Family Fun: Weekend Events April 17-19

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoors Festival is this weekend at James Island County Park. (Brian Fancher Photography)

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoors Festival is this weekend at James Island County Park. (Brian Fancher Photography)

Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to of reasons to get out this weekend, including a boat show, an outdoor recreation festival, and an Earth Day celebration. Other weekend events to check out include the Colleton County Rice Festival, a family-friendly tea party at Magnolia Plantation, and a Food Truck Rodeo at Freshfields Village. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 17-19” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 10-12

Pet Fest 2011 Metro

The annual Pet Fest will take place Saturday and Sunday at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant. (The Post and Courier)

It’s a tail-wagging weekend, as Pet Fest bounds into Mount Pleasant and the RiverDogs host Kids’ Opening Day with free kids’ meals and more. Plus, the Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend! Read on to learn more about these and other local events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 10-12” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events April 3-5

Easter weekend brings egg hunts galore, including one at Middleton Place, shown here. (Marie Rodriguez/Special to the Post and Courier)

Easter weekend brings egg hunts galore, including one at Middleton Place, shown here. (Marie Rodriguez/Special to the Post and Courier)

As we head into Easter weekend, egg hunts are popping up all around the Lowcountry. See just a few of the options below. Plus, it’s Family Weekend at the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island. Did you know kids 15 and younger can watch the women’s tennis tournament for free? Read on for details. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events April 3-5” »

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” »