Little River Blue Crab/ShrimpFest
Oct. 10 & 11, 2020

Updated: 4/15/2020

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center postpones the 39th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival until October. 

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

“We continuously monitor the guidance of local, state and national officials and agencies and researched all viable options.  There is just too much ambiguity to try to plan and execute a successful event any sooner than 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. 

Local officials including Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, County Council and State Legislators contributed to this outcome.  “The World Famous Blue Crab Festival belongs to Little River and we wanted the stakeholders of our community involved in making this decision.  It is emotionally painful and financially challenging,” says Walters.  Both chamber festivals contribute $4.25 million in economic impact to Horry County.  

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 |