Things to do in Charleston Weekend of April 18-21

By April 19, 2013 April 24th, 2013 Current events
Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival

Spring has finally arrived in the Lowcountry, and with the beautiful weather comes plenty to keep locals and visitors alike busy this weekend. Take advantage of the milder weather to enjoy a few of these things to do in Charleston, SC.

  • The Strawberry Festival. This festival, held at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, runs April 18-21. Pick or purchase fresh strawberries from the onsite farm (during daylight hours only), and enjoy the thirty midway rides that the festival has added this year. For the first time, the festival offers both day- and night-time hours so guests can enjoy the sites for twice as long.

  • Anything Goes. Since its debut on Broadway in 1934, this rousing musical comedy has become one of the most loved plays of all time. The Charleston Stage Theatre Company brings the newest version to life at the Dock Street as the finale of its 35th anniversary season. Tickets are $38 to $57 with discounted admission for seniors, military and students. The play runs April 18, 19, and 20 at 7 PM, and April 21 at 3 PM.

  • Charleston County Farmers Market. Charleston’s favorite source for local produce, arts and crafts continues its 2013 season this Saturday. Located in Marion Square, the market will run from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is free.

  • Dirt Roadtrip. Ever wanted to see where the local produce for Charleston’s best restaurants is grown? Lowcountry Local First gives you the opportunity this Saturday (April 20) to explore the farms of Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island and McClellanville, meet the farmers and purchase local goods directly from the source. Tickets are $30 (for Lowcountry Local First members) or $35 (non-members) per car.Tours are held at the participating farms from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Earth Day at Indigo Park. On Kiawah Island, check out the HGTV Dream Home, test drive the all-electric Tesla sedan, and hear panels on new ways to make your home greener. The events run throughout the day from 9 AM to 5 PM.

  • Old Village Home, Garden and Art Show. This Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM, take a peek inside Mount Pleasant’s oldest homes as you enjoy food and wine prepared by local chefs. Listen to live music as you browse artwork for sale by Lowcountry artists. Tickets are $45 per person ($35 per person when purchasing tickets for a group  of 10 or more); all proceeds benefit the Lowcountry Red Cross.