Happy Halloween! In addition to the last of the Halloween events, there’s a wide variety of free and cheap activities to choose from over the next few weeks, so there’s sure to be something that will please everyone. Here’s the list:
Oct. 31-Nov. 2
• The restaurants on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk are throwing an adults-only Halloween party starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. This event includes live music, food and drink specials, and a costume contest with prizes.
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• If you’re looking for a safe place to take the kids trick-or-treating, here are some options: Broadway at the Beach (4:30-6:30 p.m.), the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk (5-6 p.m.), Barefoot Landing (5-7 p.m.).
• The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon Chapin Art Museum is holding a Dia de los Muertos Family Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes games, crafts, art projects, food for purchase, traditional dancing, roving Mariachi music, children’s pinatas and more.
• On Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., the American Culinary Federation is holding its annual Souper Supper in Valor Park. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids. You can buy them online at http://www.myrtlebeachacf.com/. This event features soup, bread, beverage and dessert samples from around 50 local chefs. There will also be beer and wine for purchase.
• The annual Snowball Drop will take place at 10 a.m. on Laurel Street between Third and Fourth avenues in downtown Conway. Admission is free. During the Snowball Drop, around 1,500 ping-pong balls with store names and prize numbers written on them will be fired into the air from a snowball cannon. The ping-pong balls can be redeemed for discounts and prizes at the shops in downtown Conway.
• At 10 a.m., all Lowe’s home improvement stores will hold a free workshop for kids ages 5-12. The kids will be building a science lab. Go tohttp://lowesbuildandgrow.com
to register your child.
• The annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals begins that Thursday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and runs through Nov. 16. Tickets are $8.50 in advance for adults ($4 for kids 2-12) for a single day pass; $13 for a multi-day pass. It will cost you an extra $1 per adult ticket (50 cents for kids) if you buy your tickets at the gate. Parking is $3. The show features more than 350 vendors selling fine arts, crafts, imported gifts, toys, gourmet foods, clothing and more. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For advance tickets, go tohttp://www.dickenschristmasshow.com