Well, hello there, Friday! It’s the beginning of another weekend and time for another Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening in the Charleston area throughout the weekend. Kick off the weekend with a dancy party, sample some tasty burgers, enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a safe and happy weekend!
Kick off the weekend at the Mount Pleasant Pier with Friday Night Boogie from 7pm until 11pm. DJ Jim Bowers will spin a variety of oldies and beach music classics while you dance the night away on the pier. This event is for ages 21 and up only, and photo IDs are required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, but outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited. No pets are allowed at this event. Feel free to bring chairs, as seating is limited.
Fans of South Carolina Stingrays hockey will want to be at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday morning for Stingrays Fan Fest 2018. This free event, presented by Crews Chevrolet, begins at 10am and includes free parking as well. Expect a merchandise sale, the opportunity to select your seat for next season, a game-used equipment sale, and more. Rusty Bull Brewing Co. will be on hand with beverages, and Cici’s and Sabor CubaRican Cuisine will supply the food. There will also be kids’ activities like the inflatable slapshot and bounce house.
Satisfy your burger craving on Saturday at the Bands, Burgers, and Buds Burger Throwdown at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Some of your favorite Lowcountry chefs will battle it out in a live cooking competition to see who makes the best burger in town! Gate admission is $7, and those under 12 get in free. The event is ticket-based, with burger-tasting tickets for $2 each and other food and beverage tickets for $1 each. While you chow down, enjoy live music from Thomas Champagne and Friends, Moondog, and Folly Pirates Over 40.
If you’re staying closer to Summerville this weekend, check out the Knightsville Porch Jam at Knightsville General Store and Coffee House on Saturday for some good, old-fashioned fun. Remember a simpler time at this free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy some yummy food, sweet treats, and tasty beverages while you listen to live music, play giant Jenga, corn hole, or checkers, and catch up with your loved ones and neighbors.
For Sunday Funday, head out to Two Blokes Brewing for STEM on Tap: Summer, a fundraiser for the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative and the Charleston STEM Festival. This is a quarterly fundraiser designed to explore the STEM behind the brewing process and engage participants in STEM dialogue in a casual atmosphere. Costs include a souvenir pint glass and one beer. Pint glasses are available at the door for $15 cash or check.