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Folly Beach celebrates 40 years!

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Folly Beach will be celebrating with carnival rides such as a carousel, ferris wheel, and swings will be present as well as local vendors selling food and arts and crafts, and bands will fill the air with music. Folly Beach will be celebrating with carnival rides such as a carousel, ferris wheel, and swings will be present as well as local vendors selling food and arts and crafts, and bands will fill the air with music.
FOLLY BEACH, SC -

Folly Beach is having a 40th birthday party September 20-22. Folly Beach became a city in 1973, and this year marks the 40th anniversary.  Folly Beach will be celebrating with carnival rides such as a carousel, ferris wheel, and swings will be present as well as local vendors selling food and arts and crafts, and bands will fill the air with music.

Below are a list of events for the weekend celebration:

Friday September 20 40th Anniversary Kickoff

  • Showing of the 25th Anniversary video history of Folly Beach through 1998, beachfront at Tides.
  • Former Mayors Regis Kennedy, Lavern James, Richard Beck, Bob Linville, Vernon Knox, and Carl Beckmann will be speaking about how Folly has evolved over the years
  • 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Moonlight Mixer on the Pier

Saturday, September 21

  • 8:00 a.m. 5k Run, Walk, Skate, Bike and Dog Walk Click here for more information
  • 9:30 a.m. Center Street Closes
  • 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Party on Center Street (Center Street reopens at 6 p.m. - carnival rides continue until 8 p.m.
  • Carnival Rides: Ferris Wheel, Carnival Swing, Carnival Slide and Carousel
  • Food vendors from your favorite Folly Beach restaurants
  • Booths and Games from your favorite Folly Beach clubs and organizations
  • Pirate Combo Jump Castle and Slide
  • Old School Arcade Games
  • Clowns and Face Painting
  • Art exhibitors in Folly River Park
  • Half-Rubber Tournament on the Beach
  • 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Robo Surf Machine
  • 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Calhoun's Calling
  • 1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Speaker TBD and Announcements
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton Jazz Quartet

 Sunday, September 22

  • 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. The Celebration continues!
  • Carnival Rides: Ferris Wheel, Carnival Swing, Carnival Slide and Carousel
  • food vendors from your favorite Folly Beach restaurants
  • Booths and Games from your favorite Folly Beach clubs and organizations
  • Pirate Combo Jump Castle and Slide
  • Longboard Surf Competition
  • Half-Rubber Tournament on the Beach
  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Classic Car Show - click here for more details
  • ~ Live Music at The Tides Hotel ~
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Shakin' Martinis
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Tams

*Featuring shag lessons and contest. Shag instruction by Trudy's School of Dance at 2:30 p.m. on the beach in front of the stage. Roped off area will be for shag instruction before The Tams and during their set break. While they are playing, this area will be reserved for shag dancing. For more info, please contact Linda at Trudy's School of Dance. 1291 Folly Road, trudysdance.com or walkeredge@yahoo.com.

The Moonlight Mixer on Friday evening is $5.00 per person. The carnival rides will range from $1 - $4 per ride. All other events are free admission. Food and Drinks will be sold on-site.

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