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20th Annual Sweetgrass Festival

The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant, founded in 2004, is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah Geechee 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.

Additionally, the Sweetgrass Festival provides an opportunity for engagement, interaction and exposure to the Gullah Geechee people’s culture. Informative and interesting educational sessions will enlighten and entertain participants of all ages.

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.

Parking is limited at Memorial Waterfront Park due to current construction. Free wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses will run continually from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Mount Pleasant Town Hall located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Parking at Town Hall is free.

The bus will stop in front of Town Hall near the CARTA Route 40 stop…ride CARTA & skip driving entirely! Riders are welcome to bring chairs and festival gear on the buses! The last buses leave the park at 3:00 p.m.

Paid Parking is available at the Ferry Wharf garage located next to the park. There is a walkway from the garage to the park

July 27, 2024

Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park
99 Harry Hallman Jr Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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(843) 884-8517

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