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Everyone loves the beach! But what else can you do besides hanging out at the beach every day? Here's a calendar of current events, happenings and festivals. Also, while you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach, you may want to visit some of our Public Parks. They are all free.

Have fun spending time, but not spending a lot of money! Got kids or grandkids? Visit our free Public Parks. Enjoy the many Grand Strand attractions including Savannah's Playground which is located in the Market Common . Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannah's Playground

To find a list of The Best of Myrtle Beach 2017 click HERE!

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2018 Free Event Calendar for Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Calendar of Current Events

For Current Free Movie Schedule please scroll to the bottom of this page..

FARMERS' MARKETS:

Find all the local Farmers' Markets on this one convenient page. 8 listings from Little River, down south to Georgetown!

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Barefoot Landing FIREWORKS! Fireworks shows are slated for Labor Day weekend (10 p.m. Sept. 1), Thanksgiving weekend (7 p.m. Nov. 17), and New Year’s Eve (7 p.m. Dec. 31). 

NEW! Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach's waterway center It's SummerFest time! Featuring a wide variety of specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment, presents SummerFest! June 1 through Sept. 1. This year's summer-long event showcases a new musical experience, Dockside Live!, featuring live bands and musicians, as well as several returning favorites from years past. Guests will enjoy live entertainment in various locations throughout the center every night, beginning at 7 p.m. In Lakeside Village, near the carousel, everyone's favorite comedic entertainer, returning for his tenth year at Barefoot Landing, Nick Pike. Nick was a semi-finalist from "America's Got Talent" and recently appeared on Steve Harvey's "Showtime at the Apollo." He'll perform Sunday through Thursday nights with juggling, riding his unicycle and spinning a joke or two to keep the whole family in stitches. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights will feature Tropical Jammers steel drum father and son team, John and Tony Mastroberti and Sunday, Monday and Thursday brings jazz saxophonist, Don Colton. A balloon-tying stilt walker performing exclusively at Barefoot Landing can be seen strolling the complex every Sunday through Friday evening. The newest feature to SummerFest!, Dockside Live! will offer live music seven nights a week from 7 to 10 p.m. in Dockside Village. Everything from duos to full bands and music genres of all types will be heard and guests can enjoy toe-tapping tunes and soothing sounds. During SummerFest! There will be fireworks spectaculars every Monday night over the lake at 10 p.m. Barefoot Landing

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Broadway at the Beach FIREWORKS!
Dates and starting times shown below.
Tuesday, August 21 at 10 pm
Tuesday, August 28 at 10 pm
Sunday, September 2 at 10 pm
Wednesday, October 31 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 24 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm
Monday, December 3

NEW! Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach will feature Summer Nights June 1 through September 2. This free, nightly entertainment series offers live musical performances, street performers, character appearances and other live entertainment at various locations within Broadway at the Beach. Mr. Nigel is returning for his fifth year, with his energetic dance party in Center Court near Broadway at the Beach's Guest Service Center. Mr. Nigel will perform Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Also taking place in Center Court, the kids will enjoy free face painting every Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and character appearances courtesy of The Character Company on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Along The Avenue, guests will be wowed nightly by costumed stiltwalkers and fire dancers from Over the Moon Productions. Plus, on the Heroes Harbor stage near Margaritaville, Next Level Showcase Productions will feature a variety of young singers performing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ripley's Ruckus will stroll the complex on Tuesday and Friday evenings starting at 7 p.m. and spontaneous "pop-up" musical and dancing performances will also take place at various times throughout the summer. Broadway at the Beach's weekly fireworks extravaganzas ar4e also set to return at =10 p.m. every Tuesday night, June 5 through August 28, and every Friday night, June 22 through August 17. In addition, two special shows will be featured July 4 and September 2, both at 10 p.m. All fireworks are sponsored exclusively by Helicopter Adventure. Broadway at the Beach

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Every Sunday, May through September: Visit The Boathouse on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach for their summer concert series each Sunday! All shows are free and all ages (until 8 p.m.). Shows begin at 5 PM. The Boathouse Music Schedule

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Going on NOW Brookgreen Gardens Cool Summer Evenings - Brookgreen Gardens. (Concerts are free with Brookgtreen tickets - pay at entrance.) The 2018 season will take place each Sunday evening until August 19. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Beverages and light refreshments are available for purchase. No coolers! Here is the Entertinment lineup

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Going on NOW “Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Bonanza,” a free-to-attend event that features foodtrucks, kids’ activities, live entertainment and more, is set for 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday evening, July 4-August 30.
The event takes place at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, located at 812 North Ocean Boulevard. This family summer event offers different schedules each evening to ensure no two event nights are the same! For more information and an event schedule, visit Boardwalk Bonanza

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Going on NOW through September 27th ! North Myrtle Beach Music on Main Concert Series
Delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street in beautiful North Myrtle Beach! Families are encouraged to come down after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main Street, listen to live music, shop, and dance 'til you drop. Concert Information:

Main Street: 202 Main St. in beautiful North Myrtle Beach

Horseshoe: 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach

All Concerts are from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Admission: FREE
Bring a Beach Chair - All Ages Welcome
Who's going to be there? Here's the Live Entertainment Schedule

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Going on NOW through Aug. 18 Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. (This is not a free event.) Enjoy art by day and magic by night at the new Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. This new festival will begin on May 24 and run Wednesday through Saturday nights until August 19. During these days, Brookgreen Gardens will close at 5 p.m. and will re-open at 6:30 p.m. The festival hours are 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets for Summer Lights are $20, $15 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are $5 off for members. Those who purchase a general admission Brookgreen Gardens ticket can also get a $5 discount on a one-night ticket for Summer Lights Festival.Ticketwsw for Summer Lights Festival must be purchased in advance, as space is limited. Summer Lights Festival. Brookgreen Gardens

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Going on NOW! Wednesdays and Thursdays - Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WPDE) — The City of Myrtle Beach will start offering free entertainment on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Organizers are calling it the "Boardwalk Bonanza" at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place.Wednesday nights will forus on fitness, food trucks and fireworks. Thursdays will offer a talent competition. Leaders say it's a way to make the Pavilion property family-friendly for locals and visitors. "The idea of this event is to bring as many new people that maybe come to Myrtle Beach but don't visit the boardwalk area. We wanted to bring them down to the boardwalk area and show them all the exciting things that we have to offer," said Chairman of the Ocean Walk Task Force, Larry Bond.

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Going on NOW! Sounds of Summer Concerts Free in beautiful North Myrtle Beach...
August 17 – Rocketman (Elton John Tribute)
September 21 – BullFrog Band (Classic/Modern Rock)
All happenng FREE at NMB Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow.

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Going on NOW! FREE... Each Monday - Saturday night through Sept. 4: Family friendly activities and live entertainment, downtown on the Boardwalk

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Surfside Beach August Schedule (below)

AUGUST
19th, 26th – Sunday Serenades – 2 pm to 5 pm – Passive Park

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August 27 World Amateur Handicaps Golf Championships The largest amateur golf tournament in the world draws thousands of golfers from all over the globe to the Grand Strand every year. The 34th Annual event will see players of all skill levels aged 17-and-up complete 72 holes of stroke play competition beginning on August 27, with the winners in each flight going an extra 18 to see who will be crowned World Champion. In addition to the golf, World Am is also a week full of live music and entertainment, random prize drawings, and the ever-popular 19th Hole, which features vendors, interactive contests, and plenty of food and drinks. http://myrtlebeachworldamateur.com/

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August 31 - Sept. 2 8th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival The Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association has announced that the 8th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival will wrap up the season on August 31 - September 2. Mark it on your calendar now!

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August 31 and Sept. 1 - The Market Common Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival This 2018 annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival will feature live music, tasty barbeque and tons of family-friendly fun. Arts and crafts vendors, businesses and a beer and wine garden. Sample wings and BBQ all weekend long. Live entertainment is planned for both days along with great BBQ sandwiches, BBQ Combos and ribs.  More information about the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival!

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Sept 7 - Sept. 9 The Waves of Praise Gospel Festival is coming to the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Friday through Sunday, September 7-9. The three-day festival features local, regional and national gospel groups and performers. Admission is free! The event is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Friday’s activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and include choirs and quartets in a gospel music showcase. Saturday’s live performances are from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. and include major national names in gospel music. Sunday’s event starts at 7:00 a.m. and features local pastors and choirs in a worship service. Vendors will be on site for food and souvenirs. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Visit The Waves of Praise for more information.

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Sept 9 - Paint with a Hero 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 9, Painting with a Twist, 850 Jason Boulevard #B, Myrtle Beach’s Fire and Police Departments team up with Horry County’s Fire and Police Departments for “Paint with a Her,” a free event from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, at Painting with a Twist. The art studio is located at 850 Jason Boulevard #B.Children in kindergarten through fourth grades will have fun painting alongside our community’s first responders. Space is limited, so register your child today! 843-808-9236

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Sept. 16 and 17 - Shagging in North Myrtle Beach! On the first Sunday & only Monday of the Fall Migration everyone meets in the Street for two of the biggest block parties you have ever seen, Fun Sunday & Fun Monday. On Fun Sunday the party is in the street beside the OD Arcade. Some of the best names in beach & shag music will help you rock the day away with a few thousand of your closest friends. Don't worry if you can't get enough fun in one day, because on Monday we are gonna' do it all again. For Fun Monday we will pack Main Street from OD to Hillside with every smooth dancing fun lovin' friend that we can find. Learn more about the SOS Fall Migration

Sept. 22 - Bacon & Brews - 12 P.M to 6 P.M. only. Located at the Pavilion Place, 9th Ave. N. Admission to the event is FREE. Enjoy live music, taste the best bacon-inspired dishes around with food and drinks available for purchase. Fun for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased for VIP pass and Craft BeerTasting Advance. Learn more about Bacon and Brews

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Sept. 28 - 30 - Third Annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival The 3rd Annual 2018 Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival will be held on the historic Carver Street, home of the famous "Charlie's Place"! The event will take place September 28th-September 30th! Times and the artist lineup will be posted soon, stay tuned! One performer we know about already! Soda City Brass Band! They will be featured at the 3-day live jazz, soul and R&B

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September 29 - North Myrtle Beach, 15th Annual Irish Italian International Festival The free Irish Italian International Festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & crafe vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme.

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Art in the Park is the area’s premier outdoor art show and sale, hosted by the Grand Strand’s oldest operating arts and crafts organization, the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild (est. 1969). From 1972 to now, WACG, Art in the Park has hosted artists, working in a range of mediums, from all over the country to increasing success.
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday

April 7th & 8th – Valor Park, Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
April 14th & 15th – Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
June 23rd & 24th – Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
October 6th & 7th – Valor Park, Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
November 3rd & 4th – Valor Park, Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
November 10th & 11th – Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

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October 5, 6, and 7 - Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach. Free to attend! Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival is a destination event that will celebrate the multitude of local seafood restaurants and eateries along the Grnd Strand. The festival is expanded to three days in 2018, and will run Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, located between 8th and 9th Avenues North, downtown Myrtle Beach.

Live Performance Schedule

Friday, October 5
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The Fantastic Shakers

Saturday, October 6
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Embers, featuring Craig Woolard
2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The Castaways
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Catalinas

Sunday, October 7
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The Entertainers
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
im Quick & Coastline

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October 6 South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale - 2018: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall. This event has beome so popular that this year there will be a 2nd location - the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. For more information, contact: 843-918-1240 or rharrell@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

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October 13 and 14 - Little River Shrimp Fest - A popular festival that happens annually along the Little River Waterfront, the annual October ShrimpFest takes place every Columbus Day weekend. The fall festival draws thousands of visitors and locals outside into fall weather with excellent jazz musicians and even a mouth-watering shrimp cook-off.

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Chapin Memorial Library Continuing Programs and Events that have a lot to offer our community. Keep an eye on their schedule.

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Beach Calendar for Hot Smmer Nights dow on the Boardwalk. Bookmark their calendar for 2018 events!

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Surfside Beachh

OCTOBER
6th – Surfside Beach Family Festival – Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm – Surfside Dr.
19th – Senior Fair – Friday – 10 am to 2 pm – Fire Department
27th – Halloween Car Show – Saturday – 10 am to 3 pm – Pier
NOVEMBER
11th – Veterans Day Service – Sunday – 2 pm – Veterans Memorial
22nd – Turkey Trot –Thursday - 8 am – Pier Parking lot
29th – Christmas Tree Lighting – Thursday – 7 pm – Town Hall
DECEMBER
8th – Christmas Parade – Saturday – 2 pm – Ocean Blvd.
15th   – Breakfast with Santa – Saturday – 9 am to 10:30 am – Golden Egg

Farmers Market - Tuesdays 10 am to 3 pm—Passive Park—May thru October
For more information contact Debbie Ellis (843) 650-9548 or
dellis@surfsidebeach.org

See Event Schedule for all Surfside Beach events and attrations

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Casual Game Time (chess and checkers) 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Monday Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane Do you like to play strategic games?  Join us for a casual game of chess or checkers at the Base Recreation Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Monday. It's free and fun! Bring a partner and play with deluxe Staunton-style chess pieces. Free coffee is availoable, For more details call: 843-918-2380.

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Myrtle Beach Area Fireworks
Fireworks! Throughout the year
Various locations in Myrtle Beach (weather permitting)
Sunday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

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Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events

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North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events

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Surfside Beach Upcoming Events in Surfside Beach
Beach..
Event List

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The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here

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Look here for 100+ Things To Do when you visit Myrtle Beach

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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 as well.

While you're in Garden City, don't miss the smaller public pier where you can enjoy the free Children's Park, view some lovely scenery, and even go crabbing. It is named Sanford D Cox, Sr. Community 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   Looking for that special seashell? Beachcombing is free and fun for your entire family, and all ages love this activity!

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 Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island Road near Huntington Beach State Park. By using the completedsections of trails and roads with Share the Road signs, you can ride or walk from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island. Map of Bike the Neck. Another suggestion for biking is the Pawleys Island Loop

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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 beah and boardwalk for 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 Wall of Service. Free!
Barefoot Landing
27-acre lake. There's also a FREE AREA on the bridge that leads to Alligator Adventure.
Free fireworks and other seasonal free events
Broadway at the Beach. Go to the Information Center and ask for a map. And don't forget the FREE FIREWORKS, May through December
The Market Common
Walk around the 1-mi. lake, play inter-active games, enjoy the free children's park as well as nearby Savannah's Playground. All free.
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.

Source for some of the above information: Thanks to the city of Myrtle Beach, WMBF News, The Sun News, and North Myrtle Beach.

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