Happy Friday, everyone! It’s the first day of March, which means spring is just around the corner. We can’t wait for these occasional warmer, sunnier days to stick around for good, but in the meantime, there’s lots of fun to be had in the Charleston area. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’re here with this week’s roundup of five fun events happening throughout the Lowcountry over the weekend. Go to a teddy bear picnic, celebrate the reopening of a beloved green space, sample some beer and barbeque, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents here at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend!
Friday evening marks a long-awaited grand re-opening in Summerville. The public is invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Hutchinson Square at 6pm to celebrate! Grab the family and come out for an evening of fun with live music, food trucks, and enjoyment of the restaurants and retail shops around the square. The event is free to attend. Presenting sponsors include The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, Ed Carter Appraisal Service, and Four Green Fields Gifts.
Come eat and drink the best Charleston has to offer at the Charleston Craft Beer and BBQ Festival. This event, featuring 20 Charleston area breweries, takes place on Saturday from 11am until 5pm at Bohemian Bull Tavern and Beer Garden. Your general admission ticket ($55 in advance, $60 at the door) includes unlimited tasting of craft beer and BBQ with sides. While you enjoy your libations, sway along to live music from Seitu Solomon and the Jaykob Kendrick Band. Please note that this event is strictly for ages 21 and up. No infants or children will be permitted to attend.
Calling all moms! Are you in need of a girls’ night out? Head down to the Charleston Area Convention Center Saturday night for the 6th annual Charleston Mom Prom, and “Let’s GLOW Crazy!” Charleston Mom Prom is a night out with the girls, filled with dancing, food, and fun. Throw on an old bridesmaid’s dress or get decked out in your brightest neon, and come ready to Glow Crazy while raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are now $60 and can be bought at the link above until 6pm on March 2nd.
What’s the best way to celebrate children? By having a day and festival dedicated exclusively to fun and learning, of course! Bring them out to the 31st Annual KidsFair Presented by MUSC Children’s Health, at the Gaillard Center this Sunday from 10am until 4pm. Kids get in free and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5 for adults, who must be accompanied by a child. KidsFair presents over 100 exciting educational, hands-on activities and exhibits for children and families to enjoy, including stages with great entertainment throughout the day. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with schools, local businesses, and organizations supporting children and families in the area. In its 31st year, KidsFair boasts an annual attendance of over 10,000 people and growing! Monday raised from the event goes back to support students, scholarships, and organizations in the community that share the KidsFair mission.
The Charleston Parks Conservancy invites you to attend the 10th annual Teddy Bear Picnic this Sunday from 1:30pm until 4pm. Children and their teddy bears will once again take over Hampton Park to enjoy musical entertainment, face painting, seed planting, crafts, and more. Admission and all activities are free, but advanced registration is encouraged. The popular Teddy Bear ER will be back, helping “injured” bears needing treatment and well bear checkups. New this year is a Teddy Bear Tea Party and an obstacle course geared toward older children who want to explore Hampton Park. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch, blankets, and chairs to enjoy an afternoon in the park. Food trucks will also have food available for purchase.