Events

Every Summer Event in Charleston (That Doesn't Require a Bathing Suit)

Updated On 06/09/2017 at 05:08PM EST Updated On 06/09/2017 at 05:08PM EST
Ovo
Cirque Du Soleil Ovo | Benoit Fontaine
Tuesday
Jun 13
Calling all country music fans! Every Tuesday in June, WEZL presents a free concert with free admission, featuring country music artists you hear on the radio. This week’s concert features Parmalee, Brett Young, and Jackie Lee.
Wednesday
Jun 14
Rock out with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and their special guests Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett of Little Feat.
Wednesday
Jun 14
All summer long, the Charleston Music Hall will be showing screenings of various Bill Murray movies. Tonight’s feature is Ghostbusters!
Thursday
Jun 15
On the third Thursday of every month, Summerville, SC (just 20 minutes outside of Charleston) hosts a party downtown that features food and drink vendors, local musicians, art, and more!
Thursday
Jun 15
Southern Charm’s very own Shep Rose invites you to The Alley to bear witness to the launch of his new website, ShepGear.com. There will also be live music from Me & Mr. Jones.
Saturday
Jun 17
Mingle with local, American artisans, and shop from 100% Made in the USA wares at Edmund’s Oast. There will also be a free concert from The Hadleys, and lots of food and drink for purchase as well.
Saturday
Jun 17
Now’s your chance to live out your La La Land fantasies while also helping raise money to donate instruments to youth music programs in Charleston and New Orleans.
Wednesday
Jun 21
The Alley is taking the DJ Dance Party scene to the bowling lanes with lights, lasers, and music from DJ Smartz. Get there early, though, as all lanes are first come, first served.
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 22-25
Carifest is an annual event that celebrates the music, culture, food, and drink of Caribbean countries.
Saturday
Jun 24
Party in Hutson Alley while sipping on summer’s favorite wine: rosé! Enjoy live music, passed hors d'oeuvres, and rosé inspired dessert bites from 39 Rue De Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, Michael's on The Alley, The Victor Social Club, Vincent Chicco's, and Virginia's on King
Saturday
Jun 24
The Summer Shindig is made up of 12 musical acts on two outdoor stages in The Royal American’s parking lot. The lineup features a number of local and regional bands, and rest assured, there will be PLENTY of beer.
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Sunday
Jul 2
You don’t have to be a Parrothead to party like Jimmy Buffett: Bay Street Biergarten is getting you in an island state of mind with themed food and drinks for its annual party.
Tuesday
Jul 4
Celebrate Fourth of July in Charleston
Celebrate Fourth of July in Charleston
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Whether it be with Fireworks at Patriots Point or North Charleston, on a Fourth of July Dinner Cruise, Family picnic cruise, or Red, White, and Bluegrass Cruise, there are so many ways to celebrate America’s Birthday in the Holy City.
Wednesday - Saturday
Jul 5-8
The MegaDock Billfishing Tournament is a four-day fishing tournament for sailfish and marlin, and benefits local and national water-related charities.
Sunday
Jul 9
For a few glorious hours, once a month, a portion of King Street (from Calhoun Street to Broad) closes down to vehicular traffic and becomes a pedestrian street full of al fresco dining, shopping, and more!
Wednesday
Jul 12
The Texas-native singer of “I’m Not The Devil” visits the Charleston Music Hall.
Thursday
Jul 13
The former lead singer of Hinder (remember Hinder?!) brings music from his new solo EP, “Love Sick Radio.”
Friday
Jul 14
Whether you like salt on the rim or not, the annual Margarita festival is not to be missed. Margaritas from 25 of the best bars and restaurants in Charleston compete to be named the best in Charleston.
Friday - Sunday
Jul 21-23
Local Charleston producers Brad & Jennifer Moranz present a summertime musical variety show featuring a number of local musicians and former Broadway stars performing a wide array of hits.
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Jason Isbell
Sunday
Jul 23
North Charleston Coliseum
Two-time Grammy award winner Jason Isbell brings his signature Americana sound to the North Charleston Coliseum with his band the 400 Unit.
Sunday
Jul 30
Planning your real (or imaginary) wedding is a lot easier when all the vendors you could possibly need come together under one roof for the Charleston Bridal Show. Save time and find great discounts for your dream ceremony.
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
Cirque du Soleil Ovo | Benoit Fontaine
Wednesday - Sunday
Aug 9-13
Cirque du Soleil brings its newest touring show, OVO, to the North Charleston Coliseum. This show is all about rebirth, so expect to see a bunch of double-jointed caterpillars turning into butterflies while balancing on each other’s ankles.
Wednesday
Aug 9
Five-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter brings to Charleston songs from her latest record, “The Things That We Are Made Of.”
Thursday
Aug 10
Gay Bingo is a raucous annual Broadway-themed event the features 5 hilarious games of bingo to help raise money for Lowcountry Aids Services. It features some of the Lowcountry’s best drag queens, and is a great way to spend a Thursday.
Friday
Aug 11
Paul Thorn visits the Holy City to showcase songs from his new album, “Too Blessed To Be Stressed.”
Sunday
Aug 13
King Street
For a few glorious hours, once a month, a portion of King Street (from Calhoun Street to Broad) closes down to vehicular traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall full of al fresco dining, shopping, and more!
Sunday - Tuesday
Aug 20-22
Various
BevCon is a conference that celebrates national and international beverage-minded professionals with learning opportunities, networking events, tastings, and more. The operative word here is “tastings.”
Wednesday
Aug 30
Fans of improv and SNL will love watching the Second City touring company’s performance at the Charleston Music Hall.
Thursday - Sunday
Aug 31-Sep 3
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A conference that celebrates new and up-and-coming musicians with panels, industry meetings, and artist showcases.
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia
Friday
Sep 8
Improv pro and star of Orange Is The New Black and Don’t Think Twice, Mike Birbiglia brings his new show, The New One, to Charleston’s Gaillard Auditorium.
Friday
Sep 8
Fans of the Grateful Dead will dig this concert that features The Jeff Austin Band and the Travelin’ McCoury’s, and captures iconic jam band’s sound.
Saturday
Sep 9
If you’ve ever been curious about what would happen if you crossed Magic Mike with The Secret Life of Pets, you’ll find out 2018 Firefighter Calendar Debut at Memminger Auditorium! It’s a party with a purpose: to help neglected, abused, and abandoned animals find happy homes.
Saturday
Sep 16
The 5th annual Chucktown Showdown is a SUP race around the Charleston harbor that supports Surfers Healing of Folly Beach, SC!