Beach house rentals Charleston SC will be truly hopping this coming weekend after Easter.  It seems to be just about the most chockablock full of the year, especially considering it’s not even an official holiday.  The trick will be deciding how to manage your time so you can experience as much of the fun as possible.

Hopefully you booked one of our SC vacation rentals early enough to have secured a spot for this, the first weekend in April.  Word is out that a Charleston beach house is the perfect home base for this weekend’s events  –  be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston.   All our popular rental homes South Carolina went superfast this year.  It literally is not too early to start booking luxury beach house rentals SC for the 2017 Bridge Run weekend.  The sooner you plan, the greater the availability of beach house rentals Charleston SC.

This is the primary week of the famous Family Circle Cup  –  now known as the Volvo Car Open  –  going on now through Sunday at the Tennis Center on Daniel Island.  It’s one of the biggest women’s only tournaments in the world, and the best players are here duking it out.  Read this BLOG for more.  Special events go on each day this week, then this weekend will be the semis and the finals.

Starting Friday morning at 9:00 and running through Sunday is the beloved Flowertown Festival, taking place in historic downtown Summerville  –  centered around Azalea Park and Main Street.   There you’ll find all sorts of arts and craft vendors (over 200 jury-selected artists), food vendors, rides and fun at the Children’s Jubilee.  It’s ranked one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.  Recent additions include a Farmer’s Market and a Blooming Artists children’s festival on Saturday.

Then Saturday morning, of course, is the Cooper River Bridge Run.  This year, the course will be lined with a couple dozen bands entertaining and encouraging the runners all the way to Marion Square, site of the post-race party.  Performers include PlaneJane and Charleston’s own Blue Dogs.

Actually CRBR events start even earlier, with the Bridge Run Expo running Thursday and Friday at the North Charleston Convention Center  –  a convenient drive from all our Isle of Palms vacation rentals and Folly Beach rentals Charleston.  Friday will be the Kids Run/Wonderfest at Hampton Park as well as the Taste of the Bridge Run in various locations around town.

If you’re interested in running or walking but still haven’t registered, use the coupon code MARCHMADNESS for $5 off.  Here’s the main site:

Check out some Cajun goodness near our beach house rentals Charleston SC

Check out some Cajun goodness near our beach house rentals Charleston SC

Then on Sunday, it’s the 25th annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival.  The party happens from noon till 6 p.m. at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, especially convenient to beach house rentals Charleston SC.  There will be plenty of authentic Creole food, a crawfish eating contest, crafts market, inflatables for the kids, and of course that crazy-fun toe-tappin’ Zydeco music, performed by Shrimp City Slim, Sidewalk Zydeco, and Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys.  There will also be the following food vendors:

Chucktown Mobile Seafood 

Frozen Spoons Italian Ice

King of Pops

Cooking Carolina BBQ


Café Tippeneaux

The Caterer

Albany Sweet Tooth

T&T’s Kettle Korn

Mike’s Boiled Peanuts

Charleston Festival Foods

The Charleston Choo

Tropical Paradise

Whitco Concessions

Southland Concessions




The Pic-A-Nic Basket

Here’s more info on the Cajun Festival:

So if you’re headed here this weekend, have a great time, and good luck with that time management thing.   And as always, remember to call us when you’re in the mood to stay in the very best luxury beach house rentals SC, especially Isle of Palms luxury rentals.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger