What do you get when you mix sun, sand and sea with music, art and food? F-U-N!!! Come out this weekend to the annual Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival to hear great music, taste yummy treats and see art by local vendors. Go to http://www.wix.com/undertheoaks/seasand for all the details.
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One of Charleston’s most unique holiday events is our annual parade of boats! This year the parade will be held December 3rd. The parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5:00pm, Viewing from the Charleston peninsula begins at 6:30pm; Fireworks begin at approximately 6:45pm
You may participate in the parade by simply registering with the city, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights, and joining us on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year. The mid-point of the parade features a spectacular fireworks display shot from the harbor.
The parade begins at approximately 5:30PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, (after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River), at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway.
Captains and crews will be invited to the Captain’s Party at a date, time, and location to be announced. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place boats in both the power and sail categories, with the best-in-show award going to the highest scoring boat overall.
For those who also wish to attend the City of Charleston’s tree lighting ceremony in Marion Square on the same evening, there is ample time to get to the waterfront and enjoy both. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
The Scottish Games and Highland Gathering, featured each September at Boone Hall Plantation, is another one of the special events held at the plantation that makes Boone Hall one of the most unique venues in the Charleston, SC Lowcountry. It features a day packed full of various activities and events that has something for everyone – Scottish style. Whether you’re looking to experience Olympic type competition of the heavy athletics sporting events or the mastery of Scottish music, the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering will offer all you’re looking for and so much more.
The music featured at this annual gathering of Scottish family clans, is a truly unique experience. The music of over 25 bagpipe bands echoes through the plantation’s large oaks and across scenic marshes with sounds that are truly classical Scottish fare. There is Highland Dancing that dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries, Scottish Country Dancing & Fiddling, and Celtic rock bands dressed in kilts.
The Border Collie Demo features some of the most beautiful dogs in the world. The Border Collie was developed in the Border Country of Scotland, an area long known for its sheep industry. In fact, it has been said that without the Border Collie, there would be no sheep industry. Today, this breed of dog is known the world over for its intelligence and livestock-working ability.
There are Children’s games, loosely fashioned after the Heavy Athletics, and much more.
The visual experience of this event promises to leave an impression that will be long remembered. Last year, over 6,000 people from all over the world attended these games, put on for charity that benefits the Scottish Society Of Charleston.
If you’re traveling to the Charleston area on vacation and have brought your beloved furry friend with you, finding things to do where the WHOLE family is welcome can be a challenge. Beaches are an option provided that you check restrictions regarding hours when pets are / are not allowed and when they must be on leash. Most indoor attractions [museums, galleries, shops, etc] are not going to allow pets inside. There are some walking tours and boating tours that will allow you to bring a small pet [often leashed or in a carrier]. Did you know that Doin’ The Charleston Tours allows you to bring your small pet on our air-conditioned motorized bus tours of historic Charleston? That’s right, you don’t need to leave your furry baby in the hotel while you tour our beautiful Holy City. You can bring him/her with you on our bus! The two of you can sit back and learn all about our historic city with our local guide Marvin and his multi-media presentation while being driven around to the different historic sites.
Saturday, September 11, runners, walkers, health enthusiasts, and animal lovers will come out to show their support for Pet Helpers in honor of Leslie McCravy by either running or walking in Pet Helpers’ 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk. The race raised more than $17,000 in 2010, the inaugural year.
This year’s event will again be held on Folly Beach, and the Start/Finish Line will be at the Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier. Last year’s male overall winner with the time of 16:33 was ABC News 4’s own Weekend Meteorologist, Neville Miller, who also emceed the event with fellow Channel 4 Meteorologist, Dave Williams. Sopagna Eap of Johns Island won the women’s overall with a time of 17:38. Both Neville Miller and Dave Williams will be returning to emcee the race this year.Race applications can be found online at www.pethelpers.org and on www.active.com. Pet Helpers is also seeking sponsors, donors and volunteers to help make this year’s event successful. Sponsorship and donor information can also be found online at the Pet Helpers website.
As one of Charleston’s few pet-friendly tour companies, we love animals! We also love to enjoy an evening of food, cocktails, and festivities and help save the lives of countless homeless animals. The annual Furry Affair, held by the Charleston Animal Society at the Holliday Alumni Center, raises money to protect the creatures we love. The event takes place Sat. June 19 from 6-10 p.m.
The Charleston Animal Society is a non-profit organization serving as an open-admission animal shelter that relies on gifts and donations from individuals in the Charleston area. Their mission is to find responsible guardianship for animals along with educating and providing people with the proper means to raise their adopted pet.
The Furry Affair auction will include items of all interest: works donated by local artists, a vacation getaway, sports memorabilia, cooking lessons, spa packages, and much more. The $75 ticket includes beer, wine, and food from Tristan Restaurant. Guests can enjoy live and silent auctions, music, and cocktails, all while ensuring Fido, Spot, and Tabby find good homes.
For more info, go to http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/Page.aspx?pid=456