Wednesday, April 21, 2010

North Charleston's Farmers Market Opens

The North Charleston Farmers Market will open April 22, 2010 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in Park Circle, and will be open every Thursday until mid-October.

The City of North Charleston’s annual Farmers Market includes a number of local farmers and growers selling local produce, free-range poultry & beef, and locally caught seafood. In addition, local craft and food vendors will be on hand.

Each week the City’s Cultural Arts Department features a performance and/or artist to showcase. Tomorrow, April 22 at 3:45 pm, the Hanahan Elementary School hip-hop group will perform, followed by an artist demonstration.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

3rd Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair

Every year, The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum partners with Trident Area Safe Kids to celebrate the museum’s anniversary and to promote fire and life safety with a bike rodeo and safety fair. This year's theme is 'preventable sport injuries.'

Nearly 40 vendors, representing all fields, from insurance companies to local public safety departments will be in attendance. The Fire Museum will feature on-site demonstrations by the North Charleston Fire Department, the MUSC helicopter, and antique fire apparatus. Other features include, Charleston County Parks' climbing wall, jump castles, live music, bicycle tune up, and an obstacle course.

The event will be held at the Fire Museum on Saturday May 1st from 10:00-1:00 and is FREE to the public.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Arts Festival is coming!

April 30 - May 8

The North Charleston Arts Festival is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and numerous volunteers. The festival was launched as a one day community celebration at Park Circle in 1982 and has evolved with the addition of new facilities throughout the City. The festival moved to the North Charleston Coliseum in 1995 and expanded to two days. In 2000, the opening of the Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, and other new venues, provided the springboard for the festival to expand to nine full days of performances and activities for residents and visitors throughout the City. In 2008, the Arts Festival was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event.

Today, the festival maintains the spirit of a community celebration with the mission of presenting a comprehensive, multidiscipline event schedule that provides an array of performing, visual, media, and literary arts events for people of all ages and backgrounds. The festival is accessible to all with numerous free and moderately priced events.