Little River Shrimp Festival

Little River Shrimp FestivalIf a fun-filled fall festival centered around succulent shellfish sounds like a good time to you, then the Little River Shrimp Festival is the place to be. The festival is a short twenty-five-minute drive up the coast from Sands Resorts and takes place on the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River. With a wide variety of entertainment offerings, vendors, and  – of course – shrimp, the Little River Shrimp Festival’s tagline rings true: There is something here for everyone!


The annual Little River Shrimp Festival takes place on the second weekend in October. During this time, the streets surrounding the Historic Little River Waterfront are closed to traffic and lined with over 150 local and regional vendors. While walking through the streets of the Little River Shrimp Festival, you can expect to find everything from arts and crafts hand-made clothing.


Like any good outdoor festival, the event features multiple live entertainment performance stages and a wide variety of musical genres. Since starting as a shrimp and jazz festival back in 2004, Little River Shrimp Festival has broadened its entertainment offerings to host something for everyone. Music begins at 11 am each day, so leave your Sands Resorts accommodations early to get to the fest and enjoy all of the great acts!


It wouldn’t be the Little River Shrimp Festival without the shrimp! Enjoy the star of the show as local waterfront restaurants prepare the local catch. Plenty of fresh savory shrimp will be cooked up in every way imaginable during the two-day Little River event. If you aren’t attending the fest for the shrimp, however, a myriad of classic fair food will be provided as well.

Little River Shrimp Festival

Make your way out to Little River during your stay at Sands Resorts, and take in all that this fantastic fall festival has to offer. Bring the kids along and enjoy face painting, balloon artists, stilt walkers, and so much more in the children’s area. Spend some quality time with the family while experiencing a bit of South Carolina’s local culture. As the motto goes, there really is something here for everyone!

Fabulous Fall Events in Myrtle Beach

Fall Events in Myrtle BeachWe have officially made it to autumn here at Sands! Don’t think for one second the fun is over at the beach – there is so much to do and enjoy along our coast. Temps may have dipped a little but the beautiful ocean is only steps away from your room and you can still get away with wearing flip flops. “Sand between the toes always takes away the woes.”

Festivals, activities, variety shows, but best of all, our resort rates are at their lowest! The crowds are at a minimum and the weather is fabulous. Let’s take a peek at what’s going on around town this month.

FALL BIKE RALLY – October 1st – October 5th

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. This year the Manhattan Transfer headlines the event! NOW – October 12th

7th Annual OKTOBERFEST at Market Common – October 3rd and 4th

Autumn Big Band Festival at La Belle Amie Vineyard October 4th

Brookgreen Garden’s Annual Fall Festival October 4th and 5th

Italian Festival – Broadway at The Beach – October 10th

Downtown Myrtle Beach OKTOBERFEST – October 11th

Little River Shrimp Festival – October 11th

42nd Annual Art in the Park at Chapin Park, Myrtle Beach – October 11th and 12th

Inaugural North Myrtle Beach OKTOBERFEST – October 11th

5th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest and Taste of the Market Common – October 18th

31st Annual Taste of the Town (Myrtle Beach) October 21st

Endless Summer Festival in North Myrtle Beach – October 25th

Whew! These are just a few of the events happening this month. More than enough reason to come spend some much needed time away from the hustle and bustle. If you don’t feel like venturing out during your stay, take advantage of our onsite amenities; Restaurants, the Atlantis Spa, Health Club, Hall of Heroes, Indoor pools, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar and Sandals Bar to name a few. Come rest, relax and exhale. You owe it to yourself – enjoy a beach getaway. You’ll be glad you did!