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Great Charleston Events in August

Posted by admin on July 27, 2016

Great August Events in Charleston

Gray Line Charleston, BLOG – August 2016


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 Charleston provides informative, entertaining bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the world.

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 For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email [email protected] GrayLine

August 2016 brings the end of Summer Vacations and is a great time to experience Historic Charleston, SC and her surrounding barrier Islands ~ before Back-to-School! Interesting Events available throughout the Lowcountry. Let Gray Line Charleston make “Getting To & Fro” to all you want to “see & do” seamless!

Staying in a Villa, Condominium or Private Home on Charleston’s famous resort islands of Kiawah Island or Seabrook Island? Gray Line can help you seamlessly arrive at any of the Fun & Festive, August 2016, Summer Events in and around the Lowcountry!

Johns Island ~ “On the Way” to Kiawah & Seabrook Islands

Trophy Lakes ~ Monday-Friday Kids Camps ~ 08/01 – 08/31/2016
Fun and unique day camp is ideal for kids ages 6-16 wanting to get more involved with watersports or to simply improve their skills on the water. Each child will receive 3 lessons of any watersport of their choosing in an extremely controlled environment under the supervision of a camp operator, camp instructor and camp chaperone. The Day Camp is another All Inclusive Package in which Trophy Lakes provides all the necessary equipment and an instructor as well as a camp chaperone. When not on the water learning themselves, participants have the opportunity to swim and play near the dock under the direct supervision of a camp chaperone whose sole responsibility is the safety and well-being for everyone involved in the Day Camp. Lunch is provided around noon as well as water for all campers throughout the day. If your child has never performed a towed watersport, Trophy Lakes strongly recommends they take at least 1 private lesson and become comfortable with at least 1 sport before joining the camp. For safety, quality instruction & to provide ample time on the water, each camp is limited to 8 children per day. $80 per child, per day. $400 per week. Bring 3 kids for the entire week and pay $950. 9:00am to 3:00pm. All inclusive: Rides, Camp Chaperone, Equipment, Lunch & Water Cooler. Due to insurance laws: Waivers are required for all participants and must be signed in person or notarized by the child's parent or legal guardian for any participant under 18 years of age.

At the Crossroads of Kiawah & Seabrook Islands

Freshfields Village ~ Farmer's Market ~ 08/01, 08/08, 08/15, 08/22, 08/29/2016

Pick from the freshest organic produce, local food products, and Lowcountry crafts all summer long at the weekly Farmer’s Market held on Mondays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.


Music on the Green ~ Freshfields Village ~ 08/05, 08/12, 08/19 & 08/28 /2016
Join Freshfields Village each Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for a complimentary concert on the Village Green! This first August 2016 week's Music on the Green features Hot Pepper.  08/12 – Gracious Day
08/19 – Travis Allison Band
08/26 - Shrimp City Slim Shrimp City Slim, the originator of Lowcountry blues and boogie, has been on the Charleston scene since the late 1980's. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event!

Kid’s Fishing Tournament ~ Bohicket Marina ~ 08/03, 08/10, 08/17, 08/24 & 08/31/2016
Treat the Kids to a fun Fishing Tournament every Wednesday Morning from Memorial Day through Labor Day!! Times for this event are 9:00am-10:00am, and then another session from 10:00-11:00am.Children of all ages will try to catch the biggest and ugliest fish! Special thanks to the Bohicket Merchants’ Association. Entry Fee: $7 per child, per tournament (includes rod n’ reel & Bait).

In addition to “KID’S FISH”  there are other great things to do to make this a great “before” lunch outing for the whole family!  If you arrive early before “KID’S FISH’ The Ice Cream Boat has a GREAT breakfast menu available just in case your rushing out the door!  In between the tournaments, if you like, you can jump aboard “The Pirate’s Lady” and go searching for Dolphins or even be a Pirate aboard “The Grey Ghost”!  Both tours stay within Bohicket Creek and the North Edisto River and last almost an hour. Depart & Return right here in our Marina!  On Wednesday during our “KID’S FISH” is the only time the mini-tour is offered and is more than half off the regular cruise price!  Mini Tours  Adults $20  Kids $15 (12yrs and under)  2 Years and under are FREE!

“Kick It at Bohicket” ~ Bohicket Marina ~ 08/02, 08/09, 08/16, 08/23 & 08/30/2016
Come and “Kick It” every Tuesday Night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hosted by the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association, and The Town of Seabrook Island ~ enjoy this Family Fun Night! Kick up your Heels with a Live DJ and Dancing on the Patio. Kick It has been a HUGE HIT!  Kids will enjoy the Jump Castle and Face Painter.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Summer Concert Series on the Sanctuary Grand Lawn ~ 08/06, 08/13, 08/20 & 08/27/2016
The Summer Concert Series is a family friendly Musical Event. Held Saturday evenings on The Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary. Each Concert will host a different regional band for this complimentary Event sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island. Guests are welcome to bring beach chairs or blankets (no outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Concert Series Line Up includes: August 6 - Travis Allison Band, August 13 - Quiana Parler and the Shiny Disco Ball

Band, August 20 - Encore Band, August 27 - The Coastal Breeze Band.

Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
13th Annual Grape Stomp – Irvin House Vineyards – 08/27/2016
Enjoy grape stomping, a wine and firefly tasting, craft vendors, our famous wine-a-ritas, and a Lucy look-alike contest! There will also be a jump castle, face painting, and hula hoops for the little stompers. The public is invited to join in the yearly harvest and stomping of the grapes at Charleston's only winery.  Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to picnic on the expansive lawn, but no coolers please. The highlight of the Grape Stomping Festival is the Lucy Look-A-Like Contest, where "I Love Lucy" Fans will get their chance to don their best Lucy costume and reenact the famous 1956 episode of "I Love Lucy" when Lucy takes a job in a vineyard and stomps grapes. It’s going to be a “grape” time at the Annual Grape Stomping Festival on Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Deep Water Vineyard.  Visitors can stomp local muscadines for the Grape Stomping Contest, compete in the annual Lucy Look-Alike Contest and enjoy a fun-filled day under the oaks at Charleston’s only vineyard and winery. Admission is only $10.00 per car, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a local non-profit. Delicious local food! 10:00am to 5pm. Bring your beach chairs and blankets, but please, no coolers!

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