Say Farewell to Summer in Style With Good Times on the Grand Strand

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The days have been getting shorter since June, the temperatures are starting to cool off a bit, and the crowds at the beach are beginning to get thinner. All signs point to summer winding down — but it’s not too late to plan one last Grand Strand summer getaway before fall arrives!

Marking summer’s unofficial end, Labor Day is a great time to bid the season farewell with a Myrtle Beach area vacation. After all, the three-day weekend is filled with late-summer fun, festivals, fireworks and more, and a Labor Day holiday retreat on the Grand Strand gives your family a chance to get away and get together one last time before the school-year routine is upon us again. And with a stay at The Cottages North Beach Plantation, you can treat your vacation crew to our comfortable, wide-ranging accommodations and impressive amenities — all while soaking in the many family-friendly attractions along the Carolina coast.

Consider some of these fun reasons to end your summer in style on the Grand Strand:

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival: Get your holiday weekend off to a smokin’ start with this food-and-music-focused festival at The Market Common. Proclaimed the official barbecue competition of South Carolina, the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival is set for August 31-September 1 and features an array of tasty eats, a collection of arts & crafts vendors, a lineup of live music, and a beer and wine garden.

Fireworks and Other Entertainment: The skies over Myrtle Beach will light up for one last time this summer with a pair of fireworks shows scheduled for Labor Day weekend on the Grand Strand. At the Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment complex located just across North Kings Highway from The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, the SummerFest entertainment series will bring roaming entertainers, live music and other activities on the evening of Friday, August 31, all followed by a season-finale fireworks show at 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. Myrtle Beach hot spot Broadway at the Beach will present a fireworks display over Lake Broadway on Sunday, September 2, at 10 p.m. — in addition to presenting free live entertainment every night of the week through September 2 as part of its Summer Nights entertainment series.

Outdoor Concert: Boasting “the Best Backyard in Town,” the Boathouse will wrap up its summer Sunday Concert Series on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach with a performance by alternative reggae band The Movement on Sunday, September 2. The show begins at 5 p.m.

Water Parks and Amusement Parks: At many of the Grand Strand’s water parks and amusement parks — including Myrtle Waves, Splashes Water Park and Wild Water & Wheels — Labor Day weekend will mark the end of the summer season, so visitors will get one last chance to experience the parks’ thrills and excitement before the attractions are closed for the fall and winter.

There aren’t many better ways to send off summer than with a fun-filled stay on the Carolina coast at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. Book your North Myrtle Beach vacation today — and get ready to send summer off in style on the Grand Strand!