James Island County Park’s Reggae Nights series comes to a close this weekend
Allison Nugent – Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Once again we find ourselves with more options then there’s time for as our events calendar continues to overflow with inexpensive offerings.
From music to movies to special events, the hardest thing is to choose what you’ll attend.
Music on the Green
On Friday, we enter the final month of Freshfields Village’s summer concert series Music on the Green.
The free annual series will take place from 6-9 p.m. Fridays with the last show scheduled for Aug. 30.
This week, enjoy live music by the Travis Allison Band, which performs a variety of original material with choice cover tunes.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. Go to www.freshfieldsvillage.com for more.
Summer Coin Show
The Lowcountry Coin Club will be hosting a number of dealers and vendors during their Summer Coin Show, set to run Friday-Sunday at the Exchange Club Park Fairgrounds, 9850 Highway 78, in Ladson.
With tables overflowing with rare coins, common coins, old coins, new coins, coins from around the world, paper currency and collectables, you’re sure to find something of interest.
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, trade or just peruse, this free (with picture ID) event will have something for the whole family.
The show runs 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
For more, go to www.lowcountrycoinclub.com.
Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, on Wadmalaw Island again will be hosting its long-running series Sippin’ Saturdays on, you guessed it, Saturday.
From noon-4 p.m., enjoy live music by Joel Rush and food from Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ as you sip on tastings from the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin-House winery.
Tastings are $6 for six samples of 24 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5 for five wines. Patrons will receive a free glass during both tastings.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend an afternoon under the oaks. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. Coolers are not allowed.
Call 559-6867 or go to www.charlestonwine.com.
James Island County Park’s summer concert series Reggae Nights comes to a close Saturday with a performance by Mystic Vibrations.
The family-friendly show will begin at 8:30 p.m., with gates opening at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair as seating will not be provided.
Hungry concert-goers can purchase Caribbean-style dishes, pizza and other festival foods at the event. Crafters and other vendors will display local handmade crafts. Souvenirs will be available for purchase.
Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.
Mystic Vibrations is a four-piece rhythm section that began in Jamaica and has since traveled the U.S. performing. Made up of Andrew Whitaker (drums), Frank Mitchell (bass), Trescott James (keyboards and backing vocals) and Ric Williams (guitar and lead vocals), the group has two self-released studio albums and one live recording.
Tickets for the show are $8, with free entry for Gold Pass holders and those younger than age 12.
James Island County Park is at 871 Riverland Drive. For more information, go to www.ccprc.com/reggae.
Kick It at Bohicket
On Tuesday, consider checking out the weekly Kick It at Bohicket event, a free family fun night featuring music, a jump castle, face painting, and a variety of games and activities.
Sponsored by the Bohicket Merchants Association and the town of Seabrook, kids can get their face painted, enjoy the offerings from a balloon artist, play games and take a turn in the jump castle as the adults get out and shag to the beach music.
The event will be 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting) at Bohicket Marina and Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd., on Seabrook Island. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Marina restaurants and shops. Call 768-1280.
Kids’ Fish Tournament
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy during the day Wednesday, a great $5 option is the Kids’ Fish Tournament, a weekly event sponsored by the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association.
Children ages 5-13 can fish during two sessions, from 9-10 a.m. or from 10-11 a.m. (weather permitting), with prizes awarded in each age category for the biggest fish caught. The cost includes a pole and all the bait you can use.
Join the fun at Bohicket Marina and Market.
Local camps, residents and visitors are invited to attend Splash Day, an annual event that will feature a host of inflatable attractions, including a 27-foot Tropical Plunge.
The free event runs 10 a.m-2 p.m. Wednesday. All kids must remain supervised at all times and a special area will be set up for small children.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site.
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park is at 71 Harry Hallman Blvd. For more info, call 884-8517 or go to www.comeonovermp.com.
Fort Sumter National Monument invites the public to celebrate National Lighthouse Day with an open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, on the grounds of the U.S. Coast Guard Historic District at 1815 I’On Ave.
Explore the grounds, quarters cupola and boathouse; note that because of health and safety concerns the lighthouse interior will not be open.
In addition, visitors can pick up a free commemorative poster designed by Amelia Millar for the 50th anniversary of the lighthouse.
Displays on water safety and activities for children are planned at this free event.
Call 883-3123 or go to www.nps.gov.
Kiawah Sundown Fest
Yet another weekly event, this one at Night Heron Park on Kiawah Island, is the Kiawah Sundown Festival.
From 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, enjoy a live band, Southern lawn games and an inflatable bounce house. Night Heron Grill will be open extended hours.
Admission is free.
For more, call 768-6253 or go to www.kiawahresort.com.
Another event happening at Freshfields Village, this one on Wednesday, is the Starlight Cinema movie series.
A free outdoor screening of “Rise of the Guardians” begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Village Green. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
“Rise of the Guardians” features Jack Frost (Chris Pine), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and Santa, aka North, (Alec Baldwin) as the Immortal Guardians, who team up when Pitch (Jude Law) threatens the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world.