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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 2014 In Charleston To Promote Local Economy, Culture And Wildlife

(Photo Credit: ourstate.com)

(Photo Credit: ourstate.com)

The South Eastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is returning to Charleston Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2014 for its 31st year celebrating art, music, southern culture and wildlife.

Since 1983, SEWE has been a gathering spot for artists, preservationists and the environmentally curious, coming together to help the local economy and promote conservation of the south eastern ecosystem. This year’s exposition is expected to host an estimated 40,000 people, over 35,000 more than the original convention.

The three day event will showcase a unique array of lowcountry artistic, musical and food-themed events, from a live sculpting and painting show set to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, to culinary demonstrations by local chefs including Fred Nueville from the Fat Hen and David Pell from the Coast Bar and Grill. Among the many kid-friendly events are bird of prey flight demonstrations and dog retriever shows and an anti-littering campaign puppet show hosted by Palmetto Pride. And for seasoned or hopeful fishermen, fly fishing and casting demonstrations will be put on by the Charleston Angler.

Celebrity Animal Ambassador Jack Hanna. (Photo Credit: pantagraph.com)

Celebrity Animal Ambassador Jack Hanna. (Photo Credit: pantagraph.com)

Celebrity animal ambassador Jack Hanna will host four separate performances over the weekend and the Busch Wildlife sanctuary will give fearless attendees an up close look at local creatures like alligators, snakes and bobcats.

The event also features exhibits from companies all over the southeast, including everything from olive oil, jewelry, and outfitters to turkey callers and kayaking. Spread throughout downtown Charleston, the weekend highlights the unique beauty of the historic lowcountry, with events at Brittlebank Park, Charleston Music Hall and Charleston Place. For a full event schedule visit their website.

WHEN:
Friday, February 14, 2014 – Saturday February 15, 2014 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:
Downtown Charleston – Locations Vary
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-723-1748

TICKETS:
$34 for a full weekend pass; please purchase tickets here
Day Passes, VIP Tickets and Special Show Tickets also available

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