The Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is a fun way to kick off Summer… even though Spring just technically started.  Tell that to the 80 degree weather we’ve been having- feels like the beginning of Summer to me!  This Saturday and Sunday, the very heart of Folly Beach, Center Street, will become a block party for a good cause. A little less than 100 vendors will provide goods and artwork for viewing and purchase.

This family friendly, (and dog friendly!) 2 day festival and fundraiser will benefit the Folly Beach Parks and Recreation program. This year will begin at 9am with the inaugural Coffin Island Scavenger Hunt – registration is required ahead of the event. Our own Vannessa Carter was helping to organize the Hunt, and she says it’s going to be great fun. The regular Sea & Sand Festival activities begin at 10:30am and include climbing walls, pony rides, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, and of course, food!   On Saturday, there will also be live music on from noon – 5pm.  This is going to be a really FUN time.

On Sunday, there’s a surf competition at 8am and  the 2nd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest, organized by Dunes agent and Folly expert Vince Perna, will be from 11-2. Sunday concludes with Festival headliners the East Coast Party Band concert playing from 3-7 at Tides. Admission is free for all! Hope to see you there.