Searching for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further, because the Friday Five is here! It’s our weekly roundup of fun events happening around the Charleston area throughout the weekend. Catch an outdoor family movie, enjoy two cultural festivals, celebrate Oktoberfest, and more. Whatever you choose to do, as always, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a safe and happy weekend!
Bring the whole family to Corrine Jones Park in downtown Charleston on Friday evening for family movie night, featuring Disney + Pixar’s Coco. Beginning at 6pm, the Charleston Parks Conservancy and Lambda Theta Phi present an evening full of Latin-themed activities, a Salsa lesson, free popcorn, and games. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from El Pincho Taco Miracle’s Tasty Express. The film will begin around 7:15pm. The event is free for all to attend, but prior registration is appreciated.
Join the staff and agents from Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company this weekend at the Victory Cup. This event, taking place on Friday and Saturday, has it all: polo, hot air balloons, fashion, food, and drinks. On Friday, enjoy hot air balloon glow and tethered rides, food vendors, bars, and live music from ’80s cover band The Spazmatics. Saturday will feature a polo match, more hot air balloon rides, and a farm-to-table dinner with the polo players. This event is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Get your passes in advance to ensure admission.
Star Wars-loving families will want to be at the Main Library downtown Saturday from 11am until 2pm for Star Wars Reads Day. Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and Stormtroopers will invade the library for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Bring your camera for photo opps, participate in a costume contest, watch Solo: A Star Wars Story, hear the CSO perform some Star Wars tunes, create a craft, test your trivia knowledge, hear a story, and enjoy Star Wars treats. Members of the Carolina Garrison chapter of the 501st Legion will be dressed in lifelike Star Wars gear for the event.
Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and rhythms of Latin America on Sunday at the 27th annual Latin American Festival. The event takes place at Wannamaker County Park from 12pm until 6pm. Delight in live Salsa and Merengue music, authentic food and crafts, and plenty of family-friendly activities, including a salsa dance contest. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students (with a valid student ID). Kids 12 and under and Gold Pass members enjoy free admission. Outside food, alcohol, coolers, and pets are prohibited at this event.
Head to Gene’s Haufbrau on Sunday from 12-7pm for their 18th Annual Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy seasonal beers, traditional German fare, great music, and loads of fun. Hans Schmidt German Band will go on at noon followed by Bender Funk at 3pm. Admission is $5 at the door and benefits Pet Helpers.