Saturday, January 24, 2015 is the annual Taste of Folly celebration, where the restaurants on Folly take the spotlight, surrounded by festival activities such as contests, live music, auctions, and family friendly fun.  Center Street will be partially closed and the festival lasts from 11am-5pm.  It will feature Server-lympics, a Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Chili Cook-Off, a live date auction and a silent auction of Folly Beach crafts, gifts, and certificates to area establishments. This event will benefit the Surfers Healing Foundation, and will feature live music by One Kool Blow and Bottom Feeder.

There is also a Taste of Folly kickoff event on Friday, January 23, at the Tides Hotel.  It will feature a bartender mix-off, where local venues compete in the 3rd Annual Signature Cocktail Series.  This is the best place to taste some of the most creative cocktails around, and you can vote for your favorite drink or bartender.  Live music will be provided by Red Cedar Review.  This party starts at 7pm and you must be 21 years old or over.