3/20/2015 12:28:42 PM
The 25th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is coming April 10-11 with a weekend full of family-friendly events for this milestone anniversary. The Sea & Sand Festival is Folly Beach’s largest, longest-running and most family-friendly festival and features live music on two stages, a kids activity zone with jump castles, carnival games, face-painting and more, silent auction, local art and food vendors, a full day street party, a pageant and a 5K run/walk/skate.
Friday, April 10
The festival kicks off on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. with the 2nd Annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant at Folly River Park. Winners in various age groups will have the opportunity to wear their crowns and sashes during the Sea & Sand Festival Street Party, and may also volunteer to appear at all of Folly’s fun events throughout the year including Follypalooza, Folly Beach Christmas Parade, Taste of Folly and FollyGras.
Saturday, April 11
The festival continues on Saturday, April 11 with the 5th Annual Coffin Island 5k Run/Walk/Skate at 8:30 a.m. As always, participants in the 5k are encouraged to dress in their best pirate costumes!
Folly Beach’s main street, Center Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning around 8 a.m. as event-goers turn out by the thousands to enjoy the Street Party. The festival will feature over 75 local food and art vendors, a text-to-bid silent auction, jump castles, face painting, carnival games, and live music by several artists including Dangermuffin, Cary Hudson & Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Kevin West Band, the Shakin’ Martinis, the Folly Beach Bluegrass Society, and Bringers of the Dawn.
The 25th Annual Sea & Sand Festival is a Folly Association of Business (FAB) event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit various Folly Beach community projects chosen by FAB. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, go to VisitFolly.com, download the free Visit Folly app, find us on Facebook at Visit Folly, or contact festival director Ben Bounds at 843-408-6439, or FollyBeachFestivals.com.