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The 63rd Annual Sun Fun Festival Kicks Off Summer in Myrtle Beach
Chauncey Smith | 30 Apr 2018
With summer quickly approaching, Myrtle Beach will be hosting a tremendous schedule of festivals and special events for the next several months. The unofficial start of summer in Myrtle Beach will take place Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd with the 63rd Annual Sun Fun Festival. This wildly popular event has provided good times and great memories for thousands of Myrtle Beach locals and visitors since the first installment of the festival back in 1951, and 2018 is sure to continue that tradition with live beach music and lots of family friendly fun!
The Sun Fun Festival took place continuously from 1951-2011 and was a way for locals and visitors to celebrate the summer season returning to Myrtle Beach. After a five year hiatus, the festival was resurrected in 2016 and has regained the same large following that it had for its first 60 years. The Sun Fun Festival takes place in Plyler Park, situated oceanfront at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The festival will showcase an entertainment stage and a three day schedule of some fantastic pop, soul and beach music groups including Jim Quick & Coastline, Too Much Sylvia, the Swingin' Medallions and more.
In addition to the full slate of live music, families are sure to enjoy the games and kid-friendly activities around the festival including face-painting, animal exhibits and more. On Saturday the festival will host the Sun Fun Parade at 10 AM rolling right down Ocean Boulevard along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Throughout the festival professional sand sculpture teams will demonstrate phenomenal sculpting skills on the beach and on the entertainment stage. Best of all, since the festival takes place right along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you can check out all the excitement of the boardwalk attractions while enjoying the festival!
Early June is one of the best times of year to take a Myrtle Beach vacation, and with the Countdown to Summer deal from Beach Vacations, you can still book summer weeks at a variety of Myrtle Beach condos for an incredibly low price! From our great oceanfront condos to our golf course villas, we've got the perfect spot for your upcoming trip to Myrtle Beach. Book today and save on your Myrtle Beach summer vacation!