Welcome to our Lighten Up Charleston web site! We all know that this country is facing an epidemic of obesity, a major factor of poor health in America. We developed this tool to help you discover the wonderful healthy options that surround you in our community.
Our goal as a community is to lose 100,000 lbs. and we can do it! I encourage you to join today!
Charleston Farmers Market
8AM to 2PM
Located in Marion Square at the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the CFM is open each Saturday, from April to December, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with select Sundays during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Holiday Magic in December. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers and growers,offering a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Charleston Farmers Market.
Riverdogs Run Forrest Run 5K
J.P. Riley, Jr. Park
4PM to 6PM
Lace up your running shoes and head to “The Joe” for the 11th Annual RiverDogs Run Forrest Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports.The course begins in front of “The Joe” and finishes at home plate where you will be greeted by RiverDogs players and Charlie T. RiverDogs himself.Enjoy the pre-game awards ceremony during the post-race dinner provided by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Kids 3 and under are free. Riverdogs Run Forrest Run 5k .
Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market
645 Coleman Blvd
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is a family-friendly event and has become a gathering place for locals. It features the best of the Lowcountry food and farm products. Savor a fresh meal by one of our irresistible food vendors while enjoying live music. Children will find fun activities, face painting or balloon shapes at the Kid’s Corner. Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. from April through October. Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market.