It’s Friday once again, which means it’s time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening around the Lowcountry this weekend. Do a little trick-or-treating, attend a royal ball, exercise your mind and body at once, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend!

The 2019 James Island Connector Run (JICR) takes place on Saturday morning, with races starting at 8:30am. The Connector Run provides runners and walkers with one of the most scenic race routes in the Southeast and one of the most challenging race courses in the Lowcountry. Overlooking the beautiful Ashley River and the historic downtown peninsula of Charleston, this 10K run and 5K run/walk goes across the James Island Connector. The post-race festival is held at Cannon Park and includes refreshments, music, a beer garden, and a kids’ zone. The top five male and female finishers for the 10K and 5K runs will receive cash awards.

Dress up your little witches, goblins, superheroes, and princesses and bring them to the Tanger Outlets in North Charleston for the Tanger SPOOKtacular! This free, family-friendly event takes place on Saturday from noon until 3pm. Children ages 12 and under can trick-or-treat while supplies last. There will also be Goblin Games, Cauldron Crafts, and a Family Costume Contest, which starts at 2pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Family Costume (one group winner), Top 3 Most Creative Kids’ Costumes (3 winners), and Top Dog Award (best dog costume). Look for decals on entrance doors of participating stores. Masks permitted for children ages 12 and under. 

Also taking place on Saturday afternoon is the Fall Festival at Mt. Pleasant Towne Center, sponsored by Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital and Veterinary Specialty Care. Celebrate the fall season with a day of family and pet-friendly festivities. A pet costume contest, presented by Hairy Winston Pet Boutique, will benefit the Charleston Animal Society. Contest registration begins at noon with a $10 fee for each pet. Register your furry friends for Best Duo, Most Topical/Trending, Best Homemade, Best Inanimate Object, and Funniest. Human friends can enjoy trick-or-treating, hula hooping, a photo booth with King & Fields Studio, live music featuring Logan and the Kidders and Bach to Rock, arts and crafts, face-painting, caricatures, bounce houses, balloon animals, and a meet and greet with Charlie the RiverDog. Refreshing cocktails will be available for purchase from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and beer and wine from Burton’s Grill. Food and sweets will also be available from Dave N Dubs Hot Dogs, Charleston Pops, Pure Fluff Co., Clean Eatz, King of Pops, Kona Ice, Miss Katie’s Sweets, and James Brown Famous Boiled Peanuts.

Join Charleston Country Parks, Healthy Tri-County, and Charleston County Public LIbrary this Sunday at Palmetto Islands County Park for the grand opening of Storywalk. Storywalk is a path where children of all ages can combine the joy of reading with a walk in the woods, exercising both mind and body at once! Join your hosts and celebrate the opening of this fun, interactive walk with crafts, jump castles, and more. Admission is free for this event with the cost of park admission. The grand opening event takes place from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday. 

You are cordially invited to Reservoir Hall in Hanahan this Sunday afternoon for an Enchanting Royal Ball, hosted by Curiouser Entertainment. On this enchanting afternoon, you’ll enjoy a magical, fall-theme fête with favorite characters like Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Arabian Princess, Beauty, the Little Mermaid, the Frog Princess, Maleficent, and other special guests. You and your child can roast marshmallows and make s’mores y the cozy fire pit; color and decorate at the craft table; eat yummy treats and snacks at the pink candy bar; take part in singing, dancing, and games led by the princesses; and lots more. Your regular $35 ticket includes entry into the event, a goodie bag for your child to take home, downloadable photos from a professional photographer, and all Royal Ball activities, including unlimited snacks and candy. VIP tickets are $45 and include everything in the regular ticket, plus early entry into the event, a special meet and greet and photos with the princesses, and a special gift for your child to keep. Every attendee over 12 months old requires a ticket for entry. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults must be accompanied by a child. 



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