Myrtle Beach on the Cheap | Toys, live music and more

07/23/2014 12:00 AM

07/19/2014 9:56 PM

There’s something going on for just about everyone over the next few weeks in Myrtle Beach. If you enjoy arts and crafts, toys, music, family activities or food events, I think you’ll find something on this list to suit you.

July 25-27

• An interactive ToyTime exhibit will be on display at the National Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum in North Myrtle Beach every day through Nov. 1. The exhibit is free with museum admission ($6 for adults; $5 for seniors 60+; $4 for kids ages 4-12; free for kids 3 and under). The exhibit includes 14 large-scale versions of popular folk toys from around the world. The toys demonstrate laws of physics, including gravity, inertia, rhythm, harmonic motion and mechanics. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
• The Mark Roberts Band is performing live on the Celebrity Square stage at Broadway at the Beach at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Drinks will be available for purchase.
• On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Bass Pro Shops is holding a Professional Bull Riders Family Event. Admission is free. This event includes craft activities, giveaways, face painting, a cowboy and cowgirl contest (Sunday at 2:30 p.m.), bull roping and stick bull riding.

Aug. 1-3

• The annual Craftsman Art & Crafts Festival begins on Friday and runs through Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Tickets are $8 for adults; $1 for kids (ages 6-12); free for kids 5 and under. Parking is $3. You’ll get a $2 discount on your adult tickets if you buy them online by July 31 ( This event features original designs and works from hundreds of artists and craftspeople from across America. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
• On Saturday, Sun Coast Christian Church at 4319 Little River Road is holding a Mid-Summer Fair and Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes barbecue plates ($8), an arts and crafts fair, face painting, a bake sale, door prizes and more.
• From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, all Home Depot locations are holding a free workshop for kids ages 5-12. The kids will be building a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder.

JULIE HENRY is a freelance writer, editor and project manager. She owns and operates Myrtle Beach on the Cheap.

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