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” »

Weekend family fun: Dec. 19-21

Chanukah in the Square will take place Sunday in Marion Square. (File/Special to The Post and Courier)

Chanukah in the Square will take place Sunday in Marion Square. (File/Special to The Post and Courier)

This weekend offers a flurry of family fun with free holiday movies, train and trolley rides, the season’s final Charleston Farmers Market, and a big Chanukah celebration. Plus, if last-minute shopping or gift-wrapping is on your list, the Children’s Museum is hosting a Kids Night Out on Friday to give parents some peace. Consider it a gift to yourself. Continue reading “Weekend family fun: Dec. 19-21” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 12-14

Summerville Christmas Parade

The annual Summerville Christmas Parade will bring holiday cheer to the streets of downtown Summerville on Sunday. (File/The Post and Courier)

If you love a parade, you’re in luck this weekend: There are no fewer than five holiday-themed processions planned throughout the Lowcountry. And that’s just a taste of the many events going on Friday through Sunday. We’ve hit some of the highlights here. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 12-14” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 5-7

The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Charleston is one of several free or low-cost events going on this weekend around the Lowcountry. (File/The Post and Courier)

The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Charleston is one of several free or low-cost events going on this weekend around the Lowcountry. (File/The Post and Courier)

For all the joys of the holidays and the season of giving, we know this time of year can be tough on a family’s budget. With that in mind, we’ve highlighted some free or low-cost events and programs going on this weekend — from breakfast with Santa to holiday plays and parades — plus, a link to a free-parking voucher for some downtown Charleston garages. May your days be merry and bright. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 5-7” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 28-30

Santa will be making appearances around the Lowcountry this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Santa will be making appearances around the Lowcountry this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! As we head into the winter holidays, there are plenty of events to get you in the spirit of the season. Among this weekend’s choices: Visit with Santa, take in a light show, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride, ice skate with “Frozen” characters, shop at a holiday market, or witness the annual Folly Beach Christmas tree lighting. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 28-30” »