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36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

 

The 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you’re looking for things to do at the beach don’t miss this great event where you can bring your whole family and gather with friends. You’ll have your choice of fresh, local seafood from a waterfront restaurant or get your festival food fix. Enjoy scenic views, live entertainment, and shop for a unique souvenir or gift from a crafter. A children’s area will be set up to offer a variety of entertainment and activities.

Located on the beautiful Grand Strand, the Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with attendance of more than 50,000 people each year. The festival will feature more than 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

The Blue Crab Festival has been awarded The Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the The Sun News. General gate admission is $4 advance day ticket or $5 per day at the gate. Children 12 and under admitted free. The event is held at 4460 Mineola Ave, Little River SC. For more information, call (843) 249-6604. Sorry, no pets allowed with the exception of working service animals.

The purpose of this festival is and will continue to be, one that supports and showcases the fabulous atmosphere of the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

The winter months in coastal South Carolina are nothing like the winter months are up north. Around here we don’t hide out indoors from January through March waiting for warmer temperatures. We don’t have to! The weather here is quite pleasant year round and there are always plenty of fun things to do around Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. Following are some of our favorites.

Oyster Roast

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

Don’t miss the Oyster Roast buffet by reservation only at Ripley’s Aquarium on Saturday, January 23 from 2-5 p.m. Come and enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, 2 beer tickets, crackers, beef chili, corn nuggets and more! Adult tickets are $35 and children’s (6-11) tickets are $25 and are all inclusive. Call 843-916-0888 ext. 3272 for reservations.

Musical Exaltation

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

Music is an expressive language that is often more powerful than any words could possibly be. On January 24, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. you can experience a Musical Exaltation featuring the Carolina Master Chorale. Come listen to some of the finest examples of this expressive power in works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Debussy, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Held at Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center, 3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Adults: $25-$50, Students: $10. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call 843-448-8379

33rd Annual National Shag Dance Competition

Prelims: January 29-30, 2016

Start time is 8 p.m. sharp on both Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 7 p.m. at The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (end of Main St. in North Myrtle Beach). General Admission is $20 per person per night. There are no reserved or guaranteed seats. Reserved Grandstand Seating (formerly bleachers) is $30 per person per night. There are only 70 seats available on a first come, first served basis. Make reservations by sending order form and payment via check to: NSDC, 5111 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tickets are all “Will Call” and are not mailed out.

Finals: March 10-12, 2016

The starting times are 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Doors open one hour before start time at The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (end of Main St. in North Myrtle Beach). General Admission is $15 Thursday, $20 Friday and $25 Saturday. There are no reserved or guaranteed seats. Reserved Grandstand Seating (formerly bleachers) are sold out. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Make reservations by sending order form and payment via check to: NSDC, 5111 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tickets are all “Will Call” and are not mailed out.