There are lots of Myrtle Beach Festivals presented
throughout the year. Some, of course, celebrate seafood and our local fishing
heritage. Other’s feature our rivers and agricultural treasures. We can’t begin
to list them all, but we’ll try to present some of the larger, family-friendly
36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival
Date: May 20 & 21, 2017
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day
Where: Little River, on the Waterfront
Cost: $4.00 per day Advance Ticket, $5.00 per day General Admission
Children 12 & Under Free
More Information: Call (843) 249-6604, Little River Chamber of Commerce
More than 50,000 hungry crab lovers flood the Little River
waterfront each year for what is one of the largest seafood festivals in the
Southeast. Over 300 fine arts and crafts and specialty food vendors display and
sell their ware, along with live entertainment and a children’s area.
Date: June 24 & 25, 2017
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Market Common
Cost: Admission per day $1 per person
More Information: Call (843) 333-7059
The Myrtle Beach Sons of Italy bring all things Italian to
the Market Common for a two-day festival of food and fun. Eat and drink your
way through Neapolitan pizza, sausage and pepper sandwiches, ravioli, Italian
ices, and Italian wines and beers. Plus there'll be arts and crafts, kids’
activities, live music, and a spaghetti eating contest. Now THAT's Italian!
Date: July 2018 - date tba
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Riverfront in Conway, SC
Cost: $5 per person, children 12 and under free
More Information: Call the Conway Chamber of Commerce, (843) 248-2273
The city of Conway’s biggest annual event, Riverfest
includes live entertainment, a business expo, arts and crafts, and a golf cart
parade. The ends with fireworks over the river. Bring your chairs and blankets
to watch the shows.
38th Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival
Date: September 16, 2017 (always the 3rd Sat in Sept)
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Aynor Town Park, 600 South Main Street, Aynor, SC
More Information: (843) 358-1074 Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down
Arts and crafts, a parade, live musical entertainment, a
street dance, and children’s activities can all be found in Aynor at this long-running
festival, one of South Carolina’s oldest and largest. Their motto is, “Have a
big time in a small town.”
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