Polar Plunge 2017-12-31T12:52:45+00:00

Ring in the New Year Folly style

Something for everyone all weekend!

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.

Streets close at 10pm on New Year’s Eve.

Plane Jane @ The Washout starting @ 8 PM 
Tides New Year’s Eve Beachfront Bash @ 8 PM  (Buy tickets here)
Planet Follywood New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ E @ 9 PM
Woody’s New Year’s Eve Bash and Meatball Drop @ 9 PM
Flip Flop Drop @ 10 PM, Center Street

Fireworks Display @ 12 AM, Beachside

Come Freeze Your Bills Off
The 5th Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge
Folly Beach, New Year’s Day 2018!

A fantastic way to end a festive weekend on Folly with a Costume Contest, Raffle, Kids Crafts, Live Music and a Bloody Mary Competition running all weekend! 

Costume Contest with Cash Prizes! $5 Entry for 18 & Up
Location: Beachside at the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach. If you don’t see us Beachside, please check the Tides lobby. 
Register starting at 11 am

Contest kicks off @ 12 noon with prizes for:
Best Kid (new this year)
Best Girl
Best Guy
Best Team
Best Bill Murray Overall

50/50 RaffleEnter to win half the pot, just $5! Get your raffle tickets starting at 11 am, the winner will be pulled directly following the plunge. Winner does not need to be present at the time, but must be willing to pick up prize.

Kids CraftsJoin Ruth from the Folly Beach Library for themed kid crafts starting at 11 am until the plunge

Live Music with Dave Landeo Trio starting at 1:30 until, at the Tides Hotel

Deep Eddy Vodka Bloody Mary Competition: Running all weekend, the restaurants will compete to see who has the Best Bloody Mary from Friday to Monday.  

Participating Restaurants: 
The Washout – Folly Beach Crab Shack – Jack of Cups Saloon –Loggerhead’s Beach Grill – The Drop In Bar & Deli – Planet Follywood – BLU Restaurant & Bar– Snapper Jacks on Folly Beach (Official) – Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar – Sand Dollar Social Club  – St. James Gate Irish Pub – Taco Boy – Woody’s Pizza – Surf Bar

The Polar Bear Plunge is hosted by the Folly Association of Business (FAB). Proceeds from this event will benefit FAB, an organization which also hosts the New Year’s and July 4th fireworks displays, Taste of Folly, Folly Gras, as well as the Sea & Sand Festival. FAB also gives back to the community with ongoing City beautification efforts and contributions to local Folly charities.