Oct 11 2012

Something for Everyone at Follypalooza

Follypalooza is part street carnival, part food festival, part outdoor concert, part charity event, and all fun. On Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Follypalooza Festival and Cancer Benefit will close Center Street to help raise money for local cancer patients.

For the fifth year, Follypalooza will bring live music, family activities, and food to the Edge of America. Carnival games, a jump castle, face painting, and a dunk tank will be there for kids to enjoy. And grown-ups can try local restaurants and food vendors or dance along with bands performing throughout the day. There will also be a silent auction, with 100-percent of proceeds benefiting cancer charities. Adult beverages will be available and can be enjoyed anywhere inside the festival’s perimeter. Additionally, the Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild will hold a showing of local artists at the Folly Beach Community Center (55 Center Street) during Follypalooza.

While the musical line up at this year’s festival is still being finalized, the bands that graced the five stages of last year’s Follypalooza included the Graham Whorley Band, Eric Penrod Trio, Fat Alice, the Bindlestiffs, Hank Marley, Jeff Houts, the Folly Beach Shag Club, and the Folly Beach Bluegrass Society.

Admission to the event is free, but donations are, of course, welcome. Proceeds from the event will go to the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and local residents going through cancer treatments. The Hollings Cancer Center provides top quality care, research, education, and prevention programs throughout South Carolina.

For more information and updates visit https://www.facebook.com/follypalooza or follow @FollyBeachFesty on Twitter.

 

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