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From a Local...]by Patricia Blackstock
Everyone loves the beach, but what else can you do for free or almost free? Spend some time at our area Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach and
enjoycurrent events in the Grad Strand.
Find a COMPLETE LIST of over 100 Attractions HERE!
Current events and attractions happening RIGHT NOW Free! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach listed below.
Senior Movie Schedule - Base Recreation Center…
Enjoy a free movie for adult and seniors very Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane. Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.
October 16 – Woman in Gold (PG-13), Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds
October 23 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (PG) Kevin James
October 31 - Jupiter Ascending (PG 13) Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum
Free Events Calendar
for Myrtle Beach
and North Myrtle Beach
Calendar of Current Events!
Barefoot Landing Events Barefoot Landing
BooFest! Kids and Pets Costume Contest!
Saturday, October 24 12pm - 4pm
Boo! or Bark! Come and dress up with your four-legged family members as we celebrate Halloween! Enjoy activities, performers and a costume contest for the kids and pets! More information to come.
Halloween Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 31 5pm - 7pm
The Ghouls and Goblins will be out at Barefoot Landing this October! Dress up and come get your Halloween spirit on as princesses, witches and all your favorite characters take over Barefoot and don't forget the Candy! Happy Trick or Treet.
Lighting of the Landing
Saturday, November 21 6pm
Deck the Halls and come celebrate the holidays with us at Barefoot Landing! The Christmas season starts with fireworks at 7:00 pm, then Santa arrives, lights the Landing and visits with the children. We will have caroling, music, holiday characters! Bring a blanket and join us by the Christmas Mouse for this fun holiday celebration!
Saturday, November 21, 7pm and Thursday, December 31 6pm
Come and enjoy as Barefoot Lannding lights up the sky with an amazing fireworks display!
Thursday, December 31 at 6 P.M.
Come and celebrate New Year's Eve at Barefoot Landing! The fun starts with a bang as Fireworks light up the sky!
Broadway at the Beach Events
Cruisin the Beach car show Broadway at the Beach
Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 15 - 17.
Sons of Italy Festa Italiana
Saturday, October 10 11am - 8pm and Sunday, October 11 12pm - 7pm
Broadway at the Beach welcomes the Sons of Italy Festa Italiana, Saturday, October 10th. This annual festival is sure to have everyone feeling just a little bit Italian! The festival will be held in parking lot 3 next to Hard Rock Cafe!
Halloween Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 31 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Broadway at the Beach
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
Saturday, October 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, November 14, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Thursday, December 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach Events
Myrtle's Market - every Wed. Fri. and Sat. This Farmer's Markey is located on Mr. Joe White Avenue, near the intersection of Oak Street. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. More Myrtle's Market information
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Merchant's Calendar
Bookmark this event calendar for scheduled events for the remaanere off 2015
Oct. 17th and 18th Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend returns to the Grand Strand with events to be held October 17 and 18. The Mini Marathon itself is 13.1 miles and is being held on Sunday, October 18. The weekend events will include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, a Coastal 5K, a one-mile Doggie Dash (10/17 Sat. at 9:15 AM) benefiting the Grand Strand Humane Society, and Sunday’s Mini Marathon. Race highlights will include surfboard themed medals for all finishers, participation tee shirts, post-race beach party and more. Start at Coastal Grand Mall and immediately head north on Grissom Parkway, all the way to 68th Ave N. Then turn left and towards Ocean Blvd where you will make a right turn and head south for about 6 miles of beachfront views. Get on the boardwalk with just about ½ mile left and finish right at the Pavilion in the heart of Myrtle Beach and only a few feet from the sand. RunMyrtleBeach for more information.
Oct. 17th The Myrtle Beach Wine Fest will be held from 11am to 7pm, Saturday, October 17 at The Market Common. Joini The Market Common for the 4th annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest. Admission is free but participants are required to buy a $5 wine glass for sampling. Samples range from $1-6 with over 100 wines from around the world. Each sample is two ounces. Specialty vendors, foods, beer and live music will also be featured at the event. If beer is your beverage choice, a selection ofcraft beers will be offered as well. More info.
Oct. 24th and 25th The Market Common Oktoberfest from 4-9 p.m. Friday, October 23 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Join The Market Common for the 8th annual Oktoberfest. They'll have live German music on Saturday plus fun and games all weekend long. Get your fill of German food and a huge selection of Okotoberfest Beers. Face painiting, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, inflatables, vendors and so much more. The event is open to the whole family! More information
Oct. 24th Tree Planting Event The City of Myrtle Beach invites public to a tree planting event in The Market Common District, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24. We’re adding 75 trees to the trail system thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Alliance for Community Trees and CSX. Participants will learn how to plant the right tree in the right place, how to plant trees properly and how to maintain them. Everyone is invited to join in.
Oct. 10 through Oct. 31 “Fright Nights” (and Zombies!) The Halloween season is in full swing with “Fright Nights” every Friday and Saturday evening, October 2 through 31, at Plyler Park and on Ocean Boo-levard! Haunted house tours, the Zombie Quarantine Zone and live music are just a few of the treats from the Oceanfront Merchants Association. Look for “Zombie Elvis” performances in Plyler Park from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. every Friday in October. In addition, the “Howl-at-the-Moon” Concert Series and “Blue Moon Beer Garden” occur from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., on October 17, 24 and 30. Stroll along Ocean Boo-levard and the Boardwalk for face painting, caricatures and pumpkin decorating! More information.
OMA Fall EventsThrough November 30 - Plyler Park, the Boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard
Come celebrate the fall season on the Boardwalk and enjoy live music, fireworks and more! The Oceanfront Merchants Association’s “Fall Events” continue through November 30 at Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk and along Ocean Boulevard! Events are for all ages and are free. Fall Fest offers a variety of activities, including concerts, performers, kids’ carnivals and more. For information, visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
Sunday November 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cyclovia. Streets in The Market Common will be shut down during these hours. bring together local business and fitness instructors all for the benefit of the local community, urging them to get active. Cyclovia is an event held in other cities, and now Myrtle Beach is taking a turn. More details from WMBF
North Myrtle Beach Events
Criuse to the Coast Sat. Oct. 10 10 AM - 3 PM Join thousands of fellow classic car enthusiasts and the Chicora Regional Car Club for a jammed-packed day of classic and antique cars and trucks. We invite you and your family to celebrate this classic event at the beach. Every year more than two hundred cars are registered. There will be trophies, prizes, awards, fun and games. There is something for everyone at the Cruise to the Coast Antique Car/Truck Show. The festivities begin at 10 am. and last until 4 pm.
Endless Summer Festival FREE FESTIVAL! Grab your beach chair and friends for a fun-filled day, Saturday, October 31st 2015 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy fabulous entertainment, lots of vendors with one of a kind specialty craft items, food vendors, and children’s area with community stage and carnival rides. The festival will be held from 10 am - 4 pm.
Howl - O - Screem North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex - Free on Oct. 31!
5 - 8 pm Goblins, ghouls and ghosts oh my! The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex transforms into a safe haven for the thrill seekers of North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Open to all ages and free to the public, the Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University's Recreation Management class converts the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex into a spooktacular site for an array of activities to include hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. Scare free and Scare Zones offer a variety of excitement levels that is sure to satisfy all.
North Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting,North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
City of North Myrtle Beach Chrismtas Parade Date: December 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach Saturday, March 12, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
28th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 12, 2016. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 a.m., followed by two stages of ;ove music and a children's area with rides and amusements from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Surfside Farmer's Market (May through October) - Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at Passive Park, located at the corner of Willow Drive North & Surfside Drive - Last day 10/20/15
Saturday, Oct. 10 10 AM - 4 PM Surfside Beach Fire Department Open House will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be fire truck rides, food, games, moon bounce house, station tours, etc. For more information
Saturday, Oct.17- Surfside Beach Family Festival 10 AM - 4 PM Surfside Drive. Food, arts & crafrs, over 140 vendors, train rides. facepainting, rock wall climbing, petting zoo and much more!
Thinking Ahead.... The19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events will be held March 3-5, 2016! The marathon itself is Saturday, March 5, 2016. For more information about this popular race weekend, which includes a full marthon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5k and a one-mile fun run, visit the Myrtle Beach Marathon website.
Can-Am Days In 2016, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 55 years of rolling out the red carpet to our neighbors from the north. The 55th Annual Canadian American Days is scheduled for March 12 through March 20, 2016. In commemoration of this milestone anniversary, a number of fun activities and events will be on tap to celebrate our wonderful Canadian and snowbird visitors. The Can-Am Days truly showcases Southern hospitality at its finest! Stay tuned for all the exciting details, and make your plans now to come and celebrate with us in 2016!
Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015
1:00 to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the Month
Second Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans! Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015. Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment. Veterans can also sign-up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library Membership. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
100+ Things To Do when you visit Myrtle Beach
Head down to Garden City Beach! Here you can walk the FREE Garden City Pier. I think this is the only pier left in the Grand Strand where you can still walk the pier without a fee. You'll find free parking at the bottom of the pier, and under it a 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. It is named Sanford D Cox, Sr. Comminity Park.
Garden City Beach Pier 1.
Garden City Beach Pier 2,
Directions: Take17 Bus. 17 south, 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 to help you find seashells Beachcombing s fun and free for your entire family, and all ages love this activity!
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach attractions. 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 Famerecognizes
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 will 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. Remember to take some bread to feed the ducks and the fish! And don't forget 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 yo 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.
Source for some of the above information: Thanks to The City of Myrtle Beach, WMBF News, The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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