Things to Do in Charleston (August 2022)

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Welcome to August! Here’s a look at all of the fun, family-friendly events taking place around Charleston this month!

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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
Play Dayz
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre invites kids ages 10 and under to join us the first Tuesday of each month for Play Dayz at The Oaks. Play Dayz will feature exciting and engaging activities for you and your kids to enjoy from 10am to noon. Each month focu...
Aug
2
National Night Out
The time is upon us for the 39th Annual National Night Out on August 2, 2022 from 6pm – 8pm at the Riverfront Park. Enjoy grilled hotdogs, refreshments, along with games, a raffle, and much more. In years past we have had over 1,000 people attend...
Aug
3
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
4
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Aug
4
DaVinci Kids Summer Pop-Up Paint Class: Aspen Tree
Bring your friends and a smile and we’ll do the rest! Step-by-step instructions so that you can enjoy the journey of creating your own work of art! DaVinci Kids classes are being held in the upstairs event space at Estuary Beans & Barley! P...
Aug
4
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Aug
4
Balloon Animals at Kids Night!
Kids always eat FREE at Kid’s Nights but on Thursday, August 4, 5-8pm, we’re making it even more exciting! Watch the balloon-twisting magic and the kiddos get to take home their own twisted balloon creation! ~ East Bay Deli West Ashley on...
Aug
5
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
5
Homegrown at the Point
A popular waterfront concert series has announced its summer schedule will be extended through September. Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, will continue for six more shows. The happy hour pop-up ...
Aug
5
Music on the Green
Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more...
Aug
5
Waterfront Music & Movies
Mount Pleasant residents and visitors bring blankets and chairs, sit back to enjoy an incredible sunset while listening to local musicians, and then watch an outdoor movie with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Aug 5 ...
Aug
5
Outdoor Movie – Ashley River Park
Bring your friends and family to enjoy a night under the stars at Ashley River Park as we present our FIRST outdoor movie! We will be showing DreamWorks “The Bad Guys” which is based off the children’s book of the same title, by Aar...
Aug
6
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Aug
6
Princess Ariel Meet & Greet
Say goodbye to summer and hello to princess Ariel.
Aug
6
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Aug
6
First Vegan Market – Summerville
Local vendors coming together for our first Vegan Market. Some of your favorites will be there: – Mabel Mae’s Bakery – Vibrant Alkaline Vegan Meals – Hey Crow Bakery – Newports Naturals – Gean Bake Florals – ...
Aug
6
Back to School Carnival Bash
Get ready for back to school and shop tax free weekend with an end of summer carnival! Breakfast by Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit’s Butter the Food Truck Tax-Free Shopping & Exclusive Store Discounts by Shrimp & Grits Kids and Mulbe...
Aug
6
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Aug
6
August Kids Day – w/ Authenticity Coffee Co
Kids Play Date! Saturday, August 6th. **We will have Authenticity Coffee Co on-site this morning!** Join us for a kids play date in the AC – kids 10 and younger are always welcome to come hang out at Game Night, but this is a dedicated time jus...
Aug
6
Wake School
Want to learn how to wakeboard? This initiation class is perfect for children until the age of 14. Up to 6 participants can ride for only $30/person. Gear included or bring your own. You ride on our wakeboard cable (zipline), not behind a boat.
Aug
6
Belle Hall Back to School Bash
Join us for the Belle Hall Back to School Bash, August 6th from 10am until 12 noon Help us “pack the bus” full of school supplies to support the Teachers’ Supply Closet. We are collected items such as: Composition Notebooks Copy Pap...
Aug
7
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Aug
7
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Aug
7
August First Sunday Event
Our monthly Sunday Event! There will be local vendors, a jump castle, a food truck, a face painter, specialty coffees and ice cream! The jump castle is free to use
Aug
7
First Day Festival
First Day Festival is a celebration of the start of the new school year. Sponsored by the City of Charleston since 2003, the purpose of the event is to provide children and families with the supplies and information they need to start the school year...
Aug
9
August at the Mount Pleasant Market
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market features farm goods, food vendors, and live music. Join us every Tuesday starting in April from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. to pick up your farmers market goods. Primary Local August Items: Blueberries Butterbean Beans Cantal...
Aug
10
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
10
Balloon Twisting at EBD Kids Night!
Kids always eat FREE at Kid’s Nights but on Wednesday, August 10, 5-8pm, we’re making it even more exciting! Watch the balloon-twisting magic and the kiddos get to take home their own twisted balloon creation! One free kid’s meal per on...
Aug
10
Carnival Kids Night
Come one. Come all to Zaxby’s Carnival Kidz Night on Wednesday, 8/10. Beneath the Big Tent, you’ll find carnival mask crafts, face painting, and 99 ₵ Zax Kidz Meals! It’s all happening from 5 – 8 pm, we can’t wait to see you there! *This ...
Aug
11
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Aug
11
Ice Cream Social – St. George Library
Celebrate the finale of the Summer Reading Program at the St. George Library this Thursday, August 11 at 2 PM with a frozen sweet treat!
Aug
11
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Aug
11
Little Women the Musical
This is a wholesome musical telling the story of Jo March and the March family sisters. Little Women is a Broadway musical based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. This musical runs about 2 1/2 hrs.
Aug
12
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
12
Homegrown at the Point
A popular waterfront concert series has announced its summer schedule will be extended through September. Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, will continue for six more shows. The happy hour pop-up ...
Aug
12
Music on the Green
Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more...
Aug
12
Little Women the Musical
This is a wholesome musical telling the story of Jo March and the March family sisters. Little Women is a Broadway musical based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. This musical runs about 2 1/2 hrs.
Aug
12
Moon Lit Movie at Davis-Bailey Park
Come and join us for our 2nd outdoor movie at Davis-Bailey Park. We will be showing Illuminations’ “Sing 2.” Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening under a full moon. The movie will start around 8PM.
Aug
13
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Aug
13
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Aug
13
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Aug
13
Wake School
Want to learn how to wakeboard? This initiation class is perfect for children until the age of 14. Up to 6 participants can ride for only $30/person. Gear included or bring your own. You ride on our wakeboard cable (zipline), not behind a boat.
Aug
13
North Charleston Police Dept. presents “Its Cool To Be In School” Supply Giveaway / Fun Day
Please join us as we kick off our annual “Its Cool To Be In School” supply give-away / Fun Day! COVID had us down, but after 2 years, we are ready to come back BIGGER and better!! The goal of the program has always been to make sure that ...
Aug
13
3rd Birthday Party! Family Friendly Workshop
We’re turning 3 and we want YOU to celebrate with us! 🥳🎈🎉 Bring the kiddos and join us for a Family Friendly DIY event full of crafts, food, fun, music, and MORE! Special birthday treats provided by Wildflour Pastry and The Cookie Corner. ...
Aug
13
FUNdraiser Jump: support kids with special needs
Want to have fun and help kids with special needs? All tickets benefit the Charles Webb Center, a preschool for kids with special needs.
Aug
13
Inclusive Prom
People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable themed prom night! Come dressed in your best attire, and dance the night away to your favorite music. All ages. Advance purchase is recommended, and admission wi...
Aug
13
Little Women the Musical
This is a wholesome musical telling the story of Jo March and the March family sisters. Little Women is a Broadway musical based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. This musical runs about 2 1/2 hrs.
Aug
14
MNO – Family Beach Day
Join us at an event for the whole family! Our monthly Moms’ Night Out is a great way to connect with other mothers and explore our beautiful area. Join us for a beautiful day at the beach with the whole family this month! Meet us at Folly Beach...
Aug
14
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Aug
14
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Aug
14
2nd Sunday on King Street
2nd Sunday on King Street will return to its every-month schedule beginning Sunday, September 12th after an 18-month hiatus due to Covid-19 protocols, announced Susan Lucas, President of the Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust (CPPT), the non-pro...
Aug
15
Baby Storytime
Enjoy baby songs, rhymes and movement! Most appropriate for children ages 0-24 months with their caregiver. Limited capacity. Visit the Children’s desk 30 minutes prior for tickets. John’s Island Library 10:00 and 10:30 Wando Mount Pleasant L...
Aug
16
Preschool Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, movement and activites that reinforce early literacy skills. Geared towards children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Aug
16
Lego Tuesdays!
Join us for some Lego play! Kids ages 2 through 6 are welcome to come build their wildest creations! Lego and Duplo bricks will be provided. Can’t wait to see you there! *Parental supervision required*
Aug
16
August at the Mount Pleasant Market
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market features farm goods, food vendors, and live music. Join us every Tuesday starting in April from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. to pick up your farmers market goods. Primary Local August Items: Blueberries Butterbean Beans Cantal...
Aug
16
Kids Night Made Awesome with Balloons!
Kids always eat FREE at Kid’s Nights but on Tuesday, August 16, 5-8pm, we’re making it even more exciting! Watch the balloon-twisting magic and the kiddos get to take home their own twisted balloon creation! One free kid’s meal per one ...
Aug
17
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
18
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Aug
18
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Aug
18
IOP Farmers’ Market
Join us for a fun filled evening of shopping, live music and more. Market is located at the front of the Recreation Center by the playground and picnic shelter. Live Music By: Travis Allison Food Truck: First Name Basis Legare Farms Mobile Market Sal...
Aug
18
Faery Fun Artist Market on 3rd Thursday
Enchanted magical fun brought to you by Gigglewoods on AUGUST 18th. Hatch a dragon egg, don a bejeweled flower crown and shop our magical shoppe of faerie findings. We will have Waldorf and nature inspired educational treasures too!
Aug
18
Date Night: Parent’s Night Out
Ready for a date night that will take the cake? Join us for a special Date Night | Parents Night Out…Includes both the Aqua Park, Ropes Course, and a beverage to relax. Walk ins allowed but spots are limited so make sure to grab a ticket. Ticke...
Aug
19
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
19
Homegrown at the Point
A popular waterfront concert series has announced its summer schedule will be extended through September. Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, will continue for six more shows. The happy hour pop-up ...
Aug
19
Music on the Green
Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more...
Aug
19
Jedburg Junction Luau
Come out for great luau themed foods, Hula lessons, farmer’s market, local businesses and much more. Kick off your weekend with us at The Junction!
Aug
20
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Aug
20
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Aug
20
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Aug
20
Wake School
Want to learn how to wakeboard? This initiation class is perfect for children until the age of 14. Up to 6 participants can ride for only $30/person. Gear included or bring your own. You ride on our wakeboard cable (zipline), not behind a boat.
Aug
20
Back-to-School Bash
Join us for some family fun with a Back-to-School Bash – celebrate the start of a new school year! We’ll have a professional glitter tattoo artist from 4pm – 6pm, Chow Bella food truck from 5pm to 8pm, fun raffle & giveaways!
Aug
20
Sweet as Can Bee: Father Daughter Dance
You are invited to our THIRD ANNUAL Sweet as Can Bee: Father-Daughter Dance! Your daughter will feel like a real princess on a night out on the town! She will get a velvet toy rose to take home, photo booth sessions from Get’Em Twisted Photobooths,...
Aug
21
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Aug
21
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Aug
21
Back-to-School Family Fun
This family-friendly event will be held at the Cypress Picnic Shelter in Ashley River Park. Food will be catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill and snowcones will be available from the Kona Ice Truck! We are accepting monetary donations and Amazon gi...
Aug
23
Preschool Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, movement and activites that reinforce early literacy skills. Geared towards children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Aug
23
August at the Mount Pleasant Market
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market features farm goods, food vendors, and live music. Join us every Tuesday starting in April from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. to pick up your farmers market goods. Primary Local August Items: Blueberries Butterbean Beans Cantal...
Aug
24
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
25
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Aug
25
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Aug
25
AutoNation USA Charleston Back to School Teen Driver Safety Clinic
AutoNation USA Charleston will hold a Back to School Teen Driver Safety Clinic on Thursday, August 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at 2250 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29414. Participation is complimentary. Clinics are one hour and taught by a community expert o...
Aug
25
Back to School Teen Driver Safety Clinic presented by AutoNation USA
As novice teenage drivers head back to school with the newly minted independence of a driver’s license, AutoNation, Inc., America’s most admired automotive retailer, will host complimentary one-hour Teen Driver Safety Clinics at AutoNation USA st...
Aug
26
Family Happy Hour
Every Wednesday and Friday (until 08/31/2022) 4:30-6pm $18 Summer is here and so is our popular Happy Hour. Come jump or climb for only $18 every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-6:00pm. The Aqua Park & Ropes Course Happy Hour gives you access to b...
Aug
26
Homegrown at the Point
A popular waterfront concert series has announced its summer schedule will be extended through September. Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, will continue for six more shows. The happy hour pop-up ...
Aug
26
Music on the Green
Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more...
Aug
27
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Aug
27
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Aug
27
Kids’ Craft Fair
Come join us as we support local kid entrepreneurs in the community. All wares will be made by and sold by kiddos. Our wonderful host will also offer a reduced admission to the petting zoo.
Aug
27
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Aug
27
Wake School
Want to learn how to wakeboard? This initiation class is perfect for children until the age of 14. Up to 6 participants can ride for only $30/person. Gear included or bring your own. You ride on our wakeboard cable (zipline), not behind a boat.
Aug
28
Kids’ Craft Fair
Come join us as we support local kid entrepreneurs in the community. All wares will be made by and sold by kiddos. Our wonderful host will also offer a reduced admission to the petting zoo.
Aug
28
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Aug
28
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Aug
30
Preschool Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, movement and activites that reinforce early literacy skills. Geared towards children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Aug
30
Lego Tuesdays!
Join us for some Lego play! Kids ages 2 through 6 are welcome to come build their wildest creations! Lego and Duplo bricks will be provided. Can’t wait to see you there! *Parental supervision required*
Aug
30
August at the Mount Pleasant Market
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market features farm goods, food vendors, and live music. Join us every Tuesday starting in April from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. to pick up your farmers market goods. Primary Local August Items: Blueberries Butterbean Beans Cantal...

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