MAY 31, 2006 -- It sounds like there will be plenty of sun for the Sun Fun Festival in Myrtle Beach. The annual event begins Friday night and will draw tens of thousands of fun-seekers to the Grand Strand.
The festival features a range of attractions, including a crowd favorite, the bikini contest. There's also a parade through downtown Myrtle Beach Saturday morning.
You can see sandy evidence that the festival is about to begin. A 35-foot high mountain of sand is ready for sculptors who will go to work over the next day or so. They're trying to set a world's record for a king-size sandcastle.