Sun Fun, Salt Games and more on tap this weekend | On the Fly

Matt Silfer for The Sun News.

Friday through Sunday

The Sun Fun Festival has made its way back to Ocean Boulevard, and will kick off summer with free games for kids, live beach music and Motown bands.

Opening ceremony will be at Plyler Park Friday, which will feature The Legacy Motown Revue and The Golden Knights Army Parachute Team. The festival would not be complete without a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Live performances will continue through Sunday.

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Saturday and Sunday

Some of the hottest men and women will be sprawled across the beach this weekend as the Native Sons Salt Games kicks off at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

It is touted as a competitive beach festival featuring a dizzying array of options for participants and spectators alike – from a 5K beach run, surf-offs, wrestling, and lifeguard games to volleyball, skateboard competitions, yoga and paddleboard races. Add in entertainment and food vendors and the fact that locals and tourists will be converging here, and you have a something-for-everybody summer event.

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Friday and Sunday

The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach will be the place to be Friday night as Third Eye Blind (”Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” and “How It’s Going to Be”) performs after 7 p.m. Tickets range between $28 and $65, and can be purchased at

Also, on Sunday, the House of Blues has partnered with Sweetwater Brewery to offer Live Reggae Music on The Deck and $5 Sweetwater Brewery Craft Beers all night every Sunday for the summer. The show begins at 6 p.m.

The Surge Staff