Things to Do in Charleston (July 2021)

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Welcome to July! With summer in full swing, there’s a lot of fun events to add to your calendar. Here are all of the fun events happening around Charleston during the month of July!

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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. 

July Events

Jul
2
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
2
Lowcountry Explorers Virtual Summer Camp – Hydrology
Join us this summer for Old Santee Canal Park’s Virtual Summer Camp! We are creating virtual summer camp kits for your children to enjoy at home. Each kit comes in a special Virtual Summer Camp box and includes activities, educational lessons, arts...
Jul
2
Party at the Point
Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series is back for its 20th season, taking place Friday evenings from July 2nd – July 30th. Party At The Point is Charleston’s best and longest-running happy hour concert series in town. This yea...
Jul
2
Sounds of Summer: Dan Riley & The Marvelous Misfits
Ah, sweet summertime is here. And we’re gathering in the Square for a summer of good tunes, great food, and family fun. Bring your own chair or blanket (but not your own bottle) – enjoy food and bev from Nexton Square’s fabulous res...
Jul
3
Independence Day Block Party at Tanger Outlets
Cue the RED, WHITE & BLUE Fun! Our July 4th Weekend Block Party will be held in the Flag Pole Courtyard on Saturday, July 3rd from 12PM – 3PM Come out for Music, Games, Strolling Characters, Prizes and of course, BIG SAVINGS! Sidewalk Sales...
Jul
3
4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks
The Town of Moncks Corner is hosting the 4th of July Firework Celebration on Saturday July 3rd at the Regional Recreation Complex. Viewing of the fireworks can be viewed from your vehicles or you may bring a blanket and lawn chairs to sit on the E...
Jul
3
Carnes Crossroads Summer Barn Jam Concert Series
Our free live music series continues at Carnes Crossroads with an Independence Day weekend concert on 7/3 featuring the energetic and always fun East Coast Party Band! Summer Barn Jam concerts take place at the Village Green and Green Barn at Carnes ...
Jul
4
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 ...
Jul
4
2021 Town of Summerville Fireworks and Freedom Fest
Join the Town of Summerville at Gahagan Park on Sunday, July 4th for our 2021 Fireworks and Freedom Fest! You won’t want to miss out on this FREE family-friendly event with live music, great food, a cold drink, fireworks, a kid’s zone and loads o...
Jul
4
4th of July Fireworks Blast
Our 4th of July Fireworks Blast is back! The night sky above the USS Yorktown will be full of red, white and blue fireworks in celebration of American independence. While we are proud to announce the return of our biggest event, it will look a little...
Jul
4
4th of July Festival
Stop by Kiawah Island’s Sundown Festival while the sun sets in Night Heron Park.  Live music, southern lawn games, inflatables, a photo booth, and crafts are available throughout the evening.  Be sure to hang around for our fireworks show beginni...
Jul
4
Fabulous Fourth in the Creek
The City of Goose Creek’s annual Fourth of July Celebration and fireworks display will take place on Sunday, July 4. This will be a celebration of our City’s 60 anniversary. Commemorative City of Goose Creek items will be on sale. The event...
Jul
4
4th of July Festival
Featuring musical guests, activities for kids, vendors, food trucks, and a fireworks show! Date: Sunday, July 4, 7 pm – 10 pm Location: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave, North Charleston Admission: Free!
Jul
4
Isle of Palms Fireworks
Date: Sunday, July 4, fireworks begin at dusk Location: Front Beach area, Isle of Palms Admission: Free!
Jul
4
4th of July Fireworks at the Charleston Harbor
Enjoy 4th of July fireworks from the middle of the Charleston Harbor! The Charleston Water Taxi will be leaving from DOCK A at 8:45pm. Ticket Prices: – $30 for adults – $25 for children ages 4-11 – 3 & under FREE Tickets go fast...
Jul
5
July 4th Jump
Enjoy the long weekend with us at the aqua park! Join us between 12:00 and 5:00pm. July 4th and July 5th special: Purchase a 2nd session for only $5.99 on top of the regular $15.75 for the 1st session. The 2nd session has to be redeemed on the same d...
Jul
7
MOPS & MOMSNEXT Playdate
Join us for a splash and play! Beat the heat with us! All are welcome!
Jul
7
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 How many fingers do you have on one hand? In this lesson we are going to focus on a few important things: counting, exercising our finger muscles, learning about our hands, and exploring a world of sensory fun by playing with clay and u...
Jul
7
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 some patriotic arts and crafts! Please note any interaction with the public poses an elevated risk of bein...
Jul
7
SC Aquarium Skunk Virtual Critter Call – Zoom
Meet an alligator and learn how it uses its tail! Sign up for a Zoom invite at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/skunkzoom
Jul
7
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.
Jul
7
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
7
Kids Night featuring Balloon Twisting!
We ain’t blowing hot air, but we are blowing balloons. Come for kids night, July 7th, 5-7pm at East Bay Deli on Oakland Market Road in Mt. Pleasant where kids eat FREE and get their own twisted balloon creation! One free kid’s meal per one adult ...
Jul
9
Fairy Hair at Nellie & Lo
We will be set up inside of Nellie & Lo on Friday, July 9th from 2-5pm 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 tie...
Jul
9
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
9
Party at the Point
Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series is back for its 20th season, taking place Friday evenings from July 2nd – July 30th. Party At The Point is Charleston’s best and longest-running happy hour concert series in town. This yea...
Jul
10
Fairy Hair at Pitt Street Kids
We will be set up inside of Pitt Street Kids Saturday 11am – 3pm 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...
Jul
10
NestWatch Monitoring
Ten people will have the opportunity to join Educator Kristin as she does her checks of the Bluebird and Prothonotary boxes at Old Santee Canal Park! Kristin will talk about the correct way to install, maintain, and monitor these boxes. We will cover...
Jul
10
Johns Island County Park Concert Series – July 10, 2021
Bring your chairs or blanket and your love of music! Our new concert series at Johns Island County Park is here and we have music to fit everyone’s mood! Presented by Bleecker Law Firm (https://bit.ly/3wRi3NA) Marine Warehouse Center (https://b...
Jul
11
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 ...
Jul
11
Fairy Hair at Roadside Blooms
We will be set up inside of Roadside Blooms in Park Cirlce Sunday, July 11th from 1pm-4pm 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. Eac...
Jul
11
3rd Annual West Ashley Restaurant Festival
The 3rd Annual West Ashley Restaurant Festival hosted by the new West Ashley Area Chamber of Commerce is a newly Food & Bev inspired event to be held on Sunday, July 11, 2021. The event welcomes diverse eateries and attendees throughout the Tri-C...
Jul
13
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...
Jul
13
Kids Night featuring Balloon Twisting
Come out to EBD at 2519 N Main St in Summerville from 5-7pm, July 13th. Watch the balloons get bent into shape, and enjoy a stress-free dinner while you’re at it! Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal and get to take home a balloon creat...
Jul
14
Homeschool Days
Are you a single homeschool family looking for more educational opportunities? In this month’s program, you will join the “Fun Guy” Educator Adam as he takes an in-depth look at funguses. Educator Adam will be describing the characteris...
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
15
Open Studios at Public Works Art Center
Come out for July’s Third Thursday event, where Downtown Summerville comes alive with fun activities all over town. At Public Works Art Center, check out our FREE exhibitions, meet studio artists during open studios, listen to music by Robert L...
Jul
16
Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson
Do you LOVE fossils? 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. F...
Jul
16
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
16
Party at the Point
Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series is back for its 20th season, taking place Friday evenings from July 2nd – July 30th. Party At The Point is Charleston’s best and longest-running happy hour concert series in town. This yea...
Jul
16
Caroline Calouche & Co. – Random Acts of Kindness
A flower. A hug. A kind act. The cast of Random Acts of Kindness will demonstrate their love for each other and the audience with their impressive skills in dance and circus arts. This family-friendly show will entertain and warm your heart. Be sure ...
Jul
17
Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop
Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century.Edwards-Hammond comes from a long line of basket makers and...
Jul
17
Caroline Calouche & Co. – Random Acts of Kindness
A flower. A hug. A kind act. The cast of Random Acts of Kindness will demonstrate their love for each other and the audience with their impressive skills in dance and circus arts. This family-friendly show will entertain and warm your heart. Be sure ...
Jul
17
Inclusive Swim Nights
People with disabilities, their caregivers, and families are invited to unforgettable evenings at Charleston County Parks waterparks and pools! Event presented by Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding. $9 per person or free for children 2 and under and ...
Jul
17
ABT ACROSS AMERICA
ABT Across America. American Ballet Theatre will take to the road this summer, traveling by bus and truck to 8 U.S. cities including Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston Gaillard Center will present ABT Across America for an outdoor performance...
Jul
18
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 ...
Jul
21
Vehicle Play
The best way to learn about things is by playing and imagining. With children imaginative play is a great way to engage in all kinds of topics and to have them build skills and develop. In this lesson we focus on transportation by creating our own ve...
Jul
21
Kid Tours: The Giant Croc
Explore the remains of a giant crocodile found in the Lowcountry that dates from over 50 million years ago.  Compare this creature to modern day alligators and crocodiles. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection tha...
Jul
21
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.
Jul
21
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
23
Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson
Do you LOVE fossils? 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. F...
Jul
23
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
23
Party at the Point
Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series is back for its 20th season, taking place Friday evenings from July 2nd – July 30th. Party At The Point is Charleston’s best and longest-running happy hour concert series in town. This yea...
Jul
24
Christmas in July at Jedburg Junction
You must have been good so far this year! Jedburg Junction will be celebrating Christmas in July on July 24 at 9 am to 3 pm. It is a family event with a “Summer Wonderland” water slide, visits from Olaf, Santa, Elf on a Shelf, Cousin Eddie, and m...
Jul
24
Dragonflies & Butterflies
Summer is in full swing here at Old Santee Canal Park and it’s time to enjoy some of the park’s most vibrant visitors! Join Educator Adam as he discusses the life cycles and fascinating adaptations of these incredible insects. Then he will show y...
Jul
24
Community Health & Wellness Fair
C3 Culinary Arts Camp concludes with Community Health & Wellness Fair, which celebrates its youth by providing access to information, lessons, and activities in overall health and well-being. There will also be food, music, games and prizes, spec...
Jul
24
17th 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 continu...
Jul
24
Give Blood-Drink Beer-Save Lives
Kick off a beautiful spring with some giving! Join us at the Snafu Brewing Company taproom to donate blood in The Blood Connection’s mobile blood drive bus. All donor’s will receive a $20 Visa gift card to spend ANYwhere, a voucher for a ...
Jul
25
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 ...
Jul
28
Giant Candy
Most kids love sugary sweets. The great part of this craft is that there is a lot of fun and color and no sugar involved!
Jul
28
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 some western related arts and crafts! Please note any interaction with the public poses an elevated risk o...
Jul
28
Kid Tours: Mummy Madness
Come take a closer look at our mummy by examining X-rays and learn about the mummification process.  Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of  June and July at 3:30 PM. This program includes a tour highlighting the weekly theme and an en...
Jul
28
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.
Jul
28
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
30
Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson
Do you LOVE fossils? 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. F...
Jul
30
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is back. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day and to cool off on a hot summer day. Please b...
Jul
30
Party at the Point
Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series is back for its 20th season, taking place Friday evenings from July 2nd – July 30th. Party At The Point is Charleston’s best and longest-running happy hour concert series in town. This yea...
Jul
30
Opening Reception: Three New Exhibitions!
Join Public Works Art Center on Friday, July 30 from 6pm-8pm as we celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions: ECOS: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories in the West Gallery, “Brick by Brick, Home Sweet Home: A Solo Show by Morgan Ki...
Jul
31
Inclusive Swim Night
People with disabilities, their caregivers, and families are invited to unforgettable evenings at Charleston County Parks waterparks and pools! Event presented by Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding. $2 per person or free for children 2 and under and ...

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