CHARLESTON, SC - Still searching for things to get out and do around Charleston this weekend? Well our friends at The Southern Weekend have rounded up seven events that are sure to please:
17th Annual James Island Connector Run - Saturday, October 24
The annual event returns Saturday at 8:30 a.m., sending walkers, runners and bikers on a 5K - or 10K for the more adventurous - across the James Island Connector. The race starts at Cannon Park in downtown Charleston, and takes runners all the way to the end of the Connector with 10K participants making the trek back on foot/bike. A Post-Race Party will be held at Cannon Park, complete with beer, food and a live band.
Charleston Record Expo - Saturday, October 24
This one is for the folks who still treasure the authentic sound of music that can only be attained through vinyl. Monster Music is throwing its 10th Charleston Record Expo Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vinyl record dealers from around the Southeast will be in attendance selling sweet throwback records and other music merchandise. Plus, the event is free to attend.
Follypalooza - Saturday, October 24
Folly Beach will once again shut down Center Street for its 8th Annual Follypalooza celebration! The festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will line the street with food and beer vendors, live music from local artists, kids activities and much more. Free to attend, there will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, with proceeds going towards helping local cancer patients. Saturday is shaping up to be a beautiful day, so what better way to spend it than along the Edge of America?
Charleston Mac Off - Saturday, October 24
Do you love mac and cheese? Of course you do! Celebrate this Southern comfort food at the 6th Annual Charleston Mac Off on Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Grove at Patriots Point. Taste mac and cheese from 25 local restaurants and caterers, and vote for who deserves the title of Best Mac and Cheese in Charleston. While you are filling up on cheesy goodness, enjoy music from Banana Pancakes and Bootless. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. For more info, click here.
Lipton Be More Tea Festival - Saturday, October 24
Riverfront Park in North Charleston will be packed with live music from big name musicians and plenty of tea to go around for the Lipton Be More Tea Festival. The fun gets underway at 1:30 p.m., with bands like St. Lucia, Walk The Moon, The Roots, and Passion Pit set to hit the stage later in the evening. This is a free show, but to get tickets you've got to listen for radio remote giveaways throughout the Holy City. For more info on how to get tickets, click here.
Revelry Brewing's 1 Year Anniversary Party - Sunday, October 25
Hard to believe it has only been one year since Revelry opened its doors and began slinging tasty brews all across Charleston. To celebrate the achievement, Revelry Brewing will throw a 1 Year Anniversary Block Party Sunday at the brewery located at 10 Conroy Street beginning at 12 p.m. The "SausageFest" will feature meats from Edmund's Oast, Home Team BBQ, Ted's Butcherblock and more. There will also be live music from Sunflowers & Sin and Pick & Roll. Tickets for the shin-dig are $10, with all proceeds going to the Green Heart Project.
Thanks, Joe! - Sunday, October 25
The end of an era is upon us! Get out to Brittlebank Park Sunday to help celebrate Mayor Joe Riley's 40 years of leadership in Charleston. The event begins with free family fun at Brittlebank Park from 3 to 7 p.m., complete with live music across multiple stages, food vendors, and plenty of activities for the kids like magic shows, juggling, storytelling and more. The party will move into Joe Riley Park at 7 p.m., where Edwin McCain, the Mother Emanuel AME Gospel Choir, Seth G, and others will take the stage for a night of music. And be sure to stick around for the fireworks! Tickets for the event inside Joe Riley Park are $5. Mayor Riley will be in attendance throughout the day so you can personally say, "Thanks, Joe!"