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Sunfest, which recently ranked number one on Sunshine ARTIST Magazine’s annual 200 best shows list for 2014 , celebrates its 40th year as it takes over the Inlet Lot and beach Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21. The town kicks off its “second season” with four days of music, food, arts, crafts and just plain fun. Admission to Sunfest is free.
Earning the top spot for “traditional arts and craft shows in the nation,” Sunfest boasts over 180 crafters, along with live music, hayrides on the beach and a wide and delicious offering of food. Opening day on Thursday, September 18 begins with a parade down the Boardwalk beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 12th St. and the Beach Plaza Hotel and ending at the festival grounds with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.
Also adding to the excitement is this year’s fireworks and beach laser light shows. The fireworks will be displayed on opening day, Thursday, September 18, at 10 p.m. in the area of North Division Street. Guests won’t want to miss the OC Beach Lights shows on Saturday, September 20, when the five-story inflatable sphere lights up the night sky. The shows, which are approximately 8 minutes in length, feature a visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the Boardwalk. Also including a firework effect, the shows will take place at 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.