Sweetgrass Festival showcases food, Gullah Geechee culture and entertainment

Lucilla Akinjobi, 65, of Mount Pleasant, is a fifth-generation sweetgrass basket maker. She was selling her baskets at the Sweetgrass Festival at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park on Saturday. (Natalie Caula/Staff)

The Sweetgrass Festival at Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Park is underway. Earlier this afternoon, people weaved through the tents at the park that sold jewelry, food, and sweetgrass baskets.

A stage showcased performances of gospel songs and praise dances as well as African drumming and dancing. Some kids beat the heat by plunging down a blow-up water slide. Others cooled off with smoothies or Italian Ice.

The festival continues throughout the day until 8 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Alcohol is not being sold on the site and animals, skateboards and bicycles are not allowed.

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