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Everyone loves the beach,but what else can do do for free or almost free in Myrtle Beach? Spend some time at our area Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach and enjoy many Grand Strand events! Savannah's Playground is now open in The Market Common.
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Here are current events, festivals and happenings in Myrtle Beach RIGHT NOW
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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.)
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Myrtle's Market has re-opened for the season.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Myrtle's Market has re-opened for the season on Wednesday, April 13, with a full complement of vendors offering homegrown produce, fresh fruits and unique food items. The farmers market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.
Plan to spend Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market at The Market Common You'll find locally grown produce, baked goods and many hand-made items. The Market Common and the Waccamaw Market Cooperative have joined for this Farmers' Market. The hours are 10 AM ro 3 PM each Saturday now through September 24th. Market Common Events,
Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. Participants must be 18 years of age, or older. Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own non-alcoholic beverage. Call 843-918-1275 for details.
1:30 p.m., Friday, October 7 – Money Monster
1:30 p.m., Friday, October 14 – The Jungle Book (2016)
1:30 p.m., Friday, October 21 – Captain America: Civil War
1:30 p.m., Friday, October 28 – The Conjuring 2
Free Movie Schedule at the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Base Recreation Center. Soft drinks and popcorn are available to movie attendees for $1 each.
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 29 – The Young Messiah (PG-13), Adam Greaves-Neal
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 6 – Eddie the Eagle (PG-13), Hugh Jackman
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 13 – Joy (PG-13), Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 20 – The Choice (PG-13), Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 27 – The Confirmation (PG-13), Clive Owen
Shaggin’ in September” and Fall Entertainment
Now through October 31
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District
The inaugural “Shaggin’ in September” celebration begins September 1 and continues through October 31 in the Boardwalk Entertainment District. Look for the following free events at Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk, at the former Pavilion site, along Ocean Boulevard and at the Ninth Avenue Stage. All “Shaggin’ in September” and Fall Entertainment events are sponsored by the Oceanfront Merchants Association (OMA), the Myrtle Beasch Downtown Redevelopment Corporation (DRC) and the City of Myrtle Beach.
Plyler Park’s “I Love Sugar” Stage Concert Series… From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., bands entertain and perform a variety of Beach Music classics in Plyler Park. Attendees are welcome to put their shaggin’ shoes on and dance the nigvht away!
Saturday, September 24 – Sea Cruz (1960s, 1970s, Classic Rock and Carolina Beach Music)
“Fitness Fridays” at Plyler Park… From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Fridays, the City of Myrtle Beach’s Recreation Department invites recreation members, locals and visitors alike to participate in Friday Fitness in the Park. All events are free.
Friday, September 30 – Body Bootcamp
Friday, October 7 – Zumba Party
Friday, October 14 – Yoga in the Park
Friday, October 21 – QiGong
Friday, October 28 – Body Bootcamp
Barefoot Landing activities! Be sure to check this Calendar of Events for details by date and time. What's happening at Barefoot Landing? Lots of FREE stuff. See the calendar which includes live music every night in the Lakeview Courtyard, face painting, Nick Pike every Sunday evening through August, Fireworks every Monday at 10:15 PM, and much more. Take your family for the fun events going on now at Barefoot Landing
North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Festivals, Music and Events
Going on NOW - in beautiful North Myrtle Beach...
Music on Main and at the Horseshoe Concert Series. Here's the schedule:.
Thursday, September 29; (Horseshoe) – Hip Pocket Band. Thursday, October 6; (Horseshoe) – Jim Quick & Coastline
Now through September 25 SOS Fall Migration Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.
September 23- 25 41st Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival - Huntington Beach State Park
September 24 through October 15 - Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. Check the link for entertainment schedule and events.
September 24 and 25 Seacoast Artists Guild will be sponsoring its semi-annual arts and crafts festival at Valor Memorial Park at The Market Common on September 24 and 25th from 9:00AM until 5:00PM both days. The festival will be offering for sale, a range of handcrafted items including photography, drawings, painted arts, jewelry, pottery, stone, wood and glass crafts, produced by forty (40) talented local and area artists. This event will be held rain or shine, and the admission is FREE.
Fri. Sept. 30 and Sat. Oct. 1 Smoke on the Beach (Shriners) will be held at Broadway at the Beach. Good times, grteast food. Public welcome.
Oct. 1 Saturday Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival This first-time event is being held on Carver Street in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood, once the site of Charlie’s Place, a thriving entertainment destination for African-American performers. Nationally-known acts played Charlie’s Place, and the Jazz Festival hopes to recreate that musical atmosphere. The festival is from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Bring your beach chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities. Admission is free, with parking at the former Myrtle Square Mall site and a shuttle to the event location. Performers during the Jazz Festival include James “Bull” Canty, Skipp Pearson, CC & Company, West African Drummers, Jazz Etc., Tru Sol and Jessie Wilson, Jr.
Oct. 1 Saturday 11am to 4pm SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary invites everyone to join in as they celebrate their 10 Year ‘Animal’versary on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 11am to 4pm on the beautiful Pet Galley campus located at 4494 Bus.17 in Murrells Inlet. More information
Oct. 1 Saturday The 7th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest will be held Saturday, October 1st from 11am to 7pm in Valor Park at The Market Common Enjoy wine samples, live entertainment, and a variety of vendors.
October 8 sand 9 12th Annual Little River ShrimpFest Little River Waterfront. Saturday, Oct. 8th, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9th, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children's area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seaffood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants.
October 14 and 15th The 9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will be held Friday, October 14th from 4pm-9pm and Saturday, October 15 from 11am-7pm in Valor Park at The Market Common. Enjoy Oktoberfest beer, a pumpkin patch, food, and a variety of vendors! Kid’sactivities include face painting, inflatables and much more!
October 15 Saturday - NEW! Inaugural Seafood Festival 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach co-host the inaugural Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. The festival is free to attend, and various seafood vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the event. Look for kid-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment and a corn hole tournament! Jim Quick & Coastline band provides entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Tams will headline the event and perform from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival
Oct. 23 Sunday 7:00 AM, rain or shine. Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon (link includes map) This amazing half marathon race is a South Carolina Dream! Experience Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ and experience a year round, nationally acclaimed vacation destination as you like it best…on your feet. This surfing themed half marathon, with its surfboard finisher medals, surf style bands and awesome post race beach party is the new MUST do race on the Atlantic Coast. Our new and improved course features over 5 miles of oceanfront running! After the event, pull up your beach chair and relax at Plyler Park by the main stage enjoying the post event live entertainment....maybe even take a swim in the warm waves. Why not, it’s Myrtle Beach, come run and have an awesome time!
HALLOWEEN: Here are some Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand Haloween events.
More Halloween information coming soon!
Join Broadway at the Beach in the newly renovated Celebrity Square for a Halloween Bash and Costume Party!
Howl-O-Scream Oct. 31, 2015The City of North Myrtle Beach welcomes all ages to Howl-O-Scream at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The spooktacular Halloween site includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and a variety of scare and scare-free zones. The park will be open to all ages and is free to the public.
Boardwalk Fright Nights
Stroll down the boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard and watch out for live zombies! Party with the undead and take in some live music. Stroll the BOO-levard on Halloween!!
The Market Common:
Participating stores and restaurants in The Market Common will have a balloon on their door. Complimentary Halloween haunted carriage rides will run from 5pm to 8 pm on October 31 Pick up and drop off is in front of Dolce Lusso Salon
Halloween on the Marshwalk
Oct. 31, 2015 Costume contests for kids and adults and trick-or-treating beginning at 5 p.m. The kids' costume contest is up first with prizes for Most Original, Best Duo or Group, Scariest and Funniest for ages 3 and up. First place wins a trophy and candy bag and second places wins a ribbon and candy bag.…
Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach hosts kids' and pets Halloween costume contests starting at 12 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24. The event includes prizes, carousel rides, kids' karaoke, a petting zoo, face painting and more! Return from 5 to 7 p.m. Halloween night for a safe evening of trick-or-treating around the shopping and dining complex.
Nov. 6 Sunday Broadway at the Beach will be the site of the 21st Annual Souper Supper. The festivities will take place on 11/6, from noon to 3 p.m., under a big tent near WonderWorks. Tastings will include up to 75 soups, cool beverages and fresh-baked items by Benjamin's Bakery. Students from the Academy for Technology & Academics will be decorating cupcakes live and restaurant-related vendors will also be there. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.MyrtleBeachACF.com. Adults are $12, children 12 and under are $7. Tickets purchased online, in advance, are slightly cheaper. Additional information can also be found on www.facebook.com/MBACF.
Saturday Nov. 12 and Sunday Nov.13 Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Art in the Park at Valor Park, The Market Common, 1 PM to 4 PM
The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here
Myrtle Beach Area Fireworks
2nd Ave. Pier, 2016. Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing, 2016 Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach, 2016 Fireworks Scheduleorks! Throughout the Year (scheduled so far)
Various locations in Myrtle Beach where fireworks have been scheduled...so far.
Monday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, November 26, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, December 3, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach
Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events
Surfside Beach Upcoming events at Surfside Beach - Surfside Calendar!
Farmer's Market weekly at Passive Park, Surfside Beach, Sunday Serenades schedule and much more listed on the Surfside Beach events calendar.
Look here for100+ 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 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. 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 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.
Seethe website for schedules.
|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 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, 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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