Splash into the New Year on Folly Beach

Folly Beach, South Carolina — FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Folly Beach is the place to be for New Year’s fun, with the annual Flip-Flop Drop & Fireworks show, the “Hair of the Groundhog” Cocktail Competition, and the Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Plunge and costume contest all happening this weekend!

On New Year’s Eve, count down to 2022 while watching a giant pair of sparkly flip-flops drop to mark the new year. Right after the clock strikes midnight, the sky will light up with a grand display of fireworks on the beach hosted by the Folly Association of Business.

On Saturday, the celebration continues with a chilly plunge into the Atlantic dressed up as your favorite Bill Murray character! Prizes will be awarded to Best Girl, Best Guy, Best Kid, Best Team, and Best Overall Bill Murray costumes. Contest registration begins at 11 am, contest judging starts at noon, followed by the plunge at 1 pm. There will be a $5 entry fee for the contest, but no charge for the plunge! You can register early for the costume contest at VisitFolly.com.

Through New Year’s Day, visit Folly’s bars and restaurants, sample their best “hangover cure” cocktails and vote for your favorite during the Folly Beach “Hair of the Dog” Cocktail Competition!

Staying on Sullivan’s Island instead? Dunleavy’s Pub on Sullivan’s Island is bringing back their New Year’s Day Polar Plunge! Saturday morning the pub will open at 9am to keep the New Year’s party going. Brave plungers will head to the shore around 1:45 p.m. Proceeds raised during the event will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. You can donate online: www.dunleavysplunge.com.