Things to Do in Charleston (August 2020)

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This post is sponsored by Summit Adventure Park, however, all opinions expressed are our own.

Welcome to August! Anyone else wondering how it’s August already?? We’ve got lots of events and resource guides to keep you and the kiddos entertained and busy this month!

*Please note that with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are urging you to follow all federal, state, and local guidelines.

Here are some other guides you may find handy!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

Looking to add some adventure to your month? If your kids are ready for a break from homeschooling and virtual everything, then plan a family day or date night at Summit Adventure Park. The area’s all-new trampoline park packs 12 attractions and tons of fun into each visit. Test gravity on the Olympic-sized trampoline court, become the ultimate athlete, ninja or gladiator, take flight on the airbags…even toddlers can get in on the fun in their very own Kid’s Court. Check site for hours and rates. Follow them for special events and promotions. Summit Adventure Park is passionate about fun and serious about safety. Click here to learn more about the added measures they’ve taken so you can have fun worry-free. 

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Aug
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7th Annual Ladybug Release
The Annual Ladybug Release is still on for its 7th consecutive year! Come be a part of releasing 144,000 ladybugs into the environment! Magnolia Plantation & Gardens invites Lowcountry families to participate in our 7th Annual Ladybug Release on ...
Aug
1
Gullah Geechee Storytime | Storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather
Save-the-date to gather the kids and join us for another in our storytime series. In August, we welcome Gullah Geechee storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather, who is known to schoolchildren across the Corridor as “Aunt Pearlie Sue.”‘ B...
Aug
2
Sensory Jump
Join us the first and third Sunday of each month from 10:00 am-11:00 am for our Sensory Jump reserved for jumpers who prefer a more private and quieter environment. One unpaid chaperone per paying jumper is permitted to gently interact and assist the...
Aug
4
Virtual Storytime
Catch our Virtual Storytime each Tuesday at 10:30 on Facebook Live!
Aug
4
One Day Afternoon Camp Day! String Art Fun
Join us at AR Workshop for our Tuesday Afternoon creative and crafty Summer ARt Camp, where registrants will make a String ARt Sign! This morning session camp is $45.00 and runs from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Our Summer Camps are designed for girls and boys, ag...
Aug
4
Kickstart Your Virtual Art Class
While online teaching of any kind comes with certain inherent difficulties, visual arts instruction has its own unique challenges, ranging from identifying supplies in students’ homes to modeling and assessing hands-on techniques. Go beyond the bas...
Aug
5
Educational Summer Field Trips
As a homeschooling family, we’re excited to tour kids and their parents around our small u-pick flower farm. These Wednesday field trips are open to homeschoolers and public schoolers alike, with adult accompaniment for supervision. We’ll discuss...
Aug
5
Watch the 300th Sea Turtle Release Live!
Join us virtually for the 300th sea turtle release! This Wednesday, six Kemp’s ridley sea turtles will return to the wild by boat: Coleman, Jasper, Bowman, Swamp Fox, Elliot and Cooper. Watch the FB livestream to find out which turtle will be t...
Aug
6
STEM Afternoons
Join us every Thursday afternoon, beginning August 15, for STEM time with different activities for tweens! We’ll have steam engines, robots, building kits and more! Also, check out Lucy’s collection of STEM books! Ages 10-13
Aug
7
Virtual Hogwarts Camp : Triwizard Tournament
Conquer this infamous maze – including all the tasks and riddles along the way – to become the Triwizard Tournament winner!
Aug
7
Waterfront Music & Movies
The Town of Mount Pleasant presents a movie on the lawn at sunset. Residents and visitors bring blankets and lounge chairs to sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Free admission &...
Aug
7
Flight Night – All Ages Welcome!
Grab your family and friends and head over to Flight for an evening of fun! Lights go off and today’s hits play, all while you have a blast glowing around the park!
Aug
8
16th Annual Sweetgrass Festival
The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continue...
Aug
8
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Please join us for Teddy Bear Tea Time! A party for your Little and her Teddy Bear will include a beautifully set table with “Beary” Tea and sweet treat Petie Fours. We will sing, laugh, and play during this adorable event! Dressing up is...
Aug
9
Shark Week
Swim on into the Aquarium – Shark Week is back! Join us for a JAWesome good time as we celebrate these misunderstood monsters of the sea. During your visit, participate in a shark-themed scavenger hunt for a special prize, learn about sharks throug...
Aug
14
Drayton Hall Kids! Daily Life at Drayton Hall
Bring the family to Drayton Hall for Daily Life at Drayton Hall – Interactive Learning for Kids – these events are outdoors and socially distanced – and great fun for ages 5-12! Get an inside look at daily life at Drayton Hall in the la...
Aug
14
Yogi Down Doggy | Toddler Yoga
Toddler yoga combines animated poses, stretching, music and stories to create a fun environment for both parents and toddlers to enjoy yoga. Toddlers benefit from the social interaction, repetition, and play of each class while parents benefit from b...
Aug
15
Sweet as Can Bee: Father-Daughter Dance
You are invited to our very first Sweet as Can Bee Father-Daughter Dance! Your daughter will feel like a real princess with a night out, a velvet toy rose to take home, photos and dinner! Dress up to dance the night away (ok, two hours, but still). W...
Aug
16
Sensory Jump
Join us the first and third Sunday of each month from 10:00 am-11:00 am for our Sensory Jump reserved for jumpers who prefer a more private and quieter environment. One unpaid chaperone per paying jumper is permitted to gently interact and assist the...
Aug
16
Butterfly Book Nook Garden Work Day
Please join us on Sunday, August 16th from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Butterfly Book Nook (1020 King St.) to pull weeds and pick up trash in the garden with our Butterfly Book Nook gardener, Blake! We encourage all volunteers to wear face masks and practice...
Aug
18
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE Cream!
Join us for a kid’s night with ice cream sundaes! Kids will receive ONE free kid’s sundae on Tuesday, August 18th 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Kids eat FREE every Tuesday! (One free kid’s meal, per one adult meal; dine in & take out only
Aug
19
Stories on the Square
Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees
Aug
19
Goat Milking Class
Have you ever milked a goat? Do you want to learn how? Silly questions surely because yeah you totally do. We have 3 goats here in milk for a little longer (learn why the time limit in this class) Open to all ages all willing to participate will have...
Aug
20
Homeschool Days
On consecutive Thursdays—August 20 and 27, 2020—Magnolia Plantation and Gardens offers to homeschooled students free family general admission from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on both days. Lowcountry residency is required in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, J...
Aug
21
Aqua Park Happy Hour
Join us for our Aqua Park Happy Hour with the whole family When? Wednesday & Friday 4:30-6pm. Only $10 per person. Hop on the aqua park, grab a paddle board or use one of our floats for a relaxed time at the lake. Offer valid as long as capacity ...
Aug
21
Kids Club Virtual Art Class
Join the Kids Club! Now a free, monthly, virtual series. Join us on Friday, August 21st at 6 pm for a one-way ticket to Creation Station! This family-friendly online art class led by local experts from Wine and Design will help channel your child’s...
Aug
22
Wake School
Want to learn how to wakeboard or hop back on a wakeboard after a long time? Then this initiation class is perfect for you. Join us on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 10am – noon for our wake school! Up to 8 children can ride for only $35/person. ...
Aug
22
Teacher Appreciation PYP
Are you a teacher looking for some fresh classroom decor for the new school year? We know this school year may look different, but to ease your stress we are offering $20 off for all teachers! Come get your DIY on and get creative in the studio befor...
Aug
22
Virtual Fiona Painting Party
Join us on Saturday, August 22, 2020, for a unique virtual fundraiser as we paint Fiona the Finest inspired by none other than Ms. Fiona! Gather your friends, family members, or group of coworkers for a live virtual painting event. No experience nece...
Aug
22
Family Movie Night – Vol.2
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or even stay in your vehicle or golf cart to practice social distancing. We have food trucks. Have dinner and a movie at Cane Bay Family YMCA. This event is open to public. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not per...
Aug
25
Toddler Tuesday Farm Takeover! $8 per child (adults are free)
We’d love for you to bring your toddlers to the farm for toddler takeover Tuesday! Since we are an outside venue there’s plenty of room to social distance. It’s $8 each and your little ones can come and enjoy a day on the farm. If you homeschoo...
Aug
28
Homeschool animal encounters, horse rides, waterslide, MORE!
We’d love for you to bring your homeschoolers to the farm for our back to school bash! Since we are an outside venue there’s plenty of room to social distance. It’s $8 each and your kids can come for an educational animal encounter experience!!...
Aug
29
Wake School
Want to learn how to wakeboard or hop back on a wakeboard after a long time? Then this initiation class is perfect for you. Join us on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 10am – noon for our wake school! Up to 8 children can ride for only $35/person. ...
Aug
29
Interactive, educational dinosaur experience @ Crosswind Farm
Do you have a dinosaur lover in your family? We are hosting an interactive, educational, dinosaur encounter with Dino-Ventures at Crosswind Farm! Advance tickets are $15 for children 12 months to 17 and free for adults! At the gate pricing is $20 (da...
Aug
29
Telescope Livestream
Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telescope feed from their home in accordance with social dista...
Aug
30
SC Reggae Jerk wine Festival
Celebrate the delicious food of Jamaica, Jerk, paired with wine while enjoying the sounds of Jamaica, Reggae Music as we celebrate Jamaica and honor the African Ancestors in the space they created. Join us for food, fun and music as we raise funds to...
Aug
31
New Moms Group support+education
This FREE series is so amazing. Run by professionals. Obstetrical RN of 20 years, IBCLC for all questions feeding, real therapist. This is the class you didn’t even know you needed till you get here. Guest speakers for information that is usefu...
Aug
31
Princess Storytime with Curiouser Entertainment
We are SO excited to partner with Curiouser Entertainment to bring your little prince or princess a fun story-time every Monday read by a real, live princess! Curiouser Entertainment specializes in making dreams come true with quality, talent & m...

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