Current Events in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand!
Myrtle Beach Free Stuff
...and some things that are almost free...
Happening Right Now!
From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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Everyone loves the beach, but what else can you do for free or almost free? Spend some time at our area Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach and
enjoy Grand Strand Current Events!
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Current events and attractions 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)
Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m.at the Bae Recrreation Center. Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.
January 29 – Hot Pursuit (PG-13), Reese Witherspoon, Sophia Vergara
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United States Air Force Heritage Brass Band concert 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13 the at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway The City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring this event for the community. The band is comprised of ten brass players and a percussionist. The ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. The band began playing in 1941 and the world-class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel throughout the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, presenting more than 300 events annually. Please tell your friends and family about this free concert on Saturday 2-13-16
Community Health and Recreation Fair 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23 Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street. The Neighborhood Services Department will host a Community Health and Recreation Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street. It’s free and open to the public! The fair’s theme is Total Health: Mind, Body and Spirit. Participants will explore both traditional and nontraditional aspects of their health and have the opportunity to visit with many health care providers. Come learn about health care options; children’s, women’s and men’s health; power of attorney and living wills; hospice care; mental health; dental care; holistic health; financial health and more. Free screening and testing includes vision, hearing, blood pressure, HIV and glucose. The Fire Department will conduct first-aid and safety demonstrations. Entertainment for children will include arts and crafts, organized games, basketball, fitness and swimming! Instructors will demonstrate techniques in BOSU, Yoga, Qi-Jong, total body workout techniques and aquatics. Enjoysnacks, giveaways, raffles and activities for the entire family! The fair is co-sponsored by Absolute Total Care, Kleenex, Edward Jones Financial and the City of Myrtle Beach. For information, contact Sorah at 843-918-1066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2016 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Mondays: February 1, March 7 and April 4 Second Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans! Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) on the first Monday of each month. Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employent. Veterans can also sign-up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library Membership. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Barefoot Landing Events Barefoot Landing
View all the ecents and happenings at Barefoot Landing.
Broadway at the Beach
Event Schedule and Calendar for Broadway at the Beach.
Myrtle Beach Events
Calendar of Events for Myrtle Beach
Senior Bingo at Canty Recreation Center 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday, now through April 26 Mary C. Canty Recreation Center. Come have fun and win a prize during Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday. Participants are asked to bring a $1 gift for the prize table. The Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, formerly Canal Street Recreation Center, is located at 971 Canal Street. Call 843-918-1465 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Merchants' Calendar
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North Myrtle Beach Events
City of North Myrtle Beach Calendar and Events
North Myrtle Beach Saturday, March 12, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
28th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 12, 2016. This one-day, rain or
shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and
welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 a.m.,
followed by two stages for music and a children's area with rides and
amusements from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events
Upcoming Surfside Beach events Surfsude Event Calendar
Thinking Ahead...FIRST Robotics Regional Competition Volunteers welcome! Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016 Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again will be the site of the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016. More than 60 teams of high school students from South Carolina and the East Coast will build their own robots to compete in this fast-paced event. Teams warm up Thursday, February 24, with robot inspections and practice rounds, followed by the high-energy tournament on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free! The public is invited to watch talented students put their math, science and engineering skills to work. All 12 Horry County high schools are expected to field a team. Past and prospective volunteers need to register here.
Thinking Ahead.... The19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events will be held March 3-5, 2016! The marathon will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. For more information about this popular race weekend, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5k and a one-mile fun run, visit the Myrtle Beach Marathon website.
Thinking Ahead....Can-Am Days In 2016, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 55 years of rolling out the red carpet to our neighbors from the north. The 55th Annual Canadian American Days is scheduled for March 12 through March 20, 2016. In commemoration of this milestone anniversary,, a number of fun activities and events will be on tap to celebrate our wonderful Canadian and snowbird visitors. The Can-Am Days truly showcases Southern hospitality at its finest! Stay tuned for all the exciting details, and make your plans now to come celebrate with us in 2016!
Thinking Ahead....Military Appreciation Days Parade Saturday, May 28, 2016
After much consideration, the committee agreed that the 2016 parade will be held Saturday, May 28, along Howard Avenue and Farrow Parkway at The Market Common. Military Appreciation events during the 2016 Memorial Day weekend will be held in and around Grand Park. The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m., followed by the family picnic, Grand Marshal and other events from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. The Omar Chefs Shriners will provide the picnic fare, while the Andrew Thielen Big Band will entertain with live music. Parade entries are being accepted now. More information coming soon. For details, an entry form and a map of the 2016 parade route, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/paradeforms.pdf
Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015
1:00 to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the month, 2nd floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans! Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015. Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment. Veterans can also sign up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library membership. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 a 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 to help you find seashells Beachcombing 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
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!
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. 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 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 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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