Enjoying Autumn in Coastal South Carolina

Autumn is fast approaching as August winds down. This is such a beautiful time of year to visit coastal South Carolina. This time of year provides us with beautiful colors of foliage, temperatures that are cooler, and less crowds in the area. If you haven’t managed a summer vacation yet, consider coming now when you can enjoy all the area has to offer at a more leisurely pace. Any one of our many South Carolina seaside resorts is sure to be just what you’re looking for to stay here in comfort.

Enjoying Autumn in Coastal South Carolina

Mark your calendar now because while you’re here you’ll want to get out and enjoy the various local events. All are within a short drive to our North Myrtle Beach resorts where you’ll be staying.
A short drive to Murrells Inlet, south of Myrtle Beach, will net you a delicious dinner in the “Seafood capital of South Carolina” as well as the Marsh Walk Fireworks Show at 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 4.
Dog Days Blues and Jazz Festival will be held at the La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, SC, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Bring your friends and family and plan to enjoy great wine, jazz and blues music.
SOS Fall Migration, takes place from September 16-25, 2016. The SOS lounges include Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, the OD Arcade, Pirate’s Cove and the clubs at OD Beach & Golf Resort. There will be special parties scheduled by the clubs as well as tea parties sponsored by member clubs. Enjoy popular bands playing along Main Street. Shag dance instructors will be available to offer classes.
Don’t miss the 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 24, 2016. Held on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, this event is sponsored by the City of North Myrtle Beach and is open to the public. The festival features food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. A children’s area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (for a nominal fee).

Society of Stranders Fall Shag Dance Migration

If you’re local to the Carolina’s you’ve likely heard of shag dancing but if you’re a vacationer it may be new to you. The Carolina Shag is a partner dance and, around these parts, it’s mostly done to beach music. You can see a tutorial on How to Shag Dance on the wikiHow.com website if you’re curious. You’ll want to learn the dance because the Society of Stranders Fall Shag Migration (also known as SOS Fall Migration) is starting this weekend!

Society of Stranders Fall Shag Migration

10-Day Shagging Event
This yearly shag dancing event runs from Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 27 and is held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. It draws shag dancers from all over the country. On the first Sunday and Monday of the event there is a block party with live music to shag to, food and vendors. Throughout the rest of the meet, shagging will take place at various lounges where dancers can mingle, meet and have fun!


Shag Event Venues
This 10-day period offers the largest adult dance party on the Eastern coastline, held at the famous SOS lounges in the area. The SOS lounges include Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, the OD Arcade, the Pirate’s Cove and the clubs at the OD Beach & Golf Resort.

Society of Stranders Fall Shag Migration

Tea Parties for Shaggers
Many member clubs in the area will schedule “tea parties” in the local lounges as well as the lounges themselves announcing special parties during the 10 day period. Popular bands show up along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag dance instructors will offer classes to the masses who wish to improve their skill or increase their moves.

Society of Stranders Fall Shag Migration

Don’t Miss Fun Sunday & Fun Monday
On the first Sunday and only Monday of the Fall Migration everyone meets in the street for two of the biggest block parties ever. On Fun Sunday the party is in the street beside the OD Arcade. Some of the best names in beach and shag music will help you rock the day away with a few thousand of your closest friends. Don’t worry if you can’t get enough fun in one day, because on Monday it happens all over again. For Fun Monday Main Street will be packed from OD to Hillside with every smooth dancing fun lovin’ friend we can find. There will be great music, dancing in the street, and fun galore. We will also have merchandise vendors, food and drink vendors, and displays set up by the SOS sponsors.


How to Shag Dance
The basic step in Shag is a six-count, eight-step pattern danced in a slot. The rhythm is similar to six-count Swing in that it is triple step, triple step, rock step. It’s counted as one-and-two, three-and-four, five, six. There are a total of eight shag dance steps.

Top 10 Things To Do In Myrtle Beach When It Rains

When you’re planning that much-needed vacation to the beach the last thing you want is for it to be raining. But there are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach — even when it’s raining out — so it’s not a wash out. From the indoor amenities that come with all of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals to the list we’ve provided below of the top 10 things to do in Myrtle Beach when it rains, you’ll have lots of choices. The best part is that they’re all just a short distance from where you’ll be staying.


Top 10 Things To Do When It Rains In Myrtle Beach

1. Take the day and drive along the coast, stopping to visit all the specialty shops along the way.
2. Spend the day shopping at one of our three enclosed malls at Coastal Grand Mall, Inlet Square Mall, or Myrtle Beach Mall, then stay for a leisurely dinner.
3. Take the family bowling!
4. Go to an indoor movie theatre.
5. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
6. Check out what very well could be the best gaming center your family has ever experienced — MagiQuest, at 1185 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach.
7. Drive to Calabash and experience first hand what Calabash Seafood is all about.
8. Take the kids to WonderWorks, an indoor amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits.
9. Take in a live performance at Palace Theatre, The Carolina Opry or Legends in Concert.
10. Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 901 North Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach. Experience five unique attractions that include Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, Ripley’s Aquarium, a 5D Moving Theatre, the bone-chilling Haunted Adventure, and the Marvelous Mirror Maze.


With so many things to experience around Myrtle Beach, you’ll never come up short on fun things to do with the family, even when it’s raining.