Labor Day in Surfside and Garden City Beach

If your plans are to use the Labor Day holiday for a much-needed long weekend escape from your day-to-day life why not spend it in Surfside or Garden City Beach, South Carolina. These sweet beach communities — both located oceanfront — are just south of Myrtle Beach and provide you with everything you could possibly want or expect on a beach vacation.

Labor DayAs part of the Grand Strand there are plenty of end-of-summer activities and events taking place in the area. If saving money is what you love then check out all the Labor Day sales going on in the shopping malls and specialty shops up and down the coastline. It’s not too late to add to that Back to School wardrobe!

Take in a Pelicans Game while you’re here, too! This minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers has home games from Tuesday, August 26 through Friday, August 29 against Winston-Salem Dash. Games start at 7:05 p.m. The Pelicans play the Lynchburg Hillcats at 7:05 on Saturday, August 30; 6:05, Sunday, August 31, and at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, September 1. Fireworks follow all games. All home games are held at the TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC.

The 9th Annual Beach, Boogie and Barbecue Festival will take place at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach August 29 from 6-10 p.m. and August 30 from 12-10 p.m. On Friday events include Burger ‘N’ Brews, “Anything But” Contest and Tasting, live entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, festival food vendors and a beer and wine garden. On Saturday, August 30, events include a BBQ Championship and Sampling, Myrtle Beach Car Club Cruise, Southeast Regional Corn Hole Tournament, BBQ and sauce sampling tent, wing competition, and a kids competition.

Autumn in coastal South Carolina

The last Surfside Beach free concert series takes place on Sunday, August 31 from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Surfside Sunday Serenades have been held throughout the summer every Sunday. This Sunday, the last, will be the End of Season Grand Finale. Admission is free. Bring a beach chair, golf cart or blanket to sit on. For more information call 843-450-7281.

If you’re looking for fireworks over Labor Day come to Broadway at the Beach where a Fireworks Extravaganza will take place over Lake Broadway. You can also go to the 2nd Avenue pier in Myrtle Beach to enjoy a fireworks show that lights up and reflects off the Atlantic Ocean. Breathtaking for sure!

Have a safe and fun filled Labor Day holiday from all of us at Seaside Rentals.

Grand Strand in the Fall

When Fall rolls around each year the entire Grand Strand area lets out one big happy, “Aaaaaah…” We definitely enjoy the fast-paced summer months and the families arriving to enjoy the beach, the glow of evening bonfires and strolling the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. For the people who call coastal South Carolina home, September — with its beautiful weather and smaller crowds — is a sweet reward for one more hard-earned, fun-filled summer.

Autumn in the Grand Strand

We have much to offer our visitors during the autumn months from scenic outdoors adventures, to unique cultural happenings and memorable dining experiences in over 1,800 restaurants. In fact, you could visit several times a year and still have a different itinerary of things to do each time. We’d like to share with you some of our favorite things to do during this time of the year. Hopefully we will see you here, enjoying autumn in a new way this year.

Fall in the Grand Strand means less people, non-crowded beaches, no waiting in lines for everything, and totally awesome weather. The hottest days of summer are behind us once September rolls around and you’ll find you have the beach pretty much to yourself until May arrives.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and ArtWhile you’re here be sure to take in the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. This annual festival features musical performances and art throughout the town. A variety of events make up this festival that runs from September 19 to October 12 including the Wearable Art Luncheon, Gallery Crawl, and musical performances. Ticket prices vary with each event and some events are free.

The 23rd annual St. John’s Greek Festival is a 4-day event held at the St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach in the fellowship hall and on the church grounds the corner of Hwy 17 By-pass and 33rd Avenue North, on Thursday from 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from Noon until 7 p.m.

Atalaya Arts and Crafts FestivalspacerAnother annual festival worth checking out is the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival at Huntington Beach State Park. This year is the 39th annual festival that is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-28, 2014 at Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet. Check out this Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival video from last year’s fun-filled festival!

When you’re ready to find the perfect Grand Strand vacation rental call Seaside Rentals. We can be reached by calling 843-839-0099 or toll-free at 866-252-9930 and look forward to hearing from you!