Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival Returns!

Bring Back the Fun in 2021!

Welcome Back!

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is returning to Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens for the first time since April 2019. The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event will take place from April 29 through May 2. The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is back by popular demand but is still taking precautions to keep guests safe.

Included with Admission

Access to the Family Festival side of the event which features a petting zoo, acrobatic dog shows, pig races, a three-story slide tower, two giant jump pillows, playground area, contests, live entertainment, vendor exhibits, access to the festival ride side of the event, free parking, and more. Tractor rides to the u-pick strawberry fields also included during designated u-pick hours as long as berries are available.

Tickets for Festival Rides must be purchased separately from admission.

U-Pick Strawberries

U-Pick strawberries will only be available a limited number of hours during the time the festival is open. U-Pick strawberries will be $2.49 lb. and for health and safety reasons, purchase of a one gallon bucket for $2.00 will be required for picking berries.

Festival Schedule

THURSDAY APRIL 29: 6 PM – 10 PM
THIS NIGHT ONLY – Free admission with three canned goods per person that will be collected and donated to local food banks.

FRIDAY APRIL 30: 12 PM – 10 PM

SATURDAY MAY 1: 10 AM – 10 PM

SUNDAY MAY 2: 12 PM – 8PM

PLEASE NOTE, sale of admission tickets to the event will end one hour before closing each day.

Life is different in Mount Pleasant. Here, you can watch the sunrise on the dock while sipping your morning coffee with your feet dangling in the water. In the afternoon, sneak away to the beach or go on a shopping expedition where you'll find one-of-a-kind treasures. For the evening, kayak or paddleboard to dinner. On the creek, you will find nationally-recognized cuisines and unforgettable views. Discover the magic of Mount Pleasant today!

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American Pickers to Film in South Carolina

American Pickers to Film in South Carolina

Submit Your Collection!

Be Featured on American Pickers

Do you, or someone you know living in Mount Pleasant, have a collection of fascinating antiques and other hidden treasures? Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the hit History Channel series American Pickers are looking for large, rare collections and things they have never seen before! Enter a local collection of remarkable items with a unique story and you could appear on the show.

Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Submit your collection prior to March 2021.

A message from the American Pickers team regarding COVID-19 - "We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as outlined by the state and CDC. While we plan to be in South Carolina this March, we will continue to re-schedule if conditions change for the worse. Regardless, we are excited to continue to reach the many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking!"

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com, call 855-OLD-RUST, or on Facebook at @GotAPick.

Submit Your Collection!

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Around The Town: October 14 – October 20, 2020

Around The Town
October 14 - October 20, 2020

Visit Mount Pleasant this week to experience Halloween attractions, outdoor movies, fundraisers, and more fun local events around the town!

Upcoming Events:

Check For Updated Operations due to COVID-19 Policies

Fall Flicks at Carolina Park: Remember The Titans

Where: Carolina Park Recreation Complex

When: October 16 at 6:00 p.m.

What: Come out to Carolina Park Recreation Complex Friday nights in October to eat dinner & watch an outdoor movie!

Pink Promenade Catwalk + Cocktails

Where: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

When: October 17 at 11:00 a.m.

What: Towne Centre and Roper St. Francis Healthcare are proud to present our 2nd annual Pink Promenade, a special catwalk + cocktails fundraiser to benefit Roper St. Francis Foundation Breast Cancer Program.

Outdoor Movie: Goosebumps

Where: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

When: October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

What: Sunset views and blockbuster movies with the Charleston Harbor in sight! Make plans to join us at Holy City Drive In.

Buy Local Season is coming to Mount Pleasant!

Buy Local Season is an annual consumer awareness campaign by Mount Pleasant and Lowcountry Local First that encourages our residents to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. This year, the campaign is expanding from one month to two - making it a truly Buy Local Season, running November 1 - December 31. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local!

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Halloween in Mount Pleasant, SC

Follow Our Ultimate Guide for Spooky Season in Mount Pleasant!

Boone Hall Fright Nights

Celebrate Halloween with South Carolina’s largest haunted event. Make your way through several themed haunted houses and dare to be scared! 

USS Yorktown Ghost Tours

Come aboard The USS Yorktown to hear the stories of the American heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today. This tour gives you exclusive night time access to areas of the ship that are closed to the public, including access to the flight deck after dark.

Carolina Park Trunk or Treat

Join the fun with the Town of Mount Pleasant at this Halloween celebration! Trick or treating, photo booth, a petting zoo, and more. Costumes encouraged! A food truck will be on site for dinner.

Enjoy Spooky Season Pumpkin Carvings, Boo-Brunches, Workshops and
More with Local Mount Pleasant Businesses!

Stay Awhile in Mount Pleasant!

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Celebrate Father’s Day the Mount Pleasant Way

Ditch the boring tie for a day with Dad in Mount Pleasant!
From fishing expeditions to Sunday brunch, celebrate Father's Day the Mount Pleasant Way!

A Golfer's Paradise

Take a swing with Dad while surrounded by the Charleston Harbor, palm trees, beautiful homes, and multi-tiered greens! Mount Pleasant offers several gorgeous coastal courses that welcome novice and professional players.

📸: Memorial Waterfront Park

A Fishin' Mission

It’s time to catch fish, and memories of a lifetime! Treat Dad to a day on the water at one of several public fishing spots or book a private fishing charter with a local expert. 

Unlock History

At some point in every Dad’s life, they decided to strap on a pair of cargo shorts and become a history buff. Give Dad the history lesson of a lifetime by walking in the footsteps of heroes on a WWII era aircraft carrier,  explore Gullah and African-American history at local historic sites, and more! 

Keep Calm & Paddle On

If a lazy Sunday is not in the playbook, surprise him with a kayak or stand-up paddleboard trip to explore our waterways! Soak up the sun and salty air while watching for dolphins, pelicans, and other coastal wildlife.

Sunday Munchies

Taking Dad out for the day builds up an appetite. Whether it’s biscuits for breakfast, a light lunch, or crabcakes and cocktails on the creek for dinner, nothing says fatherly love like a full stomach!

Brewery Browsing

Your Dad has had a long week, it’s just facts. Kick back and enjoy a day off at our local breweries to indulge in a variety of unique brews.

Stay Awhile in Mount Pleasant!

Boone Hall Plantation Reopening With Health Measures

Boone Hall Plantation Reopening with
Health Measures in Place

Boone Hall Plantation is reopening this week and they are taking serious measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is a list of precautions that staff will be taking at Boone Hall Plantation:

Visitors will be able to take personal tours of the outside areas at their own pace. Gullah, beehive, farming, and horticulture presentations will be held outdoors and social distancing rules will be enforced for the audience. The inside of the plantation house is not currently open to the public. 

 

Dates that Boone Hall Plantation is planning to reopen:

Until Boone Hall Plantation announces that they are opening every day, they will be open on Thursdays through Sundays. For the most up to date information, contact Boone Hall Plantation directly.

 

Dog-Friendly Activities

Mount Pleasant is very pet friendly!
Remember to leash pets at all times and leave nothing behind but pawprints.

Shem Creek Park

Take a relaxing stroll on the Shem Creek boardwalks with your pup! The boardwalks overlook marshes, tidal creeks, and the beautiful Charleston Harbor. You are more than likely to see wildlife such as fiddler crabs, birds, fish, and possibly dolphins looking for a tastey snack from the fishing boats! Many of the nearby restaurants are dog-friendly as well. 

Pitt Street Bridge Park

Pitt Street Bridge Park offers an amazing coastal experience for everyone, including your pups! Explore a land bridge lined with Palmetto trees with stunning views of the Charleston Harbor. As one of the best sunset destinations in Mount Pleasant, Pitt Street Bridge is also a great spot for a picnic!

Palmetto Islands County Park

Go island hopping, Mount Pleasant style! Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park is a nature-oriented, 943-acre park designed for family and group use. The park is built in a tropical setting, with bicycle paths, boardwalks, nature trails, and picnic sites with grills located throughout the park for your enjoyment.

Memorial Waterfront Park

Located at the base of the Cooper River Bridge, this park is known as the “Crown Jewel of Mount Pleasant”. There are several walking paths, benches, and open green lawn for you and your furbabies to enjoy. The park also features a gift shop with ice cream, and wide panoramic views of the Cooper River. Note: The Mount Pleasant Pier near the park is not pet-friendly.

Laurel Hill County Park

If you want to traverse through a variety of nature trails with your best friend, Laurel Hill County Park has you covered! Depending upon the trail you choose, you will make your way through woods, open meadows, marshland, boardwalks, and an alley of mature oak trees.

Pet Friendly Shops and Restaurants

Mount Pleasant is a certified “Better City For Pets” by the Mars Pet Foundation, which means many of our shops and restaurants are pet-friendly. Always call ahead to confirm before visiting!

Make The Most Of The Coast!

Make The Most Of The Coast!

Around the Town: July 8 – July 14

Around the Town
July 8 - July 14

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! 

Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market

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 Dock Series

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!

 

Team Trivia

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!

 

Tropical Fridays Happy Hour

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!

 

15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival

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.

 

Shaggin’ on the Cooper

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

 

La Fete Nationale – Bastille Day Party

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.

Sweetgrass Baskets: A Mount Pleasant Tradition