One of Myrtle Beach’s most famous and beloved festivals is back this summer! The 65th Annual Sun Fun Festival, a three-day long event, will be held this year from June 4-6, 2021, in Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard. The Sun Fun Festival is the longest running event in the history of Myrtle Beach and remembered by many visitors and locals.
The Sun Fun Festival began in 1951 as a way to welcome visitors back to Myrtle Beach for the summer season. It featured parades, human checkerboard games, beauty contests, such as the Miss SC pageant and other family-oriented events. The festival fun has evolved to include a massive sand sculpture contest and live music, while still maintaining the traditional events, such as the parade.
The festival was brought back in 2016 after being discontinued for five years but was canceled last year due to the pandemic. The events greatly help the businesses along the boardwalk, especially after the unusual pandemic year, and kick off the exciting summer season across the Grand Strand. While some of the events will be different this year, join us as we celebrate a piece of Myrtle Beach history!
See the schedule of events throughout the weekend below:
Vocal Edition: Friday, June 4 at 5:00 pm
Vocal Edition kicks off Sun Fun with a 45-minute show on Friday by a professional choral ensemble. They specialize in harmony, featuring some of the most outstanding professional singers from across the Grand Strand.
The Tonez: Friday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
The Tonez are an 8-piece band dedicated to keeping crowds on their feet dancing and enjoying live music, playing a growing mix of Oldies, Motown, Rock & Roll, Country, Funk, R&B, and Beach music.
Sun Fun Parade: Saturday, June 5 at 10:00 am
Come watch the Sun Fun Parade as it travels from 8th Avenue North to 16th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will be walking in the parade alongside our new mobile Visitor's Center Van!
Sand Sculpture Competition: Saturday, June 5 at 12:00 pm
Bring the family and join us for our first Sun Fun Sand Sculpture Contest! The competition begins at Noon, and judging will be at 2:00 pm, with prizes awarded at 2:30 pm in each division and best overall.
Swingin' Medallions: Saturday, June 5 at 7:00 pm
The Swingin’ Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area since the early 1960’s, playing beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin’ music. Their hit song “Double Shot (of my Baby’s Love) became a million seller in 1966.
Too Much Sylvia: Sunday, June 6 at 7:00 pm
2021 marks Too Much Sylvia’s 30th year! Since April 6, 1991, they’ve played over 3200 shows, mostly in the Carolina’s, with shows also in Washington DC, VA, WV, FL, TN, GA, and the Caribbean. The wide variety of songs and personalities always entertain the young and old.
The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is honored to be a part of this event and support the event sponsors, the Gay Dolphin, located downtown Myrtle Beach in the boardwalk area, and the Oceanfront Merchants Association. Cheer us on as Visit Myrtle Beach competes in the sand sculpture contest!
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