Doesn’t matter which island you’re on  –  if you’re in beach rentals Charleston on the Isle of Palms or on Folly Beach.  There is a fun party with a purpose right near you, going on this weekend.

First up, for those in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, check out a four-day music extravaganza called the “Shine a Little Love Festival,” also known as Sallfest.

SALLfest

It was started in 2014 by country music singer-songwriter Brian Collins as a way to give back.  Proceeds benefit MUSC’s Murray Center for Research on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders.  In an interview in the Post & Courier, he put it this way:

Music “has been instrumental in helping me heal from some tough times in his life.   I suppose it’s my soul’s way of self-healing.  If you stay busy doing something good, you can never go wrong. Maybe you can call it a ‘distraction of positive traction.’”

Also performing is Grammy-nominated folk rock musician Shawn Mullins, who had this to say:   “It’s gratifying to be part of a benefit that contributes to the MUSC center’s serious efforts to find causes of Parkinson’s disease and to create new treatments for this disease.  Having lost my grandmother to Parkinson’s, I can personally relate to the great work MUSC is doing.”

Sallfest stats

Here are the stats on the event:

  • 20-plus artists performing over four days (Thursday through Sunday);
  • Two different venues –  The Windjammer and The Dinghy;
  • Performers include Collins and Mullins, John Driskell Hopkins, Daniel De Los Reyes of the Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette & Levi Lowery, Nashville’s Farewell Angelina, Finnegan Bell, Tyler Boone, and loads more
  • Get the scoop, including tickets and showtimes at: http://www.sallfest.com/

Follypalooza

Then there’s Follypalooza near our beach rentals Charleston

Local is all the rage, be it in food (i.e. farm-to-table ingredients on gourmet menus), beverages (e.g., craft beers that are brewed nearby, like the room next door), music, festivals… and they all converge in a cool way this Saturday on a different 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 luxury 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 beach rentals Charleston on the IOP, 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 21st, 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 10th 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…

  • Plane Jane
  • Dave Landeo & The Sol Beats
  • The Joshua Hughett Band (southern rock)
  •  The Dubplates (reggae)
  • Teresa “Sweet T” Parrish (country)
  • Dave Grunstra

The party kicks off Saturday at 10:00 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 60 different vendors and booths.  For kids, there are plenty of carnival games and activities like a jump castle and bouncy slides.  Also check out hula hooping, and a beer garden for the adults.

It’s billed as a family-friendly event, good for all ages in your Charleston beach house.   No dogs or coolers, please.

The best news is that all the proceeds help in the fight against cancer, via MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.  It also benefits local individuals and their families living on Folly who are fighting the disease.  Festival organizers work with a special group named Folly’s Angels to identify those most in need of financial help.

Entrance to the festival is $5 advance or $10 at the door and includes a commemorative cup and a koozie.  Here are a couple places with more info: http://www.follybeachfestivals.com/   http://visitfolly.com/annual-events/

Here’s the festival’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/follypalooza

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

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

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