By Patricia Blackstock
Everyone knows the beach. But what else can you do for free?
Take a walk, feed the ducks, look for shells, go bike riding!
Current Free Events in Myrtle Beach:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14: Get out that ugly sweater and join the party! The Oceanfront Bar and Grill will host a party for all of the ugly holiday sweaters in Myrtle Beach. The ugliest adult’s sweater wins a $250.00 cash prize, while the ugliest child’s sweater wins a five foot stocking filled with toys and goodies. The party will be emceed by Buzz Berry, a local game show host for “Sqrambled Scuares.” It promises to be a night full of fun and laughter.
Myrtle Beach’s “Holidays on the Boardwalk” celebration is every Saturday, November 30 through December 21. See Myrtle Beach Downtown for more information. Here are some of the activities:
5:00 p.m., Saturdays, November 30 through December 21: Enjoy “A Blue Christmas” with Elvis on the 9th Avenue North stage.
5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22: Community Candlelight Caroling – Everyone is invited to join with local churches for this night of holiday caroling by candlelight.
Broadway at the Beach -Tuesday, Dec. 31 Free Fireworks at 8 PM
More Free Stuff in Myrtle Beach:
Head down to Garden City Beach. Here you can walk the Garden City Pier for free. I think it is the only pier where tiy ar not charged a fee. There's free parking at the base of the pier, and under it as well!
Garden City Beach Pier photo #1 taken 8/23/2013
Garden City Beach Pier #2 taken 8/23/2012
While you're in Garden City Beach, don't miss the smaller pier where you can enjoy the free Childrens Parkand, see some lovely scenery, and even go crabbing.
Directions: Take17 Business S toward Garden City Beach. You'll see 2 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 about looking for seashells! Shelling is fun and free for everyone in your family! All ages love this activity!
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular things to do! Free to walk. And don't forget, free music and entertainment all summer long!
Public Parks and recreation areas are always free. See the list on this link, and find a public park one 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 as you walk the Veterans' Pier for some beautiful views of Garden City Beach amd 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 sections of completed 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 Fame recognizes
outstanding citizens. Free!
|Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B.
Chapin Art Museum
3100 South Ocean Boulevard 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 for free. Events are held year'round with 2013 special emphasis onHot SummerNights, all summer long.
|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 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 Information Center and ask for a map which contains coupons! Remember to take some bread and 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. Also, free carriage rides and music free every Friday night June through August 6-9 PM
|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. All information is at the bottom of this linked pet page.
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