Things to Do in Charleston (April 2021)

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Spring is officially in full bloom (we’re looking at you, pollen!) but how lucky are we to live in such a beautiful city? Here are all of the fun, family-friendly events happening around Charleston during the month of April!

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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. 

April Events

Apr
1
Virtual Storytime
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! We’ll keep a running list of the storytimes b...
Apr
2
Farm Open Play Morning
Join us for our Farm Free Play Morning at the farm. Whether you have toddlers, homeschoolers, or virtual schoolers, we want to see you at the Farm! Bring the kids out for some play time, animal cuddling, and pony rides! Parents can relax on the swing...
Apr
2
Nature Walk Fridays
Ten people will have the opportunity to join Education Coordinator Adam Bedard for a leisurely walk around the swamp as we search for the parks spring residents! MASKS ARE REQUIRED. We will cover approximately 1 mile over well-graded gravel paths and...
Apr
2
Van Goghing to Paint?
Looking for some flowery fun? Come paint this beautiful Van Gogh inspired sunflower! Our talented artists will walk you step by step through the process. If you’re ready to pARTy with some Van Goghs, just let us know! For ages 14 and up.
Apr
2
Easter Egg Hunt and Play
We are hosting multiple times for the Egg Hunt and Play. Admission price is $15.00, which includes the egg hunt and play time. **Tickets are good for all day play.** With the admission ticket for the Egg Hunt, you may come back when we open to the ge...
Apr
3
Easter Egg Drop
The Isle of Palms Recreation Department, Fire Department and Police Department will be dropping off Easter Eggs with the Easter Bunny to those who are registered. Registration: March 1 – March 26 Isle of Palms Residents Only Free Event Visits b...
Apr
3
JB Charleston Easter Exciting Egg Hunt
JB Charleston presents Easter Egg hunt, games, and Art Activities. The EFMP Sensory time slot is at 0930am promptly. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny and Baskets to collect eggs! https://ww...
Apr
3
The Eggventure!
Bring kids of all ages to Azalea Park on April 3rd for music, egg hunts for different ages, crafts, and more! Azalea Park is just a short 5-minute walk from Summerville Baptist. We’re thrilled to be partnering with St. Paul’s Anglican for...
Apr
3
Spring Fling Arts & Craft Vendor Event
Take your photo with the Easter Bunny and then spend some time at the Petting Zoo @ 12:00-4:00. Plus games and activities for kids of all ages. (Tickets – $2 for zoo, $1 for each game) And LOTS of local vendors for some outdoor shopping @ 11:00...
Apr
3
EASTER EGG HUNT
Eggs will cover our back field for the little ones to have tons of fun hunting! Come join us for egg-hunting, fun, and food!
Apr
4
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch
– Egg Hunts on the hour (to keep groups small!) – Thousands of eggs – Loads of prizes & sweet treats Enjoy brunch from 10am – 4pm featuring an Easter Brunch menu as well as our full lunch menu **No advance registration or ...
Apr
4
Easter Egg Hunt at Flight
Easter Egg Hunt is happening at the park on Easter Sunday from 12pm-5pm! Purchase an Open Jump ticket and look for all the eggs that will be hidden all over the park, find at least 25 of them and get a prize! Prizes range from free swag to a $100 Gif...
Apr
7
The Kiddie – Kid’s Class!
Kid’s Class! Kid’s Class! Kid’s Class! What a fun way to spend a spring break with your kiddo! The Kiddie is a fun and easy painting for 7 years old and older. Our talented artists will walk everyone step by step through the process. If you are...
Apr
7
Glitter Tattoos!
Join us for a fun night with a local artist applying glitter tattoos on kid’s hands/ arms. No face tattoos permitted. Kids eat FREE* *Limit one free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only. Child must be present to red...
Apr
8
Charleston / Ladson SC – Garden Bros Nuclear Circus
Charleston / Ladson SC – Garden Bros Nuclear Circus World’s Largest Circus Under The Big Top!! DATES / SHOW TIMES Thursday Apr 8 – Two Performances – 4:30pm & 7:30pm Friday Apr 9 – Two Performances – 4:30pm &am...
Apr
8
Webinar: Drayton Hall and the Civil War
Join Drayton Hall Curator Cameron Moon virtually on Thursday, April 8th at 5 pm for a webinar on Drayton Hall and the Civil War. One of the most frequently asked questions about Drayton Hall is “Why didn’t Union soldiers burn the house during the...
Apr
8
Paws on The Patio to Benefit Charleston Animal Society
Charleston Animal Society, Burtons Grill and Mount Pleasant Towne Centre have partnered to host Paws on The Patio, the best Yappy Hour around! Guests are invited to bring their four-legged friends to enjoy an exclusive happy hour on the patio at Burt...
Apr
9
Second Annual Liquid Box and Charleston Seafarers Golf Cart Auction
Click here to purchase tickets. We are celebrating our Bicentennial year with an awesome Golf Cart Raffle please go to our website at charlestonseafarers.org to learn more about what we do and buy one ticket or six on the Golf Cart Raffle page. Lots ...
Apr
10
Paint Your Pet (ages 12+)
What’s a better way to celebrate International Pet Day than painting a picture of your pet! Reserve your seat, send us a photo, and our wonderful artists will help you do the rest! Our artists will presketch your pet straight from the picture s...
Apr
10
Snow White the Ballet
An adorable ballet of the classical tale of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.
Apr
13
Distance Learning Program: A Day in the Life of Sassy the Skunk
Discover “A Day in the Life” of Sassafras the striped skunk! Meet this “Sassy” lady and see what makes skunks so stinkin’ fascinating as we watch her explore enrichment toys and munch on lunch. This program is perfect fo...
Apr
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. What can you expect from Women, Wealth, and Wine? Reveal underlying forces that drive your decision...
Apr
13
Glitter Tattoos!
Join us for a fun night with a local artist applying glitter tattoos on kid’s hands/ arms. No face tattoos permitted. Kids eat FREE* *Limit one free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only. Child must be present to red...
Apr
14
Storytime with The Snow Queen
Join The Snow Queen on Wednesday, 4.14 at 6:00 pm EST for a FREE, live storytime on our Facebook page! Where to watch? Join us on our Facebook page to watch the live storytime! NO OUTSIDE LINK REQUIRED NO TICKETS REQUIRED Be sure to like/follow our p...
Apr
16
Power Plant SC
We’re partnering with the South Carolina Floodwater Commission and organizations across the state for Power Plant SC, a collective initiative to plant three million tree seeds on Earth Day, April 22! This will be the largest Initiative in South...
Apr
16
Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera (HALO) Social Distance-SING! Concert and Announcement
Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera (HALO) is a Multi-faceted Non-Profit Arts Organization whose commitment is rooted in Community Engagement! We had planned on launching our Arts Organization in 2020, but the pandemic hit giving us the opportunity to cre...
Apr
16
Movies in the Park – Frozen 2
Join the Summerville Parks & Recreation Department for our first FREE outdoor movie night of the 2021 season! This family-friendly event is perfect for everyone so grab your blankets and chair and come join us for a fun evening! Movie will start ...
Apr
17
Grand Opening
When the weather warms up and it’s time to get the family outside, join us on April 17th for Herd It Here Farm’s Grand Opening! Load up the family and make a short drive to the farm in Cottageville, SC where we are planning on introducing you to ...
Apr
17
Cookin’ in the Creek
Goose Creek Recreation will be hosting the first ever Cookin’ in the Creek event on Saturday, April 17 from 11AM-3PM behind the Municipal Complex. This event will show case a variety of local food trucks that will all be competing in a chicken ...
Apr
17
X Marks the Spot
A SWEET DAY AT MOUNT PLEASANT WATERFRONT PARK Sweet Spot Studio, a baking collaborative based in Charlotte, N.C. crafted to satisfy the cravings of curious and aspiring bakers, is popping up in Charleston, S.C. for a day of cookie decorating classes,...
Apr
17
Paws on the Patio
Halls Chophouse Nexton is going to the dogs on April 17! Join Dorchester Paws for an adoption event from 3pm to 4pm on the Halls patio. Dogs will be available for adoption on the spot. We’ll have speciality cocktails with 100% of the proceeds g...
Apr
18
Sensory Sunday
Our park opens an hour early for jumpers with sensory sensitivities. Our music is low or off and there are minimal jumpers so that your jumper can have a blast!
Apr
18
Caribbean Day
Join us for an afternoon of fun as we smoke the day away Caribbean style. Fresh smoked pulled pork is on the menu and we will have a bounce house, face painting, glitter tattoos and more! Percentage of proceeds will be donated for bullet proof vests ...
Apr
24
Mullet Haul Trail Run
Take to the trails of Johns Island County Park with our Mullet Haul Trail run, featuring a 5K and 10K race! Event sponored by Food Lion and the Foot Store Fees: – 5K: $38 – 10K: $42 Race Fees & Registration Register online. 5K: $38 10...
Apr
24
Vintage Portraits at Tweedle Beedle
Tweedle Beedle will be hosting Sawmill Photography. Vintage portraits make a beautiful gift. We are hosting two days in April 11th and 24th. You must RSVP and pay a non-refundable deposit. See description below on how to register
Apr
24
Fido Fest | Calling All Dogs {and their Humans!}
Join us for our 5th annual Fido Fest on Saturday, April 24 from noon to 3 PM. We’ve partnered with local friends and retailers to create an afternoon that celebrates our four-legged friends and benefits Charleston Animal Society! This free event wi...
Apr
25
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival 2021
The 33rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft sho...
Apr
25
Women’s Self-Defense Class with SASS Go
Join SASS Go, a nonprofit organization on a mission to end abuse, trafficking, and assault globally for a Women’s Self-Defense Class! In the self-defense course, you will develop protective risk-reduction techniques, learn how to use your physi...
Apr
25
Starry Ravenel Night
Want to have a different version of Ravenel Bridge? Try out one of our NEW paintings insipired by Van Gogh – Starry Ravenel Night. Paint, Sip, and Socialize during a great night out! Must be 14+ to paint, and 21+ to drink. We reserve the right ...
Apr
29
Webinar: The Reverbratory Kiln with Matt Webster
On Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5 pm, join our webinar with Matt Webster, Director of Architectural Preservation and Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for this educational webinar that will examine the rich masonry history at Drayton H...
Apr
29
Boone Hall Strawberry Festival
THIS NIGHT ONLY – Free admission with three canned goods per person that will be collected and donated to East Cooper Community Outreach. Greatest needs are canned peas, lima beans, chicken, tuna, salmon, and pineapple. Attendees who do not bring c...
Apr
30
Boone Hall Strawberry Festival
Family Festival side of event will be open 12PM-7PM Festival Rides open all event hours Regular admission and ride ticket prices apply.

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