The sweetgrass basket has been the official state Lowcountry handcraft since 2006, and sweetgrass basket-making has been a tradition in the Lowcountry for over 300 years. That makes the Sweetgrass Festival one part history, one part state pride, and one part local treasure.
The annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival takes place July 13th, 2019 from 10am – 3pm and offers attendees the chance to see and purchase an incredible variety of sweetgrass baskets. For those looking to really take part, there will be hands-on sweetgrass basket making demonstrations as well. It’s all baskets though. Local artists and crafters will be on hand selling art, Gullah dolls, quilts and more.
As with all the best events, the Sweetgrass Festival is a family affair. There are play areas as well as arts and crafts for the kids. Local restaurants will be on hand with their finest Lowcountry food and drinks, and there will be plenty of singers, dancers, and storytellers to keep everyone entertained the entire day.
Admission and parking are free, so head on down to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park for a fun-filled day. Call 1-800-444-8691 or stop into a local AAA Travel branch to learn more about what to do and where to stay for a weekend away in Mount Pleasant and Charleston.