepsakes during Thanksgiving Week and receive an additional 10% discount off purchases (some exclusions apply). Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and shipping is available.

November 25 – January 2, 2018
Art, History, and Horticulture Holiday Exhibits

Brookgreen Gardens’ two indoor holiday exhibits are included in garden admission.

 

Nights of a Thousand Candles
November 30, December 1-2; December 7-9; December 14-17, 2017

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 - 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of holiday music, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. More information and Buy Tickets!

Please note: the gardens are only open from 3 - 10 p.m. and the zoo is closed during this event. Photographers may use monopods. Tripods are not allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

December

Nights of a Thousand Candles    December 1-2, 7-9, 14-17, 2017

Brookgreen Gardens, one of the area’s most scenic properties, takes on a whole new dimension each December as thousands of candles are strategically placed and lit all around the gardens. There’s also an 80-foot-tall Holiday Fir tree decked out with 60,000 lights, as well as carolers, a bagpipe player, and hand bell ringers lending seasonal music to the atmosphere. In addition to the strolling singers and ringers, visitors will also have the opportunity to see a variety of performances by contemporary pianists, jazz trios, pop chorale ensembles, and dulcimer players. Dates are December 1-2, 7-9, and 14-17, and the festivities are open from 3-10 p.m. each day.

 

 

The South's Grandest Christmas Show-Nightly

This Alabama Theatre Yuletide extravaganza explores the true meaning of Christmas, entertaining audiences while instilling the holiday spirit into each and every attendee. The show is a combination of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, state-of-the-art special effects and scenery, and the family-friendly comedy of funny man Ricky Mokel. Showtimes vary, tickets start at $42.95.

 

 

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special-Nightly

This Calvin Gilmore production brings the magic of the holiday season to life with a dazzling array of seasonal song and dance, and this year will see the addition of a brass section and new vocalists. The Carolina Opry Theater itself is also a sight to behold, with over 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, more than five miles of lighting, numerous tree ornaments, and mounds and mounds of snow. Showtimes vary, tickets start at $37.21 for adults and $22.33 for kids.

 

 

Brookgreen Gardens

November 25 – January 2, 2018
Art, History, and Horticulture Holiday Exhibits

Brookgreen Gardens’ two indoor holiday exhibits are included in garden admission.

 

Nights of a Thousand Candles
November 30, December 1-2; December 7-9; December 14-17, 2017

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 - 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of holiday music, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. More information and Buy Tickets!

Please note: the gardens are only open from 3 - 10 p.m. and the zoo is closed during this event. Photographers may use monopods. Tripods are not allowed.

Your purchases make a difference. You make a difference. All of your purchases help support Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit whose mission is to display figurative sculpture by American artists and to preserve regional plants, animals, and history. Tickets are non-refundable. Unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens. 

Members of The Huntington Society, the Chairman’s Council, and the President’s Council, please go onlineor call (888) 718-4253 to order your tickets. All guests must have a ticket to attend the festival. Group reservations for 15 or more call (843) 235-6021.

 

 

New Year's Eve 
December 31

Begin your New Year's Eve celebration at Brookgreen when the sculpture garden will open from 6 - 9 p.m. with thousands of hand-lit candles, holiday lights, and music. Space is limited for this special evening in the gardens and advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.