Festivals & Events
Myrtle Beach Halloween Events 2023
See which Myrtle Beach Halloween activities and parties are can’t-miss events when visiting the Grand Strand during the spooky season this year. Start planning your costumes and deciding which festivities you’ll check out first. If you’ve never spent Halloween on the beach, this is your chance. Since the holiday falls on a weekday, you can count on an eventful weekend lead-up and plenty to do on the 31st to make the most of your trip. Myrtle Beach is a wild, fun place to be for Halloween because you’ll never have to cover your costume with a winter coat, and the entire city seems to celebrate this holiday. The oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach are happy to host you and your family or friends for a weekend of fun.
When you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for Halloween with kids in tow, you’ll find plenty of happy haunts to enjoy, including trick-or-treating, costume parties, parades, and even dance parties for little ones. The local entertainment districts host family-friendly events, and the Howl-O-Scream Halloween party in North Myrtle Beach is always a hit with young children. Adults also love Myrtle Beach during Halloween because this town knows how to put on a mask and party; Myrtle Beach bars, pubs along the MarshWalk, and area nightclubs host 21+ dance parties and costume contests for of-age revelers.
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Kid-Friendly Halloween Parties & Events in Myrtle Beach
There are always tons of things for kids to do in Myrtle Beach, and Halloween is no exception. The family-oriented activities for Halloween around the town entertain little kids, their older siblings, and their parents. Find parades, costume contests, and the best spots to trick-or-treat on this list of events. Bonus: These activities are a cinch to get to from your kid-friendly hotel in Myrtle Beach.
Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing
Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach offers a Halloween trick-or-treat experience from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31st. Get kids dressed in their best Halloween costumes and join in the fun. Participating shops and restaurants will be handing out candy to little ones during this two-hour event.
Trick or Treating on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
Children can trick-or-treat early before the grown-up Halloween on the MarshWalk begins. Prizes will be awarded for best kids’ costumes at the Pirate statue by Drunken Jack’s at 6 p.m. Make plans to hit up the great seafood restaurants in the Inlet while you’re down there!
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Conway Halloween Golf Cart Parade
Conway Downtown Alive will be hosting a joint CCU Homecoming Parade and Halloween Golf Cart Parade, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 28. The parade participant line-up opens at 7:00 a.m. at the Conway Public Safety Building on 9th Avenue. Awards will be presented and spectators are welcome to view the parade along the route.
Conway Downtown Alive
BooFest! At Barefoot Landing
Boofest! at Barefoot Landing offers loads of seasonal activities on Saturday, October 28th from noon to 4 p.m. Two costume contests—one for kids and one for pets—plus a dance party and lots of character appearances make this event fun for the entire family. Registration for the costume contests begins at 11 a.m. The kids’ costume participants will be divided by age groups and prizes will be awarded in every category.
Howl-O-Scream in North Myrtle Beach
The city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes all ages to Howl-O-Scream on October 28th at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The festivities happen from 5 to 8 p.m. The spooktacular site includes hayrides, games, inflatables, marshmallow roasting, and trick-or-treating. Cash admission is required; $2 for ages 4 and up; ages 3 and under are free.
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
Monster Dash 5K
The Hangout at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach is hosting this 5K run and walk. The contestants are encouraged to dress in their finest Halloween costumes; the contest will be judged before the race. Pre-registration is required, and packets will be available for pickup on Friday and Saturday. Enter in the 5K Run/Walk or the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and show off your spooky shuffle.
The Hangout at Broadway at the Beach
Haunted Houses in Myrtle Beach for Big Kids & Adults
Though these Myrtle Beach attractions are available year-round, there’s something extra fun about visiting these two spooky spots during Halloween. If you want haunted experiences for older kids, teens, and adults, these two places fit the bill.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
913 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29526
Gather clues about a murder mystery from 1908 as you wander through a haunted mansion. Search for answers to the case before you become a victim yourself. This intense and scary adventure is not for the faint of heart—or the young. Kids ages 6 to 11 must be accompanied by an adult, and those younger than 6 are not permitted.
Outbreak: Dead The Undead
1808 21st Ave N, Unit B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
This is one of the best—and scariest—attractions in Myrtle Beach for Halloween or any time. Visitors must help keep the undead at bay while they shriek through a ransacked testing lab and even a morgue. Avoid being infected by a zombie or overtaken by fog to reach the exit before it’s too late. This attraction is located at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Haunted Island Tour
Embark on a haunted tour by River Island Adventures near North Myrtle Beach. This unforgettable, frightening experience begins with a pontoon boat ride through unknown waters. The 10 brave souls aboard will be cast onto River Island to come face to face with their darkest fears. Take a spine-tingling walk through the surroundings and watch scary movies in this remote location with s’mores, popcorn, and plenty of spooky encounters. This 5-hour tour isn’t for the faint of heart—or anyone under the age of 13.
River Island Adventures
Adult Halloween Events in Myrtle Beach
Adults love coming to Myrtle Beach to soak in the nightlife at dance clubs and bars, and hitting the dance floor disguised as pirates or princesses is even better. Find pub crawls, adult costume contests, and Halloween parties in Myrtle Beach to make this getaway one to remember.
Halloween Party at 3001 Nightlife
Celebrate Halloween at 3001 Nightlife in Myrtle Beach! Club Rewind and Bourbon Cowboy inside 3001 Nightlife are each hosting a band for the evening. Admission is free until 10 p.m. for costumed partygoers. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be given away during hourly drawings from 9 p.m. to midnight. You must be in costume to enter, so dress up and head over early.
Halloween on the MarshWalk
After kids trick-or-treat on the MarshWalk, it’s time for the adults to come out and play. The adult costume contest begins at 7 p.m. Contestants must register from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Up to $4000 in prizes are up for grabs.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Halloween Bash on The Avenue
Broadway at the Beach is hosting an adult costume contest at their annual Halloween Bash on The Avenue. Prizes will be awarded for 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place costumes. The event will also feature a live DJ and other entertainment.
Broadway at the Beach
Halloween Bar Crawl at the Funplex
1405 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
This Halloween event begins at The Funplex in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and enter the costume contest to compete against fellow crawlers nationwide for a $1,000 grand prize. Cover charges are waived at all venues on the crawl and everyone is invited to stick around for an awesome after-party at The Bowery. Check-in for this adults-only event begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th.