Mar 31 2016

Folly Parks & Recreation Events for April

Are you active and looking for ways to participate in group activities on Folly Beach? Check out the Parks and Recreation’s guide and upcoming classes below. Registration is currently open. Also, check out these upcoming events at the James Island County Park in April, including the Lowcountry Cajun Festival, the Charleston Outdoor Festival, and the Palmetto Pump & Climbing Competition. There’s a little something for everyone.

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series at Folly Beach County Park complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. This class is for ages 16 and up. Registration is $10,$8 with CCR Discount, or free for Move IT! Pass holders, but if you sign up for six or more classes you will receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Ongoing, Mondays and Wednesdays in April

Apr. 4Mon5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44578
Apr. 6Wed5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44583
Apr. 11Mon5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44579
Apr. 13Wed5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44584
Apr. 18Mon5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44580
Apr. 20Wed5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44585
Apr. 25Mon5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44581
Apr. 27Wed5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44586


HIIT the Beach

Maximize calorie burn, decrease body fat, and improve overall fitness level in this heart pumping beach body boot camp at Folly Beach County Park. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy and accomplishment. This class is for ages 16 and up. Pre-registration required. Fees for the class are $24, $20 with CCR Discount, and free for Move IT! Pass holders.

Apr. 5-26Tue5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44614
Apr. 7-28Thu5:45 -6:45 p.m.Course # 44615

Photography Series: Sunset Session

Awaken your senses to the natural and cultural world while stretching your photographic eye. Bring your camera to the Folly Beach County Park and let a park naturalist lead you to inspirational locations. Ages 12 and up are welcome, but a registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required. Fees are $9, $7 with CCR Discount, or $5 for Move IT! Pass holders.

Apr. 7Thu6 -8 p.m.Course # 44424

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk

Birding experts help participants explore the wonderfully diverse opposite ends of Folly Beach at the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. We will see a variety of colorful and coastal birds. Ages 12 and up are welcome, but a registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee are $9, $7 with CCR Discount, or free for Move IT! Pass holders. This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Painted Bunting and Wilson’s Plover.

Apr. 8Fri8:30 -10:30 a.m.Course # 44653

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

This year, on Sunday, April 3 from noon to 6, a Lowcountry tradition turns 25. Experience a full day of Louisiana culture with Zydeco music, hot and spicy crawfish, and an all-around ragin’ Cajun good time at James Island County Park! Featuring the legendary musician Buckwheat Zydeco. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside food, alcohol, coolers, and dogs are not permitted. Fee: $15. Free for ages 12 & under and Gold Pass Holders.

Charleston Outdoor Festival

Anyone who enjoys being active in the great outdoors will find excitement at the Charleston Outdoor Festival at James Island County Park, April 15th through 17th! The festival includes a multitude of popular outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf, open to all ages. It also features the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Symposium, one of the country’s premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Try out equipment, compete in tournaments and other hands-on activities on site, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport. Park admission starts at $2 per person. To try activities, get the Try It pass for $10. Or, register for the symposium to experience classes, demos and much more. For a full event schedule, visit or call 843-795-4386.

Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition

Join The Climbing Wall at James Island County Park on April 16th for live music, food, and drinks after. Online registration will end Apr. 14 at midnight. There will be no on-site registration for either event. Fee: $45 on or after Apr. 4/$40 before Apr. 4. Competitors not registered with USA Climbing will pay $5 for a Day Membership. There will be two levels of competition:

Junior (ages 6-19) competition will take place from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. This nationally sanctioned Flash Format event plays host to climbers from around the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

A Citizens Competition will begin at 2:30 for climbers ages 16 and up who are not participating in the USA Climbing Sanctioned Event. This fun and relaxed competition will be red point format. 



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