Folly Beach, SC – Starting on Monday, February 16 through Saturday, February 21, Folly Beach will play host to an entire week of festivities for the 8th Annual FollyGras. This annual celebration is Folly’s take on Mardi Gras and is comprised of a week full of activities including LundiGras, a Fat Tuesday Block Party, an Ash Wednesday Cochon deLait, a Feast Day Cochon deLait, and a Masquerade Ball, all leading up to the FollyGras Street Party Main Event on Saturday, February 21.
2015 FollyGras Schedule:
Monday, 2/16 LundiGras Oyster Roast
An oyster roast and concert at the Grill & Island Bar
Tuesday, 2/17 Fat Tuesday Block Party
An oyster roast and concert at Jack of Cups, Drop In Deli, Planet Follywood & The Crab Shack
Wednesday, 2/18 Ash Wednesday Cochon deLait
A Cajun-style whole hog roast and concert at Rita’s Seaside Grille
Thursday, 2/19 Feast Day Cochon deLait
A Cajun-style whole hog roast at Loggerhead’s Beach Grill featuring a book signing with acclaimed author Bill Noel (“First Light”) from 5-7pm and live music by Wadata from 6-9pm
Friday, 2/20 FollyGras Masquerade Ball
At the Tides Hotel featuring live music by The Secrets
Saturday, 2/21 The Main Event, FollyGras Parade & Street Party
The Masquerade Ball will be held on Friday from 7-11pm at the Tides Hotel and will feature a cash bar and light hors d’ouerves including a nacho bar, fruit and cheese, and crudité. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best cocktail attire or costumes, and awards will be given for Best Guy, Best Gal, and Best Costume. Tickets for the FollyGras Masquerade Ball are $25 and will be on sale at the Tides Hotel starting Friday, February 6.
On Saturday, February 21, Center Street will be closed to traffic from 12pm – 5pm for the FollyGras Street Party. Festivities will include a parade, live music by Gaslight Street, Hollow Point, Hungry Monks, Shakin’ Martinis and Soul Fish, local food vendors, kids’ activities and much more. In true Mardi Gras style, guests are encouraged to break out their best costumes and bring their beads. Entry is free.