Columbia Friday Five // July 16th, 2021


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Happy Friday Columbia! Read below for our weekend picks around town! The J&W staff wishes you a wonderful weekend!

Steel Hands Brewing is bringing all the fun this weekend! Hit the Peach Truck Tour at Steel Hands Brewing today, Friday July 16th 12 - 1:30 pm. Pre Order your peaches & pecans or pick them up at the event! Watch your favorite college football players compete at the Steel Hands Training Camp. Local players will compete to benefit Camp Cole On Saturday 4:30 - 10 pm. Admission to both events is free of charge!

Watch a stellar light show at the SC State Museum’s Planetarium. Friday Night Laser Lights is tonight 6 - 11 pm. The CGI visually choreography lasers are sure to impress the kids! Tickets start at $8.

Enjoy some of Columbia’s best food and beer at the Fairground this Saturday for South Carolina Food Truck & Beer Festival! 30 of South Carolina top food trucks and 50 national and local craft beers will be in attendance. The festival goes from noon to 5 pm. Eat and drink all day long! Admission is $5.

Take a trip back in time at the 1940s Canteen Dance! Join the American Italian Military Society Saturday July 17th at American Legion Post No. 7 Hall in Lexington for a nostalgic night! Music and dacinging begins at 7 pm. Vintage dress is encouraged! Dance through the night so sit back and enjoy the 40s entertainment. Bring a photo of your WWII family member to add to the WWII Memory Table. Tickets about ahead of time are $10 while tickets at the door go for $20. All WWII Veterans are admitted free!  

Stop into the grand opening of Lotus Thai Dining located at 7546 Garners Ferry Road. The new restaurant features traditional Thai and Vietnamese like pad thai, pho and sushi. This is a great opportunity to support Asian American Business in our community!



Charleston Friday Five // July 16th, 2021

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Hello Friday! Welcome to the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun things happening around the Charleston area over the weekend. See the American Ballet Theater, the Barenaked Ladies in North Charleston, or celebrate national ice cream! Read on for our top picks of the weekend! Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a wonderful weekend! 

Take me out to the ball game! The Charleston RiverDogs play the Augusta Greenjackets tonight, Friday July 16th at 7:05 at the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. Tonight they will honor veterans with a fireworks show and encourage spectators to wear red, white and blue! Tickets start at $8. 

Catch the Barenaked Ladies at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center on July 16. Barenaked Ladies is a Candian rock band best known for the Big Bang Theory Theme song, ‘One Week, and ‘The Old Apartment’. This concert was rescheduled after their cancelling at Volvo Car Stadium July 2020 due to COVID.  See ticket information here.

Celebrate the five year anniversary of Two Blokes Brewing in Mount Pleasant. Food trucks, music and drinks will be there all weekend for the brewery's largest party yet! A brand new bottle is launching tonight with limited supply available! Two Blokes will be giving away beer glasses and swag all weekend! Admission is free.

The American Ballet Theater is on the road this summer stopping in eight cities including Charleston. ABT will be performing 7:30 pm July 17th at the Citadel’s Summerall Field. Admission is free, but an RSVP is recommended. Click here for more information

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day! Head to Nexton Square in Summerville for free ice cream at the Info Cottage!



Columbia Friday Five // July 9th, 2021

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Hello Friday! It’s time for this week’s edition of the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun things happening around the Columbia area over the weekend. No matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend!


The Columbia Fireflies play the Charleston Riverdogs in Columbia this weekend at Segra Park! Games started on Tuesday and continue through Sunday the 11th. Tickets start at $10.00 and parking is $5 (card only). This is a great way to get your family outside this weekend! Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring water because it is sure to be a hot one!



The ‘Ironic Cutcain: Art from the Coviet Underground’ exhibit opens today July 9th at the Columbia Museum of Art. Talk with the collector and artists behind the exhibit and take advantage of extended hours (10 am - 8 pm)! Plus this event is FREE! Reserve your spot online here!


Begin your day with yoga on Boyd Plaza outside the Columbia Museum of Art. Zsofia Jilling of Kudzu Yoga will be leading an all-level Vinyasa yoga session for museum members and non-members 9 am Saturday July 10th. Registration in advance is required to ensure physical distance. Guests must bring their own mat. This session is $15 for the public / $12 for members. Tickets and details can be found at


Did someone say all you can eat blue crabs! Southeast Crab Festival at Saluda Shoals Park is back on July 10th! Offering the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood, this festival brings Charleston to the Midlands. Festival goers get access to all you can eat fresh Blue Crabs, one side of Fish & Chips, Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family.


Head to EdVenture Children's Museum with your kids for interactive science to ignite everyone's passion for learning. Exhibit topics range from biology, anatomy, journalism to aerospace! Tickets start at $11.00. The museum is open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm. 



Charleston Friday Five // July 9th, 2021


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Happy Friday! It’s time for this week’s edition of the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun things happening around the Charleston area over the weekend. Spend some time stargazing, see the latest and greatest in boats and watersports, and more. As always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend! Stay cool in this July heat!


Kickoff the weekend with a beachfront concert at Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina! If you live in Mount Pleasant, this is for you! Bluegrass group New Ghost Town is headlining tonight, July 9th! The event goes from 5 to 9pm. Parking is free but tickets are limited! Get your tickets at


Visit the life-size Sistine Chapel downtown! The traveling art exhibit “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” is here for its first weekend at Festival Hall at 56 Beaufain St. The show features life size Michelangelo art projections like the “Creation of Adam” and others through September 26th. Note that the exhibit is only open Thursdays through Sundays. This event is family friendly with tickets starting at $19.00. Senior, Military and family passes are available at discounted rates!


Join New Muse Concerts and the Gibbs Museum of Art for art and music this Saturday and Sunday downtown. Watch art forms converge and experience Japanese woodlock art and the delicate sound of the violin. With music from Lyndia Chernicoff and Rondalso Rolim, you are sure to leave the museum inspired.  For more information go to


Join Bendy Brewski Yoga on July 10th in celebrating ten years of yoga and brews! Start the afternoon with yoga with Beth Cosi at Palmetto Brewing at 11 am, then hop on the trolley tour around Folly Beach. The trolley will stop at various breweries for discounted beer deals and food from Baker and Brewer. All stops are optional! Summer Passports are available for access to all anniversary events all summer long. Check out their Eventbrite page for tickets and details.


Calling all runners! The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park continues this Sunday, July 11th! This series has been awarded one of the top ten Charleston Signature Sports Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council; it’s an event you will not want to miss. Cheer on fellow Chalrestonians in the 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run to take place all day!



Friday Five // January 29th, 2021

Happy Friday! It’s time for this week’s edition of the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun things happening around the Charleston area over the weekend. Spend some time stargazing, see the latest and greatest in boats and watersports, and more. As always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend!

The Charleston Boat Show, now in its 41st year, takes place this weekend at the Charleston Area Convention Center. It may look a bit different this year, but it’s still on! See sport cruisers, motor and express yachts, sportfishing boats, center console fishing boats, bass boats, bowriders, deck and aluminum boats, ski and pontoon boats, runabouts, bay boats, shallow water flat skiff, and more from the region’s premier boat dealers. This is the perfect opportunity to come find your dream boat along with all the products and services you’ll need to support your coastal lifestyle. Come prepared to support the small businesses participating in this year’s show. There will also be live music and food vendors. Note that tickets for this event are available online only.

Start your Saturday off giving back to your community by participating in the Walk For SC Homeless 2021. This walk will help to raise funds for the designing and building of the family sleeping quarters at The Village of South Carolina Homeless Shelter. The family sleeping quarters allow married couples and their children to share a sleeping room without having to be separated. Registration for the walk is free, but you must pre-register. To do so, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the word “Pre-Register” as the subject. The walk starts promptly at 10am and will finish at 11am. Start/finish line is behind East Bay Deli in Downtown Charleston. Please bring posters that read “We Walk For the Homeless.” If you cannot walk but would like to help, you can make donations to assist with the building of the family sleeping quarters on the fundraiser’s GoFundMe page. 

Illuminated is back at The Woodlands Nature Reserve this Saturday evening. Watch the forest at the Woodlands come alive during this drive-up event that showcases an appreciation of nature and the great outdoors. Take an optional stroll through the illuminated majestic oaks and longleaf pines. Then watch the magic of laser projection and dynamic lights over Observation Lake. Purchase hot chocolate, popcorn, and s’mores to enjoy around multiple campfires while you listen to live music from Will McCranie. If you skipped dinner and would like some yummy food to enjoy before indulging in the snacks, food truck RikiQuito will be on hand as well. Admission is $15 per vehicle in advance or $20 per vehicle at the gate. If you plan an overnight stay in one of the Zun tent cabins, Casita Annie, or your own tent, admission to Illuminated is included.

Join the College of Charleston’s Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Program and ABC News 4 Chief Meteorologist Dave Williams at Fatty’s Beer Works this Saturday for the 2nd annual Atmospheric Science + Meteorology Day! If you have a child who’s curious about all things scientific—or even if you’re curious yourself!—this event is sure to inspire a lifelong love of science. Dave Williams will be on hand performing live weather experiments and demonstrating how the most accurate weather forecast in the Lowcountry is brought to you each day. CofC’’s Atmospheric Science Students will also conduct live interactive experiments that bring science to life right in front of your eyes. Fatty’s will be releasing new beers brewed with a high degree of science in honor of the event. Black Burger will also be there from 1pm until 6pm with delicious burgers and frito pie.

Fatty’s Beer Works is also hosting Space Night on Saturday night. Space Night is a fun followup event held in conjunction with the Atmospheric Science + Meteorology Day and features members of the Lowcountry Stargazers. There will be high intensity telescopes available for pristine night imaging and observing (while practicing physical distancing, of course). See the rings of Saturn or Jupiter’s many moons while listening to Fatty’s Fog Machine performing music. This is a free event.


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