Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show Set to Draw Autos, Enthusiasts to Myrtle Beach in October

For car lovers, there’s something singularly special about cruising along the coastline. From the smell of the salty air blowing into the cabin through your vehicle’s rolled-down windows (or through your hair when the top is down in a convertible) to taking in scenic seaside sights like palm trees, beaches and ocean waves along the route, it’s a driving/riding experience that simply can’t be matched anywhere inland.


Of course, with all these coastal draws in place — along with abundant amenities and a long list of family-friendly attractions within easy reach — it’s no wonder that Myrtle Beach is a favorite destination for automobile enthusiasts of all stripes. And considering all of this, it should also come as no surprise that the Grand Strand is a go-to location choice among car-show planners and guests alike.


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A Must-Catch Event for Car Lovers

With October fast approaching, great news is in store for lovers of cars and fans of Myrtle Beach. That’s because one of the Grand Strand’s most popular car shows, the annual Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show and Swapmeet, is just around the corner!

Set for October 5–7 at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach, Cruisin’ the Beach promises to attract hundreds of awe-inspiring automobiles, including a range of classic, modern, muscle and vintage cars, throughout its three-day run. Vendors will also be set up on the show’s grounds to offer parts, clothing, memorabilia, food, drinks and more to the thousands of auto enthusiasts expected to be in attendance.

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Event Schedule

The planned schedule of events for the Cruisin’ the Beach car Show — which is open to all cars and trucks of all years and models — is as follows:


Wednesday, October 4

– 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Vendor setup, plus spot selection/reservation for show participants


Thursday, October 5

– 8 a.m.: 50/50 tickets and T-shirts on sale, car show and judging begin

– 6 p.m.: Show and all events close

(Food to be sold all day.)


Friday, October 6

– 8 a.m.: Show and registration open; judging begins; vendors, T-shirt sales and food/drink sales open; 50/50 tickets on sale

– 6 p.m.: Registration closes; show and all events close


Saturday, October 7

– 8 a.m.: Show and registration open; judging begins; vendors, T-shirt sales and food/drink sales open; 50/50 tickets on sale

– 2 p.m.: Judging closes

– 4 p.m.: Registration closes; awards and all giveaways presented


To get more information about the Cruisin’ the Beach car Show and to register, visit the event’s website.

More Myrtle Beach Auto Events

Can’t get your fill of the Grand Strand and cars at a single show? Fortunately for beach-loving auto enthusiasts, the Myrtle Beach area regularly hosts auto-focused events, year-round.

Find your favorites at the links below — and get ready to cruise to the Carolina coast!

– car show listings

–       AllEvents Myrtle Beach car show listings

–       Myrtle Beach Car Club events calendar

–       Burky’s Grill Cruise-In calendar

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