Cinco De Mayo Festival to kick off Saturday in MB

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Chandi Lowry - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in South Carolina kicks off on Saturday.

On Friday, crews began setting up for the event, which included blowing up an inflatable waterslide that stands four stories high. Myrtle Beach city leaders hope the "Rockin the Beach" festival draws hundreds of people to the Grand Strand.

Koribrett Turner-Vaughts is part of the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and said the event will have a chihuahua parade, chihuahua race and an air guitar contest.

There will also be music from live bands.

Katie Vereen, a resident of Myrtle Beach, wants the event to bring more money to businesses in the area.

"I think it's great to bring in more people down to the beach and more tourists brings more money to the economy. [It] helps those small businesses and the big businesses," she said.

The event ends at 10 p.m. on Saturday.

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