Family Fun: Weekend Events: Feb 2-4


If you’re in a winter funk, don’t stress because it’s almost the weekend. Turn off your Netflix, put away your smartphone and get out there! These weekend activities will help you do just that.

Friday Feb. 2

If you’re missing the surf and sand of summer, check out the 4th Annual Surf & Ale Bash this Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m at Charleston Music Hall. It’s sure to be an awesome night packed full of surf films, delicious craft brews and tasty food. Carolina Surf Brand will showcase their new line of winter wear which will be available for purchase in the lobby during the event. There will be a raffle with awesome prizes which will benefit Charleston Surfrider Foundation. The event will feature beers from Edmunds Oast Brewery, Coast, Westbrook, Lo-Fi, Holy City, Evil Twin, New Belgium, Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin, Anheuser Busch, Stella Artois, Island Coastal and Low Tide Brewing.

Saturday, Feb. 3

If you need to work off those brewskies from the night before or if you’re just trying to keep up with your resolutions, don’t miss the Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K. The half marathon and 5K supports the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save the Light, a grassroots non-profit organization formed in 2000 to save the lighthouse from being lost to the sea. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Folly Beach Pier. Half Marathon: $50 ($40 for MoveIT! Pass members) 5K: $30 ($24 for MoveIT! Pass members).


For the future scientists and computer whizzes of the world, the Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The fifth annual festival will be a highly visible outdoor event that provides an opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families and local STEM professionals. This event will feature 80 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations and family-oriented STEM entertainment. It runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Drive, Charleston.

Sunday, Feb. 4

How about a new adventure? Spend time together climbing and learning new skills in this Family Belay Class. Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Children ages 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. Takes place at the Climbing Wall at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston. Tickets are $15 or $12 for Move IT! Pass members and the event takes place from 2-4 p.m.

Have fun!!