Everyone who’s visited Brookgreen Gardens would agree that this gorgeous sanctuary for all sorts of native flora and fauna is a must-see during your vacation to Pawleys Island. On top of all the permanent exhibits and galleries within the grounds of the gardens, Brookgreen also hosts an extensive schedule of festivals and seasonal events that celebrate art, music, food and wildlife throughout the year. Here are some of the upcoming spring and summer events at Brookgreen that you’ll definitely want to check out.
Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens
On Saturday, May 8th, Brookgreen will be host to the first annual Spring Wine Festival. Attendees may purchase wristbands for $30 that afford them entry and 10 tasting tickets to sample delicious wines from local and national wineries. Farm-fresh food offerings will also be featured, with an extensive vendor selection and raffle tickets will be sold for guests to win great prizes. Proceeds from the Spring Wine Festival will benefit Brookgreen’s brand new Red Wolf exhibit.
Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival
The legacies of founders Archer and Anna Huntington are evident all around Brookgreen Gardens, as their support for the arts and sculpture has been carried on by their successors. The celebration of the arts continues on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th as the park holds their annual Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival. Hosted by Keepsakes, the museum shop at Brookgreen Gardens, regional and nationally-renowned artists will display their works of art across a multitude of media including sculpture, ceramics, print, painting and more. The festival is open to park attendees on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Summer Light: Art by Night
Beginning June 9th, when the sun sets in Brookgreen Gardens, a dazzling display of twinkling lights will transform the park into a magical place as their Summer Light: Art by Night series begins. This seasonal celebration will occur each Wednesday through Saturday from 7 PM to 10 PM from June to August. In addition to the wonderful, illuminated art displays, nightly live music and food and beverage vendors will be available on-site to make the night a memorable experience.
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