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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 current events, happenings, events and festivals. Also, while you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach you may want to visit some of our Public Parks. They are all free.

Have fun spending time and not a lot of money! Got kids or grandkids? Visit our Public Parks. Enjoy many Grand Strand events and attractions including Savannah's Playground which is located in The Market Common. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannah's Playground

To find a list of: The Best of Myrtle Beach 2017 click HERE!

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2018 Free Event Calendar for Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Calendar of Current Events

For Current Free Movie Schedule please scroll to the bottom of this page..

FARMERS' MARKETS:

Find all the local Farmers' Markets on this one convenient page. 8 listings from Little River, down south to Georgetown!

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NEW! Barefoot Landing Spring news ! March, 2018, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Barefoot Landing announced several new merchants with plans to open in 2018, as well as a few favorites that are relocating at its North Myrtle Beach experiential retail destination (www.BFLanding.com) along the Intracoastal Waterway. The new merchants joining Barefoot Landing include Blueberry’s Grill, Faux Paws, Kentucky Mist Distillery, lo-kuhl, MyCup, Pure Lure, Savannah Bee Company, Sea & Sand Jewelry, Southern Edge Knife Works, and a new Mexican dining concept from Homegrown Hospitality Group.nThe Lakeside Village area of Barefoot Landing welcomes Beach House, which relocated to this area near the carousel. All of this will add to the excitement surrounding the new Dockside area along the Intracoastal Waterway. Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is opening soon, with a restaurant, beach, ropes course and more. And, a brand new Mexican restaurant from Homegrown Hospitality Group, the owners of Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, will open there with outdoor seating to enjoy the waterway view. New specialty shops will also be joining the mix, including Kentucky Mist Distillery, offering a large selection of homemade moonshine along with other spirits, and Faux Paws, a pet boutique with pet novelties, souvenirs, treats and other items for animal lovers. Sweet Molly’s Creamery will be relocating to a brand new space in this area as well. Source: LHWH Advertising and PR public.relations@lhwh.com
Barefoot Landiong Calendar of Events.

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The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild’s popular Art in the Park events are back at Chapin Park and Valor Memorial Garden in 2018. For 45 years, Art in the Park has featured both local and traveling artists. Artwork for sale includes paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, stone and more. The event is free to attend. Chapin Park is at 1400 North Kings Highway and Valor Memorial Garden is located at 1120 Farrow Parkway. Questions? Call
843-446-3830. Or check the website for all the days and times of this event. http://wacg.org/art-in-the-park/

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April 16 - 21 The Market Common presents the 13th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF) At Stone Theater. Many have stated that the MBIFF has the best film line up in the World. And we like to believe that to be true. Sporting a pan al of 7 judges from all walks of life. This is kind of a trademark for MBIFF. While many festivals have only filmmakers on the is panel, we have a very occupational diverse panel, which we believe is the reason that we continually are told; "You have the best film line up" Bottom line, if the film is great, it gets in..

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April 16 - 21 - Singing In The Sun is a 6 day event that includes some of Gospel music's greatest artists and world renown speakers. The event takes place in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center

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April 20 - April 22 (Friday - Sunday) 2018
Myrtle Beach 2nd Annual food Truck Festival Fri. 6 - 9 PM; Sat. 11 -7. Myrtle Beach and the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation are excited to announce the second annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival returns April 20 -22, 2018! The festival is free to attend and features live entertainment, delicious food trucks, restaurant booths, kids’ activities and more! For more information see: www.myrtlebeachfoodtruckfestival.com

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April 20 - April 29 3rd Annual Horry County Fair
Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Time: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Phone: (843) 236-0500
3rd Annual Horry County Fair at Myrtle Beach Speedway 10 Days of Fair Fun For Everyone! Strates Amusements & Myrtle Beach Speedway Asks You to "Be a Part of History!" Be a Part of The Horry County Fair! Check out the Petting Zoo, Robinson's Racing Pigs, Rides, Food, Live NASCAR Whelen Series Racing, Exhibits, Live Entertainment, & MORE! Check us out online at www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/hcfair/ Check the link for prices, activities, more information.

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April 21 - It's The Market Common's 10th Anniversary! Between 11 AM and 4 PM you'll find bouncy houses, face painting and balloon artists for the kids. There will be a fabulous cake as well as Taste of the Market Common. Buy your $1. Food Tickets on Deville (near The Brass Tap) or by the King Street Grill. Tasting samples will be priced between 1 to 5 tickets. More information about Taste of the Market Common

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April 28 - 10th Annual Dragon Boat Races Dragon Boat "practice days" are the 24 - 27 if you would like to view a prelude to the big event. The Market Common. This is the 10th Annual Ground Zero event.

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April 28 - Third Annual World Tai Chi and QiGong Day Celebration 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, Chapin Park, 1400 North Kings Highway 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The official Tai Chi event occurs at 10:00 a.m. worldwide! The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to participate, learn or experience the event as an observer. Tai Chi beginners and pros alike are invited to attend and take part in this unique event. For more details, contact Gale Chestnut at 843-918-1275 or chestnut@chapinlibrary.org

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April 20-29 Horry County Fair at Myrtle Beach Speedway The 3rd annual event to take place  where families can bond, youth can learn, and all can make lifelong memories! Unlimited Ride Wristbands! Free live entertainment daily, including Pig Races, petting zoo, amusements, rides, games and the BEST shows. Free parking on speedway ground. 

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April 20 - 29 Each year at the end of April the coming of Spring is celebrated by thousands of shaggers from all along the east coast. They hit the road in search of wild life. Their destination is the famous little strip of sand known as the Grand Strand. After the long Winter, shaggers are eager for the first outing of the Summer. They find it at the SOS Spring Safari. For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast crashes into North Myrtle Beach like an ocean wave. A wide variety of activities is scheduled for the event. Learn all about the amazing Shagger SOS Spring Safari

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April 21 - April 22 from 9 AM - 5 PM - Seacoast Artists Guild Spring Art Show in "Common Arts and Craft Festival" Valor Park

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April 21 - 9 AM - 12 PM - Pet Fair Surfside Beach at the Surfside Beach Bark Park.

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April 21, 11 AM – 4 PM Saturday - Taste of The Market Common. Buy $1 Food Tickets in front of the Grand 14 Cinema or by King Street Grille, then visit the Restaurants throughout The Market Common. Come stroll from restaurant to restaurant, sample delectable selections, and enjoy all of the festivities at Taste of The Market Common on Saturday, April 21st, from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Our eateries will serve an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts from outside their doors.  Buy your $1 food tickets in front of Grand 14 Cinema or by King Street Grille and set off to experience as many of their offerings as you would like. Tasting samples will be priced at $1. to $5. per tickets.

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April 28 and 29: Wings over Myrtle Beach Air Show! The Blue Angels are coming back to Myrtle Beach after more than a decade. Landing in Myrtle Beach April 28th-29th, 2018 is Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show with headliners - the USN Blue Angels Jet Demonstration Squadron, USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team and GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team -- this performer line-up exceeds the world-class air show standards and should not be missed! Purchase tickets Premium Airshow Camping Experience.

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April 20-29 Horry County Fair at Myrtle Beach Speedway The 3rd annual event to take place , 2018. Where families can bond, youth can learn, and all can make lifelong memories! Unlimited Ride Wristbands! Free live entertainment daily, including Pig Races, petting zoo, amusement rides, games and the BEST shows. Free parking on speedway ground. Here's all the information about the County Fair,

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April 29 Sun. Wine Around the MarshWalk; First ever Wine Around the Marshwalk! Enjoy sipping on some wine while viewing the incredible MarshWalk view with friends and family. From 2-6pm enjoy four different wines from each restaurant, totaling in 32 unique flavors. In addition to the wine, every restaurant will have hors d’oeuvres for you to sample. Tickets can be purchased here for $35 on this link or starting at noon in front of Captain Dave’s Dockside or $40 starting at noon in front of Captain Dave’s Dockside. Tickets include lanyard with your tasting card, a tasting cup, one sample of each wine and the hors d’oeuvres.Check in and day-of registration will begin at noon on April 29th in front of Captain Dave's Dockside.

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April 29 Sun. 3 P.M. Second Annual Walk with the Mayor and City Council Event
3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29 Second Avenue Pier Parking Lot, 110 North Ocean Boulevard In collaboration with the American Heart Association’s “Move More, Live More” campaign, Mayor Bethune and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee co -host the Walk with the Mayor and City Council event, set for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29. The event route begins in the parking lot of Second Avenue Pier, continues to theSkyWheel and returns back to Second Avenue Pier's parking lot. Mayor Bethune is challenging all walkers to donate $5 to the American Heart Association. Questions? Call 843-918-1069.

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May 11 - 20, 2018
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally
Spring bike week will feature bike shows, vendors, tours and more around the Grand Strand. Also enjoy cruising to Charleston or up to Wilmington, N.C. Harley Davidson locations are hot-spots throughout the week. See detailed info mat ion plus where to stay by clicking the link above.

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May 12 - 10 AM - 6 PM 13TH ANNUAL MAYFEST ON MAIN® FESTIVAL
This one day rain or shine event held in North Myrtle Beach brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate May and the beginning of summer.  Along Main Street, approximately 100 crafters will display their crafts, food vendors will serve a variety of treats and children will be entertsined with a kids' area. A community stage will offer live music and performances from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  At 12:00 pm the main stage will begin and feature some of the best musical talent around until 6:00 pm. More information!

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May 19 and 20 - Each May, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival lures over 50,000 visitors each year to the small fishing village of Little River, located North of Myrtle Beach. Thousands of festival attendees head to the waterfront to enjoy the live music, kids' activities, arts and crafts, and a healthy serving of the area's famous dish - blue crab! The 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

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May 20 - 5:30 P.M. NMB Park and Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Cir, Little River, SC The North Myrtle Beach Community Band proudly presents the 3rd Annual Pops in the Park concert: A Salute to America. The performance will feature a variety of iconic American masterpieces including elements of Swing, Modern Opera, and Patriotic music. So be sure to bring a chair or blanket out to the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex Amphitheater on Saturday, May 20th at 5:30pm to enjoy this FREE Concert. In the case of rain the concert will be moved to the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center. FREE. More information.

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May 25- 26 Atlantic Beach Black Bikers' Week. Check these links for more information. Black Bike Week and Black Bike Week

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May 26 Sat. - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Military Appreciation Day Parade, Farrow Parkway, The Market Common

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May 26 - Military Appreciation Day Parade.
The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, and is a highlight of Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation events during May. According to information on the city’s Facebook page, Deshauna Barber, a U.S. Army Reserve Captain and the 2016 Miss USA, will lead the May 26, 2018 parade down Farrow Parkway. “Committee members look for a celebrity with a military background, and Captain Deshauna Barber is a vibrant and charismatic choice,” Mark Kruea, Myrtle Beach's Public Information Officer, said in a statement. “Not only does she serve a logistics commander in the United States Army Reserve, Barber is the first active military member to win the Miss USA title.” Source: WMBF News More information coming soon on other events happening.

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May 27 - Surfside Beach Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade - Sunday – 1 pm to 2 pm – Ocean Blvd. Surfside Beach. Sunday Serenades will also be held Sun. May 27 from 2 - 5 PM

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May 28 (Mon) - Memorial Day Veterans March 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 28, Ocean Boulevard, beginning at 16th Avenue North. Free. Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 a.m., The ceremony is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days Committee and takes place at the Convention Center Plaza. Music begins at 10:30. Free and open to the public. Memorial Day Tribute Film, 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 28 – The annual film is shown at Grand 14 Cinemas, located at The Market Common.

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June 1 -3 The Sun Fun Festival returns to Downtown Myrtle Beach at Plyler Park. The beach in front of Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard and Boardwalk. The Sun Fun Parade will be held Saturday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m., and will run from 8th Ave. North to 16th Ave. North on Ocean Boulevard. Here's a list of scheduled events. Do you love the Singin' Medallions? They will be on stage Sat. from 8 - 10:30. And there will be fireworks from the 2nd Ave. Pier happening at the same time. Don't miss it.

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June 7 - 10 - Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF), the Southeast's premiere outdoor country music festival, is located on the shores of Myrtle Beach. With a unique blend of today's country headliners and up-and-comers, the concert is host to over 30 of the industry's biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Myrtle Beach backdrop, this family-friendly three-day festival is your summer vacation destination. Tickets and all you need to know.

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June 19th - Surfside Beach Hula Show on the Surfside Beach Pier 7 PM - 8-PM

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June 30th - Conway Riverfest - Kicking off the weekend before Independence Day, this popular festival features many live entertainment acts, an artisan market, a raft race, activities and games for all ages and food. This weekend of fun is located in downtown Conway along the banks of the majestic Waccamaw River. Come for the aesthetically-pleasing location, and stay for the events. What you need to know about the Conway Riverfest

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August 31 and Sept. 1 - The Market Common Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival This 2018 annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival will feature live music, tasty barbeque and tons of family-friendly fun. They’all be arts and crafts vendors, businesses and a beer and wine garden. Sample wings and BBQ all weekend long. Live entertainment is planned for both days along with great BBQ sandwiches, BBQ combos and ribs. More information about the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival!

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October 6 South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale - 2018: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall. For more information, contact: 843-918-1240 or rharrell@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

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Chapin Memorial Library Continuing Programs and Events that have a lot to offer our community. Keep an eye on their schedule!

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Beach Calendar for Hot Summer Nights, down on the Boardwalk. Bookmark their calendar for 2018 events!

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Surfside Beach See Event Schedule for all Surfside Beach listings

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MOVIES!
Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 4:00p.m. 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 non- alcoholic beverage. Call 843-918-1275 for details.
1:30 p.m., Friday, April 13,Roman J. Israel, Esq. (PG -13)
1:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)
1:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, Only the Brave PG13

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Casual Plat 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.

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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

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Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events

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North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events

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Surfside Beach Upcoming Events in Surfside Beach
Beach..
Event List

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The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here

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

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Fireworks!
Various locations in Myrtle Beach, weather permitting)

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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. Community 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   Looking for that special seashell? Beachcombing is free and fun 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 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 Island. Map of Bike the Neck. Another suggestion for biking is the Pawleys Island Loop

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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 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 you'll also find Wall of Service. Free!
Barefoot Landing
27-acre lake. There's also a FREE AREA on the bridge that 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. 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 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 North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

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