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Jul 10, 2019

What to do in Charleston SC this weekend

Are you looking for something interesting and fun to do this weekend? We suggest an evening tour of historic Magnolia Cemetery. The cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Charleston and home to over 35,000 residents including authors and poets, artists, Confederate generals and soldiers, prominent politicians, bootleggers, prostitutes, and socialites. The 90-minute walking tours promise the best of Magnolia’s history, mystery, and spirits. You’ll hear startling stories such as an unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books. Bulldog tours offers tours at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. The tours are $29 for adults and $19 for children. These tours often sell out early so booking online in advance is recommended. Visit Bulldog Tours to schedule a tour

Jul 01, 2019

Where to view the fireworks in Charleston

Patriots Point - One of the best places to watch fireworks is from the land side celebration at Patriots Point. You can watch the fireworks for free from the grassy area next to the marsh. The event starts at 4 pm with kids activities, live music, and food and drinks for sale. The event is free with a $10 parking pass. The fireworks show will start around 9 pm. This is one of the most popular events in the Lowcountry so plan to arrive early before all the parking is full.

Riley Waterfront Park - Riley Waterfront Park is another great place to view the fireworks from Patriots Point for free. The park is directly across the river from Patriot’s Point so you will have an awesome view of the fireworks. The park does get crowded so arrive early to get a good spot.

Folly Beach - The annual 4th of July fireworks display is a holiday tradition on Folly Beach. At 9:20 pm, enjoy a spectacular firework display from 3rd block west on Folly Beach. Parking is free but just remember all 4 tires must be off the road and you must park with the flow of traffic.

Sullivan’s Island - The free celebration starts at 6 pm at J Marshall Stith Park on Sullivan’s Island. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy a live band play classic rock and beach music. The fireworks will begin around 9 pm. Arrive early to get a good spot and be advised that pets and alcohol are not allowed in the park.

Isle of Palms - Head over to Front Beach at the Isle of Palms for one of the best fireworks show in the area. Fireworks start after dark, parking is allowed in the municipal parking lots for $2 an hour.

Mt Pleasant Pier - The front section of the Mt Pleasant pier will be open to visitors for free fireworks viewing. Space is limited so plan to arrive early to get a good spot.

Sep 07, 2018

Where to view the fireworks in Charleston

Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep

Charleston Beach Sweep and River Sweep

The Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina's beaches and waterways. Thousands of volunteers clear trash from South Carolina beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps. For Charleston area locations, click below for more details.

Beyond the Big House Tour

Beyond Big House Tour

Step inside the back buildings and former work lots of Charleston's private houses during the Beyond the Big House Tour. Tour kitchens, carriage houses, slave dwellings and even churches that have survived to tell the stories of African Americans in early Charleston, their lives and immense contributions.

Shrimp on the Barbie Shrimp Festival

Shrimp on the Barbie Shrimp Festival

Shrimp on the Barbie is a family friendly event hosted at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Enjoy the breeze as it comes across the Charleston Harbor while listening to live music, sipping on beers and eating fabulous shrimp prepared several ways.

Sep 03, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 9/3 - 9/9

Charleston Restaurant Week

Charleston Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is a 12 day celebration that will begin on Wednesday, September 5 and run through Sunday, September 16. From fine to casual dining, over 100 participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts.

Charleston Beer Week

Charleston Beer Week

Charleston Beer Week celebrates Charleston’s craft beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass. Come out September 7th through the 15th and enjoy a wide variety of local craft beer brands with a wide variety of unique events.

Jul 29, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 7/30 - 8/5

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

The Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival is a three day event celebrating the legacy, history, culture and music of the Gullah/Geechee people. Attendees will experience craft demonstrations, performances and meet and greets.

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