Do you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC? If so, this weekend is your opportunity to celebrate the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage at The highly anticipated Sweetgrass Festival which will also provide the most extensive showcase of sweetgrass baskets in the Lowcountry area.
This year's event features an assortment of unique handmade arts & crafts, paintings, live performances, and documentary films. Festival-goers will enjoy a day filled with entertainment that includes gospel songs and praise dance, storytelling and Gullah Geechee skits, basket-making demonstrations and the Adande African Drummers and Dancers. Visitors will be treated to a variety of authentic Gullah cuisine, classic barbeque, fish, chicken and beverages offered for sale by more than 15 Lowcountry restaurants and food vendors. Children and adults will enjoy family friendly activities including a waterslide.
Publications on Lowcountry Gullah Geechee history, fiction, and cookbooks will be available for sale as well.
Admission and parking are free.
Friday June 6 & Saturday, June 7 : 12:00PM-8:00PM at Waterfront Memorial Park
99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant SC (under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge)
More information - sweetgrassfestival.org