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Murrells Inlet Events 2024

Exciting Events and Festivals in Murrells Inlet, SC: July to December 2024

Murrells Inlet is just one of many towns in and around Myrtle Beach with popular and fun localized events. Our little Inlet knows how to celebrate and all are invited! Below are just a few events to put on your calendar.


1. July 4th Independence Day Celebration – Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Date: July 4, 2024 Time: 6- 10:30 PM

Location: MarshWalk  Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Cost: Free

Description: The July 4th for the 40th Annual Boat Parade at 6pm, followed by the Grand Strand’s largest fireworks show at 10pm. Arrive early for good parking and enjoy live music and dining at our eight MarshWalk restaurants before the fireworks.


2. Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Music

Dates: Throughout the year! Time: Depending upon venue – Happy Hour music through late nights

Location: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Cost: Free (some venues may have cover charges for certain performances)

Description: Dive into the local music scene! Stroll along the MarshWalk boardwalk and enjoy live music from various genres performed at different waterfront restaurants and bars. It’s a perfect way to unwind and enjoy the scene. 


3. Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

Dates: September 27-29, 2024

Location: Atalaya Castle, Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Cost: Admission Fee (TBD for 2024, typically around $10 per adult)

Description: Immerse yourself in a showcase of fine art, crafts, and live demonstrations at the historic Atalaya Castle. Nestled within Huntington Beach State Park, this festival offers a unique blend of cultural exhibits, local craftsmanship, and stunning ocean views. Explore the grounds of the castle while enjoying food vendors and entertainment for all ages.


4. Annual Chili Cook-off

Date: TBD

Location: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Cost: Admission Fee (TBD for 2024, typically around $35 per person)

Description: Indulge in a Murrells Inlet tradition at the chili cook-off! Individual teams and  restaurants compete for the best chili around. Live music, games, and a lively atmosphere make this event a favorite in the area.


5. Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

Date: December 7, 2024

Location: Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Cost: Free

Description: Ring in the holiday season with the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade. Watch as festively decorated floats, marching bands, and community groups parade down Highway 17 Business, spreading cheer and goodwill. Santa Claus himself makes a special appearance, delighting children and families gathered along the route.


Plan Your Visit

Murrells Inlet offers a delightful array of events and festivals that capture the essence of coastal living throughout the latter half of 2024. Whether you’re drawn to the lively music scene, culinary delights, or cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone in this charming South Carolina town. Mark your calendars, pack your bags, and prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant community spirit of Murrells Inlet.


Experience the charm and hospitality of Murrells Inlet, where every season brings new reasons to celebrate life by the sea

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