What’s Up, Charleston? – Things to do August 2nd – 8th


Saturday, August 2nd

Cocktails & Cufflinks Bachelor Charity Auction – 7pm

Ladies Enriching the Community to host a charity auction where proceeds will go toward community initiatives and computer lab development focused on bridging the digital divide. Silent and live auction items, include spa packages, restaurant visits, wellness kits, jewelry, and more.

10th Annual ReptiDay Charleston – 10am – 5pm

See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations.

Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary – 5 – 8pm

The Summer Concert Series is a family friendly evening of music held Saturday Evenings on The Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary. This week’s band is local favorite Quiana Parler & The Shiny Disco Ball Band: From Jazz and Pop, to R&B and Rock & Roll.

Sunday, August 3rd

Fresh at the Farm Dinner – 5:30pm

Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition and Chef Joe DiMiao of Stars Restaurant will set the scene for a true farm-to-table experience. Charleston Culinary Tours presents the second Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the series that will be held on August 3rd at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island, SC.  Tickets must be purchased at $75 per person.

Seersucker Sundays at the Joe – 5:05pm

Supporters of preservation now have another reason to wear seersucker, discounted RiverDogs tickets! For all of the remaining Sunday home games, fans of Historic Charleston Foundation will pay $7 per ticket, three dollars off the price of admission for an upper reserve seat. A portion of the ticket savings will be donated to historic preservation in Charleston.  preserve14 will get you the discounted rate when you purchase your tickets.

Monday, August 4th

Freshfields Village Farmers Market – 4 – 8pm

From seafood and sweet treats to artisan cheese and flavored olive oil, food lovers will be pleased with this year’s vendor line-up. Visitors can also pick up locally made crafts and handmade products, including soaps, Sweetgrass baskets, handmade dog collars and custom clay silhouettes.

Changing the Tide: Charleston Pride Week Beach Party Celebrating LGBTQI Youth and their Allies – 3 – 6:30pm

Celebrate Charleston Pride Week with We Are Family, Lowcountry AIDS Services, Empowerr, Charleston World AIDS Day, Charleston Pride, and PFLAG. Enjoy games, food, and prizes while playing on the beach all afternoon.

Tuesday, August 5th

Yoga Under the Oaks: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site – 6 – 7pm

Yoga will be followed by happy hour at the Legare-Waring House from 7 – 8 p.m.  In case of rain, yoga will be moved to Founders Hall. $10 (cash only)

Wednesday, August 6th

Toddler Days: Fun with Food – 10-11am

Use food to make a Mr. Potato Head and more.   These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum.

Thursday, August 7th

Charleston City Night Market – 6:30 – 10:30pm (Thursday – Saturday)

Join us in the evening when the City’s most popular public attraction transforms into a festive street fair atmosphere filled with local artists and food vendors. These special evenings are fun for the entire family!

Friday, August 8th

LifePoint’s 3rd Annual Hooked on Life Fishing Tournament – 6am – 4pm

If you love the sport of fishing, register now for our Hooked on Life catch and release tournament in South Carolina’s magnificent coastal waterways from Edisto Island to Bulls Bay.  A special way to show your support for changing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.  $2600 in prizes!

Firefly Friday: Charleston Harbor Dolphin Sunset Sail

Live Painting Events at The Wells Gallery – 1 – 6pm

Visit the Wells Gallery, the premier gallery of The Sanctuary Resort, for live painting events every month that feature at least one of their 20 nationally renowned artists.  Rick McClure and Junko Ono Rothwell painting live in the gallery, August 8th & 9th from 1-6pm each day.



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