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6 Free Family-Friendly Things To Do At Broadway At The Beach And Barefoot Landing

  By  Leslie Perkins
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Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience filled with endless entertainment opportunities this summer! From leisurely evening walks to mesmerizing fireworks displays, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With an abundance of free, family friendly activities awaiting you in the heart of Myrtle Beach and the charming waterfront ambiance of North Myrtle Beach, you'll have ample opportunities to create cherished memories with your loved ones.

Take a dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach or Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, where you'll discover a diverse entertainment options, each promising to deliver fun and excitement for visitors of all ages. Don't let this summer pass you by without experiencing the magic and joy that await you at these fun beachfront destinations!

Here are some of our favorite ongoing entertainment options that are FREE at Broadway at the Beach in the heart of Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach:

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1. The Hangout - Come experience fun at The Hangout! It's free to enjoy their outdoor entertainment and boasts fun for the entire family. Every Thursday, there is live music on their lawn from 6pm-10pm. From their sand pit to their bubble machines, The Hangout is the place to be!

2. Character Meet and Greet - Meet some of the most iconic characters you love every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday near The Grumpy Monk from 7-9pm. Fun for kids of all ages!

3. Over the Moon Variety Show - Featuring fire & led dancers, Jugglers and more on the Heroes Harbor stage near Margaritaville. Don't miss this unique opportunity to view great local talent every Sunday and Monday and 8pm and 9pm.

4. Fireworks Extravaganza - every Tuesday and Friday enjoy a gorgeous fireworks display at 10pm (weather permitting)

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Barefoot Landing

Live Oak Children’s Playground - The playground in Dockside Village area offers an abundance of shade provided by majestic live oak trees and enjoys a refreshing breeze from the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. It boasts a unique PlayOdyssey® Treehouse Tower, complemented by nature-inspired climbing structures.

Summerfest - Enjoy nightly music and entertainment every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from June through September at Summerfest! Bands and performers put on their best show each night for your entertainment. From country to rock, Americana, pop and more, you can sit back in a complimentary lawn chair or bring your own, grab a bite to eat or a drink and enjoy some toe tapping tunes from 7 pm to 10 pm. Completely free entertainment!

Character Meet and Greet - Visit with various characters as they stroll Barefoot Landing every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 pm to 9 pm during SummerFest. Perfect photo opportunity for the entire family!


About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor's Cup, it was deemed the state's best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

About Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, located at 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, is owned and managed by Burroughs & Chapin, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping venue with attractions and other leisure amenities to deliver an outdoor-centric recreational experience. Its unique seaport-style architecture, proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, and lake combine to create a charming coastal village atmosphere ideal for shopping, dining, and social interaction. Boardwalks and bridges weave through the 100-acre nature-friendly complex and its wide variety of specialty and retail shops, waterfront restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Ashlee Carson

Ashlee Carson grew up in Northwest Ohio but has lived in Myrtle Beach since graduating from the University of Central Florida in Spring of 2006 with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations. She was a former Public Relations intern at the Chamber of Commerce in the Summer of 2005 where her excitement for writing about Myrtle Beach began. Ashlee has two children, and loves boating, the beach, fishing and exploring everything the Grand Strand has to offer.