After your visit to Warbird Park, check out all The Market Common has to offer.

From quaint donut shops to upscale dining, you’ll find an eatery that will fill your fancy and stomach. If you’re in the mood to shop, you can browse the main stores and the little shops on Soho.

If you’re visiting on a weekend, check out our Events Calendar as Grand Park and Valor Memorial Gardens are usually hold some sort of activity.

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

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

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
CO Sushi
Cold Stone Creamery
Crepe Creation Café
Gordon Biersch
King Street Grille
Nacho Hippo
P.F. Chang’s
Peace, Love and Little Donuts
The Brass Tap
The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar (located inside 810 Billiards & Bowling)
The Uncommon Chocolatier
Travinia Italian Kitchen
Tupelo Honey
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.

Barnes & Nobles Bookstore
3346 Reed Street
843-238-2917
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Barnes & Nobles Bookstore in Market Common is a fantastic resource for both adults and kids. If you are stay at home parent with a small child, you’ll love the scheduled story times and activities for the kids. You’ll find a large and modern bookstore with a cafe that offers coffees, a bakery and cafe specials. You can enjoy free wifi in the cafe. Bring your NOOK reader to the cafe and enjoy an abundant selection of FREE ebooks while you relax and sip your beverage. Barnes & Nobles has an excellent website to view all activities. Barnes & Nobles gift cards make a wonderful gift.

810 Bowling & Billiards, located just off Farrow Parkway and across the street from Grand Park, is a one-stop fun shop for the whole family. FREE entertainment on the weekend, bowl a few games, then check out their foosball tables, dart boards, board games, shuffle board, ping pong and corn hole. Arcade with cash games that range in price from $.50 to $3.00 per game. 3D Haunted Mini Golf has recently been added to up your fun factor.

Grand 14 At The Market Common offers the latest movies to be enjoyed in its 2,600 luxury stadium seats, not to mention high-back rocker seats with retractable arm rests, 14 fully expanded wall-to-wall screens, plus state-of-the-art Digital Dolby and DTS sound. For the sensory challenged autistic, Grand 14 hosts sensory friendly movie nights. Grand 14 theatre is located in the heart of Market Common. You can view current movies and purchase online tickets.

Grand 14 Theater at Market Common

Grand 14 Theater at Market Common

Splinter City Disc Golf Course

A gorgeous public disc golf course in the heart of Myrtle Beach across the street from Warbird Park.

Two tees per hole. The Gold Layout is long and challenging while the Blue Layout is friendly and fun for all.

Savannah’s Playground

Savannah’s Playground in The Market Common, is an ADA-approved playground with equipment and structures designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunity for social interaction. The mission of Savannah’s Playground is to create a place of social interaction for children with all abilities through enabling playgrounds and programs designed to meet their special needs. The playground was inspired by Savannah Thompson who was born with Williams Syndrome, a condition that presents academia challenges and developmental delays. During heart surgery, Savannah went into cardiac arrest. Her brain was oxygen deprived for 20 minutes. After a month long coma, she defied the odds and came out of her coma. Read more on Savannah’s Playground. Savannah’s Playground is FREE of charge for children to play and enjoy.

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