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Myrtle Beach Celebrates 75th Anniversaries with Beach Music Festival and Cupcakes

July 3, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate their 75th anniversaries on Saturday, July 20, with beach music, cupcakes and more.

The Beach Music Festival, a huge summer birthday party, will be held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North.  All anniversary events are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag ‘#myr75’ to follow and join the MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/CVB GEORGETOWN CUPCAKESconversation during the anniversary celebration activities.

Everyone is invited to enjoy classic beach music from such groups as the Catalinas, The Original Drifters®, and the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards during the afternoon and evening. Admission is free, so bring your shagging shoes and a beach chair. The Catalinas will perform on the main stage at 5:30 p.m., The Original Drifters at 7:15 p.m. and the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards at 9:15 p.m.

“We are thrilled by the loyalty and longevity of the vacationers who visit the Grand Strand year after year,” said Myrtle BeachMayor John Rhodes.  “In our milestone 75th anniversary summer, we want to give our visitors and our residents a great birthday treat and some truly memorable entertainment.”

Saturday’s celebration will include a world record attempt with the assistance of Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes, featured in TLC’s hit series “DC Cupcakes.”  From 5 to 6:30 p.m., event organizers will build a giant pyramid with 7,500 of Georgetown Cupcakes’ best cupcakes, in an attempt to set a record for the world’s largest cupcake birthday cake. Once the attempt is finished and unveiled around 7 p.m., the crowd will have the chance to enjoy eating the cupcakes. The sisters will meet with the public between 5:30-6:30 p.m.

“These family-friendly events reflect the spirit of the region we all have worked to build these past 75 years – hospitable, fun and unforgettable,” said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. “As the Chamber is also celebrating its 75th birthday this year, we’re looking forward to sharing in this event with our local businesses, residents and visitors.”

Events continue throughout the weekend. On Sunday, July 21, everyone’s invited downtown again for The Salt Games, presented by Native Sons. This all-day festival at Plyler Park and on the sand itself features beach games, a lifeguard competition, a bikini contest, pro volleyball tournament, live music and more. Enjoy an exciting beach festival from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., with activities ranging from family fun to serious competition. Visit www.thesaltgames.com for more information.

The City of Myrtle Beach was incorporated in 1938, the same year that the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was founded.   Since then, Myrtle Beach has grown into a great place to live and work and one of the premier beach vacation destinations in the world. Today, some 15 million people visit the region’s 60 miles of coastline each year to enjoy the delicious coastal Carolina cuisine, live entertainment, attractions and recreational opportunities that have made the Grand Strand famous.

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