Sun Fun Festival


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Sun Fun Festival

First week in June
Sun Fun Festival is a beach festival at Myrtle Beach, S.C., to celebrate the state's Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white-sand ocean beach. Myrtle Beach is the central city on the strand and so the fitting place for this five-day celebration that includes an air show, beauty pageants, beach games, music and dance performances, and a sandcastle-building contest. The record for the world's longest sandcastle was set here in 1990—the castle measured 10 1 + 2 miles long. As many as 200,000 people attend.
CONTACTS:
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
1200 N. Oak St.
P.O. Box 2115
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
800-356-3016 or 843-626-7444; fax: 843-448-3010
www.myrtlebeachinfo.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 171