Each Friday, Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company is proud to present the Friday Five, a roundup of five events happening throughout the Lowcountry over the weekend. There’s always fun to be had in Charleston and its surrounding areas! Attend a St. Patrick’s Day block party, learn about “rebel girls”, help clean up the marsh, and more. Whatever you choose to do, our staff and agents wish you a very safe and happy weekend!
Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day two weekends in a row? You’re in luck! The 15th annual St. Paddy’s Day Block Party and Parade will take place this Saturday in Park Circle. Start the day with a parade at noon, then make your way to the block party on East Montague between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue. Enjoy live music on three stages; food and frosty beverages from local vendors and food trucks; arts and crafts vendors; a kids’ zone with inflatables, face painting, and other hands-on activities; and mechanical bull riding for the adventurous at heart!
March is Women’s History Month, and the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is observing it with a Rebel Girls Celebration on Saturday from 9am to 11am. Inspired by the book Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, which reinvents fairy tales and inspires girls and boys with the stories of 100 extraordinary women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Bring the kids to meet some of the Rebel Girls from the book (including Frieda Khalo and Julia Child) as well as a few of Charleston’s own Rebel Girls like Joan Robinson Berry from Boeing South Carolina, Chef Lauren from WildFlour Pastry, local architects from Liollio Architecture, The Lowcountry Highrollers and more.
If you’re interested in helping to keep the Lowcountry beautiful, join the Charleston Waterkeeper, Keep Charleston Beautiful, Lowcountry Land Trust, Frothy Beard Brewing Company, and Lowcountry Marsh Sweepers as they team up for the Ashley River Marsh Sweep at Northbridge Park on Sunday from 10am until 12pm. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and close-toed shoes or boots. Cleanup materials will be provided. After the cleanup, head over to Frothy Beard Brewing Company, which will donate a portion of each pint sold to support efforts to protect, preserve, and beautiful the Lowcountry.
It’s Second Sunday on King Street again this weekend! Spend your Sunday afternoon on America’s most unique “main street,” enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes, and shopping of King Street. From 1pm until 5pm, King Street will be closed to vehicle traffic so locals and tourists alike can stroll the street and check out the many dining and shopping options. Make sure to stop by Kittsona King St. for a dog Adoption Meet and Greet, hosted by Sinbad-Sadie Second Chance Rescue. Download the voucher for two hours of free parking here.
Also on Sunday, the Homeless to Hope Fund and Solutions for the Greater Good will host the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert at the Gaillard Center. Join Charlton Singleton, Quiana Parler, Heather Rice, Lowcountry Voices, and Mayor John Tecklenburg for an evening of inspirational performances to help alleviate homelessness and increase affordable housing. The concert is coordinated by the Mayors' Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing in collaboration with the Mayors from Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville. 100% of proceeds support the Homeless to Hope Fund.