Family Fun: Weekend Events May 22-24

Spoleto USA orchestra members rehearse during the 2014 festival. (Paul Zoeller/The Post and Courier)

Spoleto USA orchestra members rehearse during the 2014 festival. (Paul Zoeller/The Post and Courier)

Companion arts festivals Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto kick off Friday, bringing music, dance, theater, visual arts and more to downtown Charleston. The festivals run through June 7. For another musical treat, go see Grammy winner Sheryl Crow perform on Sunday at the First Flush Festival on Wadmalaw Island. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events May 22-24” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events May 15-17

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Feelin’ groovy? Head out to Winestock on Wadmalaw this weekend. (File/Marie Rodriguez/Special to The Post and Courier)

This weekend offers plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the Lowcountry, including Party at the Point on Friday, the Bulls Bay Nature Festival and Winestock on Saturday, and a RiverDogs family night on Sunday. For details on these and other events, read on. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events May 15-17” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events May 8-10

Celebrate Greek culture this weekend during the Spring Greek Fest in downtown Charleston. Moms get free entrance to the event on Sunday, in honor of Mother's Day. (File/The Post and Courier)

Celebrate Greek culture this weekend during the Spring Greek Fest in downtown Charleston. Moms get free entrance to the event on Sunday, in honor of Mother’s Day. (File/The Post and Courier)

We’re crossing our fingers for nice weather this Mother’s Day weekend so we can get out and enjoy some local events. The Spring Greek Fest will bring food and fun to downtown Charleston throughout the weekend, while the North Charleston Arts Fest wraps up with a music-filled finale on Saturday. Keep reading for the scoop on these and other weekend activities.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events May 1-3

The annual North Charleston Arts Festival kicks off Friday, bringing arts of all kinds to venues throughout the city. (Wade Spees/The Post and Courier)

The annual North Charleston Arts Festival kicks off Friday, bringing arts of all kinds to venues throughout the city. (Wade Spees/The Post and Courier)

The month of May starts out on a high note, as the North Charleston Arts Festival brings dance, music, theater and more creative works to locations throughout the city. Running May 1-9, the festival’s main event takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Charleston Area Convention Center complex. Read on to learn more about this annual arts extravaganza and other weekend events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events May 1-3” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 24-26

The 28th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival will take place Sunday at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. (Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

The 28th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival will take place Sunday at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. (Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

This weekend brings a variety of events celebrating local history, culture and cuisine, including the Rice Festival in Walterboro, the De Gullah Roots Festival on Johns Island, and the Seafood Festival in Mount Pleasant.  Plus, the public is invited to the grand opening of the McLeod Plantation historic site on James Island.  Keep reading to learn more about these and other weekend activities for families. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 24-26” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 17-19

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoors Festival is this weekend at James Island County Park. (Brian Fancher Photography)

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoors Festival is this weekend at James Island County Park. (Brian Fancher Photography)

Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to of reasons to get out this weekend, including a boat show, an outdoor recreation festival, and an Earth Day celebration. Other weekend events to check out include the Colleton County Rice Festival, a family-friendly tea party at Magnolia Plantation, and a Food Truck Rodeo at Freshfields Village. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 17-19” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 10-12

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The annual Pet Fest will take place Saturday and Sunday at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant. (The Post and Courier)

It’s a tail-wagging weekend, as Pet Fest bounds into Mount Pleasant and the RiverDogs host Kids’ Opening Day with free kids’ meals and more. Plus, the Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend! Read on to learn more about these and other local events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 10-12” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 3-5

Easter weekend brings egg hunts galore, including one at Middleton Place, shown here. (Marie Rodriguez/Special to the Post and Courier)

Easter weekend brings egg hunts galore, including one at Middleton Place, shown here. (Marie Rodriguez/Special to the Post and Courier)

As we head into Easter weekend, egg hunts are popping up all around the Lowcountry. See just a few of the options below. Plus, it’s Family Weekend at the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island. Did you know kids 15 and younger can watch the women’s tennis tournament for free? Read on for details. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 3-5” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events March 27-29

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The World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids are making a return visit to the S.C. Aquarium starting on Friday. (Photo provided)

There’s a whirlwind of activity going on this weekend, with popular events including the Flowertown Festival, the Kids Run and Wonderfest, and the Cajun Festival all taking place around town. (Did we mention the Cooper River Bridge Run, too?) Plus, keep an eye out for mermaids at the aquarium and the Easter Bunny at the mall. Read on to learn more about these and other weekend happenings. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events March 27-29” »