It’s almost kismet that the Sea and Sand Festival had to be postponed until this weekend. Now it coincides with the first farmers market of the year at Marion Square, letting us really relish in all that spring has to offer. Get out there and enjoy the sunshine, whether it’s watching the boat races, trying stand-up paddleboarding, or strolling Second Sunday. There’s also some indoor festivities to give your skin a break from all those rays.

Friday– How many times have you wished that you could combine your love of plants with drinking? Now you can at the Charleston Horticultural Society’s Garden of Gin, which highlights the plant elements of gin with yummy cocktail. 

Woolfe Street Playhouse is taking a page from Jimmy Fallon, and hosting a lip-sync tournament. 

The 24th Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival is here! After waiting a whole year and being postponed due to weather, it’s time to soak up the sun.

Are you a wino or maybe even a sommelier? Don’t miss Spaniard and winemaker Juan Gutierrez’s visit to Ted’s Butcher Block, featuring wine from Rioja and Spanish food.

They may not be Tier One Wild Hobo Tramp Clowns like Mr. Pitts, but Carnivalesque has the vaudeville routine down. Catch their first full-length Charleston performance complete with a burlesque show.

Snack on some popcorn while watching the selections from the Charleston International Film Festival.

Saturday Brick House Kitchen is hosting a slew of bands like Sun-Dried Vibes and TreeHouse! at the daylong reggae festival. 

The East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival runs all weekend long, and Saturday night is the Kayaking Social with food trucks and music by Flatt City.

The Downtown Farmers Market starts again this weekend. Be sure to stop by the Low Country Local First tent for cooking demos.

Did you dig the Dig South Fest? Catch Culturama, the Finale Party at the Alley with live music from Natural Child, Logan Venderlic, and Honeysmoke. 

The zombiepocalypse may be a ways off, but if you want to learn about how to survive on old-school military rations, the Powder Magazine has a colonial cooking demo that could come in handy when the undead take over.

Update your wardrobe and get some deals when you stop by the Lilla P trunk show at Utopia.

Head to the Music Farm for the finale party for the Charleston International Film Festival.

Sunday – Sunday might be a day of rest, but it can also be a day of service. Help our friends at Blue Bicycle Books move and be rewarded with pizza.

Would you go to extremes for revenge? It’s the last performance of Extremities.

Recovery Room is throwing themselves a very adult sixth Birthday Party. Do you know a six-year-old who would have a PBR art contest at their party?

Join the Hat Ladies for Second Sunday on King and show off your best millinery.

End your weekend watching the finale of Charleston Race Week, the largest regatta in the Western Hemisphere.