Family Fun: Weekend Events July 24-26

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Alisia Colon, 8, left, and Aliana Colon, 8, of Goose Creek, coax ladybugs out of their containers as Ella Colon, 1 1/2, watches during a ladybug release last July at Magnolia Plantation. (Paul Zoeller/The Post and Courier)

Kids are invited to Magnolia Plantation on Saturday to release thousands of ladybugs into the site’s lush gardens. This is a popular event, so plan to arrive early and carpool, if possible. Other weekend options include a musical performance of “Aladdin Jr.,” a jump castle day at Wannamaker County Park, and a RiverDogs Family Sunday game. In other news, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry has hired a new leader. Keep reading to learn more.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events July 17-19

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-arthur-ravenel-jr-cooper-river-bridge-dusk-named-south-carolina-senator-who-initiated-fund-raising-efforts-its-image30962573The Ravenel Bridge, a Lowcountry landmark, marks 10 years of service this month! Help us celebrate this milestone during a two-day event this weekend at Patriots Point. The anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday will include live music, kids’ activities, and a special LEGO project. Keep reading for more details, and to learn about other fun weekend happenings.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events July 10-12

Local Barnes & Noble stores will host a DC Comics event this weekend as part of the chain's "Get Pop-Cultured" series taking place throughout July. (BN.com)

Local Barnes & Noble stores will host a DC Comics event this weekend as part of the chain’s “Get Pop-Cultured” series taking place throughout July. (BN.com)

This weekend’s line-up for families includes free movies, Second Sunday on King Street, and a RiverDogs Family Sunday game. Plus, local Barnes & Noble stores are hosting a DC Comics event. Read on for details.

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Family Fun: 4th of July weekend events

Fireworks will light up Lowcountry skies on Saturday night in celebration of Independence Day. (photo by dreamstime.com)

Fireworks will illuminate Lowcountry skies on Saturday night in celebration of Independence Day.

Whether you’re lighting sparklers in your backyard or headed to a blowout fireworks show, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Lowcountry this year. If you haven’t made plans, we have highlighted some local Fourth of July events below. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July! Continue reading “Family Fun: 4th of July weekend events” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events June 26-29

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-ripe-fresh-colorful-tomatoes-box-image49338879Celebrate the Lowcountry’s tomato bounty during the “Tomayto Tomahto” event in North Charleston on Saturday. Other weekend highlights include Jump in the Park (jump castles galore), a reggae concert, a fishing tourney, a Charleston Battery home game, and a mother-son dance. For details on these and other events, read on.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events June 12-14

The Carifest Caribbean Carnival will liven up Brittlebank Park on Saturday. (File/Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

The Carifest Caribbean Carnival will liven up Brittlebank Park on Saturday. (File/Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

This weekend’s highlights include a Caribbean carnival, a beach-themed bazaar, a free outdoor showing of “Maleficent,” and Second Sunday on King. Read on for details about these and other weekend events.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events June 5-7

The Take a Kid Fishing Tournament is Saturday at Folly Beach Pier. (Provided/Folly Beach Anglers)

The 7th annual Take a Kid Fishing Tournament is Saturday at Folly Beach Pier. (File/Provided/Folly Beach Anglers)

This weekend is brimming with activities, from a free kids’ fishing tournament to the finales of the Piccolo and Spoleto arts festivals. You could also enjoy a charity duck race, events celebrating crawfish and Gullah culture, or RiverDogs Family Sunday. Get out and celebrate the end of the school year! Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events June 5-7” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events May 29-31

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The Piccolo Spoleto sand-sculpting competition takes place Saturday on the Isle of Palms. (File/Moultrie News)

This weekend’s line-up includes a popular sand-sculpting competition, an event celebrating spring’s blueberry bounty, and a youth carnival honoring Caribbean culture. Read on to learn more about these and other weekend events.

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