Family Fun: Weekend Events Aug. 30-Sept. 2


Wiener Dog Race at Joe Riley Stadium on Saturday.

It’s Labor Day weekend and there’s plenty to do around town with the kids. Pet lovers will enjoy seeing small pups race for the gold at Saturday’s Wiener Dog Race and reptile owners will be in heaven at this weekend’s Repticon. Plenty of outdoors fun to be had, too, so what are you waiting for?

Friday, August 30

  • Edisto Beach Music and Shag Festival
    Celebrate South Carolina’s state dance at this two-day festival featuring arts and craft vendors, food vendors, shag exhibitions, live music and more. Friday night will include a professional shag competition ( a perfect chance to show the kids what exactly the shag is) and the nonprofessionals will have their chance to compete on Saturday. It’s all happening at Bay Creek Park (located next to the Edisto Marina) on Edisto Beach. Kids under 13 get in free!

Saturday, August 31

  • Locally Grown on the Green
    For a day full of live music, don’t miss this all-day music showcase featuring eight South Carolina bands. Featuring performances by The Dunder Chiefs,The Mary Chasers, Danielle Howle, Shannon Vogt, Tyler Boone, The Black Iron Gathering, The Tarlatans and The Dubious Battles. Pack a cooler, some chairs and picnic blankets and head to Awendaw Green for the fun from 2-10 p.m.. A $10 donation will get you in and kids under 12 get in free with an adult.


    Last year’s Cooper River Challenge fishing tournament on the Mount Pleasant Pier/ Post and Courier

  •  Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament
    Take the kids for a day of fantastic fishing at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge on Charleston Harbor this weekend. This tournament features prizes that will be awarded for the largest fame fish catch in the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under) and Senior Angler (60+). On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. Price to enter is $13 or $10 with a Charleston County resident discount.
  •  Wiener Dog Race
    The kids will love watching an old fashioned weiner dog race at the Riverdogs stadium. Bring your pooch to participate — either in the race or the small dog costumer contest. Wiener winners will be invited to the RiverDogs game that evening. Food, rafflers, vendors and wiener T-shirts will be available for spectators. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the races kick off at 9 a.m.

Sunday, September 1

  • A bearded dragon.

    A bearded dragon. FILE/MATT SILFER/THE SUN NEWS

    Got a reptile lover on your hands? Take them out to the Omar Shrine Auditorium Saturday or Sunday this weekend for two days of exotic animal adventures. Featuring all things scaly, slimy, creepy and crawly, this reptile event will include vendors offering pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise. One-day tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

Monday, September 2

  •  Last RiverDogs Home Game
    Don’t miss your last chance to cheer on the RiverDogs at the Joe this season. The last home series ends Monday night as the team takes on the Rome Braves. Several attractions will mark the last home game including free parking Monday night, season finale fireworks and Last Supper with dollar hot dogs and dollar beers. Tickets start at $8. 
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Katie Hurst is the niche content editor at The Post and Courier, specifically working on Lowcountry Parent magazine. Though she’s not a mom yet, she has seven nieces and nephews and one mischievous puppy that keep her on her toes. On her blog, she’ll fill you in on the hottest headlines and local gossip you missed while you were busy parenting. She lives in West Ashley with her husband.