It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. It seems like yesterday when the kids got out of school and the temperatures started to rise, and now it's almost time for the little ones to go back and the summer weather to mellow into autumn. Here's your chance to grab one last taste of summer before it's gone with a trip to Myrtle Beach for Labor Day weekend.
Featuring a three-day weekend filled with summer fun, festivals, fireworks and more, Myrtle Beach is the place to be for the holiday — and Bay View on the Boardwalk goes all out to give guests the ultimate Labor Day getaway at our oceanfront resort in the downtown district. Stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to all the fun and attractions, or attend some of these Labor Day events around Myrtle Beach:
* Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival: Boogie on down to the Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center near The Market Common on Sept. 1 and 2 for this 12th annual celebration of summertime favorites — Labor Day weekend on the beach, dancing to live music in the streets, and lots of tasty eats. This Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned championship cook-off features grill teams from all over the country smoking and serving their best pulled pork, ribs, chicken and more. Patrons can purchase tickets to sample barbecue and purchase beer and other food items, and arts and crafts vendors will also be on hand. Other activities include live music, a car show, a cornhole competition and kids’ events. The Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, and admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com
* Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival: Be sure to bring a hearty appetite if you plan to visit this Seventh Annual celebration of food and drink. Held Sept. 1-3 at Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Uncorked offers a wide variety of flavors for patrons to enjoy. Friday's 6 to 9 p.m. theme is Chocolate Under the Moon, with tasty treats from Johnny D's Waffles & Bakery and local bartenders serving their best white-lightning drinks in the Moonshine Mixology Challenge. From 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, the Brews 'N the Beach Craft Beer Event is back by popular demand, along with several food vendors. Sunday's 1 to 4 p.m. Grand Wine Tasting Event closes the three-day festival with a selection of wines from around the world and Boar's Head brand meats and cheeses. Each event is $25, or three-day passes are available in advance for $70. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.mbhospitality.org
* Fireworks: The Myrtle Beach area lights up the skies one last time to say farewell to summer with fireworks shows on the north, south and central Grand Strand. Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach will light up the skies on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9:30 p.m., and there are two free, major fireworks shows set for Sunday night, Sept. 3 — Broadway at the Beach and the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk at 10 p.m.
* Water Parks: It will be last call to get wet and wild at the local water parks, which shut their doors for nine months after Labor Day weekend. Myrtle Waves, South Carolina's largest water park, is open Sept. 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, and the water attractions at Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach are open Sept. 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Family Kingdom's Splashes Oceanfront Water Park, just a few blocks south of Bay View on the Boardwalk, is open for the final days of its season Sept. 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., although the Family Kingdom Amusement Park remains operational into October.
Guests at Bay View on the Boardwalk can celebrate Labor Day weekend without venturing far from the property. Enjoy our oceanfront amenities and take a stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to visit all the great attractions, shopping and dining. It’s the perfect ending to another great summer.