Myrtle Beach September Events for Families

Fall is (almost) officially here, what better way to kick start this gorgeous season than with a few local events? The weather is slowly beginning to cool and fall festivals are popping up all over the place, many of which are completely free of charge to attend! Check out some of the area’s top events for this month and pencil a few into your fall beach getaway itinerary:


What Wildlife Will A-Pier? – Saturdays in September

Grab the family and head to the Myrtle Beach State Park on a Saturday morning in September to experience local wildlife up close and personal! This unique event allows guests access to the expansive state park pier. Enjoy a scenic stroll and check out all of the interesting local wildlife in their natural habitat. Guests can expect to see everything from crabs and birds to seasonal fish and much more. Along the way, hear fun facts and interesting stores from the tour guide. This event takes place each Saturday during the month from 10am – 10:30am. Call (843) 238-0874 for more information.


St.  John’s Annual Greek Festival – September 26th – 29th

Guests interested in this exciting local event are encouraged to come hungry! The annual Greek Festival is held at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church each year, located directly off 29th Avenue, and is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Immerse yourself in anything and everything Greek – Greek music, Greek arts and crafts, Greek games for the little ones, and – of course – plenty of authentic Greek cuisine. Guests can look forward to homemade favorites like mousaka, spanikopita, pasticcio, roasted lamb, Greek potatoes, gyros, baklava, and much, much more. Admission to this event in only $1 and all food is priced and purchased separately. This bustling festival takes place from 11am – 9pm on Thursday, 11am – 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12m – 7pm on Sunday.


Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – September 26th – 28th

Whether you are a local art enthusiast or just enjoy spending the day outdoors, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival is for you! This lively event takes place at the Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park each fall and hosts over 100 artists from across the country. Vendors will be showcasing everything from handmade jewelry, paintings, and sculptures to blown glass, metal work, and much more. The festival will also offer live entertainment, several local food vendors, and access to the historical Atalaya castle. Daily festival admission is $8 for adults and free for guests under the age of 15, though multi-day passes are also available for only $10.

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