Sun Fun Festival kicks off summer season in MB

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It's known as a rite of passage into the summer season, and now organizers say they're putting the final touches on this weekend's 59th annual Sun Fun Festival.

The event, scheduled to take place at Grand Park across from The Market Common, will feature life entertainment, celebrity meet-and-greets, vendors and fireworks.

Among the celebrities attending the weekend-long event are Sterling Knight from Disney's Sonny with a Chance, Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light, and Booboo Stewart of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

National recording artist Uncle Kracker will headline Saturday's events with a live outdoor concert at Grand Park.

The Grand Strand's summer festival season begins with the Sun Fun Festival and ends with the beach,Boogie and BBQ Festival from Sept. 3-4.  Festival events and concerts are free and family friendly.

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