Make weekend plans with 5 Around Town

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The warmer temperatures this week may have you looking forward to some outdoor fun this weekend around the Lowcountry.  Here's a taste of things happening "Around Town" for you to check out.

Folly Gras

It's been feeling a bit like beach weather in the Lowcountry this week. This may be the perfect weekend to head to Folly Beach, and grab some before you go. Folly Beach puts on it's spin on Mardi Gras Saturday. The 7th annual Folly Gras takes over the Edge of America from 1-5 p.m. You can take in the food, games, and street bands performing. Don't miss the parade down Center Street starting at 2:00 p.m. For more, go to

LifePoint Race for Life

The 9th Annual LifePoint RACE FOR LIFE is Saturday with several races at James Island County Park. A 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. with a 1/2 Mile Fun Run and Walk at 9:05, and a 10K at 9:45. Registration for all the races is from 7:30 -8:45 a.m. on the day of the event. Proceeds from the Race for Life will send Team South Carolina to participate in the Donate Life Transplant Games this summer in Houston, Texas. Find out more about the run, CLICK HERE.


If you'd like to spend your spring and summer at the ballpark with the Charleston RiverDogs, head to the Joe Saturday for the annual Food and Beverage Job Fair. The Food and Beverage directors will be interviewing for gameday staffers to serve up the famous Beer Shakes and Peanut Butter & Pepper Jelly, Jalapeno Bacon Burgers! The job fair is at Joe Riley park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can get more information at


You can do some oyster shucking' for a good cause in Mount Pleasant Sunday. The Florence Crittenton Program of South Carolina is hosting its annual Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-off at Goldbug Island from 2-5 p.m. The event raises money for the organization to help young mothers and pregnant women. You'll find oysters and chili, live bluegrass music, plus face-painting and a jump castle for the kids. CLICK HERE to find out more about tickets.

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