Busy weekend brings dogs, birds, music and more

Sunday Best will perform at Party at the Point along with Old You and Annilese Morelli om Friday.

Flipping through the pages of this issue, one thing will be immediately apparent: This weekend is jam packed with events. Seriously, the calendar is positively overflowing. So, I’m not going to waste anymore ink on an intro and just dive right in.

Hosted by Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, Yappy Hour will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

You and your four-legged fur baby can enjoy an evening of socializing, live music and more at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive.

Held in the off-leash dog park, owners can enjoy live music by Rawberry Jam and sip on adult beverages (available for purchase on-site) while their dogs run around and play. Remember that pets must be leashed outside the dog park.

Admission is free with the $1 gate charge. Outside coolers and alcohol are prohibited. Call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com.

This month’s Third Thursday event in downtown Summerville is all about birds and sweet tea.

The Summerville Restaurant Association will be holding the second annual Sweet Tea Festival, where area restaurants will be offering tastings of their tea as well as menu specialties. The purchase of a $5 commemorative mug will get you unlimited tastes of all the teas.

Also featured is the unveiling of the third sculpture in the BIRDS project, a collaborative effort by the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, Sculpture in the South and Summerville DREAM.

The white-breasted nuthatch will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m.

Other happenings include art and merchant booths, live music by Mule Burger and Busker, classic cars on display, events and specials at local shops and restaurants, and more.

The free event runs 5-8 p.m. Go to www.summervilledream.org.

Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series” is half-way through its new fall series.

The outdoor event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, as is valet parking for $5.

This week’s show will feature Old You with Sunday Best and Annilese Morelli.

Go to www.CharlestonPartyAtThePoint.com.

Friday will see another music event: the final Moonlight Mixer.

Making it even more special, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will help kick off the three-day 40 Years of Folly celebration.

Held at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, the Moonlight Mixer will feature DJ Jim Bowers.

Gates open at 7 p.m. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site with food available from Locklear’s Beach City Grill.

Tickets are $10, or $8 for Charleston County residents, and advance purchase is recommended as tickets are limited. Call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com.

Irvin-House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island has extended its Sippin’ Saturday series into the fall.

From noon-4 p.m., enjoy live music by Kristi Starr and Gary Hewitt and food by Tomato Shed Cafe and Dulce Truck 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.

Irvin-House Vineyards is at 6775 Bears Bluff Road. Call 559-6867 or go to www.charlestonwine.com.

Set for noon-6 p.m. Sunday at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, the Carolina Green Fair is all about offering conservation education through fun and inventive demonstrations, interactive play and music.

Celebrate “being green” while enjoying beer, food, music and artisans. No coolers, outside food or beverages are permitted.

The event is free with the $1 park admission. Go to www.ccprc.com or call 795-4386.