The World Famous Blue Crab Festival is May 16 & 17 in Little River SC

The largest festival in the Southeast is May 16 & 17. It’s the annual Blue Crab Festival in Little River SC.

The Blue Crab Festival began in 1981 as a small festival to highlight the waterfront. Since then it has grown to a two day festival that attracts more than 50,000 visitors.

The festival features over 200 arts and crafts vendors, along with specialty food vendors, live entertainment and a children’s area.

Of course, you will get to enjoy blue crabs along with other fresh seafood from local restaurants participating in the festival.

The performers include Jill Charles, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, Carolina Breakers, The Hip Pocket Band and Jim Quick & Coastline. Click here for the schedule.

The festival is Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Advance tickets are $4 for 1 day or $8 for two days. Day of admission is $5 per day. Children 12 and under are free with a printable pass.

You can buy advance tickets at Little River Chamber of Commerce, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and at all Coastal Carolina National Bank locations.

Shuttle buses will be operating to get you from your car to the festival. Click here for parking information.

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