Current Events in Charleston, SC August 23-25

Current Events in Charleston

Friday, August 23

  • Hamlet. “To be or not to be? That is the question.” Join the College of Charleston School of the Arts in their production of Shakespeare’s most famous (and most performed) drama. 8 p.m. (additional shows August 24, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m. and August 25 at 3 p.m.) Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun Street.

  • Movies at the Pier. Bring your blanket or beach chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. Groundhog Day will be shown on Cinebarre’s blow-up movie screen. There will be food and beverages for purchase, and coolers are not allowed. Mount Pleasant Waterfront Pier. Free. 8 p.m.


Saturday, August 24

  • Lowcountry Tennis Festival. Enjoy the end of summer with this outdoor contest that celebrates one of America’s favorite pastimes. Cheer on your favorite player in the youth tennis tournament, go for a ride in the bounce castle, and practice your swing in a lawn tennis game. Free. 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. St. Andrews Park, 195 Playground Road.

  • 10th Annual Grape Stomping Festival. Have you ever wanted to channel your inner Lucy Ricardo? Here’s your chance! Enter the Lucy stomping contest at this fun festival for a chance to win prizes (and fame, of course). If you’d prefer to keep your feet pristine, you can snack on some of the many treats available, sample the local wine, or listen to the live bands. $10 per car. 12-5 p.m. Irvin House Vineyards. 6775 Bears Bluff Road.

  • Charleston Pub Crawl. SweetWater Brewery hosts a scavenger hunt which will lead participants all over downtown Charleston in an effort to win a trip to Atlanta. For those who are less competitive, there’s also a pub crawl available, where you’ll be able to sample some of Charleston’s best beers. $25 to participate in the scavenger hunt, and $35 to join the pub crawl. Tickets include a t-shirt and discounts at participating venues. 2-9 p.m.

  • Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival. Show off your best dance moves and learn a few more at this weekend celebration of South Carolina’s official dance. Events include workshops, demos and music from your favorite shag bands. $45 members of the Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society; $55 for non-members. Events Saturday and Sunday.


Sunday, August 25

Edisto River Kayak Tour. See the rice fields that once made the Charleston area rich; these same areas are now full of local wildlife that are easy to spot on this guided kayak tour. Led by Coastal Expedition Tours. $88 per adult; $58 for children 12 and under with accompanying adult.