Annual Flowertown Festival begins Friday in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - One of the biggest events of the spring season, the Flowertown Family YMCA Festival, runs Friday through Sunday.

Thousands of people are expected to visit Summerville to celebrate the festival's 46th year.

It is also home to one of the largest arts and crafts festival in the Southeast. Over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country display their artwork for sale.

There is also delicious food from Summerville restaurants at a section called "The Taste."

And for the first time, food trucks will be at the festival. Also, for the first time, there will be a free dance fitness class Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

There are also fun activities and rides for children at the Children's Jubilee/Kids Fest.

The festival is free and so is the parking.

For more information, click here to visit the event's official page.

The festival runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Roads to close daily for festival

Summerville Police say Main Street will be closed from Richardson Avenue to Joyce Lane each day, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., to accommodate attendees and vendors.

Police recommend drivers take the Berlin G. Myers Parkway to bypass the road closure.

Also, South Magnolia Street will be southbound only and South Gum Street will be northbound only.

Founded in 1972, the festival is the Summerville YMCA's biggest fundraiser of the year.

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