2013 Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

The “Real” taste of Gullah
Friday, May 31st 2013:
6:00PM-10:00PM
Waterfront Memorial Park
Tickets $50

Annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday, June 1st 2013:
12:00PM-8:00PM
Waterfront Memorial Park

 

2013 FESTIVAL

The highly anticipated Sweetgrass Festival will celebrate the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage and provides 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. The festival is a family event and no alcohol is sold. Animals, skateboards, and bicycles are not allowed. Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor for the event should contact Thomasena Stokes-Marshall at (843) 856.9732.

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