Take your Myrtle Beach adventure to a new level by attending one of the area’s popular, family-friendly festivals during your next visit
With a wide variety of celebrations and special events happening throughout the year, chances are good you’ll be able to experience one of the festivals that make Myrtle Beach so much fun. Here, we offer some of the area’s favorites.
The Myrtle Beach area celebrates Canadian-American Days each March by welcoming Canadian and American visitors to a festival line-up of fun events, giveaways, discounts and concerts taking place on the Grand Strand. The Can-Am Days were introduced over 50 years ago, with attendance having grown to nearly 100,000 Canadian visitors and snowbirds who return each year.
The Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival billed as “The East Coast’s answer to the Sundance Film Festival,” takes place each April in Myrtle Beach. Winner of prestigious international and national awards, such as “Top 25 Film Festivals to Submit to In The World” by Movie Maker Magazine, and recognition as one of the best film festivals in the world, by Film International, the MBIFF strives to present a thought-provoking, the phenomenal line up of films that inspire.
Each May, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival lures over 50,000 visitors each year to the small fishing village of Little River, located North of Myrtle Beach. Thousands of festival attendees head to the waterfront to enjoy the live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and a healthy serving of the area’s famous dish – blue crab.
Carolina Country Music Fest, the Southeast’s premier outdoor country music festival, is located on the shores of Myrtle Beach. With a unique blend of today’s country headliners and up-and-comers, the concert is host to over 30 of the industry’s biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Myrtle Beach backdrop, this family-friendly three-day festival is your summer vacation destination.
Kicking off the weekend before Independence Day, this popular festival features many live entertainment acts, an artisan market, a raft race, activities and games for all ages and food. This weekend of fun is located in downtown Conway along the banks of the majestic Waccamaw River. Come for the aesthetically-pleasing location, and stay for the events.
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