Food, music and the outdoors: A weekend of Lowcountry events

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - This MLK weekend will feature a variety of activities from festivals, a duathlon race and celebrations all across the Lowcountry.

You can kick off the start of your weekend with the annual Taste of Folly celebration. On Friday, there will be a cocktail competition showcasing the beach’s best mixologist making tasty cocktails. Tickets for $25 in advance and $30 at the door. And on Saturday, “Savory Saturday” will be held on Center Street where you can enjoy the best dishes Folly establishments have to offer. Center Street will be closed on “Savory Saturday” at 7 a.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m. Advance admission is $10, and tickets are $10 at the door. Folly residents and children 12 and under are free. You can find out more information here and purchase tickets to both or either event.

The Black Ink Festival is taking place this weekend, January 12-14th. This year’s theme for the Book Festival is ‘Black to the Future.’ The festival celebrates Lowcountry Black authors and beyond and will feature a keynote address, panels and workshops. To donate or find out more about the festival agenda, you can click here to register to attend.

The Off-Road Duathlon in Mount Pleasant hosted by Charleston County Parks returns this Saturday. Endurance coach, Anne Moore, says this is a great event for beginners who are looking to venture into triathlons or other multi-sport races. This year’s duathlon features a three-part race. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is open to ages 14 and up. Participants ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. The race will be located at Laurel Hill County Park between Highway 17N and Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. If you’re attending the race and would like more information you can find it here.

The Black Food Truck Festival will host its Battle of the Bands at The Music Farm. Sunday’s event will include headliners such as Black Diamond Band and music from a variety of genres. Tickets are on sale now and the doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $30, and you can purchase your tickets online here, find vendor applications and more information on the festival.

Elisheva  Wimberly

Elisheva Wimberly

Elisheva joined the Live 5 News team in May 2022.