July | Things to Do in Charleston, SC   Recently updated !


Things are starting to heat up here in Charleston. We’ve got plenty of events coming up this month to keep your mind off the smoldering weather. Independence Day is right around the corner, and Charleston has been generous enough to give us countless ways to celebrate. See our list of Fourth of July events below to pick one that’s right for the whole family. Stay cool this month while exploring the Holy City and all it has to offer. Happy Fourth of July, Charleston Travelers!

Sweetgrass Festival: July 13

This annual event highlights the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues today.

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: July 19

This annual event highlights the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues today.

Ladybug Release at Magnolia Plantation: July 20

Head to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens when 200,000 ladybugs will be released in the gardens to help control other small, more harmful insects, such as aphids and scale insects. Families and children are invited to help release the ladybugs.

Charleston Variety Show: July 20-21

Some of the country’s most talented performers join former Broadway stars and Charleston producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz for this summertime show featuring the best of rock, pop and country.

Moonlight Mixer: July 26

Shag the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music for you all night long. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Seating is limited; bring your own chairs and blankets. All ages welcome.

Charleston Margarita Festival: July 26

Sample some of the city’s best margaritas and vote on your favorite at this annual cocktail festival at Brittlebank Park (21+ only).

 

Fourth of July Events

Patriots Point Fireworks Blast: Celebrate the Fourth of July on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant. Purchase a ticket to watch the fireworks and enjoy live music from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown.

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4th of July Blast at Patriots Point.

Uncle Sam Jam: Enjoy the harbor breezes, live music and fireworks from the Mount Pleasant Pier located at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

City of North Charleston Celebration: The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park from 3 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. This year’s event features musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors and a fireworks show. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs and blankets; food trucks will be on site. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.

Summerville’s Red, White & Blue on the Green:  The Town of Summerville will kick off the Independence Day celebrations with the annual Summerville tradition of fireworks at dusk in Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St.

Fireworks at the Beach: Both Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island host fireworks displays at dusk.

Independence Day at Middleton Place: Spend the holiday at the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Readings and interactive demonstrations will take place throughout the day.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise on the Carolina Queen: Join Charleston Harbor Tours for an evening of live music with Ben Fagan and his band and the best view of the fireworks display at Patriots Point. Light snacks and cash bar available