If you’re big on shrimp, the 15th annual Little River ShrimpFest is the place you’ll want to park yourself along the historic Little River waterfront October 12th and 13th.
Fish-loving festival guests will eat up this two-day event on the streets lined with moss-draped live oaks, where there’s a children’s activity area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, two stages of live music, and nearly 150 delicious food, art and craft vendors. The Little River Shrimp Festival also features booths for business expos and local charities. But the main course is what you’ll be talking about until next year’s festival: a bounty of fresh, local shrimp and seafood dishes will be served by some of the best local waterfront restaurants, along with all of your favorite sides.
Originally called the Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival, the festival’s name change now reflects its inclusion of the wide variety of live music genres performed on the festival stage, from jazz to country to pop to rock. This year’s concert schedule includes on Oct. 12 rock/country band Backfire starting at 11:15 a.m., the Craig Sorrells Project (funk/soul/jazz), Nathan & Zydeco Cha Cha’s, the folk-blues of Billy King, acoustic guitarist Eric Metts and alternative soul indie artist Brian Ernst. On Oct. 13, expect Matt Parker & The Deacons to take the stage first, followed by country band Whiskey Run, 1980s tribute band Miracle Max & The Pet Monsters, Front Gate (rock/country), blues solo artist Randy McQuay, and Brian Ernst.
Shrimp Fest Info
All festival activities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Mineola and Waterfront avenues in Little River. Travel by land by car or shuttle, or by water taxi. Admission is $5 and does not include food. For more info on the Little River ShrimpFest, visit www.littlerivershrimpfest.com.
Condos Near ShrimpFest
After the sun sets, turn in at these nearby Condo-World resorts:
Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort
The Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach did not skimp on luxury in amenities and accommodations! From the spacious condos clad in designer furnishings to the brand-new outdoor pool, lazy river, Jacuzzi and poolside bar. Your family will want to return to stay year after year!
Mar Vista Grande
This popular oceanfront North Myrtle Beach resort is the answer to all of your luxurious wants and needs. Mar Vista Grande features three- and four-bedroom condos that are the perfect getaway: spacious, with custom designed furnishings, flat screen TVs and all the comforts of home. Your fun won’t end at the festival because the Mar Vista Grande Myrtle Beach resort has plenty to do for the whole family, like a variety of pools, sundecks, exercise facilities, and more!