March 2, 2016


The Sun Fun Festival began in 1951, when area business leaders joined together to create an event that would encourage visitors to come to Myrtle Beach and kick-off the summer season.

After the festival was a success in 1951, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held a naming contest, and June Truluck of Kingstree won $25.00 for the name Sun Fun Festival.

Sun Fun was held continuously from 1951 – 2011. After a five-year hiatus, the Oceanfront Merchants Association announced its return for 2016.

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