Best Weekend in the Lowcountry
Spring Festivals Delight Locals and Tourists
It may be the best weekend in the Lowcountry—at the very least it’s one of our favorite weekends of the year. These annual Charleston events delight both locals and tourists and we suggest you cram in as much as you can.
39th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk
Race day is Saturday, April 2nd, but make no mistake this is much more than a race across the Ravenel Bridge. On Friday evening, 25 restaurants will participate in Taste of the Bridge Run at the Charleston Area Convention Center, Cinebarre Movie Theater and the Maritime Center. At only $15, it’s a great way to sample some of the area’s best food. After the race, there is a festival afterwards at Marion Square with entertainment, food and souvenirs. Many local venues will have “run” related events
Summerville comes alive with the 44th Annual Flowertown Festival which has been named one of the “Top 20 Festivals in the Southeast”. This charity event supports the Summerville YMCAOpen Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Azalea Park, the event offers beautiful much more than beautiful flowers. Over 200 jury selected artisans will exhibit, live entertainment, food and a Children’s Jubilee fill the calendar. Admission and parking are free.
The Family Circle Cup is now the Volvo Car Open. This Women’s Tennis Association tournament hosts some of the top women tennis professionals. Opening qualifying rounds are this weekend at the Volvo Car Open Stadium on Daniel Island. The tournament runs April 4th through April 10th.
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Laissez les bons temps rouler or let the good times roll on Sunday April 3rd, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival fills James Island County Park with Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music and a carnival. Think crawfish, crawfish and more crawfish. It’s as close to Louisiana as you can get.