TGIF! It’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events taking place in the Charleston area this weekend. Participate in a walk and talk tour, experience a unique outdoor movie event, attend a fall festival, and more. As always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend!
Anyone who’s interested in the history, lore, architecture, gardens, and beauty of Charleston will be thrilled by The Fall Tours, an ongoing seasonal event brought to you by the Preservation Society of Charleston. Fall is the perfect season to fall in love with our beautiful city all over again, and these amazing and informative tours will inspire you to do just that. Visit the Preservation Society’s website to see all their offerings. This weekend’s tour topics include the Charleston Justice Journey Walk and Talk; South of Broad Piazzas, Porches, and Gardens; the ABCs of Architecture Walk and Talk; Charleston Well-Preserved; and the Battery Piazzas, Porches, and Gardens. Get your tickets now as there is a limited daily capacity. No interiors are included in these tours. Face masks and social distancing are required, and there will be sanitation stations at each property.
October 9th is World Egg Day, so there’s no better time to celebrate the rescheduled Park Pets Doggie Easter Egg Hunt than this weekend! This community celebration is hosted by Park Pets, Sesame Burgers and Beer, DIG in the Park, and Old Hat Vintage. Bring your well-behaved pups on a leash and make sure they have up-to-date rabies tags or certification. Every egg found during the hunt contains a treat or prize for you and your dog. Prizes include gift certificates and other goodies donated by Park Circle Businesses. The event takes place at Park Pets from 10am until 12pm and will be held rain or shine. Admission is $10 per dog. Get your tickets at the link above!
Start your Saturday off on a relaxed, balanced note with Firefly Yoga, a 45-minute outdoor yoga class at Firefly Distillery at Park Circle. This gentle yoga class led by Reagan Sobel is meant for yogis of all levels and is sure to ground you, connect you, and invite calmness and transformation into your life. Social distancing protocols will be in place with mats spaced six or more feet apart. Bring your yoga mat or purchase on onsite for $15. After yoga, stay awhile and enjoy Firefly’s new Park Circle location with live music, food trucks, fun tasting, and the best vodka in town. The class is $10 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the link above.
Also on Saturday, Knightsville General Store and Country Cafe will host its 4th Annual Fall Festival from 11am until 7pm. Fox Ridge Farms Petting Zoo will be at the event, as well as Noble Crest Farm with horse and pony rides. Play lots of fun games, and shop local arts and craft vendors as well. You’ll use tickets to access the petting zoo (2 tickets), pony rides (4 tickets), games (1 ticket each), popcorn (2 tickets), and cotton candy (3 tickets). Ticket prices are $1 each, 11 for $10, or 23 for $20. There will be no refunds for unused tickets, and they may only be used on the listed items.
Experience a drive-in movie experience like no other this weekend with Drive-In The Woods at Woodlands Nature Reserve. This outdoor movie experience takes place on a 6,000-acre reserve that combines the serenity of the outdoors with a spaced-out, safe, and appropriately distanced evening under the stars. Arrive early and enjoy the slightly cooler fall evenings as you enjoy pre-movie live music, hike the reserve, and soak up some sun. When dusk arrives, two full-length features will come to life each night on a 60’x30’ screen in a grassy field flanked by trees. Every Friday and Saturday in October, Drive-In the Woods will have food trucks and vendors onsite as well. Bring your coolers, blankets, and chairs and settle in to watch a film or two with HD audio and FM transmission. Gates open at 5pm with live music until 7pm. The earlier family-friendly feature (PG/PG-13) begins at 7pm, and the late show (rated R) begins at 9:30pm. Tickets are $40 per vehicle for up to four people and are limited to 150 cars. Double feature passes are $60. Check the link above for this weekend’s featured films.