Things to Do in Charleston (August 2021)

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Welcome to August! Back to school is just around the corner, but we’re soaking up every last moment of summer! Here’s a look at all of the fun, family-friendly events taking place in Charleston during the month of August!

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*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. 

August Events

Aug
2
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Make a Butterfly Puddler!
Attract butterflies to your garden with an easy-to-make puddler! I will go over ways to attract butterflies and then demonstrate how to make a puddler, which provides butterflies with nutrients and a water source.
Aug
2
Kids Painting Class: Summertime Frog
Follow along with a local art instructor and paint your own masterpiece in this virtual painting class that’s perfect for kids.
Aug
4
Kid Tours: Let’s Sketch
Do you have a sketchbook?  What do you put in it?  Explore sketchbooks in our collection that include nature notes, watercolors, drawings, and more.  Kids will create a homemade sketchbook. Kid Tours meet the first Wednesday of every month during ...
Aug
5
Kids Night with an Ice Cream Party!
Not just a party… It’s an ICE CREAM PARTY at kids night! 🍦  Thursday, August 5, from 5-7pm on Savannah Hwy in West Ashley, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to create their own ice cream sundae! Sundaes for parents are ...
Aug
6
Fairy Hair at Lowcountry Whimsy
We will be set up inside Lowcountry Whimsy Friday August 6th from 2-6pm for your sparkling hair needs! Fairy Hair is that special something you are missing! Our sparkling strands will brighten your mood in these chaotic times. Each strand is tied to ...
Aug
6
Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he is currently working on and to help identify your fossil finds. FREE for Members and F...
Aug
6
Music In The Park
Summer time is here and the festivities are back! Grab a lawn chair and bring your family to this 2-night event: EVENT DATES: Aug 6 & 7 HOURS: 6-7:30pm Both nights This is a free family-oriented event with free meals, a live band and more! Come o...
Aug
6
Waterfront Music & Movies
Mount Pleasant residents and visitors bring blankets and chairs, sit back to enjoy an incredible sunset with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Movies begin at sunset (approx. 8:30 p.m.) Free admission & parking! M...
Aug
7
Fairy Hair at Nellie & Lo
We will be set up inside of Nellie & Lo on Saturday, August 7th from 11am-3pm for your sparkling hair needs!  Fairy Hair is that special something you are missing! Our sparkling strands will brighten your mood. Each strand is tied to a couple of...
Aug
7
KIDS FEST
2021 Kids Fest will take place on Saturday, August 7 from 11:00a-2:00p behind the GC Municipal Center. This year’s event will showcase music, a variety of family-friendly vendors, local sponsors, food trucks, free kids activities, K-9 demonstra...
Aug
7
Family Day at Top Dawg Tavern!
Top Dawg Tavern is excited to host our 4th Family Day for our great customers! We’ll have activities for families to enjoy during lunch from 11:00a-2:00p. * Princess Belle * Spiderman * Queen Elsa * Coloring Contest * Dorchester Paws Pet adopti...
Aug
7
Back to School Extravaganza
Back to School Extravaganza provides underserved youth in Charleston with the resources they need for a successful school year. Each school-age child who attends will receive a free backpack containing school supplies and will be eligible for special...
Aug
8
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Bookmark It! Book Page Butterfly Bookmarks
 Have a book that’s falling apart? Upcycle those pages into a work of art! Using book pages, watercolors, and paper punches, we will create stunning butterfly bookmarks.
Aug
8
Where in the World!?
Join us for a demonstration of how to navigate “Google Earth” using YA book titles as location guides for different and fascinating countries around the world.
Aug
9
StoryShorts: Back to School with Animal Friends!
Back to School with Animal Friends! It’s that time again – back to school! Join Mt. Pleasant Regional staff as they share stories, tips and activities featuring animal friends.
Aug
10
Women, Wealth & Wine
Women, Wealth and Wine is a Community Event for independent, professional women who want to learn steps to take NOW to be empowered in their finances. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE, register today at www.jennesevilla.com/event.  What can you expect from W...
Aug
11
Time for Tots
Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 2 – 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, and do Summer Luau-related arts and crafts! Please note any interaction with the public poses an elevated risk of...
Aug
11
Kids Night with an Ice Cream Party!
Not just a party… It’s an ICE CREAM PARTY at kids night! 🍦  Wednesday, August 11, from 5-7pm at Oakland Market Road in Mt. Pleasant, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to create their own ice cream sundae! Sundaes for pa...
Aug
12
Cheese/Charcuterie 101: Build A Board Workshop!
Come experience a step-by-step live tutorial from Kelsey of CHS Coastal Charcuterie! I’ll teach you all the tips and tricks of the trade including kiwi flowers, salami roses, and manchego rivers. You’re guaranteed to learn everything you need to ...
Aug
14
Charleston Princess Music Party
Dance like Cinderella! Sing like Rapunzel! Share a hug with The Little Mermaid! Meet 10+ princesses in Charleston this August! Join them for songs, stories, dances, and more! Guests will get to meet every princess for photos, pixie wishes, autographs...
Aug
14
Jump for a good cause
Join us for our fundraising Saturday morning session.  All proceeds of this session will go to the Avondale 5k / Charles Webb Center. This session is fun for the whole family and you get to enjoy the entire morning jumping on the park. Participants ...
Aug
15
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
15
Flipper Float
Make reservations at https://www.coastalexpeditions.com/blog/flipper-float/. Flip that frown upside-down…Flipper Float is back on Sunday, August 15 at all Coastal Expeditions locations! 100% of kayak and paddleboard rental proceeds benefit the Sea...
Aug
17
Kids Night with an Ice Cream Party!
Not just a party… It’s an ICE CREAM PARTY at kids night! 🍦  Tuesday, August 17, from 5-7pm at N Main St in Summerville, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to create their own ice cream sundae! Sundaes for parents are jus...
Aug
18
MOPS & MOMSNEXT Summerville
Come ready to be refreshed from the daily grind, connected with other real moms, and inspired to lead your kids into greatness! Join us for two kid-free hours while they are safely nurtured. Child care provided with registration. Savor free steaming ...
Aug
18
Homeschool Days
Are you a single homeschool family looking for more educational opportunities? This class is for you! Lakes are an important part of our area’s ecosystem. They provide places for recreational activities as well as habitats for all kinds of anim...
Aug
18
Virtual Inclusive Yoga
Yoga adapted for anyone experiencing cognitive and/or physical challenges and their families, participants will engage in yoga activities that focus on breath, laughter, movement, and stillness. Date & Time – August 18, 2021 – 6-7 p.m...
Aug
21
Crews Subaru She Tris Events Hamlin
She Tris Hamlin takes place in a beautiful north Mt. Pleasant neighborhood with gorgeous marsh views and stunning homes. Participants may choose between Duathlon, Triathlon, or virtual event options (please see virtual info below). COVID-19 PROTOCOL ...
Aug
21
Back to School Bash
This Back to School Bash will be fun for all ages! Come out to see who is in the dunk tank, test your athletic ability, or just hangout with friends while the kids have a blast. And don’t forget to sign up for the Big Green Egg Grill giveaway.
Aug
21
Movies On the Village Green
We’re excited to partner with the City of Goose Creek once again to bring outdoor movies to the Village Green. Join us on Saturday, August 21 on the Village Green starting at 7 pm for food and treats from local food vendors, kids activities, lawn g...
Aug
22
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
22
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring 40+ local farmers and artisans. The market offers a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local goods and goodies! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday behind The ...
Aug
22
Code Ninjas Mount Pleasant Grand Opening Event
Save the date for Code Ninjas Mount Pleasant Grand Opening Event! Join us on August 22nd from 1pm to 4pm for our grand opening event at our new center at 624-i Long Point Road! We will have prizes, games, deals, tours and so much more! Booths with so...
Aug
23
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
23
StoryShorts: Back to School with Animal Friends!
Back to School with Animal Friends! It’s that time again – back to school! Join Mt. Pleasant Regional staff as they share stories, tips and activities featuring animal friends.
Aug
24
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
25
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
25
Time for Tots
Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 2 – 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, and do Summer Luau-related arts and crafts! Please note any interaction with the public poses an elevated risk of...
Aug
25
Holy City Farmers Market
Shop our fledgling market for local handmade goods every Wednesday from 4-7PM. The market is held outdoors at Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek. Vendors rotate weekly to provide shoppers with a tiny but mighty shopping experience.
Aug
26
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
27
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
27
Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he is currently working on and to help identify your fossil finds. FREE for Members and F...
Aug
27
Waterfront Music & Movies
Mount Pleasant residents and visitors bring blankets and chairs, sit back to enjoy an incredible sunset with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Movies begin at sunset (approx. 8:30 p.m.) Free admission & parking! M...
Aug
27
Outdoor Therapeutic Yoga
Join Be Well Collective for an outdoor yoga class at Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding on Johns Island. This class is open to every body and everybody! Bring your mat or there will be chairs available for your practice. No prior yoga experience is n...
Aug
28
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
28
Storytime with Marybeth Wishart
Join local author Marybeth Wishart for a reading of “Parker the Purple Penguin,” a free craft, and book signing at Public Works Art Center on August 28 from 10am-11am. About the book: Parker, a very purple penguin, does not understand why...
Aug
28
Interactive, educational, hands-on dino day!
Do you have a dinosaur lover in your family? We are hosting an interactive, educational, dinosaur encounter with Dino-Ventures at Crosswind Farm! $15 per child for online ADVANCE tickets or $20 at the gate. Once the online tickets sell out the bookin...
Aug
28
Motown in the Moonlight
Charleston County Parks presents Motown in the Moonlight at the Mount Pleasant Pier on August 28th. From smooth ballads to upbeat crowd favorites, this event is sure to get guests on the dance floor. The event opens at 7 pm and live music from The Ma...
Aug
29
Childbirth and Newborn Essentials for the modern Parent
I promise this won’t be like the birthing class you see in movies! Instead, join us for a little baby-moon at the French Quarter Inn in Charleston. In my LIVE class, we’ll cover comfort positions during labor, getting sleep with a newborn, the po...
Aug
29
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
29
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring 40+ local farmers and artisans. The market offers a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local goods and goodies! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday behind The ...
Aug
29
Back To School Concert and Silent Auction
Come enjoy live music, food trucks, ice cream, face painting, a silent auction featuring lots of Lowcountry favorites, and more while supporting a good cause! Admission is free! All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the SAPC Studios schol...
Aug
30
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...
Aug
31
Green Screen Photo Safari
 Make some binoculars and get ready to go on safari! Come to Main and get your green screen photo taken. Look like you’re on an exotic adventure, right here in Charleston! Be sure to collect any Summer Reading prizes you’ve earned while you...

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