SEWE showcases world-class wildlife

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Friday kicks off the 2013 Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Downtown, Charleston. The event hosts world-class wildlife for{}three full{}days.

The expo brings in around 40,000 people to townpumping up tourism for the city during a slower time of year. Now in its 31st year, the expo attracts 500 artists and exhibitors from around the globe.

World experts in wildlife and nature art as well as conservation research and environmental education descend on the Holy City for the event.

General admission tickets are $20 a day for Friday and Saturday, $10 for Sunday, and a 3-day pass costs $40.

The Southeastern Wildlife Expo [SEWE] starts Friday at 10am with the popular DockDogs competition at Brittlebank Park. On Friday, the fun continues into the night as the SEWE King Street stroll lights up the town as a number of merchants stay open late for SEWE-goers.

Also, the Birds of Prey flight demos will run during the day tomorrow in Marion Square as well as chef demos throughout the weekend.

New this year, the expo has launched the SEWE APP to download on your smart phone that connects you to the event on-the-go. The APP features event details, locations, directions and a GPS feature to get you to and from the excitement all weekend long.