Budget-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston

  1. Flea-Esta!

Head over to 2221 Noisette Boulevard from 10-2 on Sunday, May 30 and shop tons of local artisans, local produce, enjoy food from food trucks, coffee, and FREE live music! Also, make sure you hit up my favorite bakery, Mabel Mae’s Bakery, who will be serving up all the sweet treats! This event will be happening every last Sunday of the month from May-August.

2. Hit up the Beach!

There’s really no better budget-friendly way to celebrate a holiday weekend than a day at the beach. If you go to Folly Beach, I highly recommend swinging by Baguette Magic on James Island and picking up a cruffin (if you get there early enough!) or the Recovery Baguette, which is only $9 and equally delicious and filling. Of course, the ultimate budget friendly way to enjoy a meal on the beach is by packing a picnic! If you do plan on heading to the beach this weekend, make sure to leave early on in the day to avoid lots of traffic!

3. Snag a Meal and a Brew at Workshop for Their Final Weekend

Workshop is shuttering its doors for good this coming Monday, May 31 so this weekend is your final opportunity to enjoy all that the beloved test kitchen/fancy food court concept has to offer! My personal favorite things to order at Workshop are the the chocolate babka from Blazing Star Cafe ($6 for a small loaf), the Chaat Papri Snack Plate ($10) and the Lahori Cholay with Puri ($16) from Ma’am Saab. Pair your meal with a brew from Edmund’s Oast Brewery. This weekend they are featuring a brand new beer selection – the Sour Sherbet, which is available both canned and on tap!

Lahori Cholay with Puri and a side of Masala Fries

4. Shop Local at the Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market

Head over to the Pour House on James Island and stock up on local produce, honey, freshly baked bread and other handmade goods. You can also enjoy FREE live music and enjoy food from food trucks. The Foxes Fried food truck will be there for the first time, as well as Micho and the Don Sazon food truck. You definitely don’t want to miss out on a farmers market on a beautiful holiday weekend!

I hope you all have the most fabulous long weekend and that you have the opportunity to get out and enjoy one of these fun activities with family and friends. If you happen to spot me at one of these, be sure to say hi! Happy Memorial Day Weekend, folks!

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