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Sea and Sand Festival 2018
September 21 – 23 on Folly Beach

Sea & Sand is back to the Fall, celebrating the end of another successful summer season on Folly Beach. From the Folly River Park straight to the beach, the Sea & Sand weekend will include the annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant, an arts-focused street festival, as well as some healthy competition in the sand. Come join us for a weekend guaranteed to leave lasting memories on our eclectic island.

Miss Sea & Sand Pageant, September 21, 7 pm, Folly River Park

Back for the 5th year, the Miss Sea & Sand Pageant will crown nine winners based on their age category, evening wear, hobbies, awards, volunteer activities, and of course, their love for Folly Beach! Open to females 4 years and up and males 7 years and under, the pageant categories include Tiny Miss (ages 4-5), Little Miss (6-9), Junior Teen (10-13), Teen (14-17), Junior Miss (18-20), Miss (21-25), Miss (26+, single), Misses (any age, married) and a Little Mister category for males 7 and under. Additional awards will include the Donnie E. Wilkinson Spirit Award and Overall Miss Photogenic Award. Join us to watch all these beauties and cuties strut their stuff at the Folly River Park starting at 7 pm. Free admission.

Want to join the pageant? Entries will be considered until September 17th, a $60 entry fee applies. Please contact Andie Weathers at [email protected] for an application or with any questions.

Sea & Sand Street Festival, September 22, 10 am – 4 pm, Center Street

A day of fun in the sun, the Sea & Sand Street Festival will include up to 70 arts, crafts, and fashion vendors, a silent auction, live music from four (4) of Charleston’s top bands, two kid areas with lots of kiddo activities, and of course, our awesome Folly restaurants serving up some great food. Get your tickets today at the link below – $6 in advance, $10 at the door. Get them for $5, cash only, at City Hall and the Folly Beach Library starting August 22nd. As always, Folly Beach residents and Kids 12 & under are free. Residents must show a valid ID.

For everyone’s safety animals, coolers, bikes, skateboards, scooters or similar items will not be permitted into the event. Large bags and backpacks are subject to search.

Sea & Sand Side Show (Kids Area)
Presented by the awesome folks at Good Clean Fun, our Sea & Sand Side Show will include aerial performances throughout the day, Bubble Therapy, face painting, jellyfish on stilts, a mermaid to visit with your little ones, jugglers, and the instant ART-ification craft shack with two beach-inspired crafts by the Lowcountry Mammal Network and Charleston Waterkeeper. The Side Show is completely FREE for all event attendees!

The kids will certainly burn off some energy with our inflatables, one will be reserved for toddlers.

Kiddo Arts & Crafts:
The Folly Beach Library team will be out coordinating crafts for the kids, in addition to the arts and crafts at the Sea & Sand Side Show.

Arts, Crafts & Fashion Vendors:
Center Street will be lined with local artisans – showcasing amazing talents in photography, all forms of painting, pottery, jewelry, handbags, woodworking, clothes and more. There will also be fashion, housewares, soaps, gifts, and more – just in time for the holidays!

Live music by four Charleston bands playing a variety of tunes and genres so everyone, including kids, can bust a move. Music begins on both stages at 11:30AM.

Occasional Milkshake: Headliner
Wylder Funk Band
Ros Bonghi
The Secrets

Silent Auction:
Who doesn’t love a silent auction? Come check out our awesome items from Folly and beyond. Located at the Information Center, the Silent Auction will run from 10 am until 3 pm with winners announced at 3:30 pm.

Other FREE Stuff
Wristbands for 21 & Over
Commemorative Event Cup available in all Folly restaurants and bars
Koozies available at event entrances while supplies last

Admission for the Street Festival:
$6 admission in advance online
$5 cash at City Hall or the FB Library starting August 24th
$10 cash at the door, $11 online at the door
Kids 12 & Under are free
Folly Beach residents are free. Residents must show a valid ID.
  • Arctic Ave & Center Street
  • W. Cooper
  • E. Cooper
  • W. Erie – Separate Folly Resident line 
  • E. Erie – Separate Folly Resident line 
  • W. Hudson
  • E. Hudson
  • Corner of W. Hudson & Center
  • The Washout Parking Lot

Sandcastle & Volleyball Competitions, September 23, Beachfront

To wrap up this amazing weekend of celebration on Folly, there is nothing like spending the day on our best asset, the beach! Join us in front of the Tides hotel for a sand castle and volleyball competition. More details are forthcoming about each of these events, what we can say is that they will likely be in the afternoon based on the tides.

Sea & Sand Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament, 9 AM 
Join us for a co-ed, recreational volleyball tournament hosted by Folly Beach Moped Rentals. Kicking off at 9 am, beachfront at the Tides, teams of four (4) will face off until a winner is crowned. This tournament is all about having some fun in the sun, teams will participate in pool play to determine who goes into the play-offs. Nothing too serious here, players of all experience levels are welcomed!  Prizes given to the 1st and 2nd placing teams. Sign up in advance to secure your spot, $20 per team or $5 for free lancing individuals. Individuals will be placed on a team at the start of the tournament – register here. Walk-ups also welcome as space is available.
Sandcastle Competition, 1 PM  
Come build your masterpiece in the sands of our beloved Folly Beach! All experience levels welcomed. Free to enter, no preregistration required. Just show up with all your supplies and let the games begin! Judging will be at 4 pm, with a prize to the first place winner!
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