From Hoe-Downs to Hogs: Guide to Fall in Myrtle Beach

Just because the days are getting shorter, doesn’t mean the fun is in short supply in Myrtle Beach. It’s just in cooler weather. And with crowds a bit thinner than you’d find here in July.

In fact, fall’s a great time to head to the Grand Strand.

Not only are many of your summertime favorites still going on, but you also have festivals. Myrtle Beach has a year-round calendar of events that people return for year after year. And always a handful of new ones to check out. But first …

Fall activities and events in Myrtle Beach

Pack good shoes and hoodies for all the autumn fun.


One of the Grand Strand’s most famous events returns Sept. 27-Oct. 3, and it’s a big deal. Some of the popular hangouts for bike week visitors in Murrells Inlet and elsewhere include:

  • The Beaver Bar
  • The Harley Shop at the Beach
  • Jamin’ Leather
  • Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson
  • Plantation Pancake House

Riders also take day trips from Murrells Inlet to Charleston and Wilmington. Some 25,000 enthusiasts converge on Myrtle Beach for this event!

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Shaggers have been waiting for this all summer long to meet from all over the country. This local dance tradition will show up big in Ocean Drive or Boulevard clubs, including:

  • Duck’s
  • Duck’s II
  • Fat Harold’s
  • OD Arcade

Check out the SOS website for more information. Migration lasts Sept. 16-26.


This popular celebration returns after a year’s absence to celebrate 30 years, Oct. 7-23. The festival will kick off with the Pawley’s Island Wine and Food Gala on Oct. 7. It’ll end with the Motown sound of the group Soul Cruisers on Oct. 23. The Miracles (Oct. 9) and Atlanta Rhythm Section (Oct. 15) will also perform.

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Fall Into the Strand Resort This Autumn

You’ll be in great care at The Strand. You’ll love the selection of the breakfast buffet, and the clean, spacious rooms. Wait until you see the beautiful ocean views. The location is impeccable, right on the beach, and you’ll want to return here again and again. Check out current deals and stories from recent guests, and book a stay today.

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