Halloween is just around the corner, and whether you’re planning on hitting up a party or taking the kids out, there’s something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. Here are some of the fun Halloween events in Myrtle Beach, as well as safety tips to keep the weekend enjoyable.
Halloween Events in Myrtle Beach
Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle
With two haunted houses, movies, and games for all ages, this event is sure to be a hit. Held at Huntington Beach State Park, the event is open on October 28th and October 29th. Details here.
Conway Ghost Walk
Held in Conway, the Ghost Walk is a tour of historic Conway complete with professional storytellers and spooky tales. Learn something new about the town as you see Conway in a whole new light. Tours are held October 20th-22nd, starting at 7PM. For more information, check out their website.
Whose Haunting is it Anyway?
If you prefer to laugh instead of scream, this improv show may be right up your alley. An adult only show that pokes fun at all things Halloween with the help of the audience, Whose Haunting is it Anyway? Will be entertaining guests on October 28th and 29th. Those brave folks that don a costume will receive a free ticket to a future show. More here.
It may sound spooky, but Howl-O-Scream is a family-friendly event held at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. With hayrides, pumpkin painting, and s’mores, there’s sure to be an activity for everyone. This event will be held on Saturday, October 28th, and costs just $5 per car. Plus, treats will be sold throughout the complex.
Trick-or-treat with the kids at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina and catch a Magic of Science Show! Event will be held on October 28th at 5:30. Children are free and adults are $5 each.
Halloween Safety Tips
Trick-or-treating can be a blast. It’s always exciting to see the kids dressed up in their costumes, from Elsa and Wonder Woman to Spider-Man and Darth Vader. Halloween is great for imaginative kids and pretty fun for parents, too. However, even with all the excitement, it’s important to play it safe. Check out these Halloween safety tips to keep your holiday fun.
- Light up the night. Make sure your kids can be seen by placing reflective tape on their costumes or loot bags. Glowsticks and flashlights can also help illuminate the path so no one trips and they also allow drivers and other pedestrians to easily see you and your family.
- If your kids are under 12, plan to trick-or-treat with them. Make it a family event and bring your favorite warm beverage (hot chocolate, anyone?) in a tumbler to keep you toasty and happy. For those children over 12 who want to go out on their own, be sure to instruct them to stick to familiar areas and set a curfew.
- Go over the rules. Before hitting up the neighbors for candy, make sure to cover some base rules. Halloween can be exciting and kids may need to be reminded to look both ways before crossing the street and to stay with an adult. Stay on sidewalks whenever possible and walk facing traffic if you must be in the street.
- If you’re driving somewhere to trick or treat, keep your eyes peeled for children. In their excitement, they may not watch where they are going. Understand that there will be people walking around and that you may need to give yourself extra time to get where you’re going.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!