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

Have fun spending time but not spending a lot of money! Got kids or grandkids? Visit our free Public Parks. Enjoy the many Grand Strand attractions including Savannah's Playground shich 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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Free Wi-Fi service in Myrtle Base Recreation Center Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 9:00 PM. Bring your own computer!



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..


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


NEW! Barefoot Landing Spring news ! March, 2018, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Barefoot Landing announced several new merchants with plans to open in 2018, as well as a few favorites that are relocating at its North Myrtle Beach experiential retail destination ( along the Intracoastal Waterway. The new merchants joining Barefoot Landing include Blueberry’s Grill, Faux Paws, Kentucky Mist Distillery, lo-kuhl, MyCup, Pure Lure, Savannah Bee Company, Sea & Sand Jewelry, Southern Edge Knife Works, and a new Mexican dining concept from Homegrown Hospitality Group.nThe Lakeside Village area of Barefoot Landing welcomes Beach House, which relocated to this area near the carousel. All of this will add to the excitement surrounding the new Dockside area along the Intracoastal Waterway. Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is opening soon, with a restaurant, beach, ropes course and more. And, a brand new Mexican restaurant from Homegrown Hospitality Group, the owners of Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, will open there with outdoor seating to enjoy the waterway view. New specialty shops will also be joining the mix, including Kentucky Mist Distillery, offering a large selection of homemade moonshine along with other spirits, and Faux Paws, a pet boutique with pet novelties, souvenirs, treats and other items for animal lovers. Sweet Molly’s Creamery will be relocating to a brand new space in this area as well. Source: LHWH Advertising and PR
Barefoot Landiong Calendar of Events.


Every Sunday, May through September: Visit The Boathouse on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach for their summer concert series each Sunday! All shows are free and all ages (until 8 p.m.). Shows begin at 5 P.M.. The Boathouse Music Schedule


NOW through September 27th ! North Myrtle Beach Music on Main Concert Series
Delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street in beautiful North Myrtle Beach! Families are encouraged to come down after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main Street, listen to live music, shop, and dance 'til you drop. Concert Information:
Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Horseshoe: 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
All Concerts are from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Admission: FREE
Bring a Beach Chair - All Ages Welcome
Who's going to be there? Here's the Live Entertainment Schedule


NOW through Aug. 18 Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. (This is not a free event.) Enjoy art by day and magic by night at the new Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. This new festival will begin on May 24 and run Wednesday through Saturday nights until August 19. During these days, Brookgreen Gardens will close at 5 p.m. and will re-open at 6:30 p.m. The festival hours are 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets for Summer Lights are $20, $15 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are $5 off for members. Those who buy a general admission Brookgreen Gardens ticket can also get a $5 discount on a one-night ticket for Summer Lights Festival. Tickets for Summer Lights Festival must be purchased beforehand as space is limited. Summer Lights Festival. Brookgreen Gardens


June 22 - Friday at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Going on all day! Arrival of Marilyn Monroe's Dress. Come see the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress, worn when she famously sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden. (Admission charged..)


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 country to increasing success.
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday,

June 23rd & 24th – Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
October 6th & 7th – Valor Park, Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
November 3rd & 4th – Valor Park, Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
November 10th & 11th – Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC


June 28 - Full Moon Party 5 PM - 9 PM The Full Moon Party is a celebration of each month’s full moon in accordance with the Old Farmers Almanac. This family-friendly event at Chapin Memorial Park, in downtown Myrtle Beach, will feature local performances from students at Conceptual Arts, Pelicans Cheer & Dance Team, Rockstar Cheer, Studio V, SGMS & Muzik Makerz Youth Choir, NOIZ and professional acrobats who have performed all over the world. Great food will be provided by Jimmyz Hibachi and Cherry Elm.


June 30th - Conway Riverfest - Kicking off the weekend before Independence Day, this popular festival features many live entertainment acts, an artisan market, a raft race, activities plus food and games for all ages. This weekend of fun is located in downtown Conway along the banks for the majestic Waccamaw River. Come for the aesthetically-pleasing location. What you need to know about the Conway Riverfest


Going on NOW! FREE in beautiful North Myrtle Beach
July 20 – Oracle Blue Band (Jazz/Pop/Funk)
August 17 – Rocketman (Elton John Tribute)
September 21 – BullFrog Band (Classic/Modern Rock)
All happenng FREE at NMB Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow.
2018 Sounds of Summer Concert Series

July 4th Fireworks

Broadway at the Beach Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. and will be shot off over Lake Broadway. The display can be viewed from many areas around the complex, but popular locations include near each of the bridges crossing the lake.

Barefoot Landing 10 p.m. (They also have fireworks each Monday throughout the summer)

Cherry Grove Pier Cherry Grive Pier, starting at 9:30 p.m.

July 4th - Murrells Inlet - Annual Boat Parade, Wednesday, July 4th 2018 – The boat parade begins from Garden City Point at 4pm…as long as the tide cooperates. The parade goes through the inlet, past the MarshWalk and south to Morse Park Landing. July 4th Fireworks Show, Wednesday, July 4th (10pm) – Celebrate Independence Day and your Palmetto Pride with family and friends on the MarshWalk. After enjoying the Annual Boat Parade, join us on Wednesday night for the Annual Fireworks on the MarshWalk, the Grand Strand’s largest aerial fireworks show. Starting at 9 PM, the sky will fill with colors of red, white, blue and beyond for an incredible, awe-inspiring 20 minute fireworks show. Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade


Surfside Beach July and August Schedule:

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th – Sunday Serenades – 2 pm to 5 pm – Passive Park
4th – 4th of July Celebration – Wednesday – 6 pm to 10 pm– Pier
11th, 18th, 25th – Crafter’s Cove – Wednesday – 9:30 am to 11 am– under the Pier

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th – Sunday Serenades – 2 pm to 5 pm – Passive Park
1st, 8th – Crafter’s Cove – Wednesdays – 9:30 am to 11 am – under the Pier


July 6 - Friday - Downtown July Art Walk 4 PM - 8 PM Help promote a vibrant downtown by supporting local businesses. More information for Art Work Events

July 15 - Sun. - Guests of Ripley's Believe it ot Not will receive a free ice cream cone with paid admission from 11 AM ro 2 PM. This is National Ice Cream Day.


FREE Concerts - location: The Market Common. Time: 7 to 10 P.M. Vendors available for food and drinks. Bring your own beach chair. View schedule here. 
July 18 - Kid Rockk Tribute (Cowboy)
Aug. 16 Concert On The Green - Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, A1A - at Valor Park
August 31 - Sept. 2 8th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival The Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association has announced that the 8th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival will wrap up the season on August 31 - September 2. Mrk it on your calendar and watch for more details.


August 31 and Sept. 1 - The Market Common Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival This 2018 annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival will feature live music, tasty barbeque and tons of family-friendly fun. Arts and crafts vendors, businesses and a beer and wine garden. Sample wings and BBQ all weekend long. Live entertainment is planned for both days along with great BBQ sandwiches,BBQ Combos and ribs.  More information about the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival!


October 6 South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale - 2018: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall. For more information, contact: 843-918-1240 or


October 13 and 14 - Little River Shrimp Fest - A popular festival that happens annually along the Little River Waterfront, the annual October ShrimpFest takes place every Columbus Day weekend. The fall festival draws thousands of visitors and locals outside into fall weather with excellent jazz musicians and a mouth-watering shrimp cook-off.


Chapin Memorial Library Continuing Programs and Events that have a lot to offer our community. Keep an eye on their schedule!


Beach Calendar for Hot Summer Nights, down on the Boardwalk. Bookmark their calendar for 2018 events!


Surfside Beach See Event Schedule for all Surfside attractions


Chapin Memorial Library invtedsyou to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 4:00p.m. 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 non- alcoholic beverage. Call 843-918-1275 for details.


Casual 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.


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


Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events


North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events


Surfside Beach Upcoming Events in Surfside Beach
Event List


The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here


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


Various locations in Myrtle Beach, weather permitting)


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 public 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. Community 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 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 Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island Road near Huntington Beach State Park. By using the completedsections of trails and roads with Share the Road signs, you can ride or walk from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys 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 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 you'll also find Wall of Service. 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 Information 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, and North Myrtle Beach.

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