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Myrtle Beach Sun Fun Festival Returning For 2016!

After a 5 year absence, the Sun Fun Festival is making it’s return to Myrtle Beach.  Mark your calendars for June 3 thru 5.

Many of the Sun Fun Festival activities will take place at Plyler Park, activities from the previous festivals will make a comeback, including beach concerts, shag contests, parades and games for the kids.

Started in the early 1950’s, the Sun Festival was a way to kick off the summer season in Myrtle Beach.  Many residents and long time visitors to Myrtle Beach were saddened to hear the Sun Fun Festival was being cancelled.  Buz Plyler, owner of the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, is proud to help bring the once beloved festival back to life.

Organizers will work with The Native Sons Salt Games, which are also taking place that weekend in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Sun Fun Festival Schedule of Events:

Sun Fun Festival Myrtle Beach 2016 Schedule of Events

Dates: June 3 – 5, 2016

Location: Downtown Myrtle Beach at Plyler Park, the beach in front of Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard and Boardwalk

Description of Events:

Friday, June 3

6:45 p.m. Sun Fun 2016 Kick-Off, Crowning of Sun Fun King & Queen, Plyler Park, Emcee Diane DeVaughn Stokes

7:15 – 9:15 p.m. Kick-Off Concert in Plyler Park featuring The Legacy Motown Revue

9:30 p.m. Golden Knights Night Performance

Saturday, June 4

10 a.m. Sun Fun Festival Parade, Emcee Diane DeVaughn Stokes

Noon – 2 p.m. Concert following Parade in Plyler Park featuring The SwashTones

11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Various locations in Plyler Park, the beach and boardwalk:

  • Sandcastle Building Contest
  • Beach Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Face painting and balloon animals – Impact Ministries
  • Kids contests, crafts and games with prizes (Jello Jump, Watermelon Eating, Water
    Sponge Toss, bubble gum blowing), Treasure Box (dig for buried treasure in a giant treasure chest), Sponsored by local businesses
  • Photo Booths
  • Mascot appearances
  • Sun Fun Jail

2:00 p.m. Golden Knights Performance

3:00 p.m. Free Shag Lessons in Plyler Park in front of stage

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Concert featuring The Entertainers

5:45 p.m. Shag Contest

7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Swinging Medallions in Plyler Park

10:00 p.m. Fireworks show after the concert from 2nd Ave. Pier

Sunday, June 5

Noon (approx.) Golden Knights Performance

1:00 p.m. Free Shag Lessons in Plyler Park in front of stage

2:00 p.m. Concert featuring The Castaways

4:30 p.m. Concert featuring Too Much Sylvia

11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Various locations in Plyler Park, the beach and boardwalk:

  • Sandcastle Building Contest
  • Beach Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Face painting and balloon animals – Impact Ministries
  • Kids contests, crafts and games with prizes (Jello Jump, Watermelon Eating, Water
    Sponge Toss, bubble gum blowing), Treasure Box (dig for buried treasure in a giant treasure chest), Sponsored by local businesses
  • Photo Booths
  • Mascot appearances
  • Sun Fun Jail

* Schedule is subject to change

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