5 Myrtle Beach Area Events to Check Out this Weekend

October 2019
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

Food, exercise, culture and fun on the Grand Strand 

October 17–20:

St. John’s Greek Festival

Celebrate Greek culture, cuisine and fun at one of the area’s most popular fall events. The 28th year of the Greek Festival will feature delicious food, inflatables, live music and performances, craft and vendor tables and more.

(St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. Thursday–Sunday; visit stjohn-mb.org for details)


October 19:

Loris Bog-Off Festival

Celebrating 40 years of fun and great food, the Bog Off features samples of this Southern delicacy, plus over 200 vendors, two stages of live entertainment, a huge children’s area, fireworks and more.

(Downtown Loris. Saturday, visit lorischamber.com for details)


October 19 & 20:

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show will celebrate its 30th year in 2019. There will be more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed, as well as children’s model boatbuilding, maritime arts and crafts, knot tying, food, music and more.

(Georgetown Waterfront at Front and Broad streets. Saturday & Sunday; visit woodenboatshow.com for details)


October 19:

Out of the Darkness Walk

Join with the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people across the nation as you help raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Take part in a 1.5 mile route around Broadway at the Beach, as well a resource fair and activities of hope and healing. AFSP’s goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

(Heroes Harbor at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach; Saturday; visit afsp.donordrive.com​ for details)


October 19 & 20:

North Carolina Oyster Festival

A tradition that marks its 39th year in 2019, the North Carolina Oyster Festival is filled with culinary delights, unique shopping and great music. With two full days, enjoy vendors showcasing crafts, featured entertainment and, of course, delicious oysters.

(3 West 3rd Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Saturday & Sunday, visit ncoysterfestival.com for details)