It’s time once again for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of fun events happening throughout the Charleston area over the weekend. Play some cornhole, hear some reggae music, attend a festival or two, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Start the summer season off right with the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park on Friday evening. Reggae Nights feature traditional, old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. This weekend’s featured band is NDKA. Gates open at 7:30pm with music beginning an hour later. Bring your chairs or blankets and spread out with your food and beverages, which will be available for purchase. No outside coolers or alcohol are permitted. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up. Gold Pass members and children ages 12 and under get in free.
If you’re a fan of beachy drinks, delicious local food, and fun in general, check out the Charleston RumFest this Saturday evening at Memminger Auditorium. This event brings together global rum distilleries with Charleston’s top chefs to create one-of-a-kind paired cocktails and dishes. General admission is $45 and includes rum samples, five samples of Caribbean dishes, music, Drink the Plank, and a confetti prize cannon.
Celebrate the official start of summer at the Summer Solstice Party with Cruzan Rum. Head out to Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek Sunday afternoon for the party starting at 2pm. Jam to some live music inside by Jameson, Ellen Drive, Midnight City, and Saluda Shoals. Enjoy $8 Cruzan Summer Solstice bucket, delicious food, and tons of fun. You might even spot a dolphin or two playing in the creek at sunset!
Do you love cornhole? Do you love animals? How about food trucks? If you said yes to any of these, be sure to check out the Paws and Claws Cornhole Tournament at Patriots Point on Sunday from 11am until 4pm. Bring your dogs, or if you’ve been planning on adopting one, check out all the cutie-patooties on four legs that Pet Helpers has to offer. When it’s time for lunch, grab some yummy eats from Immortal Lobster or Brava Bowls. The cornhole tournament starts at noon and costs $10 to enter. Prizes include gift certificates and a cornhole board.
The Celadon Flea and Farmer’s Market is back this Sunday at the Celadon warehouse in North Charleston. The warehouse will be open from 10am until 2pm and features local vendors, artisans, crafters, makers, and farmers. Come hungry, because every market has a variety of food trucks, coffee, and sweet treats. This month’s food trucks are Semilla and BKeD SHoP. Live music will be provided by the Watts Brothers. Enjoy coffee from Broom Fox Coffee Truck, cotton candy by Spun Charleston, and fresh local produce from Legare Farms. 85+ vendors such as Chucktown Art, Island Haus Paperie, Beautifully Simple Soap, Capturing Charleston, Reflections African Jewelry, and many more will be on hand to show your their wares.