By Bailey Laskowski
Each month there’s so much to do around Charleston, it can be tough to choose. Here are our picks for September. Share with us your favorite happenings, new restaurants and fun things to do using #CharlestonTraveler.
Charleston Restaurant Week: Sept. 6-17
The event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Inc. is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
Charleston Beer Week: Sept. 9-16
Charleston Beer Week celebrates our city’s craft beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass. Charleston Beer Week includes 48 events all around the Charleston region.
Charleston Pride Festival: Sept. 16-23
Promoting equal rights for everyone, this festival includes a number of special events and programs, including a harbor cruise, drag queen brunch and a comedy show. The festival ends with the Charleston Pride Parade on Sept. 23.
Charleston Scottish Games: Sept. 16
Head to Boone Hall Plantation for a all sorts of Scottish-themed events and activities, including heavy athletics sporting events, music, food and displays.
MOJA Arts Festival: Sept. 28-Oct. 8
The 34th annual MOJA Arts Festival is a celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts. Many events are free to the public or have a modest ticket price. Choose from a variety of events, including dance, literary, music, theatre and visual arts. Moja, a Swahili word meaning “One,” celebrates harmony and highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures.
Restaurants You Have to Try
Ink N Ivy, 565 King St., Charleston
Eat, drink, and be social is the motto of this new hot spot. As soon as you walk through the door you’ll be blown away by the aroma of delectable American cuisine, engrossed by the choices of raw and fresh seafood, seared & sizzling certified angus steak, and delighted by the superb selection of cool cocktails customized by our expert bartenders, craft beers with both local and international appeal, and an extensive wine list sure to please any palate.
Workshop, 1501 King St., Charleston
Charleston’s new exploratory food court located on upper King Street offers six rotating kitchens where renowned chefs experiment with culinary concepts. Don’t miss Charleston favorites: Pink Bellies, Sambar, Juan Luis, Slice Co., and Slider Gold.
Grace & Grit, 320 Wingo Way, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant
This brand new restaurant puts a decadent spin on some of our Southern favorites. The specialty of the restaurant is the famous grits cooked to perfection by Chef Frank Kline. Stop by and support this start-up restaurant and indulge in the southern goodness.
Vintage Coffee & Cafe, 219 Simmons St., Mount Pleasant
Don’t miss this hidden gem when you need to fuel up for a day of exploring the Charleston area. It’s not just tasty brews, the menu has breakfast and lunch opens, plus an outside playground for the kids.
Take this Tour
While the weather is still warm, go kayaking for a totally new way to explore Charleston. Check out Nature Adventure Outfitters for kayak tours on Shem Creek or black water creeks for Lowcountry waterways at their best.
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