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” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events March 13-15

Julian Gooding is among the performers who will entertain the crowds at this year’s Charleston Tells festival, Friday and Saturday in downtown Charleston.  A storyteller, documentary filmmaker and percussionist, Gooding uses drumming and oral traditions of West Africa in his story telling performances.  (Provided)

Julian Gooding is among the performers who will entertain the crowds at this year’s Charleston Tells festival, Friday and Saturday in downtown Charleston. A storyteller, documentary filmmaker and percussionist, Gooding uses drumming and oral traditions of West Africa in his story telling performances. (Provided)

Get out this weekend and check out festivals celebrating storytelling, the arts and St. Paddy’s Day. Plus, visit the Children’s Museum and Charleston County parks for free! Read on for details about these and other fun family outings. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events March 13-15” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events March 6-8

Teddy Bear Picnic

Kids and their teddy bears are invited to the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Hampton Park on Sunday. The event will include live entertainment and childrens’ activities, such as face painting. (The Post and Courier)

The promise of spring means the Lowcountry’s events calendar is in full bloom. This weekend brings IOP’s Island Gras street festival and the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Hampton Park, among other diversions. Keep reading to learn more.
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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

Dock Dogs

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

saltwater sounds

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” »