Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a center of natural beauty, entertainment and family fun. While the peak season is during the summer months, this area has much to offer during the off-season as well. Visit Myrtle Beach in November to avoid summer crowds, bask in the month's comfortable temperature's, and immerse yourself and your family in music and holiday splendor.
Myrtle Beach Bluegrass
The South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, nearly 40 years old, occurs at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center each November. The festival boasts some of the most well-known bluegrass artists such as Ralph Stanley, Doyle Dawson and Jesse McReynolds. The event is three days, and you can purchase a one-day or three-day pass. Parking is free.
Dickens Christmas Show and Festival
The Dickens Christmas Show and Festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center celebrates with costumed characters, foods, music crafts and toys. The atmosphere mimics 19th century London. And there are exhibits of holiday foods and traditions from other countries. Take the kids to visit Santa in his English Castle.
Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
On the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta takes place to benefit needy children in Horry County, South Carolina. The parade of boats runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and can be seen from Little River Inlet to the Dock Holidays Marina. Fundraising, toy drives and even pet food and supply drives accompany the festival. The boats are extensively decorated with Christmas decorations and lights and make for a beautiful moving Christmas display.
Article Written By Charlotte Johnson
Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.