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

Sun Fun 2016

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


These companies have made bringing back Sun Fun possible.

Schedule of Events

Find out what is happening and when.

Get Involved

Find out how to volunteer, or get your business, social club or non-profit involved.


Sun Fun returns after a five-year hiatus in 2016
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. It returns in 2016 to Ocean Boulevard June 3 - 5. The Oceanfront Merchants Association, in cooperation with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, are hosting the event this year. 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 61

The Entertainment

Take a look at the entertainment lineup for this year's Sun Fun
Uploaded image

The Legacy Motown Revue

Friday Night 7 p.m.
Paying tribute to legendary icons of Motown, four talented performers dance and sing, plus an amazing six-piece horn band, transporting you back in time to one of the most influential periods of American musical history. Soul music is not just our past…it’s The Legacy!​
Uploaded image

The Swashtones

Saturday Noon
Like the Swash moves the shore, The SwashTones are dedicated to keeping crowds on their feet dancing and enjoying live music. With a growing mix of Oldies, Motown, Rock & Roll, Country, Funk, R & B, and Beach music, The SwashTones are flexible to make each show fit any situation.
Uploaded image

The Entertainers

Saturday 3:30 p.m.
The Entertainers were founded In 1980 and scored their first regional smash hit with “Living For The Summer” that same year. That helped propel the group to the forefront of beach music, and led to playing the finest clubs along the Grand Strand, conventions, weddings & festivals from DC to Naples.
Uploaded image

Swingin’ Medallions

Saturday 7:45 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.
Uploaded image

The Castaways

Sunday 1 p.m.
The Carolina Beach Music Awards “Hall Of Fame” and Award Winning Castaways are the premier party band in the Carolinas and Virginia. From it’s beginning in Durham, NC in 1961, The Castaways have been pleasing audiences with their unique flavor of Beach, Soul, and Rock N’ Roll for generations of fans.
Uploaded image

Too Much Sylvia

Sunday 4:30 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.

Sun Fun Updates

Get in touch