Flowertown Festival is this weekend in downtown Summerville

The Flowertown Festival garners thousands of people to celebrate springtime in the Lowcountry.

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Hutchinson Square.

Photo by CHStoday team

The Flowertown Festival will be in full bloom this weekend in downtown Summerville, beginning today, April 5, through Sunday, April 7.

Spanning from Main Street down to Azalea Park, this three-day festival is free and will have over 200 vendors, entertainment, activities, food options, and kids rides.

Founded in 1973, this festival is celebrating 51 years and attracts thousands to the “Birthplace of Sweet Tea” and has become one of the largest arts + crafts festivals in the Southeast. The festival is the Summerville Family YMCA’s premiere fundraiser event.

Pro tips:

  • Festival parking is also free
  • Wear your comfy shoes; you’re likely to get your steps in.

Hours:

  • Friday, April 5 + Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

A busy Charleston weekend

City Editor Erika here. The festival is one of the many events happening in the Charleston area this weekend. Other events include the Cooper River Bridge Run, The Credit One Charleston Open on Daniel Island, and the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall.

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