It’s Friday once again, and there’s lots of fun to be had in the Charleston area! This week’s roundup of five fun events taking place in the Lowcountry includes gorgeous Chinese lanterns, a pet walk, a living-history event, and more. As always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a very happy and safe weekend!

Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality, starting this weekend at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Lights of Magnolia, a fully accessible walkthrough lights experience that’s fun for the whole family, is a nine-acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas, such as Shooting Starry Night, Dragon Walk, an Ostentation of Peacocks, and create unforgettable memories. Your ticket includes admission to Lights of Magnolia, parking at an off-site location, shuttle to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and the opportunity to purchase festival-exclusive merchandise and enjoy a nightly rotating selection of food trucks. This event takes place on Wednesdays through Sundays weekly through March 15th. 

Want to hang out with some super awesome, real-life superheroes? Bring the family to mason Preparatory School on Saturday from 10am until 1pm for Hanging with Heroes. Meet local firefighters and police, see firetrucks, police cars, and beyond. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with some favorite superheroes! In addition, there will be interactive activities, games, arts and crafts, food, local vendors, and more. Don’t miss this awesome family-friendly event hosted by Mason Preparatory School and Charleston Moms Blog. Get tickets ahead of time at the link above to avoid long lines and overcrowding.

This Saturday, you can join the Friends of Charles Towne Landing for Colonial Trades and Harvest Day, a living-history event that focuses on the diverse labor force of the early Carolina colony. From 10am until 4:30pm, attendees can interact with educators dressed in period clothing and learn about 17th century foodways, woodworking, timber-framing, fiber arts, dye production, the Indian trade, health-and-healing practices, and much more. Come see what life was like in the early settlement as the costumed interpreters prepare for a colonial winter at stations located inside the fortified area. Experiences will include colonial games, colonial foodways, and black powder demonstrations. 

Join the Charleston Animal Society at Riverfront Park on Saturday for Paws in the Park, a 5K run and walk to benefit Toby’s Medical Fun at Charleston Animal Society. Come out and run or walk for the animals and be their voice! This race is a family-friendly event for all skill levels. Complete the 5K, 5K with dogs, or ¼-mile petwalk for the animals, and then hang out with friends and pets while enjoying oysters, beer/cocktails, kids’ games, Hibachi Heroes, vendors, and more. The walk/run takes place at 9am, and the following festivities go on until 2pm. 

To show thanks for all the love and support they have received from the Charleston area community, King of Pops Charleston is putting on their first ever Field Day this Saturday. The event includes free popsicles, but most importantly, it’s a party for the community! The field day event will include games, face-painting, a bouncy house, goats to pet, balloons, a tie dye station, free pops, and more. Field Day takes place Saturday from noon until 3pm at Frothy Beard Brewing Company in West Ashley.




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