The Sun Fun Festival returns to Ocean Boulevard June 3 - 5, 2016

Sun Fun 2017

Now is your chance! Make plans to attend or get involved in the return of a Myrtle Beach Tradition.


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Sun Fun 2016 Highlights


The 62nd Annual Sun Fun Festival returns June 2 - 3, 2017
Sun Fun Festival was first held in 1951.

In 1951, local businessmen started the Sun Fun Festival as a way to kick-off the summer season and increase tourism to Myrtle Beach. Sun Fun ran continuously from 1951 - 2011, and returned in 2016. The Oceanfront Merchants Association, in cooperation with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, are hosting the event June 2 - 3, 2017. This year, Sun Fun will be held in conjunction with the Native Sons SALT Games. For more information about the SALT Games, visit

  • The first Sun Fun Festival

    A contest was held to name the festival after the first year was so successful. June Truluck won $25 for coming up with Sun Fun.

  • # of feet of the tallest sandcastle built at Sun Fun

    It was a record at the time, but has since been broken.

  • Number of Years Sun Fun ran continuously

    This year's Festival will be number 62

The Entertainment

Take a look at the entertainment lineup for this year's Sun Fun
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Too Much Sylvia

Friday 8:00 p.m.
TOO MUCH SYLVIA has the desire and ability to please and play something that everyone will enjoy. Their fun, contagious personalities will touch all.
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Swingin’ Medallions

Saturday 8:00 p.m.
The Swingin’ Medallions, a 51-year Southern tradition, are a living definition of the word. How does a band endure the generations? The group’s signature high-energy style delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless.

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