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...and some things that are almost free
Current Events in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand!
Happening Right Now

From a Local...By Patricia Blackstock

Everyone knows about the beach. But what else can you do for free or almost free? Spend some time at the area Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach, take advantage of all the free (and almost free) current events the Grand Strand area has to offer.

Find a COMPLETE LIST of over 100 attractions is HERE!

Current events and attractions are happening RIGHT NOW Free! Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach listed below:

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)

Free Events Calender

in Myrtle Beach
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Calendar of Current Events!

Market Common 2015 Summer Events and Festivals

May 22 - May 25 Atlantic Beach Black Biker Week
Atlantic Beach Black Bike Week - Myrtle Beach If you are planning to to be in the Myrtle Beah area coming to Myrtle Beach during this event needs to take note of the new traffic loop.

May 25 (Mon.) Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
As part of Military Appreciation Days Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association chapter will host a “veterans march” on Ocean Boulevard for the morning og Memorial Day.  The march – a walk, not a parade – will start at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 25 at 16th Avenue North and proceed to the former Pavilion site, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North.  “We greatly appreciate the city working with us to make it happen for our local veterans on this special day,” said Julius “Jewels” Strickland, chapter secretary for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.  Complete information - Military Appreciation Days

Veterans are invited to koin the march which will conclude by 10:00 a.m. with a brief ceremony, after which everyone is invited to attend the 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day remembrance on the plaza at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Veterans March will not feature any floats or vehicles, unless, of course, a vehicle is required for those veterans who are not able to walk the seven-block route.  To help with parking, a shuttle will transport veterans from the parking lot at TicketReturn.Com Field.  “On behalf of City Council, I am pleased that we are able to make this Veterans March a reality on Memorial Day,” Mayor John Rhodes said.  The march will be added to Military Appreciation Days, which run throughout the month of May.

Monday, May 25 at 11:00 A.M. everyone is invited to the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on the Plaza at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  The Grand Strand Patriot Alliance recognizes Memorial Day with speakers, the Missing Man Table and an honor guard salute.  The public is cordially invited to attend all events, as we say "thank you" to our military men, women and families.  Thanks to the city of Myrtle Beach for the Military. Appreciation Days information

June 8 - Aug. 24 2015 Hot Summer Nights are back on the
Boardwalk again!FREE!
June through August! Bring the family and to the Boardwalk all summer through September for magical evenings in downtown Myrtle Beach. During Myrtle Beach’s Hot Summer Nights and Free Music Concerts you'll have an opportunity to listen to music and enjoy the beautiful beach views. There's somthing for everyone on the Boardwalk...Hot Summer Nights

Fireworks Wednesdays FREE!! As a part of Hot Summer Nights, there will be live music on the "Oceanfront Bar and Grill” stage on 9th Avenue from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Firework Show is held every Wednesday June 10 through August 19 at 10:00 PM. The July 4th Fireworks Show will be substituted for theJuly 1st fireworks, and the last show of the year will taqke place Sat. Night, September 5th of Labor Day weekend

Fridays and Sundays! See and hear him sing! "Boardwalk Elvis” and other acts will be performing live on The Boardwalk and Plyler Park all night.
See Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for more informationn about Hot Summer Nights

June 5 - June 7 (Fri. Sat. Sun.) Three day Country Music Festival Event coming to Myrtle Beach
This is NOT a free event. Three day country music festival coming to Myrtle Beach June 5 - June 7.
National Recording Artists Eric Church and Lady Antebellum To Headline First-ever Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Three-Day General Admission tickets are $159. Three-Day Pass Main Stage VIP tickets are $299 Three-Day Pass Super VIP tickets are $999. Updates will be posted here, or watch for updates from

June 6 (Sat.) - Myrtle Beach Corvette Club Car Show
Myrtle Beach Corvette Club has been revving their engines for the last 20 years and you can celebrate this milestone with them at this year's car show. Broadway at the Beach in the south parking lot next to the Big D Theater,

Aug. 22 (Sat.) South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale Event
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall
More information to come. Mark the date now

Fireworks Schedule:
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9 pm Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach, Sponsored by Helicopter Adventures™
Saturday, May 23 at 10 pm at Broadway at the Beach, Sponsored by Helicopter Adventures™

2nd Ave Pier
110 N. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach Fireworks Schedule

100+ 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 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. Comminity 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 on finding seashells Shelling 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. 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 free. Events are held year 'round.
Warbird Park in Market Common, Myrtle Beach
arrow 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 coupons! Rememberto take some bread and feed the ducks and the fish! And don'y fprget the FREE FIREWORKS, May through December!
The Market Common
Walk aeound 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 Information, thanks to: The City of Myrtle Beach, WMBF News, The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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