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Summerville Family YMCA 45th Annual Flowertown Festival

March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Summerville Family YMCA 45th Annual Flowertown Festival
The Flowertown Festival, now in its 45th year, is the Y’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to see nature’s bounty awash in color, from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On this three-day weekend, festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast: The Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival.
Over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale
Delicious foods from restaurants at The Taste
Fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee/Kids Fest
Farmer’s Market (Saturday & Sunday ONLY)
Free admission
Free Parking
Voted 2016 Top 20 Events by Southeast Tourism

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Kids Manners Classes at Hazel Parker Playground

March 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - April 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Hazel Parker Playground,
70 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC
Mac and Please

Macaroni & Please is a modern manners program designed to introduce students to the basic principles of good manners. The classes are fun and include interactive activities aimed to help strengthen social and emotional learning focusing on self-presentation, introductions, body language, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, manners in school, home and in public and dining etiquette.

Ages: 5-9
Dates: Tuesdays March 14th - April 4th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $65.00

Register online at the City of Charleston Recreation website or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.
For more information contact Aly Murphy at murphysmanners@gmail.com

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11:00 am

6th Annual Charleston Honey and Bee Expo

April 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
963 Houston Northcutt Blvd
Mt Pleasant , SC
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Free, Family-friendly event!

Buy Local Honey!
Local Honey-tasting * free samples*

Meet your local beekeepers
Observation hive with live bees

Fun! Live ukulele music: The V-Tones of Charleston
Children's Corner, games, arts & crafts
Learn about bees/beekeeping

Learn easy ways to help bees/pollinators
Mead-making - sample wine made from local honey
Try Honey Cotton Candy

"Ask a Master Gardener" booth
Meet experts -- Guest Speakers and presentations!
Peruse free displays in theater lobby and outdoors
Pet-friendly in outdoor exhibit area

Food Trucks will be providing menu items utilizing local honey!

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12:00 pm

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

April 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
James Island County Park,
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC
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Visit website for details: http://www.ccprc.com/137/Lowcountry-Cajun-Festival

Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is a full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities, and all around ragin’ Cajun fun! Savor the tastes of authentic Cajun and Creole fare - jambalaya, alligator, etouffe, andouille sausage and of course, crawfish, crawfish, crawfish! Also enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. For those who prefer a tamer menu, we’ll serve up ample portions of festival foods like hot dogs, sno cones, and more. Visitors travel from near and far for huge servings of fresh, steaming crawfish, undoubtedly the festival’s most popular food item.

Fun For Kids
Carnival rides, inflatable games, and carnival games - all-day and unlimited for just $15. 

A Rajun' Cajun Competition
If you’re a connoisseur, the free 2:30 p.m. crawfish-eating contest is the perfect opportunity to show off your unique talent!

Admission & More
• $15 per person
• Free for ages 12 and under
• Free for Gold Pass Members (Gold Pass must be present for festival admission. Receipt of purchase will not be accepted, Gold Passes will not be sold on-site.
• No coolers or outside beverages permitted.
• Pets are not permitted.
• No personal checks. We do take credit cards at select locations, and an ATM is on the premises. For your convenience, please come prepared with cash.

Stage Lineup
• Feufollet at 1 & 3:30 p.m. 
 Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters at 2:15 & 3:45 p.m.

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