Local is all the rage, be it in food (i.e. farm-to-table ingredients on gourmet menus), beverages (e.g., craft beers brewed nearby), music, festivals… and they all converge in a cool way this coming Saturday on a local island.

Each island around Charleston has its own vibe, and Folly is known for its rather laid back, surfer-esque, Edge-of-America-ness.  If you’ve stayed in our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, you know there’s a strong surf scene on the IOP too, but Folly is generally known as surf central around these parts.  It’s also a very low-key, neighborly place.

There’s a cool group —  Folly Beach Festivals  –  which organizes fun events across the calendar, like the big 40th birthday bash they threw for the town, or the Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival, Taste of Folly, and Folly Gras.  Nothing like celebrations to help create a nice sense of community  –  both for folks who live there year round, and for visitors staying in rental homes South Carolina.

Although most of our SC vacation rentals are Isle of Palms luxury rentals, and I’ve covered a lot of recent IOP events (like HERE, and HERE, and HERE), we can also hook you up with a great Folly beach house Charleston.  One plus is that many Folly beach house rentals Charleston SC are extremely close to the surf  –  basically, you just walk out the back door and onto the sand.   It makes staying in one of the luxury beach house rentals SC particularly relaxing, as you can fall asleep to the rhythmic sound of the waves just outside your window.


Well, Folly’s latest festival is coming up this Saturday, October 24th, and it looks to be a lot of fun, all for a good cause.  Plus, it’s very on trend: it’s all local.

It’s the 8th Annual Follypalooza street festival extravaganza, and it will take place right near all Folly Beach rentals Charleston (and honestly, it’s really not that far a drive from your luxury house on Isle of Palms).

There will be two stages and six bands, all with Folly roots…

·        Deadwin
·        Noelle Brown & The Troublemakers
·        The Outervention
·        Jazz on the Edge Allstars
·        Champagne with Friends
·        Wire & Wood 

The party kicks off Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on Center Street and lasts till 5:00 p.m.

There will be all kinds of live entertainment, food, and art, with over 50 different vendors and booths…. not to mention carnival games and activities (including a huge inflatable obstacle course) and a mechanical bull.

It’s billed as a family-friendly and dog-friendly event, good for all ages in your Charleston beach house.   There will also be a silent auction with super items (like a guitar and an album signed by a couple very famous bands), a date auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

The best news is that all the proceeds go towards helping local individuals and their families living on Folly who are fighting cancer.  Festival organizers work with a special group named Folly’s Angels to identify those most in need of financial help.

In the seven years of the festival, they have raised about $40,000, and their goal this year is $10,000.  The weather forecast is calling for a gorgeous Saturday, and they’re looking for their best crowd to date  –  7,000 or so to converge on Center Street.

Sponsors include: Holy City Brewing Co., Dos Equis, Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton Law Firm, Peter McCoy/McCoy & Stokes Attorneys at Law, Dunes Properties, Planet Follywood and Follywood Productions.

Entrance to the festival is free, and here’s a website with more details:

Here’s the festival’s Facebook page:


So have fun on Folly… and when you’re searching for the very best Charleston beach house, don’t forget to call EP.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger