Mar 19 2012

22nd Annual Sea and Sand Festival

You know it’s summer when the Sea and Sand Festival comes around.

This weekend the 22nd annual Sea and Sand Festival on Folly Beach kicks off on Saturday, March 24 and promises to be better than ever.

Since 1990 the Folly Beach community and visitors from all over get together for this festival to celebrate its unofficial stamp of approval that as far as Folly Beach is concerned, summer has begun.

There will be live music, food, art, and all sorts of activities for the entire family (including the dog) to come out and enjoy. More than 100 vendors will line Center Street selling everything from arts and crafts to clothing to toys to food so there will definitely be something for everyone at the event.

Admission is free.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. festival-goers will be able to rock out to the live music pulsating through the streets. The first band to take Follywood Stage located by The Grill/Kangaroo, will be Reid Stone and Jeff Davis. Folly Beach Bluegrass Society will take over from 12:50-1:50 p.m., Shakin’ Martinis comes on from 2:10-3:10 p.m. and Concrete Jumpsuit will play from 3:30 -4:50 p.m.

Four other bands will play from the Chill and Grill Stage located next to Snapper Jacks/Beachwear and Gifts. Beginning at noon Champagne with Friends will play followed by Weigh Station at 1:10 p.m., Jupiter’s Garden at 2:30 p.m., and Stereo Reform at 3:50 p.m.

The East Coast Party Band will headline the festival and they will play from 3-7 p.m. at the Tides Folly Beach.

In addition to music, activities for the whole family begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a scavenger hunt. The street party beings at 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday, the Tides Kickoff Classic Surf Competition starts at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the 2nd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The East Coast Party Band will play again from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday.

Along with the Sea and Sand Festival, the Folly Art Guild will also be celebrating locals art and artists during its Tides of March Festival on Saturday in the Folly River Park, so be sure to check that festival as well.

 

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