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What's happening RIGHT NOW? Festivals and Events

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Everyone loves the beach, especially in the summer! But what else can hyou do when you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach? Have fun spending time in the Grand Strand! Visit Public Parks. Feed the ducks at Broadway at the Beach. 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, 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 will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdaty 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 farmer's market will offer fresh locally grown produce as well as locally caught seafood each Saturday. Stock up on baked items too!

May 16, 23 and weekly thereafter. Farmers' Market Surfside Beach 10 AM - 3 PM at Passive Park Surfside Beach. Event continues weekly until 10/30/17

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


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.


Starting June 1, 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 other locations. There will also be face painting and a variety of strolling entertainment, 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 Landing is the 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 near Broadway at the Beach's Guest Services Center 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 entertainment 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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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!

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, 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 Man (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 – Jill Quick & Coastline Band(Variety)


July 2,9,16,23,30 – Sunday Serenades – 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


4th of July

FIREWORKS! Here's the link for Myrtle Beach 4th of July fireworks locations and times

From the Shore Flyover 2017 Along the South Carolina Coast Salute from the Shore announces the return of F-16s and vintage military aircraft for its seventh annual Fourth of July Flyover event!  On Tuesday, July 4, stop to look to the sky and salute past and present military members!  Salute from the Shore was founded for the purpose of honoring our armed forces on Independence Day.  Millions gather on the beach in patriotic attire to wave flags and demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest.  To see the 2017 flyover schedule, visit

July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks in Murrells Inlet, starting at 5:00 PM

4th of July celebration with Garth and Friends, Surfside Drive Tuesday 6 to 10 (Note: no town fireworks)


July 11, 18, 25 Hula Show, Surfside Beach Pier, 7 P.M. - 8 P.M.


July 12, 19, 26 Crafter’s Cove for kids, 9:30 am to 11: am  at the Surfside pier  


July 20 (Thurs.) - Jason Aldean Tribute Band. Third Thursday Concert On The Green, Valor Park, The Market Common. Live music from 7 PM until 10 PM. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, the kids and even the fur babies. No coolers or outside drinks are allowed. See you there!


August 25 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 the fur babies. No coolers or outside drinks are allowed. See you there!


October 6 and 7 - Myrtle Beach Seafood Event. More information HERE


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 for vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12. For more information, contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or


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



Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room.  Participants must be 18 years of age, or older.  Children must be accompanied by adults. Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.  Call 843-918-1275 for details.
1:30 p.m., Friday, July 7 – Split (PG-13)
1:30 p.m., Friday, July 28 – Silence (R)


Base Recreation Center, 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, June 30 – Rules Don’t Apply (PG-13), Warren Beatty
3:00 p.m., Friday, July 7 – Arrival (PG-13) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
3:00 p.m., Friday, July 14 – Keeping Up with the Joneses (PG-13), Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot
3:00 p.m., Friday, July 21 – Inferno (PG-13), Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones

Casual Play Gme 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 (scheduled so far)
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 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 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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