The free annual event has been held on the first Friday in May for the last 26 years. Blankets and lawn chairs will converge on the edge of the Waccamaw River as locals and visitors gather for entertainment from local and regional bands. The performances begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until dusk.
Enjoy Jazz and Gospel music. The festival also includes artist exhibits and demonstrations from the genres of painting, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal and mixed media.
Chicora Car Club will be hosting a classic car show and downtown merchants will invite guests into their businesses. Local specialties such as chicken bog will be offered in addition to hot dogs and hamburgers. Local chefs will also offer some gourmet choices.
Thursday, April 26 where guests can sample food and wine from restaurants in the complex for $10. Friday and Saturday, tickets can be purchased for the “Oceanfront Grand Tasting Tents.” Tents with food, wine and spirits samples will be set up on Ocean Boulevard between 8th and 9th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach. There will be three tasting sessions at the tents and tickets are $30 per session. “The Chef’s Challenge and Tasting Finale” will wrap up the week’s events with local chefs battling to create the ultimate treats for attendees. Live entertainment and, of course, wine and spirits will be available at the finale. Tickets start at $50 for the event. Combination tickets that include admission to all three tasting sessions in the oceanfront tent and a seat at the finale are available in limited quantities for $100 per person. Other events include various “Wine Dinners” and “Beer Dinners” throughout the week at participating restaurants. They’ll create dinner menus with various wines and beers served during each course. Three course tasting menus will be offered at local restaurants participating in the festival for $20.12.