Halloween on the Grand Strand

Halloween is an exciting time on the Grand Strand. From trick-or-treating to costume parties, there’s something going on all over the Myrtle Beach area throughout the month of October. Take a look at some of the Halloween-themed events all around town here.

Halloween Festivals & Special Events


There’s nothing like a fun Halloween festival to kick things off. Don’t miss BooFest! at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach which hosts costume contests for kids and pets, a live DJ, pumpkin patch and inflatables. The family-friendly event will be held Saturday, October 27 beginning at noon.

Truck-or-Treat at Broadway at the Beach is a free event for families with exciting trucks to touch and explore. They’ll have candy, inflatables, a petting zoo and train rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27.


Huntington’s Haunted Halloween at Atalaya Castle is quite the spooky treat. Huntington Beach State Park will have two separate haunted areas divided into scary and not-so-scary areas for all ages. Enjoy movies on a jumbo screen, s’mores, carnival games, crafts and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27.

The City of North Myrtle Beach hosts Howl-O-Scream each year at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This year’s event will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 27 and will offer hay rides, trick-or-treating, marshmallow roasts and spooky fun for the entire family.

Ripley’s Aquarium hosts two special events for Halloween this year. The Boo-quarium Bash features a costume contest, live DJ, family activities, face painting and a costume contest at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26. The Spookquarium Sleepover will begin that evening at 8 p.m. and gives your kids a chance to sleep at the aquarium! They’ll have fun scavenger hunts, snacks, spooky boat rides and breakfast the following morning. Call for reservations!

Thompson Farm and Nursery in Conway will host Candy Corn in Corn at 1 p.m. October 20 and 27. Kids of all ages can dress up for a fun tour through the corn maze and visits with Pippa the Pumpkin Princess.

Thompson Farm and Nursery in Conway

Trunk or Treat at Fun Warehouse has become one of the most popular Halloween events in Myrtle Beach. This year the fun begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 25 inside with local vendors in addition to their fun go-karts, skate rink and laser tag.

Trick or Treat around the Beach

Trick-or-treat around the shops and restaurants at Broadway at the Beach from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Halloween night.

Barefoot Landing invites trick-or-treaters to tour the complex and collect as much candy as possible from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween.

Head on down to The Market Common this Halloween for trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m. this Halloween. They’ll also offer Haunted Carriage Rides, live entertainment near the movie theater and complimentary Halloween costume photos.

Your little ones can trick-or-treat around The MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet at 5 p.m. on Halloween. Visit each restaurant for a special treat.

Costume Contests

Costume Contests

The Halloween Bash on the Avenues is one of the biggest parties of the year held at Barefoot Landing. A live DJ will begin at 7 p.m. and prizes will go out for the best adult costume later in the evening on Saturday, October 27. First prize will receive $2,000!

Join the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk for the largest costume contest on the south strand on Halloween night. The fun begins at 6 p.m. for children in front of Drunken Jack’s followed by an adult costume contest from 7-8:30 p.m. Adult winners will be announced at 10:30 with up to $4,000 in cash and prizes.