Updated: 7/31/2020


LITTLE RIVER, SC (JULY 31, 2020) – The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center cancelled the festival event for October.

“Due to the continued uncertainty that surrounds the Covid-19 pandemic, the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has chosen to cancel the World Famous Blue Crab Festival that was combined with the Little River ShrimpFest scheduled for October 10-11, 2020,” says Jennifer Walters, President /CEO of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. 

“We have continuously monitored the guidance of local, state and national officials and agencies and researched all viable options. And, in light of Governor McMaster’s recent orders for festivals and outdoor events, there is just too much ambiguity to try to plan and execute a successful event for October.”

The decision did not come lightly to the staff and board of directors of the chamber. The health and safety of the community, festival vendors, sponsors and patrons is their top priority.  “The World Famous Blue Crab Festival and the Little River ShrimpFest belong to Little River and we felt that the health of our community is too valuable to risk by hosting a large community event in the midst of this health crisis.  It is emotionally painful and financially challenging,” says Walters.  Both chamber festivals contribute $4.25 million annually in economic impact to Horry County. 

40th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

May 15 & 16, 2021

Located at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River, SC, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast.

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

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has consistently been awarded the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper for 8+ consecutive years. We encourage you to be a part of this tradition, and join us the weekend after Mother’s Day. Satellite parking and shuttle available.

NO DOGS OR PETS (Working Service Animals Excepted) | NO CONCEALED WEAPONS

General Information: (843) 249-6604 | Info@LittleRiverChamber.org