While the end of summer may be in sight there’s no end to the fun filled events taking place this time of year around the Grand Strand area of coastal South Carolina. Many people find this is the best time to be at the beach just because there are less people around and the lines are so much shorter. Once August passes by you’ll find the temperatures start to cool off ever so slightly. So grab your friends and head on out to any of the following late summer events and you’ll be glad you did.
Dog Days Blues and Jazz Festival
La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River, SC
Come enjoy great wine, jazz and blues on Saturday, September 10 from 12-5 p.m. Tickets are just $8.
Aynor Hoe Down Festival
Aynor Town Park, Aynor, SC
There will be hundreds of arts and crafts and food vendors, musical and children’s entertainment, a parade and street dancing on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2016 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival
Brunswick Community College, SC
This festival, held Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a free annual event that brings together individuals and families from all walks of life. Come out to learn, understand and celebrate the diverse culture represented in our area communities.
Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival
Huntington Beach State Park, SC
This festival takes place Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come enjoy fine art, live music and food vendors with the park’s natural beauty as a backdrop.
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Pawleys Island, SC
From September 24 through October 15 this popular festival of music and art features musical performances as well as art throughout the town. A variety of events will include Chalk Under the Oaks, Food & Wine Gala, musical performances and plenty more.
13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
421 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Don’t miss this popular festival being held September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival includes two stages of live entertainment, food from and assortment of local restaurants, lots of street performers, arts & crafts vendors and dance groups. The festival will be held rain or shine.