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Folly Pier Fest Set for March 11

Celebration on the new pier will raise funds for the Charleston County Parks Foundation

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) nonprofit partner, the Charleston County Parks Foundation, will host the first ever Folly Pier Fest on the reconstructed Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier on Saturday, March 11. From 5 – 8 p.m., families are invited to enjoy festivities on the newly reopened pier, all while raising funds to support the Charleston County Parks Foundation.    

All ages are invited to stroll the pier and enjoy live music from The Dave Landeo Band and solo acoustic artist Justin Hodge. Breakdancer Kyle “K-Otic” Johnson will also perform at the pier. Entertainment company “Good Clean Fun” will also be on site featuring a mermaid and juggling. Face painting and temporary tattoos will also be provided. Various performances and a carnival-type atmosphere will hearken back to the early days of Folly Beach and the first pier in that location, which opened in the 1930s. 

Food trucks will be on site and other festival foods will be available for purchase, including popcorn and cotton candy. Beverages, including alcohol, will also be available. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs. 

Admission for adults to the Folly Pier Fest is $20 in advance, or $25 on site (if available). Children 12 and under are free. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as this event may sell out. Proceeds will benefit the Charleston County Parks Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase now at CharlestonCountyParks.com (direct link).

The Charleston County Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1990 by CCPRC. Its mission is to help ALL residents experience Charleston County Parks and programs. Presently, the foundation is working on four projects: The Genesis Swim Safety Fund, the Park and Recreation Opportunity Fund, the Nature Stewardship Fund, and the Cultural History Fund. For more information on The Charleston County Parks Foundation, call 843-795-4386 or visit www.CharlestonCountyParksFoundation.org.

Following a two-year reconstruction process, the new Folly Beach Pier opened to the public on Dec. 26, 2022. The pier will be closed for a two-week period from Jan. 23 – Feb. 3 in order to conduct parking lot renovations.The new 1049-foot-long pier features concrete pilings and substructure, with a wooden walkway and railings.Amenities at the Folly Beach Pier include restrooms, the Pier 101 Restaurant and Bar, beach access, showers, and the Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop (which, in addition to selling gifts, sundry items, refreshments and tackle/bait, offers rod rentals). The iconic Folly Beach Pier is the perfect location for saltwater fishing, walking, birding and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the “Edge of America.” Additional special events are also planned at the pier in 2023, including the Moonlight Mixers series.For additional information on the Folly Beach Pier, visit ccprc.com/follypier

This event is made possible by South Carolina Federal Credit Union. For more information on the Folly Beach Pier or Charleston County Parks, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. 

Owned and operated by the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (CCPRC), the Folly Beach Pier is located at 101 East Arctic Avenue on Folly Beach. The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes six regional parks, three beach parks, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, a historic plantation site, a skate park, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. CCPRC also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs and much more. For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.


Visit the Folly Pier Media Room at www.ccprc.com/follypiermedia for high resolution photos and video of the pier!

Posted on
January 23rd 2023
Written by
Madison Beard