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Monday, April 26, 2010

Myrtle Beach MayFest Hosts Wave of Celebrations

The Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina is introducing four inaugural events to its quintessential summer entertainment lineup along with the official introduction of its first-ever oceanfront boardwalk.

The month of festivities coined as Myrtle Beach MayFest will be marked by celebrity appearances, music, food and entertainment for all ages, along with a variety of special hotel deals throughout the month.

Kicking off MayFest is the Arts & Film Celebration on May 1 with a lineup that includes free celebrity meet-and-greets with Alex Meraz of “Twilight: New Moon” and Catherine Bell of Lifetime Movie Network’s “Army Wives.” Visitors will enjoy outdoor movies, R&B and jazz bands, food, arts and craft vendors, fireworks and more. The event will be held in conjunction with Arts & Film Celebration Week, now through to May 2, with the F.A.M.E. (Film, Arts, Music, Entertainment) Festival.

On May 15 Myrtle Beach will officially unveil its brand new, mile-long, oceanfront boardwalk with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Beach Music Festival.

The month-long party continues with the Beach Blast! Christian Music Festival on May 22. To conclude the May festivities, Memorial Day weekend will feature a free concert with headliner Jordin Sparks - winner of American Idol’s sixth season - along with other Disney & Nickelodeon performers.

The Myrtle Beach area, popularly known as the Grand Strand, stretches from Little River to Pawleys Island, comprising 12 distinct cities along the South Carolina coast. It is home to world-class golf, 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and Southern hospitality.

For more information about top events in South Carolina, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in South Carolina at www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-south-carolina.html

For specific dates/times and more information on Myrtle Beach MayFest visit www.MyrtleBeachMayfest.com