June Events in Charleston
Summer in Charleston has myriad things to see and do—you’ll never run out of new experiences. Events, festivals, and of course—days at the beach await!
When: May 26-June 11, 2023
Where: Various locations in Charleston
Spoleto Festival USA is one of America’s major performing arts festivals. It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. The 17-day event transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts.
When: April - September
Where: Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
Get the family together, head on over to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and enjoy Charleston’s very own Minor League Baseball team! From waterfront stadium views to an array of food and drink vendors, a Charleston RiverDogs game makes for the perfect summer night. Also, make sure to check out their promotions page to see what special-themed nights they have going on this season. Tickets for the 2023 season are on sale now!
When: Saturdays, April 8-November 25, 2023
You will find a variety of local produce, plants, herbs, and cut flowers, as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment, and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans every Saturday at the Market.
When: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023 | 9 am
Where: King Street, Downtown Charleston
Come join Charleston Pride for the annual Pride Parade in historic Downtown Charleston on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at 9:00 am. The parade will take place down King Street, and everyone is welcome to participate, whether you want to walk, ride in a vehicle, or create a unique themed float for your organization. Let’s celebrate Pride together!
When: Every month on the second Sunday from 12-5 pm
Where: King Street from Queen to Calhoun Street
Enjoy exploring Kings Street without traffic! You will find carefully curated artists showing their work on the street, unique food vendors, and other surprises! Enjoy discovering shops you might not have noticed before!
Where: Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston, SC
When: June 3, 2023 | 12-10:30 pm
High Tide offers unforgettable coastal experiences with top DJs and art, culinary, and drink options. Celebrate life with friends and make lifelong memories in a stunning setting. Enjoy a day of coastal vibes and sun-drenched skies. High Tide is an adults-only (21+) event.
When: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Where: Wine on the Piazza
Looking for the perfect Charleston evening? If so, look no further than Wine on the Piazza at the Edmondston Alston House! Those taking part will get to enjoy a glass of wine, spectacular views of the Charleston harbor, and a self-guided tour of this historic Charleston home. Tickets for this relaxing evening start at $30 per person.
When: June 16, 18, 24, & 29, 2023
Where: Edmondston- Alston House, 21 East Battery, Charleston
Firefly Distillery is hosting a stellar lineup of concerts beginning in May with tickets on sale now. As Firefly’s outdoor venue in Park Circle is bringing big names like Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Fleet Foxes, and Shakey Graves this year. Enjoy American blended whiskey cocktails at the new Bend & Steal Whiskey bar or local food truck fare. All ages are welcome with General Admission and VIP ticket options. Bring blankets, but no dogs, outside food or drink, or chairs. Clear bags only and concerts happen rain or shine. The Distillery closes at 3 p.m. on concert dates.
When: June 21, 2023 | 5-7 pm
Where: The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street, Charleston
The Halsey is hosting a happy hour event called Halsey After Hours, which is open to both members and non-members. Guests can enjoy drinks while admiring the current Carla Gannis / C.A.R.L.A. G.A.N.: wwwunderkammer exhibition, have the opportunity to meet Halsey staff and advisory board members, and take a memorable photo with the famous moon from the Halsey’s Moon Party. Admission is free for members, while non-members will be asked to make a $10 donation at the door.
When: June 24, 2023 | 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Where: SC Society Hall, 72 Meeting St., Charleston
Experience a memorable evening at the Vienna Light Orchestra’s Broadway tribute concert. Hear favorites from Mary Poppins, Man of La Mancha, Phantom of the Opera, and The Greatest Showman. With vocalists, soloists, and a variety of instruments, this show is part theatre and part orchestral performance. Over 2,000 candlelights add to the mesmerizing atmosphere. The orchestra features world-class musicians and singers from seven countries. Don’t miss this incredible experience!