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The Sun Fun Festival is an annual event that takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The festival first started in 1951 as a celebration that signals the start of the tourist season in the community. Every year, the festival draws thousands of visitors to the whole sixty miles of Myrtle Beach, where they can treat themselves to various fun events and activities organized by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The Sun Fun Festival is the longest-running event in the area, and it is also consistent in the Top 20 events according to the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Sun Fun Festival usually runs for three to four days. Each day is stuffed with activity that visitors are sure to enjoy. There are concerts, special events, games, food, and other activities. Some highlights of the festival include a special concert series, sand sculpture done by a professional, and the Sun Fun beer garden. The Miss Sun Fun USA Pageant is one of the most-awaited events. There is also the Sun Fun Show Center where visitors can help themselves to food and explore wares offered by vendors. Also, the festival features an amazing air show. Kids are sure to enjoy the festival too as there is a special area provided for children.

The Sun Fun Festival hosts the annual Sun Fun Beach Run 5K, an event favorite among athletes. The Wendy?s Sun Fun Parade is all about fun for the whole family, what with its feature of colorful floats, giant balloons, and high school bands. Celebrities are also known to take part in the festival where they hold meet-and-greet sessions with other guests.
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