Can’t go another year without seeing Okra Man? Then you’re in luck. Irmo’s Okra Strut
will kick off tonight at the Irmo Village Shopping Center.
As the new venue for the annual event, the center will host a variety of music and activities beginning at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony.
In addition, tonight’s festivities will include an okra-eating contest. Those interested in eating a lot of okra can sign up before the event set for 8:30 p.m. at the center.
Saturday’s festivities will start with a parade at 9 a.m. beginning at Crossroads Middle School at 6949 St. Andrews Road. The parade will head north along St. Andrews Road and will end at Lake Murray Boulevard and St. Andrews Road.
After the parade, the festivities will continue at the shopping center in the 7500 block of St. Andrews Road, in Irmo.