Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 12-14

Summerville Christmas Parade

The annual Summerville Christmas Parade will bring holiday cheer to the streets of downtown Summerville on Sunday. (File/The Post and Courier)

If you love a parade, you’re in luck this weekend: There are no fewer than five holiday-themed processions planned throughout the Lowcountry. And that’s just a taste of the many events going on Friday through Sunday. We’ve hit some of the highlights here. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 12-14” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 5-7

The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Charleston is one of several free or low-cost events going on this weekend around the Lowcountry. (File/The Post and Courier)

The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Charleston is one of several free or low-cost events going on this weekend around the Lowcountry. (File/The Post and Courier)

For all the joys of the holidays and the season of giving, we know this time of year can be tough on a family’s budget. With that in mind, we’ve highlighted some free or low-cost events and programs going on this weekend — from breakfast with Santa to holiday plays and parades — plus, a link to a free-parking voucher for some downtown Charleston garages. May your days be merry and bright. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Dec. 5-7” »

Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 28-30

Santa will be making appearances around the Lowcountry this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Santa will be making appearances around the Lowcountry this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! As we head into the winter holidays, there are plenty of events to get you in the spirit of the season. Among this weekend’s choices: Visit with Santa, take in a light show, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride, ice skate with “Frozen” characters, shop at a holiday market, or witness the annual Folly Beach Christmas tree lighting. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Family Fun: Weekend Events Nov. 28-30” »

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

Holiday Festival of Lights

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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Photo courtesy of Dreamstime

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

2008 Town of Mount Pleasant Children's Day Festival

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” »