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Mermaids and Mateys takes place on Folly Beach Sept. 23-24 to support the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, with fun activities for everyone. 

“The event will be a full scale street closure with 65 vendors, live bands, $5 Lunazul cocktails, a football viewing area, a robust kids area, a costume contest, a caricature artist, the Outer Banks Twinkie [van] and more,” said Kelly Travers, event coordinator with the Folly Association of Business. 

“The Folly Association of Business was created to help support the business community of Folly Beach,” Travers said. “We strive to create a unique and fun experience for our visitors and guests of the island!” 

The event kicks off Sept. 23 with an Under the Sea themed dance at 7 p.m at Center Street’s Irish pub St. James Gate. Festivities continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a costume contest, live music, kids area, vendors, a signature cocktail competition and more.

For the cocktail competition, participating Folly bars and restaurants will compete with their own cocktail creations using Lunazul Reposado Tequila. Attendees can vote for their favorite cocktail by scanning the QR codes at each location to crown the Mermaids and Mateys signature cocktail contest winner. 

Event organizers have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise money for its Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The event is sponsored by Lunazul Tequila and Lunar Light Botanicals, with generous donations from Dunes Properties, Tidal Moon Coffee, Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar, Blue Beach Bar & Grill, Sweet Grass Real Estate and The Law Offices of David Aylor.
Tickets for Folly Beach’s Mermaids and Mateys event are $9 in advance or $14 at the door. To learn more about the event or purchase tickets, click here.

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