Things to Do for Labor Day in Myrtle Beach
Labor Day is right around the corner – September 3, 2018 to be exact. Many people flock to Myrtle Beach during Labor Day weekend as a last summer hurrah since a majority of visitors have a long weekend for the holiday. And, while many people may think there isn’t much to do around town since summer is winding down, that couldn’t be any further from the truth!
Check out these things to do for Labor Day in Myrtle Beach:
Go to the Beach!
Of course, going to the beach is at the top of this list! Celebrate Labor Day by relaxing by the ocean on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Grand Strand. Whether you spend your days lying out in the sun, splashing around in the water, fishing, or trying your hand at a variety of watersports, there is no better place to be during this holiday weekend.
A great celebration always calls for fireworks! Catch Labor Day Weekend fireworks at the following places:
•Barefoot Landing – September 1 at 10 p.m.
•Plyler Park on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – September 1 at 10 p.m.
•Broadway at the Beach – September 2 at 10 p.m.
The Market Common Farmers Market
Head over to The Market Common on Saturday, September 1st from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for their awesome farmers market. Here, visitors can check out different vendors selling a variety of goods like produce, baked goods, crafts, candles, soaps, and much more. This is a great thing for the whole family as there is a playground nearby for the kids!
Terry Fator at the Alabama Theatre
America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator will be bringing his famous puppets, jokes, songs, and celebrity impersonations to the Alabama Theatre on September 1 and 2. Audiences will enjoy a night of good, clean fun and laughter during these two nights of entertainment.
Myrtle Beach Mustang Week
The 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week will take place from September 3-9, 2018. Tons of Mustang fans make their way to Myrtle Beach each year for this fun festival which features – you guessed it – all things Ford Mustang! Enjoy car shows, meet and greets, cruise-ins, and more.
Labor Day weekend is the last weekend for summer festivals at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach ends on September 2 while SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing ends on September 1. Both festivals offer family-friendly activities and entertainment from 7-10 p.m.
Labor Day weekend is the last chance to visit Myrtle Waves and Wild Water & Wheels waterparks. Both family-friendly waterparks are home to a variety of waterslides as well as pools, wave pools, lazy rivers, and more. Wild Water & Wheels also offer mini-golf, bumper boats, and go-kart racing!
Visiting the local state parks is always a good idea while you’re in town. Myrtle Beach State Park is a wonderful place to relax by the beach, have a picnic in an oceanfront shelter, go camping, or visit the pier for fishing or sightseeing. On the other hand, you have Huntington Beach State Park, which provides guests with unbeatable lowcountry beauty. Visit Huntington Beach State Park and enjoy camping as well as a long stretch of beach, picnic areas with charcoal grills, and walking paths where guests can see the marsh (with lots of wildlife) up close. Perhaps the biggest attraction at Huntington Beach, though, is Atalaya, which is the remains of an old castle which used to be the home of Archer M. Huntington and his wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington of Brookgreen Gardens.