Celebrate the Weekend Nov. 9 – 11

It's time to celebrate the weekend! Lowcountry traditions come alive with events catered to historic Charleston dishes and treats. Veterans are honored for their service. The holidays are in full swing with a massive light show kickoff, and is it possible to get fit, and enjoy sweet tea? Here are five ways you can enjoy your weekend ahead!

Holiday Festival of Lights

DATE:  Friday, November 9
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
LOCATION: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, James Island
COST: Starts at $20 per car of up to 15 riders

The Holiday Festival of Lights is making it’s grand return today! This Lowcountry holiday tradition features millions of lights crafted into beautiful pieces and provides the perfect view for a drive. This experience encourages group outings or even an intimate date as there is a set price per car beginning at up to 15 riders! The Festival of Lights will be around all season long until January 1st.

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Shrmp and Grits Festival

DATE:  Saturday, November 10
TIME: 12 – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Joe Riley Park
COST: Advance: $20 Day of Event: $25

The Charleston Riverdogs are inviting you to get a big taste of a Lowcountry treat! The Shrimp and Grits Festival is back, serving up different styles of the beloved dish. And there will be other vendors on hand with other delicious food and drink choices. Aside from the great food, there will also be live music to keep the party going strong.

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DATE:  Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10
TIME: varies
LOCATION: Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
COST: varies

If you ever find yourself completely immersed with even the slightest bit of interest with books, and great stories, YALLFest is a perfect opportunity to dig into that. YALLFest is a young adult book festival which features authors of all different kind of genres and fun community activities (lip syncing anyone??). The festival kicks off Friday afternoon with the finale event taking place on Saturday.


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Sweet Tea Half Marathon

DATE: Saturday, November 10
TIME: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Historic Downtown Summerville
COST: starts at $50

The self-proclaimed home of the infamous southern delicacy, sweet tea is hosting a “Sweet Tea Half Marathon!” Whether you’re up for taking on the full 13 miles, or a comfortable six miles, both races begin in historic downtown Summerville and take you on the Sawmill Branch Trail. You’ll get to see some of Summerville’s lovely neighborhoods before finishing back in historic downtown. Race proceeds will benefit the Summerville Fire and Police benevolent fund and Dorchester County EMS.

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Veterans Honored at Patriots Point

DATE: Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11
TIME: varies
LOCATION: Patriots Point
COST: free admission for veterans

Honoring those who have served our country. Patriots Point will be open for veterans with free admission to their facility. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been designated as an official Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day 2018 by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee. The offer is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation. Free admission is limited to the veteran only. Parking is $5.

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