World Famous Blue Crab Festival

World Famous Blue Crab Festival

An image of a painted blue crab from the World Famous Blue Crab Festival in Little River, South Carolina

World Famous Blue Crab Festival

If you love crabs, you’ll want to be in Little River, South Carolina, May 19-20 for the 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival. Event organizers say: “What began in 1981 as a small waterfront gathering, has grown into a premier event that draws visitors from all over the country.” It is not the “World Famous” Blue Crab Festival.

Bring your family & friends to enjoy fresh, local seafood from a waterfront restaurant or get your favorite festival food fix. Enjoy scenic views, live entertainment, and shop for a unique souvenir or gift from a crafter. A kids zone will offer a variety of entertainment & activities.

This year’s festival is expected to attract more than 50,000 people with food, music and more. The commercial crabbing industry and the hard-working watermen who have supported this community appreciate the recognition this festival brings to their trade.

Besides being one heck of a good party, The World Famous Blue Crab Festival is continually voted as one of the best events along the South Carolina coast. The event also serves as a fund-raiser for local needs and nonprofit groups.

By Bob Arrington, Southern Boating May 2018
Photo: Little River Chamber of Commerce

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