Aug 23 2016

Folly Beach Fireworks Show Scheduled!

Remember back in July, when Folly Beach cancelled the annual Independence Day fireworks display? Per Folly Beach Public Safety at the time, “the decision was made by the Folly Association of Business (and agreed upon by The City) based on high tides, state law regarding space requirements, and lack of appropriate pyrotechnics vendors.” So, sure, Folly had its reasons – but it was still a bummer.

However, now it looks like the city is making good on its promise to bring the fireworks display back at a later date. So mark your calendars, because the sky above Folly Beach will light up over Labor Day weekend. And who doesn’t love a good do-over, especially when it involves pyrotechnics?

“We can’t think of a better way to close out our summer season than watching the fireworks show, surrounding by friends and family,” Lewis Dodson, President of the Folly Association of Business told ABC News 4.

Here’s what you need to know to enjoy the festivities. The fireworks display is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 at 9 p.m., and it will be set off at 3rd Block West. The temperature at that time will still be pretty toasty, likely in the 80s, so dress light. We recommend bringing along a blanket, beach chairs, or beach mats to sit on and enjoy the show from the shore.

To make the most of your trip and Folly’s fireworks, there are a few friendly reminders from Folly Beach Public Safety you can keep in mind. No possession or consumption of alcohol is allowed on the beach, so stick to drinking agua or some other non-alcoholic libation during the display.

In making your way down to the beach to pick the perfect fireworks watching spot, be careful not to step on the sand dunes – they are fragile, not to mention protected by law. Using the public walkovers located at every block will prevent this problem.

Before you leave, look around you. Make sure you pack up anything you brought with you to the beach: towels, umbrellas, containers, toys, etc. Always, always pack up your trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.

Since we are still in the midst of sea turtle nesting season, take care to fill in or flatten any holes or mounds in the sand you might create while waiting for the fireworks show to begin.

Lastly, have fun! If you’ve ever been to a Folly fireworks show before, you know how special it is to watch the big, beautiful explosion of color splay out in the starry sky above the sea. And if this is your first time, you’re in for a treat.



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