It’s time once again for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun things to do in the Charleston area over the weekend. Even though we’re still practicing social/physical distancing, there’s still a lot of fun to be had in the Lowcountry. Learn about a 300-year-old Charleston tradition, catch a drive-in movie, attend a dinosaur tea party, 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 safe and happy weekend!

Indigo Reef Brewing Company is hosting a Sweetgrass Basket Making event this Saturday from 10am until noon. Join in to learn about the 300-year history behind Charleston’s traditional sweetgrass baskets and learn how to make your own. Jennifaye Singleton of Geechee Handmade Sweetgrass Baskets will teach you all about this fine art as well as Gullah Geechee history. This two-hour class costs $50 and includes all the materials you need to make your own basket, as well as your first beer, wine, or cider. 

Skip & Sully, a members-only indoor playground and parents’ social club in Mt. Pleasant, is hosting a Tea-Rex Tea Party this Saturday from 11am until noon. Bring your little ones to do the dinosaur stomp, make dino fossils, and enjoy dinosaur-themed snacks at a beautifully decorated tea party table. This event has limited seating of eight children due to social distancing procedures. Advance ticket purchase is required at a cost of $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Playtime at the indoor playground before and after the event is included in this experience. 

Join the Harbour Club at WestEdge Saturday evening for Tiki Night: A Night in the Islands. From 5pm until 9pm, enjoy a complimentary welcome glass of Harbour Punch and live music performed by local steel drummer and vocalist Seitu Solomon Steelpan and husband-and-wife duo Octopus Ink. Craft bartenders will serve up tiki-themed libations at the cash bar, and curated delicious island-inspired dishes will be available as well. Come prepared for a great time of dancing, imbibing, and mingling. Sanitation standards will be upheld, and the Harbour Club asks that everyone maintain social distancing during the event. 

Head to Patriots Point on Saturday night to experience the Holy City Drive-In, the only waterfront movie experience in the country. Experience past blockbuster hits, cold beverages, and snacks with the beautiful Charleston Harbor and skyline serving as an inspiring backdrop. This Saturday, bring the entire family and enjoy a showing of what is arguably one of the greatest movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz. In-vehicle and lawn tickets are available, but act fast before the showing sells out! Advance tickets can be purchased at the link above.

Salty Feet Run Club is hosting a 1,000 Miles Across America Fundraiser Run beginning this Sunday. The upcoming school year will be challenging, to say the least, so Salty Feet Run Club wants to help you empower children and get them active with this family-focused virtual 5K. Participants of all ages will run a total of three miles from August 22nd to August 30th to receive a t-shirt, dog tag, and special prizes. Register your family at the link above ($25 for the first participant, $15 for each subsequent participant); join the event’s Facebook Group to participate in challenges and win prizes for your kiddos; receive your care package in the mail complete with t-shirt, dog tag medal, and special prizes; run your 5K; and log your miles. If participants run a collective 1,000 miles during the race period, $1,000 will be donated to The Childhood Cancer Project. So get your running shoes on and get the whole family out there! 


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