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Jul 15, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 7/16 - 7/22

Charleston Margarita Festival

Charleston Margarita Festival

On Friday July 20th, get ready for the return of one of the most popular cocktail events in Charleston. The third annual Margarita Festival will once again feature over twenty margaritas to sample, great food, beer, music and a fantastic waterfront setting at downtown;s Brittlebank Park.


Annual Lady Release

Annual Lady Bug Release Charleston

Come to Magnolia Plantation on Saturday, July 21 to watch the 5th Annual Ladybug Release. In addition to the release of 200,00 ladybugs, there will also be nature displays, interactive activities and face painting.



Jul 01, 2018

Where to View the Fireworks in Charleston SC




Patriots Point - One of the best spots to watch fireworks is from The Land Side Bash at Patriots Point. 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 9pm. 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 9:30pm, 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 6pm 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 9pm. 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, off-street parking is free, and alcohol is prohibited.

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.




Jun 16, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 6/18 - 6/24

Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival

Charleston Caribbean Carnival

Charleston Carifest is a Caribbean Carnival celebration in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month. This four-day festival features food, fun, music, and costumes. Join in and embrace Unity in Diversity.


Charleston Rum Festival

Charleston Rum Festival

Enjoy unlimited tastings from 16 chefs while sipping 35 life-altering cocktails. Steel drum music followed with beats from DJ Natty Heavy make this an epic night. Don't miss the Bacardi Bat Cave, the Blue Chair Bay Dance Floor and the wildest photo booth in town.


Jun 10, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 6/11 - 6/17

Charleston Pirate Week

Charleston Pirate Week

Charleston remembers the 300th anniversary of colonial piracy through a series of family-friendly programs. June 11 – 17, 2018 will be Pirate Week in Charleston as museums, historic sites, and others offer programming centered on the Golden Age of Piracy.


Jun 04, 2018

Charleston Events

There's always something fun happening in Charleston. The subtropical climate allows for festivals and celebrations to be held year round. This is a listing of the top Charleston events.

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Jun 03, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 6/4 - 6/10

Party at the Point

Party at the Point

Charleston's premier concert series takes place on Friday evenings from April 27th to June 29th. This family-friendly event is hosted on the beach and features live music and plenty of food and drinks. Gates open at 5:00 pm and all shows are $8. This weeks entertainment is The Bridge Homegrown Night with Guilt Ridden 


May 27, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 5/28 - 6/3

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

This annual event is intended to promote and preserve the Gullah Geechee heritage and culture. Enjoy live entertainment, lots of arts and crafts, children's activities, basket making demonstrations, and delicious Lowcountry cuisine. 9 am - 4 pm at Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park. Admission and parking are free.


Charleston World Turtle Celebration

Charleston World Turtle Celebration

Join the South Carolina Aquarium for an entire weekend of World Turtle Day festivities. Celebrate these diverse reptiles with special turtle-themed activities and learn more about them and their disappearing habitats. May 26 - May 28 from 10 am - 2 pm. Admission is $29.95 for adults and $22.95 for children.


Nighttime at the Museum

Nighttime at the Museum

Celebrate the end of the school year with your family at the annual Nighttime at the Museum and discover how history comes to life. The lights will be low, so bring your flashlight. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $10 for children and $25 for adults.


May 21, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 5/21 - 5/27

Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA

The Spoleto Festival USA will kick off on Friday with events showcasing both established and emerging artists in more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz.


Piccolo Spoleto

Piccolo Spoleto

The Piccolo Spoleto will also kick off Friday focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region offering visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts, and films.


May 06, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 5/7 - 5/13

Folly Beach Bird Walk

Folly Beach Bird Walk

Walk the southern shoreline of Folly Beach and see a variety of seabirds and shorebirds including the American Oystercatcher and the Sandwich Terns. The walk is open to everyone age 12 and up and registration is $7. A limited number of spots are available so pre-registration is highly recommended.


Charleston Farmers Market

Charleston Farmers Market

Get outside and enjoy fresh local produce, arts and crafts vendors, live music, and jump castles. The farmers market in Marion Square is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays and is kid and pet-friendly.


The Town Market on James Island

The Town Market on James Island

The Town Market on James Island is a community market featuring farmers, crafters, jewelry makers, candle and bath makers, florists, food trucks and more. Vendors rotate through, and each week the lineup can change. The market is open Saturdays from 9am-1pm.


Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

This tour of McLeod Plantation Historic Site delves deeply into the history and reflects the most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. Participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. For ages 8 and up and pre-registration required. Tours are $15.  


Apr 30, 2018

Things to do in Charleston this week 4/30 - 5/6

Artwalk

Artwalk

Experience the Charleston Gallery Association's Artwalk. Over 40 galleries will be showcasing local, regional and national artists' works including those of landscape, realism, Lowcountry, abstract natures, contemporary, photography and sculpture. The event is 5 pm - 8 pm on Friday May 4th.


Bark for your Brew

Bark for your Brew

Bring your four-legged companion to Joe Riley Park on Sunday May 6th and sample over 30 craft beers and hot dogs. Tickets are $25 in advance are limited. Tickets include beer sampling tickets, a tasting cup, hot dog samples and tickets to the nights RiverDogs game versus the Lexington Legends.





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