Summer Events Guide
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: First Friday of the month except July and January
Where: Downtown Charleston
Immerse yourself in local art at more than 30 galleries during the Charleston Gallery Association’s Artwalk. Taking place on the first Friday of most months, the Artwalk is a fantastic way to meet new people, discover local artists, and find the perfect art piece for your home. Participants have the ability to create their own Artwalk route using the CGA website’s “Charleston Gallery Association Map.” There is no cost of admission to this event.
When: Saturdays, April 6-November 23, 2024
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: 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!
When: May 24- June 9, 2024
Where: Various Locations
This annual 17-day event is a celebration of the arts. Hosting over 150 performances, this popular event showcases opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz. With its rich history and commitment to artistic excellence, Spoleto Festival USA continues to captivate audiences and inspire artists, making it a must-see event for arts enthusiasts worldwide.
When: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Eat, drink, and celebrate Caribbean culture at the 9th Annual Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival! This one-day festival highlights the best in both Caribbean food and music. Festival goers will get to enjoy Caribbean vendors from across the Southeast as the top chefs look to claim the title of Top Jerk Chef 2024!
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: Jul 27, 2024
Celebrate the Gullah Geechee people’s culture, history, and traditions at the 20th Annual Sweetgrass Festival! Festival goers will get to enjoy live entertainment, activities, and the Sweetgrass Basket u0026amp; Craft Show! Admission to this event is free.