Weekend Events in Charleston August 16-18

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Friday, August 16

  • 82 Queen Firefly Moonshine and Palmetto Brewery Dinner. Your favorite dishes from this classic Charleston restaurant are paired with beverages from Firefly Distillery and Palmetto Brewery. $59 per person; book in advance by emailing Stephanie Charles at [email protected].

  • Music on the Green Concert Series.Enjoy a beautiful Lowcountry evening as you listen to the Skate Rink Jukebox from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and blankets. Foods and beverages will be available for purchase. The concert will be held in the center of Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island. Free.

  • 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).

Saturday, August 17

  • International Rugby World Cup Qualifier. The US Eagles take on the Canadian Maple Leafs in this qualifying game. Wear blue to support the Eagles! Tickets are $15 for bleacher seats; box seats begin at $30. Doors open at 2:30, and the game begins at 6:30. Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island.

  • Shaggin’ on the Cooper. Break out those dancing shoes and spend a few hours listening to Palmetto Soul. Held at the Mount Pleasant Pier. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8. Purchase your tickets early because this event often sells out!

  • Family Circle Tennis Block Party. If you love tennis, mark your calendars for Saturday. The Family Circle Cup tennis arena presents a family-orientated day of tennis, including tennis drills for children and adults, a cookout, a raffle, and a demonstration by tennis professional Shelby Rogers. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Family Circle Cup Stadium, Daniel Island.

  • Charleston Farmers Market. Time to stock up on the last of the bountiful summer produce on sale by local farmers. Browse over 100 kiosks for fresh produce, local art, and fresh food. Marion Square. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

  • Ballpark Festival of Beers. Try a new beer (out of 100 available!), snack on delicious fare (including Pot Kettle Black and Tokyo Crepes), listen to the Blue Plantation Band, and compete in a cornhole competition to win a chartered fishing trip. $15 designated driver tickets, and $25 general admission when purchased at Piggly Wiggly or online ($30 at Riverdogs box office). 6-10 p.m. Joe Riley Stadium. 21 and older only.


Sunday, August 18

  • First Day Festival. Start the school year off with a blast by attending the First Day Festival, hosted by the City of Charleston. Snack on healthy food, tour the aquarium, and make the trip out to Fort Sumter.Gates open at 1 p.m. Free with $1.00 parking. SC Aquarium and Liberty Square.

  • Grease. Pull out your poodle skirts and leather jackets for the Flowertown Players’ presentation of Grease. Tickets are $25. Show begins at 3 p.m. (additional shows are August 16 and 17 at 8 PM). 133 S. Main Street, Summerville.