Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

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There are lots of adjectives that have been used to describe the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – exciting, scenic, convenient and fun-filled, just to name a few.

But when the calendar strikes October in downtown, a different kind of word comes to mind – spooky. That’s because the Myrtle Beach Downtown Association puts on a month-long series of celebrations leading up to a spook-tacular Halloween in Myrtle Beach.

Boardwalk Fright Nights get under way Oct. 3 and run through the main event on Halloween night. Fog machines and frightening music and lights will transform the Plyler Park area of the Boardwalk into a haunted district with scary attractions and entertainment for the whole family.

Broadway Fright Nights begin on Friday, Oct. 3, with special events held throughout the downtown district. Guests can purchase special Fright Passes to various attractions along the Boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard, including Ripley’s Haunted House and Haunted Adventure. Fright Passes also will be available during Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day Monday from Oct. 11 through 13.

The fun and fear gets kicked up a notch on Oct. 18, when the Boardwalk “Howl at the Moon” concert series and the Blue Moon Beer Garden open for business from 6 p.m. to midnight. Patrons can enjoy a wide selection of local brews and listen to the tunes of regional bands on Saturday, Oct. 18, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, which will include trick-or-treating for kids at participating businesses and a zombie walk for the young at heart. The Fright Pass is good through Saturday, Nov. 1.

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides are among the downtown attractions offering discounted tickets as part of the Broadway Fright Nights promotion. Passes also are available through the Bay View on the Boardwalk, which is a co-sponsor of the event. For more information, visit

(posted 9/19/14)

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