Summer of Fun: Blue Crab Festival Headlines Calendar

So many fun activities are on tap this summer in Myrtle Beach. It starts with the World Famous Blue Crab Festival in Little River. May 20-21, head to this quaint fishing village for the finest seafood on the east coast.


It’s the 41st edition of one of the largest seafood festivals in the Southeast. It’s perfect for family and friends to visit waterfront restaurants!


Here are three reasons to join them.

The Seafood

It’s a dream: fresh seafood, with top chefs in the area adding their touches. The festival spotlights eateries locals love and visitors crave. Come sample!

The Entertainment

Past festival attendees will endorse the local talent on display on the music stage. Regional heavy-hitters Tokyo Joe and Preston Duffee are featured on a stellar lineup.

The T-shirts

They’re a pleasant surprise year after year, with stellar designs that sell out as fast as crab cakes! Get yours when you get there, and try not to slop on it during the festivities!


Summer Events in Myrtle Beach in 2023

The fun will intensify as temperatures rise this summer on the Grand Strand. Here are some other awesome events to plan for.


June 1 to Sept. 28: Music on Main Street Concert Series


Get your weekly dose of live music in North Myrtle Beach every Thursday through the summer. The Music on Main Street Concert Series lets you unwind after a long day at the beach! Check out the lineup of familiar beach music artists and more online.


June 4: Happy Together Tour 2023 – Carolina Opry


Look at the incredible talent gathered for this one-night event at the Carolina Opry. The Happy Together Tour 2023 features The Turtles, Gary Pucket and the Union Gap, and more. It’s a 1960s jukebox with plenty of hits and a chill vibe you’re sure to love.


June 8-11: Carolina Country Music Fest


Don’t miss this chance to see country music stars on the Grand Strand! The Carolina Country Music Fest will feature Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Tickets are limited for this extravaganza, which will feature more than 40 other country acts as well.


June 24: Conway Riverfest


Head inland from the beach for a day of fun on the river. Conway Riverfest will feature an artisan market, fireworks, live music, and more. Kids activities include camel and pony rides, inflatables, jello jumps, and more.


June 25-July 31 (various dates) – Muzika! Grand Strand Music Festival


Music lovers will smile when they see the lineup for this celebration. Muzika! Grand Strand Music Festival includes operas, musical theater, choral-orchestral performances, and more. In all, there will be more than 30 performances, including a Master Artist Concert Series.

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The Best Place to Stay in Myrtle Beach Is Ocean Reef Resort

The picturesque grounds of Ocean Reef Resort in magnificent Myrtle Beach await you. It’s the perfect backdrop for summer fun. There are spacious, clean rooms available for your traveling party here, right in the middle of all the activities you want to partake in.

From a breakfast buffet to a pool bar, you have everything you need for a super vacation on-site. Take the plunge and book your summer escape at Ocean Reef Resort.

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