It’s that time again! Time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of fun events happening in the Charleston area throughout the weekend. Take in a legendary ballgame, do the official state dance by the river, see an outdoor movie, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Take the family out to the ballgame on Friday evening for the third annual Legends in the South Yankees vs. Braves Alumni Game. Legends from each team, including Braves alumni Ryan Klesko and Steve Avery, will battle it out to at Joe Riley Park to benefit the Campaign for MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Game time is 6:35pm, and gates open at 4pm for batting practice. An autograph session will be held after the game on a first come, first served basis.
Piccolo Spoleto is wrapping up this weekend, so grab your chairs, blankets, and bug spray, and head out to Hampton Park on Saturday evening for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Finale. The finale begins at 5pm and features free local entertainment, including hip-hop artist Matt Monday, bluegrass act The Lowhills, and vocalist Zandrina Dunning.
Put on your shaggin’ shoes and get down to the Mount Pleasant Pier Saturday for Shaggin’ on the Cooper! “Let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars.” The Coppertones will provide the music this week, and there will be food and beverages available for purchase. Chairs are welcome, but pets, outside coolers, food, and alcohol are not. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.
Wannamaker Movie Night is back for the summer! On the second Saturday evening of each month this summer, Charleston residents and visitors are invited to Wannamaker Park in North Charleston for a movie night under the stars. This Saturday’s selection is The Lion King, which will begin just after sunset. Movie nights are free with regular park admission. No outside food, alcohol, or coolers are permitted. Pets are allowed as long as they are leashed at all times.
This Sunday is Second Sunday on King Street, a monthly event where King Street is closed to vehicle traffic from Calhoun to Broad and open to those on foot. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, socializing, and strolling down King Street. Second Sundays always include lots of delicious food and beverages, great sales, new product launches, and usually some independent musical entertainment. Click here to download your free two-hour parking voucher for the event.