Your go-to guide for all things Charleston this weekend, April 8-10
What: World Grits Festival
Where: Saint George
When: Friday, 9am - Sunday, 5pm
Deets: Grits are a staple at every Southern table, but the folks in Saint George are the grits- eating champions, reportedly consuming more per capita than anywhere in the world. For 31 years, the small town (which welcomes 40,000 people during the event) has hosted this fest, which features grits grinding, live music, vendors, and games.
How Much: Free
What: Charleston Farmers Market Season Opening
Where: Marion Square
Deets: Celebrate opening day of the Charleston Farmers Market located in the heart of downtown Charleston, Marion Square. Shop and taste some of the Lowcountry's most bountiful and fresh produce, as well as food from local cuisines. Hang out in the park, while you enjoy live music, crafts, and other fun activities.
How Much: free
What: Founders Day Festival
Where: Charles Towne Landing
The Deets: Travel back in time to celebrate the birth of South Carolina. Reenactors take visitors through daily chores and activities, show authentic encampments, and demonstrate how to fire blackpowder cannons and muskets. In addition, guests can observe actual historical artifacts as archaeologists show the latest research discoveries at the current excavation site.
How Much: $12.50; $6.50 senior; $6 ages six-15; free for child under six
What: The Churcktown Funkdown
Where: Redux Contemporary Art Center
Deets: Three of the College of Charleston's most weel-known student funk acts are meeting up in the Cistern yard for an afternoon of jams and fun. The acts are: Willy Soul, The Night Caps, and The Iron Giant. head out to enjoy the weather, listen to some good tunes, and mingle with other young Holy City residents.
How Much: Free