Family Fun: Weekend Events April 18-20

Easter egg dyeing

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Easter weekend is upon us, and there are plenty of egg hunts and other holiday events to keep kids (and parents) hopping. (Due to the wet weather forecast, we suggest calling the  egg hunt venues in advance to see if there are any changes in plans.) Plus, the local Terrace Theater is premiering the new Disney nature movie, “Bears.” Visit the theater lobby a half-hour before the Saturday showings and meet some small petting zoo animals from Magnolia Plantation. Details below. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 18-20” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 10-13

Take your pick: The Boone Hall Strawberry Festival and the Charleston Farmers Market are this weekend, among many other events.

Take your pick: The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival and the Charleston Farmers Market are going on this weekend, among many other events.

It’s another big festival weekend in the Lowcountry, with events including the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival, the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, and the Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival. You can also celebrate the bounty of the season with a visit to the Charleston Farmers Market, opening Saturday at Marion Square. Or get a head-start on Easter with one of several holiday-related events. Plus, watch for mermaids at the South Carolina Aquarium! Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 10-13” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 4-6

The Flowertown Festival in Summerville. (File/Brad Nettles/The Post and Courier)

If you’re not running, walking or cheering at the Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday, there’s still plenty to keep you busy this weekend: The Flowertown Festival will fill the streets of downtown Summerville. Middleton Place is hosting living history days. The Charleston Honey & Bee Expo buzzes into Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry Cajun Festival will spice up James Island County Park. Plus, local library branches offer oodles of free kids’ activities. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 4-6” »

Family Fun: Weekend events March 28-30

File/Dave Munday/The Post and Courier Visitors to Folly Beach check out a smiling sun, one of the sand sculpture entries during the the 2012 Sea & Sand Festival.

The 2014 Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival, originally set for this weekend, has been rescheduled (File/Dave Munday/The Post and Courier)

The previously scheduled Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival has been postponed until the weekend of April 11-13, due to the threat of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. But there are still plenty of events to choose from this weekend, including a Camp Fair at Citadel Mall, Kidfest at Belk in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, and Family Weekend at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament. Read on for details about these and other upcoming events: Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend events March 28-30” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events March 14-16

Spring is festival season in the Lowcountry, and you’ve got your pick this weekend, from celebrations honoring storytelling, St. Paddy’s Day, and the arts. Plus, enjoy free admission to several family hot spots this weekend, including the Children’s Museum on Friday afternoon, and Charleston County parks on Sunday. Read on for details… Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events March 14-16” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events March 7-9

Family Expo facebook

The first annual Lowcountry Family Expo will liven up the Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday, offering hands-on activities for kids and informative exhibits and talks for parents. And with Spring-like weather forecast for Sunday, head to Hampton Park downtown for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Read on for details about these and other weekend events: Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events March 7-9” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 28-March 2

A family fun day on James Island, free ice hockey lessons, and a bucket full of oyster roasts are just some of the events going on this weekend. Read on for details. Also, keep an eye out for the March issue of Lowcountry Parent. It includes our 2014 day camp guide and is chock full of options to keep your kids busy and entertained this summer. One more note: If you’d like your child (or children) to be considered as a 2014 Cover Kid for the magazine, the March 31 deadline is approaching. Register at YourLCP.com or at the upcoming Lowcountry Family Expo on March 8. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 28-March 2” »

Family Fun: Feb. 21-24 and beyond

Looking for some family entertainment or activities this weekend? Here are a few options: Celebrate Black History Month and local sea island culture at the De Gullah Roots Festival. Watch a ballet performance of “Alice and Wonderland.” Learn fun facts about alligators and crocodiles. Shop for bargain-priced kids’ clothes and gear. Read on for details about these and other upcoming events for the family: Continue reading “Family Fun: Feb. 21-24 and beyond” »