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Jun 15, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
The Patti O’ Furniture Drag Spectacular

PattiO Furniture Drag Spectacular

What: The Patti O’ Furniture Drag Spectacular
When: Friday June 18, 2021
Time: 8 pm
Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
How Much: $20

Don’t miss this incredible show featuring Buff Faye, Dana St. James, Breonna Tenae + Nicole Roberts.

Jun 15, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Middleton Place offering Half-Price
General Admission for Residents

Middleton Place

What: Half-Price General Admission for Residents
When: Saturday June 19, 2021
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Middleton Place
How Much: Half- Price

In recognition of Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth”, Middleton Place will offer half-price general admission to all residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Visitors Center with ID.

Jun 03, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Holy CIty Vintage Market

Holy City Vintage Market

What: Holy City Vintage Market
When: Sunday June 6, 2021
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Where: The Royal Market, 970 Morrison Dr
How Much: Free

Enjoy Charleston’s only Vintage Market.

Jun 02, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Morning History Walks

Morning History Walks

What: Morning History Walks
When: Friday June 4, 2021
Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Where: 108 Meeting St.
How Much: $30

Led by Charleston’s most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provide the perfect background for your stay in Charleston, detailing its notable history and architecture and some of Charleston’s most significant historic resources. No private sites or interiors are included on these tours.

Jun 02, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Sand Sculpting Contest

Isle of Palms Sand Sculpting Contest

What: Sand Sculpting Contest
When: Saturday June 5, 2021
Time: 9 am
Where: Front Beach, Isle of Palms
How Much: Free with Registration

Calling all sand castle masters to the beach to showcase your talents.

Jun 01, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Charleston Pride Virtual 5K

Charleston Pride Virtual 5K

What: Charleston Pride Virtual 5K
When: June 1 - 30, 2021
Where: Virtual

Share a photo of you on your 5K, tag Charleston Pride and use the hashtag #chsprideRainbowRun. Tag your friends so they can join us too! Take a picture/screenshot of your electronic tracking device (Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc) and share on social media with the hashtag #chsprideRainbowRun OR send your picture to Must be registered for the 5k to win.

Put on your most festive Pride gear and share a photo on social media. Tag Charleston Pride and use the hashtag #chsprideRainbowRun. We would love to see your babies and furbabies dressed up too! Must be registered for the 5k to win.

May 27, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Caleb Teicher & Company

Caleb Teicher & Company Spoleto Festival

What: Caleb Teicher & Company
When: Sunday May 30, 2021
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Rivers Green (CofC), 71 Coming St.
How Much: $55

Choreographer Caleb Teicher is known for utilizing America’s rich music and dance traditions. In Bzzzz, beatboxer Chris Celiz performs live as six dancers join Teicher in their spirited and joyous tap style, skirting expectations at every turn. Don’t miss this evening, which also includes Teicher’s Meet Ella, a dynamic soft-shoe duet incorporating swing and jazz dance to glide towards, cut against, and trade with the musical catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald.

May 27, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Sarah Jarosz - Spoleto Festival

Sarah Jarosz Charleston Spoleto Festival

What: Sarah Jarosz
When: Sunday May 30, 2021
Time: 9 pm
Where: Cistern Yard, 71 George St.
How Much: $50+

With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. The Texas native and four-time Grammy Award-winner last appeared at Spoleto in 2019 as part of the folk trio I’m With Her; she returns in 2021 for two magical evenings illuminated by her ethereal, sparkling vocals and tender storytelling.

May 26, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Poetry at McLeod

Poetry at McLeod

What: Poetry at McLeod: Teri Ellen Cross Davis
When: Saturday May 29, 2021
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Where: Mcleod Plantation, 325 Country Club Dr.
How Much: $20 (Free for first 50 people)

In this innovative series, African American poets reclaim the plantation landscape by exploring the past, present, future, and the imagined in their own voices. Often representing pain, suffering, survival, and perseverance, these poets confirm that plantations are places of conscience. One poet recalled, "Reading poems where my ancestors were was a return. On their behalf, I was returning with power. It belongs to them. I would be a part of reclaiming it."

May 24, 2021

Things to do in Charleston SC
Behind the Garden Gate

Behind the Garden Gate

What: Behind the Garden Gate
When: Saturday May 29 & June 5, 2021
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Where: Various Venues
How Much: $75 each Saturday

Walls of entwined ivy, dazzling blooms, and sun-dappled fern fronds abound in Charleston’s botanical sanctuaries. For the eighth year, Spoleto Festival USA collaborates with the Charleston Horticultural Society and The Garden Conservancy to open the Holy City’s garden gates for self-guided tours. Each Saturday tour features six different private gardens, promising two full days of exploration and beauty in these artfully cultivated spaces.

Purchase tickets for both weekends to see all 12 gardens. Tours are self-guided. Masks and physical distancing will be required.

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