Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Musician Uncle Kracker is planning a trip to the Grand Strand to perform a free concert as part of the 59th annual Sun Fun Festival celebration June 4-5.
The festival will take place at Grand Park across from The Market Common on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce says the concert kicks off a number of concerts and family-friendly events throughout the summer.
The Sun Fun Festival will feature live entertainment, celebrity meet-and-greets, H2X Racing's 2010 Tour of personal watercraft racing and demonstrations on Grand Park Lake, food and arts/crafts vendors, fireworks, and the Miss Sun Fun/Miss Sun Fun Teen pageant, to name a few.
Other scheduled events include:
- Celebrity meet and greets – Sterling Knight, "Chad" on Disney's Sonny with a Chance, Kim Zimmer, "Reva" on CBS' Guiding Light, and Booboo Stewart, "Seth" in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The meet and greets are free to the public.
- Kids Zone Games, June 5 – Inflatable rides, games and more. Free to the public.
- H2X Racing's APBA National Jet Ski Championships, beachfront between Damon's Grill (2985 S. Ocean Blvd.) and Springmaid Beach Resort (3200 S. Ocean Blvd.), June 4-6 – Personal watercraft racing and freestyle competition as part of the American Power Boat Association's national tour. Competition free to spectators.
- 2011 Miss Sun Fun and Miss Sun Fun Teen Pageant, Socastee High School, May 30 – A Myrtle Beach tradition, the pageants began in 1960 to symbolize one of the largest annual festivals in the Carolinas. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.
- Sun Fun Beach Run, North Myrtle Beach, June 5 – Take your pick of a 5K run/walk or a one-mile fun run sponsored by the MBACC and city of North Myrtle Beach in cooperation with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and North Myrtle Beach Recreation Department. Free.
- Sun Fun Festival Fireworks Extravaganza, June 5 – Free.
The Grand Strand's summer festival season begins with the Sun Fun Festival and ends with the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival Sept. 3-4. Both festivals will take place at Grand Park across from The Market Common on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
Festival events and concerts are free and family-friendly, with a great lineup of live entertainment, activities and much more.
For more information, visit SunFunFestival.com or call 843-626-7444/800-356-3016.