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Everyone loves the beach! But what else can you do besides visiting the beach every day? Here's a calendar of crrent events, happenings, attractions. And while you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach you may be interested in our Public Parks.

Have fun spending time in the Grand Strand without spending a lot of money! Visit Public Parks. Enjoy many Grand Strand events and attractions, including Savannah's Playground which is open in the Market Common. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannah's Playground.

To find a complete list: The Best of Myrtle Beach 2017 is 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 laptop)



2017 Free Event Calendar For Myrtle Beach, North yrtle 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.


Chapin Memorial Library Programs and events have a lot to offer the public. Keep an eye on their schedule!


Beach Calendar for Hot Summer Nights, downtown on the Boardwalk. Now through September, have fun on the Boardwalk! Keep an eye on the calendar for events!


Surfside Beach See Event Schedule for all Surfside Beach listings


Holiday Bazaar Every Saturday. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Dec, 16 at The Market Common. Enjoy a festive holiday market with craft vendors, live greens, and fresh food on Howard Avenue at The Market Common. The Holiday Bazaar will be held from 12 PM – 4 PM every Saturday, November 4th through Dec. 16. Come out and support local business at the Holiday Bazaar at The Market Common! Here are my 2017 photos!


Dec. 17 - 6 P.M.- Low Country Community Church 4430 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Come Celebrate the Music of Christmas with Melissa Porshia! Melissa will share her love for Christmas with special guests Randy Porshia, Geof Kimber, Craig Beaumont, Wayne Cockfield, and many more. This is a Christmas Celebration that you don't want miss. A reception will follow. See more information on their Facebook page.


Dec. 17 - 1 P.M. - 5 P.M. Fire Department's "Santa Detail Ride Along." Santa Claus will visit neighborhoods throughout the city from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17. The Myr tle Beach Fire Department will provide a big red sleigh (better known as a fire truck) for Santa’s rounds. Cjildren are welcome to meet Santa and the firemen as they make stops throughout the city. Fort more informaction, contact Lt. Jonathan Evans at 843-981-1221


December 25 celebrate Christmas Day with the 28th Annual Christmas Day Dinner. Expecting 7,500 meals to be served. The is a community service made possible by a grant from the Chapin Foundation and many, many local businesses and volunteers. (Meals can also be delivered to those who are house-bound. For delivery call 843-781-1326 by Dec. 23.) Participating churches and times:
Belin United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, serving noon - 3 PM
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Chruch, Myrtle Beach, serving noon - 2 PM
Risen Christ Lutheran Church, Myrtle Befach. Serving PM - 3 PM
More information here


December 31 - A Southern Times Square New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31st 7 PM – Midnight . The Market Common Free!


Dec. 31 Fireworks 8 P.M., Broadway at the Beach



Base Recreation Center, Senior Movie Schedule Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1. each.  800 Gabreski Lane.  soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

3:00 p.m., Friday, December 22 – A Dog’s Purpose (PG), Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad
3:00 p.m., Friday, Demember 29 – Collateral Beauty (PG-13), Will Smith, Kate Winslet
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018 – Going in Style (PG-13), Michael Chaine, Morgan Freeman
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 – Megan Leavey (PG-13), Kate Mara, Tom Felton
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 – I’m Not Ashamed (PG-13), Masey McLain, Ben Davies
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018 – Me Before You (PG-13), Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin


More Movies! Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room, 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 alcoholic beverage. Call 843-918-1275 for information

1:30 p.m., Friday, December 22 – Paris Can Wait (PG)
1:30 p.m., Friday, December 29 – Everything Everything* (PG-13)(*Teens welcome to attend.)


Casual Play 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


Barefoot Lanading Activities! Be sure to check the Calendar of Events.


North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events


Surfside Beach Upcomning events at Surfside Beach. 2017 Event List


The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here


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


Various Locations in Myrtle Beach (weather permitting)

Sunday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the 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 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. 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 Ellizabeth. 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 shells? Beachcombing is free and fun for your entire family, and all ages love this activity!

Public Parks and recreation areas aree 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 completed sections of trails and roads with Share the Road signs, you can ride or walk from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Islanad. 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 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 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, 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 at 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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