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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!!

What's Happening RIGHT NOW? Free Events! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach:

Free Wi-Fi service in Myrtle Beach is vailable 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.

            October 31 – Still Mine (PG-13), James Cornwell
            November 7 – Blended (PG-13), Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
            November 14 – Draft Day (PG-13), Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner
            November 21 – Noah (PG-13), Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
            November 28 –
            December 5 – God’s Not Dead (PG), Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper
            December 12 – The Double (PG-13), Richard Gere, Martin Sheen
            December 19 – Words and Pictures (PG-13), Clive Owens, Juliette Binoche
            December 26 –
            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   

Fright Nights With Zombies! Free Admission!
Going on now through November 1 - Friday and Saturday nights only. View my Zombie Photos
8:00 to 11:00 p.m at the Boardwalk Downtown Myrtle Beach, Haunted House tours, the Zombie Quarantine Zone and live music are just a few of the treats from the Oceanfront Merchants Association.  Friday night “Zombie Elvis” performances will be in Plyler Park from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. every Friday in October.  In addition, the “Howl-at-the-Moon” Cpncert Series nd “Blue Moon Beer Garden” occur from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., Saturdays, October 18 and 25, and Friday, October 31.  Stroll along Ocean Boo-levard and the Boardwalk for face painting, caricatures and pumpkin decorating! Fright Nights and Zombies

“Nightmare in the Square”
Saturday, October 25 is an adult Halloween Party will take place at Broadway at the Beach Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. Enjoy a live music from DJ Barry in the square starting at 8pm with the costume contest later in the night. 1st place - $2,000, 2nd place - $1,000 & 3rd place - $500. Enjoy free admission to the following clubs with costume: Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Malibu's Surf Bar, Rodeo Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz & Broadway Louie's. Rain date November 1st..

Great Pumpkin, Going on through...
October 31 at the Bass Pro Shop in Barefoot Landing. Decorate a mini pumpkin, get a free photo, take part in a scavenger hunt, free coloring sheets, free crafts, Glow in the Dark glasses.

Also at Broadway at the Beach: Friday, October 31 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm "Halloween Trick or Treat" Calling all ghosts and goblins! Bring the little ones to Broadway at the Beach for trick or treating in a fun and safe environment. Participating merchants will be anxiously waiting with little surprises for all those in costume.

Trick or Treat at The Market Common
October 31 - Join The Market Commonfor Halloween. Participating stores will give out candy to costumed Trick-or-Treaters. Plus complimentary carriage rides in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and live music and entertainment near Grand 14.

Howl-O-Scream/ McLean Park North Myrtle Beach
Saturday, October 25 a Halloween party for people of all ages, will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. Admission is free. This event includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick or treating and more.

Free at Barefoot Landing Kids' Halloween Fun Day
On Saturday, Oct. 25, dress up the kids and pets and bring them to Barefoot Landing for the Halloween Fun Day. Registration for the kids and pets costume contests begins at noon by the carousel. Kids contest starts at 1:00 pm with the pets to follow. There will be entertainment, Kids' Karaoke, free carousel rides and lots of prizes. So join us for a hauntingly good time!

Halloween Open House
Wednesday and Thursday, October 29 - 30. Canal Street Recreation Center Hey, kids!  Come to the Halloween Open House at Canal Street Recreation Center, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 30.  Enjoy inflatables, games, treats and lots of fun!  Also available will be facility tours, educational programs, surveys, guest speakers and workshops, plus free “Trick or Treat” bags at the conclusion of the event.  It’s all free and open to the public.  For more information, call Canal Street Recreation Center at 918-1465.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29 – Children 12 and under
6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30 – Teenagers 13 - 18

Trick or Treat at Inlet Square Mall
Hlloween, Oct. 31 - Inlet Square Mall is the place to trick or treat in Murrells Inlet. They're handing out free goodie bags plus offering train rides. Each store will hand out candy! Bring in your own carved Jack-o-Lantern and you could win up to $250 in prizes. Pumpkins will be accepted from October 20 until 5 p.m. October 31. Inlet Square Mall

Also at Barefoot Landing:
Friday, October 31 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trick or Treating! Dress up the kids (and parents too if you'd like) and bring them out for safe, fun trick or treating at Barefoot Landing on Friday, October 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Color Run, Nov. 1 starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 1 at Broadway at the Beach.
Nov. 1 The Color Run 5k 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour is coming to Broadway at the Beach! The Happiest 5k on the Planet is exploding into 2014 with a totally new tour! We're hitting your city like never before with amazing new participant gear and original color-crazy race attractions! It’s 5k magic like only The Color Run can do! Get ready to change the way you look at running, getting fit, and having fun. 2014 is YOUR year. It’s time to achieve your goals! It’s time to run, it’s time to laugh, it’s time to live. It’s time to be a Color Runner!

Art in the Park Nov. 8 nd 9 at Valor Park in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach

Nov. 8 at 10 AM in Downtown Conway Snowball Drop 9 Laurel St. between 3rd and 4th Ave. Snowball Drop

Thurs. Nov 13 Dickens Christmas Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 and 12-6 p.m. Sunday, November 16 12:00 PM at the the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Sat. Nov. 22. Holiday Tree Lighting at Broadway at the Beach 6 PM Nov 22, Broadway at the Beacg's lighting of the Holiday Tree will welcome the 2014 holiday season. The complex has a full line-up of entertaining performances during the event. A fireworks extravaganza is planned

Thurs. Nov 27 Grand Strand Turkey Trot 8 AM
A family event with races for all. Entering its 8th year the "Myrtle Beach" Grand Strand Turkey Trot at Grand Park in Market Common , Myrtle Beach, SC (the original and only "REAL" Turkey Trot in the city of Myrtle Beach) is a part of the local holiday tradition! This offers family and friends a happy and healthy way to start off one of the best days of the year. Come out and enjoy one of Myrtle Beach's foremost sporting events! Grand Strand Turkey Trot 2014

Saturday, December 6 11am Ripley's Aquarium
Presents the Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade
Myrtle Beach’s only Holiday Parade, hosted by Ripley's Aquarium will take place at 11am on Saturday, December 6th at Broadway at the Beach. The parade will begin near Hard Rock Café and wind around Broadway at the Beach ending near WonderWorks

Wednesday, December 31 8:00 pm Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach, brought to you by Helicopter Adventures

Fireworks Schedule:
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: Sat. 10/25, *Sat. 11/22 and Dec. 31. The fireworks on 22/11 will follow the annual Holiday Tree Lighting .

More 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 pieer where you can enjoy the free Childrens 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 with 2013 special emphasis onHot SummerNights, all summer long.
Warbird Park in Market Common, Myrtle Beach
arrow 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!
Barefoot Landing
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 around 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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