Myrtle Beach cancels traditional Sun Fun Festival

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach won’t start its summer tourist season with the traditional Sun Fun Festival, but organizers hope to bring back a revised version next year.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce said Friday that it canceled the festival because it doesn’t attract tourists as the 60-year-old event did in its early years.

Chamber board chairman Richard Singleton says the event also doesn’t pay for itself. The event was held during the first week of June and was known for concerts, quirky games, beauty pageants and food.

Singleton says he’s confident that Sun Fun will be back, just in a different form.
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