Calendar of Events

Annual Events

SEA & SAND FESTIVAL

The longest running annual event on Folly Beach, the Sea & Sand Festival draws thousands every year to participate in a 5K run, surf competition, sandcastle building contest, pageant, carnival games and all day street party.

FOLLYPALOOZA

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.

FOLLY JAZZ FESTIVAL

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 weekend-long event.

CHRISTMAS PARADE

Watch the parade and do some holiday shopping at the Arts & Crafts Show at Folly River Park where local artisans offer their hand-crafted items. Great for unique holiday gifts.

NEW YEAR’S EVE FLIP-FLOP DROP

Drop a ball on New Year’s Eve? Not here. Gather with fellow revelers on Center Street to watch the giant pair of flip-flops descending from the top of the Tides beachfront hotel at midnight.

BILL MURRAY LOOK-A-LIKE POLAR PLUNGE

The Annual Polar Bear Plunge starts the New Year with a dive into the (barely) cold Atlantic. Hundreds of attendees pay homage to Charleston local Bill Murray by dressing as their favorite Bill character for the plunge. Afterwards, head over to center street to for a little hair-of-the-dog and lots of Folly festivities.

TASTE OF FOLLY

A two day celebration of Folly food including local restaurants selling food and drinks on the street, booths housing local vendors, live music, a full kids’ area and a silent auction.

FOLLY GRAS

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

Find Other Events

Something is always going on in Folly Beach or the Charleston area. For more information visit the website for the town of Folly Beach and check out the upcoming events page and the events calendar.