Weekend Family Fun: Nov. 21-23

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The annual Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast benefiting the Charleston Animal Society is Saturday at the Citadel football stadium. (File/The Post and Courier)

Warm up your weekend with a Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast on Saturday. Keep reading for details on this and other weekend fun for your family, plus news about upcoming deals on local attractions. Continue reading “Weekend Family Fun: Nov. 21-23” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 14-16

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The 25th annual Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off Friday at James Island County Park. The event runs through New Year’s Day. (File/The Post and Courier)

Catch the holiday spirit this weekend with a visit to the Festival of Lights, Breakfast with Santa, and “Elfstravaganza.” Or learn about colonial and plantation life during two living history events at local historic sites. Plus, the Children’s Museum is offering free admission on Friday afternoon. Read on for details about these and other weekend events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 14-16” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 7-9

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Locals can enjoy free garden admission to Magnolia Plantation on Saturday and Sunday. (File/The Post and Courier).

Take in some iconic Lowcountry scenery this weekend with a trip to Magnolia Gardens in West Ashley, or the annual Blessing of the Vines at Irvin House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island. Get your literary fix with a visit to YALL Fest, a celebration of young adult literature including book signings and presentations by best-selling authors. Ride a ferris wheel and nosh on fried fare during the final days of the Coastal Carolina Fair. Or check out some miniature locomotives during a model train show. Read on to learn more about these and other family-friendly events this weekend.  Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 7-9” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 31-Nov. 2

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The spoooookiest night of the year is upon us. If you’re looking for some trick-or-treat options outside of your own neighborhood, we’ve got some ideas for you. For more fall fun this weekend, head to Johns Island on Saturday for a good ol’ fashioned Harvest Fest complete with bluegrass music, kids’ activities and a craft market. Plus, the Coastal Carolina Fair is in town. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 31-Nov. 2” »

Family Fun Oct. 23-26

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The Lowcountry Food Day Crawl runs Thursday through Saturday, ending at the Charleston Farmers Market. The event celebrates local food and coincides with National Food Day on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Teach your children the value of eating local during the Lowcountry Food Day Crawl, a three-day affair running Thursday through Saturday. (Charleston County schools are out on Friday, so this one way to entertain the kids!) Activities include a scavenger hunt (with the chance to win prizes), grocery store tours, urban farm tours, and healthy trick-or-treating. For more spooky, seasonal fun, check out one of the many Halloween events and fall festivals going on this weekend. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun Oct. 23-26” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 16-19

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Entertainer Rick Hubbard performs with some help from audience members during a past Children’s Day Festival in Mount Pleasant. This year’s festival is Sunday at the Park West Recreation Complex. (File/The Post and Courier)

This weekend brings plenty of fall fun, including carnivals, pumpkin patches, haunted train rides and a scarecrow display. Among the festivities are the annual Follypalooza on Folly Beach, the Children’s Day Festival in Mount Pleasant and a pet-friendly Oktoberfest celebration in North Charleston. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 16-19” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 10-12

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The Lowcountry Paws & Claws Expo is Saturday at the Convention Center in North Charleston. (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Get out this weekend and visit a local pumpkin patch, stock up on bargain-priced books, or meet adoptable pets during the Pet Expo in North Charleston. Plus, in honor of National Fire Prevention Week, check out some free family safety events on Saturday (including fire truck displays). Keep reading to learn more about these and other weekend happenings. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 10-12” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 3-5

(File/The Post and Courier) Greek Orthodox youth dancers perform during a part Greek Festival. The Fall Greek Fest runs Oct. 3-5 downtown.

Greek Orthodox youth dancers perform during a past Greek Festival. The Fall Greek Fest runs Friday through Sunday downtown. (File/The Post and Courier)

Sample Greek, German and Latino culture this weekend without leaving the Lowcountry. The Fall Greek Fest, Charleston Oktoberfest and the Latin American Festival are all on tap this weekend, along with a host of other family-friendly activities including farmers markets, a fishing tourney, and a variety of races and fun runs. Plus, the MOJA Arts Festival comes to a close Sunday with a free finale at Hampton Park. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Oct. 3-5” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 26-28

The Moja Arts Festival runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5. On Saturday, check out Moja Heritage Day, a free event at Marion Square. (File/The Post and Courier)

The Moja Arts Festival runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5. On Saturday, check out Moja Heritage Day, a free event at Marion Square. (File/The Post and Courier)

Rain or shine, we’ve got ideas to keep the whole family busy this weekend, including the MOJA Arts Festival, a Gibbes Museum of Art celebration, and the Taste of Charleston. Keep reading for details on these and other weekend events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 26-28” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 19-21

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The Little Mozart Circus will take place Saturday at Marion Square. (Photo courtesy of Chamber Music Charleston)

Introduce your kids to a world of music during the Little Mozart Circus in Marion Square on Saturday. Other big weekend events include the annual Scottish Games, Food Truck Game Day, and the Carolina Green Fair. Keep reading to learn more about these and other family fun this weekend. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 19-21” »