CHARLESTON, SC - It is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Charleston as far as weather is concerned, which gives you even more reason to get out and enjoy these awesome events scheduled throughout the Lowcountry. From festivals to great causes, there is no shortage of events to keep you busy this weekend:
New Belgium's Clips Beer and Film Tour - October 15
The fun starts early this weekend as New Belgium Brewery brings its traveling Clips Beer & Film Tour to Marion Square on Thursday night. This free event brings together New Belgium's lineup of brews, local food truck fare, and fan-made short films in an effort to raise money for a local charity. For this tour stop, all beer proceeds will be donated to Charleston Moves. Beers will be available for purchase, with food available from Roti Rolls, D'Allesandro's Pizza and Cast Iron Food Truck. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with films beginning on a giant outdoor screen at 9 p.m.
Charleston Fall Greek Festival - October 16-18
After getting rained out two weeks ago, this biannual celebration of Greek heritage returns to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Charleston October 16-18. What better way to enjoy Greek culture than with gyros and baklava and delicious wines. While you eat, gather around the stage to check out live music and traditional Greek dances performed by members of the church and community. There will also be several vendors selling everything from clothing and jewelry to baked goods and arts. For more info, click here.
Carolina Surf Film Festival - October 16-17
It will be a celebration to the world of surfing this weekend at Brickhouse Plantation on James Island for the 2nd Annual Carolina Surf Film Festival. The two-day festival will showcase surf and water sports videos from around the world, with a panel of judges evaluating submissions for awards. Beer, food, and surfing vendors will be on site. There will also be live music, and a silent auction benefiting Surfer's Healing. For a run down of films at this year's festival, click here.
Kids can get a jump on Halloween and trick-or-treating at North Charleston's annual Harvest Festival. The street festival in Park Circle is Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4-8 p.m. It will feature live music, trick or treating, an artist market, ghost stories and costume contests for kids, adults and pets! East Montague Ave. will be shut down to foot traffic only between Virginia and Jenkins Avenues starting at 2 p.m.
The South Carolina Stingrays begin their hunt for the 2016 Kelly Cup Saturday night when they take on the Reading Royals at the North Charleston Coliseum. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. It will be a special night for all of Charleston, as the Stingrays honor the nine victims and three survivors of the Emanuel AME shooting by wearing "Charleston Strong" themed jerseys that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the families of the victims. Donations will also be accepted. The survivors, along with their families, will be in attendance for the Mother Emanuel AME Church Family Night, according to the team.
Rockers 4 Knockers - October 18
Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant is going pink Sunday for Rockers 4 Knockers, the annual fundraiser promoting breast cancer awareness through music. The event will feature 25 acts across five venues, with stages set up at Vickery's, Red's, RB's Seafood, Shem Creek Bar & Grill, and The Shelter. Country music star Keith Anderson is set to headline the event, hitting the Red's Ice House stage at 6 p.m. Tickets for the party are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets, click here.