From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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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 Grand Strand Current Events.
To find a COMPLETE LIST of over 100 Attractions and Best Things to do, look HERE!
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)
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.
December 4 – Big Game (PG-13), Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila
December 11 – Little Boy (PG-13), Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson
December 18 – Love and Mercy (PG-13), Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack
December 25 – Base Recreation Center Closed
January 1 – Base Recreation Center Closed
January 8 – Aloha (PG-13), Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams
January 15 – I'll See You in My Dreams (PG-13), Blythe Danner, Martin Starr
January 22 – The Age of Adaline (PG-13), Blake Lively, Harrison Ford
January 29 – Hot Pursuit (PG-13), Reese Witherspoon, Sophia Vergara
Free Events Calendar
for Myrtle Beach
and North Myrtle Beach
Calendar of Current Events!
Barefoot Landing Events Barefoot Landing
View all the Events and Happenings at Barefoot Landing.
Thursday, Dec. 31 at 6 P.M.
Come and celebrate New Year's Eve ast Barefoot Landing!!
The fun starts with a bang as fireworks light up the sky!
Broadway at the Beach Events
The Broadway at the Beach 21st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, previouslt scheduled for November 14, will take place on Saturday, December 5.
"A Very Broadway Christmas" will feature the Ripley's Attractions Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade beginning at 11 a.m. There will also be kids' activities in Center Court at Broadway from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The tree lighting celebration begins at 6 p.m., with the lighting of the 52 foot tall Broadway at the Beach Christmas tree. It will feature performers from Legends In Concert and the Palace Theatre. The Carolina Freestyle Cloggers, as well as other performers, will participate in the show, and a few special surprisesare planned.
The 2015 Tree Lighting event will be hosted by WBTW's chief meteorologist, Frank Johnson, and news anchor, Meghan Miller.
At 8 p.m, a fireworks extravaganza will take place over Lake Broadway
Thursday, December 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach Events
Dec. 5 (Saturday) Myrtle Beach State Park says "Welcome" to Santa at the Beach. Inludes Camel Rides, Refreshments, and more.
More information HERE!
Enjoy the holiday spirit at Myrtle's Market. Myrtle's Market closed for the season at the end of October, but many vendors will be back for the holidays! Some 20 specialty vendors will be on hand, offering a variety of fruits, local honey, desserts, flowers, sweet treats, holiday decorations, candles and handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing. Come take pictures with Sasnta between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on December 12 and 19.
Christmas Towne Dec. 13, 2015 Tree Lighting Celebration 2:00 to 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday, December 13. Myrtle Beach Convention CenterThe Myrtle Beach Christmas Towne
Tree Lighting Celebration is a free, family event featuring live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, along with photos with Santa. Christmas Towne features the official tree lighting ceremony shortly
after 6:00 p.m. on the plaza. The festival itself offers children's games and activities. Parking
will be free for those attending. For more information, contact the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at 843-916-7276 or visit www.MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com
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.tures the official tree lightin
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Merchant's Calendar
Bookmark this event calendar Scheduled events for the remainder of 2015
North Myrtle Beach Events
North Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting, Fri. Dec. 4th at the
North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
City of North Myrtle Beach Chrismtas Parade Date: December 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach Saturday, March 12, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
28th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 12, 2016. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000
to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 a.m.,
followed by two stages for music and a children's area with rides and amusements from 11:00 am
until 4:00 pm.
Upcoming Surfside Beach events Surfsude Event Calendar
Thinking Ahead...FIRST Robotics Regional Competition Volunteers welcome! Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016 Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again will be the site of the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016. More than 60 teams of high school students from South Carolina and the East Coast will build their own robots to compete in this fast-paced event. Teams warm up Thursday, February 24, with robot inspections and practice rounds, followed by the high-energy tournament on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free! The public is invited to watch talented students put their math, science and engineering skills to work. All 12 Horry County high schools are expected to field a team. Past and prospective volunteers need to register here.
Thinking Ahead.... The19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events will be held March 3-5, 2016! The marathon will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. For more information about this popular race weekend, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5k and a one-mile fun run, visit the Myrtle Beach Marathon website.
Can-Am Days In 2016, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 55 years of rolling out the red carpet to our neighbors from the north. The 55th Annual Canadian American Days is scheduled for March 12 through March 20, 2016. In commemoration of this milestone anniversary,, a number of fun activities and events will be on tap to celebrate our wonderful Canadian and snowbird visitors. The Can-Am Days truly showcases Southern hospitality at its finest! Stay tuned for all the exciting details, and make your plans now to come celebrate with us in 2016!
Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015
1:00 to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the Month
Second Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans! Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015. Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment. Veterans can also sign up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library membership. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
100+ Things To Do when you visit Myrtle Beach
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. Comminity 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 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. 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.
|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 aeound 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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