Around Town: The 35th Annual Blue Crab Festival

MYRTLE BEACH (SC) – The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has been awarded the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper for the past six consecutive years, and it’s happening this weekend on the Waterfront in Little River.

Hours
Saturday 5/14/16: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 5/15/16: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Price
$4.00 – 1 Day Advance Ticket
$5.00 – 1 Day General Admission
Children 12 & Under Free

2016 Entertainment Lineup

Saturday, May 14th
-9 AM
Gymnastics & More
-11:30 AM
The Holiday Band
-3 PM
Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

Sunday, May 15th
-11:30 AM
The Embers
-3 PM
Jim Quick & Coastline

Parking & Water Taxi

Parking is available in the following lots. Buses will be circulating between the festival and all lots daily from 9 AM to 7 PM Saturday and 9 AM to 6 PM Sunday. Additionally, see water taxi info below. Motorcycles will not be able to drive through the festival; You are welcome to utilize the parking areas provided below.

Lowe’s Foods Store
2575 Highway 179
Little River, SC 29566
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Hope Willard
701 Highway 17
Little River, SC 29566
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River Hills Medical Plaza
8 AM pick up for Volunteers
4237 River Hills Drive
Little River, SC 29566
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Collision Masters/River Hills Medical Plaza
825 Highway 17
Little River, SC 29566
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Pizzeli’s – Handicap & Staff
Handicap Parking for Patrons and Festival Volunteers and Vendor Staff ONLY. Golf cart shuttle will be available. Look for the open grass lot behind Pizzeli’s Italian Oven. Area will be marked.
1698 US-17
Little River, SC 29566
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Water Taxi

New! A water Taxi will be available out of Harbourgate Marina. $15/person includes a round trip on the Sea Screamer, admission into the festival, and parking at Harbourgate or adjacent boat ramp.

The water taxi will be available both days from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. It will leave Harbourgate Marina at every hour (9 a.m., 10 a.m., etc.) and leave the festival at every half hour (9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., etc.). The last pick-up will be at 5 p.m. (to the festival) and the last boat will leave the festival at 6 p.m.

For more information about the water taxi or to make reservations, please call 843-249-0870 or 843-280-8400.

Water Taxi will leave via Harbourgate Marina, located at:
2100 Sea Mountain Highway
North Myrtle Beach, SC 2958
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