Around Town: The Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

The Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival will support local relief efforts for Horry and Georgetown Counties in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. In addition to the Horry County Special Olympics, a portion of the event proceeds will go to the Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund which aides in local disaster relief efforts in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Additional information about this recovery fund can be found at Recognizing that seventy percent of Horry County is still without power, organizers want to focus on giving back to the community, its residents and businesses that are the heart and soul of our beautiful beach destination.

Admission is free to attend and festival organizers encourage attendees to bring canned goods and bottled water to support the efforts of several local agencies that partner in post disaster relief efforts with the Eastern SC Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The festival will be free to attend and in addition to a variety of delicious seafood vendors and restaurants onsite selling seafood, will offer kid-friendly activities, live entertainment, a beer & wine garden and corn hole tournament hosted by Coastal Tailgating.

The festival will take place at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, located between 8th and 9th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach, SC. (former Myrtle Beach Pavilion grounds)

Since the event is FREE to attend, festival goers will pay the food and merchandise vendors directly. There are no tickets to purchase for the festival. Food vendors participating in the festival include Bondfire Restaurant Group, Drunken’ Jacks Restaurant, Sea Captain’s House, Big Mike’s Soulfood, Unique Southern Eats, Jimmyz Hibachi, OMAR Chef Shriners, Hurricane’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill, Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Freshwater Fish Company, Chick-Fil-A, Sticky Fingers, Livin’ the Dream Ice Cream, B&B Outdoors, along with several others.


Enjoy a great line-up of entertainment playing all day throughout the festival! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and come dance to some awesome beach tunes! No coolers allowed.

Jim Quick & Coastline       11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Bounty Hunters         1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Castaways                   3:00-4:30 p.m.

The Tams                            5:00-7:00 p.m.


The tournament is hosted by Coastal Tailgating and runs 12-4 p.m., with registration open at 10 a.m.  $10 per team; $5 per player. Double elimination, two man teams, cash payout of 80% of pot to 1st place team & 20% of pot to 2nd place team. Limited to 40 teams so pre-register TODAY at


Kids will enjoy the HUGE kids area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival! Come have your picture taken with princesses, super heroes, mermaids and pirates…and there will be balloon artists and face painters…all FREE! And there will be mini-mermaid and pirate makeovers available for only $15.00.

There will also be bounce houses and slides available for a $7 play all-day wristband. And games ranging from $3-$5 each play.

Attendees are encouraged to bring cash to the event, as there will not be an ATM machine on the festival grounds.

There will be a beer and wine garden, where attendees can purchase products with a valid ID to verify age. Cash only.

NO DOGS OR PETS ALLOWED (except service dogs).