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Everyone loves the beach! But what else can you do besides visiting the beach every day? Here's a calendar of current eventsw, happenings, events and festivals. Also, while you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach, you may want to visit our Public Parks.

Have fun spending time in the Grand Strand without spending a lot of money! Visit Public Parks. Enjoy many Grand Strand events and attractions including Savannah's Playground which is located in the Market Common. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannah's Playground.

To find a list of: The Best of Myrtle Beach 2017 click HERE!

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

For Current Free Movie Schedule please scroll to the bottom of this page..

FARMERS' MARKETS:

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

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February 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is set to host the 17th Annual KidzTime Festival on Saturday. This is a family friendly event open to the public, featuring FREE admission. This year’s festival will take place in parking lot 15, near the Guest Services Center and behind Pavilion Park Central on the 21st Avenue North side of the property. More than 40 vendors will be participating. They will be located inside and outside of a large, heated, circus-style tent. A variety of kid-friendly games, interactive activities, performances, mascot appearances, character appearances and giveaways will be handed out by vendors. These include, but are not limited to, face painting, stilt walking balloon artists, bounce houses, trackless train rides, sparkly nail painting, a fire engine on display, spin-to-win wheels, bookmark making and more. Live performances, prize giveaways and demonstrations will be featured throughout the duration of the festival on the stage set up inside the tent. WBTW morning anchor Matt Gittins will emcee this year's event. BroadwayAtTheBeach.com or by calling 800-386-4662.

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March 1 - 3, 2018 First Robotics Palmetto Competition at the Myrtle Beach convention Center. Free admission and parking. See First Robotics Competition for information.

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March 3, 2018
The Myrtle Beach Marathon is an annual tradition (
this is the 23rd year) that attracts thousands of people from all over the country. The course is described as fast, flat and absolutely beautiful. The 21st running of the Myrtle Beach Marathon includes: the Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, 5K and more.

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Tuesday, March 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Barefoot Landing will host its first BFF Shop & Stroll Around the Landing. The promotion will be a re-occurring event to be held the first Tuesday of the month in March, April, and May and then again in September, October, November, and December. Visitors are encouraged to bring a friend or group of friends to stroll and enjoy sales, specials and in-store promotions from merchants. For more information about the BFF Shop & Stroll around Barefoot Landing. Visit www.bflanding.com, or call 843-272-8349

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March 10, 2018 - 10 AM - 2 PM at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium. This is the 3rd Annual Open House. Vendors, Entertainment, and Informative Workshops. And it's free to the public. Fir moree information call: 843-918-2355
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March 15 - 17, 2018 - Pee Dee Street Rodders Run to the sun car and truck show. Located on the former Myrtle Beach Square Mall site. Find detailed information on the Pee Dee Street Rodders website

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March 17, 2018 atarting at 9 A.M..
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
The 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main St.
This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 people to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. Following the parade is the St. Patrick’s Day Festival with three stages of live music and a children's area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food specialities and treats will be on display from approximately 150 vendors.

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March 17 - Saturday 11 A.M - 7 P.M. The annual Irish Fest is hosted by Festival Promotions. The Irish Fest at The Market Common is now an annual tradition in Myrtle Beach. Tis is a fun family event with something for everyone: Great Beer / Irish Food / Live Entertainment / Vendors/ Kids'activities including face painting, inflatables and much more!
Live Entertainment
11:00-11:30 – MIKE O’DONNELL
11:30-2:30 – THE PAUL GRIMSHAW BAND
2:30-3:30 – MIKE O’DONNELL
3:30-6:30- THE JEBB MAC BAND
3:30-5:30- CONWAY CELTIC PIPERS (STROLLING)
For more informatiom, mail Mike Shank at mike@festivalpromos.com or visit www.festivalpromos.com

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April 7 and 8 (Sat. and Sun.) Art in the Park at The Market Common. Art in the Park is the area’s premier outdoor art show and sale, hosted by the Grand Strand’s oldest operating arts and crafts organization, the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild (est. 1969). From 1972 to now, WACG, Art in the Park has hosted artists, working in a range of mediums, from all over the counrty to increasing success.  There will be over 60 artists from the East Coast and as far away as Tennessee with about 20 of those artists from our local area.  Includes: Paintings, Weeowork, Photography, Jewelry, Fabric, Glass, Metal, Pottery and Stone.

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April 16 - 21 The Market Common presents the 13th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF) At Stone Theater. Many have stated that the MBIFF has the best film line up in the World. And we like to believe that to be true. Sporting a panal of 7 judges from all walks of life. Tthis is kind of a trademerk for MBIFF. While many festivals have only filmmakers on theis panel, we have a very occupational diverse panel, which we believe is the reason that we continually are told; "You have the best film line up" Bottom line, if the film is great, it gets in.

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April 20 - April 22 (Friday - Sunday) 2018
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival Fri. 6 - 9 PM; Sat. 11 -7. Truck Festival Or view their Facebook page here. More information coming soon.

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April 21st, 11 AM – 4 PM Saturday - Taste of The Market Common. Buy $1 Food Tickets in front of the Grand 14 Cinema or by King Street Grille, then visit the Restaurants throughout The Market Common. Come stroll from restaurant to restaurant, sample delectable selections, and enjoy all of the festivities at Taste of The Market Common on Saturday, April 21st, from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Our eateries will serve an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts from outside their doors.  Buy your $1 food tickets in front of Grand 14 Cinema or by King Street Grille and set off to experience as many of their offerings as you would like. Tasting samples will be priced at $1. to $5. per tickets.

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April 21 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. - The Market Common celebrates its 10rh Anniversary! A fun day of festivities will be planned to commemorate The Market Common’s first decade.

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May 11 - 20, 2018
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally
Spring bike week will feature bike shows, vendors, tours and more around the Grand Strand. Also enjoy cruising to Charleston or up to Wilmington, N.C. Harley Davidson locations are hot-spots throghout the week. See detailed infomation plus where to stay by clicking the link above.

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May 26 - Military Appreciation Dat Parade.
The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, and is a highlight of Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation events during May.
According to information on the city’s Facebook page, Deshauna Barber, a U.S. Army Reserve Captain and the 2016 Miss USA, will lead the May 26, 2018 parade down Farrow Parkway. “Committee members look for a celebrity with a military background, and Captain Deshauna Barber is a vibrant and charismatic choice,” Mark Kruea, Myrtle Beach’s public information officer, said in a statement. “Not only does she serve a logistics commander in the United States Army Reserve, Barber is the first active military member to win the Miss USA title.” Source: WMBF News More information coming soon on other events happening.

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Chapin Memorial Library Programs and Event that have a lot to offer our community. Keepan eye on their schedule!

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Beach Calendar for Hot Summer Nights, down on the Boardwalk. Keep an eye on the calendar for 2018 events!

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Surfside Beach See Event Schedule for all Surfside Beach listings.

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MOVIES! MOVIES! FREE MOVIES!

Base Recreation Center, Senior Movie Schedule Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1. each.  800 Gabreski Lane.  soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

3:00 p.m., Friday, January, 26, 2018 – Me Before You (PG-13), Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin

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More Movies! Chapin Memorial Library ivites you to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room, Participants must be 18 years of age, or older. Children must be accompanied by adults. Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Call 843-918-1275 for more iformation and a schedule.

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Casual Plsy Game Time (Chess and Checkers) 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Monday Base Recreation Center, 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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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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Barefoot Landing Activities! Be sure to check their Calendar of Events.

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North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events

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Surfside Beach Upcoming events, Surfside Beach
Beach..
Event List

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The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here

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Look here for 100+ Best Things To Do when you visit Myrtle Beach

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Fireworks!
Various locations in Myrtle Beach, weather permitting)

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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 at Garden City Beach, don't miss the smaller puclic 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. 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   Looking for that special seashell? Beachcombing is free and fun for your entire family, and all ages love this activity!

Public Parks and recreation areas aree always free. See the list on this link and find a public park near your vacation rental!

Walk the Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet. In mu 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 Myrrells 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 completed sections of trails and roads with Share the Road signs, you can ride or walk from Mrrells Inlet to Paleys Island. Map of Bike the Neck. Another suggestion for biking is the Pawleys Island Loop

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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 on the beach for 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 will also find the Wall of Serivce. Free!
Barefoot Landing
27-acre lake. There's also a FREE AREA on the bridge that 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. And don't forget the FREE FIREWORKS, May through December!
The Market Common
Walk around the 1-mi. lake, play inter-active games, enjoy the free children's park as well as nearby Savannah's Playground. All free.
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.

Source for some of the above information: Thanks to the city of Myrtle Beach, WMBF News, The Sun News, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

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