From a Local...by Patricia Blackstock
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Everyone loves the beach, but what else can you do when you're vacationing 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 playgroundis is open in The Market Comnmon, Here's a short Gallery of photos ffrom Savannah's Playground.
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Listed belowis a calendar fo current festivals and events events happening RIGHT NOW in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand
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!)
2017 Free Event Calendar For Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand Calendar of Current Events!
For Current Free Movie Schedules, please scroll to the bottom of this page
Myrtle’s Market 2017 is open! 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a full complement of vendors offering homegrown produce, fresh fruits and unique food items. The farmers market will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.
Through April 30 - SOS Spring Safari North Myrtle Beach. 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! They find it at the SOS Spring Safari!
April 29 - Third Annual “Blue Lights and Red Stripes” Flag Football Game 2017 Myrtle Beach Police and Fire Departments, plus the Boys and Girls Club 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29
Ashley Booth Field, 704 33rd Avenue North. The Myrtle Beach Police and Fire Departments are teaming up with the boys' and girls' club of the Grand Strnd for an exhibition-style flag football game at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, at Ashley Booth Field. Admission is free, and donations to the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand are welcome. for more information, contact Diane Buonto at 843-712-1977.
April 29 - 9th annual Dragon Boat Festival, Grand Park in The Market Common. The 9th annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival at Market Common, starting at 8 A.M. The Festival Ground Zero’s largest annual fundraiser helping us in working toward our mission of creating experiences to generate an uprising of teenagers coming to Christ, living for Him, and impacting their world.
Upcoming car shows at Broadway at the Beach. Thanks to Jamie Wilburn, Public Relations Coordinator Lesnik Himmelsbach Wilson Hearl
Ripley's Auto Show
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event is in partnership with the Myrtle Beach Car Club. Classic, antique and exotic cars or trucks are invited to enter the show. Attendees can enjoy music, give-aways and vote for their favorite classic car.
Back To Summer Car Show
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All cars, trucks and other vehicles welcome. Registration is $20 per vehicle and is from 9 a.m.until noon. There will be giveaways, raffles and awards later in the day.
22nd Annual Corvettes At Myrtle Beach
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come out to Broadway at the Beach for this popular event. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the show.
Registration for all events: $115 per couple / $70 single
The fee includes a banquet on Friday, June 2, 2017 and the entry of one car in the show. Each additional car is $10. Registration must be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Entry Fees For Car Show Only:
Pre-register: $25 (Submitted by May 20, 2017)
Day of Show Registration: $30
May 1 - 31. Military Appreciation Days View the entire schedule HERE Some of the highlights include the Military Appreciation Days parade, to be held on Saturday, May 27, on Farrow Parkway at Grand Park. The Military Appreciation Committee is retuning the parade and picnic to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at The Market Common. Come meet Grand Marshal Alek Skarlatos on Saturday and enjoy the Big Family Picnic, various exhibits and a live performance by the Andrew Thielen Big Band plus more!
May 2, 9, 16, 23 and weekly thereafter. Farmers' Market Surfside Beach 10 AM - 3 PM at Passive Park Surfside Beach. Event contunues weekly until 10/30/17
May 12 -21, 2017
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally is set for May 12-21, 2017 and will feature bike shows, vendors, tours and more around the Grand Strand. Enjoy cruising daycations to Charleston or up to Wilmington, N.C. Harley locations ate hot spots throughout the week, along with hangouts like Jamin' Leather, Beaver Bar, the Rat Hole, Suck Bang Blow, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ocean Annie's
Read more HERE
May. 20 and 21, 2017 The 36th annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will host lots of food, fun, arts, crafts and more! The event takes place along the Little River waterfront and hosts a kids' area with tons of games and things to do. Admission is $4 in advance or $5 at the door for ages 13 and up. This event is family and biker-friendly. CLICK HERE to view more details about the 2017 Blue Crab Festival.
May. 20 Saturday at 8 A.M. 5K Scholarship Fundraiser at Grand Park, The Market Common. This cross country style course event winds through the fields and around the lake at Grand Park in The Market Common. Proceeds go to the Myrtle Beach RecreationYouth Scholarship fund to allow children in the community the opportunity to participate in recreational activities. The 5K costs only $20, and day of registration is 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium , 1004 Crabtree Lane City residents may pre-register at any city recreation. register online,visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/MyrtleBeach/GrandPark5k Questions? Contact Ryan Capu to at
843-918-1476 or email@example.com
May. 26 and 29, 2017 Black Biker Week (Atlantic Bike Week)O Over 30 Confirmed Parties/Events, 5 Large scale Night Clubs, Hundreds of MC's choosing Myrtle Beach for Memorial Day Weekend, tons of SC's on deck, thousands of party people already booked and ready to roll, and tons of people coming for the First time! Here's a link ffor more information.
May 28 Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade, Surfside Beach. 1 PM - 2 PM Ocean Blvd. Surfside Beach, There will be food and craft vendors, with live music and free admissio
May 28: Sunday Serenades in Passive Park, Surfside Beach.It’s the first event in the summer long series of live acoustic music from local artists. Free admission, weather permitting, from 2 to 4 pm Sunday Serenades run until September 24th.
May 29: Memorial Day Service at 2:30 pm at the Veteran’s Memorial in Passive Park on Surfside Drive. This event will honor all who served our country.
June 2 – 3, 2017 Save the Dates for Sun Fun Festival 2017
Downtown Myrtle Beach at Plyler Park, the beach in front of Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard and Boardwalk Entertainment will include the Sun Fun Parade, Shag Contest, Too Much Sylvia, the Swingin’ Medallions, a dunking book, ring toss, Sun Fun Jail, and much more! All Sun Fun Events and Schedules are here.
June 8 - 11 Carolina Country Music Fest The 2017 will celebrate the 3rd annual event will be held June 9-11, 2017 at the former Pavilion site in Myrtle Beach. Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Jason Alden will headline this event! Other performers include Billy Currington, Big and Rich, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Kip Noore and more. Here's the official website for the Coiybtry Music Fest
June 20 - Thurs. Hula Show, Surfside Beach Pier, 7 P.M. - 8 P.M. This weekly event continues weekly until 7/31/17
Summer Schedule 2017 Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street. Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience tthe many restaurants Main St. in North Myrtle Beach, listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop. Kick back and unwind with us in your beach chair on Main St. All Concerts are from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Admission: FREE Bring a beach chair! Fun for all ages!
Thursday, May 18 – Horseshoe – The Entertainers (Beach)
Thursday, May 25 – Main Street – Ntranze (Motown/Variety)
Thursday, June 1 – Horseshoe – Envision (Beach/Motown)
Thursday, June 8 – Main Street – Atwater (Country/Variety)
Thursday, June 15 – Horseshoe – The Fantastic Shakers (Beach)
Thursday, June 22 – Main Street – PaperWork (Rock/Pop)
Thursday, June 29 – Horseshoe – Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
Thursday, July 6 – Main Street – The Davidson Brothers (Country)
Thursday, July 13 – Horseshoe – The Catalinas (Beach)
Thursday, July 20 – Main Street – Tru Sol (Motown/Variety)
Thursday, July 27 – Horseshoe – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot (Beach/Variety)
Thursday, August 3 – Main Street – Black Glass Band (Rock)
Thursday, August 10 – Horseshoe – Midnight Aallie (Beach/Variety)
Thursday, August 17 – Main Street – Painted Main (R&B/Variety)
Thursday, August 24 – Horseshoe – The Holiday Band (Beach/Variety)
Thursday, August 31 – Main Street – Brick House Band (Variety)
Thursday, September 7 – Horseshoe – The Embers ft. Craig Woolard (Beach)
Thursday, September 14 – Main Street – CC & Co (Motown/Top 40)
Thursday, September 21 – Horseshoe – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band (Beach/Blues)
Thursday, September 28 – Main Street – Jil Quick & Coastline Band (Variety)
October 6 and 7 - Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, (more info coming soon)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - in the Exhibit Hall. South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on On-line registration for vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12. For more information, contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Barefoot Landing Summer Fest Jun 01, 2017 - Sep 02, 2017 - 7 pm to 10 pm. Every evening starting on June 1 and running through September 2, things come alive with musical entertainment, fun for the kids and of course, fireworks every Monday evening. Click on Barefoot Landing's Calendar of Events
Nov.4, 2017 American Heart Association Beach Ride (more information coming)
MOVIES! MOVIES! MOVIES! FREE!
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.
April 28 – The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13), Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Jackston
Free Movie Schedule for Chapin Memorial Library Join the cinematic fun from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. Participants must be 18 years old or over. Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own non alcoholic beverage.
1:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)
1:30 p.m., Friday, May 5 – Solace (2015)
1:30 p.m., Friday, May 12 – Doctor Strange (2016)
1:30 p.m., Friday, May 19 – Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Casual Play 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 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.
Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events
Barefoot Landing activities! Be saure to check this Calendar of Events.
North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events
Surfside Beach Upcoming events Surfside Beach - Surfside Beach Calendar!
The Market Common
Calendar, Events and Happenings are listed here
Look here for 100+ Best 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 at 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 Ellizabeth. 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!
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. Anaother suggesting 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 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 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, 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 at 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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