The Okra Strut kicks off in Irmo

The 38th annual Irmo Okra Strut is coming to Irmo this weekend. / FILE

IRMO (WACH) -- The Okra Strut is coming to Irmo this weekend.

The 38th annual Irmo Okra Strut is frying up some fun in the Irmo Village Shopping Center. There will be games, rides, music, and of course okra.

The street dance runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday night. A parade starts Saturday at 9am followed by the festival from 10 a.m. " 4 p.m..

Irmo Mayor John Gibbons says, One of the great things about this years Okra Strut is that we have two local bands but just because there local doesn't mean they are unknown. One is The Occasions and they wrote and performed I TMm a Girl Watcher, everybody that loves beach music knows about that one, and then we have the Coastal Beach Band and they are both from right here Irmo so the Okra Strut is really going to be Irmo this year.

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The Okra Strut has had its ups and downs the past few years as town leaders continue to look for a permanent location for the event.

Tell us what you think about the Okra Strut and the changes it has been under lately. Leave your comments below to weigh in.

Click here for a map of the event including information about parking.