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What To Do In Charleston: June 14-16

Charleston Harbor: Things to do in Charleston

Friday, June 14th

  • 4th Annual Splash Day. Does your family need something fun to do in Charleston this weekend? Check out the 4th Annual Splash Day held at the Park West Recreation Complex as part of the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Family Fun Night.

  • Circa 1886 Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner. Mark Collins, executive chef at the famous Wentworth Mansion, hosts this casual dinner where each of the five courses is paired with a selection of craft beer from the local Westbrook Brewery making this a tastier thing to do in Charleston this weekend. $50 per person.

  • Party at the Point.  It’s reggae night!  Relax and enjoy the island music as Dub Island and the Dubplates take the stage. Doors open at 5:30, and the first band takes the stage at 6:30. Cash bar. Cover charge $5 per person. Don’t forget your blanket or beach chair.

  • Patriots’ Day Kids’ Camp. Looking for things kids can do in Charleston this weekend? Step into Charleston’s fun past as you visit various venues around downtown and learn about colonial cooking, weapons, and punishment. This event is hosted by the Charleston Museum and is for children ages 8-12. Registration is $25 and includes a snack. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, June 15th

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

  • Summer Concert Series at the Sanctuary. Come listen to Common Ground play bluegrass and Americana as you relax on the Grand Lawn at Kiawah Island’s Sanctuary Hotel. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Food and beverages available at the Lobby Bar.

  • Gullah Rag Quilting Workshop. Rag quilting was an essential activity to do in Charleston during the winter months.  It is a local craft that has been around since pre-Civil War times. The “Gullah Lady,” Sharon Cooper-Murray, shares her knowledge of these quilts in this informative and instructive program. $40 for Charleston Museum members and $45 for non-members. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Charleston Museum. Register online (via the link above).

  • Charleston Farmers Market. Looking for a free and fun event to do in Charleston this weekend? 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.

Sunday, June 16th

  • 23rd Annual Charleston Sprint Triathalon Series. If you’re looking for a competitive event to do in Charleston, then this is it. The second of five triathalons in this series features a 600-yard freshwater swim, a 12-mile bike, and a 5K. Held at James Island County Park. $55 per participant.