Family Fun: Weekend Events July 25-57

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Kids can take part in a ladybug release at Magnolia Gardens starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Calling all nature bugs: Local kids are invited to set thousands of ladybugs free at Magnolia Gardens on Saturday. Then, head over to Johns Island for a big water festival featuring waterskiing shows, paddle boarding, swim lessons, live music and more. For some indoor fun, check out the grand opening of the “Mega Magic Fun Lab” at Wonder Works in West Ashley. There will be free cake, kids’ activities, giveaways and raffles. Read on to learn about these and other weekend events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events July 25-57” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events July 18-20

Brad and Jennifer Moranz present "The Charleston Variety Show" this weekend (File/Provided/The Post and Courier)

Brad and Jennifer Moranz present “The Charleston Variety Show” this weekend (File/Provided/The Post and Courier)

An array of creative talent will be on display this weekend, from a musical variety show at the Charleston Music Hall to a dance and figure-skating performance at the Charleston Ice Palace. Plus, celebrate “Pirate and Princess Day” at the RiverDogs game on Sunday. Keep reading for details on these and other weekend events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events July 18-20” »

Family Fun: Fourth of July weekend

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

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

If you haven’t already made plans to watch a Fourth of July fireworks show on Friday, check out our picks below. Plus, we’ve got details on a History Fair at Magnolia Plantation and free library programs on Saturday. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Fourth of July weekend” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events June 27-29

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A scene from “The Lego Movie,” showing this weekend at Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. (AP/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Catch free outdoor screenings of hit kid-flicks this Friday: “The Lego Movie” shows at Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant, and “Despicable Me 2″ shows at Charles Towne Landing. On Saturday, indulge your tomato cravings during the “ToMAYto ToMAHto” festival in North Charleston. Keep reading for details on these and other fun weekends events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events June 27-29” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events June 6-8

The Piccolo sand-sculpting contest is Saturday at the Isle of Palms. (File/The Post and Courier)

The Piccolo sand-sculpting contest is Saturday at the Isle of Palms. (File/The Post and Courier)

As the school year comes to a close, there are countless ways to welcome summer this weekend, starting with a “School’s Out Festival” Friday in Mount Pleasant. Or take your pick from a celebration of Gullah Geechee culture, a sand-sculpting competition, a family fitness event, a summer safety program, and more. Plus, the Spoleto and Piccolo arts festivals wrap up this weekend. Read on for details. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events June 6-8” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events May 30-June 1

The Carifest Children's Carnival is Saturday at Marion Square. (file/The Post and Courier)

The Carifest Children’s Carnival is Saturday at Marion Square. (File/The Post and Courier)

Enjoy some free Piccolo Spoleto fun with Caribbean flair on Saturday during the Carifest Children’s Carnival at Marion Square. While you’re there, peruse works by local artists at the Piccolo outdoor art exhibition. Keep reading for details on these and other family events this weekend. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events May 30-June 1” »