TGIF! It’s time for another brand new edition of the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening throughout the Charleston area this weekend. Sample beer, wine, and chocolate, stroll through romantic gardens with that special someone, take the family dog out for some pampering, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens invites you and that special person in your life to a Valentine Chocolate Walk through America’s oldest romantic-style garden. Your passport will guide you through country-themed stations throughout the gardens, where you will enjoy live music and sample sweets from around the world. String musicians will serenade couples as they stroll along and take in all the gardens and the Chocolate Walk have to offer. This event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 3pm and is free with paid garden admission ($20/adult, $10/age 6-12, 5 and under free).
Show the family dog some love at his/her very own event this Saturday at Magnolia Park and Community Garden in West Ashley. Valen-Dog’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your favorite furbabies that they hold a special place in your heart. Pamper them with a grooming salon, pet portraits, and more. Local food trucks Platia and Holy City Waffles will serve up delicious snacks while McKenna Andrews provides some live music. Beer and wine will be available for purchase (cash only) from MIX Bartending. Other features include a canine agility course and a Bark Boutique area. Eunoia Rescue and Bullies 2 the Rescue will be on hand as well. Admission is free for people and pups, but please register in advance so activities can be planned accordingly.
Wine lovers (and beer lovers too!) should check out the Charleston Winter Wine Fest this Saturday from 1pm until 5pm at Memminger Auditorium. This event features over 50 wines to be enjoyed, a selection of beer, and a DJ spinning tunes. Your $50 ticket includes entry into the event, entertainment, a souvenir acrylic wine glass, and all the wine and beer samples. Food will also be available for purchase. Please note that this event is for adults ages 21 and up only. No children, babies, or pets allowed. No outside food or beverages are allowed, but bottled water will be provided for free.
Grab your gal pals and head to Kaminsky’s on Sunday from 11am until 2pm for a Galentine’s Day Brunch. New Friends in Charleston in hosting this event at one of the sweetest places in Charleston. Stop in for some quiche, a mimosa, a specialty coffee, and some sweet treats, and mingle with some great ladies in the Charleston area. Bring your friends along or make some new ones!
“Once upon a time, three visitors came to Charleston and invited you to the most magical event, Enchanting Princess Storytime!” This Sunday afternoon, Curiouser Entertainment and 34 West Theater Company present Valentine’s Day-themed, interactive stories told by Rapunzel, The Magical Nanny, and a surprise guest. Children will receive one-on-one time with each character for a meet and greet, and a professional photographer will be on hand to capture each special moment. Popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets include entry into the event, a goodie bag for each child to take home, and downloadable photos taken at the event. Get your tickets for $15 online or $20 at the door. Children 12 months and younger do not require a ticket.