Summer Events June 21-23
Summer in Charleston is here and in full-swing, and everyone is out enjoying the beautiful weather. In addition to the summer events listed below, the Carolina Billfish Classic is also happening this weekend; it begins June 19 and runs through the 22. Register your boat online to be a part of this exciting tournament.
Friday, June 21
● Night in Monte Carlo. The Charleston Library Society, along with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, hosts a fundraiser that will transport you to legendary Monte Carlo. Music, casino games and food are all part of the fun. Tickets (available online) are $50 for Library Society members and $65 for non-members.
● Moonlight Mixer. Dance the night away on the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier. This summer event will be held at the Pavilion at the end of the pier. Drinks will be available for purchase on-site; food will be available at Locklear’s Beach City Grill or the Gangplank Gift and Tackle Shop at the entrance to the pier. Advance admission is $10 for non-Charleston County residents, and $8 for residents. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available the night of the event for $10 per person.
● Party at the Point. Bring your blanket or beach chair and enjoy the music of Sol Driven Train this week. Doors open at 5:30, and the first band takes the stage at 6:30. Cash bar. Cover charge $5 per person.
Saturday, June 22
● Bon Appetit Grub Crawl. Charleston becomes the latest city chosen for Bon Appetit Magazine’s Grub Crawl, which showcases their favorite local foods. The crawl is divided into two parts: an afternoon crawl, which is focused on the restaurants in the Upper King District, and an evening crawl located in historic downtown. Purchase tickets online.
● James Island County Park Reggae Concert Series. The Dubplates headline the second installment of this concert series. Food and beverages will be available for on-site purchase, so no outside coolers are allowed into this summer event. Adult tickets are $8, and children 12 and under are admitted free. The gates open at 8 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:30.
● Charleston Farmers Market. A sweet, local watermelon, anyone? 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.
Sunday, June 23
● 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 a perfect summer event for the whole family. Activities include 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.