Sweet Grass Cultural Arts Festival

An annual celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Join us for 2017's Sweet Grass Festival on June 3rd 2017.

2017 Festival Information

This year's festival will be held on June 3rd, 2017 at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

The address for the event is 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. Just over the Ravenel Bridge.

The Sweet Grass Festival is a family event.

No alcohol allowed.

Free entry for all, with free parking available!

What is the Sweet Grass Festival?

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.

Past entertainment has included the Secret Band, the Imani Milele Children's Choir, Adande African Drummers and Dancers, and Gullah Storytellers.  

2017 entertainment will be announced soon.

We hope you will join us!

Taste of Gullah

Join us for enticing Gullah-inspired creations! Last year's event included food 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 Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp.  Advance purchase ticket price is generally $75. More information about 2017's event coming soon.

“A highly anticipated family event.”

Charleston CVB

"A celebration of the sweetgrass basket makers to preserve this endangered heritage."

Moultrie News

"The most extensive showcase of sweetgrass baskets in the Lowcountry area."

Charleston Post and Courier

Contact Us

If you have any questions for us or need to speak with a Sweet Grass Cultural Arts Festival representative, please use the form below to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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