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Myrtle Beach Halloween: Things to do around the beach

October 20, 2020

Halloween 2020 is going to be a more low-key affair in Myrtle Beach as businesses and visitors weigh safety concerns over large gatherings. But the Halloween spirit is still alive at many socially distanced events planned throughout the area. 

For a full listing of events throughout the month of October, check out our comprehensive events calendar!

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Broadway at the Beach Halloween Events

Broadway at the Beach is home to a handful of Halloween events this year. A Drive-Thru Trick or Treating experience is being sponsored by various local businesses to provide a safe and fun way for kids to still haul in the candy while staying in their cars! Wear your costumes and drive through anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. 

Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a Lil’ Monstars Halloween Bash with limited seating. The Halloween classic Hocus Pocus will be shown at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contests include pumpkin carving and costumes for both kids and adults. Reservations are required. 

Barefoot Landing Halloween Events 

BooFest! At Barefoot Landing in an annual event that features costume contests for both pets and kids! The kids’ contest is divided by age and includes prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Pre-registration is required, and social distancing will be practiced throughout the event. 


Halloween on the Marshwalk – canceled

The annual Halloween on the Marshwalk has been canceled for 2020. The children’s and adult Halloween costume contests have been canceled as it would be difficult for the hosts to enforce CDC guidelines for social distancing. 

Haunted Houses

Nightmare Haunted House is located at 10th Avenue North on Ocean “Boo”levard. This haunted house attraction has been around since the ’80s scaring the wits out of tourists and locals alike. A crazy clown laughs his evil laugh as you struggle to find your way through the dark corridors. Live actors and props make the experience as chilling as possible.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, located at 9th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard, is open year round and features live actors inside a giant haunted house. The sounds and special effects add to each frightening walk through and are sure to chill you to the bones this Halloween.

More Family Fun 

The Market Common hosts Hometown Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event includes trick-or-treating through The Market Common and haunted carriage rides. 

The Market Common will also host its last of the Halloween Movies Under the Stars movie series with a showing of Hocus Pocus. Visitors can bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor movie. Groups must maintain 6 feet of distance from other groups. 

Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a kid-friendly Children’s Imagination Walk through the gardens on Halloween. Costumes are encouraged as you explore the wonder and magic of Brookgreen Gardens.