It’s a holiday weekend, and there’s much fun to be had in the Lowcountry. Here are our top five events happening in the Charleston area throughout the weekend. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe, fun weekend and a Happy Easter!

The Charleston Bluegrass Festival takes place this weekend at Awendaw Green. Beginning at 5pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday, this $15+ event will have you tapping your toes and dancing on the Green. The festival features artists such as River Boy, Southbound 17, Dallas Baker and Friends, Pinkerton and the Brinks, and more. Food vendors will be on hand, including Holy City Popcorn, The Roost Bar ‘n Grille, El Pinchotaco, Trolly Dolly Treats, and Damiano’s Wood Fired Pizza. Local brews and ciders will also be available from COAST, Freehouse, Tradesman, Low Tide, Commonhouse Aleworks, and Ship’s Wheel.

The Volvo Car Open (formerly the Family Circle Cup) is back from March 31st until April 8th. Spectators will be treated to quality tennis matches along with a variety of between-match activities for all ages, including autograph sessions, clinics, shopping, and giveaways. Happy hours, live music, Family Weekend, theme nights, and food trucks will all be part of this awesome annual event that continues to be a local favorite. See schedules and tickets at the link above.

The 2018 Festival of Houses & Gardens continues through April. Step inside some of the Charleston’s most beautiful homes and gardens, learn about the distinctive architecture and history, and celebrate the city’s unique culture. Hosted by the Historic Charleston Foundation, the festival features tours, talks, walks, food, and performances at various sites throughout the old & historic district through April 21st.

What would Easter Weekend be in Charleston without the city’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Hampton Park? Join families of all ages on Saturday from 11am until 1pm for the biggest egg hunt in downtown Charleston, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more. This is a free event open to the public, but pre-registration is appreciated.

Before the big egg hunt, head out to Wild Dunes Sweetgrass Pavilion for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Families will delight in the famous Southern buffet and pancake buffet, and adults 21 and older may choose to enjoy unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys for an additional charge. Reservations are required.


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