With a closed bridge and some rather wet and muggy weather, it’s been sort of a rough week here in Charleston. Why not treat yourself to some weekend fun to make up for it? Check out our roundup of five fun events happening throughout the Lowcountry this weekend. Celebrate the royal wedding, check out a cultural festival, sample local beers, and more! Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy (and dry!) weekend.
Looking for a place to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle? Roadside Blooms will host A Royally Floral Affair Saturday morning. The wedding takes place in person early in the morning, but the shop will re-air the big event at 10am, serving light brunch bites and a mimosa bar. Learn how to create a floral adornment for your fanciest hat and design a petite garden-style arrangement inspired by Ms. Markle’s wedding bouquet. Come dressed as a wedding guest if you wish, bring your hat and your own bubbly for the mimosa bar, and Roadside Blooms will provide the rest. Register at the link above.
With definite rain in the forecast for Saturday, you might want to do something indoors with the kids but still get out of the house. Mellow Mushroom will be hosting their monthly Mellow Matinee this Saturday at their West Ashley location in Avondale. This month’s family-friendly feature is one of our favorites: Aladdin. Kids can enjoy $5 kids’ meals, while adults can order from the full menu and take advantage of $2 mimosas. As a fun extra, special guest Princess Jasmine from Glass Slipper Productions will join the fun!
If a little rain isn’t enough to keep you from raising money for a good cause, check out the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday. This event will be held rain or shine at James Island County Park. The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis gathering in the world, celebrating arthritis warriors and raising funds for research, resources, and a cure.
Beer lovers, unite! The seventh annual Charleston Beer Garden will be held rain or shine this Saturday with Carolina craft beer taking center stage. More than thirty breweries from North and South Carolina will be serving up over sixty craft beers, including IPAs, stouts, reds, and ciders. Festival-goers can enjoy the Yelp Beer Games, live music from The Dubplates and Sol Driven Train, samples from the Homebrewers’ Village, and shopping in the Vendor Village.
Unity of Charleston hosts the 12th Annual African Market and Festival this Sunday from 1pm until 4pm. A celebration of African culture, the African Market and Festival will include African art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, dancers, drummers, skin care, and more. A variety of vendors will be in attendance, and there will also be a silent auction. Come enjoy an authentic, delicious African meal including flavored peanut stew, fried fish, plantains, jollof rice, couscous, vegetarian specials, beverages, and more. This event is a fundraiser for the African Community Exchange (ACE) to benefit the Ann Sandell Independent School in Paynesville, Liberia. Proceeds enable boys and girls to attend school and gain an education to help them reach their full potential. Admission to the festival is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.