From a Local...By Patricia Blackstock
Everyone knows about the beach. But what else can you do for free? Take a walk, feed the ducks and take advantage of all the free events the Grand Strand has to offer!!
The list of best things to do in Myrtle Beach is HERE!
What's Happening RIGHT NOW? Free Events! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach listed below:
Free Wi-Fi service in Myrtle Beach is available at the Base Recreation Center Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 9:00 PM. Bring your own laptop
More Free Stuff in Myrtle Beach
and North Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a Free Movie at the Base Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach. Adult and Senior Movie Schedule. Come enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane. Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.
December 26 – NO MOVIE – RECREATION CENTER CLOSED
January 2 – The Other Woman (PG-13), Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
January 9 – Million Dollar Arm (PG), Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin
January 16 – The Fault of our Stars (PG-13), Shailene, Woodley, Ansel Elgort
January 23 – The Signal (PG-13), Laurence Fishburne
January 30 – Mom’s Night Out (PG), Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Trace Adkins
Holidays on the Boardwalk:
Saturday, December 20 - Meet with Santa or take a ride on the Polar Express or on a live camel. They'll be more live entertainment on both stages.
Sunday, December 21 - Gear up for a family fun event with games and prizes plus candlelight caroling with free hot chocolate and cookies.
Saturday, December 27 - The final day for Holidays on the Boardwalk will include camel rides, the Polar Express and live entertainment.
See schedule on Facebook - Holidays on the Boardwalk
Myrtle Beach Fire Department's "Santa Detail"
Sunday, December 21 from 1 to 5 PM. Santa Claus will visit neighborhoods throughout
the city. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department will provide a big red sleigh (better known as a fire truck) for Santa’s rounds. Children are welcome to meet Santa and the firefighters as they make
stops throughout the city.For questions, please contact Lt. Christian Sliker at 843-918-1221
5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Wednesday, Dec. 31 - 12 to 1:45 p.m. check-in, 2 p.m. plunge, 2:20 p.m. after plunge party
Location: beach at Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation 151 SeaWatch Drive
Call 843-692-2011 for more information
New Year's Eve at The Market Common
Celebrate New Year's Eve with something for every member of your family. There will be two bands, Street Entertainers, Beer Garden, Vendors! Simulcast Time Square Ball Drop, and fireworks! Help issue in the 2015 New Year with a Southern Times Square at The Market Common! All the restaurants will be open and reservations are suggested.
New Year's Eve at Broadway at the Beach
Starting at 7 PM. Celebrate New Years Eve with the clubs of Celebrity Square! Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Broadway Louie's, Froggy Bottomz, Club Boca and Malibu's Surf Bar have partnered together to help you ring in the New Year! Tickets are $25 and include entry into all partner clubs throughout the night, balloon drops, confetti cannons an champagne toast. VIP Booths are available
Fireworks Extravaganza New Year's Eve!
Wednesday, December 31 at 8:00 pm at Broadway at the Beach, brought to you by Helicopter Adventures
2nd Ave Pier 110 N. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach Fireworks Schedule
Note Broadway at the Beach will have fireworks: Dec. 31.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground to host 14th Annual
Polar Bear Plunge
Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 3:00 PM. New this year is the Polar Bear food drive to benefit local food pantries after the Christmas holiday. Participants will be asked to bring two non-perishable canned items. With more than 300 participants of all ages, Ocean Lakes' teammates are excited about helping local charities. A $6 yearly membership fee will include entry into the Polar Bear Plunge, a t-shirt naming participants a "Polar Bear," bragging rights, and warm refreshments. For more information about Ocean Lakes Family Campground, visit its websire
18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon - February 14, 2015
The marathon will bew held on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14. For more information about
this popular race weekend, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a
5k and a one-mile fun run, visit the official Myrtle Beach Marathon website. Thanks to LHWH for this information.
Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Feb. 27 and 28
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again is home to the annual Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, February 27 and 28, 2015. In all, 66 teams of high school students from across South Carolina and along the East Coast will build their own robots from scratch to compete in this fast-paced event. Teams warm up on Thursday, February 26, with robot inspections and practice rounds, followed by the high-energy tournament itself on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to watch these talented students put their math, science and engineering skills to work.
100+ Things To Do when you visit Myrtle Beach
Head down to Garden City Beach! Here you can walk this FREE Garden City Pier. I think this is the only pier left in the Grand Strand where you you can still walk the pier without a fee. You'll find free parking at the bottom of the pier, and under it as well!
While you're in Garden City Beach, don't miss the smaller public pier where you can enjoy the free Children's Park, see some lovely scenery, and even go crabbing.
Garden City Beach Pier 1.
Garden City Beach Pier 2,
Directions: Take17 Business S toward Garden City Beach. You'll see two overhead signs - one says Garden City Connector, and the other says Pine Ave. - both signs point left. Turn left here and go about half a mile to the dead-end at Elizabeth. The park is straight ahead at the dead end. Pull in, and you can park free.
My tips on finding seashells Shelling is fun for your entire family, and all ages love this activity!
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach activities. Free to walk, and free music and entertainment all summer. (Parking is not free.)
Public Parks and recreation areas are always free. See the list on this link, and find a public park near your vacation rental!
Walk the Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet. In my opinion, this is one of the best free things you can do! Don't forget your camera! The Veterans' Pier provides beautiful views of Garden City Beach and Murrells Inlet.
If bikes are your thing, check out Bike the Waccamaw Neck. This flat paved trail parallels US 17 from Murrell’s Inlet to Sandy Island Road near Huntington Beach State Park. By using completed sections of the trail and roads with Share the Road signs, you can ride or walk from Murrell’s Inlet to Pawley’s Island. Map of Bike the Neck. Another suggestion for biking is the Pawleys Island Loop
|South Carolina Hall of Fame
Located inside the Myrtle Beach Convention
Center, the Hall of Fame recognizes
outstanding citizens. Free!
|Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B.
Chapin Art Museum
3100 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach. See
the website for schedules. Donations accepted
|The Boardwalk, located in Downtown Myrtle Beach
Located in Downtown Myrtle Beach, you can walk the Boardwalk and the beach free. Events are held year 'round.
|Warbird Park in Market Common, Myrtle Beach
Farrow Parkway just west of Highway 17. A-10 Thunderbolt, A-7 Corsair II , F-100 Super Sabre. At Warbird Park you'll also find the Wall of Serivce. Free!
Enjoy the lovely views from the boardwalk and the dock! Stroll around the 27-acre lake. There's also a FREE AREA on the bridge tthat leads to Alligator Adventure.
Free fireworks and other seasonal free events
|Broadway at the Beach. Go to the Imformation Center and ask for a map which contains coupons! Rememberto take some bread and feed the ducks and the fish! And don'y fprget the FREE FIREWORKS, May through December!|
|The Market Common
Walk aeound the 1-mi. lake, play inter-active games, and enjoy the free children's park across the bridge from the stores.
|Planning to bring your dog?
These two Dog Parks (Barc Parks) are free to the public. (1.) Located on Mallard Lake Dr. and (2.) 67th Ave. N.
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