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September is a great time for a long weekend Getaway!

Posted by charleston on August 23, 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 GrayLineofCharleston.com. For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email charleston@grayline.com. 

Folly Island, South Carolina

Moonlight Mixer ~ Folly Beach Pier ~ 09/15/2017
The Moonlight Mixers are back! Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays all of the hottest oldies and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Admission is limited, advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. Purchase the All-Access Discount and save; call (843) 795-4386 for more information. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available).7–11pm. http://www.ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixer

Historic Charleston, South Carolina Theatre!
Love Potion No. 9 ~ 34 West Theater ~ 09/16, 09/26 & 09/28/2017
Join 34 West Theater for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop Musical. Can Murphy's Diner survive a zombie invasion? With music from Destiny's Child to The Platters, comes an innovative and spellbinding new musical, from the creators of Radio Hitchcock. A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. $30. No children under 6 please. http://www.34west.org/

An Act of God’ ~ Footlight Players Theatre ~ 09/15 – 09/30/2017
The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. Based on a satirical book and Twitter account, “An Act of God” is a 90- minute conversation in which God (assisted by His devoted angels) will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that have plagued mankind since creation. This clever one-act comedy is refreshingly positive and encourages the audiences to believe in themselves. Performances are: 8pm Sept. 15/16/22/28,/29/30 and  3pm Sept. 17/24. http://footlightplayers.net/

Kiawah & Seabrook Islands, SC
Bohicket Marina- Charleston Running Club-5K/10K Run at Seabrook Island ~ 09/16/2017
For the Benefit of Kiawah/ Seabrook Exchange Club and Charleston Running Club Charities! Look forward to the 6th annual Bohicket Marina- Charleston Running Club- 5K/ 10K! Come out and enjoy a beautiful run through Seabrook Island, and enjoy our patio overlooking picturesque Bohicket Creek afterwards! Please click the link below to Charleston Running Club’s website for further details on the race, and we look forward to seeing you for our run! http://www.charlestonrunningclub.com/

5th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon ~ 09/17/2017
Currently the only intermediate distance triathlon in the Charleston area to feature an ocean swim, this race features a .7-mile swim, 25.1-mile bike and 6.1-mile run.
The competition kicks off with the .7-mile point-to-point swim in the vast, beautiful and calm Atlantic waters off Kiawah’s stunning coastline. The bike and run portions of the race take athletes along the scenic marshland, maritime forest and beachfront, allowing participants to capture the unique essence of Kiawah Island. Transition area will take place in Night Heron Park, a 21-acre spectator and family friendly park at the heart of Kiawah Island. http://www.kiawahresort.com/recreation/kiawah-triathlon

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Cast Off Fishing Tournaments ~ Mt. Pleasant Fishing Pier ~ 09/02/2017
The Mt. Pleasant Fishing Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for Pier fishing. This breathtaking landmark stretches out into Charleston Harbor 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. www.CharlestonCountyParks.com/fishing.

Shaggin’ on the Cooper ~ 09/09/2017
Time for Shaggin’ on the Pier ~ Yes! Dust off those Dancin’ Shoes! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands. Music by the Coppertones. 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

Scottish Games & Highland Gathering ~ Boone Hall Plantation ~ 09/16/2017
The 46th Scottish Games and Highland Gathering, featured each September at Boone Hall Plantation, is another one of the special events held at the plantation that makes Boone Hall one of the most unique venues in the Charleston, SC Lowcountry. It features a day packed full of various activities and events that has something for everyone – Scottish style. Whether you're looking to experience Olympic type competition of the heavy athletics sporting events or the mastery of Scottish music, the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering will offer all you're looking for and so much more. The music featured at this annual gathering of Scottish family clans, is a truly unique experience. The music of over 25 bagpipe bands echoes through the plantation’s large oaks and across scenic marshes with sounds that are truly classical Scottish fare. There is Highland Dancing that dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries, Scottish Country Dancing & Fiddling, and Celtic rock bands dressed in kilts.

The Border Collie Demo features some of the most beautiful dogs in the world. The Border Collie was developed in the Border Country of Scotland, an area long known for its sheep industry. In fact, it has been said that without the Border Collie, there would be no sheep industry. Today, this breed of dog is known the world over for its intelligence and livestock-working ability.

There are Children’s games, loosely fashioned after the Heavy Athletics, and much more.
The visual experience of this event promises to leave an impression that will be long remembered. Last year, over 6,000 people from all over the world attended these games, put on for charity that benefits the Scottish Society Of Charleston. http://www.charlestonscots.org/

North Charleston, South Carolina
9th Annual Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival
North Charleston Performing Arts Center ~ 09/01 – 09/03/2017
The 2017 Lowcountry Jazz Festival features so many award-winning, genre-crossing jazz-soul-R&B- and Funk pop artists that organizers had to add an extra day to the schedule! Additional Artists will be announced as they are confirmed. http://www.lowcountryjazzfest.com/

Bravo Broadway! ~ North Charleston Pops ~ North Charleston Performing Art Center ~ 09/09/2017
Join the North Charleston POPS! and me for five unforgettable evenings of the coolest music ever! The wonderful concerts showcase the best professional musicians from the Southeast and amazing soloists in music that will excite, transform and inspire you. North Charleston Pops offers a central location, a casual atmosphere, low ticket prices, and plenty of convenient parking. Tickets $70 - $150, 7:30pm. https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/

Southern Women's Show ~ Charleston Area Convention Center ~ 09/22, 09/23 & 09/24/2017
The Southern Women's Show is finally coming to Charleston! On Sept. 22-24, national and local exhibitors will fill the Charleston Area Convention Center to share fashion, food, fitness, fun and more with thousands of guests. Come enjoy cooking demos, fashion shows, special guest appearances and much more. Bring your friends, mothers, sisters and grandmothers for entertainment for a special girls day out! Hours for the Charleston event are Friday,10am to 7 pm; Saturday,10am to 5pm; Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Admission is $12 at the door, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 6 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased at area Walgreens. For groups of 10 or more, advance tickets of $8 per person are available. https://southernshows.com/wcs

Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina
Sunset Tours to Fort Sumter ~ 09/01, 09/08, 09/15 & 09/22/2017!
(Friday Tours – to October 14)
Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to offer the “Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter again for 2017! 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: $46.50 per person; Children: $34.00 per person (4-11); Senior: $44.00 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. Once the start date is announced you will be able to 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/

Charleston Restaurant Week ~ 09/06 – 09/17/2017
The Fall Charleston Restaurant Week is set! The Event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc. (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/charleston-restaurant-week/http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/charleston-restaurant-week/

Charleston Beer Week ~ 09/09 – 09/16/2017
Various Charleston Area Venues
Charleston Beer Week celebrates the Holy City’s beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass. As the nation’s craft beer industry grows exponentially, so has the local beer scene over the last few years. Nine production breweries feature numerous beer-focused pubs and stores, and a population ever-warming to the idea that beer should not only taste like something, but taste like something delicious. Join the fun during the second week of September as the wide variety of brands are enjoyed in the city today with a variety of unique events you wouldn't normally find on your calendar.
http://www.charlestonbeerweek.com/events

5th Annual Chucktown Showdown ~ 09/16/2017
Time to Get out On the Water! Get ready to paddle around the famous Charleston Battery and other historical sites of the Harbor! The 5th Annual Chucktown Showdown benefiting Surfers Healing (Folly Beach) will take place on September 16, 2017. The races are open to Stand-Up Paddleboards, Prones, Outrigger Canoes and Surfskis. The event features 3 Races: The Harbor Course (9.0 Miles),The Battery Course (4 miles), The Kids SUP Race (1 mile). Cash prizes awarded for the top SUP finishers of the 9-mile course! After the races, browse vendor tents, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the music. Be sure to stick around for the awards ceremony and the raffle, great prizes will be given away! www.ChucktownShowdown.org

34th Annual Moja Arts Festival ~ 09/28 – 10/08/2017
Various Charleston Area Venues
The streets sway with the captivating rhythm of African music, while the smell of Caribbean cuisine permeates the air during this 10-day celebration of Gullah culture named for the Swahili word meaning ‘one’. http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/34th-annual-moja-arts-festival~9151/?search=&end_date=09/30/2017&category=&start_date=09/01/2017

West Ashley, South Carolina
Harvest Moon Dinner ~ Middleton Place ~ 09/10/2017
Enjoy a delicious meal focused on local Plantation vegetables and Carolina Gold Rice paired with wine. Celebrate the fall season under the light of the full Harvest Moon. 5 - 7pm. $55 per person. https://www.middletonplace.org/

Charles Towne Landing Movies Under the Stars ~ 09/29/2017
Gates will open at 6pm and movie starts at dusk. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The movie is FREE for everyone. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase (cash only). No outside coolers or alcohol permitted.
September 29 – Rogue One ~ Star Wars http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/ctl/introduction.aspx

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