It’s Friday once again, which means it’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening this weekend in the Lowcountry. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, check out an arts festival, take part in a Navy Week celebration, and more. As always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Don your best green outfit and celebrate all weekend long at Tommy Condon's St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, the biggest St. Paddy’s Day celebration in Charleston. The party starts on Friday and continues until Monday. Doors open at 9am Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and the party will continue until 2am each night. There will be live music all day, all weekend, featuring Judson McKinney, Kevin Church, and headliners The Bograts. The Charleston Pipe Band will also be on hand for a special performance on Saturday leading up to the yearly countdown to St. Paddy’s Day at midnight on Saturday. Enjoy a special St. Patrick’s Day menu and the coldest beer in town.
Head to Historic Downtown Summerville on Saturday for the third annual St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Square from 10:30am until 6pm. Test your luck with classic outdoor games, or just sit back and enjoy some live entertainment in the recently reopened Hutchinson Square. Check out all the local merchants, who will be celebrating the day in their own special way. Be sure to arrive early so you can participate in the Shamrock Scavenger Hunt. One thousand shamrocks will be hidden throughout stores in the square and on Short Central. On the back of the shamrocks will be a number. Check back at the link above all day long to see if your shamrock has a lucky winning number! Food and drink specials will be offered all day at Homegrown Brewhouse, Oak Road Brewery, Montreux Bar and Grill, The Icehouse, and O’Lacy’s Pub.
The 23rd annual Mount Pleasant ArtFest takes takes place at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre on Saturday from 11am until 3pm. Local music, dance, and visual arts studios offer stunning performances by some of the area’s most talented individuals and groups. The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild will also present a juried art show. All activities and performances are free of charge. Browse exhibits from your favorite Towne Centre shops and restaurants like Carolina Gourmet, Hairy Winston Pet Boutique, Burtons Grill, TCBY, Southern Living Store, and European Wax Center. Food and snacks will be available for purchase from Dave N Dubs Hot Dogs, Holy City Homemade Italian Ice, Trolly Dolly Treats, Clean Eatz, James Brown Famous Boiled Peanuts, King of Pops, Kona Ice, and Miss Katie’s Sweets. Admission, parking, and activities are all free!
Join the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry in celebrating women’s history at the Rebel Girls Celebration this Saturday from 9am until 11am. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is a book that reinvents fairy tales and inspires girls (and boys!) with the stories of 100 extraordinary women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Bring your little rebel girl or rebel boy and join the party with a meet-and-greet with some Rebel Girl characters from the book and some of Charleston’s own rebel girls, including leading ladies from the Society of Women Engineers, Blackbaud, Lou Hammond Group, Ohm Radio, Lowcountry High Rollers, ABC News 4, and Kindred at Home Physical Therapy. Characters from the book will include Anne Bonny, Madame CJ Walker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Corrie Ten Boom, Sonya Sotomayor, and more. Admission to the event is $8 for CML members and $15 for non-members. Infants under a year old are free. Click the link above to learn more and register for this awesome event.
Also on Saturday, this historic USS Yorktown aircraft carrier will host sailors from more than a half-dozen different Navy programs for Navy Day at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Activities and guests will include the History and Heritage Command discussing Charleston naval history; the USS Constitution sailors and equipment; meteorological and oceanographic commend; Navy medicine personnel; Navy recruitment, and more. The event starts at 10am and lasts until 3pm and is included with general admissions. Former and active sailors get in free of charge. Navy Day at Patriots Point is part of Charleston Navy Week, organized by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) and designed to give Americans the opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity.