Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Charleston's April Events Continue-A Full Line Of Family Fun

There was a festival scheduled this past week that was dedicated to the lowly yet very common "grits". Yes, the gritty stuff, when added to water or milk, that turns into a sticky, clumpy pile of goop and dries like cement if the remains are left in the bowl to long. It was called The World Grit Festival and held in St. George. It seems people will come up with anything for an excuse to party. If by chance you missed out on the fun, not to worry, there are more scheduled events in the Charleston area. Plus, things are beginning to warm up nicely and the numerous beaches are now an option.

The Festival of Houses and Gardens will be coming to a conclusion this week. The final Glorious Gardens Tour has sold out as well as the South Battery Tour for Wednsday, but there is still availability for the final South Battery Tour on Saturday the 16th. Fun for the whole family is the Festival Oyster Roast and Picnic at Drayton Hall on Sunday April 15, 4:30 - 7 p.m. This event will introduce guests to the culinary pleasures of the Lowcountry with steamed oysters as appetizers, along with other Southern cuisine. Admission includes a guided tour of the historic house and grounds. Drayton Hall was built when George Washington was only six years old. How's that for an introduction.

It's spring. Time to spruce up the house and landscaping. Thank goodness a government shutdown was avoided because that would have meant tax refunds being delayed and all that extra money you could use for that very purpose. To help you out with some good ideas and suggestions the Home and Outdoor Living Show will take place at the Charleston Area Convention Center April 15-17. Friday is free admission for everybody. Saturday and Sunday admission will be $5.00 for adults. There is also a Home Sweet Home Improvement Giveaway.

If the theater is your cup of tea then check out the Dockstreet Theater. The Original Peter Pan will begin showing April 15. The production will feature Flying by Foy, who flew Peter Pan on Broadway, five full sets, including a pirate ship. The story of Peter Pan is timeless and entertaining for the whole family.

That's it. Well, not entirely. There are plenty of things to do in Charleston, plenty of excellent places to eat. Beaches, tours, museums, harbor cruises, golf, and shopping. Get your mojo on and get moving.-Vacation Rick Travel

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