CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Craft beers, fishing on the pier, a race at the Joe, and the first triathlon of the season fill this weekend around the Lowcountry.
Dozens of Carolina craft beers will be on tap Saturday at Patriots Point for the 2018 Charleston Beer Garden.
The 21-and-older event includes 60 craft brews from 30 breweries from North and South Carolina. The pop-up beer garden will take over the Grove at Patriots Point from 12 to 7 p.m. In addition to drinks, the event also includes beer games, a homebrewers' village, and the vendor village.
General Admission is $25 in advance or $35 at the gate. Admission includes five beer tasting tickets and a commemorative mug. A brew pass for $75 includes early admission at 11:30 a.m., unlimited tastings from all the breweries. A designated driver ticket for $15 is also available. Click here for tickets and more information.
The Charleston RiverDogs are back home for a weekend homestand at Joe Riley Park.
The Columbia Fireflies will be in town for a four-game series. The series includes a Thirsty Thursday and Fireworks Friday. The ballpark opens at 5:26 p.m. for every weekday game until all lanes on I-526 are open on the Wando Bridge.
On Saturday, the RiverDogs will honor military service members. Anyone with a military ID can get up to four free tickets at box office. Characters from a galaxy far, far away will be at the Joe on Sunday for Star Wars Day. Single-game tickets can be purchased online. Find more information here.
Runners will race to home plate at Joe Riley Park for a RiverDogs 5K.
The 15th annual Run Charlie Run 5K starts at 4 p.m. at the stadium and the finish line is inside at home plate. The race benefits the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital.
Registration is $30 and includes the race, a ball cap, dinner and beer, and a ticket to Saturday night's game. Click here for more information.
Athletes will swim, bike, and run their way around James Island County Park on Sunday as the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series kicks off its 28th season.
The first in a five-race series begins Sunday at 7:15 a.m. The race includes a 600-yard swim in the lake, a 12-mile bike ride through the park, and finishes with a 5K run. Races in the series are also scheduled for June 17, July 8, July 29, and Aug. 12.
The race on Sunday also features a high school team competition for youth and high school students in the Charleston area.
On-site registration is open the Saturday prior to each race from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the James Island County Park Conference Center. Registration is $54 for each of the first four races. Discounts are available if you register for multiple races. Click here for more information.
Charleston County's summer fishing tournament series continues Saturday at the Folly Beach Pier.
The Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series includes four Saturday tournaments and "Take a Kid Fishing Day" on Folly Beach. Prizes for the May tournaments are given for the largest game fish catch and the total weight of five fish. Prizes are awarded in three categories: adult, women, and youth.
On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. and tournament runs from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration fees are $10 for anyone 13 and older, $9 for members of the military, and $8 for seniors and anyone 12 or younger. Click here for more details.
Kick off the weekend with your toes in the sand at another Party at the Point Friday night.
Local singer-songwriter Sadler Vaden and Tom Petty Tribute band, Holy City Heartbreakers will be performing from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.