Folly Beach is well known for our seasonal festivals. From street festivals to beach-wide art and music festivals, Folly Beach knows how to have fun! Most of these annual events
take place between early fall and early spring.
A cancer benefit that raises money for MUSC Hollings Cancer Center & Folly residents who are receiving cancer treatments, this street festival takes place in October and features live music,
an art competition, an auction & carnival atmosphere.
Celebrate the music that has been a part of Folly Beach since the Big Bands played on The Pier in the 40's. Visit the house where Gershwin wrote "Porgy & Bess" and enjoy dozens of free musical events during this event.
Santa parades through the streets of his favorite beach town. After the parade, knock-out some of your holiday shopping at the Arts & Crafts Show at Folly River Park.
Drop a ball on New Year's Eve? Not on Folly. Gather with fellow revelers on Center Street to watch the giant pair of glittery flip-flops descend to mark the stroke of midnight followed by a huge fireworks show.
The Annual Polar Bear Plunge pays homage to local resident, Bill Murray. Attendees start the New Year with a plungs into the (barely) cold Atlantic while dresses as their favorite Bill character. Then all head over to center street for a little hair-of-the-dog.
A two day celebration of Folly food including local restaurants selling food and drinks on the street, local vendors, live music, kids' area and silent auction.
A week long, beach-wide Mardi Gras style celebration complete live music, a Folly Gras parade and an
all day street party.
The longest running annual event on Folly Beach, this Festival draws thousands every year to participate in a 5K run, surf competition, sandcastle building contest, pageant, carnival games and all day street party.