Summer Events in Charleston July 19-21

Broad Street, Charleston, SC

Broad Street Charleston, SC

Friday, July 19

  • Charles Towne Landing Family Movie Night. Enjoy one of Charleston’s landmark locations while viewing “How to Train Your Dragon” under the stars with your family. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and don’t forget the bug spray! Food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site. The park grounds open at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 8. 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC.

  • Palette and Palate Stroll. Feast your eyes on local artwork while you taste selections from ten Charleston restaurants. Each of the participating art galleries has been paired up with a restaurant to offer up delicious snacks to the patrons of this walk. Go through the galleries at your own pace during the stroll, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased online.


Saturday, July 20

  • Charleston Farmers Market. Stock up on seasonal favorites like watermelon, summer squash, berries and more as you see what’s in store this week. Browse over 100 kiosks for fresh produce, local art, and fresh food. Marion Square. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

  • Dino-mite at the Charleston Museum. Have you ever wanted to be a paleontologist? Try your hand at excavating dinosaur bones at this fun event for all ages. Dino-mite is free with the purchase of a museum tickets and runs all day during regular museum hours. 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC.

  • Movies at Wannamaker County Park. Bring your lawn chair, pets and family to enjoy a movie under the stars. Brave will be shown; the movie is included in the $1 park admission. The movie begins at dusk (usually around 8 PM). 8888 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC.

  • Indigo Dyeing Workshop. Indigo was once considered the dye of the Lowcountry, and was in high demand during the colonial period. Learn about the history and technique of indigo dyeing in this interactive workshop. This event will be held at the Charleston Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and costs $47 for members and $53 for non-members. Register online prior to the event.


Sunday, July 21

  • Bulls Island Beach Drop. Experience one of the most untouched stretches of beach on the east coast as you explore the 7 miles of Bulls Island. Accessible only by boat, this island is perfect for hiking, photography, and bird watching. Participants will have five hours (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to explore the island on their own before catching the return boat to Awendaw. $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under.