If the past few days have been a precursor to the spring weather that will be here soon, we can’t wait. ☀️ With warm Lowcountry weather comes plenty of can’t-miss events, which we have rounded up for you to put on your calendars.
Festival of Houses and Gardens | Thurs., March 11-Tues., Aug. 17 | Times + locations vary | Prices vary | Explore some of the country’s most beautiful houses + gardens right here in Charleston. Programming extended through summer.
North Charleston Arts Fest| Wed., April 28-Sun., May 2 | Times + venues vary; see map here | Free to attend | Major events like the World Art Expo + Children’s Festival will not take place this year. In-person and virtual events will be offered. Participant applications can be found here.
Spoleto Festival USA| Fri., May 28-Sun., June 13 |Times + venues vary | Ticket sales TBA | America’s major performing arts festival will return to the Holy City this year bringing diverse attractions. In-person + virtual event lineup will be announced Mon., April 5.
Click the button below for six additional spring happenings + five postponed events.
Announced ○ The 2021 PGA Championship will host a limited number of in-person spectators — approx. 10,000—during the tournament scheduled for May 17-23 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah due to COVID-19 precautions. Ticket holders will be notified of their order status via email + those who are unable to attend will receive a full refund. ○ Charleston County School Districtannounced its 2021 Seamless Summer Program that will provide low-income students free breakfast + lunch June 21-Aug. 6. See details + pickup locations here. (WCIV)
Virtual ○ The Charleston Gaillard Centernow offers a free, virtual series called “Dance.Laugh.Learn” that includes videos + lesson plans for young dance students in the Lowcountry. Each episode is available for streaming here. (Holy City Sinner)
Listen ○ Charlestoncountry singer Lauren Hall will release her first single of 2021 this Friday on Spotify. She describes the song, titled “Thank You Very Much,” as the “ultimate breakup anthem.” 🎤 ○ Stephanie Burt, host of the podcast “Southern Fork,” recently sat down to talk with local artist Natalie Daise about everything from art + painting to violence + Black womanhood. You can listen to the episode here.
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina andaccelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more.
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If you’ve driven through Mount Pleasant and wondered why the fountains sometimes have bright blue water, you’re not alone.
While the color might not be the most visually appealing, Mount Pleasant Waterworks assures us that it’s an important process + won’t last long.
The color is the result of a disinfection + leak detection chemical that is used to service the area’s fountains twice a month. The pigment typically lasts around 48 hours before the water returns to normal. 💧
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Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.