From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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Everyone loves the beach, but what else can you do for free or almost free in Myrtle Beach? Spend some time at our area Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach and enjoy many Grand Strand events! Savannah's Playground is now open in The Market Common. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannaah's Playground.
To find a COMPLETE LISTof over 100 best things to do in Myrtle Beach, look HERE!
Here are current events, festivals and happenings in Myrtle Beach RIGHT NOW
Free! Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle B each and the Grand Strand Events are listed velow.
Free Wi-Fi service in Myrtle Beach is available at the Base Recreation Center Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 9:00 PM. (Bring your own laptop.)
Free Event Calendar For Myrtle Beach
And North Myrtle Beach
Calendar of Current Events!
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For Free Movie Schedule, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Barefoot Landing activities!Be sure to chack this Calendar of Events for details by date and time.
North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events
Now through Dec 30th - North Myrtle Beach Great Christmas Show (this is not a free event) Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 14 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. Visit Santa's Villige and more
December on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk The Boardwalk is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach attractions. Free to walk, and free music and entertainment all summer. (Parking is not free.) Boardwalk's “Holidays on the Boardwalk” events continue through Sunday, December 31. The series of family-friendly events feature entertainment, an outdoor movie, Santa and Mrs. Claus, camel rides, polar express train rides, inflatables, games for the kids, a scavenger hunt and more! All evening events, except the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl, will be held on the Boardwalk at Ninth Avenue North. For more information, click the link above
12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10… SkyWheel Third Annual Winter Wonderland
6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10… Christmas Movie: Jingle All the Way
5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18… Family Scavenger Hunt (with prizes)
6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18… Community Candlelight Caroling
8:00 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, December 31… New Year's Eve Bar Crawl
Dec. 8,15, and 18 Brookgreen Gardens "Nights of a Thousand Candles" (not a free event) See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 - 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.
Dec. 9-10 Plaza City Market – Holiday Edition Friday and Saturday, December 9-10 Nance Plaza and Ninth Avenue North. Everyone’s invited to the first-ever Holiday Edition of the Plaza City Market from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 9, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10. The family-friendly event will be fun for all. Friday evening features a “food truck rodeo” for a special dinner event. Sample the wares from different food truck vendors. On Saturday, the Plaza City Market features local vendors offering unique gifts, food trucks, live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus!
Dec. 10. Surfside Beach Christmas Parade zt 2 P.M.
Dec. 10. Saturday Arbor Day Celebration at Thanks to a $5,000 grant from CSX Railroad’s “Beyond the Railroad” program, staff will give away 400 trees, including oaks, maples and redbuds, to city residents and city businesses. Myrtle's Market Specialty vendors will also be on hand, offering a variety of fruits, local honey, desserts, flowers, sweet treats, holiday decorations, candles and handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing. The Holiday Market Event features a Magic Show for kids at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10. Keep current with their Facebook page!
Dec. 11. 13th Annual Christmas Towne. Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Dec. 12 and Dec. 17 "Breakfast with Santa" at The Market Common.
Dec. 31. A Southern "Times Square" - The Market Common
Dec. 31. Broadway at the Beach! New Years Eve Celebrations and Fireworks
New Year's Eve Fireworks:
Where to see the fireworks on New Year's Eve!
The Market Common, Dec 31 Saturday 6:00 pm
Barefoot Landing, Dec 31 Saturday 8:00 pm
Broadway at the Beach, Dec 31 Saturday
2nd Avenue Pier Dec 31 Saturday 10:00 pm
The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here
Free Movie Schedule at the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Base Recreation Center. Soft drinks and popcorn are available to movie attendees for $1 each.
December 9- Captain America: Civil War (PG-13), Chris Evans, Robert Downey
December 16- Now You See Me Two (PG-13), Jesse Eisenberg, Woody, Harrelson
December 23- Love and Friendship (PG), Kate Beckinsale
December 30- Finding Altamira (NR), Antonio Banderas
January 6- God’s Not Dead Two (PG), Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe
January 13- Mother’s Day (PG-13), Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts
January 20- Genius (PG-13), Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman
January 27- Equals (PG-13), Kristen Stewart
Free Movie Schedule for Chapin Memorial Library Join the cinematic fun from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the first floor meeting room Participants must be 18 years of age, or older. Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own non alcoholic beverage.
1:30 p.m., Friday, December 9 Star Trek Beyond
1:30 p.m., Friday, December 16 Hell or High Water
1:30 p.m., Friday, December 23 Alice Through the Looking Glass
1:30 p.m., Friday, December 30 The Jungle Book (2016)
Myrtle Beach Area Fireworks
2nd Ave. Pier, 2016. Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing, 2016 Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach, 2016 Fireworks Scheduleorks! Throughout the Year (scheduled so far)
Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events
Surfside Beach Upcoming events in Surfside Beach - Surfside Beach Calendar!
Farmer's Market weekly at Passive Park, Surfside Beach, Sunday Serenades schedule and much more listed on the Surfside Beach Events Calendar.
March 20, 2017 - Registration is underway for the 20th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 2-4, 2017! The marathon itself is Saturday, March 4, 2017. 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 Myrtle Beach Marathon's web page.
Look here for100+ 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 iun 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. Commuinity 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 is fun and free 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 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.
Seethe website for schedules.
|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 arts
. 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 around 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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