5 Fun Charleston Summer Activities to Add to Your Calendar

Charleston bridge

Between the sandy beaches, beautiful parks, and a hopping downtown area, Charleston is the perfect place to have fun.

For that reason, we thought we’d share some of our favorite events that are happening this summer.

Add these activities to your calendar and, you’ll be sure to plan a summer you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Keep reading to discover what we recommend…

Party at the Point – June 15, 22, and 29

party on the beach at sunset

Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series will be taking place for the next 3 Friday events–June 15, 22, and 29. The event will be hosted from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This fun beachfront event features live music, food, and drinks.

The best part…Party at the Point is a family-friendly activity so be sure to bring the kiddos if you desire.

Admission is $8. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!

Find out more about the event here.

July 4 Fireworks – July 4


Feeling patriotic, enjoy a good old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, or simply like sparkly things?

If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, then be sure to join us for 4th of July fireworks!

Every year fireworks celebrations are hosted all over Charleston. Here are a few of our favorite spots…

4th of July Blast at Patriots Point

Enjoy a professional fireworks display and shoreside party with a beach music band at Patriots Point.

Location: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Fourth of July Fireworks on Folly Beach

Gather for a dazzling fireworks show at Folly Beach County Park, on the west end of the island.

Location: Folly Beach County Park

Take part in the Uncle Sam Jam + Fireworks Show

The Mount Pleasant Pier sets the perfect stage for a 4th of July celebration, featuring fireworks, great views, and groovy music at the Uncle Sam Jam.

Location: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Boulevard

Rum Dinner – July 26

rum in a tasting glass

Charleston’s love of rum comes from the big Caribbean influence in the Lowcountry.

Enjoy a spirited evening at Circa 1886 where chef Collins will share info on how rum from the West Indies and Caribbean islands has influenced Lowcountry cooking.

There will be plenty of delicious dishes to eat as well!

Find out more about the event here.

Take a Trip to the Beach – ALL SUMMER

waves splashing on the beach

One of the best things about Charleston is the beaches–and boy, do we have a lot of them!

Whether you enjoy exciting water activities like wakeboarding and surfing or prefer to go for a leisurely swim, we have a beach for you.

Here are some of our favorite spots to check out…

  • Folly Beach
  • Sullivan’s Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • Kiawah Island
  • Bull Island

Enjoy Charleston Cuisine – ALL SUMMER

beautiful pork dinner

Hot, cold, rain, or shine–all weather is good eating weather.

Between shopping in Charleston’s finest boutiques and taking a stroll through the historic city, we hope you’ll find the time to eat at some of our favorite restaurants.

Here’s what we recommend…

Classic Southern Comfort Foods:

Fresh Seafood:

Steak Houses:

What is your favorite summertime Charleston event? Let us know in the comments below!