Happy New Years!! Shellabrate 2018!

 

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Goodbye 2017 and hello to 2018!

There are many different options in the Charleston area available to ring in your new years, we looked to find the top spots for this year!

From low key beachfront to black- tie downtown, there is a perfect new years party to enjoy for everyone on your list and of course the perfect accommodations!

Click to browse our available properties!

Tides Ocean Front Hotel, Folly Beach SC
“Beachfront Bash”
Tickets-$65 per person, 21+

Celebrate here locally on Folly Beach at the one and only ocean front hotel- Tides. Look at the ocean while at the “Edge of America” while enjoying:

-Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and buffet stations
-Dessert station upstairs
-Live band (Mike and the Mixers) Upstairs
-DJ Mateo Downstairs
-Party Favors
-Champagne Toast
-Fireworks Display at Midnight

Get your tickets here

The Alley, Downtown Charleston,SC
“New Years Eve Party”
Tickets-$85 per person, 21+

Check out this unique venue- a bowling alley to celebrate the end of 2017!

– Beats from DJ Phamtastik
– Beer, Wine & Spirits
– Champagne Toast
– Light Hors D’oeuvres
– Photo Booth
– Free Bowling
– Free Arcade Games
– Photographer
– and more

OR if you really want to do it up as you ring in 2017, check out one of the 4 VIP Lanes that allow you and 5 friends to enjoy for $750.00:
– Your very own private lane
– Private server
– Premium Beer, Wine & Spirits
– Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
– Complimentary bottle of champagne

Purchase your tickets HERE

Spiritline Cruises, Downtown Charleston,SC
 Spirit of Charleston departing Aquarium Wharf
360 Concord Street, Charleston
“New Years Eve Sail-ebration”
Tickets-$79 (includes gratuity and tax) per person, 21+

Sail the sea while celebrating NYE!

-Cash bar available onboard
– Event Menu
-Cruise departs from Aquarium Wharf (downtown Charleston)
-360 Concord Street, SC 29401
-Boarding time begins at 9:45pm
-Cruise time is from 10:30pm to 1:00am
Book-now 
*No cancellations accepted after 5:00pm on Thursday December 28th, 2017.

Order tickets HERE

Tavern and Table,  Mt. Pleasant SC
“New Years Eve on The Creek”
Tickets-$90-150 per person, 21+

-COCKTAILS – BEER & WINE – CHAMPAGNE
-FREE PARTY FAVORS
-HUGE FIREWORKS SHOW
-LIVE MUSIC FROM SALUDA SHOALS AND ELLEN DRIVE AT RED’S
-A DJ DANCE PARTY WITH DJ RJ AT TAVERN & TABLE

We’ve got two different ticket options that’ll allow you to celebrate on Shem:
– General Admission: Include’s all of Red’s and outside of Tavern & Table ($90)
– VIP: Includes all of Red’s, all of Tavern & Table and premium food & beverages ($150)

Get your tickets HERE

SC Aquarium, Charleston SC
“Snyder Grand Ball”
Tickets-$150 per person, 21+

The Annual New Years Eve Grand Ball at the South Carolina Aquarium presented by Snyder Events and 98 Rock, 105.5 The Bridge and Charleston City Paper.

-Enjoy live music from David Higgins Band along with DJ Natty Heavy spinning in the Great Ocean Room.

-an open bar

-heavy hors d’oeuvres

-champagne toast at midnight.

-Dress is black tie optional and the event is from 8pm to 1am. Please purchase your tickets early as this event will sell out and tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Snyder Grand Ball is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Order your tickets HERE

The Restoration Hotel, Charleston SC
“Mansion Ball”
Tickets-$150 per person, 21+

The event will be held at “The Restoration,” one of the city’s top boutique hotels, located just off King Street in the heart of downtown. With a roaring 20’s masquerade theme, The Mansion Ball is anticipated to be the most luxurious ball drop party in town.

Organizers will use the hotel’s four largest penthouse suites and private rooftops to offer guests over 10,000 square feet of entertainment space, several premium open bars and light hors d’oeuvres, creating one truly unique Gatsby-like experience to ring in the new year.

From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests will enjoy a variety of live bands and djs from multiple genres, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include, “Funktastic,” a super talented party band that has made a splash from performing countless major events throughout the Southeast while presenting a range of music from the 80’s and 90’s core all the way up to the present.

-All-inclusive top-shelf open bar

-Light hors d’oeuvres

-Access to each of the four penthouse suites and rooftop terraces, where all live entertainers are scheduled to perform for one unforgettable new year’s eve experience!

Yorktown New Years

The USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC 
“6th Annual Yorktown Countdown”
Tickets-$175 per person, 21+

On Sunday, December 31st, 2017, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the sixth annual Yorktown Countdown presented by Hooch, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive event will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities.
From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of the event will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include Charleston’s premier party band, “The Midnight City,” who will be bearing keys, guitars, bass, drums and several amazing vocalists. The 5-piece super group has made a splash by performing countless major events in and around the Southeast and claiming there is no single style of music they can’t perform.

Next up is “The New South Players,” a four-piece band inspired by many legendary Motown groups that combines superb choreography, funky beats and fantastic vocals into one great show. From The Temptations to Marvin Gaye to Kool & the Gang, from dance-ready numbers to slow moving grooves, this group continues to amaze and entertain listeners with a reputation for style and talent that never goes unnoticed. Finally, DJ performances aboard the carrier by “Kevbo” and “Sparkbox,” as well as Clark Keagy on saxophone will offer the highest energy performances through a range of hits from the 80’s and 90’s core to present day mainstream favorites.

-Captain tickets start at $160 per person and give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, live music headlining performances, large-screen ball drop, and much more.

Sponsors for the event include, Diamonds Direct, David Aylor Law Offices, Tift Properties, Top Shelf Catering, and Low Country Valet.

Limited VIP only tickets available HERE

 

Food For the Vacation Lovers Soul

Charleston. Folly Beach. Folly's Best. Local Food On Vacation is Bliss.

The history of sweet tea on the sun porch in summer, shrimp and grits that are to die for, and some fried green tomatoes that will make you question why you never allowed yourself the pleasure of trying them before.   The south is known for its special culinary prowess and delightful soul food that is bound to get you into a vacation state of mind.

The one thing that isn’t lacking is restaurants to tickle your taste buds and allow you to regale in the old southern traditions of slow cooking and long leisurely days spent with those you love. A comprehensive listing can be found here on our interactive map .  For some mouthwatering photos and dishes from local restaurants, check out Charleston Eater or their instagram.

Brave enough to attempt to tame the wild beast that is the vacation kitchen?

Click on the images below for some southern specialty recipes that will knock your flip flops off.

Ready, Set… DIG IN!

First and foremost SEAFOOD is a lowcountry staple.  Shrimp and Grits, lowcountry boil, she crab soup, oysters… there is enough flavor for everyone!

(click the photos below for a full recipe)

Shrimp and GritsLowcountry BoilShe Crab SoupOysters

The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread and fried chicken.

-Maya Angelou

  No matter if you’re looking for some delicious seafood or the popcorn of the south, we have some great food to get you going!

Collard GreensCornbread Soul FoodFried ChickenFried OkraBiscuits and Gravy

Most of all you’ll need to pick out which kitchen you are ready to tame into southern submission. Grab your ingredients and bring the family.  Plan your next adventure today!  No better time than now! We have kitchens of all shapes and sizes.  Therefore cabinets are stocked with pots, pans, cups an silverware based on the property.  Grab the chef, and come test our kitchens!

Family Tides Kitchen

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Folly Beach Follypalooza 2017

You may be asking yourself what in the world is “Follypalooza?”

Well, for the past ten years a wonderful group of people have come together planning a cancer benefit fundraiser here on Folly Beach. Folly is known for its many different festivals…

Many assume that this event is just another festival.

Follypalooza poster Follypalooza poster

However, they could not be more incorrect!

Directly, Follypalooza supports our Folly Beach neighbors who, due to medical ailments, are in dire need of financial support.  Primarily, Follypalooza  raises money for cancer patients, but also helps those with other critical illnesses and medical issues on a case-by-case basis.

 To date, Follypalooza has successfully raised over $60,000 for local cancer patients thanks to the generous support of the Greater Charleston community. Since Follypalooza was established, they have helped four locals in their journey to being cancer free!! Additionally the group has provided financial support to over 35 others who were struggling to make ends meet. In conjunction with the Folly Angels and the Folly Beach Exchange Club,  Follypalooza is able to identify beneficiaries following a thorough screening process.

So now you may be asking, what can I expect at this year’s Follypalooza?

When:  October 21st from 10 am to 5 pm.

How Much:   $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

 Kids under 12 & FB Residents (photo ID required) are always free.

Pups and Drinks: Sorry, no dogs or coolers this year.

The event will include live music by Plane Jane, The Dupplates, Dave Landeo, Dallas Baker and Friends and more. A Kid Zone with FREE kid activities, games, inflatables, face painting and entertainment. Arts, crafts, fashion and food vendors galore. A shuttle available,thanks to Graffiti Limo, for transportation to outlying restaurants and parked cars. This is a family friendly event that is not to be missed! Come out and see Folly and its wonderful locals for a great cause!

Local of Folly and our staff member at Folly’s Best Rentals, Megan McCartney , would love to see you at this event! Initially, Megan was diagnosed in November of 2016 with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and an invasive chest wall surgery, she then found out that she instead had a very rare form of cancer called Epitheliod Sarcoma, a soft tissue cancer that hardly has any research. Currently, Megan is  undergoing proton radiation therapy in Jacksonville, Florida. Finishing just days before the event, Megan plans on stopping by the festival here on Folly Beach!

View Megan’s Follypalooza promo video by clicking here!

Tickets, vendor spots or sponsorships can be purchased at the following site.

https://whollyticket.com/event/follypalooza2017

To volunteer check our Facebook page

 Coming for the weekend?  Click here to find the best spot on Folly Beach!