The historic village of Summerville, known as the "Flowertown in the Pines," was once an escape for plantation owners from the mosquito-laden marshes. Today, visitors are invited to explore the historic downtown area of Summerville with over 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including surrounding neighborhoods of distinctly Victorian homes and delightful parks and gardens.
Qualities developed in this village as one of America’s first resorts dating back to the early 1800s are still very much alive today, and you will be able to experience the kind of charm and hospitality only found in this historic Southern city.
Since its creation in 1972, Summerville's Flowertown Festival has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, and it sees over 200,000 visitors each year. It's purpose is to serve as a fundraiser for the Summerville Family YMCA, and it is held in the first weekend of April. Located in Azalea Park, this festival allows artists from all over to display work for sale, and admission and parking are both free of charge. Food is available for purchase, and the Children's Jubilee has fun activities and rides for children of all ages.
Mission Statement: "Sculpture in the South is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sculpture through education and the creation of a permanent sculpture collection."
This event, located in Azalea Park, is held at the end of May and features more than 35 world-class sculptors. Their art is available for purchase, and all proceeds benefit Summerville's Permanent Public Sculpture Program. Sculpture in the South has not only been recognized as one of South Carolina's premiere outdoor art events, but it has also gained national recognition more recently.
A group of concerned and passionate citizens helped to create this historic museum, and after its grand opening in March of 1993, the museum has grown and fostered a reputation for being the number one go-to spot for anything historic about Summerville, South Carolina.
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