The tastiest weekend of the year here in Myrtle Beach is quickly approaching as we’re on the heels of yet another annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival. The festival takes place in nearby Little River, SC, and it attracts thousands of locals and vacationers who’re looking for an authentic taste of Coastal South Carolina. And Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC is approximately 18 miles from the Historic Little River Waterfront’s Blue Crab Festival, making it a must-visit in mid-May. This year’s celebration will showcase some of the best fresh-caught blue crab in the world, live music, a lively “Kids Zone,” and over 300 vendors ranging from handmade jewelers to glassmaking demonstrations. Keep reading to learn about this exciting annual festival!
Juicy Fresh-Caught Blue Crab
Unlike most seafood festivals, the blue crab is primarily sold inside the waterfront restaurants located within the festival grounds, which includes these local staples:
- Buzz’s Roost
- Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant
- Crab Catchers
- Key West Crazy
- Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill
- Pilot House
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro and Snooky’s On the Water will also be slinging fresh blue crab inside the festival grounds. There’s no end to the delicious possibilities, as is the case every year. Each restaurant will have several blue crab-related dishes that will readily available for consumption. Many of these waterfront restaurants will be selling their seafood outdoors in a booth; otherwise, the wait times for seating is typically quite short.
Entertainment and Vendors
We recommend taking the $15 water taxi to the Blue Crab Festival from the parking lot – it’s the perfect entrance to a day filled with fresh seafood, live music, and shopping. The fee includes parking, the water taxi ride, and admission to the festival! This year’s live entertainment includes Rivermist, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, Carolina Soul Band, and Jim Quick & Coastline. There will also be photo booths, live demonstrations, business expos, a car show, a 50/50 raffle, and so much more!
Hundreds of Vendors
This year’s Blue Crab Festival is expecting approximately 300 vendors, who will be selling homemade jewelry, clothing, shell art, paintings, beauty supplies, hats, metalworks, eyewear, soap, magnets, flowers, and so much more! Along with a heap of fresh seafood, you can expect typical fair food, fresh-squeezed lemonade, margaritas, cocktails, and ice-cold beer.
Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC
While we urge you to visit the Blue Crab Festival, you’ll also want to spend as much time as possible at the beach and Sands Resort Waterpark, which is entirely free for all of our guests! We’re one of the only resorts in Myrtle Beach SC to provide guests with free entrance to an on-site waterpark, exclusive beach access, and affordable oceanfront accommodations. Browse through our family-friendly Myrtle Beach packages to find a special that perfectly fits your group’s size, style, and budget. All three of our Myrtle Beach resorts have something to offer everyone! Give us a call at 1-800-726-3783 to get matched up with an ocean-view condo today!