Things to Do in Charleston (January 2021)

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Welcome to January! Can y’all believe that we’ve made it to 2021?! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. January is chock full of plenty of fun, family-friendly events happening around the Lowcountry.

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. 

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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. 

1964 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29407

January Events

Jan
1
Freebie Fridays
All guests who pay admission on Fridays will be automatically entered to win a free gift. Gift giveaway items vary- it can be anything from a gift card, cafe items, books, toys, and more!
Jan
1
New Years Day Brunch & Pajama Party!
Come start the New Year off right! We’ll be serving our full brunch menu from 10am-3pm as well as $10 Mimosa Carafes and all you can eat pancakes for just $8! Come enjoy breakfast in your pj’s while listening to DJ Frank Q.
Jan
1
Kid’s Fitness Challenge
An event for kids in the community to have a great time while competing for prizes and medals, cause who doesn’t love bling?!? Open to any children ages 5-13 and also for children with special needs of any ages!! Kids will be grouped in age divisio...
Jan
2
Patriots Point Pay What You Can Weekend
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their admission prices on Saturday, January 2nd and Sunday, January 3rd during their 10th annual Pay What You Can Weekend (PWYC). Instead of standard admission and parking fees, fam...
Jan
2
Holiday Sing-A-Long with the Snow Sisters (horse rides too)
Are there any parents that wanna offer their kids experiences instead of gifts this year? We have an after Christmas Holiday Party sing-a-long with the Snow Sisters January 2nd, 2021! Horse rides, sing-a-long, bounce house, train rides, playground wi...
Jan
2
New Year Celebration
Help us celebrate Smoove’s BBQ joining us inside the store! Live music, lots of local Arts & Craft Vendors, FREE samples of our Family Meal casseroles and lots of sales and clearance items.
Jan
2
Live Storytime with Rapunzel
Join us on our Facebook page as Rapunzel reads a story and interacts with your little one live! Be sure to like/follow our page and turn on page notifications to be notified when we go live! UPCOMING LIVES! Saturday 1.9- Beauty (6:00) Saturday 1.16- ...
Jan
3
Family Friendly Workshop
Looking for a fun experience to share with your children? Let’s get creative! Join us for our Family Friendly DIY workshop at the studio! Select an adult project from our gallery, then choose a child project for your child from the available op...
Jan
4
FAME Performing Arts: Open House!
FAME strives to create an inclusive environment where students of the performing arts learn to be confident, self-aware, and comfortable in their own skin. This open house is for all inquisitive minds to come and try out our Spring Semester classes! ...
Jan
7
Restaurant Week
Charleston Restaurant Week takes place January 7 – 21 this year. Check out all the restaurants participating this year and new options being offered here.
Jan
7
Winter Craft Night
Join us for a fun craft night making foam penguins! Kids eat free!* *Limit one free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only.
Jan
7
Winter Craft Night at East Bay Deli (Savannah Highway)
Join us for a fun craft night making foam penguins! Kids eat free!* *Limit one free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine-in & take out only.
Jan
9
Early Childhood Bach to Rock Open House
RSVP required. Saturday, January 9th let’s explore music together! Bach to Rock will be open for a musical experience for your little ones ages up to 7!
Jan
9
Charleston Academy of Musical Theatre Presents Seussical™ KIDS
Give the gift of a trip to see the “Whos down in Whoville” this Holiday season! Charleston Academy of Musical Theatre presents Seussical™ KIDS sponsored by Hoffman Law Firm, LLC at College of Charleston’s historic Sottile Theatre!...
Jan
9
Charleston Academy of Musical Theatre Presents Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
See Disney Channel’s smash hit, High School Musical, come to life this holiday season! Charleston Academy of Musical Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical Jr. sponsored by Hoffman Law Firm, LLC at College of Charleston’s his...
Jan
9
Live Storytime with Beauty
Join us on our Facebook page as Beauty reads a story and interacts with your little one live! Be sure to like/follow our page and turn on page notifications to be notified when we go live! UPCOMING LIVES! Saturday 1.16- Snow White (6:00) Saturday 1.2...
Jan
9
Virtual Inclusive Dance Party
Social Distancing? So are we! And since you can’t come to the party, we’re bringing the party to you! Everyone is invited for fun, friends, and great music via ZOOM. On your computer? Just make sure you have a webcam! On your phone? Just ...
Jan
11
2021 Charleston Marathon®: VIRTUAL EDITION
The 11th annual Charleston Marathon® returns January 11 -21, 2021! Join us for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Shrimp & Grits 5K, or Youth Marathon to enjoy a virtual race for the Big Dogs who dare to get off the porch. Register today at charlesto...
Jan
11
Learn More About Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking!
Expectant parents! Please join me and my Cbr team for a FREE webinar focused on education about cord blood and cord tissue banking. All participants will receive a $25 Amazon eGift card for attending. This event will answer all your questions on stem...
Jan
12
Homeshool/Toddler Morning at the Farm
Moms & Dads need a break!! Join us for our Homeschool/Toddler Morning at the Farm. Every month we will be hosting a morning out for toddlers & homeschoolers. Bring the little ones out for some play time, animal cuddling, and pony rides! Paren...
Jan
13
Virtual Homeschool Experience
WHATS THAT SOUND? As humans, we are a very visual species and always focus on what’s pretty and beautiful in nature. When we turn all our senses on we will be able to appreciate our surroundings so much more! Most people hear a noise and go “What...
Jan
15
Junior League of Charleston’s “A Gown Affair”
Join the Junior League of Charleston for this year’s VIRTUAL dress sale and silent auction! Only $7 to shop designer cocktail dresses, evening gowns, wedding and bridesmaid dresses at “A Gown Affair”! You can purchase your tickets here: https:/...
Jan
16
Firefly Distillery’s Food Truck Festival
We’re hosting our first food truck festival in partnership with the Lowcountry Food Truck Festival on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 12 to 5 p.m. Free to attend, the outdoor event will feature 15 local food trucks from savory to sweet and ever...
Jan
19
Winter Craft Night!
Join us for a fun craft night making foam penguins! Kids eat free!* *Limit one free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only
Jan
20
Music Chats LIVE with Wojciech
American Rhapsody – Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” was originally called “American Rhapsody”, and for years was known as the first American rhapsody. But…was it? Was there more original American orchestral mus...
Jan
21
Disney on Ice Dream Big
Join the fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Explore the Land of the Dead as Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco brings the festivities of Día de los Muer...
Jan
21
Third Thursday Webinar Series: EMBRACE-ing Black Joy
EMBRACE is a clinical program developed to give expecting Black families an opportunity to receive perinatal care from an intentional angle of racial consciousness. EMBRACE asserts a deliberate and unapologetic stance around holding Black mothers, Bl...
Jan
21
Virtual Teen Science Café
Are you a teen or do you know a teen who is interested in coding? Join the South Carolina Aquarium and the Museum of York County for a virtual Teen Science Café! Explore free, online coding opportunities, get the scoop on the newest technology caree...
Jan
22
Virtual Story Time
Join us everyday while in-person programs are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained!
Jan
23
Fairy House Festival
Let your inner fairy fly! Join us at Palmetto Islands County Park for a day filled with whimsical habitats – perfect for children, families, gardeners, and nature lovers! January 23, 2021 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Event Details: – Pre-reg...
Jan
24
Sensory and Special Needs Private Play Time
Bring your family and friends for Sensory and Special Needs Private Play Time at OutSlide In! Families can enjoy the playground from 10am-12pm, before we open for General Admission play at 1pm. Advanced ticket purchase not required. Adults: Free Kids...
Jan
24
Learn to play Ukulele as a Family!
Join us on Facebook Live for a free intro lesson to learning Ukulele presented by Sing Out Charleston. Ukulele is the perfect beginner instrument and skills are transferable to guitar. Let’s learn together! @SingOutCharleston
Jan
26
Sensory Jump
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.
Jan
27
Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. All ages. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and unde...
Jan
27
Wacky Wednesday
Check our Facebook page before you come. If you wear the secret color of the day, you can get $2 off admission on Wednesdays! Secret color is generally announced on Tuesday evenings
Jan
27
Virtual Story Time
Join us everyday while in-person programs are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained!
Jan
27
Sensory Jump
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.
Jan
28
Virtual Story Time
Join us everyday while in-person programs are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained!
Jan
28
Sensory Jump
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.
Jan
29
Freebie Fridays
All guests who pay admission on Fridays will be automatically entered to win a free gift. Gift giveaway items vary- it can be anything from a gift card, cafe items, books, toys, and more!
Jan
29
Virtual Story Time
Join us everyday while in-person programs are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained!
Jan
30
Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. All ages. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and unde...
Jan
30
Walk For SC Homeless 2021
THIS EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BUILDING AND DESIGNING OF “THE FAMILY SLEEPING QUARTERS” at The Village of South Carolina Homeless Shelter. Pre-register to join the walk, free! YOU MUST Pre-register by emailing the word “pre-reg...
Jan
30
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Winter is the perfect time to get up close and notice and appreciate the variations of tree bark. Bark is an important clue in identifying trees, especially in winter when the bark stands out against the sleeping forest floor. In this class we will t...
Jan
30
Virtual Story Time
Join us everyday while in-person programs are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained!
Jan
30
January Farm Event
Save the date for our January farm event! More details to come!
Jan
31
Virtual Story Time
Join us everyday while in-person programs are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our librarians have lined up plenty of fun stories, songs, dances, and crafts to keep your children entertained!

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