It’s Friday once again, which means it’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening in the Lowcountry this weekend. Chow down on some wings, take in a family-friendly movie in the park, crawl King Street dressed as your favorite Game of Thrones character, and more. No matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
On Friday evening from 8pm until 11pm, join the Summerville Parks & Recreation Department at Gahagan Park for their first free outdoor Movies in the Park night of the season. This family-friendly event sponsored by Summerville Medical Center is perfect for everyone, so grab your blankets and/or chairs and join in the fun! This week’s movie is Incredibles 2 and will start at dusk. Grab some food and treats from Miracles Tasty Express, Palmetto Sun Kettle Corn, and Kool Katz Italian Ice and kick off the weekend with a little relaxation and fun for the whole family.
If you love chicken wings, the Visitor Center Bus Shed is the place to be this Friday evening from 7pm until 10pm for Lowcountry Wingapalooza. Pay one admission price and eat chicken wings from some of the Charleston area’s finest poultry-preparing establishments, including Burton’s Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dog and Duck Family Pubs, Two Keys Tavern, Bitsnbytes Food Truck, Smoke BBQ, Charleston Beer Works, and more. Your ticket includes entrance to the event, a sampling of each wing restaurant in attendance, and the ability to vote for your favorite. Enjoy wings, vendors, live music, ice cold beer, and cocktails (alcohol sold separately). This event is family-friendly and open to all ages. Get your tickets in advance for $22 or at the door for $27.
Runners of all ages will have a ball this Saturday at the Exchange Park in Ladson at the Insane Inflatable 5K, a fun and dynamic 5K with 11 of the world’s largest custom inflatable obstacles ever created. The course will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more. Even those who aren’t regular runners will love this 5K fun run! New this year, kids ages 5 to 11 can run, jump, and slide their way through their own 1-mile Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run course. Find more info and register at the link above.
Brace yourselves—a bar crawl is coming! Whether you support the Starks, the Targaryens, the Lannisters, or you just “drink and know things,” The Brick is the place to be this Saturday to check in for the Crawl of Thrones, a King Street bar crawl with a Game of Thrones theme. Rally your bannermen and women and don your best GoT costume (not required). Check in between 3pm and 6pm at The Brick to pick up your scorecards and swag, then crawl to the other participating bars at your own pace, enjoying drink specials and getting your card marked at each bar. Note: drinking is not required to participate, especially for designated drivers! Simply show up to each spot and have your scorecard marked. Check the link above for tickets and more information.
Start your Sunday Funday off right with Sunday Brunch in Hampton Park from 11am until 2pm, hosted by Charleston Parks Conservancy. Bring your chairs and blankets and relax at the newly renovated Rose Pavilion while you enjoy bluegrass music by The Bluestone Ramblers. Local food trucks Kickin’ Chicken, Holy City Waffles, and The Pita Stroller will have delicious food available while Independent Grounds Coffee House supplies the coffee and MIX Bartending serves up beer, wine, and mimosas. Please note that coolers and pets are not allowed at this event. Get your tickets in advance for $10 or at the door for $15. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.