If you’re not attending High Water Festival this weekend, chances are you’re looking for something fun to do. Fear not—the Friday Five is here with five fun events happening around the Lowcountry this weekend. Pick some strawberries, catch a movie at a favorite pizza spot, try a new outdoor activity, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival takes place throughout this weekend at Boone Hall Plantation. Besides the requisite strawberry picking, there will be festival rides for all ages, a petting zoo, giant inflatables, costumed characters, live music, contests, and more. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 2-11, and free for children under the age of 2. Ride tickets are available for purchase. Check the link above for daily hours of operation.
Looking for something to do with the kids on Saturday morning? Head over to the Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley from 11am until 1pm for the monthly Mellow Matinee. This month’s feature is a long-time Disney favorite: The Lion King! Kids’ meals will be available for $5, and adults can enjoy $2 mimosas along with the regular full menu. This month’s Mellow Matinee will also feature free face-painting.
Before you head over to the matinee, why not have breakfast with beloved children’s book character Corduroy? Barnes & Noble on Rivers Avenue will host Corduroy’s Breakfast & Story Time from 10am until 11:30am. Gather in the cafe for breakfast and bear hugs from Corduroy, then enjoy story time in the childrens’ section, followed by a photo shoot (using your own camera) with the big bear himself.
If you love the great outdoors, or even if you just want to try outdoor activities for the first time, then Charleston Outdoor Fest is the place you want to be this weekend. This event takes place on Saturday and Sunday at James Island County Park. Find your perfect fit for fun and fitness: canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, and much more. Stroll around the vendor village and enjoy live music all day on both days.
The Mint Julep has been traditional official drink of the Kentucky Derby for almost an entire century. Leading up to the Derby (which takes place on May 5th this year), Garden & Gun Magazine and Rappahannock Oyster Bar are celebrating this iconic beverage with Mint Julep Month. Enjoy special edition Juleps all day, every day. In addition, Rappahannock has committed to participating in #strawlesssummer by ditching the plastic straws and replacing them with paper ones.