As the summer winds down, and we are getting the kids back to school, make plans as a guest here at The Strand Resort to celebrate the end of summer. Labor Day is meant to give the hard-working and hard-studying one final shot of summer. Head out and explore the many festivities along the Grand Strand with lots of fun, food, fireworks and Carolina sun. Here is a list of events and activities for the Labor Day weekend that you simply can't miss:
* Food Festivals: Myrtle Beach is host to two major festivals over Labor Day weekend, and both involve award-winning food and beverages. The 12th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival is held Sept. 1-2 at the HGTC Conference Center at The Market Common, where patrons can sample pulled pork, ribs, chicken wings and more, while sipping cold brews at the Craft Beer Garden. Other events include live music, arts and crafts vendors, a car show, a cornhole tournament and more. For more information, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/beach-boogie-bbq-festival/
The Seventh Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival is set for Sept. 1-3 at Broadway at the Beach. Coastal Uncorked Festival puts the spotlight on the local hospitality industry and allows visitors to take their taste buds on a culinary adventure. The three-day event includes the Chocolate Under the Moon party and the Moonshine Mixology Challenge on Friday; the Brews 'N the Beach Craft Beer shindig Saturday, and the Grand Wine Tasting party Sunday. For more information, visit www.mbhospitality.com/
* Fireworks Shows: From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, and of course in the heart of Myrtle Beach, fireworks will light up the skies over the Grand Strand for one last summer blast on Labor Day weekend. Guests can catch free pyrotechnics displays Sunday, Sept. 3, at three different locations – Barefoot Landing, the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, and Broadway at the Beach, which is located directly down 29th Avenue North, about one mile from the Caribbean.
* Fishing Season: Humans aren’t the only species that flock to the beach for the late summer and early fall. The fish start running with the approach of autumn, and vacationers are in prime position to bag some big ones. Nearby fishing piers at Apache, Myrtle Beach State Park and Second Avenue offer great fishing and all the licenses, bait and tackle you need, while Murrells Inlet (Veterans Pier) and Little River (Cherry Grove Pier) offer charter boats and world-famous fishing piers.
Send summer off in style and enjoy all of the great things Myrtle Beach and The Strand Resort have to offer.