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According to the National Weather Service, A strong coastal storm will bring impacts to our region this weekend . Expect windy conditions and 2” to 4” of rain Saturday through Sunday.

Please monitor the National Weather Service for storm updates. You’re encouraged to remove or secure any...Read more


FY25 State Accommodations Tax Grant Applications Process:

The City of Isle of Palms is accepting applications from organizations wishing to receive grants from the 2% state accommodations tax fund.

South Carolina law allows for a 2% tax levy on the rental of all transient...Read more


Looking for things to do on Isle of Palms during the winter season? Here are some ways you can explore the island and take advantage of perks in the meantime.

Lower...Read more


Happy Holidays! No matter how you choose to celebrate this month, I hope you can be surrounded by family and friends and enjoy the season. It’s such a blessing to live where we do and still be able to enjoy outdoor activities most days. This is my favorite time of year to take a walk on the...Read more


Isle of Palms— November 30, 2023 — The City of Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival and tree lighting will take place Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 2 to 7 p.m. on Front Beach of Isle of Palms, SC. The tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. This event will have an impact on some roads on...Read more


Local restaurant, Islander 71, is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to make oyster shell recycling convenient for IOP residents and visitors. The recycling trailer will be available for the oyster roasting season from now until March 2024. South Carolina...Read more


City offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after. Some services are available online at Virtual City Hall.

The Recreation Center will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22. Programs and...Read more

Community partnerships remain key in building strong relationships and promoting growth that benefits those we serve on Isle of Palms. We're proud to announce that Mayor Phillip Pounds was recently inducted into the...Read more
Saturday, December 2, 2023 2:00pm - 7:00pm Front Beach on the Isle of Palms

Arts & Crafters, Food vendors, children activities and live entertainment

Santa Claus will be here!

Pictures from previous Holiday Street Festivals

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Hello! Another election day has come and gone. Now my greatest hope is we can stop the divisive rhetoric and get back to being neighbors and appreciate the paradise we get to call home! Regardless of which side of the vote you were on or if all your candidates won or not, it’s now time to come...Read more


City offices, including the Recreation Center, will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day. The Recreation Center will reopen on Saturday, November 11.

Many services are available online at...Read more


Photo by: Mic Smith Photography LLC

The Spirit of the Island Award is a prestigious award that recognizes an individual or an organization that has made significant contributions to the well-being of the Isle of Palms. The award honors an individual or organization’s remarkable single...Read more


Happy Thanksgiving a little early! We have so much to be thankful for living where we do. I hope you get to spend time with friends and family over the upcoming holidays. We are headed to Lake Keowee with our whole clan. I’m looking forward to the lake and foothill views and hiking – and of...Read more

Community Enrichment Plan - To enhance the quality of life and overall experience for all who live, work, and play on the island.

The City of Isle of Palms, in collaboration with Explore Charleston, the College of Charleston, and The McNair Group, is pursuing the development of a community...Read more


The Phase 3 Drainage project at 36 th Avenue/Forest Trail Outfall has made excellent progress. The road has been prepped and is ready for paving. Paving is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 , and roads should reopen on Friday, November 3. The remaining work will not require the road to be...Read more

Upcoming Road Closures for LOWVELO Charity Event

The MUSC Hollings Cancer Center LOWVELO annual fundraising event will take place Saturday, November 4 , 202 3 starting at 5 a.m. on Isle of Palms, SC. The 10 and 20 mile “island ride” will have a start time of 9 a.m. This...Read more


Isle of Palms— October 25, 2023 — The annual Isle of Palms Halloween golf cart parade and carnival will take place Friday, October 27, 2023 starting at 4 p.m. on Isle of Palms, SC. The event will start and end at the Isle of Palms Recreation Center located at 24 28 Ave, with a festival...Read more

Temporary Road Closure & Detour at Waterway Blvd

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- Starting the week of October 16, 2023, there will be a temporary road closure and detour at the intersection of Forest Trail and Waterway Boulevard in the City of Isle of Palms (IOP). The road closure, which is scheduled...Read more

City Recreation Department to Host the Last Farmers Market of the 2023 Season

WHEN October 19, 2023 – Spooky, Kooky, Ghoulie Funfest

TIME 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center (front lawn, under the Oaks)

WHAT City of Isle of Palms...Read more


New applications are being accepted for a second round of funding in FY24 of accommodations tax requests through November 1, 2023.

Accommodations tax funds must be used to attract and provide for tourists and must be spent on tourism-related expenditures.

Eligible projects...Read more


Sand Scraping

Collins Construction, the City’s contractor, is expected to complete the dune restoration in the next few days. Contractor is restoring the dune between 100 and 314 Ocean Boulevard.


OCRM has authorized the placement of sandbags between 120 and 206...Read more


City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, to take action to address the beach erosion issue that we have been facing in the south end of the beach, near Breach Inlet. The City's top priority is to ensure the safety and preservation of the beach and front beach homes....Read more


I get to this time of year and wonder where all the other months went?! Time seems to go even faster from mid-October on with the holidays and all the events surrounding those.

We recently held our annual IOP Employee Appreciation event at The Exchange Club. It’s a great time after our...Read more


Some areas of Isle of Palms have experienced erosion, due to recent king tides. Crews are working to restore the dunes in need of emergency repair.

Please do not climb on or walk near eroded dunes in violation of city ordinances and stay clear of work vehicles.

The following...Read more

Home Fire Sprinkler Systems to Improve Fire Safety on Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. – The City of Isle of Palms Fire Department (IOPFD) and the Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission (IOPWSC) have partnered to facilitate the installation of cost-effective home fire sprinklers....Read more