This is arguably the busiest weekend in the tri-county.
You've got the weekend's big three: the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival and the Flowertown Festival, plus the Family Circle Cup wraps up this weekend and the Charleston International Film Festival starts on Wednesday.
And then you have everything else.
Seriously, every corner of our coverage map is hosting an event. Whew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
Food Truck Rodeo
Freshfields Village (at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands) will be hosting its inaugural Sea Island Food Truck Rodeo from noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
Attendees should bring their appetite as participating food trucks include Hello My Name is BBQ, AutoBahn, Coastal Crust, Roadside Seafood, Refueler's Mobile Cafe and The Cookie Chick.
Admission and parking are free, but guests are encouraged to bring cash as some vendors may not accept credit cards.
And if a day dining on a variety of offerings weren't enticing enough, 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Back Pack Buddies program, which provides weekend backpacks of easy-to-prepare, nonrefrigerated food to children at risk of weekend hunger.
I'm sure at some point or another, every girl has wanted to be a princess.
And attendees of Saturday's showing of "Cinderella," put on by Sprouts Musical Theatre, will have the opportunity to compete in a costume contest for a chance to win a special gift from Cinderella herself. Children who wish to participate are invited to dress in their best fairy-tale costume and will be invited to the stage before the show. Winners will be announced at the end of the show.
Sunday will see a celebration of a different kind in Military Appreciation Day, where military families are invited to attend the show for a discounted rate of $8.50 per person. Military IDs will be required.
"Cinderella" will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, with performances next weekend, as well. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Creative Spark is at 757 Long Point Road, Suite D, in Mount Pleasant.
For more, call 881-3780 or go to www.creativespark.org.
Honey & Bee Expo
Folks were buzzing last year about the Charleston Honey & Bee Expo, which returns to Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., in Mount Pleasant for its third iteration on Sunday.
Featuring local beekeepers, the event offers attendees a chance to observe bees in the hive, learn about the winged creatures, taste honey, buy honey, participate in crafts and games, and more.
The pet-friendly outdoor exhibit will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The event will also feature a screening of "More Than Honey" at 1:30 p.m. A $5 donation is requested for the screening.
For more about the expo, go to charlestonbees.org.
Easter Bunny breakfast
Mount Pleasant kicked off the Easter festivities earlier this week with an egg hunt, and Citadel Mall will keep things going with a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday.
Serving as a benefit for the Lowcountry Food Bank, guests are invited to enjoy breakfast from Chick-fil-A, a goodie bag, music from Y102.5, a balloon artist from Carol's Balloon Arts and, of course, a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.
The breakfast will take place in the mall food court from 9-10 a.m.
To participate, attendees are asked to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item. Reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended. To reserve a spot, call 766-8321.
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