Polar Plunge


About this event :

Dress as your favorite Bill Murray character and celebrate New Year’s Day by taking a plunge into the frigid ocean water on Folly Beach with lots of other Bill Murray wannabes! The 3rd Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge is set to take place on Friday, January 1, 2016. The plunge will take place beachside in front of the Tides Hotel with festivities starting at noon. This is the third year the plunge will pay homage to one of Charleston’s favorite residents, Bill Murray. All attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Murray movie character and “freeze their bills off.”

Registration for the plunge begins at 12pm at the information booth on the beach and judging of the contests will begin at 1pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Guy, Best Girl, Best Team and Best Overall Bill Murray, and then attendees will take the cold plunge at 2pm.

Before the plunge, guests can start to recover from New Year’s Eve with cocktail specials at participating Folly Beach businesses: Woody’s, Rita’s Seaside Grille, St. James Gate, The Grill & Island Bar, Chico Feo, Folly Beach Crab Shack, Jack of Cups, Loggerheads, Drop In Deli, Planet Follywood, Blu, Locklear’s and Snapper Jack’s. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Folly Beach local charities.

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One Comment

  1. pamela and charles ward January 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Hi!!!! My husband and I just want to thank Folly Beach and everyone involved with the Polar Plunge and the Bill Murray Contest. My husband came as Scrooge representing Scrooged!!! He won the best Guy!! We have a fabulous time, everyone wanted a picture with Scrooge. He plays Scrooge during Christmas in our company Art and Soul and we never dreamed he would win!!!!

    Thanks to Blu for the food and Folly Beach for a great New Year’s Day!!!

    We also love the Jazz festival and think folly Rocks!!!!!

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