Sun Fun & Salt Games combine for lively downtown Myrtle Beach weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Organizers of the Sun Fun festival and Salt Games joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to talk about the two events coming up this weekend.

Sun Fun festival

The Sun Fun festival began in 1951, but it did not continued from 2012 through 2015. This year, the Oceanfront Merchants Association and others formed a committee to bring the event back. This year also marks a return of the festival to the downtown Myrtle Beach area after a few years at Market Common. The festival centers around Plyler Park at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Mr. Joe White Ave.  Some activities such as the Golden Knights landing will extend the event to the old Pavilion site. Watch the video and visit www.sunfunmb.com for more details. The schedule follows:

Friday, June 3

  • 6:45 p.m.:  Sun Fun 2016 Kick-Off, Crowning of Sun Fun King & Queen, Plyler Park, Emcee Diane DeVaughn Stokes
  • 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.:  Kick-Off Concert in Plyler Park featuring The Legacy Motown Revue
  • 9:30 p.m.:  Golden Knights Night Performance

Saturday, June 4

  • 10 a.m.:  Sun Fun Festival Parade, Emcee Diane DeVaughn Stokes
  • 11:45 a.m.:  Legends in Concert Performance, Plyler Park
  • Noon – 2 p.m.:  Concert following Parade in Plyler Park featuring The SwashTones
  • 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.:  Various locations in Plyler Park, the beach and boardwalk: Face painting, Kids contests, crafts and games with prizes, Mascot appearances, Sun Fun Jail
  • 2:00 p.m.:  Golden Knights Performance
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.:  Concert featuring The Entertainers
  • 5:45 p.m.:  Shag Contest
  • 7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.:  The Swinging Medallions in Plyler Park
  • 10:00 p.m.:  Fireworks show after the concert from 2nd Ave. Pier

Sunday, June 5

  • Noon:  Golden Knights Performance
  • 2:00 p.m.:  Concert featuring The Castaways
  • 4:30 p.m.:  Concert featuring Too Much Sylvia
  • 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.:  Various locations in Plyler Park, the beach and boardwalk: Face painting, Kids contests, crafts and games with prizes, Mascot appearances, Sun Fun Jail

* Schedule is subject to change

 Salt Games

Native Sons screen printing presents the Salt Games of Myrtle Beach. The activities are spread throughout Saturday and Sunday in the area of Ocean Boulevard between 8th Ave. N. and 9th Ave. N. (the old Pavilion site at the Myrtle Beach boardwalk).  Watch the video and check out www.thesaltgames.com for more details. The following is a description from the website and a schedule of activities:

The Native Sons Salt Games is a two day beach festival showcasing local talent and what life in Myrtle Beach is all about! Hang out in one of our covered chill areas with an ice-cold beverage or check out the 15 different competitions spanning from the beach to the old Pavilion site! The event will also include live entertainment, music, food, beer, games and much more!

All Day Events on Saturday and Sunday

  • 8:00 A.M.
  • Salt Games Events Begin
  • Open Skate
  • 11:00 A.M.
  • Beer Trucks and Food Vendors Open
  • Cornhole and Twister Open to Play

Saturday, June 4 (check www.thesaltgames.com/schedule.html for competitor check-in times)

  • 8:00 A.M.
  • Boardwalk Yoga* (Dawn Yager)
  • Ron Jon Pro/Am Surf Off
  • Beach Bum 5K
  • 8:30 A.M.
  • Coors Light Pro/AA/A Volleyball Tournament
  • 9:00 A.M.
  • CrossFit Up Dog Summer Challenge
  • Paddleboard Race
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Kids Run
  • Beach Brawl Wrestling
  • 10:30 A.M.
  • Sun Fun Festival Parade
  • 11:00 A.M.
  • Youth Yoga (Olga Thorn) – Main Stage
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Boardwalk Yoga (Tammy Montgomery)
  • The Golden Knights Parachute Team – Beach Landing
  • 5:30 P.M.
  • Lifeguard Games

 Sunday, June 5 (check www.thesaltgames.com/schedule.html for competitor check-in times)

  • 8:00 A.M.
  • OM Body – Yoga* (Olga Thorn)
  • Native Sons Pro/Am Surf Off
  • 9:00 A.M.
  • CrossFit Up Dog Summer Challenge
  • Open/AA/A Co-ed Volleyball
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • 4v4 Fun Co-ed Beach Volleyball
  • Boardwalk Yoga* (Dawn Yager)
  • 12:00 P.M.
  • Surf City Boulevard Blowout Skate Contest
  • The Golden Knights Parachute Team – Beach Landing
  • 1:00 P.M.
  • Peaches Corner Hot Dog Eating Contest

 

 

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