Folly Gras



Folly Gras is a Folly Beach staple event that takes the term “fun in the sun” to new heights! A play on Mardi Gras - the well-known New Orleans-based cultural event - Folly Gras is a lively week-long celebration that the whole community enjoys. Come out to Folly Beach, SC and party with the locals this February!  

Folly Gras is an exciting way to have fun with friends and get to know the Folly Beach, SC community. It’s one of the area’s amazing yearly events that draws major crowds. If you and your family are ready to experience the laid-back, fun-loving culture of Folly Beach, SC year-round, contact Infinity Realty. We can provide in-depth information about Charleston events, lifestyle, schools, neighborhoods, and much more. We have everything you need to make your move to your dream home in Charleston smooth and seamless!

Celebrate Folly Gras All Week Long

Folly Gras, the Lowcountry’s take on Mardi Gras, stays true to its namesake by giving participants all week to revel in the fun. A popular festival for locals and visitors, the event draws anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 people each year. With kickoff events typically occurring on Monday the week of the festival, it’s common to see party-goers in costume for the duration of the celebration. Themed events occur daily, culminating in a finale parade that is the highlight of Folly Gras.


The week of Folly Gras is full of all types of festivities. Past events have included oyster roasts, live music, Cajun-style suckling pig roasts and masquerade balls, just to name a few of the ways that the Lowcountry locals cut loose. For more information about events happening during the next Folly Gras, check out Folly Beach Festivals.


Rock the Day Away at the Folly Gras Street Party and Parade


The Folly Gras Center Street Party and Parade provide hours of opulent fun for the whole family! See amazing costumes, and wear your own, during this flamboyant affair. It lasts from noon to 5 pm, and features musical performances on several stages, food tents, games and, of course, parade floats! A word to those who are driving to the parade - Center Street will be closed to automobiles most of the day. (Make sure to take note of parking signs listing hour restrictions, and ensure that all four tires are completely off the street.) Admission is free, but come prepared to try amazing fare sold by onsite food vendors.


Have Fun in Folly Beach Beyond Folly Gras - Contact Infinity Realty!

Folly Gras is just one of a range of exciting Charleston events. Our area is known for its amazing festivals and celebrations. It’s just one reason many people are choosing to make the move to Charleston from all over the world. If you’re ready to start calling Charleston home, Infinity Realty can help! We are happy to help you decide on the best Charleston neighborhood for you and your family. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect Charleston home!


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