Fantastic Festivals All Summer Long in Myrtle Beach

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The summer kicks off with two blowout good times. Conway is holding its Summerfest on Saturday, May 27, with a full day of fun. There will be an arts and crafts show, a car show, a kids’ zone and live music, including performances by Carolina Midnight and Smokin’ Hot. Summerfest is held in the downtown shopping district of Conway, so there will also be plenty of shopping and good food available.

The following weekend is the Myrtle Beach Sun Fun Festival, held on June 2-3 at Plyler Park. Carnival games will be going on all weekend, as will sand art and sand-sculpting demonstrations by the Sand Lovers, a professional sand-sculpting group. There will be live concerts on both days, a parade on Sunday morning, and fireworks to close out the festivities on Sunday night.

And that’s just the beginning of the Myrtle Beach summer season.

Music lovers might want to plan their vacation around some of the fantastic musical events on tap this summer. There are live shows going on nearly every night. Music on Main brings live performances to downtown North Myrtle Beach on Thursday nights through late September, while Hot Summer Nights brings activities and performances to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk nightly June 12-Sept. 4.

Need something even hotter? The Carolina Country Music Fest, a four-day extravaganza held June 8-11 at the former Pavilion amusement park site in downtown Myrtle Beach, brings in some of the biggest names in country music today. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Darius Rucker are just a few of the top acts scheduled to perform this year.

On a different note, the Native Sons Salt Games mixes fun and competitive sports in a two-day beach festival June 3 and 4. There will be 15 different competitions held over the weekend, including a crossfit challenge, beach volleyball and a kids’ run. There will also be live entertainment, music, food, beer and much more. Bring your family down to the beach to check it out.

The Craftsmen’s Classic arts & crafts show will be visiting Myrtle Beach the first weekend of August. This is not your average arts and crafts show. Craftsmen’s Classic is a touring show that features hundreds of fine artisans and craftsmen displaying stunning and original works of art. Give yourself plenty of time to browse through all the booths and displays at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. You never know when you might come across that amazing must-have piece of art.

The season wraps up over Labor Day weekend with the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival. Not only will the festival feature two days of good food, live entertainment, a car show and a beer garden, but it is also one of the Official BBQ Championships held in South Carolina, with more than 25 teams competing for cash prizes and bragging rights, and lucky ticket holders getting to sample the BBQ entries.

With the festivities going on all summer long in the Myrtle Beach area, you will be sure to find a good time no matter when you visit North Beach Plantation.