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From a Local...By Patricia Blackstock
Everyone knows about 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,
take advantage of all the free (and almost free) current events the Grand Strand area
has to offer.
Find a COMPLETE LIST of over 100 attractions HERE!
Current events snf sttractions happening RIGHT NOW Free! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach listed below:
Senior Movie Schedule - Base Recreation Center…
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.
August 7 – Still Alice (PG-13), Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin
August 14 – With This Ring (NR), Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve
August 21 – The Cobbler (PG-13), Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman
August 28 – Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (PG-13), Joel Courtney, Jake T. Austin
September 4 – Taken 3 (PG-13), Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker
September 11 – 23 Blast (PG-13), Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover
September 18 – McFarland (PG), Kevin Costner
September 25 – Black or White (PG-13), Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer
October 2 – Survivor (PG-13), Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan
October 9 – 5 Flights Up (PG-13), Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton
October 16 – Woman in Gold (PG-13), Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds
October 23 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (PG), Kevin James
Free Events Calendar
for Myrtle Beach
and North Myrtle Beach
Calendar of Current Events!
The Market Common 2015 Summer Events and Festivals
Myrtle's Market - every Wed. Fri. and Sat. This Farmers' Market ia 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
Now! Music on Main, North Myrtle Beach Journey to downtown
North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street. The
city of North Myrtle Beach is putting on its annual "Music on Main" Concert Series from
7-9 p.m. every Thursday night through Oct. 31.. Admission is free. The concerts will either be
on Main Street or at The Horseshoe (11 S. Ocean Blvd.). You can find the entire Summer
schedule HERE! Or view their Facebook page. North Myrtle Beach "Sounds of Summer"
North Myrtle Beach Concert Series informatuion is HERE.
Now - Aug. 24 Hot Summer Nights!
June through August! Bring the family and to the Boardwalk all summer through September for magical evenings in downtown Myrtle Beach. During Myrtle Beach’s Hot Summer Nights and Free Music Concerts you'll have an opportunity to listen to music and enjoy the beautiful beach views. There's somthing for everyone on the Boardwalk...Hot Summer Nights
Now - Aug. 29 Barefoot Landing Entertainment includes a new line up of local musicians, as well as some returning favorites. Nick Pike, a semi-finalist from "America's Got Talent" will return for his seventh year with a unique style of juggling, comedy and unicycling. A crowd favorite from England, Nick uses high energy music and comedy to get the whole audience involved. He will be performing every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Also returning from last year is Kids Karaoke with Larry Tanelli. Every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, kids will have a chance to showcase their talents. Stilt walkers, living statues and face painting will be on site throughout the week as well. Some new faces joining the cast of SummerFest! include acoustic musicians Justin Hoke on Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; steel drummer Tim Peterman, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Don Colton playing smooth jazz tunes on the saxophone on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturdays, The Character Company's Super Heroes will meet and greet the kids from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, Princesses from a variety of children's stories will be on hand from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. During Summerfest, families will be able to enjoy Barefoot Landing's fireworks shows on Mondays at 10:15 p.m. Barefoot Landing
Now - Broadway at the Beach Summer Nights
Now through Aug 30 at 7 PM Celebrate the sounds and sights of summer at Broadway at
Starts at 7 PM nightly
Aug. 11 and Sept. 5 - Arts & Crafts at the Boardwalk
Between 8th Ave & 9th Ave North . Featuring kids' activiies as well .More information.
Aug. 22 (Sat.) South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale Event
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Myrtle Beach Convention Cdenter Exhibit Hall
More information to come. Mark the date now!
Thinking Ahead.... The 19th 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 marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5k and a one-mile fun run, visit the Myrtle Beach Marathon website.
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 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. 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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