Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise
Now - October 2017
Charleston Harbor Tours presents a blast of cool blues and hot BBQ aboard a two hour Charleston Harbor Cruise. Enjoy delicious swig and swine BBQ buffet, cash bar and live blues by Shrimp City Slim! Board at 6:30PM and cruise from 7-9PM. Click here for available cruise dates and tickets.
Sunset at Fort Sumter Behind the Scenes Tour
Fridays, Now - October 14, 2017
Experience a waterside view of the historic architectural gem that has been voted “Top City” in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler, Charleston, SC. Combine that with a Sunset at Fort Sumter tour were you will interact with period dressed Civil War living historians and learn in-depth details of the Civil War. Once at the fort enjoy the rich history provided by the National Park Service Rangers and spectacular views of the city, harbor and Atlantic Ocean from the top of the fort. For the return cruise, relax and take in the spectacular views of the harbor and her marine life while dining on southern BBQ cuisine. Beer, wine & cocktails are available for purchase to and from the fort. Click here for additional information and book today.
Friday Night Boogie
May 12, 2017 | June 9, 2017 | July 14, 2017
The Mount Pleasant Pier will be rockin' with the sounds of DJ Jim Bowers spinning a variety of unforgettable oldies, beach music classics, and line dancing hits! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Online registration ends at midnight on the day before each event. On the day of the event, admission can be purchased by calling 843-795-4386 by 2 p.m. or at the event gate if available. Click here for additional details.
Tall Ships Charleston
May 19 - 21, 2017
3-Day Maritime Tall Ships® Festival, and official port of the Tall Ships Challenge® Atlantic Coast 2017 Series. Proceeds from the event benefit several maritime educational charities. Bring your family and friends and build a 12' wooden boat. Food trucks, artists, vendors, non-profits, and more! See ships from around the world; explore on board for only $15. Rides available too! Live bands throughout the day. Free admission to the festival grounds, and fun events for the whole family. Click here for additional information.
Shaggin' on the Cooper
June 10, 2017: Ocean Drive Party Band
July 15, 2017: The Counts
August 12, 2017: Vinyl Daze
September 9, 2017: The Coppertones
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.
Charleston Beer Garden
May 20, 2017 from 12 - 7PM
Charleston Beer Garden is back for the 5th annual celebration of the suds benefiting Lowcountry AIDS Services! Known as Charleston's largest pop-up beer garden, The Grove at Patriots Point will be transformed overnight into an oasis for craft beer lovers. The festival features an epic line-up of craft brews, beer games, homebrewers, live music and more! Drink Beer, Do Good! Click here for additional information about this Charleston event.
Cast Off Fishing Tournaments
May 20: Mount Pleasant Pier | May 27: Folly Beach Pier
June 3: Special "Take a Kid Fishing" Tournament
June 17: Mount Pleasant Pier | June 24: Folly Beach Pier
July 22: Folly Beach Pier
August 26: Folly Beach Pier
September 2: Mount Pleasant Pier
October 14: 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.
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
May 21, 2017 | June 18, 2017 | July 9, 2017 | July 30, 2017 | August 13, 2017
Swim! Bike! Run! The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James 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.
May 26, 2017 | June 16, 2017 | July 7, 2017 | August 18, 2017 | September 15, 2017
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 Pier 101 and the pier's Gift & Tackle Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Click here for additional information.
Spoleto Festival USA
May 26 - June 11, 2017
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Now approaching its 41st season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. Looking for a city that would provide the charm of Spoleto as well as its wealth of theaters, churches and other performances spaces, they selected Charleston as the ideal location. The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the Festival would captivate the entire city, yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure. Click here for additional events details.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
May 26 - June 11, 2017
Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, its parent festival, and its 500 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Click here for additional information.
Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament
May 31 - June 3, 2017
The Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament welcomes all fishermen, participants, and spectators for a weekend of fishing fun. This year looks to be a great time to be had by all. Once again, the headquarters and weigh station will be at Wrightsville Beach Marina. This annual event is sure to embrace your wild side. Click here for additional information about this Wilmington fishing tournament.
Reggae Nights Summer Concerts
June 2, 2017: Da’ Gullah Rootz
June 23, 2017: De Lions of Jah
July 21, 2017: Jah Works
August 4, 2017: Mystic Vibrations
Good Music. Good Vibes. 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. Gates open at 7:30PM; music begins at 8:30PM. Gates close at 10:30PM., and concerts end at 11PM. Click here for additional details.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Live
June 14, 2017
The Tedeschi Trucks Band is performing live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on June 14, 2017. Get your tickets today for this exciting performance featuring special guests Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat. Doors open at 6:30PM, show begins at 7:30PM. Click here for additional information.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
July 23, 2017
Two-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell has announced tour dates in Summer 2017 with his band, The 400 Unit. The mighty 400 Unit is: Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). Jason and the 400 Unit are putting the final touches on their highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Something More Than Free. Click here for additional information about this show at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
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