Weekend should bring warm weather for events

Folly Beach (Tim Burnham/WCIV)

Don't waste this weekend's picture perfect weather! From the Sea and Sand Festival at Folly Beach to the Rice Festival in Colleton County, Lowcountry Leisure is keeping you in the know this weekend. So bring your friends and your family and experience all that the Lowcountry has to offer.

The Charleston Farmers Market provides locals and tourists alike with the area's freshest produce, cut flowers and plants. Stop by Marion Square in the heart of downtown Charleston every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Farmers Market runs through December 18.

In Walterboro, the Colleton County Rice Festival is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Saturday's 80+ degree forecast couldn't be better for the 21st Annual Sea and Sand Festival at Folly Beach. Rescheduled from last Saturday, the Sea and Sand street fest continues to be a popular pick for locals and features a 5K Fun Run and Walk.

There will also be a jump castle and inflatable obstacle course for the kids and displays by local artists. But, the biggest crowd pleaser is the entertainment lineup with live music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Sarah Cole and the Hawkes, James Justin & Co. and Mac Leaphart & My Ragged Company.

If you're downtown Saturday morning, be sure to stop by the Gibbes Museum of Art between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Community Day. Admission is free. Bring the whole family and enjoy art making activities and performances by The Three Dudes and Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Children's Choir.

Charleston is in for a sweet treat this weekend when the Charleston Ballet Theatre brings Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to life. Dance students ages 9 to 17 will sauter and sashay through performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The African Market will be at the Unity Church of Charleston on Leeds Avenue on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Experience African art, music, jewelry, food, dance and batik. All proceeds will go to a school in Liberia.