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September 13 | September 27 | October 11
Top off your Tuesday at Brewsday! Brewsday features live music, tasty eats from a food truck, craft beer, and yoga! Ticket price includes admission, beer, live music, and yoga. Food truck fare will be available for purchase onsite. Click here for additional details about Brewsday events!
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
July 10, July 31 & August 14, 2016
Swim! Bike! Run! The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series atJames Island County Park features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council. Click here for additional information about this Triathlon Series.
Uncle Sam Jam
July 4, 2016
Enjoy the cool harbor breeze and dance to live beach music from Permanent Vacation at the perfect venue for celebrating our independence - the Mount Pleasant Pier! At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will also be a great spot to watch the area’s best fireworks displays! Join in on our party at the end of this scenic pier, and groove to live beach and party music. Beverages available for purchase inside the event. Treats and snacks will be available at the Riverwatch Cafe. Gates open at 7PM, music starts at 8PM. Click here for additional information.
Fourth of July Fireworks Blast! 2016
July 4, 2016
Celebrate the Fourth of July on board one of the most historic warships in the United States, the USS YORKTOWN on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point.
To watch the fireworks blast and enjoy live music from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, a ticket must be purchased at one of the two levels outlined below. Optionally, other than the cost of parking, there is NO CHARGE for guests who wish to watch the fireworks from the grassy area next to the marsh onshore. Patriots Point will also provide live music and children’s entertainment option for this area starting at 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and coolers and chairs are welcome. Click here to purchase tickets and more information.
4th of July Festival
July 4, 2016
The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on July 4, 2016 from 3:30 PM – 9:45 PM. This year’s event features exciting musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and the Lowcountry's largest 4th of July fireworks show. The Festival is presented free of charge to the public with all general admission for attendees. Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided. Food trucks, beer and wine stations, and ATMs will be widely available. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain. Beer and wine stations will be set up throughout the park, as well as ATMs for participants. Click here for more info.
Dave Matthews Band 2016 Summer Tour
July 26, 2016
Dave Matthews Band 2016 Summer Tour to stop at North Charleston Coliseum on July 26! Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 20 million tickets since its inception and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. It is the first group in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “DMB can do no wrong,” observed the Mirror in coverage of the band’s 2015 headline performance at London’s O2 Arena, noting: “Matthews is full of grace from the start and gives off a kind of warmth that makes you feel like he's a good friend…With each song it felt like we were exploring each band members' passion for their instruments.” Click here for additional information and show tickets.
Ray LaMontagne at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
August 10, 2016
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces Bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel and keyboardist Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket) as the touring band for his upcoming 2016 North American Tour, including their stop at the North Charleston PAC! Ray will be touring in support of his sixth studio album, Ouroboros, which was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The album was written by LaMontagne and features first single, “Hey, No Pressure”. Click here to purchase tickets to Ray LaMontagne's Charleston show!
August 21 - 24, 2016
BevCon Charleston is a multi-day curated event in Charleston, SC. It brings national and international beverage and culintary minded professionals together for meaningful and rich learning opportunities, networking events, tastings and interactions with other like-minded professionals. The focus will be on all things beverages with concentration on operations, beverage making, craft-minded products, and what’s new and cutting edge in the wine, spirits and beer industries as well as trends in non-alcoholic drinks, mixers, and products. While in Charleston, attendees will get a glimpse of our city’s beverage culture, history, and programs that are some of the best in the nation. Click here for additional information.
8th Annual Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival
September 2 - 4, 2016
Jazz superstars Brian Culbertson, Will Downing, and Peabo Bryson will headline the 2016 Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend. The Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival, now in its eighth year, draws thousands of jazz fans to the Lowcountry each year. The festival benefits the Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. an organization whose mission is to decrease health disparities among the underserved. Other artists for this year’s festival include Nick Colionne, Avery Sunshine, Jazz Funk Soul featuring: Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp, and Chuck Loeb, Jackiem Joyner, Selena Albright, Charlton Singleton, and Darrell Ravenell. Additional artists will be announced as they are confirmed. Click here for tickets to this Charleston event.
Charleston Restaurant Week
September 7 - 18, 2016
The next installment of Charleston Restaurant Week is set for September 7th through 18th! The event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Download the FREE GCRA, Inc. smart phone app powered by netGALAXY Studios so you have all of the Restaurant Week info at your fingertips. Click here for additional information.
Charleston Water SportsFest
September 12-18, 2016
A marketing initiative of the Charleston Area Sports Commission, Charleston Water SportsFest includes seven days of continous activities on the Lowcountry's greatest asset, water! CWSF includes businesses, organizations and individuals providing a number of “on the water” options for visitors ready for a get-away vacation. Competitive sports include Charleston's premier watersports event of the year, the 4th Annual Chucktown Showdown, a Stand-Up Paddleboarding Competition at Brittlebank Park. Specatators encouraged and free! Recreational sports include the 6th Annual Dragon Boat Cancer Survivors Celebration Day at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island. Instructional lessons are available for beginners to advanced. Individual or group lessons for over 10 types of watersports! Leisure activities include excursions, exhibitions, tours and cruises throughout the Charleston region. Click here for additional information.
Cast Off Fishing Tournaments
July 23: Folly Beach Pier
August 20: Folly Beach Pier
September 10: Mount Pleasant Pier
October 22: Mount Pleasant Pier
Join us at the Mount Pleasant Pier and the Folly Beach Pier for a season of fishing tournaments! Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Along with beautiful views, the pier offers great fishing! The Folly Beach Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for pier fishing. This breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045’ into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, tournaments, special events, and more throughout the year! Click here for additional information.
Shaggin' on the Cooper
July 16: Recollections
August 13: Vinyl Daze
September 10: The Sneakers
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Click here for additional information.
July 22, August 19 & September 16, 2016
Shag the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music for you all night long. Event hours are from 7 - 11PM. Beverages will be available for purchase on site. Food and snacks will be available for purchase at Locklear's Beach City Grill and the Pier's Gift & Tackle Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Click here for additional information.