Local Events

Myrtle Beach Events Calendar

There's so much to do in Myrtle Beach! Here's what is happening around town.

Monterey Bay Suites is in the heart of Myrtle Beach and close to countless events, festivals, concerts and more. Something is always going on around town, here's the comprehensive list of all area events.
21 Sep2019 Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival

Join the town of Aynor for the 40th annual Harvest Hoe-Down Festival this fall. The event features musical entertainment throughout the day, children's entertainment, street dances and hundreds of vendors. Don't miss the parade to kick-off the fun festival. Fill up on Chicken Bog, Funnel Cakes and tons of other festival fare and let the kids ride a pony!

Schedule of events:

    • 10 a.m. Parade
    • 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Festival | Music, food and vendors
    • 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Street Dance

The Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Beauty Pageant will be held prior to the Hoe Down for babies up to 19 years old. Winners will receive a sash, trophy and crown! Visit the website for dates and details.

More Details
21 SepSeptemberfest at Barefoot Landing

Join Barefoot Landing for the 2019 SeptemberFest on Saturday, September 21 from 11 am until 5 pm! This family-friendly event will feature live music all day on the Crooked Hammock Brewery Stage, food & retail offerings, beer & wine, kid's activities, and more. Plus, enjoy Duplin Winery's Grape Stomp, which is $25 per person and includes the stomp, a bottle of wine, and a commemorative wine tumbler.

More Details
21 SepJay Leno at the Alabama Theatre

Former host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno, will perform at the Alabama Theatre this September. The renowned comedian was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2014, is an avid car collector and books hundreds of stand up appearances each year. He touches on everyday topics and puts his own hilarious spin on headlines. See him LIVE in North Myrtle Beach!

Purchase tickets for this show by clicking here!

More Details
27 SepAtalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is held in the Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. The annual event is filled with unique arts and crafts. Over 100 artisans will be waiting to show you their creations. There will be entertainment, arts and crafts and food for everyone to enjoy.

This year's events will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 27-29. Admissions is $10 for adults. Children 15 and under are free, and park admission is free during the event.

The event is hosted in Atalaya, the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, inside Huntington Beach State Park. The oceanfront park offers camping, fishing, and pristine beaches.

More Details
28 SepIrish Italian Festival

Join North Myrtle Beach for the 15th annual Irish Italian Festival. The fun kicks off with a family-friendly festival and brings in live music on two different stages along Main Street plus dozens of food vendors, arts and crafts tents and a spaghetti-eating competition. Area restaurants will also compete for the Best Entree, Best Decorated and Best Dessert. The festival includes a children's area with inflatables, magicians and balloon art. Stop by Flynn's Paddy Wagon for an Irish pint before exploring the vendors' tents. Admission is free.

Looking for accommodations close to this fun festival? Check out Avista Resort!

More Details
28 Sep50's Dance Party

The official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper will hit the stage at Alabama Theatre when John Mueller brings his 50's Dance Party to town. The event features over two hours of high-energy entertainment that features all the great hits from the 50's.

Purchase tickets for this show by clicking here!

29 SepThe Four Italian Tenors

The Four Italian Tenors will be performing at the Carolina Opry Theater as part of their Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Series for one night only on September 29, 2019 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the Carolina Opry Theater's website, by calling 800-843-6779, or by visiting the box office.

30 Sep2019 Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally will return Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, 2019. Popular hangouts include The Beaver Bar, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, The Harley Shop at the Beach, Jamin' Leather, Plantation Pancake House and other bars and restaurants in Murrells Inlet and along the Grand Strand. Popular cruising daycations involve rides from Murrells Inlet to Charleston and up to Wilmington, N.C.

More Details
03 Oct2019 Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala. Guests of the gala will receive a complimentary wine glass and can sample over 100 different wines from vineyards around the world. Hors d'oeuvres prepared by renowned local chefs will also be served. A dessert tasting is provided by Pawleys Island Bakery throughout the evening.

A silent auction during the event will feature prizes, including vacations, cruises, private dinner parties catered by local chefs, artwork and more.

Attire is casual cocktail and the event is held rain or shine.

Tickets to the Gala are $100.

More Details
04 Oct2019 Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art

Celebrate art, food, wine, music, dance, and more at the annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music. The program, which runs Oct. 4-19, includes amazing displays of arts, a wine gala, musical performances and so much more. Performances are held in the performance tent at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. Below is the 2019 schedule of events:

  • Thursday, Oct. 3 | Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, $100
  • Friday, Oct. 4 | Decades Rewind, tickets $30-$50
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 | Blood, Sweat & Tears, tickets $35-$175
  • Thursday, Oct. 10 | We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, tickets $30-$50
  • Friday, Oct. 11 | Next Generation Leahy, tickets $25-$45
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 | Pablo Cruise, ticket $35-$175
  • Sunday, Oct. 13 | Marshall Tucker Band, tickets $35-$175
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 | The Lords of 53nd Street - Legends of the Billy Joel Band, tickets $30-$50
  • Friday, Oct. 18 | Shades of Buble: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Buble, tickets $35-$75
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 | Soultown - Tribute to Classic Soul (Tabled Event), tickets $35-$50

More Details
05 OctBrookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival

Gather up your crew for a fun weekend at Brookgreen Gardens' Harvest Home Festival. Take part in a scarecrow building activity, wagon hay rides, wool spinning, pumpkin painting, live entertainment, and much more!

The festival is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is free with garden admission.

More Details
06 OctMR. SPEED: KISS Tribute

Join the Carolina Opry Theater in Myrtle Beach for a special performance from MR. SPEED: KISS Tribute on October 6, 2019. MR. SPEED has been wowing audiences for over two decades, and was even named The Best KISS Tribute Band in the World out of 200 bands! Catch them for one night only at The Carolina Opry this fall!

11 OctShoot to Thrill: The Ultimate All Girl AC/DC Tribute Band at Tin Roof

Join Tin Roof on October 11, 2019 at 9 pm for live music from Shoot to Thrill: The Ultimate All Girl AC/DC Tribute Band!

This show is for ages 21+. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 the day of the show.

12 OctThe Lettermen

The Lettermen are a talented trio with popular love ballads like Put Your Head on my Shoulder, The Way You Look Tonight, When I Fall In Love and many other award-winning songs. The group first hit the charts in 1961 and have toured internationally, and now have 18 Gold Albums! Members of the group include Tony Butala, Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton. Tickets start at $29.95.

More Details
17 Oct2019 St. John's Greek Festival

The annual St. John's Greek Festival, a celebration of Greek culture, cuisine and family fun, is one of the most beloved Myrtle Beach events of the fall.

This year's 28th annual event will take place Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Get your fill of spanakopita, gyros, baklava, cookies, salads, pastries, breads and more as St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church hosts this tasty annual event. The event is fun for the whole family and offers inflatables, live performances and music, craft and vendor tables and tours of the beautiful church.

There's just something so inviting when you enter the festival every year. It's hard to resist the hundreds of pastries lining the sidewalk as you enter the main hall for your entr?e. Traditional lamb or chicken gyros on fresh pita with tzatziki sauce, spices, lettuce, tomatoes and onions are perhaps the most commonly ordered meal.

It's worth trying the moussaka or pastichio for a taste of the Greek life. Moussaka is an eggplant casserole with layers of ground beef, cheese, potatoes and a cream sauce. Pastichio is an interesting classic dish with ground beef, cinnamon, nutmeg and a cream sauce inside of baked macaroni. Whatever dish suits your fancy, don't miss the roasted Greek potatoes and Greek salad to accompany it!

Still hungry but not ready for dessert? Move on to the spanakopita or tiropita. Both made with cream cheese, egg and filo pastry these delicious side kicks can fill you up quick. Spanakopita has spinach added to it so technically speaking, you're getting your vegetable servings in! The Dolmathes, or stuffed grape leaves as we typically hear them called, are hand-rolled perfection.

Authentic Greek beer and imported wines wash down the best of any festival lunch and dinner. Ouzo shots are sold at the event if you really want a taste of Greek liquor.

The festival opens at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday.

More Details
19 OctGeorgetown Wooden Boat Show

Help keep the spirit of Georgetown alive at the Wooden Boat Show. The event will feature a wooden boat exhibit with more than 140 classic wooden boats, a boat building competition, kids' model boat-building and knot-tying, crafts, and so much more!

Admission is free.

More Details
19 OctDrifters, Coasters & Platters

A triple-header of Motown hit-makers the Drifters, the Coasters and the Platters invade the Alabama Theatre to perform Motown classics like "This Magic Moment," "Yakety Yak" and "Only You (And You Alone)." The Drifters provide musical hits like "Save the Last Dance for Me" and "On Broadway." The Coasters, known as the "Clown Princes of Rock N Roll," were an important influence on the doo-wop legacy throughout the 1960's. The Platters have created hits like "With This Ring" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."

Purchase tickets for this show by clicking here!

20 OctGaither Vocal Band

The Gaither Vocal Band will perform songs of inspiration and faith at The Carolina Opry Theater in October.

Led by Bill Gaither, the group consists of various male vocalists and has featured some of the biggest names in gospel music through its decades-long run. Gaither's mission -- and that of the band -- has always been to uplift listeners with meaningful music through powerhouse vocals and innovative harmonies.

The band has won Grammy awards and topped the charts, and they're going be in Myrtle Beach for just one night. Don't miss your opportunity to check them out!

01 NovMyrtle Beach Seafood Festival

The Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival will be held November 1-2, 2019 on Ocean Boulevard! This is only the third year for the event which will feature great seafood vendors serving up unique dishes. Kid-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden and a corn hole tournament are also planned along with live music. Stay tuned for more details on this great new festival in Myrtle Beach!

More Details
02 Nov2019 Brew at the Zoo - Brookgreen Gardens

Mark your calendars for Brew at the Zoo. The event, held at Brookgreen Gardens' Lowcountry Zoo, will feature more than 30 craft beers from around the region and the country. Guests can sample beers and appetizers while live entertainment from Paul Grimshaw Band plays throughout the zoo. They'll also have silent auctions to benefit new projects.

More Details
03 Nov2019 Lip Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cookoff

The Lip Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cookoff features dozens of area restaurants and chefs competing to win the title of Chilimaster. Get your fill of every kind of chili imaginable -- anything from seafood concoctions to spicy ones that will knock your socks off!

Categories of competition for this year are: Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People's Choice, Hottest, Most Original, Best Vegetarian, Best Theme, and Sustain-A-Bowl. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be given to the first place winners in each category. Sample tickets are $2.

Carpooling is recommended for this popular event as parking is limited.

Donations of canned and non-perishable food items will be accepted to benefit South Strand Helping Hand.

The Chilympics raises money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to protecting the world's oceans and beaches.

More Details
09 NovGuy Osborne Memorial Turtle Strut

The 27th annual "Guy Osborne Memorial" Turtle Strut 5K and 8K races will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The race begins at Pawleys Island Nature Park and runs along the Pawleys Island Creek south on Myrtle Avenue. The course is flat with beautiful scenery along the way.

Race signup and packet handout is at the Pavilion Park at the corner of North Causeway Road and Myrtle Avenue. Race entry is $25.

10 NovCarolina Beach Music Awards

Before there was Rock & Roll, there was Beach Music. And it only makes sense that the birthplace of the genre would host the award show that recognizes the performers, producers, writers, and industry leaders that continue to keep the genre alive. The awards will take plan Nov. 10 at Alabama Theatre.

The awards show is the culmination of a weekend-long celebration of beach music with performances throughout beach clubs around the Strand. The mission of the awards is to promote Carolina Beach Music and honor both current artists and pioneers of the field.

Purchase tickets for this event by clicking here!

More Details
28 Nov2019 South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

The 50th annual SC State Bluegrass Festival is scheduled November 28-30, 2019 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. The family-friendly event will feature performances from The Marksmen, Lonesome River Band, Carolina Blue, Bass Mountain Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and so many more.

Ticket prices start at $40/day for adults for general admission and $20/day for children ages 7 to 15 for general admission. Ticket packages and reserved seating are available. Parking is $5; handicapped parking is free.

More Details
05 DecNights of a Thousand Candles

More than 4,500 candles and thousands of lights illuminate the sculptures and gardens in beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Each weekend hosts wonderful entertainers and performances. Gorgeous indoor displays of trees, wreaths and other holiday decor give you a break from the chill in the air. The event will feature food and refreshments available for purchase.

Past events have included live entertainment, roving bagpipers, live bands and musical performances from local groups.

You must purchase tickets in advance for this year's event and each evening has a limited amount of tickets available.

2019 Schedule:

December 5-8

December 12-15

December 19-21

Stay tuned for updates for this event.

More Details
18 JanStayin' Alive - Bee Gees Tribute

Join The Carolina Opry for Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Tribute on January 18, 2020! Stayin' Alive offers audiences a night full of their favorite Bee Gees songs such as "Night Fever," "Jive Talkin'," How Deep is Your Love," "Nights on Broadway," and more! This is a show you won't want to miss!

More Details
18 JanStayin' Alive - Bee Gees Tribute

Join The Carolina Opry for Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Tribute on January 18, 2020! Stayin' Alive offers audiences a night full of their favorite Bee Gees songs such as "Night Fever," "Jive Talkin'," How Deep is Your Love," "Nights on Broadway," and more! This is a show you won't want to miss!

19 JanTravis Tritt

For one night only, country music star and Grammy Award winner Travis Tritt will perform at the Carolina Opry Theater! The CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist will be performing hit songs such as "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," "It's a Great Day to Be Alive," "Best Intentions," and more!

This event will take place on January 19, 2020 at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now!

More Details
09 FebHotel California, A Tribute to the Eagles

Tribute band Hotel California brings the sounds of the Eagles to The Carolina Opry Theater's stage in February 2020.

Faithful to the sounds of one of rock's biggest bands, Hotel California performs a catalogue of hits, including "Take it Easy", "Heartache Tonight" and "Hotel California", along with selected titles from band members' solo works.

Hotel California has been recreating the beloved sounds of the Eagles for more than three decades, playing for crowds all over the world.

More Details
16 FebZoSo - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Zoso- A Tribute to Led Zeppelin, will be rockin' the stage at the Carolina Opry Theater on February 16, 2020!

Tickets for this must-see concert are on sale now and can be purchased online or at the Carolina Opry Theater's box office.

More Details
23 FebRussian National Ballet- Swan Lake

The Russian National Ballet will be performing Swan Lake for one night only at The Carolina Opry Theater on February 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Carolina Opry Theater's website, at the box office, or by calling 800-843-6779.

08 MarGladys Knight

Join The Carolina Opry Theater for a live performance from Gladys Knight for one night only on March 8, 2020! The seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, who was named one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time from the Rolling Stone, will be performing her most popular hits.

This is a show you don't want to miss! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online, at the box office, or by calling 800-843-6779.

More Details
22 MarInvincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson

Join the Carolina Opry Theater for INVINCIBLE: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson on March 22, 2020. Invincible is hailed as the #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the entire world, with performances by some of the most authentic Michael Jackson impersonators across the globe.

This show will be at The Carolina Opry Theater for one night only on March 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Carolina Opry Theater's website, the box office, or by calling 800-843-6779.

More Details
03 MayResurrection: A Journey Tribute

Join The Carolina Opry Theater on May 3, 2020 at 7 pm for the most authentic Journey tribute experience from Resurrection! This Journey Tribute band authentically recreates the sights and sounds of what it was like to be at a Journey concert back in the 1980's. The band will play Journey's biggest hits, so don't be afraid to sing along to "Don't Stop Believin'," "Wheel in the Sky," and more!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online, at the box office, or by calling 800-843-6779.

More Details

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Sign up & save with the Monterey Bay Suites newsletter. You'll enjoy news, events, and exclusive email-only deals!