A summer weekend in the Lowcountry - you know that means two things: it's going to be hot, and there's a lot going on. Along with the regular farmer's markets, here's a few things to check out:
RALLY IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
This weekend will feature a rally against gun violence, just a week after the 3rd anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting. Folk singer, activist and Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame member Joan Baez will perform at tomorrow’s event on Marion Square, just a block from the church. The rally is tomorrow morning from 8:30 until 12:30.
GET THE BEST FISH HERE
This weekend, it’s the 69th annual Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue Benefit Fish Fry. Still just 5 dollars a plate, the Fry is under the big tin – the Fish Fry Shack on Hennessy from 5 until 8. You can buy your tickets today at the Fire Station, in Town Hall, at Shem Creek Seafood or nearby Harris Teeter locations.
WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY, PLUS POST GAME FIREWORKS
As the biggest sporting event in the world continues, the Charleston Battery is hosting another World Cup Watch Parties in the Three Lions Pub at MUSC Health Stadium. See the South Korea vs. Mexico match, and watch Germany play Sweden tomorrow morning starting at 11 as a warm-up to the Battery’s match, hosting Pittsburgh tomorrow night.
THE BIGGEST SALE OF THE WEEKEND
Today is the opening day of the Charleston Friends of the Library annual That Summer Book Sale. More than 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs will be available for as little as a dollar at the main library on Calhoun St. in downtown Charleston. The sale runs 9 to 5:30 today and tomorrow and 2-4 on Sunday.
PICK BLUEBERRIES, HELP KIDS
The 2018 blueberry picking season is here, and tomorrow Champney's on Rose Drive, just off Savannah Highway in Ravenel will host their 5th annual Berries for Babies. Tomorrow from 9 to 7, pick your own berries and 50% of the money you spend will be donated to MUSC's neonatal nurseries. Plus, the Cast Iron food truck will be there serving blueberry burgers and blueberry lemonade. Champeny's Farm is both stroller and wheelchair friendly.