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Music, Arts & Crafts and... A Rubber Duck Race! In this weeks 5 Around Town!

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The annual Charleston Duck Race is back! About 30,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Wando River at 1:30 p m. to start the race. The family-fun event raises money for charity work and awards prizes to “lucky duck” adopters. The Duck Race is hosted by eight Rotary Clubs in the Lowcountry, including the Daniel Island club. The event is at the Children's Park on Daniel Island. and the purpose is to raise money for local non-profits, like the Dorchester Children's Center, LowCountry Food Bank and many more. You can help raise money for the local charities by adopting a "duck" for a donation of $10 at the event. If your adopted duck gets first place, you'll win a new car! The festivities get started at 9 a.m. with activities like paddle boarding and kayak racing for kids.

You can find more information here: http://www.charlestonduckrace.com/

 
Join the fun as the Piccolo Spoleto Festival goes out with a bang during the Grand Finale Saturday at Hampton Park! With a lineup of great musicians you're sure to enjoy dancing to the tunes of bands like the Funk Factory and Charleston's own Brave Baby. R&B, Rock, jazz and many more genres of music will be played. There will also be food vendors on site. This is a free event and it starts at 5 p.m. and ends
at 10 p.m. So, come on out and get your groove on with your friends, family and neighbors! 

If you're interested in attending and want more details on all the activities available, check out the website here: http://www.piccolospoleto.com/piccolo-spoleto-finale/

 
A much anticipated yearly event that is sure to peak your interest is the Sweetgrass Festival, and if you like the rich Gullah Geechee culture,
Lowcountry food and great gospel music then this event is for you! It's Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park from 12-7 p.m. This year's event features unique handmade arts & crafts, including the beautiful sweetgrass baskets, live performances, and documentary
films. Storytelling and Gullah Geechee skits, basket-making demonstrations and the Adande African Drummers and Dancers.  With more than 15 Charleston area restaurants and food vendors on site you can enjoy a variety of Gullah cuisine and much more!  Admission
and parking are free, but make sure you bring your wallet for food and drinks. 

Go for more information on the event you can go here: http://sweetgrassfestival.org/

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