October Events in Myrtle Beach

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October Events in Myrtle Beach

Celebrating fall: Must-Attend October Events in Myrtle Beach

October in Myrtle Beach is a treasure trove of exciting events and festivities. As the coastal breeze ushers in autumn, the Grand Strand comes alive with a vibrant array of activities, from fall festivals to jazz concerts and food extravaganzas. Discover the top October events that will make your Myrtle Beach visit unforgettable.

Beach ‘n Chili Fest
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2023

This yearly event is packed with fantastic attractions, including a Family Fun Zone, a tranquil beer garden featuring an array of craft and specialty brews, exhilarating hot pepper eating contests, live music performances, and the ever-popular People’s Choice Chili Competition. Don’t miss out on the sample tasting and cast your vote for your favorite chili dish.

Vintage Market Days
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2023

Explore the charm of Vintage Market Days, a delightful three-day affair hosted both indoors and outdoors at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. Discover original art, stylish home décor, outdoor furnishings, unique plants, delectable food, and more! The market welcomes you from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Surfside Beach Family Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Head over to Surfside Beach, right across from Benjamin’s Bakery, for a day filled with live music, food trucks, a thrilling dunk tank, and loads of family-friendly fun. This event is free to attend, but  serves a noble cause by raising awareness and supporting the South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (S.C.U.T.E), benefiting both Garden City and Surfside Beach.

3rd Annual OktoberFest at Barefoot Landing
Saturday, October 7, 2023

From noon until 8:00 p.m., Barefoot Landing invites you to join the festivities of the third edition of OktoberFest. This event promises a delightful array of German and fall-inspired culinary delights and beverages. Purchase a wristband to unlock special discounts at participating restaurants. In addition to the mouthwatering offerings, enjoy contests, live music, and a host of other exciting activities throughout the day.

Fall Taste of The Market Common
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Get ready for a mouthwatering experience at the Fall Taste of The Market Common. This yearly event at The Market Common is making a delicious comeback, featuring an enticing variety of dishes from numerous local restaurants. Grab your tickets now, and enjoy the freedom to savor as many delightful creations as you desire while casting your votes to help crown this year’s culinary champions.

Little River ShrimpFest
Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15, 2023

Don’t miss out on this eagerly anticipated annual event. This beloved festival, a cherished tradition along the Little River waterfront, coincides with Columbus Day weekend each year. Embrace the autumn atmosphere as this fall celebration lures in crowds of both visitors and locals with its captivating live jazz performances and a delicious shrimp cook-off that will tantalize your taste buds.

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival
Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2023

Join in the celebration of jazz, culture, community, and the rich tapestry of people from diverse backgrounds. The festival boasts a captivating lineup of regional and local jazz talents, promising smooth, soulful, and edgy performances. This unique event will be hosted at the historic jazz landmark, Charlie’s Place, nestled on Carver St between 18th Ave. N. and 21st Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach.