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Gray Line of Charleston - June 2015 Blog

Posted by charleston on June 2, 2015

Gray Line Charleston – June Blog

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 of Charleston. Gray Line of Charleston’s Historic City Tour departs 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 Harbor Tour or Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter 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 at For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email [email protected]

Gray Line can help you seamlessly arrive at any of the Fun & Festive, June 2015, Summer Events in and around the Lowcountry!

Awendaw, SC
Center of Birds of Prey ~ 06 & 06/13/2015
Enjoy a walking tour of the grounds with an experienced Guide. The 2-hour walk is limited to 20 participants and Advanced Reservations are suggested. After the Bird Walk, Guests are invited to enjoy the Birds of Prey Tour and Flight Demos at no additional costs. $25 for Non-Members. See Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbill…what do these things have in common? At certain times of the year, you can see these rare birding treats – don’t miss your chance.

Folly Island, SC
Cast Off Fishing Tournaments ~ Folly Beach Pier – 06/20 & 06/27/2015
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).

Freshfields Village at the Crossroads of Kiawah & Seabrook Islands
Starlight Cinema ~ On the Green ~ 06/03, 06/10, 06/17 & 06/24, 2015
Wednesday nights at 8:30pm bring the family and enjoy the Starlight Cinema Series with a FREE  movie under the stars! Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event.

Historic Downtown Charleston, SC
Children’s Discovery Tours ~ 06/02 & 06/09/2015
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 ~ June 2 ~ 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 ~June 9 ~ 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.

My Name is Ruth ~ 06/01 – 06/27/2015
34 West Theatre

It’s 1950’s Minnesota dontcha know? A young widow finds a job, and a little more, in a big city department store. But can a bashful businessman save her home and heart? Gosh-o-willickers we hope so!  A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. $25, discounts given to groups of 8 or more. Seating is first come first serve. All tickets held at the Box Office. For tickets and to see June Showtimes, visit

Gracie & Lacy ~ Command Performance USA ~ 06/27/2015

Footlight Players Theatre

Dynamic sister duo Gracie & Lacy, combine power-house vocals with choreographic artistry for a triple-threat theatrical experience reminiscent of The Golden Age of Hollywood. Witty, charming, and fun-loving, this unique pair have dazzled audiences from coast to coast! Transport back in time to America's Greatest Generation of music, fashion, dance, and patriotism! This is your chance to don your stars and stripes, or military duds - you will feel right at home. You might even find yourself singing along to "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," and "You're A Grand Old Flag." 2pm and 7pm.

Sip & Paint ~ 06/20 & 06/21/2015

Two traveling artists will walk you step by step through an original piece or artwork while you are sipping on your favorite cocktail. At the end of the day, you'll go home with a one-of-a-kind painting, laughs, memories, and a newfound talent! 16x20 canvas, aprons, paint, brushes, and easels provided. Come a few minutes early to grab a seat and your complimentary drink from the bar. 
1) Firefly Distillery ~ Irvin-House Vineyards ~ Saturday, 06/20/2015 ~  2-5 pm $45 with a complimentary frozen A Rita painting the Firefly Mason Jar 
2) Bay Street Biergarten ~ 2-5 pm Sunday, 06/21/2015 ~ $45 with a complimentary drink painting the Sunflower 
3) Social Restaurant + Wine Bar ~ 6-9 pm, Sunday, 06/21/2015 ~  6-9 pm $45 with a complimentary drink painting the Night Sky. $45 Tickets.


The Pirate Mystery ~ 06/22 & 06/29/2015
The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

The notorious Blackbeard and Pirate Stede Bonnet plied the waters off of Charleston, many a high tide ago. But, their Legends remain. Come and enjoy a witty, wacky, slapstick mystery where the only solution is to join ranks in an all-out battle for sing-along supremacy. Featuring group karaoke-style sing—a—longs to today’s top hits and faves from the 70s,80s and 90s. Great for families and fun for teens and children. You can’t be made to sign..but, you will laugh!



James Island, SC

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series ~ 06/05 & 06/26/2015
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. June 5: Coolie G & Lion Soul Reggae Band . June 26: Reggae Infinity. 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.

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race #1 ~ 06/21/2015

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.

North Charleston
Comedic Icon Jay Leno ~ 06/05/2015
North Charleston Coliseum
Tickets available at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix stores), charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or online at Belly Laughs, Free. Experience one of the standup Comic Greats, In Concert. 8:00pm.

West of the Ashley
Middleton Place Wine Strolls ~ 06/03, 06/10, 06/17 & 06/24
Each Wednesday evening from 6-8pm, visitors are invited to sip fine wine while strolling “America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens”. Specially selected wines from around the work are chosen by Middleton Place Restaurant for each Wine Stroll. $20 online, $25 at the Gate. Appreciate incredible natural beauty as you simultaneously enjoy the ‘fruit of the vine’.

FlyFishing Class ~ 06/13/2015
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 [email protected]

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