It’s Friday once again, which means it’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening around the Lowcountry over the weekend. There is so much fun to be had in the greater Charleston area this weekend. Attend a few of Charleston’s most well-known and beloved yearly events, catch a free movie, watch some of the world’s best tennis, 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!
Take the family out on Friday night for Free Movie Night at Charles Towne Landing. Aquaman is the movie of choice for this free event. Bring cash for snacks and drinks if you so desire. The movie will be shown outdoors if the weather permits. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside Founders Hall.
Lace up your running shoes and get ready to Get Over It! This Saturday is the 42nd annual Cooper River Bridge Run, one of Charleston’s most popular and beloved events. Run, jog, or walk your way over the Ravenel Bridge in this well known 10K event. Be sure to grab your finisher medal as you cross the finish line, then head to Marion Square for the Finish Festival, featuring entertainment, vendors, food, souvenirs, refreshments, and lots of fun. Then spend your evening at one of the many after parties at participating bars and restaurants around town.
This weekend also marks the 47th Annual Flowertown Festival, the Summerville YMCA’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of visitors and residents flock to Summerville to take in the festival, complete with gorgeous pink azaleas, purple wisteria, and delicate white dogwoods; delicious local foods; arts and crafts vendors; and good old southern hospitality. Enjoy over 200 jury-selected artists from all over the country, yummy foods from local restaurants at The Taste, fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee, Farmer’s Market (Saturday and Sunday only), and Food Truck Friday. Admission and parking for this event are free.
The 28th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival takes place this Sunday from 12pm until 6pm at James Island County Park. The Lowcountry Cajun Festival brings Louisiana to the Lowcountry with a full day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids’ activities, and all around ragin’ Cajun fun. Some of the classics that will be served include alligator, jambalaya, andouille sausage, crawfish, and etouffee. There will also be seafood, Southern barbecue, and other traditional festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, and funnel cakes. No coolers, outside beverages, or pets are permitted at this event. General admission is $15. Gold Pass members and children 12 and under get in free.
Every spring, the Volvo Car Open welcomes close to 90,000 spectators and more than 100 of the best female athletes to Charleston to compete in the largest women’s-only event in North America. This nine-day event, packed with match-ups that will have you on the edge of your seat to see who will win the fight to the finish, wraps up this weekend. When the final ball is served on Sunday afternoon, a winner will rise from the field and be crowned the 2019 champion. The fun continues off the court with a variety of activities for all ages. From happy hours with live music to a two-day Family Weekend, theme nights, and food trucks the Volvo Car Open is fun for everyone. Visit the link above for more info and to purchase tickets.