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Sullivan’s Island Polar Plunge

January 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

First, you can head to nearby Sullivan’s Island for the annual Dunleavy’s Pub’s Polar Plunge which benefits the Special Olympics.  In fact, at last count there were 30,707 Special Olympics athletes in the State of South Carolina.

Dunleavy’s Polar Plunge has grown tremendously over the years and has become  quite the spectacle.  Thousands of folks dress in all kinds of kooky costumes to head into the water.  Some years it’s positively polar, which fits with their motto, “Freezin’ for a Reason.”  Other years the weather can be pretty balmy, with temps in the 70’s.

All the action kicks off at Dunleavy’s Pub, located at 2213 Middle Street, with the pre-plunge fun starting at 9:00 a.m.  Folks will make their way to the beach nearby about 1:30 p.m., with the actual plunge happening around 2:00 p.m.


January 1
9:00 am - 3:00 pm