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Great things to do in Charleston this August

Posted by charleston on July 25, 2017

Gray Line Charleston, BLOG August, 2017

 

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

August 2017 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 2017, Summer Events in and around the Lowcountry!


At the Crossroads of Kiawah & Seabrook Islands
Freshfields Village ~ Farmer's Market ~ 08/07, 08/14 & 08/28/2017
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. http://www.freshfieldsvillage.com/events

Music on the Green ~ Freshfields Village ~ 08/04, 08/11, 08/18 & 08/25 /2017
Join Freshfields Village each Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for a complimentary concert on the Village Green! Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event! http://www.freshfieldsvillage.com/events

 
Starlight Cinema ~ Freshfields Village ~ 08/02, 08/09 & 08/16/2017
Join Freshfields Village each Friday evening at 8:30 pm for a complimentary Film on the Village Green! Enjoy FREE Movies under the Stars! Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event! http://www.freshfieldsvillage.com/events

 

Johns Island ~ Bohicket Marina ~ Adjacent to Kiawah & Seabrook Islands
Kid’s Fishing Tournament ~ Bohicket Marina ~ 08/02, 08/09, 08/16, 08/23 & 08/30/2017
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! http://bohicket.com/events/

 

“Kick It at Bohicket” ~ Bohicket Marina ~ 08/01, 08/08, 08/15, 08/22 & 08/29/2017
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. http://bohicket.com/events/

Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Summer Concert Series on the Sanctuary Grand Lawn ~ 08/08, 08/15, 08/22 & 08/29/2017
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 1- Quiana Parler and the Shiny Disco Ball Band , August 8- The Sneakers, August 15- The SugarBees Band, August 22- The Travis Allison Band, August 29- Palmetto Soul. http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/summer-concert-series-at-the-sanctuary~10243/

Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
14th Annual Grape Stomp ~ Irvin House Vineyards ~ 08/26/2017
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 26, 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! charlestonwine.com

Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina ~ 08/04, 08/11, 08/18, 08/25/2017
Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to again offer the Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter for 2017!
This tour is offered every Friday night through early August! Experience a waterside view of the historic architectural gem that has been voted “Top City” in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler, Charleston, SC. Visitors & locals alike will experience an in depth guided tour of the fort, with details an analysis by a National Park Service professional. Enjoy the spectacular views of the city, harbor and Atlantic Ocean from the top of the fort. Beer, wine & cocktails are available for purchase to and from the fort. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres will be offered on the return trip. 5:00pm Boarding, at Liberty Square, returning 7:30pm. Adults: $42.00 per person; Children: $30.00 per person (4-11); Senior: $40.00 per person; Children 3 and under: FREE. Rates subject to availability and change without notice. This Tour is great rain or shine.Advance reservations are recommended. Book online or simply call 843-722-BOAT. Cancellations with refunds accepted up to 48-hours in-advance.  Walk up reservations are welcome at the 340 Concord Street (Liberty Square) gate on a space available basis. Parking is easy at nearby Aquarium Wharf garage. http://www.fortsumtertours.com/tours/sunset-tour/

The Summer of Bill Murray Film Series: Broken Flowers ~ Charleston Music Hall ~ 08/02/2017
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Summer of Bill Film Series, a 7 film series composed of Bill Murray films with a corresponding art exhibit.  Local Murray-lover, Tiffany "Mish" Pretlow, is organizing the art exhibit with over 20 local artists contributing Bill Murray inspired works in all different mediums. Pretlow organized the "Where's Murray?" Art Show at King Dusko a few years back. Rumor has it a life-size jaguar shark may make an appearance. The art exhibit will be on view from May 31 - August 20. 7 Bill Murray films have been presented between May 31 and August 20. Four films for the series, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, and Life Aquatic were planned. Bill was texted to make sure he was fine with us doing this series. He responded saying he was honored and loved that we were doing the series, but he wanted to see some of his "failures" included in the series. He mentioned that we only included the hits and that everyone wanted to see the hits, but they needed to also see the flops, so we added three more films: The Razor's Edge, Rushmore, and Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers. We love all three of these films, but they all failed at the box office. We love the way Bill Murray has inspired playfulness in our community, and we are excited to pay homage to this amazing artist. Broken Flowers - August 2 ; The Life Aquatic - August 20. Broken Flowers: When his latest girlfriend (Julie Delpy) leaves him, retired computer magnate Don Johnston (Bill Murray) has no greater ambition than to sit around the house. When he receives an anonymous letter from a former girlfriend claiming he has a 19-year-old son he's never met, Don doesn't even think to follow up. It's not until his neighbor, a mystery fan, encourages him that Don resolves to visit the exes who seem the most likely candidates and find out the truth. 7:00pm ~ $8; 7 Day Film Pass ~ $35. http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1480237-broken-flowers-film-screening-charleston/

Charleston Farmers Market ~ Marion Square ~ 08/05, 08/12, 08/19 & 08/26/2017
Every Saturday in beautiful Marion Square, peruse the aisles, where you will enjoy a wide variety of 100+ Local Vendors, including; Farmers & Growers, Sweet & Savory Food Concessions, Artisans & Crafters, Live Music, Fun Activities, Community Groups & so much more! Family-Friendly & Fun for ALL ages! You are sure to have a great time, whether you are swinging by to grab a quick bite to eat, getting your grocery shopping done for the week or even looking for a gift for that special someone. Bring your favorite picnic blanket and relax while enjoying live music on what we like to call, the largest outdoor dining patio in all of Charleston, SC. 8:00am to 2:00pm. http://charlestonfarmersmarket.com/

Charleston RiverDogs Baseball Home Games ~ Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park ~ 08/01, 08/02, 08/03, 08/04, 08/05, 08/06, 08/15, 08/16, 08/17, 08/18, 08/19, 08/20, 08/21, 08/29, 08/30 & 08/31/2017
The Charleston RiverDogs play in the class A South Atlantic League and are an affiliate of the New York Yankees. Their home stadium is at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The majority owner is Marvin Goldklang who also owns a stake in five other minor league baseball teams throughout the country (Fort Myers Miracle, Hudson Valley Renegades, and St. Paul Saints). August 21st ~~ Special Game Night honoring the Solar Eclipse ~~ Great Information about it shared!! http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t233

Enjoy Live Theatre in historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina!

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery ~ 08/01, 08/04, 08/06, 08/08, 08/10, 08/18 & 08/20/2017
The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun & Gin Club since back when such decent ladies knew their place in society, before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts ruined everything. Until this new sort of female up and invited herself, the crème of Charleston’s ladies hadn't ever had to dirty their white gloves with something so revoltingly common as a ..murder. See website for ShowTimes. charlestonmysteries.com

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ Heist, Heist Baby ~ A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Clown Walk into a Bank ...08/02, 08/05, 08/11, 08/15 & 08/25/2017
For: Adults out on the town (and away from the kids). Rated: PG (Contains humor and innuendo perhaps inappropriate for pre-teens). Little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper. Your challenge will be in keeping up with the number of criminals, corpses, and volunteer audience cast members willing to take a crack at the craziest characters yet to come out of the theatre where the audience is the star. Play a part yourself or just sit back and try to crack the case of what's really going down before the gig is up in Heist, Heist Baby at the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre! 164 Church Street, Charleston, SC. 8:00pm. https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/heist.php

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ Inspector NoClues Murder Mystery ~ A Classic Comic Whodunit ~ 08/13, 08/22 & 08/29/2017
None gathered to witness the reading of Mr. Body’s Will, had a clue they could come under suspicion of his murder! The real murderer would never have guessed The Man in the Black Fedora would be in the house. A redneck butler, gold-digging maid, tie-dyed dude, a man who is

one part Bogart, one part Homes and two parts Clouseau….can he hope to deduce Whodunit before Whodusit again? charlestonmysteries.com

James Island, SC
Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series ~ 08/04/2017
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. Enjoy the jammin’ sounds of Mystic Vibrations. 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 ~ 08/13/2017

James Island County Park
Celebrating 27 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

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Shaggin’ on the Cooper ~ 08/12/2017
Summer is here and you need to be Shaggin’ on the Pier ~ Yes! Enjoy a Moonlight Mixer with the greatest views of Charleston Harbor at your Dancin’ Feet! 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

North Charleston, South Carolina
Cirque de Soleil ~ North Charleston Performing Arts Center ~ 08/09 – 08/13/2107
OVO is the newest Cirque De Soleil global Touring Show. Thrilling more than 5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009 as a Big Top Show, OVO can now thrill your family! Ovo means “egg” in Portuguese. The Show is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing Artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. $34/Adults, $25/Children. Family, Military, Senior and other Discounts available. http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/cirque-du-soleil~12239/?search=&end_date=08/31/2017&category=&start_date=08/01/2017

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