Dollar Days: Steal away for a trip to the tropics
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Nothing screams summer like a trip to the water park.
And the largest one in the area, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston, just upped the ante by adding a third “extra value day” to the mix.
On Tropical Thursdays, the park is offering reduced rates of $10.99 (that’s $9 off general admission!), something they used to offer only after 3 p.m. In addition, Whirlin’ Waters will undergo a tropical transformation as island-style music fills the air, the staff wears Hawaiian attire and the park’s food and drinks also go tropical.
The Calypso Kitchen will serve island- and Caribbean-style foods, with a rotating menu featuring items such as sweet potato fries, Mojo burgers, Hawaiian pizza, Cuban sandwiches and jerk chicken wraps. Park-goers also will be able to purchase a variety of fruity, nonalcoholic drinks.
Whirlin’ Waters, along with Splash Island at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant and Splash Zone at James Island County Park, offers two other discount days: Military Mondays, during which all active-duty members, retirees and their dependents receive discounted admission on Mondays with a valid military ID; and Two for Tuesdays, featuring buy-one, get-one-free admission. Tropical Thursdays are offered at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark only.
For more information, go to www.splashparks.com or call 795-4386.
On Wednesday, Cinebarre and Freshfields Village keep things rolling with their outdoor movie series.
Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, will show “The Breakfast Club,” the ’80s cult classic written by the late, great John Hughes. Food, beverages and fun will be served up at 6 p.m., with the film starting at dark. The screening is free, but keep in mind the movie is rated R. Find out more by calling 216-2690 or going to cinebarre.com.
Starlight Cinemas at Freshfields Village keeps with family-friendly films with “King Fu Panda 2,” where pudgy panda Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon. The free movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment by silhouette artist, songwriter and storyteller Clay Rice will begin at 7:30 p.m. Freshfields Village is on Johns Island between Kiawah and Seabrook islands. For more info, go to www.FreshfieldsVillage.com.
Another Freshfields Village offering, this one 6-9 p.m. Friday, is the Music on the Green series.
This week’s free, family-friendly concert offers live music by the Coconut Groove Band, a four-man band that performs easy-listening, soul, island music, funk and blues. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. And don’t forget your blanket or chairs. Find out more at www.Fresh fieldsVillage.com.
Another Friday offering, this one 7-11 p.m., is the Moonlight Mixer at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.
Relax with a night of shagging to oldies and beach music, provided by DJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk, all while enjoying the ocean view and breeze.
Tickets are $10. Beverages will be available for purchase.
Find out more by calling 795-4386 or going to www.ccprc.com.
If you want to party, you can pick the park or the point.
Hosted by the town of Mount Pleasant and WEZL 103.5, Party in the Park offers attendees free live music from Lauren Alaina, Kip Moore and Brady Smith. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including offerings from the Firefly Cocktail Tent (proceeds benefit Windwood Family Services). Held at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park off Harry M. Hallman Boulevard, the fun begins at 6 p.m.
Find out more by calling 884-0025.
On Friday, Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series,” Party at the Point, serves up live music with a side of $2 draft (until it runs out) and drink specials from Cuervo and Captain Morgan. Held 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina on Patriots Point, this week’s musical entertainment will be provided by Sol Driven Train and Fowler’s Mustache. Tickets are $5-$7.
Find out more at www.CharlestonPartyAtThe Point.com.