While on vacation in Myrtle Beach, stretch your vacation dollar to the max. From free events such as concerts and firework shows to a relaxing game of miniature golf. Once you enter Myrtle Beach, you'll have a hard time narrowing down your top activity choices.
Create unforgettable memories while enjoying 60-miles of wide, soft sandy beach. Be sure to bring your beach towels, a sheet and/or beach chairs before you get here so you don't have to rent them. Wake up early in the morning, run along the ocean shore and take in the fresh air. It's good for your body, mind and soul! Want to sleep in? Grab a chair, sit down, let your toes sink into the soft sand and just relax in the afternoon while listening to waves rolling in.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach, a 350-acre outdoor entertainment and shopping complex in the heart of Myrtle Beach, surrounds a man-made lake. There are hundreds of people walking and enjoying Broadway every day. There, you can find everything - you name it; you got it! From savory restaurants and family-friendly dining, to live entertainment theaters and exciting nightlife. If you think you will get lost, don't worry, there are big maps all around Broadway to guide you to all locations. All summer long the Heroes Harbor section of Broadway brings the Sprite Under the Stars Concert Series, a variety of free regional concert acts every Tuesday night leading up to a free fireworks extravaganza.
Festivals and Events
Join us every year as The Myrtle Beach Area plays host to many Free Events including the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival. These events are huge, extremely popular, and no entry fee is required. Some include free concerts, meet and greets, playgrounds for kids, and much more. For a list of upcoming events, go to GrandStrandEvents.com.
Live Bands at The Pier at Garden City Beach
Every night from 8:30-11 p.m., all summer long, enjoy live music and the ocean breeze at Garden City Beach Pier. Grab a bite at the pier café, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Considered The Grand Strand's home for contemporary visual art in all mediums since 1977, the Art Museum has been a showcase for living Southern artists including Myrtle Beach's own Alex Powers, Dixie Dugan, and Ouida Salvo. Housed in a restored 1920s beach cottage with signature green-striped awnings and a picturesque tea porch, the Museum has 10 galleries with visual art exhibitions changing throughout the year. The Museum also boasts works of historic regional significance including The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild Collection and the Bishop Collection of Antique Maps and Prints. The Museum has exhibited works from some of America's foremost names in the world of art, including those of John James Audubon, Ansel Adams, and Jasper Johns. Special events are offered regularly. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (843) 238-2510 or visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
First Saturday Art Walk in Conway
Hosted by the Historic District Artists of Conway, this interesting and interactive experience is offered the first Saturday of each month. Working artists open their galleries and studios to visitors to discuss their crafts. Art Walk sights include glass-blowing and quilting demonstrations, wine receptions in galleries, and live music. For one day each October, the City of Conway closes down its streets for "Art and Antiques in the Alley," a celebration of artistry that includes visits by antique dealers, art vendors, pottery demonstrations, and many other artistic outlets.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Visit the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet and experience nature along The MarshWalk which offers great views of the saltwater marsh, birds, and beautiful scenery. Home to many waterfront restaurants, music is in the air once evening rolls around. The MarshWalk is free to enjoy.
Hot Summer Nights
Ocean Boulevard's Hot Summer Nights presents oceanfront concert series from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Plyler Park on the corner of Ocean Boulevard and on Mr. Joe White Avenue in downtown Myrtle Beach. You will enjoy all kinds of music, from rock, jazz, pop, reggae, to Motown and country! This summer there's even more fun than ever happening on Ocean Boulevard. And it's all FREE! So come enjoy the beach's biggest fireworks display at 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday nights until the end of August. Also, there you will find street performers, balloon artists, face painting, stilt-walkers, jugglers and tons of kid-friendly fun including inflatable jumping rooms. Meanwhile, don't forget to get your own caricature. Have a blast! www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com
The Market Common
The Market Common is host to many free events during the summer! Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from mid June until mid August, Grand 14 Cinemas at the Market Common area will show a different kids' movie every week at 10 a.m. FREE admission for everyone! Come enjoy $1 drinks and $1 popcorn. On Fridays in June, July & August, enjoy live music in the gazebos on Howard and Reed Avenues and a complimentary carriage ride through the scenic streets. On Wednesdays, enjoy free movies in Valor Park beginning at 9pm. The Market Common is located on Farrow Parkway off of Business and ByPass 17. For more information, please visit http://marketcommonmb.com/eventgallery.php.
Before you do anything, pick-up some brochures and coupons at our visitor information locations in the Myrtle Beach area. The main visitor information location is located on 1200 N. Oak St. Myrtle Beach, SC. Visitor Centers can also be found at the airport welcome center at 1100 Jetport Rd, Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet on 3401 U.S. 17 Business S. There are a couple of different coupon books that you can pick up at your hotel as well, (one is called Monster Coupon Book and the other is Strand). The coupon books have discounts for almost everything you may want to do in Myrtle Beach - dining, shopping, attractions, etc. Coupons are also online on the official visitor website at www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/coupons. They could save you money!