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A Myrtle Beach Favorite, The Sun Fun Festival, is Back!

  By  Ashley Daniels

It’s back for the 67th time this year! The annual Sun Fun Festival is set to kick off summer at the beach. And, this year, the dates have been bumped up again from its June tradition to May 5-7, 2023. 

What hasn’t changed is the jam-packed schedule of events hosted in Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard for those three days – something for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the line-up below! 

Friday, May 5

Head on out to Plyler Park for the first day of the Sun Fun Festival and a Cindo de Mayo Celebration! The brand, TRIAL BY FIRE, Tribute to Journey will perform in Plyler Park to play crowd favorites. You’ll be on your feet dancing and singing along to these well-known tunes.

Saturday, May 6

Saturday is packed full of wonderful events for the whole family. Who doesn’t love a parade? Sun Fun’s summertime tradition will start off at 10 am on 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, and travel north to 16th Avenue North. Pick a spot with your family along the route and cheer on the floats, bands, and more! If you are a business interested in joining the parade, please submit the form on the Sun Fun Festival event website

Don’t miss the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, as they make a perfect landing on the beach in front of Plyer Park three times during Sun Fun: a Friday night pyro jump, and two sky-high performances on Saturday.

Then, later in the afternoon, the band, Cassette Rewind will perform an authentic 80s experience performs starting at 2 pm. If you can't catch this band, never hear, another band, Swingin' Medallions will perform at 7 pm all in Plyler Park. 

Sunday, May 8

The Tonez will perform at 3pm as the final event of the Festival. This eight-piece band will return to Plyler Park to play crowd favorites, from oldies and Motown to rock, country, funk, R&B, and beach music, a locals tradition. You’ll be on your feet dancing and singing along to these well-known tunes.

Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit