Summer Concert Series at the Sanctuary and More

Summer wouldn’t be complete without the concert series on the Grand Lawn of the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Every Saturday evening, beginning at 5 p.m. a well-known regional performer takes the stage to entertain all ages. The concerts are complimentary and sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island.

If you go to a concert, BYOC (bring your own chair). No outside coolers or alcoholic beverages are allowed, as drink service is available.

The dates for the rest of the summer include:

Saturday, July 13

Palmetto Soul, a band that plays a variety of tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today.

Saturday, July 20

Coastal Breeze Band, an eclectic group that plays retro, soul, pop, and Motown songs from the 70’s through the 90’s.

Saturday, July 27

17 South Band, which plays swing, jazz, rhythm and blues, Motown, and beach music from the last 50 years.

Saturday, August 3

Palmetto Soul

Saturday, August 10

The Sneakers, who play funk and jazz as well as beach and blues.

Saturday, August 17

Common Ground, a folk and bluegrass band sure to please everyone.

Other summer concerts include Music on the Green Summer Concert Series at Freshfields Village, Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises, and The Sound of Charleston.

Charleston Area July 4th Celebrations

CHarleston Events Fourth of JulyIndependence Day is one of our favorite holidays, and here are a few ideas to celebrate with your family.

Celebrate at The Sanctuary!

The Sanctuary is a perfect place to spend your 4th of July, with three events going on. The ice cream social runs Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. You’ll create your own ice cream sundae with your choice of toppings. A small sundae is $9 and a large is $11.

On the fourth, the Young Adults Buffet takes place on Jasmine Porch from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Loggerhead Grill will have an all-day party with live music, clowns, and hair braiding. Terrace Lawn will feature children’s activities, food, drinks, and the All American Band.

The Independence Day Fireworks will start at 9:40 p.m. For more information, visit

8th Annual Sizzling Southern Celebration

The Circa 1886 restaurant offers a Charleston 4th of July celebration with a Southern picnic and drinks. You’ll listen to a live jazz soloist before you watch fireworks at the Wentworth Mansion. The price is $70 per person, which includes champagne. Visit the Circa 1886 website for more details.

Fourth of July Celebration at the South Carolina Aquarium

Join us on the Riverside Terrace of the Aquarium at 7 p.m. for a fun evening to include barbecue from Smoky Oak Taproom, beer from Holy City Brewing, a movie, music, and fireworks. Tickets are $55 for adult and $30 for children over the age of two.  If you’re an Aquarium member, take $5 off the price. Be sure to BYOC (bring your own chair).

July 4th Cross-Country Run

For the sports minded, the fourth of July means a cross-country run on the dirt trails at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island. Early registration runs through June 27 and is $20 with a shirt and $15 without. Late registration is $25 with shirt and $20 without. Awards are given to the top three finishers by gender and age group.

Other celebrations include the Patriots Point 4th of July Blast, Uncle Sam Jam at Mount Pleasant Pier, and the July 4th Craft Brews Cruise on the Carolina Queen.