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” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 12-14

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The Charleston Watersports Expo runs Friday through Sunday at the Maritime Center. (File/The Post and Courier)

There’s something for every taste this weekend, whether you enjoy water sports, ukulele music, circus arts, theater, or even (kid-friendly) opera. Deals include free admission to the Children’s Museum on Friday and a free movie at Wannamaker Park on Saturday. Keep reading to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 12-14” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 5-7

Be Fit, Charleston! is set for Saturday at Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley. (Photo courtesy of Charleston County Parks & Rec)

Be Fit,Charleston! is set for Saturday at Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley. (Photo courtesy of Charleston County Parks & Rec)

Get active with your family in scenic surroundings during Be Fit, Charleston, a fall festival and farmers market in West Ashley on Saturday. Read on for details, and to get the scoop on other weekend events… Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Sept. 5-7” »

Family Fun: Weekend events Aug. 29-31

(File/The Post and Courier) A Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off is planned for Saturday in downtown Charleston.

A Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off is planned for Saturday in downtown Charleston. (File/The Post and Courier)

Jazz takes center stage in North Charleston this weekend, with the Lowcountry Jazz Festival at the coliseum and a “Jazz on the River” fund-raising concert at Riverfront Park. If beach music is more your style, check out the Beach Music & Shag Fest at Edisto Beach. Foodies can head downtown to sample local chefs’ preparations of a classic Lowcountry dish during a Shrimp & Grits cook-off. “Frozen” fans can catch a free showing of the hit Disney movie on Friday in Summerville. Read on to learn more about these and other weekend events. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend events Aug. 29-31” »