It’s Friday once again, and you know what that means! It’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events to look forward to over the weekend. Try some new foods, sing some well-loved songs, take your dog out for a swim, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!

Charleston Restaurant Week has begun and will be in full swing this weekend! From September 5th through September 16th, enjoy special menu items, promotions, and discounts at participating restaurants throughout the tri-county area. This is a great opportunity to try those restaurants you’ve been meaning to try or have been saving for a special occasion. For a full list of participating restaurants and specials, check the official website at the link above.

Spend some quality time with your pup this weekend with Dog Day Afternoon. Splash Island Waterpark and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark are going to the dogs on Saturday and Sunday…literally! Bring your dog to Splash Island on Saturday from 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm, or to Whirlin’ Waters on Sunday from 12-5pm, and let them swim, run, and play to their hearts’ content. Dogs do not have to be leashed once you’ve entered the park. Puppies under 6 months old are not allowed. All dogs should be up to date on vaccinations. Check the Charleston County Parks and Rec website for more rules and information.

What If? Productions and the Footlight Players have partnered to bring you a late night, one-of-a-kind event: Karaoke Smackdown! Each Smackdown has a theme that dictates what songs contestants will perform. This Saturday night, the theme is Movie Soundtracks. Audiences are strongly encouraged to dress accordingly for a costume contest at the end of the show. The event features eight contestants competing in two rounds of karaoke for cash, prizes, and the Karaoke Smackdown Champion title. Audience tickets are $10 each. Those interested in being a contestant can contact Grace Benigni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Purchase tickets and find more info at the link above.

If you love fried chicken as much as we do, you’re going to want to be at Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Saturday for the 2nd annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge. The event hosts local and regional restaurants competing to make the best, most delicious fried chicken in the area. Try yummy dishes from top chefs and restaurants and listen to live music. Bring your family, friends, and chairs or blankets, and spend the afternoon indulging in some of the best comfort food around!

Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy on Sunday from 11am until 2pm for a Jazz Brunch in Hampton Park. Bring your chairs and blankets, and enjoy jazz music from guitarist Duda Lucena while relaxing in Hampton Park. Local food trucks Roti Rolls, SOCU, Kay’s Southern Gourmet, and Notes Curbside Coffees will be on hand with food, beer, wine, and mimosas available for purchase. No outside coolers or pets allowed. Admission is $15 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free.




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