Aug 10 2015

Labor Day Fireworks!

For as long as beachgoers can remember, Folly Beach has celebrated the 4th of July with an enormous fireworks display. However, this year had to be rescheduled due to bad weather conditions that made it impossible for the Folly Association of Business to host the event. The celebration will now be held off 2nd street east Saturday, September 5th at 9pm. 

The city of Folly Beach originated the event until just 4 years ago when the Folly Association of Business took it over. Ron Hill, owner of the Folly Beach Crab Shack and President of the FBA states, “The mayor approached us a few years ago to take over the 4th of July fireworks, so that it didn’t come out of taxpayers’ money.” He estimates that the group usually spends $10,000 each year, but grants and donations aren’t enough to cover the costs. “This year, because of the bad weather, we wanted to reschedule when more people could come out and enjoy them,” Hill says.

Being Labor Day weekend, the beach should be packed to capacity with last minute vacationers hitting the island. People come from all over the Lowcountry come out to participate in the event and bring towels and chairs to the beach to see the fiery display as colorful embers cascade into the ocean. Many view the scenery at one of the local restaurants over cocktails and appetizers as they watch the fireworks explode over the hotel.

If you haven’t yet attended one of these magnificent shows, make sure to head to Folly Beach for Labor Day. Come out early to get the perfect spot, and enjoy some time with your favorite bars while you’re around. Live music will be playing at many of the venues, so avoiding the post-show traffic is easily avoidable. We hope to see you there!



Bob Hart Author

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