Current Events in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand!
Myrtle Beach Free Stuff
...and some events that are almost free
What's Happening Right Now?
From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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Instead ...Contact me with your information and I'll take it from there. :-) It's free!.
Everyone loves 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 the many free Grand Strand events!
To find a COMPLETE LISTof over 100 best things to do in Myrtle Beach, look HERE!
Here are current events and attractions happening RIGHT NOW
Free! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, listed below.
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.)
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Myrtle's Market has re-opened for the season.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street. Myrtle's Market re-opens for the season on Wednesday, April 13, with a full complement of vendors offering homegrown produce, fresh fruits and unique food items. The farmers market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Ave. and Iak Street. For more information, call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.
Senior "Friday Free" Movie Schedule
Call 843-918-2380 for current schedule
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 for $1 each.
MORE Movies! Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Friday 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. Call 843-918-1275 for details.
1:30 p.m.Friday, May 6 – Concussion
1:30 p.m., Friday, May 20 – Daddy's Home
1:30 p.m., Friday, June 3 – The Big Short
1:30 p.m., Friday, June 24 – Point Break
Senior Bingo at Canty Recreation Center 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday, now through April 26 Mary C. Canty Recreation Center. Come have fun and win a prize during Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday. Participants are asked to bring a $1 gift for the prize table. The Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, formerly Canal Street Recreation Center, is located at 971 Canal Street. Call 843-918-1465 for more information.
May 7 (Sat.) Horry County JR ROTC Drill Meet, 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7, A competition among local high school ROTC drill teams, at the Pelicans’ stadium. Free,
North Myrtle Beach Recreation Ctr - Summer Events Schedule
May 7 Sat. (North Myrtle Beach) 11th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival North Myrtle Beach. Details are here.
Taking place throughout May 2016 Military Appreciation Days:
Saturday, May 7 Horry County JR ROTC Drill Meet, 9:00 a.m.,A competition among local high school ROTC drill teams, at the Pelicans’ stadium. Free
May 13 - May 22 Myrtle Beach Spring Harley Bike Rally! Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Starting May 19 - North Myrtle Beach -
Music on Main Concert Series. Here's the summer schedule:.
May 21 - Saturday The Spring Shrine Parade! Line up will be on 8th Avenue North between Ocean Blvd. & Kings Hwy. The parade will line up at 10:00 a.m. and step off at 11:00 a.m. It will then proceed from 8th Ave. North to 16th Ave. North. Free. Come early as the sidewlaks get crowded.
May 28 - Saturday - Military Appreciation Days Parade
After much consideration, the committee agreed that the 2016 parade will be held Saturday, May 28, along Howard Avenue at The Market Common. Military Appreciation events during the 2016 Memorial Day weekend will be held in and around Grand Park. The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m., followed by the family picnic, Grand Marshal and other events from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. The Omar Chefs Shriners will provide the picnic fare, while the Andrew Thielen Big Band will entertain with live music. Parade entries are being accepted now. More information coming soon. For details, an entry form and a map of the 2016 parade route, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/paradeforms.pdf
Friday through Sunday, June 3, 4, and 5 Sun Fun is returning to downtown Myrtle Beach! Performances will include the Swinging Medallions, Too Much Sylvia, The Entertainers, The Legendary Motown Revue, The Swashtones, The Castaways. Free shag lessons and games for kids, a parade, the Sun Fun jail, and the shag contest and more. More information on Sun Fun coming soon! (This event will be in conjunction with the Native Sons Salt Games - more information HERE.)
Sat. June 4 The Farmers Market at The Market Common opens. (See this amd other Market Common Events, all listed below.)
Each Friday night, June 3rd through August 26th, Friday complimentary movies at Valor Park in The Market Common! The Market Common will offer free movies beginning at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and the whole family for Movies Under The Stars! PLEASE NOTE: The start time is DUSK and may vary from the 9 pm start time. There will be no movie on Friday, Aug. 5 due to another event being held in the park.
June 3: An American Tail (G)
June 10: Tangled (PG)
June 17: Jurassic World (PG-13)
June 24: Matilda (PG)
July 1: The Goonies (PG)
July 8: Jaws (PG-13)
July 15: Minions (PG)
July 22: Mary Poppins (G)
July 29: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)
August 12: Inside Out (PG)
August 19: Wall-E (G)
August 26: Wizard Of Oz (PG)
Now throug May 26th Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild 19th Annual Juried Exhibition. Diverse display of oils, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and more. More than $2,500 in prize money is awarded! Art museum gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. The art museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard.
Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5th: The Native Sons Salt Games is a two day beach festival showcasing local talent and what life in Myrtle Beach is all about! Hang out in one of our covered chill areas with an ice-cold beverage or check out the 15 different competitions spanning from the beach to the old Pavilion site! The event will also include live entertainment, music, food, beer, games and much more! Free to attend! paddlebosrd races, Ben & Jerry;s Kids Run, Peaches Corner Hot Dog Eating Contest, Crossfit Summer Challenge, Yoga on the Boardwalk, Lifeguard Games and much more. See the Native Sons Sat Games for more information.
Starting June 7th - Complimentary carriage rides Tuesday nights from 6pm-9pm, with pick up and drop off in front of Dolce Lusso Salon. Free carriage rides available on the following dates:
June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16.
Starting Thursday June 16th from 7pm until 10pm. Free Concerts on the Green at The Market Common will feature “KISS Army” - A KISS Tribute Band! Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase
Saturday August 20 - South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale will fill the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Entering its 27th year, sale hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., so come prepared to bargain-hunt. Admission is free, while parking at the Convention Center is $5 per car. Mark your calendar now.
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, Oct. 8 and 8, Nov. 4 and 6. Art in the Park at Chapin Park 1PM to 4 PM
Saturday Nov. 12 and 13 Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Art in the Park at Valor Park, The Market Common, 1 PMto 4 PM
The Market Common
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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 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. 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 your find seashells seashells Beachcombing is 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.
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 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 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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