Oyster festival, boat show and carriage rides: Things to this weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - From oyster season here in the Lowcountry to the anticipated Charleston Boat Show, there are several events you can enjoy this weekend.

The Charleston Boat Show opens this weekend, and tickets are on sale online.

You can experience over 85 different boat brands and 130 exhibitors this year at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex. This year will also feature family activities, face painting, music and a local food truck. This includes everything from powerboats, cruisers, yachts, ski boats and many more. The event has something for everyone’s taste and budget. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children four-12 and $10 for seniors and the military.

Palmetto Carriage Works will host its annual “locals ride free” day this Saturday.

Charleston-area residents can enjoy a free carriage tour with proof of residency in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester counties. Tours will run from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Palmetto Carriage Works urge riders to come early as carriages fill up quickly.

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival presented by Toadfish will be held on Sunday at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.

Some festival spotlights will be live music on the main stage from headliner Radio Bomb featuring some members of the Blue Dogs, Uncle Mingo and the East Coast Party Band. Enjoy live entertainment, along with a selection of beers, a children’s area with bouncy houses, a climbing wall, cookie decorating and a “Food Court” showcasing local restaurants. General admission tickets are $23 and are available for purchase online.

Elisheva  Wimberly

Elisheva Wimberly

Elisheva joined the Live 5 News team in May 2022.