By Patricia Blackstock
Everyone knows about the beach. But what else can you do for free? Take a walk, feed the ducks and take advantage of all the free events the Grand Strand has to offer!!
What's Happening RIGHT NOW? Free Events! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach:
Free Wi-Fi service in Myrtle Beach is vailable at the Base Recreation Center Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 9:00 PM. Bring your own laptop
More Free Stuff in Myrtle Beach
and North Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a Free Movie at the Base Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach. Adult and Senior Movie Schedule… Come 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.
October 24 – Trials of Cate McCall (TV14), Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte
October 31 – Still Mine (PG-13), James Cornwell
November 7 – Blended (PG-13), Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
November 14 – Draft Day (PG-13), Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner
November 21 – Noah (PG-13), Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
November 28 – NO MOVIE – RECREATION CENTER CLOSED
December 5 – God’s Not Dead (PG), Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper
December 12 – The Double (PG-13), Richard Gere, Martin Sheen
December 19 – Words and Pictures (PG-13), Clive Owens, Juliette Binoche
December 26 – NO MOVIE – RECREATION CENTER CLOSED
January 2 – The Other Woman (PG-13), Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
January 9 – Million Dollar Arm (PG), Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin
January 16 – The Fault In Our Stars (PG-13), Shailene, Woodley, Ansel Elgort
January 23 – The Signal (PG-13), Laurence Fishburne
January 30 – Mom’s Night Out (PG), Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Trace Adkins
Fright Nights With Zombies! Free Admission!
Going on now through November 1 - Friday and Saturday nights only. View my Zombie Photos
8:00 to 11:00 p.m at the Boardwalk Downtown Myrtle Beach, Haunted House tours, the Zombie Quarantine Zone and live music are just a few of the treats from the Oceanfront Merchants Association. Friday night “Zombie Elvis” performances will be in Plyler Park from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. every Friday in October. In addition, the “Howl-at-the-Moon” Concert Series and “Blue Moon Beer Garden” occur from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., Saturdays, October 18 and 25, and Friday, October 31. Stroll along Ocean Boo-levard and the Boardwalk for face painting, caricatures and pumpkin decorating! Fright Nights and Zombies
Going on through October 31 at the Bass Pro Shop in Barefoot Landing. Decorate a mini pumpkin, get a free photo, take part in a scavenger hunt, free coloring sheets, free crafts Glow in the Dark glasses.
“Nightmare in the Square”
Saturday, October 25 is an adult Halloween Party will take place at Broadway at the Beach Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. Enjoy a live music from DJ Barry in the square starting at 8pm with the costume contest later in the night. 1st place - $2,000, 2nd place - $1,000 & 3rd place - $500. Enjoy free admission to the following clubs with costume: Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Malibu's Surf Bar, Rodeo Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz & Broadway Louie's. Rain date November 1st..
Also at Broadway at the Beach: Friday, October 31 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm "Halloween Trick or Treat" Calling all ghosts and goblins! Bring the little ones to Broadway at the Beach for trick or treating in a fun and safe environment. Participating merchants will be anxiously waiting with little surprises for all those in costume.
Howl-O-Scream/ McLean Park North Myrtle Beach
Sunday October 25, a Halloween party for people of all ages, will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. Admission is free. This event includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick or treating and more.
Free at Barefoot Landing Kids' Halloween Fun Day
On Saturday, Oct. 25, dress up the kids and pets and bring them to Barefoot Landing for the Halloween Fun Day. Registration for the kids and pets costume contests begins at noon by the carousel. Kids contest starts at 1:00 pm with the pets to follow. There will be entertainment, Kids' Karaoke, free carousel rides and lots of prizes! So join us for a hauntingly good time!
Also at Barefoot Landing: Friday, October 31 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trick or Treating! Dress up the kids (and parents too if you'd like) and bring them out for safe, fun trick or treating at Barefoot Landing on Friday, October 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More Things To Do when you visit Myrtle Beach!
Head down to Garden City Beach! Here you can walk this FREE Garden City Pier. I think this is the only pier left in the Grand Strand where you 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 pieer where you can enjoy the free Childrens Park, see some lovely scenery, and even go crabbing.
Garden City Beach Pier 1.
Garden City Beach Pier 2,
Directions: Take17 Business S 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 on finding seashells Shelling is fun for your entire family, and all ages love this activity!
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach activities. 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 sections of completed 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 Fame recognizes
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 with 2013 special emphasis onHot SummerNights, all summer long.
|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'll 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! Rememberto take some bread and feed the ducks and the fish! And don'y fprget 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 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.
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