Taking A Stroll Through Market Common
SoHo Shops at The Market Common
SoHo Shops at The Market Common are located on South Howard (SoHo) Avenue just past the main stores. You are invited to shop and browse the more than a dozen locally owned shops.
This community of all local businesses provides a wide variety of retail shopping, custom jewelry, coffee shops, dining, art studio, bakery, bike shop, cafe, ice cream, yogurt, real estate offices, hair salons, nail salons, beauty spas, pet grooming, and much more. The SoHo Shops at The Market Common provides a relaxing village environment. Stroll from store to store and shop at some of Myrtle Beach’s and The Market Common’s best small businesses.
Soho Shoppes at Market Common
Horry Georgetown Technical College – Grand Strand Campus
Proud home of the state-of-the-art International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Where future world class chefs are trained in the latest culinary arts. The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach provides bakery/patisserie laboratories, a nutrition lab, production and training kitchens, an outdoor barbeque kitchen, greenhouse, wine cellar, beverage bar, chef’s bar, chef’s table, and an amphitheater.
For those interested a career in one the the health-science programs, many of HGTC’s health related courses are taught here.
For more information on “Horry Tech”, click here.
Grand Park at Market Common
Grand Park is home to many large family-friendly festivals. Located along Farrow Parkway, not many weekends go by that you can’t drive past Grand Park and not find something going on.
Some of the annual festivals and events that happen at Grand Park are:
- Dragon Boat Festival and Races, organized by Ground Zero which is typically held in April and admission to watch is FREE.
- Fiesta Italiana, hosted by Sons and Daughters of Italy, is a two day event celebrating Italian food and culture held in June and another is October. Admission is $2. Food prices vary from $2 to $5.
- Oktoberfest, a two day festival usually in October that celebrates German culture, beer and food with live entertainment and games for the kids. Admission is FREE.
- Irish Fest, held March 11, celebrates the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day. Admission is FREE. Beer cost from $4 to $5.
- Beach, Boogie, and BBQ is a huge 2-day barbecue event you don’t want to miss. It is typically held in the fall and admission if FREE. BBQ plate prices vary from $5 to $7.
Valor Park is located across the street from Grand Park at the corner of Farrow Parkway and Nevers Street. It may be small in size, but holds some big time festivals.
- Art in the Park
Held several times a year, this FREE artist run event features original work from numerous local artists. This can include not only painted art but, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, stone and all sorts of mixed media works. All items will be for sale. 2020 Art in the Park dates are April 25 & 26, October 10 & 11, November 14 & 15. Come on out and support your local artists!
- Movies Under the Stars
Enjoy FREE family movies under a beautiful Myrtle Beach moon. Bring your blanket or lounge chair and make an evening out of it. Start time is usually around dusk. The 2020 movie schedule hasn’t been set as of yet, but when it is, we’ll post it.
The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, sometimes referred to as the “Base Rec Center”, is home and host numerous free or inexpensive activities. The Base Recreation Center includes a ballroom, a stage and several meeting rooms. Looking for something to do during the weekdays? Billiards, horseshoes and table tennis are available during business hours and are free of charge!
For a small fee, dancing and dance lessons are offered, you can also learn to play the guitar. Check out our more in-depth article on what’s going on at the Base Rec Center.
The Market Common Restaurant District is located in the heart of Market Common. Decide whether you would like ice cream, pizza, Italian, Chinese or Mexican. So many restaurants to choose from and so little time!
810 Billiards & Bowling
Cold Stone Creamery
Crepe Creation Café
King Street Grille
Peace, Love and Little Donuts
The Brass Tap
The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar (located inside 810 Billiards & Bowling)
The Uncommon Chocolatier
Travinia Italian Kitchen
Ultimate California Pizza
Toffino’s Italian Bakery, Deli & Pizzeria, although not a part of the Restaurant District, Toffino’s was here long before there was a Market Common. Toffino’s is located at the corner of Farrow Parkway and Johnson Street.
All information regarding business hours and specials are always subject to change.
SC Department of Motor Vehicles
Located at 1330 Howard Pkwy, is a full-service DMV branch. For more detailed information, please go to the SCDMV website
Grand Park Athletic Complex
During just about any month of the year, it’s not uncommon to find baseball and softball tournaments going on at this modern ball field complex. The Grand Park Athletic Complex features seven large multipurpose fields and two youth fields. All have synthetic grass and lights and are designed to accommodate a variety of sports, including baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football. The complex also has a six-tunnel batting cage, plenty of parking and three towers for restrooms and concessions. Grand Park is adjacent to The Market Common, Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium and a roller hockey rink.