You won't want to miss the 2016 Sweetgrass Festival on Saturday, June 4th! You can make purchases from sweetgrass basket makers as well as other crafters, artists and food vendors. Music and dance performances, storytelling and children's activities will also be featured.
We also invite you to attend the Gullah Geechee Seminar that morning, with roundtable discussions of issues that impact the communities along the Gullah Geechee Culture Heritage Corridor. The seminar begins at 9 am on June 4, in the Cooper River Room at Memorial Waterfront Park.
Taste of Gullah
Friday, May 27, 2016, from 6:30-9:30, at Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., in Mount Pleasant. Join us for enticing Gullah-inspired creations by renowned Chefs BJ Dennis, Kimberley Brock Brown, Kevin Green, April Mazyck, Lorraine and Antwan Smalls, and Scots Grand, as well as a wide range of Gullah entertainment, and a live auction featuring a stunning sweetgrass basket by Helen Burns and artwork by Jonathan Green and Tate Nation. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the 2016 Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp. Advance purchase ticket price is $75, and online purchase can be made by clicking on the Tickets button below:
Thank you to our Taste of Gullah Sponsors: Charleston Magazine
Cumulus Radio Group--Charleston
Hughes Party Rentals
Moody and O'Neal CPAs
Phillips and Singleton, LLC
Billy Swails State Farm Insurance
Table sponsorships and Basketmaker Patron tickets are still available. For more information, please click on the Sponsor button:
Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 12 pm to 7 pm, at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. This annual event is designed to promote and preserve the Gullah Geechee peoples' history, heritage, culture and traditions. Visitors will find the work of 20+ sweetgrass basket makers and other artwork and crafts available for purchase, basketmaking demonstrations, and children's activities. Entertainment will include the Secret Band, the Imani Milele Children's Choir, Adande African Drummers and Dancers, and Gullah Storytellers. There is no charge for admission or for parking. We hope you will join us!