Happy November, everyone! It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events going on throughout the Lowcountry this weekend. Learn through play, celebrate ancient culture, attend a food truck festival, and more! Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend.
Don’t miss the 47th Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall Plantation this Saturday from 9am until 5pm. This is an annual event that features something for everyone: athletics, music, dancing, culture, food, beverages, children’s games, a Border Collie demonstration, and more. Last year, more than 6,000 people from all over the world attended the games. Get there early, and expect to be wildly entertained all day long!
Bring the family out to Marion Square on Saturday for FAM JAM, a signature annual event brought to you by the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Come celebrate community and family togetherness and the power of play along with more than thirty community partners. Through live music, entertainment, and hands-on activities, families are encouraged to move and stretch their bodies, minds, and imaginations. This event takes place from 10am until 2pm and is free to all.
Take a drive out to Johns Island County Park from 11am until 5pm Saturday for Harvest Festival, a fun autumn event for the entire family. The festival will have live music from five local bluegrass bands, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, archery, and more. Enjoy delicious Southern fare like Carolina barbecue, kettle corn, and other delicious festival foods. Then head over to the crafters’ market to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.
Fans of food trucks will love the Charleston Battery Food Truck Festival at MUSC Health Stadium this Sunday from 11am until 6pm. This event will feature lots of local food, drinks, entertainment, and football on the Jumbotron. Food truck vendors include Cory’s Grilled Cheese, Holy City Waffles, Semilla, Holy Rolly Charleston, King of Pops, Greekin’ Out, Happy Thai, Booze Pops, and many, many more! Bring your lawn chairs, tents, blankets, tailgate games, and dogs on leashes, and enjoy a fun afternoon of delicious food and beverages with your nearest and dearest. Oh, and by the way, admission is free!
If you’re looking for a new way to keep (or get) fit, meet people, and learn something new, come out and meet the Charleston Hurling Club at Corrine Jones Park on Sunday morning. The club will host a Hurling 101 clinic for all—men, women, and youth—to learn about the national sport of Ireland. No prior experience or special gear is required. Simply wear athletic attire, bring a pair of running shoes or cleats and some water, and join in the fun! Stick around after the clinic to watch the experienced players battle it out in their Fall Pub League championship match.