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The Best Charleston Events of Summer 2017

May 5, 2017

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Charleston has been voted the number one city in the U.S. and in the World by Travel+Leisure in the 2016 World’s Best Awards, and it’s easy to see why. There are so many amazing things to do in Charleston that once you visit you will never want to leave. Charleston in the summer is the best season because the city is alive with fun things to do, amazing things to eat, and friendly people to meet. Here is our list of the best Charleston events of summer 2017:


Charleston Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday starting at 8AM

Marion Square

329 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Take a morning stroll through Marion Square and sample all of the local vendors, including; farmers and growers, sweet & savory food concessions, artisans and crafters, live music, fun activities, community groups and much more! Pop in for a little while or bring a picnic blanket and stay a while to enjoy some live music. This Saturday event is sure to be fun for all ages.


Spoleto Festival USA

May 26 – June 11

Spoleto Festival USA, one of America’s major performing arts festivals is full of 17-days worth of events showcasing both established and emerging artists in more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz. With events all throughout the city. Spoleto Festival USA is the best way to be fully immersed in the arts culture Charleston has to offer this summer.


Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre – 164 Church Street


Come be a part of an interactive Murder Mystery theatre experience. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre puts on a family friendly murder mystery with volunteer audience participation and a la carte appetizers, desserts, and drinks.

Contact: 843-937-6453


Moonlight Mixers

Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier

06/16/17 – 07/07/18 – 08/18/17

Time: 7-11pm

If you want to cut loose a little this summer, head out to a Moonlight Mixer. A night of shagging under the stars on the Folly Beach Pier for all ages to enjoy. DJ Jim Bowers will keep your feet moving with the hottest oldies and beach music.

Admission purchased in advance is $8 per person; on-site tickets will be $10 per person (based on availability). Shaggers of all skill levels can bring a date or meet friends, let loose, breathe in the ocean air and dance the night away. Beverages will be available for purchase on site.

Contact: 843-795-4386

Charleston County Water Parks

5/6/17 – 9/4/17

Cool off this summer with a trip to one of Charleston County’s water parks. Whether you are a thrill seeker or a chill seeker, there is a Charleston County water park for you. Perfect for a family outing, soak up some rays and spend the day splashing away.


4th of July Blast at Patriots Point

Patriots Point – 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Celebrate America’s birthday by joining the fun for some waterfront fireworks, music, and food. With a variety of ticket packages there is an option for everyone. You can get your tickets online in advance

Contact: 843-884-2727

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