Now that school’s out, you’re probably looking for ways to keep the kids entertained. Here’s a list of free and cheap activities that might help. Most are kid-friendly; there are a few for adults, as well:
June 14-16• Every Friday through Aug. 30 from 6-9 p.m., The Market Common is offering free carriage rides. You can catch the carriage in front of Tommy Bahama.
• On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops is holding a Family Summer Camp. Admission is free. This event includes free craft activities, free workshops (archery, bird watching, camping, shooting, fishing), free homemade ice cream (Saturday only), a catch and release pond, a free family photo, and other free activities (shooting range, shooting arcade, casting targets, and more). Go to http://www.basspro.com for the schedule.
• All summer long, Fun Warehouse in Myrtle Beach is participating in a national Kids Skate Free program for kids ages 10 and under. Each week, the kids will get passes that they can use to skate for free (the passes are accepted on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays). Skate rental is not included. You’ll need to sign your kids up to get the free skating passes at http://kidsskatefree.com/.
June 18• Grand 14 Cinema at The Market Common will be showing free kids’ movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. They’ll also be selling popcorn and drinks for $1 each. This week’s movie is “The Smurfs.” Go to http://www.marketcommonmb.com for the complete schedule.
June 22-23• From 6-8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, there will be a Fire Circus performance on the stage at Heroes Harbor at Broadway at the Beach. Admission is free. According to the Broadway at the Beach website, Fire Circus is “a unique style of entertainment creating an atmosphere of excitement, while maintaining the illusion of danger through hypnotic visual and stylistic elements.”
• Art in the Park, an art show put on by the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, will be held in Chapin Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Local artists will be displaying a variety of artwork, including paintings, woodwork, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stonework.