The 15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival is this Saturday at Memorial Waterfront Park and we couldn’t be more excited! The festival promotes and honors the contributions of Gullah people’s history, culture, and traditions with a focus on the sweetgrass basket art form that has been passed down in our community for generations.
The festival isn’t the only fun thing to do in our Town this week! Go shagging on the pier, listen to live music on the creek, or get a group together to play trivia! Check out the list below for more details and fun ideas!
Tuesday, July 9, 3:30pm – 7pm | Moultrie Middle School, FREE
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is where our community meets to share in a vibrant array of locally grown and SC Certified produce. Stroll through the market to find a bounty of just-picked vegetables, fruits, and fragrant flowers along with local seafood, fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods, and locally produced snacks.
Also available each week for your assistance are the Clemson Extension Master gardeners, seasoned volunteers who can help solve most pesky gardening problems.
Wednesday, July 10, 5pm – 7pm | Muddy’s Bar at Vickery’s Shem Creek
Join us on hump day for happy hour with some live music at Muddy’s Dock Bar! In addition to our normal happy hour specials, we’ve got: $5 Svedka drinks, $4 Sweetwater cans, and $2 jello shots benefiting the ARK Foundation. Clint Powell will be playing 5-7! Who doesn’t want to be in the sand with a cold beer listening to good tunes. . . plus the view ain’t bad either!
Thursday, July 11, 7pm – 9pm | On Forty-One
Join us every Thursday at On Forty-One in Mt. Pleasant for TEAM TRIVIA! Come on out and Show Us Your Smarts to win fabulous prizes! It’s always Free To Play, and the fun will start at 7:00 pm, so bring some friends and make a night of it!
Friday, July 12, 5pm – 7pm | The Mill Street Tavern
Join us EVERY Friday at The Mill Street Tavern for a trip to the Caribbean and back. Seitu Solomon will be your tour guide using the sounds of the steelpan to lead the way. Paired with incredibly low drink prices for happy hour! An island excursion doesn’t get easier than this. See Ya There!
Saturday, July 13, 10am – 3pm | Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, FREE
The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues to exist in our town and surrounding communities today.
Offering free admission, entertainment and activities, the Sweetgrass Festival also provides an opportunity for local basket makers to showcase, promote and market their sweetgrass merchandise to locals as well as cultural tourists from around the country.
Additionally, the Sweetgrass Festival provides an opportunity for engagement, interaction and exposure to the Gullah People’s cultures. Informative and interesting educational sessions will enlighten and entertain participants of all ages.
Saturday, July 13, 7pm – 11pm | Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, $8 – $10
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Event sponsored by DASANI and 92.1 and 102.1, “The City”. July 13: Gates open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m. Music: The Sneakers
Sunday, July 14, 5pm – 9pm | Bistro Toulouse
Special Features from Chef Matt: Foie Gras Torchon, Vichyssoise with Cured Salmon, Petite Croque Monsieur, Côte de Bœuf au Jus with Pomme Puree, Choucroute Garnie with House made Sausage & Roast Pork, Whole Loup de Mer, French Flag Profiteroles. All items are a la carte. Additional favorites from our Dinner Menu will also be available.