Celebrate Charleston's right to clean water at The Great Oyster Point Runoff (updated with photos)

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Update November 7: Despite some chilly weather on Saturday, a solid crowd came out to Colonial Lake to celebrate, sail, eat and drink at the first-ever Great Oyster Point Runoff hosted by the Charleston Waterkeeper.

Charleston Scene was on hand and snapped some fun photos of the boat parade and merriment that took place during the event. Check 'em out.

First reporting: On November 5th, the Colonial Common (Colonial Lake and Moultrie Playground) will be transformed into the site of a day-long festival, honoring and celebrating Charleston's right to clean, fishable, swimmable, and enjoyable waterways.

The Great Oyster Point Runoff is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series Event, presented nationally by Toyota in partnership with KEEN.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all are invited out to come out and enjoy a parade of boats, live music featuring Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution, the South Carolina Broadcasters, food from local food trucks, a beer garden, exhibits on clean water practices, kayak and canoe rentals and more.

Listed on the event's official Facebook invitation is a schedule of the day's events which includes times for an open paddle, Poseidon's Parade, the awards ceremony and more. Check it out.