It’s going to be a banner day for the stars and stripes when the Arts Center presents its second Flag Day Festival, a star-spangled celebration for the whole family.
The June 14 event will include crafts and games for the kids, a performance by the Parris Island Marine Band and all the hot dogs and apple pie you can eat.
The festival, to be held from noon to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Arts Center, will feature an array of all-American music from barbershop to John Philip Sousa marches. Along with the Parris Island Marine Band, the entertainment lineup will include members of the cast of “Menopause the Musical” and performances by the Barbershoppers, among others.
“Last year’s event was a lot of fun, and it was popular with the community, so we were excited to bring it back,” said Kathleen Bateson, Arts Center president and CEO. “It’s really a great day for families to come out and have a good time.”
It wouldn’t be a county fair without the fare. Festival-goers can look forward to hot dogs from Street Meet American Takeout & Tavern, cookies from the Cookie Lady, snow cones and pretzels, plus beer, wine, soda and lemonade.
For the kids, there’ll be a variety of Flag Day holiday crafts, including stations to create your own Uncle Sam masks, American flag lapel pins and Pledge of Allegiance bookmarks.
New this year will be a local arts show, with artist selling their creations. Also, the Walter Greer Gallery will be open and the Gullah Experience: Celebrating Our Lowcountry Heritage exhibit will be on display.
“Flag Day is so often overlooked, and yet there is no better feeling than the one you get when you see the Stars and Stripes flying in the air,” Bateson said. “We want to do it justice with a big community event.”
The event is free. Seating is limited, so attendees should bring their own chairs. For details, visit www.artshhi.com .