Think you can win a shrimp eating contest? Never heard of sweetgrass before? Well, pack your bags, Richmond — we’re making our way to Mount Pleasant, SC.
Here are some of our favorite can’t-miss local events coming up at Memorial Waterfront Park (99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd.):
- Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival | Sunday, April 30 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | This festival pays tribute to the local shrimping and fishing industry, featuring a boat parade, live music, food samplings, free activities, and more. Feeling competitive? Enter the Shag dance contest or a shrimp eating contest (or both). Enjoy all of this while having a view of the Charleston Harbor for a picturesque backdrop.
- Sweetgrass Festival| Saturday, July 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Spend the day immersed in the Gullah Geechee people’s history, culture, traditions, and sweetgrass basket art form — which originated in Mount Pleasant. Enjoy free entertainment and activities, while having the opportunity to meet local basketmakers who carry their traditions for future generations.
Already excited? Start planning your spring and summer travels.*