The Hat Ladies Annual Easter Promenade - Annual Easter Event


(Downtown Charleston, SC)


The Hat Ladies honor elegant hat wearing tradition as they stroll down Meeting Street, between Broad and White Point Gardens; let them set the tone for your Easter Weekend in The Holy City as they smile and wave and wish you a "Happy Easter!


Our Promenade is respectful of the Easter holiday and welcomes the spring season in a bouquet of hats of all colors. It is called a "Promenade," as opposed to a "parade," since it reflects the grace, gentility, and traditions of Charleston. As The Post and Courier wrote, "It is not walking. It is not sashaying. It is not strutting. It is a leisurely walk taken for pleasure, to display one's finery, etc.' It is "hats off to our Hat Ladies, proud preservationists of promenading."

This event is typically held the Saturday before Easter. For more information visit www.hatladies.org .

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