Folly Gras returns to Center Street on February 17th with a heavy emphasis on family-friendly activities. Gates open at 10 am with festivities until 4 pm.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Full-time Folly residents (must have valid ID) and kids 12 and under are Free. Advanced tickets can be purchased online using a credit card at VisitFolly.com ($1 surcharge applies) or at Folly Beach City Hall.
A Folly Gras tradition, the annual parade will kick-off at 11 am, entering from West Ashley and exiting on East Hudson. Dressed in their Folly Gras finest, folks from all over the Low Country take to Center Street to spread Folly Gras cheer. Our panel of esteemed judges will vote for the top three parade entries. The parade is open to anyone adhering to the rules and regulations of participation, registration is required. Large, motorized vehicles - cars, trucks, floats, buses, etc. are subject to a $20 fee. All other entries are free. Registration forms can be found on VisitFolly.com.
Free Kid Activities:
Free glitter body art, drum corps, one-man-band, kazoos, and stilt walkers presented by Good Clean Fun as well as inflatables, shell painting and Mardi-Gras inspired arts and crafts.
Following the parade, Soulfish will take to the E. Ashley Stage from 12 - 4 pm. On the W. Huron stage, we will feature some New Orleans style music as well as the Eddie Bush Band with a dedicated Prince tribute set.
Food & Drink:
Folly's participating restaurants and bars will be serving up some New Orleans inspired dishes on the street and in their establishments. Enjoy $5 Deep Eddy cocktails all day at participating locations.
Arts, crafts, and fashion vendors will line Center Street for your shopping pleasure. Everything from photography, jewelry, soaps, psychic readings, paintings and more!
For the safety of all event participants, animals, coolers, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and similar items are not permitted.
Folly Gras is hosted by the Folly Association of Business (FAB), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting Folly and all it has to offer. Giving back to the community, FAB hosts the Polar Bear Plunge Taste of Folly, Folly Gras, Sea & Sand Festival, fireworks displays, city beautification efforts as well as contributes to local charities.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Deep Eddy Vodka, David Aylor Law Firm, Y102.5 and Law Offices of Nick Thomas!