Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 20-22

The Pet Fashion Show is one of the popular events at the Lowcountry Family Expo, taking place Saturday at the Charleston Area Convention Center. (The Post and Courier)

The Pet Fashion Show is one of the popular events at the Lowcountry Family Expo, taking place Saturday at the Charleston Area Convention Center. (The Post and Courier)

The Lowcountry Family Expo, FollyGras, and the Stingrays “Pink in the Rink” hockey game are just a few of the fun events going on this weekend. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 20-22” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 13-15

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Dog-jumping competitions are one of the popular events at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, running Friday through Sunday in downtown Charleston. (Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

There are plenty of events to love this Valentine’s weekend, including a festival celebrating wildlife and nature, chocolate tastings at Magnolia Plantation, free admission to Fort Moultrie, plus some pirate- and princess-themed fun. Keep reading for details on these and other weekend events, plus a few items to consider next week. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 13-15” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 6-8

A scene from the 2014 STEM Festival, celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. This year's festival is Saturday at Brittlebank Park. (Photo provided)

A scene from the 2014 STEM Festival, celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. This year’s festival is Saturday at Brittlebank Park. (Photo provided)

For some family fun on Saturday, check out events celebrating the STEM subjects and reading. (Psst… your kids might learn something, too!). Other weekend entertainment includes a “Cirque”-inspired musical performance, oyster roasts, the Southern Baby Show, Second Sunday on King and more. Read on for details. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Feb. 6-8” »

Family Fun Jan. 29-Feb. 1

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra members will put on a kid-friendly performance at the S.C. Aquarium on Saturday. The Saltwater Sounds event will also include an Instrument Petting Zoo, where young guests can try out different instruments.

As football fans await the arrival of Superbowl Sunday, there’s plenty of other entertainment in the line-up this weekend. Keep reading to find out what’s going on, including a pirate invasion at the Charleston Museum, free library programs, and soothing symphony music at the aquarium. Continue reading “Family Fun Jan. 29-Feb. 1” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Jan. 23-25

Locals can enjoy free admission to Charles Town Landing on Sunday. The state historic site in West Ashley includes a 17th-century ship replica, history trails, an animal forest and more. (File/The Post and Courier)

Locals can enjoy free admission to Charles Town Landing on Sunday. The state historic site in West Ashley includes a 17th-century ship replica, history trails, an animal forest and more. (File/The Post and Courier)

The Charleston Boat Show and the Lowcountry Oyster Festival are two of the big family-friendly events going on this weekend. Plus, on Sunday, Charles Towne Landing state historic site is offering free entrance to tri-county residents, while Palmetto Carriage Works is offering free carriage rides to locals. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Jan. 23-25” »

Family Fun: Jan. 15-18

The Charleston Marathon will take place Saturday in downtown Charleston and North Charleston.  (File/The Post and Courier)

The Charleston Marathon will take place Saturday in downtown Charleston and North Charleston. (File/The Post and Courier)

Even if you’re not running in a local marathon this weekend, there are still plenty of reasons to get up off the couch. From a free family fun night in Mount Pleasant to Stingrays hockey action, we’ve got some ideas for you. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Jan. 15-18” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Jan. 9-11

Restaurant Week

During Charleston Restaurant Week, Jan. 7-18, dozens of local restaurants will offer special pricing on meals. (File/The Post and Courier)

Family fun this weekend includes a free play day at the Children’s Museum, a free princess party, and Second Sunday on King Street. Plus, enjoy specially priced meals at many local dining spots during Charleston Restaurant Week. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Jan. 9-11” »

Family Fun: Dec. 26-29

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The Gullah Geechee Drummers perform during the 2013 Kwanzaa Community Celebration at St. Julian Community Center. (File/The Post and Courier)

Local Kwanzaa events kick off this weekend, including celebrations at Marion Square on Friday and at the St. Julian Devine Community Center on Monday. Plus, there’s still time to catch local holiday light shows before they close for the season. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Dec. 26-29” »