One of the best parts about traveling to Myrtle Beach is its year-round festivals! Whether you come in the middle of the summer or during the winter months there is always something fun and festive happening on the Grand Strand. We’ve put together a list of 15 Myrtle Beach Festivals you won’t want to miss!
Brew at the Zoo is a fun low-country festival held at Brookgreen Gardens towards the end of September. The Festival features 30 beers from regional and international brewers, games, a silent auction, and of course their native wildlife zoo! If that doesn’t peak your interest in this event is a big fundraiser for local Lowcountry Heritage Programs.
There’s nothing more delicious than sampling all kinds of food all in one stop! The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival welcomes food trucks from all over, live music all weekend, game tournaments, and more! This festival usually takes place mid to late April.
Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to satisfy your craving for seafood. What’s even better than that? The Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival! This festival is in early October and includes seafood and restaurant vendors from all over the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival will also have live music, a corn hole tournament, and kid-friendly activities!
St. John’s Greek Festival
Opa! It’s all Greek at the St. John’s Greek Festival. Held in late September this festival does not disappoint when it comes to authentic Greek cuisine, beer, wine, and music! Oh and let’s not forget the delicious desserts!
The Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival has been going strong for over 40 years. This festival takes place at Huntington Beach State Park in late September. Check out over 100 fine arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more!
Who doesn’t love a fall festival? The Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival is a myriad of music and entertainment, pageants, craft vendors, and delicious eats! This festival typically takes place in mid-September.
The Carolina Country Music Fest or CCMF is one of the biggest and most anticipated festivals in Myrtle Beach. Each year a great lineup of famous country music stars are put together for an all weekend show! The festival happens in early June and tickets go fast!
MayFest on Main is a big kick-off to the summer in the Grand Strand. Filled with music, arts & crafts, food vendors, and plenty for the kids to do! This festival is held mid-May and is BYOBC (Bring Your Own Beach Chair)!
Blue crab cakes, blue crab soup, blue crab dip –if it has “blue crab” in the title it’s probably delicious! That’s why the Little River Blue Crab Festival is one of the favorite festivals in Myrtle Beach. In mid-May, you can get your fill of seafood, music, unique shopping and scenic views at this festival!
Another festival that is highly anticipated in Myrtle Beach is Brookgreen Garden’s, Night Of A Thousand Candles. The name really says it all as thousands of candles are hand lit all throughout the property. Throughout December you can enjoy this festival and all the lights, hot cocoa, and holiday cheer your heart can take!
Presented by The Conway Chamber of Commerce is the Conway Riverfest, held in late June. Here you can expect a golf cart parade, good eats, kids activities, and a firework display that is sure to leave you in awe.
The Hippie Fest Tour comes to the Grand Strand in late October. Filled with vibrant colors, feel-good music, art and more! They even have DIY tie-dying! This festival is a family-friendly affair held rain or shine.
It’s all about the seafood at the Little River Shrimpfest! Held in late October you can get your fill of seafood, live music, and more. There’s even face painting and balloon artist for the kids! You won’t want to miss this weekend-long event.
Have you ever had some Carolina Bog? Well, then you don’t want to miss the Loris Bog-Off where locals compete for the best chicken bog in the south. This event is held mid to late October and includes music and fun for the whole family!
Going strong for 15 years the Irish Italian International Festival is one of the most fun festivals in Myrtle Beach! Held in late September you can enjoy a parade, authentic international music, all things Italian and Irish heritage, and tons of food!