A glance at some of the weekend's best events the Lowcountry has to offer...
Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival
When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Where: Memorial Waterfront Park at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge
Info: The Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival has grown into such a recognized event that it has become a destination – spawning a week of activities centering on the shrimping industry.
Charleston Race Week
When: Friday, 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Where: Charleston Harbor, near the Battery
Info: Top skippers and sailors from around the world will descend on Charleston Harbor this weekend for Race Week 2011 – a three day regatta that promises to fill the sales of local businesses.
When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Riley Park
Info: The RiverDogs celebrate this weekend against the Rome Braves. Friday's game was sold out.
Canoe and Kayak Festival
When: 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Where: James Island County Park
Info: The event, now in its 21st year at James Island County Park near Charleston, opens on Friday and continues through the weekend.
76th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
When: Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets are sold between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: The vistors center at 375 Meeting Street.
Info: Friday's tour has already sold out. Tickets are $40 each, cash or check only.