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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!!

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.

            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   

Sat. Nov. 22 6:00 PM Holiday Tree Lighting at Broadway at the Beach 6 PM Nov 22, Broadway at the Beach's lighting of the Christmas Tree will welcome the 2014 holiday season. The complex has a full line-up of entertaining performances from the Palace Theatre during the event. A fireworks extravaganza is planned.

Sat. Nov. 22 at 1:00 PM 2014 Jingle Bell Walk/Run
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Broadway at the Beach, Celebrity Circle Learn more

Thurs. Nov 27 Grand Strand Turkey Trot 8 AM at the Market Common
A fun 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

Friday, Nov. 28 The Market Common Tree Lighting and More
10 AM Holiday Street Bazaarr on Howard Ave.
2 PM live music in gazabos, face paint for children
4 PM see mascots from Medieval Times, Nacho Hippo, Piggly Wiggly and more.
6 PM - Lighting of the Christm as tree, dancers, singers, Ed Piotrowski (WPDE) and Santa

Saturday, December 6th at 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

18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon - February 14, 2015
The marathon will be 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.

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 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
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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