Charleston Current Events July 11-12

Charleston, SC Friday, July 11

The MegaDock Billfishing Tournament – Head down to Charleston City Marina this weekend to watch some serious fishing in the heart of downtown! 27 fishermen are fighting for purse of cash and prizes of $240,000!! Each evening, family, friends, and crew are invited to enjoy dinner and drinks in the Historic Rice Mill at The City Marina, served by Bennett Hospitality’s acclaimed restaurants such as Rue de Jean, Michael’s on the Alley, and Good Food Catering. The tournament lasts through Sunday. Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Blvd.

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series – Featuring new and traditional reggae music, Charleston County Parks are hosting a reggae concert series that is sure to make your Friday evenings relaxed and full of fun. Food and drinks are available for purchase – all you need to bring is a blanket or some chairs! Gates open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8:30pm. $8 for adults, children under 12 free. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston

BLASTOFF – Every once in awhile Theater99 opens their doors for a free show to test out some of their newly written acts. Blast Off is just that — free admission gets you to see Theater99’s newest acts, never performed in front of an audience! Pretty cool stuff. FREE! 10:00pm-11:30pm. Theater 99, 280 Meeting Street.

Saturday July 12

8th Annual Barefoot Wine and Surfrider Foundation Beach Rescue – Throughout the year, the Surfrider Foundation organizes beach cleanups throughout Charleston and the surrounding area. This year, they are teaming up with Barefoot Wine in an effort to make the beaches barefoot friendly! Spend a few hours volunteering your time to clean our beaches with good friends and the rest of the community. A celebration will be held afterward at The Bohemian Bull on James Island. Free to clean! The group will meet at Folly River Park, Center Street. 2:30pm-4:30pm

Folly Beach Pier Tournament – Enjoy watching or participate in the Folly Beach Pier tournament this summer. The pier stretches out 1,045 feet into the ocean and offers fishing, dining and incredible views! You can even rent equipment through the Charleston County Park system if you would like to participate in the tournament. Tournament begins at 6am and ends at 2pm. $10 entry for Charleston County Residents. Folly Beach Fishing Pier.

SNOS Stroll – SNOS (Slightly North Of Spring!) is opening their community doors this weekend for all to enjoy everything the local businesses of the neighborhood have to offer! Participating restaurants include Butcher and Bee, 26 Devine, Barsa and more!