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Charleston Current Events June 20-22

Sullivans Island, SC Thursday June 19th

I’On Village Summer Concert Series – Hosted by the I’On Group and presented by the Colour of Festival Chamber Music Series, spend the evening celebrating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration dates back to 1865 when, on June 19th, the first recorded celebration of the emancipation was held in Galveston, TX. General admission is $20, students can attend for $10. Show begins at 7pm. East Cooper Montessori School Assembly Hall, 250 Ponsbury Road, Mt. Pleasant.

Rhythm on Canvas – Hosted by Blue Planet Green Events, this live art benefit is raising money for the American Lung Association. What is a live art benefit? Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans will be playing their music while local artists will create unique pieces on the spot to be auctioned off throughout the night. Mosaic will be catering the food and Dulce will provide desserts! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Event goes from 6pm-9pm. Cooper River Room at Riverfront Park, 99 Harry Hallman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant.

Yappy Hour – Join other dog owners at James Island County Park every Thursday throughout the summer for live music and drinks while your pups play at the dog park! The Bill Show will be performing this week. $1 for admission into the park and alcoholic beverages will be for purchase on-site. 4pm-8pm. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston.

Friday June 20th

Party at The Point – This weekly outdoor concert series features The Kopecky Family Band with Luke Cunningham. This will be the second to last concert for the season! $7 at the door. Food and drinks available for purchase. 5:30pm-9:30pm. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson – Join thousands and thousands of children and adults from around the WORLD to set a new Guinness Book of World Records for the largest swimming lesson to take place at the same time. Multiple facilities around the Lowcountry will be offering the lesson, including Splash Island Waterpark, Splash Zone Waterpark, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park and Schroder Blaney Rec Complex. Lesson begins at 11am. Pay for swim class registration online to attend. Various locations.

Saturday June 21st

Summer Solstice 5k – Celebrate the start of summer by running a 5k in beautiful Hampton Park, followed by a post-race party at Hampton Park with music, food and alcoholic beverages. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in various divisions. $15 online registration, $20 for registration day of. You can pick up your race packet at Moe’s Crosstown from 4-7pm on Friday or before the race at Hampton Park. Race starts at 8am. Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive, Charleston.

Solust Summer Solstice Music Festival – Come celebrate a festival full of music and excitement for the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! Enjoy live music from 9 local and national bands (including The Dirty Guv’nahs, Cisco Adler and Huey Mack to name a few) along with all the food and drinks you can handle! Food trucks including Roti Rolls, Autobanh, Roadside Seafood, Diggity Doughnuts and more will be there for purchase. Canopy tents, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted in designated areas. Coolers are not permitted and outside food will be confiscated. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 12pm-11pm. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Road, Johns Island.

Summer Saturdays at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – This is the first of a late summer series that Magnolia Plantation is hosting for children and their parents. Families will enjoy a guided nature tour and discover wildlife that exists in only the Lowcountry. Craft activites and snacks will be included and the day will end with a “meet and greet” of the 2 resident alligators in the Nature Center. Pre-registration of $20 is required. $30 for non-members. 9:30am-1pm. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Sunday, June 22nd

The Lowcountry Blueberry Jam and Blueberry Festival – The 4th annual blueberry festival is back with live Blues Tunes, great food and local artists, along with demonstrations on blueberries, bees, olives and more. Most importantly however, this festival marks the first public picking of the berries for the season! Partnering with Coastal South Carolina in support of sea turtle conservation, you can learn about the turtles and explore our coastal environment as well. Coastal Expeditions will be at the festival offering kayaking on the pond. Tickets are $10 and children under 15 are free. 11am-7pm. Blue Pearl Farms, 9760 Randall Road, McClellanville, SC.

ChuckTown BikeDown – Join friends for a SERIOUS Sunday Funday with World Cup Soccer and the first bicycling pub crawl hosted by The Alley Charleston and HoM. The Alley, Bay Street Biergarten, HoM, and Palace Hotel will be offering various drink and food specials, along with ChuckTown BikeDown freebies when showing your server your special BikeDown passport you receive when you start your “bikecrawl” at The Alley. If you get your passport stamped by all 4 venues you’ll be entered to win a FREE custom bicycle from Oskar Blues Brewery. FREE EVENT. 12pm-9pm. The Alley Charleston, 131 Columbus St, Charleston.

Barn Jam – Benefitting Pet Helpers, Palmetto Brewery and Awendaw Green are hosting a day of music, food and (hopefully) ADOPTIONS! Matt MacKelcan, Jeff Dent, Mozo and Katrina Rose will be performing and your furry friends are more than welcome! No coolers allowed. $5 donation at the door. 2pm-7pm. Awendaw Green, 4879 Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant