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!
Current Free Events in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach:
Free Wi-Fi services in Myrtle Beach are 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 for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:0 PM. Soft drinks and popcorn are available to for $1 each.
August 22 – Ride Along (PG-13), Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
August 29 – Son of God (PG-13), Dlogo Morgado, Roma Downey
September 5 – Jack Ryan (PG-13), Chris Pine, JevinCostner
September 12 – Midnight Stallion (NR), Jodelle Ferland, Kris Kristofferson
September 19 – 3 Days to Kill (PG-13), Kevin Costner
September 26 – Authors Anonymous (PG-13), Kaley Cuoco, Dylan Walsh
October 3 – Doc Holiday’s Revenge (PG-13), Tom Berenger, Eric Roberts
October 10 – The Monuments Men (PG-13), George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray
October 17 – Duck Dynasty: Duck Days of Summer (TVPG), The Robertsons
October 24 – Trials of Cate McCall (TV14), Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte
October 31 – Still Mine (PG-13), James Cornwell
Hot Summer Nights Free Concerts - Myrtle Beach
See Hot Summer Nights Schedule for all the free events! Hot Summer Nights - going on now and all summer long! Downtown Myrtle Beach at the Boardwalk
9th Annual Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival
Aug. 29 and 30
Two days of free live entertainment, family fun and a whole lot more. Located at the HGTC campus at Grand Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.
Friday, August 29
Burgers 'N' Brews (NEW for 2014) 6-8 p.m.
Wing Competition (wings available to purchase) 6-8 p.m.
'Anything But' Contest
Arts & Crafts Exhibitors
Festival Food Vendors
Beer & Wine Garden
Saturday, August 30
KCBS BBQ Championship 12-2 p.m.
'Myrtle Beach Car Club Cruise In (NEW for 2014) 12-4 p.m.
Corn Hole Competition (NEW for 2014) 12-5 p.m.
BBQ & Sauce Sampling Tent (NEW for 2014) 12-6 p.m.
Shriner's Hospital On-site Staff(FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) 12-4 p.m.
Kids Q Competition (New for 2014) 2 p.m.
Local Kids and Shriner's Hospital Patient Ambassadors Compete!
Arts & Crafts Exhibitors
Festival Food Vendors
Beer & Wine Garden
Fireworks! 9:30 p.m
ALSO...August 29 and 30 see the COOL CARS from the MYRTLE BEACH CAR CLUB
at the Beach Booggie & BBQ
Free in North Myrtle Beach! Free Summer Concerts at "Music on Main." Bring your beach chair! Check North Myrtle Beach Recreation's Facebook page for current Music on Main Concerts!
Free at Barefoot Landing Summer Fest Schedule
Free Live Summer Concerts Through Sept. 19 at the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Sports Complex
Free "Movies at McLean" North MyrtleBeach
Free Summer Concerts in North Myrtle Beach
June through September!
Music on the Green at Valor Park - The Market Common
August 28- Tracy Thompson & Denny Hess Trio
Fireworks Summer Schedule:
2nd Ave Pier 110 N. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach Fireworks Schedule
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Every Monday. "Monday Night Lights on the Marshwalk."
Shriners' Parade Sat. Sept. 20th
South Atlantic Shrine Association (SASA)
9/20 Sat. The Parade begins at 9 AM Ocean Blvd.
29th Ave. South to 12th Ave. South
View my photos
Surfside Beach has planned Free Events to celebrate the city's 50th Anniversary! "Thanks for the Memories" Friday, October 10, 2014 – 5:30pm – Old Fashioned Drive In movie to be shown at dusk Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Surfside Dr. - Oyster Roast and Jazz, Bar-B-Que and Blue grass! Music, food and a Car Show
Head down to Garden City Beach! Here you can walk this Garden City Pier for free. I think this is the only pier where you you can walk without a fee. You'll find free pearking 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 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 about looking for seashells! Shelling is fun for the entire family, and all ages love this activity!
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular things you can do. 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 sections of completed 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
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 around the 1-mi. lake, play inter-active games, and enjoy the free children's park across the bridge from the stores. Also, free carriage rides and music free every Friday night June through August 6-9 PM
|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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