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9 Mar 2022
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Ready, get set, go! April brings a myriad of events to enjoy in South Carolina’s charming coastal towns. 

April 2: Lace up those sneakers! The Cooper River Bridge Run, which starts in Mount Pleasant, is more than a 10K race, its an experience. This year marks the 45th anniversary, making it a true celebration! The race is capped at 38,500 people to give an idea of how popular it is. 

Tuesdays in April and May: Shag Night on the Dock takes place at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday. Whether youre a dancing machine or new to the swing, come out for hoppingood time. 

April 8: See inside some of the Islands most spectacular homes during the Kiawah Art & House Tour. This self-guided tour features five homes, each displaying exquisite architecture and design. The homes also display impressive art collections, adding to the experience. Tickets are $75 and go to Arts etc., a group of Kiawah and Cassique women that supports arts in the community.

April 9: The Lowcountry Cajun Festival at James County Park brings Louisiana to the Lowcountry with a full day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities, and all-around ragin’ Cajun fun! Savor the tastes of authentic jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage, and crawfish. Visitors can also enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. For those who prefer a tamer menu, enjoy ample portions of festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, and more. The cost is $15 per person, free for those 12 and under. 

April 24: The Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry. View the boat parade, listen to live music, peruse the craft show and enjoy other free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Admission and activities are free.

April 28—May 1: Bring your sailboat to participate in Charleston Race Week, which features one of the largest keelboat regattas in North America. Now in its 25th year, the regatta draws sailors from around the country and the world. Many sailors berth at the Charleston Harbor Marina in Mt. Pleasant, adjacent to the regattas headquarters. The race features close to 200 boats in 16 classes. View the sailboats from Demetre Park on James Island or the Charleston Maritime Center.

Book a stay in a luxury vacation property, then pack a bag and hit the road.