April 2017

Found 2 blog entries for April 2017.

Blessing of the Fleet Courtesy of Post and Courier

Centuries ago, in Mediterranean fishing villages, Catholic residents would gather and have a local priest pray blessings on fishing boats for a safe and bountiful season. Now, widely adopted by Christian communities around the world, coastal towns practice "blessing the fleet" in hopes of the same safe, fruitful fishing and shrimping expeditions. 

Thirty years ago this spring, the town of Mount Pleasant began blessing the Charleston fleets. This annual event is host to local seafood purveyors, restaurants, music, crafts and a day of fun for the whole family. The 30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival will take place Sunday, April 30th at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront and will offer parking at locations around town with free shuttle

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A new season is being ushered in as temperatures rise across the low country. Several great events are on the horizon, and as you make plans to visit, we hope you will include a few of these Charleston favorites in your itinerary.  

April

  • Charleston RiverDogs Games: Various Dates Beginning April 6 - August 31 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park
  • Charleston Farmers Market: Every Saturday beginning April 8 - November 25 in Marion Square
  • Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival: April 8 at Folly Beach 
  • 2nd Sunday on King: Every 2nd Sunday of the Month on King Street
  • M. Dumas and Sons Centennial Celebration: April 20 at M. Dumas and Sons on King Street
  • Low Country Strawberry Festival: April 20-23 at Boone Hall Plantation
  • Sperry Charleston Race
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