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Gray Line of Charleston - July 2015 Blog

Posted by charleston on June 29, 2015

Gray Line Charleston - July, 2015

One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line of Charleston provides informative, entertaining mini- bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the globe.

Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.

Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!

Booking online is easy via GrayLineofCharleston.com. For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email charleston@grayline.com..

Folly Island, SC

Cast Off Fishing Tournaments ~ Folly Beach Pier ~ 7/18/2015
The Folly Beach Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for Pier fishing. This breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045’ into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, tournaments, special events, and more throughout the year! Online registration ends the Thursday before each Tournament. Onsite registration is available at 6am on the morning of each event. Tournaments end at 2pm and prizes are awarded at 2:15pm. Tournaments are held rain or shine. Adult chaperones require for those 15 and under. $8 for ages 3-12 and Seniors 60+. $13 for ages 13 & up. $15 for King Mackerel (Folly Beach only). http://www.follybeach.com/pier.php

Historic Downtown Charleston, SC

Aquarium of South Carolina ~ 07/01 – 07/31/2015
The Aquarium of South Carolina is a great Attraction for Kids of All Ages. Showcasing South Carolina’s rich waterway biodiversity from the Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. Exciting Daily Programs include ~Animal Encounters, 10am. Sharkmania, 10:30am. Dive Into the Great Ocean Tank, 11:00am. Nature Discover, 12:00pm. Behind-the-Scents Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital 12:00pm (extra charge). All About Alligators, 1:00pm. Dive Into the Great Ocean Tank, 1:30pm. Leapin’ Lemurs: A Feeding Program. 2:00pm. Behind-the-Scents Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital 2:00pm (extra charge). Sharkmania, 2:30pm. Dive Into the Great Ocean Tank, 3:00pm. Animal Encounters, 4:00pm. Eagle Program, 5:00pm. http://scaquarium.org/calendar-2/

Children’s Discovery Tours ~ 07/07, 07/14, 07/21, & 07/28/2015
The Children’s Discovery Tours are designed to highlight parts of Charleston’s history for kids. These tours meet every Tuesday during the summer at 3:30 p.m. at the Nathaniel Russell House or Aiken-Rhett House and include a craft project or activity. These programs are for children ages 5-10 and cost $8, but Friends & Family are $5. 
Archaeology Afternoon ~ July 14th ~ Aiken Rhett-House ~ 48 Elizabeth Street 
Want to be an archaeologist for the afternoon? Come to the Aiken-Rhett House to learn more about this exciting field and do a mock dig to look for artifacts. 
Charleston Fashions ~July 7th, 21st & 28th ~ Nathanael Russell House ~ 51 Meeting Street 
What did Charlestonians living in the 18th and 19th centuries wear? Visit the Nathanael Russell House to discover fashions of the past and design your own period outfits for a paper doll.
http://www.charlestondiscoverytours.com/

James Island, SC

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series ~ 07/10 & 07/31/2015
James Island County Park
The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Good Music. Good Vibes. Bring your chairs or blanket. July 10th: Mystic Vibrations. June 31st: Reggae Inner Visions. Gates open at 7:30p.m.; music begins at 8:30 p.m. No outside alcohol or coolers are permitted into the event. $8 Adult General Admission (13 & Up) FREE: Ages 12 or under. http://www.ccprc.com/1619/Reggae-Nights

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race #1 ~ 07/12 & 07/26/2015

James Island County Park
Celebrating 25 Years! The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council. 7:00am -12:00pm. http://www.ccprc.com

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Party at the Point – 07/03/2015
Entering its 15th year and billed as Charleston’s “Premier Happy Hour Concert Series”, the long-running “Party at the Point” is hosted on Friday evenings. A live music, family friendly Event on the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina beachfront. Plenty of food and drinks available for purchase. 5:30pm – 9:30pm. No pets please. Full Cash Bar and $3 Draft Beer, while it lasts. July 3rd ~ Band ~ Dead27s. http://charlestonpartyatthepoint.com/

Splash Days at Memorial Waterfront Park ~ 07/15/2015
Giant water inflatables fill memorial Waterfront Park during Town of Mount Pleasant Splash Days. Local camps, residents and visitors are treated to a host of inflatable attractions including a 27-foot Tropical Plunge. A special area reserved for small children. All children must remain supervised by Parents, Guardians or Camp Counselors, at all times. All activities, admission & parking are FREE! Food and beverage available for purchase. http://www.charlestoncvb.com/visitors/events

Shaggin’ on the Cooper ~ 07/04 & 07/18/
Summer is here and you need to be Shaggin’ on the Pier ~ Yes! Dust off those Dancin’ Shoes! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands. July 4th ~ Uncle Sam Jam and July 18th ~ The Sneakers. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the ocean breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. At the gate: $10 (based on availability).Online Tickets available thru Friday midnight, before the Event. Gates open at 7pm, and the music begins at 8pm. http://www.ccprc.com/1171/Mount-Pleasant-Pier


West of the Ashley

FlyFishing Class ~ 07/18/2015
Each Fly Fishing class is offered once a month for $75. 9am to 3pm, and includes lunch as well as any necessary tackle required for the session. Capt. John will cover everything from fly casting to knots and flies selection for Lowcountry species. To register, please call the number provided or e-mail jonathan@thecharlestonangler.com

Middleton Place ~ Sustainable Seafood Dinner ~ 07/26/2015
Enjoy the Atlantic Seaboard’s bounty. The five course meal, artfully designed by Middleton Place Restaurant’s Executive Chef Brandon Buck, will be specifically paired with wines from around the world and a craft brew from one of Charleston’s local breweries. The Event begins at 6pm. Tickets are $75, including tax & gratuity. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative. https://www.middletonplace.org/

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