Family Fun: Weekend Events Aug. 28-30

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The 12th annual grape-stomping festival at Irvin-House Vineyards will take place on Saturday. (File/The Post and Courier)

Stomp grapes at a local vineyard, visit a historic sailing ship, or enjoy some reggae and Jamaican specialties. Those are just a few of the outings for local families to choose from this weekend. Plus, ravenous readers can stock up on a variety of titles this weekend during a library book sale. Other events around town include free movies and music, a gator program, and Family Sunday at the RiverDogs. Read on to learn more.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events Aug. 14-16

Celebrate a new school year and pick up free school supplies at the First Day Festival on Sunday in downtown Charleston. A scene from the 2013 festival is shown here. (File/Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

Celebrate a new school year and pick up free school supplies at the First Day Festival on Sunday in downtown Charleston. A scene from the 2013 festival is shown here. (File/Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

This weekend is chock-full of back-to-school celebrations, plus free concerts, a free movie, a fishing tourney, a youth triathlon and more. Keep reading for details.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events July 24-26

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Alisia Colon, 8, left, and Aliana Colon, 8, of Goose Creek, coax ladybugs out of their containers as Ella Colon, 1 1/2, watches during a ladybug release last July at Magnolia Plantation. (Paul Zoeller/The Post and Courier)

Kids are invited to Magnolia Plantation on Saturday to release thousands of ladybugs into the site’s lush gardens. This is a popular event, so plan to arrive early and carpool, if possible. Other weekend options include a musical performance of “Aladdin Jr.,” a jump castle day at Wannamaker County Park, and a RiverDogs Family Sunday game. In other news, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry has hired a new leader. Keep reading to learn more.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events July 17-19

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-arthur-ravenel-jr-cooper-river-bridge-dusk-named-south-carolina-senator-who-initiated-fund-raising-efforts-its-image30962573The Ravenel Bridge, a Lowcountry landmark, marks 10 years of service this month! Help us celebrate this milestone during a two-day event this weekend at Patriots Point. The anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday will include live music, kids’ activities, and a special LEGO project. Keep reading for more details, and to learn about other fun weekend happenings.

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Family Fun: Weekend Events July 10-12

Local Barnes & Noble stores will host a DC Comics event this weekend as part of the chain's "Get Pop-Cultured" series taking place throughout July. (BN.com)

Local Barnes & Noble stores will host a DC Comics event this weekend as part of the chain’s “Get Pop-Cultured” series taking place throughout July. (BN.com)

This weekend’s line-up for families includes free movies, Second Sunday on King Street, and a RiverDogs Family Sunday game. Plus, local Barnes & Noble stores are hosting a DC Comics event. Read on for details.

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Family Fun: 4th of July weekend events

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

Fireworks will illuminate Lowcountry skies on Saturday night in celebration of Independence Day.

Whether you’re lighting sparklers in your backyard or headed to a blowout fireworks show, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Lowcountry this year. If you haven’t made plans, we have highlighted some local Fourth of July events below. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July! Continue reading “Family Fun: 4th of July weekend events” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events June 26-29

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-ripe-fresh-colorful-tomatoes-box-image49338879Celebrate the Lowcountry’s tomato bounty during the “Tomayto Tomahto” event in North Charleston on Saturday. Other weekend highlights include Jump in the Park (jump castles galore), a reggae concert, a fishing tourney, a Charleston Battery home game, and a mother-son dance. For details on these and other events, read on.

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