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Charleston July 2019 Calendar of Events and Things To Do
Monday, July 1 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Augusta GreenJackets at Charleston Riverdogs. The park is located at 360 Fishburne Street in Charleston. Game starts at 7:05 pm. This is the first of a 3-game series running from July 1st – July 3rd. July 3rd game starts at 6:35 pm.
July 4th Fireworks Cruise on The Carolina Queen. Come aboard the Carolina Queen for a fun-filled evening of Live Music from Ben Fagan and his band and beautiful views! Be front and center for the Annual Fireworks display at Patriots Point. There will be light snacks for purchase on board a fully stocked cash bar on board with beer, wine, and cocktails. These are the best seats around for the 4th of July Fireworks coupled with amazing entertainment from local favorite, Ben Fagan!
Patriots Point Fireworks Blast. Great fireworks show from two viewing areas, land and ship deck. Both have live music. Bring lawn chairs for both.
4th of July Festival. The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park from 3 pm to 9:45 pm. Live music, children’s activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and fireworks show.
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels of Soul 2019. Enjoy the music from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, formerly known as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, as they play live at Volvo Cars Stadium in Charleston.
Terence Young at Charleston Music Hall. Doors open at 7 PM and the show begins at 8 PM. Come out to the Charleston Music Hall located at 37 John Street, Charleston, SC and enjoy the sounds of Terence Young who has earned the reputation of one of the most talented and electrifying Lead Guitarist in the world. He has released 10 CDs to date, ranging from Smooth Jazz and R&B to gospel, Christmas, instrumental rock, and his original guitar compositions.
Stars and Guitars. A Lowcountry summer tradition returns to majestic Boone Hall Plantation! 103.5 WEZL’s Stars and Guitars presented by QEI Security and Technology and Budweiser. This year Nashville superstar Brett Young serves up his #1 hits like “In Case You Didn’t Know“, “Like I Loved You”, “Mercy” and “Here Tonight” and is joined by Mitchell Tenpenny, King Calaway and hometown hero Eddie Bush. It’s an unforgettable celebration of all things America in one of America’s most scenic venues, Boone Hall Plantation. Come early and bring your lawn chair or beach blanket and pick out your spot on Boone Hall’s beautiful back lawn!!
Old South Carriage Co. Old South Carriage Company has been owned and operated by the same family since 1983 and features some of the finest tour guides, draft horses, and carriages in historic Charleston. Stop by their stable at 14 Anson Street to meet their professional. Not only are their tour guides extensively trained, but when you see their stable, horses, and carriages you will immediately appreciate the care and attention to detail that Old South Carriage Company dedicates to guaranteeing a quality tour. Choose from a wide array of tour options.
Family Tours at the Aiken-Rhett House and Nathaniel Russell House Museums. This is a reoccurring event that runs from June 18th through August 8th. Families are invited to tour the Nathaniel Russell House on Tuesdays and the Aiken-Rhett House on Thursdays!
July Local Social. Engage with your local business community and join Lowcountry Local First for the Local Social hosted by Applied Building Sciences from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails! Enjoy sips and light bites while learning more about the ABS’ local design, build and engineering projects.
Charleston Zipline Adventures. Experience the first and only zip line park to Charleston, South Carolina for both locals and visitors to enjoy. The amazing staff is committed to leading you on an adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventure through the treetops of the Lowcountry. This unique venue gives you the opportunity to experience the outdoors while creating lasting memories with friends and family, appreciating Charleston,
Jam on the Water. Tribute to The Band July 12th with Kozelski. Charleston Harbor Tours and Follywood Productions have teamed up once again for the 4th season of Jam on the Water Concert Cruise Series. Friday, July 12th: Tribute to The Band by Kozelski Band! Each sunset cruise will feature a local band playing a tribute to a classic rock band, plus a full beer, wine, and liquor bar aboard the Carolina Queen - no two cruises will be the same. Cruises will run from 7 PM - 9:30 PM, with boarding beginning at 6:30 PM at Charleston City Marina. Tickets are available now through Charleston Harbor Tours. Each cruise is ages 21 and over. Pre-cruise gathering at Salty Mike’s from 5-6:30 PM. Don’t forget to bring cash for the bar on the boat!
Memphis 901 FC at Charleston Battery. What as the Charleston Battery, an American professional soccer club based in Charleston, South Carolina, battle the Memphis 901 FC. Kick-off begins at 7:30 PM at the MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston, SC.
Second Sunday on King! On the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1 to 5 pm, King Street closes down to all vehicular traffic to celebrate the best shopping, dining, and services the region has to offer. Come on out!!
Junior Historian Summer Camp at Middleton Place. Starts today and runs through July 19th from 9 am to 12:15 pm and it is designed for ages 8 and up with a cost of $100/camper. Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Low Country rice plantation. The Sparking Interest in History summer camp is filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations, and personalized tours and programs specially prepared by the professional staff at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science, and art.
South Carolina Aquarium. Connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Visit two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, horseshoe crabs & sea stars. Open daily 9 am to 4 pm.
West Ashley Farmers Market. Come and buy your local produce between the hours of 3 PM to 7 PM at the West Ashley Farmers Market located at Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Avenue, Charleston, SC. This market is held every Wednesday, April 24th – October 2nd.
JGBCB: Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band. Formed in Athens, GA in 2012, JGBCB has been filling a hole in the Grateful Dead scene by offering up spirited covers of classic songs pulled exclusively from the repertoire of the Jerry Garcia Band, Garcia’s long-running side-project. JGBCB has played shows from Key West to Colorado, exciting audiences with performances of beloved Garcia tunes not found within the traditional Grateful Dead catalog. Catch them tonight at The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston. Doors open at 8:30 PM and the show starts at 9:30 PM.
Daniel Island Food Truck Fridays. The Daniel Island POA has scheduled rotating food truck and sweet treat vendors to be parked at the Edgefield Park Pool and Crow’s Nest from 5 PM – 8 PM on Fridays. Food Truck Friday’s will take place every Friday beginning Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. Tonight’s is by Braised in the South and Trolly Dolly Treats.
Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival. This family-friendly event celebrates Caribbean food, culture, and music - features a "Jerk Wing Eating Contest." It is located at Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston and the hours are 6 pm to 11 pm.
The Charleston Variety Show. Charleston’s Musical Variety Spectacular is all new for 2019 and features the very best in Pop, Rock, Country, and Broadway! Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston. Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM.
Naturalists Adventure Day Camp. Experience Nature and the Outdoors with a Focus on Fun and Learning. Day Camp runs from July 22nd through July 26th from 9 am to 3 pm. This day camp is for ages 7 to 12 and the cost is $350 with siblings costing $325. The camp will spend each day of the week in a different location. Whether it’s taking a boat ride to Capers Island for a day of exploration and beachcombing or ziplining through the trees, this camp is a great way to unplug your child. There will be new experiences and new friends to encourage your child to step out of the box and into a wondrous adventure.
Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour. Located at 18 Anson Street, Charleston, SC. The Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour gives you exclusive access to Charleston’s most hauntingly beautiful Victorian burial grounds. This nighttime tour is the first official walking tour of the historic site, previously off-limits to commercial tour companies. The 90-minute walking tours promise the best of Magnolia’s history, mystery, and spirits. You’ll hear startling stories such as an unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books.
Lee Barbour Trio. The Lee Barbour Trio will showcase their technical mastery and unique explorations on July 24 at the Art of Jazz concert series! Location is at the Gibbes Museum at 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC from 6 to 7 pm.
Annual Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruise. Join the Lowcountry Buckeyes for our Annual Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise on the Carolina Queen. Event details Boarding is at 6:30 p.m. Cost $41 for members, $46 for non-members. RSVP.
Charleston Margarita Fest. Take a handful of the Best Margaritas from Charleston’s hottest bars and restaurants, add salt, limes, some friendly competition and what do you have — Charleston Margarita Festival, of course! Get ready for the return of what was one of the most popular cocktail events in the Holy City in 2018. Back and bigger than ever, this sellout event will feature 20+ delicious margaritas to sample, great food, beer, and music! FACEBOOK PAGE
Isle of Palms Beach Run. Strap on your running shoes for a 10K run and 5K beach run or a 5K walk. The youth fun run starts at The Windjammer located at 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC. Late registration is in person, Friday, July 26ht from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm or race day at 7 AM at the Windjammer.
Palmetto Breeze Sangria Sunday. The largest capacity sailing catamaran north of Ft. Lauderdale, PALMETTO BREEZE has two bathrooms and covered cushioned seating. Look for dolphin and shorebirds, and let your cares drift away, while you sail with us! You can even bring a picnic lunch aboard; however, outside beverages are not allowed.
Summer Of Potter Film Series: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1. A clash between good and evil awaits as young Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) prepare for a final battle against Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Harry has grown into a steely lad on a mission to rid the world of evil. The friends must search for the Horcruxes that keep the dastardly wizard immortal. Harry and Voldemort meet at Hogwarts Castle for an epic showdown where the forces of darkness may finally meet their match. Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm.
Night Beach Walk. I know this isn’t technically in Charleston, but it is interesting enough that we’re including it. Worth the short 40-minute drive to Night Heron Park located at Kiawah Island Pkwy, Kiawah Island, SC. Come join a naturalist on an evening beach walk to learn all about the native wildlife including the Loggerhead Sea Turtle! Once the sun sets you will discover a nocturnal world that is very different from the one seen during the day. Listen for owl calls in the maritime forest and spotlight for alligators in a nearby pond on the way back.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. $15/person. Live turtle nesting unlikely. Tour time will vary seasonally with sunset.
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Charleston. Turn Charleston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace. Find details and Redeem your ticket as a Prepaid Code online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions for events for July and if you need any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers have the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home.