Sea and Sand Festival 2019

September 20 -22, 2019

The annual Sea & Sand, Folly’s longest running festival, returns to Folly Beach for its 29th year with a weekend full of family-friendly events.

From the Folly River Park straight to the beach, the Sea & Sand weekend will include the annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant, an artisan & food -focused street festival, as well as some healthy competition in the sand on Sunday. Come join us for a weekend guaranteed to leave lasting memories on our eclectic island.

Miss Sea & Sand Pageant
Friday, September 20, 7 pm, Folly River Park

Back for the 6th 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 16th , a $60 entry fee applies. Please contact Andie Weathers at [email protected] for an application or with any questions.

Sea & Sand Street Festival
Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 4 pm, Center Street

A day of fun in the sun, the Sea & Sand Street Festival will include up to 75 arts, crafts, and fashion vendors, raffles, live music from four 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.

$6 admission in advance online
$5 cash FB Library starting September 3
$10 cash at the door
Kids 12 & Under are free
Folly Beach residents are free. Residents must show a valid ID.
To purchase tickets online, click here.

Kid Activities
The Sea & Sand Side Show is presented by the awesome folks at Good Clean Fun, which will include Bubble Therapy, face painting, jellyfish on stilts, a live mermaid for photo opps, jugglers, and the instant ART-ification craft shack with two beach-inspired crafts by the Lowcountry Mammal Network and Charleston Waterkeeper. Check them out at the intersection of Ashley & Center street. In addition to the Side Show, we will have plenty of inflatables, additional crafts, fun with the FB Library, and more!

Live Music
Huron Stage:
2:00 – 4:30: Average Savages
11:30 – 1:30: Fancy Kool Aide
Erie Stage:
1:30 – 3:30 Bender Funk
11:00 – 1:00: Wylder Funk Band

Playing a variety of tunes and genres so everyone, including kids, can bust a move.

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

Catch the football games at all your favorite Folly Beach bars with 12 restaurants/bars within the festival limits.

Looking for food or entertainment outside of the festival? Check out Pier 101, Tides/Blu, Loggerheads Beach City Grill, Wiki Wiki, Chico Feo, Bert’s Market, or Lost Dog Cafe (open until 3:30).

Please note that no animals, bicycles, skateboards or similar items, backpacks or large bags are permitted within the event. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

Sandcastle & Volleyball Competitions
Sunday, September 22, Beachfront @ Tides

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 competitions!

Sand Castle Competition will kick off at 9 am with judging beginning at 12 PM. There are two main categories: Adults & Kids (12 & under). There will 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each category. No entry fee, just come and build your masterpiece! Please look for event staff to ensure you get judged – easy to find at the volleyball tournament.

Volleyball Competition:
Co-ed 4v4 Tournament at 10am. Two separate divisions: Competitive (high level) & Recreational (just for fun). Teams of four will duel it out in the sand with merchandise/gift-card prizes for the 1st place team in each division. Each team must have at least 1 Male and 1 Female. Registration fee is $40 per team for either division. Individuals can also sign up to be placed on a Recreational team for $10. . Click here to register now.

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