From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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Everyone loves the beach, but what el;se 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 free Grand Strand events!
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Here are current events and attractions happening RIGHT NOW
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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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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 handmade 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 beverage. Call 843
1:30 p.m., Friday, August 5 - London Has Fallen
1:30 p.m., Friday, August 19 - 10 Cloverfield Lane
1:30 p.m., Friday, September 9 - Hail, Caesar!
1:30 p.m., Friday, September 23 - A Hologram for the King
August 18th Thursday from 7pm until 10pm. See the Jason Aldean Tribute Band on "Third Thursday Concert On The Green!" It's FREE. Valor Park at The Market Common for a great night of live music! Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
Now through August 19: 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!
August 1, 8, 15
Fireworks from the Second Avenue Pier on Wednesdays… Please join us for the big fireworks show on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. (excludes Wednesday, July 6). The display occurs on the Second Avenue Pier, but professional fireworks shows are visible from the beach and Boardwalk District. We’ll have a special fireworks show on Monday, July 4.
July 27; August 3, 10, 17
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.
July 27; August 3, 10, 17
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.
July 29; August 5, 12, 19
Sunday Celebration Concerts… Ground Zero presents Sunday Celebration Concerts from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Boulevard. Each concert is anticipated to draw 1,000 attendees! Ground Zero also entertains invited attendees prior to the concerts at the old Pavilion site.
Daily Strolling Entertainment in Boardwalk District… A variety of strolling entertainment from music, artists and various performers will delight on various evenings on Sundays through Saturdays, throughout the summer season, from 16th Avenue North to Seventh Avenue North
August 18th Thursday from 7pm until 10pm. See the Jason Aldean Tribute Band on "Third Thursday Concert On The Green!" Join us in Valor Park for a great night of live music! Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Come early for a little shopping then dinner at one of eleven fabulous restaurants and top off the evening with a complimentary concert in Valor Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, the kids and even the fur babies. No coolers or outside drinks are allowed.
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, July 28 (Main Street) – Caribbean Chillers, Thursday, Aug. 4; (Horseshoe)– Mark Roberts Band Thursday, August 11; (Main Street)– Chocolate Chip & Co. Thursday, August 18; (Horseshoe) – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band. 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
Sunday Celebration Concerts! Below is a listing of schedule performers and dates for the Sunday Celebrations Music Concerts presented at 6 PM by Downtown Ministries and Ground Zero:
July 31 – 33 Miles
Aug 7 – Chris August
All Sunday Celebrations are free
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 start time. There will be no movie on Friday, Aug. 5 due to another event being held in the park.
Complimentary carriage rides The Market Common: 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:
July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16.
August 18th Thursday from 7pm until 10pm. See the Jason Aldean Tribute Band on "Third Thursday Concert On The Green!" Valor Park at The Market Common. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. No coolers or outside drinks are allowed
Saturday August 20 - South Carolina's Largest Garage The 28th annual Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20. From odd to ordinary and castoff to collectible, the big sale has something for everyone. Admission is free; parking at the Convention Center is $5 per car.
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.
Fri. Sept. 30 and Sat. Oct. 1 * Smoke on the Beach* (Shriners) will be held at Broadway at the Beach
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
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)
The Fireworks Downtown summer schedule kicks off on June 4, then Wednesday nights June 8, 15, 22, 29, Monday night July 4, again on Wednesday's July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17. The 4th of July Fireworks show is sponsored by The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and will be the largest, longest and highest level show along the beach!
Various Locations in Myrtle Beach where fireworks have been scheduled...so far.
Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Wednesday, June 30, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ T
Friday, July 1, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, July 2, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Sunday, July 3, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Monday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Tuesday, July 5, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Friday, July 8, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Thursday, July 14, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Friday, July 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Thursday, July 21, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Friday, July 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, July 23, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com ield
Sunday, July 24, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Friday, July 29, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Tuesday, August 2, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Thursday, August 4, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Friday, August 5, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, August 6, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Sunday, August 7, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Friday, August 12, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Tuesday, August 16, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, August 20, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field
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!
Including the HULA SHOW June 28 and weekly at 7 PM until July 25 at the Surfside Pier.
Farmer's Market weekly at Passive Park, Surfside Beach, Sunday Serenades schedule and much more listed on the Surfside Beach events calendar.
Look here for100+ 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. 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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