Whirlin’ Waters goes to the dogs — literally

A pup plays at a past Dog Day Afternoon at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark.

I’ve never been shy about my adoration for my four-legged fur baby.

In my attempts to be a good puppy parent, I’m always looking for new things to do with my dog, so I was beyond excited to hear about Dog Day Afternoon.

Held noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston, Charleston County Park and Rec is inviting doggies to have their day. Big dogs are invited to paddle in the wave pool while the smaller dogs will likely be sticking to the kiddie pool area.

Note that this fourth annual event is for dogs only as the water park will officially close for the season to humans on Saturday.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10, $8 for Charleston County residents. Tickets are limited, so advance purchase is recommended.

Proofs of your dog’s current vaccinations are required for entry into the event.

Find out more by calling 795-4386 or going to www.ccprc.com.

I hope you’re ready to party!

The second-to-last Shaggin’ on the Cooper, put on by Charleston County Park and Rec, will be 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

Enjoy the scene at the Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., and the tunes provided by Coastrunner. A party and dance band, Coastrunner aims to get you out of your seat and on the dance floor.

Beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10, $8 for Charleston County residents. Only 800 tickets will be sold, so advance purchase is recommended.

For more info, call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com.

This monthly musical event is presented by Hanahan Recreation and Parks.

On Sunday, head out to Hanahan City Hall, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road, for a “traditional country and variety music open mike session,” so don’t forget to bring your instruments.

Hosted by The Talk of the Town band led by Larry Villa, this free event is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m.

For more info, call 225-5365.