What does September symbolize?

For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. With respect to the calendar, September marks the beginning of the series of months named after their numerical position in the year.

One could say it represents a new start! A fresh beginning. A start to something beautiful. So as the night becomes a bit darker, the leaves change to a breathtaking amber, auburn, crimson.

The smell of crisp air, pumpkin and spices all around. This might be one of my favorite times here in Myrtle Beach, finally getting some cooler temps, the crowds of the beach have lessened, yet we are still full of beautiful beach days! The cooler temps often are a tease here in South Carolina as it is filled with so many more alluring beach days ahead! One might say you could make it a September to remember!

With a few days of cooler weather approaching, one might ponder, what can we do after or before the wedding here in Myrtle Beach? Well even though the weather may not be here yet Myrtle Beach is in full swing of fun fall activities during this time.


Here are just some local events in the area while you are here for your wedding in the fall!


Myrtle Beach Farmers Market Weekly through the end of October 2022

Myrtle Market

  • 9:00 m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays located at 605 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach.

Waccamaw Markets

  • North Myrtle Beach: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fridays located at 925 1st Avenue South, North Myrtle
  • Valor Park in Market Common: 10:00 m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays located at 1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach.


Myrtle Beach Fireworks Fall Schedule 2022:

Barefoot Landing

  • Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:00 m.
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 m.

Broadway at the Beach

  • Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 10:00 m.
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8:00 m.
  • Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8:00 m.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach Sunrise Flight

Where: Myrtle Beach SkyWheel What: 30-minute sunrise flight (views from 200 feet in the air), includes coffee and pastries

Session time: Varies from 6:15 a.m.-7 a.m.

Cost: $24.99 for Adult Flight Ticket and $15.99 Child Flight Ticket Fall Dates:

September: Fridays 2nd, 9th, and 16th @ 6:30 a.m. and Saturday 24th @ 6:45 m.

October: Saturday 1st @ 6:45 a.m. and Saturdays 15th and 29th @ m.

November: Saturday 12th @ 6:45 a.m. and Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th @ 6:30 m.



Society of Stranders Fall Shag Migration Date: September 15 – 25, 2022

Where: North Myrtle Beach

What: 10 days of the biggest adult party! Shag dancing celebration, classes, entertainment and more. Special parties will be held at Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, the OD Arcade, and other various clubs during the

10-day celebration

Society of Stranders Fall Shag Migration

Date: September 15 – 25, 2022, 10 days of the biggest adult party on the East Coast

Where: North Myrtle Beach SOS lounges; Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, the OD Arcade, the Pirate’s Cove & the clubs at the OD Beach & Golf Resort.

What: Shag dancing classes, special parties, music, entertainment and more.



“Movies under the Stars” hosted by Valor Park in Market Common Date: Friday, September 16 – Ratatouille

Where: Valor Memorial Garden, 1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach Time: 7:15 p.m.

What: Bring chairs and blankets for family-friendly movie showings (no alcohol allowed). Movies begin at dusk, so showing times vary. Vendors will be on site.

Cost: Free admission



10th Annual Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show Date: September 16 – 18, 2022 until 6pm

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach

What: Expo featuring a variety of industry professionals for home improvement needs both indoor and outdoor, seminars, workshops, culinary demos, local artists, pets available for adoption and more!

Time: September 16 & 17 starts @ 10:00 a.m., and 18th @ 11:00 a.m. Cost: $5 adult ticket, or $10 three-day pass, Free children under 16


42nd Annual Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival

Date: September 17, 2022

Where: Aynor Town Park, 600 South Main Street, Aynor

What: Parade, live music, children’s entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts, and more. Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., parade starts at 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free admission



SeptemberFest! At Barefoot Landing Date: September 17, 2022

Where: Barefoot Landing, 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach

What: Join us for live music, kids’ activities, wine and craft beers sales, bring your furry friend for a photo op to benefit the humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, grape stomp with an appearance by Ed Piotrowski from WPDE, and much more!

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Admission, Grape Stomp is $35 per person and includes a bottle of wine and wine tumbler.


Beach ‘n Chili Fest and World Championship Chili Cook-off Dates: Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2022

Where: Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach

What: features hundreds of flavors and award-winning chili tastings, live music, beer gardens, food trucks, craft and retail vendors, a kid’s zone, and more.

Time: All day, time varies

Cost: Free Admission, and for $15 to taste test 500 +plus chili flavors


47th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival Date: September 23 – 25, 2022

Where: Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet

What: Featuring over 100 of the finest artisans, handmade artwork, local cuisine, and live music Cost: $10 per adult daily (age 16 and older)

Beach ‘n Chili Fest and 55th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off Date: September 23 – 25, 2022, till 6:00 p.m.

Where: Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach

What: Over 500 chili flavors for sampling pleasure, live music, car shows, family fun zone with games and prizes, celebrity appearances and much more!

Time: September 23rd starts @ 11:00 a.m., and 24th and 25th @ 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free general admission | $15 tasting tickets available as well as VIP upgrades


Fall Taste of The Market Common and Sidewalk Sale Date: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022

Where: Market Common District, 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach

What: taste a wide variety of foods from participating restaurants: Southern, Tex-Mex and Asian cuisines to Italian, American, and specialty sweet treats like ice cream, bubble tea, and chocolate. Vote for the best dishes and enter to win grand prizes. In addition, sidewalk sales, carriage rides, and entertainment as well.

Cost: Taste Tickets $1.00 each, only cash is accepted at ticket booths.


The Pink Ribbon Run

Date: September 24, 2022 Where: North Myrtle Beach

What: Offering a 10K, 5K and a 1 Mile plus the ability to run all 3 races for the challenge to be a Flock-star. Come Run/Walk with us and together let’s make a difference in the fight against Breast Cancer. 100% of the fundraiser money will go among the two Breast Cancer non-profits.

Time: 10K – 7:00 a.m., 5K – 8:30 a.m., Memorial Miler – 9:30am

Cost: Fundraising = run for free, or Challenge – $200, 10K – $150, 5K – $100, 1 M – $75


18th Annual Irish Italian International Festival Date: September 24, 2022

Where: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

What: Arts and craft vendors, festival foods, street performers, two stages of live entertainment, a children’s area, and join in a friendly spaghetti-eating competition!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: Free Admission


Myrtle Beach Bike Week – Fall Rally Date: September 27 – October 2, 2022

Where: Businesses in Murrells Inlet and Various locations along the Grand Strand welcome you.


Vintage Market Days

Date: September 30 – October 2, 2022 Where: Myrtle Beach Sports Center

What: It’s a party! Upscale, vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring handmade treasures, home decor, jewelry, clothes, outdoor furnishings, plants, food, and more.

Time: Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: Tickets good for re-entry all weekend: Friday/Saturday: $10, Sunday: $5 Children under 12 are free. Parking $5 per vehicle.


These are just some of the many events here in Myrtle Beach during the falls month be sure to check local pages for more ideas!


Author: Paula Martin