This annual event is designed to promote and preserve the Gullah Geechee peoples' heritage and culture, and the sweetgrass basket making art form.There is no charge for admission or for parking.
The Sweetgrass Festival:
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. activities, programs, events and entertainment will provide a family fun environment designed to interpret, promote, engage, entertain and expose festival attendees to the Gullah peoples' history, culture, heritage, handmade arts/crafts, and sweetgrass basket making demonstrations by Henrietta Snype. Admission and parking is free. No pets, skateboards or alcohol, please.
Festival Live Performances starts at 11 a.m. and Performers includes:
Brian Birchfield, Gospel Country Singer, Bill DuPont, Blues Singer, Devon Gary, Saxophonist, Divine Harmony, Gospel Group, Gloria Barr-Ford, Gullah Story Teller, Chaquis Maliq, One Woman Band, Secret Band, R & B, Adande African Drummers and Dancers, and The Dubber.
Always a big attraction for the kids, the Jump Castle and the Water Slide will be available for them to enjoy. Charleston County Library, Children's Museum of the Low country and South Carolina Aquarium will be on hand to provide an assortment of educational fund activities for children to engage in.
Local Restaurant and Food Vendors:
Will be providing a variety of delicious low country food items to include Fried Fish & Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Seafood Rice, Jerk Chicken Kabobs, French fries, Alligator Bites, Fried Crabs and Shrimp, Boiled Peanuts, Bread Pudding, ice cream cones, fresh fruits, funnel cakes, beverages and much more! Come hungry!