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Everyone loves the beach, especially the summer fun. But what else can you do when you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach? You may also be interested in our Public Parks.

Have fun spending time in the Grand Strand without spending a lot of money! Visit Public Parks. Enjoy many Grand Strand events and attractions including Savannah's Playground which is open in The Market Common. Here's a short Gallery of photos from Savannah's Playground.

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Listed below is the calendar of festivals and events and free stuff happening RIGHT NOW in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.

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2017 Free Event Calendar For Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Calendar of Current Events!

For Current Free Movie Schedules, please scroll to the bottom of this page..


Find all the local framers' markets on this one convenient page. 8 listings from Little River down to Georgetown.

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 will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.

Farmers' Market at The Market Common is open on Deville St. every Saturday through Sept. 30. The Farmers' Market will offer fresh locally grown produce as well as locally caught seafood each Saturday. Stock up on baked items too!

Every Tuesday through 10/30/17 Farmers' Market Surfside Beach 10 AM - 3 PM at Passive Park Surfside Beach. Event continues weekly until 10/30/17

Through Sept. 30 The Market Common. Here's the summer schedule of festivals and evednts for The Market Common. various dates include Movies Under the Stars, complimentary carriage rides and more.


August 17 Concerts on the Green at The Market Common, Valor Park. The Beatles Tribute Band 7 PM until 10 PM. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Come early for a little shopping then dinner at one of ten fabulous restaurants and top off the evening with a complimentary concert in Valor Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, the kids and even their fur babies. No coolers or outside drinks are allowed. See you there!


Aug. 21 Watch The Great American Solar Eclipse. More than 1 million people are expected in Myrtle Beach for this event. Here's the map.
Myrtle Beach area begins 1:18 pm, Max 99% at 2:47 pm, Ends 4:09 pm
Pawleys Island begins 1:18 pm, Totality starts at 2:47 and lasts 39 sec
Georgetown begins 1:17 pm, Totality starts at2:46 and lasts 1 m 46 sec


Barefoot Landing's SummerFest returns. SummerFest! Summer Fun! features live entertainment in various locations throughout the center every night. Beginning at 7 p.m. in Lakeside Village, near the carousel and Castano's Italian Restaurant, guests can enjoy everyone's favorite comedic entertainer, returning for his ninth year at Barefoot Landing, Nick Pike. Nick was a semi-finalist from "America's Got Talent." He'll perform on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights with juggling, riding his unicycle and spinning a joke or two to keep the whole family in stitches. Friday nights will feature Kids' Karaoke with Larry Tanelli. On Saturday nights, characters from well-known movies and popular shows will be available for photos and meet and greets with guests. Beginning at 7 p.m., seven nights a week, Jazz saxophonist Don Colton, steel drummers John Mastroberti and Justin Matthews, and guitarist Chris Elswick will perform by TBonz Gill & Grill as well as many other locations. There will also be face painting and a variety of strolling entertainers, including the Shoreline Brass Band, which will perform on select nights. During SummerFest! there will be fireworks spectaculars every Monday night over the lake at 9:30 p.m. "Barefoot Lanading is he ideal place for families to spend time together and have fun while enjoying the scenic natural beauty and abundant wildlife." said Kim Kelley, marketing manager for Burroughs & Chapin. "SummerFest! always brings smiles to the faces of parents and children, enhancing the Barefoot Landing experience, which is all about shopping, dining and relaxing." For more information about Barefoot Landing, visit, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...or call 843-272-8349.


NOW through Sept. 3 Broadway at the Beach Summer Nights. Free Nightly Entertainment Series. Summer Fun!

Guests will experience reconnecting through music while enjoying Mr. Nigel, who is returning for his fourth year at Broadway at the Beach. He will perform in Center Court every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Returning for her third year at Broadway at the Beach is Shelley Sasser from Dino Capone's School of Rock. Shelley is a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose musical influences span all genres. She will be performing many well-known favorites Friday, Sateurday and Sunday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Center Court. Additional entertainment will feature princess and superhero character appearances on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. near Pavilion Park West. There will be face painting for kids near Center Court on Tuesday and Friday nights, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Costumed stilt walkers, fire dancers, Ripley's Ruckus and the Conway Celtic Bagpipers will be strolling the compex on select nights all starting at 7 p.m. Spontaneous "pop up" performances will occur throughout the season in Heroes Harbor on the stage near Margaritaville and will feature Mini-Starz the first Saturday of each month, July through September, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other enteetainment including musical performances, balloon artists, and more will also appear in this area at various times during the summer. Broadway at the Beach's weekly fireworks extravaganzas are also set to return every Tuesday night at 10 p.m., June 6 through August 29 and every Friday night also at 10 p.m., June 23 through August 18. In addition, two special shows will be featured July 4 and September 3, both at 10 p.m. All fireworks are sponsored exclusivelyby Helicopter Adventures.
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Friday and Saturday, September 1-2 (Labor Day weekend) 12th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center and The Market Common. Festivities at the family-friendly event begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.  It’s free to attend, and attracts 7,500 to 10,000 participants!  Barbecue teams from around the state sign up to compete, so prepare to eat at the event.  Parking is free and available throughout The Market Common area.  Horry-Georgetown Technical College is located at 950 Crabtree Lane, near Grand Park.  For more festival information and schedules, visit


Summer Beach Calendar for Hot Summer Nights, downtown on the Boardwalk. Now through September, have fun on the Boardwalk! Keep an eye on the calendar for eventw!

North Myrtle Beach Summer Fun calendar 2017: Don't miss downtown North Myrtle Beach, going on now!  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 your beach chair! Fun for all ages!

Thursday, August 17 – Main Street – Painted Man (R&B/Variety)
Thursday, August 24 –  Horseshoe – The Holiday Banad (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 – Jill Quick & Coastline Band(Variety)


North Myrtle Beach - Now through 10/27/17 "Movies @ McLean". Spend Friday evenings watching a movie under the stars.  All movies shown are G or PG rated and are subject to change depending upon availability. Movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset.  Bring your beach chair, blanket, grab popcorn and a drink from the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club. Admission is FREE. Bring a beach chair or blanket Open to all ages. Location: McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach. For day of event weather information call the ‘Rec Check’ hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3


Sunday Serenades – Every Sunday, 2 pm to 5 pm – Passive Park: 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 Sept. 24th


Sept. 1 through Sept 3: The Seventh Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival returns for a delightful culinary adventure over Labor Day Weekend, Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3, 2017. The festival events will be in the parking lot behind Pavilion Park Central, near the Welcome Center on the 21st Avenue side of Broadway at the Beach.  Fort a list and schedule of events, view the information from

Mon. Sept. 11 North Myrtle Beach 9-11 CANDLELIGHT VIGIL Commemorate our loved ones that fell victim to the 9-11 attacks.  The North Myrtle Beach Lions Club begins the day by welcoming individuals to the city by waving American flags on North Myrtle Beach bridges.  An evening ceremony begins at 7:00 pm with ocean view backgrounds, located in the Horseshoe (end of Main Street).  Rolling Thunder will ride motorcycles into the event to publicize the POW-MIA issue, followed by several color guards. 


Sept. 29 through October 1 The Carver Street Economic Renaissance Corporation presents the Second Annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival, Friday through Sunday, September 29-October 1.  The celebration takes place along Carver Street, between 18th Avenue North and 21st Avenue North.  This event features some of the the area’s finest musical artists, including Marcus Anderson, Charlie Snuggs, Horry County School Jazz, James “Bull” Canty, West African Drummers, Painted Man, Gino Castillo, Ashley Aluv, Chocolate Chip and Company, Don Colton, Mike Frost Band, Special Blend, Shableek and T-Ray the Violinist.  Here's more information about the Second Annual Jazz Festival. Here are my photos from last year.


September 30 North Myrtle Beach 14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival The free Irish Italian International Festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surroundinan Irish International Theme.


October 6 and 7 - Myrtle Beach Seafood Event. The 2017 Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival is a destination event that will celebrate the multitude of local seafood restaurants and eateries along the Grand Strand! The festival is free to attend and in addition to a variety of seafood vendors, it will offer kid's free live entertainment, a beer & wine garden. You'll purchase food directly from participating vendors. More info here


October 7, Sat. S.C.'s Largest Garage Sale 7 AM to 21 PM. Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Thousands of people attend this event that fills more than 100,000 sq. ft. of space.


Saturday, October 7, 2017 - South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale in the Exhibit Hall. Calling all bargain-hunters! South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in the Exhibit Hall. On-line registration vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12. Here's my photo with my sister-in-law last year! For moreinformation contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or


Nov. 1 - 5, 2017 American Heart Association Beach Ride Beach Ride information



Base Recreation Center, Senior Movie Schedule coming soon,. Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1. each.  3:00 p.m., Friday,

Senior Movie Schedule…  Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the recreation center, located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

·         3:00 p.m., Friday, August 18 – Before I Fall (PG-13), Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, August 25 – Split (PG-13), James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, September 1 – Everybody Loves Somebody (PG-13), Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, September 8 – The Shak (PG-13), Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, September 15 – The Space Between Us (PG-13), Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, September 22 – Hidden Figures (PG), Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, September 29 – Three Generations (PG-13), Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, October 6 – The Sense of an Ending (PG-13), Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, October 13 – The Great Wall (PG-13), Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, October 20 – Collide (PG-13), Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones
·         3:00 p.m., Friday, October 27 – The Lost City of Z (PG-13), Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller


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 the 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.

Myrtle Beach Area Fireworks
2nd Ave. Pier, 2017. Fireworks schedule
Barefoot Landing 2017 Fireworks Schedule
Broadway at the Beach, 2017 Fireworks Schedule


Grand Strand Calendar of Events Grand Strand Events


Barefoot Landing activities! Be sure to check this Calendar of Events.


North Myrtle Beach Recreation Current and Upcoming Events


Surfside Beach Upcoming events Surfside Beach - 2017 Event List


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 andrecreation 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 trasil and roads with Share the Road signs, you can ride or walk from Murrell’s Inlet to Pawleys 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.
Donations accepted
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!
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 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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