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North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach,
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Everyone loves the beach! But what else can you do besides hanging out in the waves? 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. 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.


 

 

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

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FARMERS MARKETS:

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

FIREWORKS! (Scroll to bottom of this page!)

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Going on NOW! FREE... Family friendly activities and fun for everyone
downtown on the Boardwalk

OCTOBER Barefoot Landing!

To view all the events happening now through Oct. 31 please view October at Barefoot Landing.

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OCTOBER Broadway a the Beach!

To view all the events happening now through Oct. 31 please view October at Broadway at the Beach

October 18-23 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5K (Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach Entertainment District and The Market Common. More details soon.

October 20 Barefoot Landing Assists Community in Hurricane and Flood Relief Efforts With Benefit from noon to 5 PM. Live music, inflatables, hay rides, petting zoo, and much more. Barefoot Landing Assists Community in Hurricane

October 20 and 21 - 20th in historic Georgetown. Annual Wooden Boat Show. Features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime arts and crafts, food and music! A special attractions is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two attempt to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit...and much more!

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October 21 at 7 A.M. - Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon. 13.1 miles, 5k and Doggie Dash.

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October 22 Ground Zero Fall Bonfire, Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, downtown (more information later)

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October 27 Howl - O - Scream - 5 - 8 PM - North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex transforms into a safe haven for the thrill seekers. Hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more.
Admission: Adult (15 & up) – $2; Children (5 – 14) – $1; Children 4 & Under – Free
(Price coes ot include consessions

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October 31 - Trick or Treat at the following locations:

Barefoot Landing Shops and restaurants will be open and trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. For more information about Trick or Treat, children's activities, BooFest etc. LOOK HERE!

Broadway at the Beach, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, between 21st and 29th avenues North
Go store to store collecting treats. No traffic to worry about, and mom and dad can browse the shops and restaurants along the way. Kids 10 and under in costumes eat free from 4-7 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe with paying adult..

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk 5-6 p.m. Oct. 31, Murrells Inlet, Marshwalk
Children can trick-or-treat early before the grown up fun begins Halloween on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Prizes will be awarded for best kids' costumes. All restaurants at the Inet will be open!

The Market Common 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 kids can grab candy at participating stores around The Market Common on Halloween night. Enjoy free carriage rides (5 PM - 8 PM) around the complex, plus music and entertainment in front of the movie theater. Bring your furry friends too!

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Oct. 31 - November 4 It's the 37th Annual American Heart Association Beach Ride October 31st-November 4th
American Heart Association (AHA) Annual Beach Ride.

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November 3 Myrtle Beach, 1 Mile Sprint and Music Festival, Ocean Boulevard and Plyler Park.  
Brought to you by MyrtleBeach.com, the inaugural Myrtle Mile Race is a short, fast, and fun event that is perfect for the whole family! Runners, walkers, and even pets of all skill-levels will have a blast making it through the 1-mile course while taking in the sights of the iconic Ocean Boulevard, including views of popular attractions like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Gay Dolphin, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. $25,000 BONUS FOR BREAKING 1-MILE WORLD RECORD!

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November 16 Dashing Through the Glow 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run. Join us in a festive 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run throughout the beautifully decorated NMB Park & Sports Complex. This will be your only opportunity to walk/run through this amazing holiday attraction! 7:00PM at the NMB Park & Sports Complex - North Myrtle Beach

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November 16-17 Smoke on the Beach Fundraiser for the Myrtle Beach Shrine Club, Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion. Lots of good BBQ! Judging starts at 10 A.M. Saturday. Serving the public Sat. starting at 11:00 A.M.

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November 22 THANKSGIVING DAY, November 22. The Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot starts and finishes at the beautiful Valor Park at The Market Common– FREE PARKING is available on the street, in multiple parking lots and two parking garages located on site at The Market Common– Races Begin at 8:00 AM

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Dec. 1 Sat. 5:30 P.M. North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade. The Annual Christmas Parade brings holiday joy and cheer to residents and vacationers in North Myrtle beach.

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December 4 - North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Tuesday, December 4
Time 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: McLean Park 93 Oak Drive

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December 8 Mistletoe Market at Five Point. More details coming soon

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December 8 Mistletoe Market at Five Point. More details coming soon

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December 31,Southern Times Square (New Year’s Eve Celebration), The Market Common

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
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 at Surfside Beach - 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 at the Robert H. Reed  Recreation Centerr, 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 available. For more details call: 843-918-2380.

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

Broadway at the Beach FIREWORKS!
Dates and starting times shown below.

Wednesday, October 31 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 24 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm
Monday, December 3

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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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 recreational areas are always free to explore. See the list on this link and find a public park near your vacation rental!

Walk the Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet. In my oponion, this should be at the top of your list. 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 completedsectionsof trails and roads Share the Road signs, you can ride (or even 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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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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Casual Game Time (chess and checkers) 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Monday at the Robert H. Reed  Recreation Centerr, 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 available. For more details call: 843-918-2380.

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

Broadway at the Beach FIREWORKS!
Dates and starting times shown below.

Wednesday, October 31 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 24 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm
Monday, December 3

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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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 recreational areas are always free to explore. 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 at the top of the list for 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 completedsectionsof trails and roads 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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