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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 many Grand Strand events!

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Calendar of Current Events!

Myrtle's Market has re-opened for the season.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Myrtle's Market has re-opened 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. For more information, call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.

Plan to spend Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market at The Market Common You'll find locally grown produce, baked goods and many hand-made items. The Market Common and the Waccamaw Market Cooperative have joined for this Farmers' Market. The hours are 10 AM ro 3 PM each Saturday now through September 24th. Market Common Events,

Chapin Memorial Library invites you to 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 willbe served, and
you may bring your own non-alcoholic beveraqge.

1:30 p.m., Friday, September 9 – Hail, Caesar!
1:30 p.m., Friday, September 23 – A Hologram for the Kin

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.

3:00 p.m., Friday, August 26 – Dear Eleanor (PG-13), Isabelle Fuhrman, Luke Wilson
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 1 – Point Break (PG-13), Edgar Ramirez, Luke Wilson
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 8 – Ride Along 2 (PG-13), Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 15 – Race (PG-13), Stephan James
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 22 – Mothers and Daughters (PG-13), Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 29 – The Young Messiah (PG-13), Adam Greaves-Neal
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 6 – Eddie the Eagle (PG-13), Hugh Jackman
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 13 – Joy (PG-13), Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 20 – The Choice (PG-13), Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 27 – The Confirmation (PG-13), Clive Owen


Hot Summer Nights Plyler Park and the Boardwalk district. Free music and events all summer on the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk's celebration of Hot Summer Nights is in full swing
Look for the following free events at Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk, in Chapin Park, Ground Zero, the old Pavilion site and along Ocean Boulevard.  All Hot Summer Nights 2016 events are sponsored by the Oceanfront Merchants Association (OMA),the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (DRC) and the city of Myrtle Beach.

Kidz Carnival on Mondays…  The Kidz Carnival, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., is the perfect time to enjoy live family performances, games, inflatables, face painters, stilt walkers, characters in costume, balloon artists and caricature artists in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Boulevard.  Trust us, the kids will love it! 

Fireworks from the Second Avenue Pier on Wednesdays…  Please join us for the big fireworks show on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. The display occurs on the Second Avenue Pier, but are visible from the beach and Boardwalk District. 

Live “Rock and Rumble” Music on Wednesdays… Every Wednesday, the Ninth Avenue North Stage hosts free, live music from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The evenings feature a vast range of music genres, including local rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, R&B and funk.

Celebrate Friday Nights… Every Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Plyler Park, 1000 Ocean Boulevard North, join the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk District and listen to a variety of upbeat concerts throughout the summer season.

Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues and Junior Club Volleyball… In June, July and August, participate in fun volleyball games oceanfront at the former Pavilion site at the volleyball courts. Questions? Contact Joe at 843-283-4225 or

Volleyball Adult Co-Ed Leagues – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
August 22, 24; Rain Dates – August 23, 25


Barefoot Landing summer activities! Bsure to check this Calendar of Events for details by date and time. What's happening at Barefoot Landing? Lots of FREE stuff. See the calendar which includes live music every night in the Lakeview Courtyard, face painting, Nick Pike every Sunday evening through August, Fireworks every Monday at 10:15 PM, and much more. Take your family for the fun events going on now at Barefoot Landing


North Myrtle Beach Recreation Ctr - Summer Events Schedule


Going on NOW - in beautiful North Myrtle Beach...
Music on Main and at the Horseshoe
Concert Series. Here's the summer schedule:.

Thursday; August 25 (Main Street) – Special Blend. Thursday, September 1; (Horseshoe) – Carolina Soul Band. Thursday, September 8; (Main Street) – Six Stylez. Thursday, September 15; (Horseshoe) – Midnight Allie. Thursday, September 22; (Main Street) –  Rick Strickland Band. Thursday, September 29; (Horseshoe) – Hip Pocket Band. Thursday, October 6; (Horseshoe) – Jim Quick & Coastline


Each Friday night 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 atart time. There will be no movie on Friday, Aug. 5 due to another event being held in the park.

August 26: Wizard Of Oz (PG)

September 1- October 31 “Shaggin’ in September” and Fall Entertainment
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District
 The inaugural “Shaggin’ in September” celebration begins September 1 and continues through October 31 in the Boardwalk Entertainment District.  Look for the following free events at Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk, at the former Pavilion site, along Ocean Boulevard and at the Ninth Avenue Stage.  All “Shaggin’ in September” and Fall Entertainment events are sponsored by the Oceanfront Merchants Association (OMA), the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (DRC) and the City of Myrtle Beach.

Starting Sat. Sept. 3: Plyler Park’s “I Love Sugar” Stage Concert Series… From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Bands entertain and perform a variety of Beach Music classics in Plyler Park. Attendees are welcome to put their shaggin’ shoes on and dance thge night away!
Saturday, September 3 – Carolina Soul Band (Beach, Motown and Soul Music)
Sunday, September 4 – Lakeside Drive Band (Beach, Classic, Country, Jazz and Rock Music)
Saturday, September 10 – The Swashtones (Beach, Country, Rock and Roll, Motown and Oldies Music)
Saturday, September 17 – Stella Rising (Variety of Southern Rock Music)
Saturday, September 24 – Sea Cruz (1960s, 1970s, Classic Rock and Carolina Beach Music)

September - Fri 9/2 and Sat. 9/3 - Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival Free Admission! Everything takes place at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conference Center (near The Market Common) located at 950 Crabtree Lane in Myrtle Beach, SC! Click here for more information.

September 17 - noon to 4 PM. Join Barefoot Landing for the 2nd Annual SeptemberFest!, Saturday, September 17th! SeptemberFest! will feature "Flavor of the Landing", a tasting event benefitting Lowcountry Food Bank and highlighting Barefoot's restaurants & eateries. Plus enjoy kids activities, sidewalk sales, live music, cars on display & much, much more!

September 24 through October 15 - Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. Check the link for entertainment schedule. and events.

September 24 and 25 Seacoast Artists Guild will be sponsoring its semi-annual arts and crafts festival at Valor Memorial Park at The Market Common on September 24 and 25th from 9:00AM until 5:00PM both days. The festival will be offering for sale, a range of handcrafted items including photography, drawings, painted arts, jewelry, pottery, stone, wood and glass crafts, produced by forty (40) talented local and area artists. The event will be held rain or shine, and the admission is FREE.

Fri. Sept. 30 and Sat. Oct. 1 Smoke on the Beach (Shriners) will be held at Broadway at the Beach. Good times, grteast food. Public welcome.

Oct. 1 Saturday The first Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival will close Carver Street to traffic from 18th Avenue North to 21st Avenue North on Oct. 1. The event is expected to bring 1,500 to 2,000 participants, and will feature a beer garden, food vendors, live entertainment and shag dancing. More information coming soon.

October 15 Saturday - Inaugural Seafood Festival 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach cohost the inaugural Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.  The festival is free to attend, and various seafood vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the event.  Look for kid-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment and a corn hole tournament! 
Jim Quick & Coastline band provides entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Tams will headline the event and perform from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Saturday Nov. 12 and Sunday Nov.13 Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Art in the Park at Valor Park, The Market Common, 1 PM to 4 PM

The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here

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)

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach where fireworks have been far.

Tuesday, August 23, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Tuesday, August 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Sunday, September 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Monday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, November 26, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, December 3, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events

Surfside Beach
Upcoming events at Surfside Beach - Surfside  Calendar!
Farmer's Market weekly at Passive Park, Surfside Beach, Sunday Serenades schedule and much more listed on the Surfside Beach events calendar.


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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.
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!
Barefoot Landing
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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