Don’t Miss “Taste of Folly” this Year

Don't Miss "Taste of Folly" this Year

Have you ever visited Folly Beach during January? If not, then you don’t want to miss this amazing Folly Festival this year. Come visit Folly Beach during the weekend of January 18th – January 20, 2019 for a weekend on the Edge of America! And staying in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals will help you be ready for the fun, filled weekend. You will be able to enjoy some of Folly’s eclectic food that you may find here locally on your next getaway. Let’s look at what the schedule looks like for the fun filled weekend in Folly Beach.

Let the Friday Night Fun Begin

Beginning the weekend off on Friday, January 18th come enjoy the Cannon Distillery Cocktail Competition from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You are able to take craft cocktails made by the Folly Restaurants and bars where you will get to vote for your favorite. There is a $20 admission fee for each adult to the event, but you will get free samples of all the cocktails that are served. What a fun way to enjoy your Friday night out.

It’s “Taste of Folly” Time

Saturday is when all the fun begins on the streets of Folly. The streets will close at 7:00 am and will reopen at 6:30 pm. The admission to the event is $5 per person but kids 12 and under are free. There will be several different things happening on this day that you don’t want to miss out on. The street festival will begin at 10:00 am and will end at 4:00 pm on Center Street. Go and see what kind of fun and amazing things you can find. We promise you won’t be disappointed in the choosing.

Don't Miss "Taste of Folly" this Year

If you are more interested in cooking demonstrations, there will be select restaurants that are going to have live demonstrations at their booths throughout the day. And if you have ever been told you love hot dogs too much, then head over to Bert’s Market to enter into the Hot Dog Eating Contest. This is a free event for you to take part in so why not go and have a little fun while eating hot dogs. If chili is more your style, then head over to Center Street from 11 am to 3 pm and participate in the Chili Cook Off. For $5 per person you will be able to taste the chili’s that are being judged and vote on your favorite. Not only are you able to take part in the Hot Dog Contest, but you can also enter into the Oyster Shucking Contest too. Beginning at 2:30 pm at the Ashley Stage, you and your family can enjoy this contest to see who can shuck the most and the fastest in a certain amount of time.

Kids Area & Live Music

For those of you who will be traveling with little ones, then take advantage of coming to Taste of Folly and let them enjoy the Kids Area. There will be a Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun that comes complete with pots & pans percussion, soapy sudsy kitchen and pasta making. Plus, there will be free inflatables for them to enjoy and get all their energy out and culinary-inspired arts and crafts from the Folly Beach Library. And if you’d like to be able to enjoy some live music with the family then head over to one of the 3 stages where you can enjoy some Folly musicians.

Don't Miss "Taste of Folly" this Year

If you haven’t gotten to take advantage of coming to Folly during the month of January, then you must book your trip today. We still have availability for you and your family to getaway to the beach away from the cold air. And if you think that you won’t be able to find a deal, then just ask as we have some of the cheapest oceanfront option all over Folly Beach for you to take advantage of. We at Folly’s Best Rentals wanted to let you know that now is the time to book your vacations for February and March. There are a few things happening that benefit the Morris Island Lighthouse which is so very dear to our island. We can’t wait to see you this winter as we celebrate many things happening on Folly Beach!

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

Are you and your family needing a fun, relaxing vacation to Folly Beach in December? If you happened to answer yes, then we can help you find the perfect Folly Beach vacation rental. Staying in one of our vacation rentals next month, will help you be in the holiday spirit. Instead of worrying how much cleaning there is to do at home, come on vacation and relax instead. Many families love to come to Folly Beach during the holiday season, so they can enjoy spending time together. Let’s look at why you shouldn’t miss these fun December events in the Folly Beach area.

It’s Parade Time

Who doesn’t love attending a Christmas parade when on vacation? Many families who come to Folly Beach during the month of December love to go watch our Christmas Parade. When you stay in Sea 2 you will be able to walk to get your spot to see the parade. This year it will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Here you and your family can come watch Santa head down the street and enjoy some fun. During the parade, if you’d like to do a little shopping for those gifts, then head over to the Community Center. At the Community Center, you will be able to grab some handmade gifts at the Arts & Crafts show. And just in case your kids want to visit with Santa or as we know him as “Sandy” Claus in Folly Beach, you can by heading over to Folly River Park after the parade. Santa will be giving away some goodies, so don’t miss this fun event with the family!

Festival of Lights

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

Every year from now until January 1st, you and your family can head over to the James Island County Park to view the Holiday Festival of Lights. This year is the 29th year it has been bringing families magical memories and this year is no different. There is an admission of $20 per vehicle and if you visit Monday through Thursday you can donate a canned food item or pet food and will only pay $15. How amazing is that deal because the donation will go to help the Lowcountry Food Bank. This event is more than a tour in your car, it’s a way to explore the island. You and your family can park the car and go check out several different things such as a visit with Santa, see the dancing trees to the beat of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more. Visit the gift shop or get some tasty treats at Santa’s Treats & Blitzen’s Burgers. There are so much more things that you can enjoy while you visit so this can’t be missed.

A Tradition Continues

This year, The Nutcracker seems to be popular because of the movie that has recently come out. But instead of seeing the movie, make it a tradition to come see the 25th Anniversary of the Charleston Ballet Theatre “The Nutcracker.” Many locals love to take their families to see the Charleston Ballet’s performance as this holiday favorite is performed. The show can be seen on December 10th at 7:30 pm and December 11th at 3:00 pm at the Galliard Auditorium. If you miss those two showings, you’re in suck because they will return on Dec. 16th at 7:30 pm and December 17th at 3:00 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. You can purchase your tickets today and make this a new tradition when you visit during the holiday season.

It’s Beach Time

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

While this isn’t an event, we thought that you and your family would enjoy the beach a little this year while you vacation in Folly Beach. It’s nice to get away from it all and this could be an event in itself. Heading to the beach to watch for dolphins or to let the kids play in the sand can be an adventure. Thinking of heading to Folly Beach during Christmas this year, we do have several homes still available. If you have a large family then staying in Martiniville will be the perfect home for you. It can sleep up to 10 people and is the perfect home for everyone to spend the holiday in. Another few homes that might work for your family would be G.O.S. Getaway, Boogie Down and Back Bay #1. All of these homes are close to where you are right on the oceanfront or it’s a small walk to the beach. You and your family can sit on the beach and enjoy the waves rolling in and out. Watch the beautiful sunsets, collect seashells or go for a run. The possibilities are endless when you visit Folly Beach this time of the year!

While there are many other events happening in the Folly Beach or surrounding areas, we thought these might help making your decision a little easier. This year we at Folly’s Best Rentals would like for you and your family to experience visiting us during the holiday season. We know that you will have a blast and we hope to see you soon.

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Coming to Folly Beach during September can be so much fun for you and your family. After Labor Day, things can settle down in Folly Beach, but it doesn’t mean the fun has to. This year the Sea and Sand Festival is happening from September 21st-23rd on Folly Beach. Staying in one of our oceanfront vacation rentals can keep you close to where all the action is happening for this fun festival. Let’s look below at what there is to come for the festival this year.

Miss Sea & Sand Pageant

The Miss Sea & Sand Pageant is back for its 5th year crowing 9 winners based on their age, category, hobbies, volunteer activities, awards and their love for Folly Beach. This is open to all females from the ages of 4 years and up and males 7 years and under. The pageant categories this year are Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Teen, Teen, Junior Miss, Miss, Misses and Little Mister. There will be additional awards given as well. Watch these cuties and beauties strut their stuff starting at 7:00 pm September 21st at Folly River Park. Admission is free for this event.

Sea & Sand Festival

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Join us on September 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Center Street for a day of fun in the sun. This year the Sea & Sand Festival will include arts, crafts, fashion vendors and live music. There will be kid activities and some pretty amazing Folly Beach Restaurants servings up some awesome food. Admission is $6 in advance and $10 at the door but you don’t want to miss out on the fun going on that day. Please note that you cannot bring animals, coolers, bikes, skateboards, and other similar items to the festival. This is for everyone’s safety as we like to keep everyone safe during this event.

Sea & Sand Side Show for the Kids

Bringing the kids this year is perfect as there will be an area just for the kids. There will be Bubble Therapy, face painting, mermaid visits, jugglers and even some inflatables. From a Kids Kitchen to Arts & Crafts for the kids there will be something for all kids of all ages. And worried about the inflatables for the younger kids, there will be one reserved just for toddlers. There is going to be a few more things for the kids to enjoy during the festival this year.

Sandcastle & Volleyball Competitions

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Spending the day on the beach by the pier on the sand is just what you need for the final day of the festival. You will be able to see some pretty amazing sandcastles and there will even be some volleyball competitions that day. Don’t leave the weekend without experiencing this amazing event! You will want to return each year after visiting this one.

While there are some other amazing events happening during this festival these are just a few that we thought you’d enjoy. If you are still looking for a Folly Beach vacation rental for your fall trip, check out what availabilities we have. We can’t wait to see you for the Sea & Sand Festival and for your fall vacation!

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