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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 and
enjoy current events in the Grand Strand
Find a COMPLETE LIST of over 100 Attractions HERE!
Current events and attractions 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.
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
October 31 - Jupiter Ascending (PG 13) Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum
Free Events Calendar
for Myrtle Beach
and North Myrtle Beach
Calendar of Current Events!
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 - Aug. 31 on Thursdays 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"
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
The sounds and sights of Broadway at the Beach.
Starts at 7 PM nightly
Sept. 4 and 5 10th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival
Beach BBQ Festival September 4 and 5 The 10th annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival will feature activities for the entire family, hosted by Horry Georgetown Technical College and The Market Common. Beach BBQ Festival Information
Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and again at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. It's free to attend! More than 30 barbecue teams are signed up to compete, so come prepared to eat. The Kansas City Barbecue Society will be at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Enjoy the Myrtle Beach Car Show on Crabtree Lane, with more than 100 specialty cars, then try your hand at the cornhole competition from 12:00 to4:00 p.m., while listening to live music...
Free Music: Friday, September 4
6-7:30 p.m. – The Harvest
8-9:30 p.m. – Miracle Max and the Pet Monsters
Free Music: Saturday, September 5
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. – Pocket Fuzz
1:45 to 3:00 p.m. – Carolina Midnight
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – KCBS Awards Ceremony Announcements
6:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Paul Grimshaw Band
8:15 to 9:30 p.m. – NTranze
Sept. 5 Arts & Crafts at the Boardwalk
Between 8th Ave & 9th Ave North . Featuring kids' activiies as well .More information.
Fri. nights through Sept. 18 North Myrtle Beach Concert Series information is HERE.
Oct. 2 and 3 Oktoberfest 8th Annual Oktoberfest at The Market Common, Friday and Saturday. Fun and games for the kids, food, vendors, beer, pumpkin patch, face painting and more. October 2 from 4 PM - 9 PM; October 3 from 11 AM - 7 PM.See Myrtle Beach Beerfest for more information
Oct. 10 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon 7:00 AM, rain or shine!
5 miles of oceanfront running!
Start at Coastal Grand Mall and immediately head north on Grissom Parkway, all the way to 68th Ave N. Then turn left and towards Ocean Blvd where you will make a right turn and head south for about 6 miles of beachfront views. Get on the boardwalk with just about ½ mile left and finish right at the Pavilion in the heart of Myrtle Beach and feet away from the sand. See RunMyrtleBeach for more information.
Oct. 10 and 11 Oktoberfest October Saturday and Sunday on Ocean Blvd. in downtown Myrtle Beach.Admission is free. Live music, vendors, food, special events. More information and updates can be found here!
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.
Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015
1:00 to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the Month
Second Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans! Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015. Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment. Veterans can also sign-up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library Membership. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at email@example.com
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 a 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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