Lowcountry Lowdown: March 15-17

Obviously, St. Patrick's Day is the biggest thing happening in the Lowcountry this weekend. If you're looking for ideas on where to go to get your green on, see the link below. However, there are still lots of other events taking place that don't require the drinking of green beer. Of course, we won't judge that either! So, if you're looking to get muddy, tap into your artistic side, get started on your spring gardening, see a K-9 demonstration or throw under wear onto the ice (yes, we said under wear), here's where you can!

10th Annual Terrace Film Festival

Date: Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th

Time: various

Location: Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy, James Island

Cost: $11

The film festival features a collection of local and international films over four days.  Check out their website for a full list of showings. And don’t miss out on Friday night!  It’s the premiere of Shovels & Rope: The Movie! This will be the first screening of the film based on Charleston’s American folk duo, Shovels & Rope. And, you could even win tickets to the Highwater festival they created and where they’ll be performing in April!

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23rd Annual Mount Pleasant ArtFest

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. .

Location: Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, 1218 Belk Dr., Mt. Pleasant

Cost: Free

Bring your family out for a day of music, dance and visual arts! This event includes various local and regional artists showcasing their work. But it’s also an event that encourages participation! Children are given oportunities to explore many art forms and create their own masterpieces. Admission, parking and even all the activities are free! Food and snacks will be available for purchase.


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Spring Native Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Charles Towne Landing parking lot, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Cost: Admission to sale is free

Shop a great selection of native plants and many hard-to-find species. The Spring Native Plant Sale is held by the South Carolina Native Plant Society. You’ll find colorful perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, ferns and edibles. You can check the plant list before you go by visiting the SCNPS website.


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Rugged Maniac 5 K Obstacle Course

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Boone Hall Plantation , 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant

Cost: $100 (after March 15) to participate, Free to spectate!

This event is described as 50 % festival and 50% mud run! Here’s more from the event host:

“Rugged Maniac is like recess for grown-ups, except our playground has a 3-story water slide, trampolines, and a fire jump, and there’s a huge festival right in the middle of everything with a DJ and plenty of beer! Sounds amazing, right?! ”

There is so much to do at this festival/run! It seems like watching people go through this obstacle course might be just as fun as running it! And whether you like to sleep in late or get an early start, you’ll find a race time that works for you.

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Police K-9 Demo at Summerville-Dorchester Museum

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Summerville-Dorchester Museum, 100 E. Doty Avenue, Summerville

Cost: $3

Come out and support the Summerville-Dorchester Museum AND see a really cool demonstration! Summerville officer Tara Burke and her K-9 partner, Apart,  will show off their skills and talk about the importance of K-9 units in keeping people safe.

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Stingrays Undie Sunday

Date: Sunday, March 17

Time: 3:05 p.m.

Location: North Charleston Coliseum

Cost: $15-33

The Stingrays take on the Florida Everblades and celebrate Cool Ray’s birthday!  He’ll be visited by friends from across the lowcountry. It’s also Undie Sunday. Fans are enourage to bring new, packaged underwear to toss onto the ice after the Rays first goal. The underwear will be collected and given to One80 Place. It’s also the final “Skate with the Rays” of the season. Bring your skates if you want to hit the ice!


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Tons of great St. Patrick's Day events around the Lowcountry