Another summer has passed and fall is knocking on the door…but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here in Myrtle Beach! September is a favorite month to visit The Coral Beach Resort for many of our guests. The weather is still nice, the kids are back to school, and the Myrtle Beach area activities are still endless and fun! So sit back, relax (and maybe start packing your vacation bags) because we’ve put together a list for you of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach in September.
NASCAR Racing Experience Pace Car Rides – Ongoing
Nothing says classic quite like NASCAR and happening every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in September you can sit back and hold-on while taking 3 laps around the “Historic” Myrtle Beach Speedway in the NASCAR Racing Experience Pace Car. Passengers can ride one in the front and two in the back as a professional racing instructor drives the track. Walk-ups are welcome but you can also book your reservation ahead of time or call 843-236-0500 for more information.
Sounds of Summer Concert – May through September
Enjoy an evening with your friends and family listening to live music by the Wildflowers Band (a Tom Petty Tribute band) at an amphitheater under the stars. Bring your beach chair or blanket and sit back and relax! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase but cooler and outside food and beverages are not allowed. The concert is free and open to all ages and will take place from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm on September 18th. The venue is the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater at 150 Citizens Circle in Little River, SC.
Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light – May through September
This ongoing Brookgreen Gardens exhibit will have its last day on September 12th, so for anyone visiting during the first half of the month this is a great way to spend the evening! Enjoy an immersive experience in art and light as artist Bruce Munro displays his spectacular large-scale light sculptures to the gardens. Visitors will see Brookgreen in a new light! The exhibit will feature even works of art, light, and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden room they will be installed. Tickets are available to purchase for Wednesdays-Saturdays and the exhibit will be lit up from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Call 843-235-6000 or visit their website for ticket information.
Music on Main Concert Series – May through September
Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street. This event is fun for all ages and they are encouraging families to come downtown after work or a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants, listen to music, shop, and dance! Admission is free but don’t forget to bring your beach chair to kick back and relax. The concert series will take place every Thursday in September from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. The address is 1 WW South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
Special Focus Program – International Vulture Awareness Day – September 5
Enjoy an educational morning learning about the underappreciated avian scavengers, vultures. How can they eat rotting meat without getting sick? Why don’t they have feathers on their heads? Learn about how declines in vultures are impacting human health and what you can do to protect them in your neighborhood. You will even get to meet native vultures up close and personal during a scavenger focused flight demonstration. This event is taking place on September 5th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Avian Conversation Center. Contact 843-971-7474 for more information.
NASCAR Night of Champions Race – September 12
Head on out to the Myrtle Beach Speedway on September 12th for a night of fun! Watch many different races including NASCAR late models, chargers, mini stocks, vintage cars, super trucks, and more. The races start at 5:00 pm and last until 10:00 pm. Admission for Adults is $15+tax and kids under 11 are free. For any questions contact [email protected] or call 843-236-0500.
Socastee Heritage Festival – September 12
The Myrtle Beach community of Socastee is sponsoring a free family event offering fun children’s activities, 100+ vendors, 3 entertainment stages, and lots more. This event is hosted by the nonprofit Socastee Heritage Foundation and 100% of proceeds will go back into the Socastee community to help families and children. The event will take place on Peachtree Road in Socastee from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on September 12th.
Zookeeper For The Day at Brookgreen Gardens – September 16
Is your child an animal lover? How about taking them to Brookgreen Gardens to be a Zookeeper for the day! This event is taking place on September 16th from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Guests age 12 and older gain a firsthand look at working in a zoo and spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routine of feeding, cleaning, and animal care. Registration is $150 and you can call 843-235-6049 for more information and make your reservation!
6th Annual Carolina Country Music Festival – September 17-20
Are you ready to party? Myrtle Beach’s Annual Carolina Country Music festival has been rescheduled for September 17th – 20th and we can’t wait! Enjoy over 30 of country music’s hottest artists including Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, and Jake Owen. A 3 day weekend pass starts at $199 and can be purchased through their website. Be sure to also visit their website to check out the full line up of singers.
Myrtle Beach Mustang Week
You don’t have to own a Mustang to be able to enjoy Myrtle Beach Mustang Week, that’s for sure! Come on out and enjoy all of the events during the week of September 2nd – 8th and be a part of contests, cruise-ins, and other fun happenings. This is the 16th year it is taken place and has become the East Coast’s largest Mustang week! The locations and times for the events vary each day so be sure to check out the week’s schedule here.
Dog Days Blues and Jazz Festival – September 16
While the “dog days of summer” are drifting away, this blues and jazz festival sure brings the heat! Located just north at the La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, the Dog Days Blues and Jazz Festival is happening Saturday, September 14th from 12pm-5pm. This festival features live entertainment from local performers, seasonal wine samples, and complimentary tours of the beautifully scenic vineyard. Bring your blankets and chairs and come relax for an afternoon filled with great music and great memories. Tickets for this event are $10 but you can receive $2 off by bringing 2 canned food items. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (843) 399-9463.
Art In The Park at Valor Park – September 19-20
Art in the Park is an artist-run event, held 3 weekends a year here in Myrtle Beach. It is a popular destination for both artists and customers and displays locally made paintings, sculptures, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, stone, mixed media works, and more! Enjoy walking around and browsing these beautiful visual art items. Admission is free and Art in the Park is taking place on September 19th – 20th from 10:0 0am to 4:00 pm at Valor Park in Market Common. The address is 1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach and you can call 843-446-3830 for more information.
Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival – September 19
Attend the 41st Annual Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival on September 19th from 9:00 am-5:30 pm in Aynor, South Carolina for a day of fun! This festival includes hundreds of arts, crafts, food vendors, a parade, musical entertainment, and children’s entertainment. Admission is free and the parade begins at 10 am and musical entertainment at 11 am. It is located at the Aynor Town Park at 600 South Main Street, Aynor, SC. Visit their website for more information.
Run to the Sun Car Show – September 24-26
The 32nd Annual Run to the Sun Car Show has been rescheduled for September 24th, 25th, and 26th. Come on out to the Old Myrtle Square Mall Site and enjoy a wonderful weekend with thousands of car enthusiasts at the largest independent car show on the east coast! See over 3,000 vintage cars and trucks and be sure to enter into their 50/50 drawing. The address is 2501 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, and be sure to check out their website for more information.
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – September 25-27
Take a short drive down to Huntington Beach State Park September 25th – 27th for the 45th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. Huntington Beach State Park is known for its beautiful Atalaya Castle, the historic winter home of Mr. and Mrs. Huntington. The Arts & Crafts Festival takes place around the castle and a fun-filled event for all ages. Enjoy fine art, crafts, delicious food, and live music from the Grand Strand’s best musicians! Admission is $15 for adults and free for 15 and under. Give them a call at 843-237-4440 for more information or click here.
Looking for other events to check out this summer? Check out the Top Myrtle Beach Summer Events of 2020!