5 Reasons To Visit Myrtle Beach in August

5 Reasons To Visit Myrtle Beach in August


Even though summer begins to wrap up across the country in August, it’s still a good time to visit Myrtle Beach. Sure, many kids start to go back to school, and coffee shops start pushing their fall concoctions, but here in the Grand Strand, we’re still in flip flops and tank tops. From beautiful weather, to events and activities, here are 5 reasons you should visit Myrtle Beach in August:

1 | Fun Myrtle Beach Events & Festivals in August

An August Myrtle Beach vacation is your all-access pass to tons of summer fun. From free events to festivals and concerts, there are always things to add to your itinerary. Whether you’re here for a convention, vacation, or you’re joining in the area’s annual celebrations, check out some of these upcoming events:

  • Rock Your Squad 5K: Show your team spirit and race to the finish at this 5K run/walk in Myrtle Beach on August 8th. The event is hosted by the Tidal Creek Brewhouse and the race is managed by NS Promotions. 
  • SummerFest!: The 2023 dates for this annual summer-long celebration at Barefoot Landing are yet to be announced, but past years have featured live entertainment, comedians, jugglers, strolling children’s acts, and more.
  • Children’s Activity Days: In these events set for August 4th to 6th at Brookgreen Gardens, children will learn about animals around the world through educational stations and make-and-take crafts. The events are free with garden admission. 
  • Great American Summer Nights: This longtime festival at Broadway at the Beach includes stilt walkers, live music, character appearances, and other family-friendly entertainment throughout the month of August. Final dates are yet to be determined.
  • Craftsman Classic Craft Show: This is one of the top craft shows in the country and highlights original works from hundreds of artists and craftspeople. This event is held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on August 4th to the 6th. 
  • World Am Golf Tournament: This tournament kicks off on August 28th in Myrtle Beach, and is one of the largest, most enjoyable golf events to hit the Grand Strand. Thousands of players flock to the area to compete on more than 50 of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach.  

Check our calendar often for more upcoming events happening this August in Myrtle Beach.

2 | Shop the Annual August Sales Tax Holiday 

A major bonus of being in Myrtle Beach in August is the tax-free shopping weekend. This tax holiday begins the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday each year. Save money on back-to-school items, including clothing, shoes, linens, computers, school supplies, and more. Find a complete list on the S.C. Department of Revenue website.

When it comes to shopping in Myrtle Beach, the bounty of options varies from boutiques to nationwide retailers. Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing make great options for finding unique clothing, and for essential school supplies, visit the Coastal Grand Mall or Tanger Outlets. 

3 | The Warm Weather in Myrtle Beach Lasts Through August

August is a great time to go to Myrtle Beach because the weather is still fantastic. Throughout the month, the average air temperature is about 89℉, and the average water temperature is around 80℉. These pleasant, warm temperatures in Myrtle Beach are perfect for spending days near the water, trying new watersports, or swimming in the ocean. The sunshine is also great for days spent at parks, recreation areas, and golf courses. If you need a break from the heat, hop into the indoor pool at your resort or check out some climate-controlled attractions, such as the Hollywood Wax Museum or 810 Billiards & Bowling

4 | End-of-Season Deals at Myrtle Beach Resorts in August

One of the best things about going to Myrtle Beach in August is cashing in on late-summer hotel deals. Our hotel partners offer deep discounts as the season winds down, making it an ideal time to book a trip. Watch for specials at kid-friendly resorts for one last vacation before school starts. Or, finally opt for the upgraded suite at your favorite oceanfront hotel. The pools and water parks are still open, and the resorts all have lots of indoor amenities to enjoy in case of the occasional rain.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotels
Hotels offer deep discounts on late-summer vacations!

5 | Myrtle Beach Has Tons of Things To Do in August

A vacation to Myrtle Beach in August is bound to include its fair share of playing in the sand and basking in the sun, but there are plenty of other fun things to do, too! All the best things to do are still available through August, so couples, families, and groups can find entertainment, activities, and attractions to suit any interest.

Cool off from the hot August temperatures by visiting the Myrtle Waves water park. Splash and soak to beat the heat while having fun. For thrills that require less toweling off, check out the challenging go-kart races at Broadway Grand Prix or pop over to Pavilion Park for adult and kiddie rides. Must-visit sites for nature lovers include the Alligator Adventure at Barefoot Landing, or Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway. No matter what you do, you’re bound to have a memorable time. 

Plan your end-of-summer vacation now to enjoy one more week of beach days before the temps begin to drop. If the beautiful weather in August isn’t reason enough, you’ll find the variety of things to do for kids, adults, and couples will be all the convincing you need. Browse our partner resorts and hotels and book your end-of-season stay today.

Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals & Specials

Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals & Specials