Charleston Summer Events

There are a plethora of summer events and activities on the Charleston Coast. To help you narrow down which activities fit your vacation the best, we have created a list of summer events in late June and July.

Charleston Riverdogs

Head to The Joe for a night of baseball, hot dogs, and gorgeous sunsets! The Joe, the nickname for Joseph P. Riley Stadium and home of the Riverdogs, sits on the Ashley River. This location provides views and sunsets that rival any in Charleston.

The Charleston Riverdogs are a minor league baseball team known for fun promotions and giveaways. The Riverdogs provide an afternoon or evening of fun and games for the whole family. Be sure to check out the bouncy castle and don’t forget to get your face painted! Like many ballparks these days, The Joe offers a wide selection of hot dogs that vary each season. This year’s hot dog options include an all wagyu beef hot dog wrapped in edible silver leaf topped with pork belly, lobster, and champagne garlic aioli in honor of the ‘Dogs 25th anniversary – which is this year!

The Riverdogs regular season goes through August. Be sure to make a visit to The Joe a can’t miss on your Charleston to do list!

Charleston Summer Events, Charleston Riverdogs

Fourth of July Celebrations

July 4th will be here before we know it. The Charleston Coast is home to numerous Fourth of July celebrations. Each beach town usually has their own fireworks celebration. Here are a few additional events around town for fireworks watching!

Fourth of July at Patriots Point

Fireworks Harbor Cruise

Fourth of July Dinner Cruise

Charleston Summer Events, Patriots Point, 4th of July

Charleston Margarita Festival

July 20, 2018

Charlestonians all have their own reasons for loving the Holy City and one reason everyone can agree on is the love of food & cocktails. The Charleston Margarita Festival brings together some of the most popular restaurants for a day of friendly competition. This year the festival is at Brittlebank Park (right next to The Joe!). Spend the evening sampling 20+ margaritas, enjoying delicious food and good music, and you will likely have a front row seat to a breathtaking sunset. The Charleston Margarita Festival is a 21+ event – so hire a babysitter and get ready for a night out!

Photo: Charleston Margarita Festival

Party at the Point

This family-friendly concert series happens every Friday from April to June. The waterfront location provides the perfect setting for a laid-back, Lowcountry Happy Hour. Live music along with good food & drinks make this a fun event for the entire family. Party at the Point is hosted at the beach at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Kids love playing in the sand and dancing along to the bands! You are welcome to bring in beach chairs, towels, and blankets to set up the perfect spot to enjoy the festivities. There are only a few Fridays left in June – don’t miss your chance to enjoy this fun summer event!  

Charleston Summer Events, Party at the Point
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Heading to one of these summer events? Let us know what you think!