THE weekend is here.

The weekend forecast

Today: Morning showers, breezy. Lows (a.m.), mid-40s; Highs, low-60s.

Saturday: Sunny, breezy. Lows, low-50s; highs, mid-60s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, light winds. Lows, upper-40s; highs, low-70s.

Source: National Weather Service, Charleston

Something upwards of a quarter million people all told will be participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run, poking around crafts at the Flowertown Festival, following the bouncing ball at the Family Circle Cup, and digging into crawfish or dancing at the Lowcountry Cajun Festival.

And don't forget about the Charleston Bluegrass Festival; Shine, Shimmer and Shag; or the Garden Club of Charleston Walking Tour. Go to for all the happenings.

Here's what you need to know about three of the big four:

Flowertown Festival

WHAT: Arts and crafts booths, food, music.

WHEN AND WHERE: Noon-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Azalea Park, South Main Street, Summerville.

PRICE: Free. Free remote shuttles.


Family Circle Cup

WHAT: Women's Tennis Association tournament, final rounds.

WHEN AND WHERE: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.

PRICE: $10-$80. Box seats sold out.


Lowcountry Cajun Festival

WHAT: Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, children's activities.

WHEN AND WHERE: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive.

PRICE: $10. Free under 12 years old.