Events in July-August 2022

05 Jul 2022

Looking to fill your social calendar? We've got the rundown on what to do this summer

Patriots Point Fireworks Blast 

July 4

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s annual fourth of July Fireworks will kick off with a free party landside of the historic World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant. Visitors will enjoy food trucks, fireworks and live music at the most patriotic location in South Carolina. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs and picnic blankets. The party will begin at 6 p.m. Parking at Patriots Point for the day will be $20 per vehicle. 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant.

Charleston RiverDogs 

Various dates through July and August

Play ball! Enjoy a night at the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in downtown Charleston, one of the premier fields in Minor League Baseball, with a view of the Charleston Harbor and plenty of themed nights and family-friendly fun. Ticket prices vary. Games start at 7:05 p.m., and 5:05 p.m. on Sundays. 360 Fishburne St. Charleston.

Charleston Battery Soccer

Various dates through July and August

The Battery are one of the oldest continuously operating professional soccer clubs in the United States. Enjoy the season in their new home stadium at Patriots Point Soccer Complex in Mt. Pleasant, minutes from downtown, with breathtaking views of the Charleston harbor and Ravenel Bridge. Ticket prices vary. 85 Patriots Point Rd.

Charleston Farmers Market


Enjoy a bounty of fresh local produce, prepared and packaged food vendors, artisans, crafters, live music and activities for the kids every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Marion Square downtown.

Music on the Green


The Village Green at Freshfields Village in Kiawah hosts weekly complimentary, outdoor family-friendly outdoor concerts on Friday evenings. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.

Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market

July 5

The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market features farm goods, food vendors, and live music every Tuesday from 3:30 – 7 p.m. 645 Coleman Blvd.

Party At The Point

July 8 

Party At The Point is Charleston's best and longest running happy hour concert series and “beach party” in town. The family-friendly event is hosted on the beachfront of Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mt. Pleasant and features live music and plenty of food and drinks. Free parking is available along the road leading into the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. All shows $10, children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m.  20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant.

Dancing on the Cooper

July 9

Live music fills the air as The Coppertones perform beach and shag music on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Let loose, enjoy the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars! Beer, wine and soda available for purchase. Advance tickets are $8 per person. Day-of tickets are $10 per person, children three and under are free. Gates open at 7 p.m., and music will be from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

American Jukebox – Hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

July 9

Moranz Entertainment is producing a brand-new summer show called “American Jukebox-the hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s which promises to be crazy fun! Featuring some of the country’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians, no musical genre is off limits in this high-energy show. Showtimes are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. in Charleston. Tickets, $21 - $42. 37 John St.

2nd Sunday on King Street

July 10 & August 14

Visitors and locals alike are invited to shop, dine and enjoy Charleston’s “Main Street” on a vehicle-free, pedestrian-only afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. There will be activities, shopping, food and wine and more along King Street. 


July 13 

The famed Broadway musical that features a score blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and broadway to tell the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center as part of the Best of Broadway series. Shows will be held from July 13-24. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. 5001 Coliseum Drive.

Denmark Vesey Bicentenary

July 14 – 16

The Charleston Gaillard Center is partnering with Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and the soon-to-open International African American Museum (IAAM), to mark the bicentenary of freedom fighter Denmark Vesey’s planned uprising to free the enslaved people of Charleston through three days of free and paid cultural performances and conversations. Consisting of discussion panels, musical and comedy performances, and installations, events will bring together prominent artists, scholars, educators, and the community to reflect on Denmark Vesey and redefine his place in American history. Events include a performance by multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton, free outdoor concert featuring the Charleston Symphony and Lowcountry Voices and a performance by comedian DL Hughley. For a full event list, visit 95 Calhoun Street.

Reggae Nights Summer Concerts

July 15 & Aug 5

The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up. Free for ages 12 or under and Gold Pass members871 Riverland Dr.

Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival

July 16

The Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival is a family-friendly evening event that celebrates the best in Caribbean food, specifically using Jamaican jerk seasoning, along with culture and music to Riverfront Park in North Charleston. 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $10 plus fees. 1061 Everglades Ave.

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

July 16

A critically-acclaimed, traveling Vincent Van Gogh exhibit comes to Charleston. Through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score, Beyond Van Gogh breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks. The unique show will be in Charleston from July 16 - September 4 at the Charleston Area Convention Center. 5000 Coliseum Drive. Ticket prices vary and must be purchased in advanced for a specific time slot.

Gatsby’s Orchestra

July 16

A top-notch, 12-piece ensemble and dance stylings from Charleston’s jazz dance maven Stephen Duane will transport you to the Golden Age of the Jazz. Enjoy the Charleston of the 1920s and 30s. Two shows, 7:30 and 9:30. Tickets prices are between $30-$50. 477 King Street.

Wine on the Piazza

July 21

Looking for a summer breeze with a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House located on the Battery downtown will provide guests wine on the second-story piazza overlooking the Charleston Harbor during this late afternoon/early evening event. Also enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House. 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. 21 East Battery.

18th Annual Sweetgrass Festival

July 23

The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant promotes the Gullah Geechee people’s sweetgrass basket art form, passed down from generation to generation. Held at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, the festival offers free admission, entertainment, activities and local basket makers’ sweetgrass merchandise. Informative and interesting educational sessions will enlighten and entertain participants of all ages.10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 99 Harry Hallman Blvd.

American Landmark Book Talk

July 24

Please join Middleton Place Foundation for American Landmark: Charles Duell and the Rebirth of Middleton Place book talk and signing reception with author Virginia Beach. American Landmark: Charles Duell and the Rebirth of Middleton Place traces over 300 years of American history of Middleton Place as well as its stewardship over the past fifty years by the last family-member owner. Free, advance registration is required and seating is limited. 4- 5:30 p.m. The Pavilion at Middleton Place. 4300 Ashley River Road Charleston.

Pop-up Market at Firefly Distillery

July 31 & Aug 27

More than 20 vendors, live music and a food truck are part of the Holy City Farmers Market. Plus, get a glimpse at the distillation and bottling process at its new location in North Charleston. 12- 4 p.m. Music kicks off at 1 p.m. 4201 Spruill Ave.

First Friday Art Walks

Aug. 5

Enjoy monthly first Friday art walks among more than 40 art galleries in downtown Charleston galleries with evening receptions among the artwork.

Waterfront Music & Movies

Aug 5, 12, 19 & 26

Bring blankets and chairs, sit back to enjoy an incredible sunset while listening to local musicians, and then watch an outdoor movie with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Movies begin at sunset (approx. 8:15 – 8:30 p.m.) Free admission and parking! Music and food sales begin at 6 p.m. 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr .Blvd. For a movie schedule visit

Lady A

Aug. 25

Built around rich vocal harmony, vivid emotional writing and a smooth fusion of country, rock and pop, Lady A have long been a model of mainstream success. The trios 11 No. Ones, 18 million albums sold, 34 million tracks, five billion digital streams and a global touring footprint prove that point. Known for their platinum hit “Need You Now,” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards and a Tony Award nomination. Galliard Center, 95 Calhoun St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $53.

Charleston Summer Wine Festival

Aug. 27

Enjoy a plethora of wine, mimosa and beer samples along with a DJ and live music at this event held at the Charleston Harbor Cruise Terminal downtown. Two sessions, 12- 4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 after Aug. 18, $60 day of event. 196 Concord St. 

25th Annual Awendaw Blue Crab Festival

Aug. 27

The ultimate Lowcountry pickin’ party. Blue crabs will be served by the bucket along with an abundance of local food trucks, live music, over 75 art and retail vendors, hayrides, pontoon boat rides and a kids area. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Awendaw Municipal Park and Lake, 7900 Doar Road. General admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door, kids 12 and under are free.


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