Happy Friday! It’s one of the busiest weekends of the year in the Lowcountry, but there’s only room for five local events in the Friday Five. Attend a huge annual festival, hoof it over the bridge, participate in a crawfish-eating contest, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Join the Summerville Chamber of Commerce in the Chamber parking lot on Friday for Flowertown Friday Night. This block party is free and open to the public. Bring your folding chairs and enjoy live music, food trucks, and libations. Parking for Flowertown Friday Night is available in various lots after 5pm, including First National Bank of SC and the Dorchester County Offices. No pets or coolers, please!
This weekend marks the 46th year of the annual Flowertown Festival in Summerville! From Friday through Sunday, festival-goers take in the azaleas, wisteria, and dogwoods and enjoy all the festival has to offer. Shop with over 200 jury-selected artists and craftsmen; eat your way through delicious culinary samplings at The Taste; have fun with the little ones at the Children’s Jubilee, and more! Please note that pets, drones, and personal golf carts are not allowed at the festival.
Running and walking enthusiasts will gather at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge on Saturday morning for the Cooper River Bridge Run. The world-class 10K race begins at 8am, but participants should be in their assigned spots by 7am. Runners and those who just want to cheer them on are also invited to Finish Festival in Marion Square for entertainment, food, vendors, and souvenirs.
On Sunday afternoon, Sunshine Family Expos hosts the 4th Annual Lowcountry Kids Expo & Summer Camp Fair at the Gaillard Center. This free event takes place from 12-5pm and is a celebration of the best products, services, and entertainment for children and families. It features local businesses and resources that focus on education, health and wellness, safety, summer camps, special needs, childcare, entertainment, and other family-related topics. Kids will love the free bounce houses, face painting, reptile petting zoo, photo booth, bubble soccer, balloon animals, stage shows, and character meet and greets!
Head out to James Island County Park on Sunday from 12-6pm for the 27th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival. The festival brings Louisiana to the Lowcountry through live Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, a crawfish-eating contest, and more. Music acts include Shrimp City Slim, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. There will be a kids’ section with carnival rides, inflatable games, and carnival games all day and unlimited for $15 per child. Coolers, outside beverages, and pets are not permitted at the Cajun Festival.