Ah… now that the stress of the holidays is behind us, the warm sun is finally shining down. The mornings are filled with more light, and the evenings are letting us get out and enjoy the nice weather. Not only are the birds chirping, signaling that springtime is upon us; COVID tensions are easing, so there is a renewed hope that we can once again gather safely with friends, family, and community. If you are like the rest of us, finding spring events in Summerville to participate in is a must! These are just some of the local gatherings as we head into spring, and soon, summer.
Flowertown Festival, a Summerville favorite, has returned! Being held on April 1st – 3rd, it is a tradition that people from all around South Carolina flock to enjoy. The festivities are a three-day celebration of all things spring and blooming. The festival is so beloved that it was named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” according to the Southeast Tourism Society. The event is sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce and it began as far back as the Great Depression-era when then-Mayor Grange Cuthbert believed that the beautiful azaleas in Summerville would do wonders for the economy by drawing people from around the nation. Over one hundred years later, the event is still going strong. Make sure that you participate this year, it really is a must for those who enjoy spring-blooming!
Spring Arts & Crafts Fest
For local artisan-lovers, the Spring Crafts Festival is a yearly treasure. Not only can you get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air; you can view and purchase some of the most unique and beautiful displays of various art mediums, all created by Summerville residents. There will also be antiques available for those who love vintage decor. It is being held this year on March 22 from 9 am to 2 pm at 619 Old Trolley Rd. Make a day of it and pick up a picnic lunch to enjoy at the on-site food truck.
High Water Festival
The High Water Festival is being held on April 23 and April 24 this year at 1001 Everglades Avenue in North Charleston. It is a widely popular music celebration where community members can enjoy libations and food in an open-air environment. This year’s lineup includes Jack White, Modest Mouse, Shovels and Rope, My Morning Jacket, and Black Pumas, along with others. Come out for a boat display on the riverfront, partake in spirits and cocktails, and enjoy being outside on a beautiful spring day. The event runs from 12 pm on the 23rd to 11 pm on the 24th so it is two full days of spectacular.
Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Returning for the 35th year to the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park is the Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood. Hosted by East Cooper Medical Center along with Harris Teeter, it is one of the most anticipated events of the season. Watch parading boats, listen to live music, participate in free activities for the kids, and enjoy the craft show. Come out to support local fishermen who will be serving their fresh catches of the day. Get involved by entering the Shag and Shrimp-eating contests, and the best part? It is all for free! The event is on April 24th from 11 – 5 pm. Come for the view and stay for the festivities!
Charleston Spring Wine Festival
The Charleston Spring Wine Festival will be held at the Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel on March 19th. It will have live music and entertainment, beer on tap, an abundance of wines to choose from, mimosas, and an adult crowd. The festival is for individuals 21 or older, and there are no babies or fur babies allowed. The festivities will take place rain or shine, and it begins at 10 am sharp. Come out for the day, try a new vineyard, and be ready for some fun and sun. The first 500 ticket purchases receive a discount of just $35 apiece, after that, the tickets are $45 if you advance purchase, and $50 until March 10. Admission jumps to $60 if you buy them at the gate, so buying ahead of time is a great idea!
You can feel it in the air, spring has sprung, and so has a renewed sense of hope that life pre-pandemic will return again. Summerville is a community that has always been super tight-knit, so being able to gather with friends and family again, is a much-welcomed luxury. If you are looking to get back onto the festival circuit, these are just some of the goings-on, going on, in Summerville this spring. For more information about the Summerville and surrounding area, check out Sea Turtles Properties guides and articles. And if you are in the market to buy or sell your home, let us be your trusted real estate agency today!