From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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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. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannaah's Playground.
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Here are current events, festivals and happenings in Myrtle Beach RIGHT NOW
Free! Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand Events are listed velow.
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 Event Calendar For Myrtle Beach
And North Myrtle Beach
Calendar of Current Events!
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For Free Movie Schedule, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Myrtle's Market has re-opened for the season.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Keep current with their Facebook page!
Sceoll ro bottom of page for free mivue schedule.
Fall Entertainment on the Boardwalk now through October 31
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District
Here's the calendar!
October 27th Chapin Memorial Library Family Pumpkin Decorating Activity 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Attend and let your pumpkin creativity shine bright. A storytime will follow the activity.
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, and much more. Take your family for the fun events going on now at Bareftoot Landing,
October 27th Family Pumpkin Decorating Activity 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27 Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North Attention families and friends! Join us at Chapin Memorial Library for a fun, pumpkin decorating session from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27. Attend and let your pumpkin creativity shine bright. A storytime will follow the activity.
Barefoot Landing Every Saturday in October, Barefoot Landing will host a free movie showing in the Carousel Courtyard. All movies will begin at 7 p.m., so families with little ones can come out to this free event without keeping the kids up too late. As a special treat, guests will receive one free sample bag of Colette's movie theater popcorn. There will also be free face painting and a bounce house for kids to enjoy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oct. 29 - Hocus Pocus
Everyone is encouraged to bring seating. All movies are weather permitting and movies and times are subject to change.
North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Festivals, Music and Events
Oct. 30 Suuday Annual “Walk for the Animals” Festival 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30 Valor Memorial Garden, 1120 Farrow Parkway Join the Grand Strand Humane Society for the Annual “Walk for the Animals Festival” from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30, at Valor Memorial Garden in The Market Common. Enjoy pet-related contests, games and a parade! Some of the Grand Strand Humane Society’s dogs will be available for adoption. For more information, please call 843-918-4911.
FREE HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS!
Here are some Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand Halloween events and activities.
Join Broadway at the Beach in the newly renovated Celebrity Square for a Halloween Bash and Costume Party! October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach
Howl-O-Scream October 29 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Admission: $5.00 per vehicle. The Complex transforms into a safe haven for the thrill seekers in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University’s Recreation Management class for an array of activities to include hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. Halloween Scare free and Scare Zones offer a variety of excitement levels that is sure to satisfy all.
Saturday, October 29. Halloween Party at Pepper Geddings 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29
Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 North Oak Street Kids, ages 14 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy carnival games, a photo booth, prizes and more! A costume contest for kids begins at 5:30 p.m., so wear your most creative and spookiest attire. It’s all free and open to the public. Canned goods will be collected at the event for the local food bank.
Boardwalk Fright Nights
Stroll down the Boardwalk and Ocean Blvd. The Halloween season is in full swing with “Fright Nights” on various evenings, October 14 through 31, in the Boardwalk Entertainment District and on Ocean Boo-levard! See live zombies, great off-season discounts at area shops and restaurants, haunted attractions and more!
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 from 5:00 to 11:00 Fun and prizes to the whole family! All eight of the MarshWalk restaurants will have great food and drink specials. Ther sponsor for the event will be Crystal Head Vodka will run a pub-crawl with demonstrations and giveaways. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm with Trick-or-Treating along the MarshWalk for the kids. The annual Children’s Costume Contest is at 6:00 pm in front of Drunken Jack’s at the Pirate Statue. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, best group, funniest, and the scariest for kids ages three and up. Kids ages two and under will compete for the Awes Applause award. Prizes include trophies, ribbons, and candy bags.
Barefoot Landing Free BooFest at Barfeoot Landing on Oct 29 from noon – 4:00 pm. Come dressed in your Halloween best for BooFest at Barefoot Landing! Enjoy live entertainment, activities and food!
Nov. 6 Sunday - "Souper Supper" 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 this event can be purchased online at www.MyrtleBeachACF.com. Adults $12, children 12 and under $7. Additional information can also be found on www.facebook.com/MBACF.
Nov. 6 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, November 6 Set your clocks back one hour (“fall back”) when you go to bed Saturday night, November 5. It’s also a good time to check and change the batteries in your smoke detectors! Smoke detectors save lives – if they are working
Nov. 9th - Nov 16th 34th Annual American Heart Association. Lakewood Camping Resirt. See them at te Myrtle Beach State Prk. Horses on the Beach! Beach Ride 2016
Nov. 10th -Dickens Christmas Show and Festival Myrtle Beach Convenrtion Center. There is a fee for this event. Learn more!
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
Saturday Nov. 19 Lighting of the Landing (Christmas tree at Barefoot Landing) and Santa's arrival! Details regarding this event on the Barefoot Landing website.
Saturday Nov. 19 - The Market Common The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Saturday, November 19th from 6pm - 8pm in front of the Grand 14 Cinema. The event will feature Santa’s arrival at 6:15 PM! From 6:15 - 7 PM enjoy Beach Brass Quintet and holiday music on stage.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Train rides, carnival games, food vendors, balloon art and face paint art
6:00 to 6:15 p.m. – Ruckus Drumline performance
6:15 p.m. – Beach Brass Quintet performance
6:20 p.m. – Santa Claus arrives and lights the tree!
6:20 to 8:00 p.m. – Santa visits with children and poses for photos in his sleigh
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Vocal Edition performance
The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here
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, October 27 – The Confirmation (PG-13), Clive Owen November 4- Ghostbusters (PG-13), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wig
November 11- Café Society (PG-13), Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson
November 18- The Shallows (PG-13), Blake Lively
November 25- Close for Thanksgiving- No movie
December 2- Me Before You (PG-13), Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
December 9- Captain America: Civil War (PG-13), Chris Evans, Robert Downey
December 16- Now You See Me Two (PG-13), Jesse Eisenberg, Woody, Harrelson
December 23- Love and Friendship (PG), Kate Beckinsale
December 30- Finding Altamira (NR), Antonio Banderas
January 6- God’s Not Dead Two (PG), Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe
January 13- Mother’s Day (PG-13), Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts
January 20- Genius (PG-13), Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman
January 27- Equals (PG-13), Kristen Stewart
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)
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 Events Calendar.
March 20, 2017 - Registration is underway for the 20th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 2-4, 2017! The marathon itself is Saturday, March 4, 2017. 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 Myrtle Beach Marathon's web page.
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 iun 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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