Things to do in Charleston (2024)

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Jun 19, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Juneteenth Freedom Day


Juneteenth Freedom Day

What: Juneteenth Freedom Day
When: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
How Much: General Admission Required


Join Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in a celebration of Juneteenth. From cooking demonstrations to storytelling sessions and gospel performances, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with various activities throughout the day on Saturday, June 22. In partnership with the esteemed Slave Dwelling Project, this all-day celebration will be included with Garden Admission, offering a unique and educational experience for attendees.



Jun 19, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Reggae Nights Summer Concerts


Reggae Nights Summer Concerts

What: Reggae Nights Summer Concerts
When: Friday, June 21, 2024
Where: James Island County Park
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Band: Rastacoustic
How Much: Advanced Tickets $20 / Onsite $30


The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park features traditional old-school roots reggae with a new-school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. It’s Irie.



Jun 18, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Music on the Green


Music on the Green

What: Music on the Green
When: Friday, June 21, 2024
Where: Freshfields Village
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Band: Loose Chain
How Much: Free


Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more!



Jun 18, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Wine on the Piazza


Wine on the Piazza

What: Wine on the Piazza
When: Thurday, June 20, 2024
Where: Edmonston-Alston House
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
How Much: $30


Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for a special evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.



Jun 17, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Yogafest


Yoga Fest

What: Yoga Fest
When: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Where: James Island County Park
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
How Much: $30


As the sun reaches its zenith in the sky, it's time to gather and celebrate the magic of summer, community, and the great outdoors with friends and family. Guests will enjoy a performance by AcroCharlestonSC and live Reggae music by Mystic Vibrations.



Jun 17, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Isle of Palms Farmers Market


Isle of Palms Farmers Market

What: Isle of Palms Farmers Market
When: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Where: 24 28th Avenue, Isle of Palms
Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
How Much: Free


The market will feature fresh produce, food vendors, live music and more! Join us every third Thursday from June through October from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 24 28th Avenue. Parking is available on site.



Jun 16, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Juneteeenth at Middleton Place


Juneteenth at Middleton Place

What: Juneteenth Celebration
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Where: Middleton Place
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
How Much: Included with General Admission


June 19th is a national day of commemoration in the United States, Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth.” It was on this date in 1865 that the Union Army officially occupied the state of Texas ending one of the last bastions of slavery in the United States. In addition to regular educational programming, screenings of the award-winning documentary Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place and special first-person presentations will be offered to the visiting public. Learn more about Juneteenth and emancipation in the Low Country.



Jun 15, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Free Entrance Day - Fort Moultrie


Fort Moultrie

What: Free Entrance Day - Fort Moultrie
When: June 19, 2024
Where: Fort Moultrie
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
How Much: Free Admission


Fort Moultrie is actually a series of small fortifications and ammunitions bunkers that run along the coast of Sullivan's Island with a primary building at Station 12 on the mainland



Jun 14, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Swedish Midsummer Festival
at Cypress Gardens


Swedish Midsummer Festival

What: Swedish Midsummer Festival
When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Where: Cypress Gardens
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
How Much: $10 General Admission


Cypress Gardens will host its second annual Swedish Midsummer Festival, sponsored by Volvo Cars, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Midsummer (or “Midsommar” in Swedish) is a June holiday marking the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is a beloved tradition in Scandinavia and celebrates the ushering in of light after the long, dark winters. The festival will feature a traditional Swedish maypole, flower crowns, food trucks, folk music by members of the Summerville Orchestra, kids’ activities and more. The first 100 visitors will receive a free flower crown. Plus, for $15, people can enhance their festival experience with the “Taste of Sweden” platter, which includes pickled shrimp, Swedish meatballs, strawberries and cream, and cinnamon rolls. Order tickets for the tasting online.The Swedish Midsummer Festival coincides with Free Saturday for Berkeley County residents. Proof of residency, such as a photo ID or utility or tax bill, is required for free admission. This is a rain-or-shine event.



Jun 13, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Free Saturdays at Cypress Gardens


Free Saturdays at Cypress Gardens

What: Free Saturdays at Cypress Gardens
When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Where: Cypress Gardens
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
How Much: Free for Residents of Berkeley County Residents (musts show ID)


Free Saturdays for Berkeley County residents and their dependents on June 15th. Berkeley County residents must show photo IDs to take advantage of this offer.



Jun 12, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Drayton Hall at Night


Drayton Hall at Night

What: Drayton Hall at Night
When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Where: Drayton Hall
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
How Much: Adults (15+) $20; Youth (8-24) $5; Children 7 & under Free


Experience Drayton Hall after hours! Bring a date, a group of friends, or the family to Drayton Hall at Night. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and live music on the lawn. The house will be open to tour and talk with our knowledgeable interpreters as well as our archaeologists who will be on the landscape to tell you about their most recent finds. Bring a picnic or pre-purchase a cheese and charcuterie tray. Beer & wine will be available for purchase on-site (credit card only). *Outside alcohol is not permitted.



Jun 12, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Charleston Farmers Market


Charleston Farmers Market

What: Charleston Farmers Market
When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Where: Marion Square
Time: 8am - 2 pm
How Much: Free


Locals and tourists enjoy strolling through the Charleston Farmers Market, which has been voted "Best Outdoor Event" & "Best Attraction" in Charleston for multiple years in a row. Market goers will find a large selection of produce, plants, herbs, flowers, prepared foods, as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and arts and crafts from local artisans.



Jun 11, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Charleston Carifest Parade and Carnival


Charleston Carifest Parade and Carnival

What: Charleston Carifest Parade and Carnival
When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Where: King Street/Brittlebank Park
Time: Parade 4 pm; Carnival 5 pm - 10 pm
How Much: Carnival at Brittlebank Park is $15 in advance & $20 at the gate.


Join in the fun and dance through the streets of Charleston en route to Brittle Bank Park. Join the Carnival celebration at Brittlebank Park in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, music, and costumes. Join us and embrace our culture, play Mas, savor Caribbean food, dance to Soca and Reggae and have pure unadulterated fun!



Jun 11, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Moonlight Mixers


Moonlight Mixers

What: Moonlight Mixers
When: Friday, June 14, 2024
Where: Folly Beach Pier
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
How Much: Advance tickets $10; Day-of $15


Dance the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Pier during our one of our Moonlight Mixers! Entertainment this summer will be live music from the Dave Landeo Trio performing a variety of upbeat, energetic covers and originals or DJ Bill Shelton spinning the hottest oldies and beach music. Advance tickets are $10 per person. Day-of tickets are $15 per person if the event hasn't sold out. On-site tickets, if available, will only be sold via credit card. Children 3 and under are free and do not require a ticket.



Jun 10, 2024

Things to do in Charleston SC
Music on the Green


Music on the Green

What: Music on the Green
When: June 14, 2024
Where: Freshfields Village
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Band: The Rising Tide
How Much: Free


Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more!



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