Things to Do in Charleston (September 2021)

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Welcome to September! School is in full swing but there’s still plenty of sunshine and fun to soak up! Here’s a look at all of the fun, family-friendly events taking place in Charleston during the month of September!

Here are some other guides you may find handy!

Are you a new or expecting mom in the Charleston area? If so, our 6th annual Bloom event is a must-attend event! Happening on September 12th, you don’t want to miss your chance to snag a ticket for this great event filled with swag, high-end giveaways, delicious food, and time to connect with other local moms and parent-centered businesses! Grab your ticket now!

*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. 

September Events

Sep
1
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 ...
Sep
1
Back to School with Harry Potter
Join Public Works Art Center on Wednesday, September 1 for a FREE “Back to School with Harry Potter” event. There will be photo booths, crafts, giveaways, and more! Costumes are highly encouraged. Story Time will be at 10am (thanks, Dorch...
Sep
1
Baby & Me – Summerville
A language enrichment program for caregivers and babies under 2 years old. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home
Sep
1
Sweeps Across South Carolina: Kiawah Island Litter Sweep
From the mountains to the sea, plastic pollution has permeated into the landscapes we love. What better way to support South Carolina than by coming together to combat it? Join us, South Carolina Floodwater Commission, SC7 Expedition, D. Michael Wils...
Sep
1
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.
Sep
1
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
2
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
2
Craft Night at East Bay Deli Kids Night!
Calling all kid crafters! 👀 Thursday, September 2, from 5-7pm on Savannah Hwy in West Ashley, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to complete their own take-home craft! One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, in store purcha...
Sep
3
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome
Sep
3
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...
Sep
3
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Sep
3
Edisto Beach Shag Festival
Come join us this Labor Day Weekend in Edisto Beach for the 12th Annual Edisto Beach Shag Festival. Great family fun and live music.
Sep
3
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
4
Indigo Workshop
Eliza Lucas Pinckney established the first successful crop of indigo in South Carolina in 1744. It soon became the second-most profitable crop in the colony, preceded only by rice. Come learn all about this fascinating plant, how to process it for dy...
Sep
4
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
4
Labor Day Jump
We are bringing our busy summer season to an end with our Labor Day jump! Join us between 12:00 and 5:00pm. Labor Day special: Purchase a 2nd session for only $9.99 on top of the regular $15.75 for the 1st session. The 2nd session has to be redeemed ...
Sep
4
Kids Build It – Sail Boats
Join us for a Kids Build It workshop. DIY’ers will be creating their very own sail boat! Choose between a couple of designs during registration. Our Art-Tenders will guide the kids step-by-step through this fun project. This is a drop off workshop....
Sep
5
Sensory Jump
Did you know that Flight offers a Sensory Jump? We reserve our park every first and third Sunday of the month from 10am-11am for jumpers who prefer a more private and quieter environment. One unpaid chaperone per paying jumper is permitted to gently ...
Sep
5
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 ...
Sep
5
3rd Annual Exquisite Honors
For the 3rd year in the Lowcountry, Exquisite Enterprises Inc. is hosting their annual Exquisite Honors ceremony recognizing black leaders, and celebrating black entrepreneurship and community service. The event will take place on Sunday, September 5...
Sep
7
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
7
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
8
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 Grandparent’s Day arts and crafts! Please note any interaction with the public poses an elevated ri...
Sep
8
Baby & Me – Summerville
A language enrichment program for caregivers and babies under 2 years old. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home
Sep
8
Charleston County Library's Summer Feeding Program
Back to School Fun! Banana Pudding Poke Cake
CCPL’s Facebook page – The new school year is here but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it fun!  Join us in making this easy and fuss free recipe for Banana Pudding Poke Cake!  Perfect for lunch or an after school snack!
Sep
8
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.
Sep
8
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
8
Craft Night at East Bay Deli Kids Night!
Calling all kid crafters! 👀 Wednesday, September 8, from 5-7pm at Oakland Market Road in Mt. Pleasant, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to complete their own take-home craft! One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, in sto...
Sep
9
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
9
Moultrie Playground Ribbon Cutting
The public is invited to join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 9th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm to celebrate the renovation of Moultrie Playground. Attendees can enjoy family activities, pickleball pi...
Sep
9
Blippi The Musical – North Charleston, SC
Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken...
Sep
10
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
10
Baxter-Patrick Book Sale
Head to the Charleston Friends of the Library Book Sale at Baxter-Patrick James Island Library! Find plenty of great reads for low, low prices!
Sep
10
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome
Sep
10
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...
Sep
10
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Sep
10
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
11
Cast Off Fishing Tournament – September 11, 2021
https://www.ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments Tournament Fees No preregistration required. Ages 13 & up: $10 Military: $9 Youth (ages 3-12) & Seniors (ages 60+): $8 Fishing Pass Members: $5 Adult chaperone is required for participan...
Sep
11
Baxter-Patrick Book Sale
Head to the Charleston Friends of the Library Book Sale at Baxter-Patrick James Island Library! Find plenty of great reads for low, low prices!
Sep
11
Dog Day Afternoon at Splash Island
It’s your dogs’ turn to cool off, and enjoy a day at the waterpark at the end of the summer. The dog days of summer have never been so much fun! Presented by: Crews Subaru: https://bit.ly/2TB0WAX TD Bank: https://bit.ly/3lswd4A Veterinary Speci...
Sep
11
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
11
Fairy Hair at Nellie & Lo
We will be set up inside of this super cute gift shop at 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd in Mount Pleasant!. You can do some shopping and get your Fairy Hair refill at the same time. Appointments are recommended but not required. Text or call Katherine at...
Sep
11
Grand Opening
Turning Page Bookshop of Goose Creek is opening it’s 2nd store in Summerville at a beautiful house to show off our flowers, benches, a relax seating porch for reading and enjoying the sunshine.
Sep
12
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 ...
Sep
12
Fairy Hair in Park Circle at Game Night Charelston
Come experience this fun new, locally owned venue Game Night Charleston for SUNDAY FUNDAY! We will be set up inside the shop providing sparkles from 1-4pm. Appointments are appreciated, walkins are welcome. Wait time is unpredictable for walk-ins, yo...
Sep
12
Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms
Who :: This event is geared towards Charleston area moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or moms who are planning on growing their family soon. What :: An afternoon of learning, fun, and...
Sep
12
Second Sunday on King Street
2nd Sunday on King Street is the premier monthly event held in historic downtown Charleston every month, year ’round. Visitors and locals alike are invited to shop, dine and enjoy Charleston’s “Main Street” on a vehicle-free, pedestrian-o...
Sep
14
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
14
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
14
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 Wom...
Sep
14
Craft Night at East Bay Deli Kids Night!
Calling all kid crafters! 👀 Tuesday, September 14, from 5-7pm on N Main Street in Summerville, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to complete their own take-home craft! One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, in store purch...
Sep
15
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 ...
Sep
15
Homeschool Days
TOPIC: Native American History of South Carolina Join Educator Kristin as we learn about the indigenous peoples occupying South Carolina before colonization. We will discuss different aspects of their culture, how Native Americans use the land for th...
Sep
15
Baby & Me – Summerville
A language enrichment program for caregivers and babies under 2 years old. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home
Sep
15
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.
Sep
15
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
15
Talkin’ Smack: The Life Cycle and Future of Jellies
What is a jelly? Will jellies take over our ocean? Why should I care? Join us for another season of Holland Lifelong Learning to discover the answers to these questions and many more! We’ll welcome Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher, Dr....
Sep
16
Homeschool History Day: Fossil Frenzy
What is a fossil? What can it tell us about life in the Lowcountry before Charleston? Study fossils from the Museum’s collection to learn the answers to these questions and more.  Children will gain an understanding of creatures that used to roam ...
Sep
16
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
16
Homeschool History Day: Fossil Frenzy
What is a fossil? What can it tell us about life in the Lowcountry before Charleston? Study fossils from the Museum’s collection to learn the answers to these questions and more. Children will gain an understanding of creatures that used to roam pr...
Sep
17
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
17
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome
Sep
17
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...
Sep
17
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Sep
17
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
17
Kids Night!
Run some errands, go on a date night, treat yourself! Drop your little one(s) off at Palmetto Clayground for our Kids Night! Upcoming Kids Night Themes: Friday September 17 – Among Us Canvas This event is for ages 6+. $10 reserves their seat $2...
Sep
18
Summerville Sweet Tea Festival
The Sweet Tea Festival is a celebration of the birthplace of sweet tea, right here in Summerville SC. Historic Downtown is transformed into a massive open house/street fair with different food trucks, artisanal vendors, and entertainment.
Sep
18
Trees of OSCP
Join Educator Adam on a nature walk as he looks at the trees here at the park and their important biological processes. Topics covered include photosynthesis, tree structure, and leaf characteristics. Participants will also discover many interesting ...
Sep
18
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
18
Mellow Matinee
MELLOW MATINEE IS BACK! Every third Saturday we’re featuring $5 kids meals along with a different matinee and special guests like princesses, super heros and face painters! For the adults, our full menu will be available + $2 mimosas. On Septem...
Sep
19
Sensory Jump
Did you know that Flight offers a Sensory Jump? We reserve our park every first and third Sunday of the month from 10am-11am for jumpers who prefer a more private and quieter environment. One unpaid chaperone per paying jumper is permitted to gently ...
Sep
19
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 ...
Sep
20
Ask A Naturalist
Please join our park Educators for our next Ask a Naturalist on Monday, September 20th! We will be LIVE on Facebook at noon to chat and answer all of your awesome nature questions. You can submit questions during the live feed or beforehand by emaili...
Sep
21
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
21
Toddler Time!
Join us for Toddler Time! All ages welcome. We will read a story while you and your little one paints a coordinating project! Snacks are provided. Your creation will be ready for pick-up the following week. Paint is all water based and non-toxic! $5 ...
Sep
21
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
22
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 Johnny Appleseed arts and crafts! Please note any interaction with the public poses an elevated risk ...
Sep
22
Baby & Me – Summerville
A language enrichment program for caregivers and babies under 2 years old. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home
Sep
22
Virtual Program: River Otter Adventure
Join educators at the South Carolina Aquarium as we meet our resident river otters, Ace, Charlie and Beau! Explore their mountain forest habitat and discover the amazing adaptations that allow river otters to survive in the cold, winter weather. This...
Sep
22
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.
Sep
22
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
23
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
24
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
24
Family Storyhour – Summerville
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills. All ages welcome
Sep
24
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...
Sep
24
LEGO Club – Summerville
Play and build with LEGO toys. ages 6 -9
Sep
24
Family Happy Hour
Our popular happy hour is still happening. For only $10, you get to jump on the aqua park and enjoy our beach area from 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday and Friday. This is a great activity to wind down after a long day at work and at school. Please book ...
Sep
25
44th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
Join us in Charleston, SC for the 44th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run on September 25, 2021.
Sep
25
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
25
Superheros and Horses @ Crosswind Farm
It’s time for a Superhero party! Come in your favorite superhero costume, meet our superheros Wonder Girl and Spider Guy, take photos, ride horses, enjoy the barrel train ride, inflatables, zipline, petting zoo, food, and snacks, and MORE! 6-8 pm $...
Sep
25
Mother-Son Dance
You are invited to our second annual Sweet as Can Bee: Mother Son Dance! Your son will feel like a real hero on a night out with just Mom. Each Mom will get a velvet toy rose from their son to take home, photo booth sessions from Get’Em Twisted Pho...
Sep
26
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 ...
Sep
26
Summerville Italian Festival
​Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Hutchinson Square, the heart of downtown Summerville, as well as food of all types from the Lowcountry to tempt every taste bud. Sample as you like and also enjoy Italian wine and beer. Enjoy the entertainme...
Sep
27
Health Care Appreciation Night
Monday, September 27th Flight will be hosting Health Care Appreciation Night from 5-8PM. We will be closing to the public at 5PM and opening our doors exclusively to health care workers and their immediate family members. Health care workers receive ...
Sep
28
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Sep
28
Discovery Day: Nature Hunt
Get your hands dirty at the Dill Sanctuary while going on a scavenger hunt and exploring the Museum’s wildlife refuge on James Island! Discovery Day is a NEW program designed for young learners (ages 2 to 5 yrs) to explore the Museum, historic hou...
Sep
28
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Sep
28
Discovery Day: Nature Hunt @ The Dill Sanctuary
Get your hands dirty at the Dill Sanctuary while going on a scavenger hunt and exploring the Museum’s wildlife refuge on James Island! Discovery Day is a NEW program designed for young learners (ages 2 to 5 yrs.) to explore the Museum, historic hou...
Sep
28
Special Storytime with Author Jewel Sweeney
On September 28th, at 11 am, we will host a special Storytime Tuesday! Local Summerville Author, Jewel Sweeney , will be joining us to read The Fire Breathing Dragon from the Adventures of Bugaboo and Ladybug series! Jewel uses her experience as a mo...
Sep
28
Special Story Time with Author Jewel Sweeney
On September 28th, at 11 am, we will host a special Storytime Tuesday! Local Summerville Author, Jewel Sweeney, will be joining us to read The Fire Breathing Dragon from the Adventures of Bugaboo and Ladybug series! Jewel uses her experience as a mot...

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