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2017 Myrtle Beach Festivals & Free Stuff!
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What's happening RIGHT NOW? Festivals and Events

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Everyone loves the beach, but what else can you do when you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach? Spend some time in the Grand Strand! Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach and enjoy many Grand Strqand events. Savannah's Playground is open in The Market Common. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannah's Playground.

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Listed below is a calendar of festivals and events events happening RIGHT NOW in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

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2017 Free Event Calendar For Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand Calendar of Current Events!

For Current Free Movie Schedules, please scroll to the bottom of this page


Myrtle’s Market 2017 is open! 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a full complement of vendors offering homegrown produce, fresh fruits and unique food items.  The farmers market will will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdaty at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.

Farmers' Market at The Market Common is open on Deville St. every Saturday through Sept. 30. The farmer's market will offer fresh locally grown produce as well as locally caught seafood each Saturday. Stock up on baked items too!

May 16, 23 and weekly thereafter. Farmers' Market Surfside Beach 10 AM - 3 PM at Passive Park Surfside Beach. Event contunues weekly until 10/30/17

Upcoming car shows at Broadway at the Beach. Thanks to Jamie Wilburn, Public Relations Coordinator Lesnik Himmelsbach Wilson Hearl

22nd Annual Corvettes At Myrtle Beach
Saturday, June 3, 2017

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come out to Broadway at the Beach for this popular event. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the show.
Registration for all events: $115 per couple / $70 single
The fee includes a banquet on Friday, June 2, 2017 and the entry of one car in the show. Each additional car is $10. Registration must be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Entry Fees for Car Show Only:
Pre-register: $25 (Submitted by May 20, 2017)
Day of Show reservation: $30

Now through May 31. Military Appreciation Days View the entire schedule HERE Some of the highlights include the Military Appreciation Days parade, to be held on Saturday, May 27, on Farrow Parkway at Grand Park. The Military Appreciation Committee is retuning the parade and picnic to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at The Market Common. Come meet Grand Marshal Alek Skarlatos on Saturday and enjoy the Big Family Picnic, various exhibits and a live performance by the Andrew Thielen Big Band plus more!

May 26 (Fri.) Plaza, Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 3:00 P.M. Myrtle Beach community and faith leaders hold the annual Blessing of the Bikes Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza, 2101 North Oak

May. 26 and 29, 2017 Black Biker Week (Atlantic Bike Week)O Over 30 Confirmed Parties/Events, 5 Large scale Night Clubs, Hundreds of MC's choosing Myrtle Beach for Memorial Day Weekend, tons of SC's on deck, thousands of party people already booked and ready to roll, and and tons of people coming for the first time! Here's a link for more information.

May 27 - 10:30 A.M. - Noon - Myrtle Beach Memorial Weekend Parade - held at The Market Common. More information

May 28 Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade, Surfside Beach. 1 PM - 2 PM Ocean Blvd. Surfside Beach, There will be food and craft vendors with live music and free admissio

May 28: Sunday Serenades in Passive Park, Surfside Beach.It’s the first event in the summer long series of live acoustic music from local artists. Free admission, weather permitting, from 2 to 4 pm. Sunday Serenades run until Sept. 24th

May 29: Memorial Day Service at 2:30 pm at the Veteran’s Memorial in Passive Park on Surfside Drive. This event will honor all who served our country.

June 2 – 3, 2017 Save the Dates for Sun Fun Festival 2017
Downtown Myrtle Beach at Plyler Park, the beach in front of Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard and Boardwalk Entertainment will include the Sun Fun Parade, Shag Contest, Too Much Sylvia, the Swingin’ Medallions, a dunking book, ring toss, Sun Fun Jail, and much more! All Sun Fun Events and Schedules are here.

Sat. and Sun. June 3 - 4: Native Suns Salt Games. Along Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North. The Native Sons Salt Games, Myrtle Beach’s only competitive beach festival, is back and freeto attend on Saturday and Sunday, June 4
5, along Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North. Make plans now to attend the Native Sons event and help kick off the summer season. Fun activities include a lifeguard competition, paddleboard race, beach yoga, Crossfit activities, volleyball games on the beach, surfing, a hula hoop competition, a kids’ run, a bikini contest and more! For more information, visit

June 8 - 11 Carolina Country Music Fest The 2017 will celebrate the 3rd annual event will be held June 9-11, 2017 at the former Pavilion site in Myrtle Beach. Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Jason Alden will headline this event! Other performers include Billy Currington, Big and Rich, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Kip Noore and more. Here's the official website for the Country Music Fest.

June 20 - Thurs. Hula Show, Surfside Beach Pier, 7 P.M. - 8 P.M. This weekly event continues weekly until 7/31/17

Summer Scedule 2017: Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street.  Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience tthe many restaurants Main St. in North Myrtle Beach, listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.  Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St. All Concerts are from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Admission: FREE Bring a beach chair! Fun for all ages!
Thursday, May 25 – Main Street – Ntranze (Motown/Variety)
Thursday, June 1 – Horseshoe – Envision (Beach/Motown)
Thursday, June 8 –  Main Street – Atwater (Country/Variety)
Thursday, June 15 – Horseshoe – The Fantastic Shakers (Beach)
Thursday, June 22 – Main Street – PaperWork (Rock/Pop)
Thursday, June 29 – Horseshoe – Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
Thursday, July 6 – Main Street – The Davidson Brothers (Country)
Thursday, July 13 – Horseshoe – The Catalinas (Beach)
Thursday, July 20 – Main Street – Tru Sol (Motown/Variety)
Thursday, July 27 – Horseshoe – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot (Beach/Variety)
Thursday, August 3 – Main Street – Black Glass Band (Rock)
Thursday, August 10 – Horseshoe – Midnight Aallie (Beach/Variety)
Thursday, August 17 – Main Street – Painted Main (R&B/Variety)
Thursday, August 24 –  Horseshoe – The Holiday Band (Beach/Variety)
Thursday, August 31 – Main Street – Brick House Band (Variety)
Thursday, September 7 – Horseshoe – The Embers ft. Craig Woolard (Beach)
Thursday, September 14 – Main Street – CC & Co (Motown/Top 40)
Thursday, September 21 – Horseshoe – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band (Beach/Blues)
Thursday, September 28 – Main Street – Jil Quick & Coastline Band (Variety)

October 6 and 7 - Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, (more info coming soon)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - in the Exhibit Hall.  South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on On-line registration for vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12. For more information, contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or

Barefoot Landing Summer Fest Jun 01, 2017 - Sep 02, 2017 - 7 pm to 10 pm. Every evening starting on June 1 and running through September 2, things come alive with musical entertainment, fun for the kids and of course, fireworks every Monday evening. Click on Barefoot Landing's Calendar of Events

Nov.4, 2017 American Heart Association Beach Ride (more information coming)


Free Movie Schedule for Chapin Memorial Library Join the cinematic fun from 1:30 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 19 – Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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.
3:00 p.m., Friday, May 26 – Base Recreation Center closed…
3:00 p.m., Friday, June 2 – Passengers (PG-13), Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
3:00 p.m., Friday, June 9 – Fences (PG-13), Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
3:00 p.m., Friday, June 16 – Masterminds (PG-13), Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig
3:00 p.m., Friday, June 23 – Shut In (PG-13), Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt
3:00 p.m., Friday, June 30 – Rules Don’t Apply (PG-13), Warren Beatty
3:00 p.m., Friday, July 7 – Arrival (PG-13), Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
3:00 p.m., Friday, July 14 – Keeping Up with the Joneses (PG-13), Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot
3:00 p.m., Friday, July 21 – Inferno (PG-13), Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones

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 more3 details, call 843-918-2380.

Myrtle Beach Area Fireworks (scheduled so far)
2nd Ave. Pier, 2017. Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing 2017 Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach, 2017 Fireworks Schedule


Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events


Farmer's Market weekly at Passive Park, Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades schedule and much more listed on the Surfside Beach Events Calendar

Barefoot Landing activities! Be saure to check this Calendar of Events.


North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events


Surfside Beach Upcoming events Surfside Beach - Surfside Beach  Calendar!


The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here


Look here for 100+ Best 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 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, 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 Ellizabeth. 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!

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. Anaother suggesting 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.
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.
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!
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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Boardwalk Myrtle Beach 2017 Schedule
Boardwalk Myrtle Beach 2017 Schedule