Labor Day Weekend Events in Charleston August 30- September 1

Charleston summer events June 28-30

Charleston summer events

Friday, August 30

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Tom Stoppard’s groundbreaking absurdist take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet comes to the College of Charleston this weekend. $15 general admission; $10 with valid College of Charleston student, faculty or staff ID. 7:30 p.m. (additional showtimes August 31, September 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and September 1 at  3 p.m.). Emmett Robinson Theatre at the College of Charleston. 54 St. Phillip Street.

  • Lowcountry Jazz Festival. Come hear the best that the contemporary jazz scene has to offer at this weekend long festival. The performances kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. All events are held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information on the individual performances, visit the Performing Arts Center website.


Saturday, August 31

  • Wiener Dog Races. The smallest dogs are the spotlight at this big event! With all proceeds going towards the Mary Ashley Barbot Transplant Fund and Pediatric Dialysis, the Wiener Dog Races invite you and your favorite small dog out for a day of fun and food. $5 to enter your dog into the costume contest, and $25 to enter into the races. To sign up your dog for the races and the costume contest, visit Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Joe Riley Stadium.

  • Cooper River Fishing Tournament.  Don’t let the big one get away, and you might win a prize in this fishing tournament. Prizes awarded in the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler, Senior Angler, and Total weight (5 fish). 6:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mount Pleasant Pier.

  • Charleston Farmers Market. See what’s in season this week. Browse over 100 kiosks for fresh produce, local art, and fresh food. Marion Square. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

  • The Sound of Charleston. Charleston’s history has influences from all over the world–Scotland, England, France, and Africa, to name a few–and there’s no better way to experience it than through song. Experience the number 2 attraction in Charleston according to The concert is held at the Circular Congregational Church in downtown Charleston (150 Meeting Street) and begins at 7 PM. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and military, $16 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Order tickets here.


Sunday, September 1

  • Sherlock Holmes and Charleston History Mystery. What happens when a comedy troupe combines Britain’s most famous detective and the intrigue of Charleston’s storied past? You get an interactive play that will have the entire family guessing who’s the culprit. Adults are $24, students and military are $22, and children under 12 are $15. Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre. 164 Church Street (downtown).