Time flies when you’re having fun, which is why the summer months always seem to go by at warp speed. As the dog days rapidly disappear from the calendar, you could use a vacation from your summer vacation.
That’s where Labor Day comes in, and there’s no better place to spend the work-free weekend than Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Sun Fun Capital throws one heck of a party to celebrate the end of summer.
Families and friends flock to Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort on Labor Day weekend to soak up one last taste of summer. Here’s a look at some of the Labor Day festivities guests can enjoy over the holiday:
Barefoot Landing: This North Myrtle Beach entertainment complex gets the Labor Day weekend festivities started with the final installment of Summerfest! Catch live music Friday and Saturday night at the new Dockside Village and watch a free fireworks show at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival: Follow your nose to Grand Park on Friday and Saturday for this annual Labor Day weekend tradition. Barbecue teams battle it out bragging rights and patrons get to sample their entrees, including smoked pork, ribs, chicken wings and more. Other festivities include live music, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ play area, boat rides and other activities for the whole family.
Broadway at the Beach: Saturday is the season finale of Broadway at the Beach’s Great American Summer Nights series, which will feature live entertainment, face-painting, stilt-walkers and more. Broadway at the Beach really blows it out on Sunday with a free fireworks show over Lake Broadway at 10 p.m.
Darlington Raceway: The long-standing Labor Day weekend tradition of taking an end of summer trip to Myrtle Beach and attending the NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway about 80 miles away is back. Guests can drive or charter a shuttle to and from the famed “Track Too Tough to Tame” for Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 while spending the rest of the extended weekend relaxing on the beach.
La Belle Amie Vineyard: Unwind with some local wine and good times at this charming venue in Little River. La Belle Amie Vineyard puts on some great outdoor parties, and the Labor Day Saturday Fest is a favorite, featuring live music, dancing, food and, of course, wine. The party runs from noon to 5 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: The Hot Summer Nights festival finishes in fitting fashion with the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s Tropical Show taking the main stage at Plyler Park at 7 p.m. Saturday. The entire stretch of the 1.5-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes alive for Labor Day weekend, with kids’ activities like face-painting, balloon artists and juggling stilt-walkers.
Mustang Week: Ford’s classic American muscle car is deserving of its own week, and hundreds of enthusiasts drive into town to show off their vintage Mustangs and hang out with others who share the passion. The festivities fire up Labor Day as the eye-catching cars start cruising down Ocean Boulevard for a week of events at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach Mall, Myrtle Beach Speedway and other locales.
Waterparks: Enjoy one last splash of summer before it’s too late as local waterparks prepare to close for the season Labor Day weekend. Myrtle Waves in Myrtle Beach and Wild Water & Wheels in nearby Surfside Beach turn off the water on their water slides and wave pools for the final time Monday, giving you and your crew all weekend to make one last big splash this summer.
With all the great things to do in Myrtle Beach this Labor Day weekend, we almost forgot to mention the most attractive option – relaxing on the beach and the water attractions at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. Book your Labor Day weekend getaway and get ready to send the summer out in spectacular style.