Weekend Events: July 27-29

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Back-to-school is less than a month away so be sure to enjoy every last minute of summer. We’re got so many fun ways to celebrate with the family this coming weekend.

Friday, July 27

On both Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, the Charleston Friends of the Library will host a book sale for the Charleston County Libraries at Johns Island Regional Library. Admission is free. More than 10,000 books, DVDs and CDs will be available with prices starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books. Items include mysteries, romances, classics, local histories, cookbooks and a variety of non-fiction topics. Children’s books start at just $0.50 each.

Saturday, July 28

Presented in conjunction with Palmetto Tribe, the first Youth Triathlon race will be a multi-sport experience like no other in the area – the first to offer an open-water swim. This is an excellent opportunity for youth to experience a lake swim in a safe, well-monitored course. After the swim, participants will traverse the shaded paths and roads inside the park on the run and bike course. All finishers will receive a finishers medal. The race starts at 7:15 a.m. at the James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston. Tickets are $45. ccprc.com

OTRANTOCON 2018 is a free event for all ages who love anime, comics, science fiction, fantasy and more. This event features local artists, authors and gaming vendors. At this family-friendly event, come dressed to impress the judges of the cosplay. There will be food; fun, outdoor activities and giveaways while the supplies last. No registration necessary. The events runs from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston. ccpl.org

Take advantage of Buy One, Get One Free tickets as the Charleston Battery celebrates Customer Appreciation Day. Bring a date, your best friend, sibling or kid for a great night of fun with the team. We’ll be giving away prizes provided by local vendors throughout the match. Everyone in the stadium is eligible to win. The game starts at 7 p.m. at MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston and tickets are $18. charlestonbattery.com

Sunday, July 29

The Sunday Flea & Farmers Market is officially back! Happening on the last Sunday of each month September-December, Celadon opens their warehouse up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to local vendors; including artisans, crafters, makers and farmers! Come hungry; every market will have a wide variety of food trucks, coffee and sweet treat vendors! celadonathome.com