Happy to have crabs! That's what everyone in the small town of Little River is celebrating every May. This small fishing village, directly north of the Grand Strand, hosts a one-of-a-kind festival every year to honor the Blue Crab.
The Blue Crab Festival is a combination of arts, crafts and of course, food. Not just seafood either; they cater to everyone by offering things like pizza and tenderloin in addition to the typical fare of finely prepared sea creatures. After eating, you and the crabs can dance the days away with live entertainment ranging from jazz to bluegrass to gospel.
You'll find arts and crafts, such as baskets, sculpture, carvings, decoys, stained glass, jewelry, wearable art, wood works, pottery, fine art and much more.
A special children's area hosts games, face painting, a petting zoo, a mime, children karate demonstrations and more.
It wouldn't be a party without music, and at the Blue Crab Festival you hear everything from Gospel to Country to Beach & Rock & Roll.
The Blue Crab Festival is Little River's main claim to fame, and the little village doesn't hold back... this is one festival that you'll come back to year after year!
More than 40,000 attendees are expected to attend this year's Blue Crab Festival that will feature more than 250 arts and crafts vendors, 30 food vendors, and upwards of 100 local businesses that will advertise and display their products to both local residents and visitors to the Grand Strand of South Carolina.