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.
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.
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.
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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.
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A week long, beach-wide Mardi Gras style celebration complete live music, a Folly Gras parade and an
all day street party.