Fall is called “the secret season" in Myrtle Beach. The summer crowds are gone but the weather is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities. The air temperatures are in the high 70s, while the ocean water hovers around 73 degrees. Best of all, it's festival season in Myrtle Beach, and there's something going on at Broadway at the Beach every week.
Cars take center stage on October 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the 5th Annual Coastal Carolina Mustang Stampede & All Ford Car Show is held near Hard Rock Cafe. It's been more than 50 years since the first Mustang was introduced. The 1965 version became the first car ever to win the Tiffany Gold Medal for excellence in American design. Come see how the car named Motor Trend's Car of The Year twice has evolved over the years, while capturing a slot on Car and Driver's Ten Best list six times. But this show isn't just about Mustangs. Registration is open to all Ford vehicles in 23 classes, so there will be lots of models to check out.
The following week, the Out of the Darkness Walk will be held on October 10, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. The event provides an opportunity to get some exercise in while raising money for a good cause. Proceeds from the Walk benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. After you've built up an appetite walking, check out the Sons of Italy Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 10 in the parking lot near Hard Rock Cafe. Food and drink vendors will line the parking lot serving up everything Italian, and specialty gift vendors will be offering unique gifts and souvenirs. The event will continue through Sunday, October 11, from noon to 7 p.m.
Love classic cars? Mark your calendar for the Cruisin' The Beach Car Show from October 15-17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spectators can get up close to classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods and muscle cars at this event hosted by the Myrtle Beach Car Club. There will be vendors offering T-shirts, souvenirs, food and drink, as well as awards, a raffle, door prizes and trophies. A portion of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Children's Hospital of South Carolina.
At 9 a.m. on October 17, registration begins for the 2015 Waccamaw Heart Walk and the walk gets started at 10 a.m. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event and it promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living, so grab some friends and come walk!
On Saturday, October 24, adults can celebrate Halloween with DJ Barry at Revolutions. Dress in costume and you'll get free admission that night to Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Malibu's Surf Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottoms and Broadway Louie's. Then join in the Costume Contest in Celebrity Square where you can win up to $2000 if your costume is one of the best.
When it's time for the kids to dress up and go on the hunt for candy, bring your little ghosts and goblins to Broadway at the Beach. On October 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. , they can Trick or Treat in a fun and safe environment where participating merchants will be waiting with little surprises for all those in costume. Finish off your evening of Halloween fun with a fireworks show over Lake Broadway at 8 p.m.
Enjoy the fall weather and all the October festivities at Broadway at the Beach!