Fleet Week is Mount Pleasant is an action packed gathering of events with a pelican sculpture unveiling, cooking demonstrations, free shagging lessons, wine and painting on the pier, Beer Week, Shaggin’ on the Cooper and a Starlight Pops Concert will lead up to the 25th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival.
Fleet Week focuses on activities centering on the shrimping industry.
About Fleet Week Activity Schedule
• Old Village Post House Shrimp Cooking Demonstration Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 p.m.
One of Mount Pleasant’s favorite restaurants, the Old Village Post House will offer a shrimp cooking demonstration using farm-fresh ingredients at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Farmers Market Pavilion, Moultrie Middle School, Coleman Boulevard FREE Admission
• Pelican Sculpture Unveiling Wednesday, April 25, 5:00 p.m.
Shem Creek Park will be the permanent home for an educational art nine-foot tall Pelican Sculpture created by School of the Arts students using marine debris collected in local waterways. The unveiling will include SOA students who created the sculpture, along with Mount Pleasant residents and students who played a role in its creation. Mount Pleasant Shem Creek Park, Shrimp Boat Lane FREE Admission
• Charleston Craft Beer Week Event Wednesday, April 25, 5:00 p.m.
A tasting of German beers & food followed by a showing of the film “Beerfest” Cinebarre Movie Theater FREE Admission. Food and beverages available for purchase • Wine & Design Painting on the Pier Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Paint your own masterpiece with step-by-step instruction. Wine & Design has created a new painting especially for the Blessing of the Fleet. No experience necessary. Refreshments will be available. Memorial Waterfront Park & Pier $40/person (Reservations required) – 843-388-7857
• Free Shag Lessons on the Pier Friday, April 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mary Kennerty, Director of Mount Pleasant Junior Cotillions and a business etiquette consultant, will teach the Charleston Shag on the pier. Come enjoy sunset in the park and get ready for a great weekend with free dance lessons. Memorial Waterfront Park & Pier FREE Admission
• Starlight Pops Concert – Charleston Symphony Orchestra Saturday, April 28,
Gates 5:30p.m., Picnic Judging 7:00 p.m., sunset show
Bring beach chairs/blankets and a picnic for this annual favorite, in a new venue this year! Great food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets on sale now in all area First Federal offices and The Grove at Patriots Point $15 adults, $10 First Federal customers (in-bank purchase only), $5 children
• Shaggin’ on the Cooper Saturday, April 28, 8:00 p.m.
(Gates open at 7:00 p.m.) Dance the night away under the stars while enjoying live classic oldies and beach music by Local Motion on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Beverages available for purchase onsite. Mount Pleasant Pier $10 per person (only 800 tickets available for this event!) Call 843-795-4FUN (4386) or visit www.ccprc.com