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Fun Things To Do In Charleston SC | This Weekend | Weekend Buzz

Find fun things to do in Charleston SC this weekend, If It Happens In the Lowcountry

By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

Here's some of what's taking place the weekend of June 30th.  First weekend in July 2017. Happy Independence Day to all. Be careful and safe this weekend. Stroll along the Battery or thru the market.  Be a tourist in your own home town. Check out our many fine golf courses around the lowcountry. Get out and be social and help boost the economy. 

Party at the Point wraps up the season with Season Finale w/ Departure- The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band at Charleston Harbor Resort from 5:30-9:30pm Friday. All Events are $7. Cash Only for entry and food/beer inside the venue. No coolers or pets please. Contact (843) 769-4799 for more.

This Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation come out for a rocking country concert featuring country music legend and up and coming acts. Stars & Guitars features Trace Adkins, Runaway June, and Midland. Gates open at 4:30pm. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase. No coolers, outside food and drinks, or pets allowed. General admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.

Your Charleston Riverdogs are home this weekend. Coming off their longest road trip of the season to start the second half, the RiverDogs are giving fans a little extra bang for their buck with a pair of postgame fireworks extravaganzas, a Sunday celebrating the dinosaur age, and even a wedding on the house to one lucky couple in their upcoming four-game home-stand at Joe Riley Park. Fireworks after Friday & Monday night games. Sunday is Kid's Day at 'the Joe' and Dinosaur Night with , the RiverDogs offer free parking while members of the MUSC Children's Health Kids Club (12 and under) gain free admission, eat free, play pregame catch on the field, and run the bases postgame. Fans can meet and greet with a dinosaur roaming the concourse and watch a dinosaur egg hatch between innings as part of the Sunday evening festivities. Game times 7pm Friday, 6pm Saturday, 5pm Sunday and 6:30pm Monday night. Visit box office or call (843) 577-DOGS (3647) for more.

Your Charleston Battery welcome Tampa Bay Rowdies to the MUSC Health Stadium Saturday night at 7pm. The second of three home games scheduled for the Battery. Bring the family out for exciting professional soccer on Daniel Island.  In addition to your first-place Battery on the field, they'll have fireworks after the contest.  Call the ticket office at 843-973-GOAL for more.

Come out Friday to MUSC Health Stadium for Films on the Field featuring Jaws. Gates open at 6:00pm, the movie will start at 7:00pm on our 3000 square foot video board! A full bar will be available in addition to local food trucks, concessions, and jump castles. Lawn chairs, blankets, and dogs on leashes are welcome! Tickets are $5. Children 6 and under are free.

Charleston Music Hall this weekend.  Saturday for Girls Rock Charleston Camp Showcase. Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm. $10 - $20 Sliding Scale Admission | Youth 17 & Under FREE. The 7th Annual Girls Rock Charleston Camp Showcase will be the accumulation of a week of instrument instruction classes, workshops, band practices, and dance parties. Come hear original music from our 13 youth bands! The event will be emceed by Teen Leaders. Be sure to check Charleston Music Hall's website for Summer of Bill Movie Series featuring films from low country resident Bill Murray. Visit the box office at 37 John Street or call 843-853-2252.

Charleston County Parks & Recreation host the Uncle Sam Jam on Tuesday. Enjoy the cool harbor breeze and dance to live beach music at the perfect venue for celebrating our independence - the Mount Pleasant Pier! At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will also be a great spot to watch the area’s best fireworks displays! Join in on our party at the end of this scenic pier, and groove to live Carolina beach and party music from Recollections. 7-11pm. Call 843-795-4386 for more.

Ready to laugh. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails is excited to announce the return of their highly popular Comedy Hour series featuring regional and local comedians. The show will take place on Saturday with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show starting promptly at 8 p.m. Reservations required. Tickets are $10 per person. Dinner menu and full bar available. Call 843-766-0223 for more.

Pick up lunch at Low Country Harley-Davidson on Dorchester Road North Charleston  during our Food Truck Fridays in June! Each week we will invite a different truck out to the dealership! This week features Charleston Caribbean Creole 11-2pm.

The Charleston Farmers Market is up and running for the season. Join them every Saturday in beautiful Marion Square and peruse the aisles, where you will enjoy a wide variety of 100+ Local Vendors, including; Farmers & Growers, Sweet & Savory Food Concessions, Artisans & Crafters, Live Music, Fun Activities, Community Groups & So Much More! 9am-2pm. Family friendly event.

The Summerville Farmer's Market is open every Saturday, April through December. Browse fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more! The market is located in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Town Hall at 200 South Main Street, Summerville. While your shopping, enjoy live music in the Market Café from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m."

The Johns Island Farmers Market 2024 Academy Drive, Johns Island is open Saturdays 10-2pm. New location is at Charleston Collegiate School. The founders want the market to be a one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list to be sourced locally. Johns Island Farmers Market holds a mission of bringing interactive ways to educate your community on the health and environmental benefits of making sustainable choices. Visit their site to check out an array of vendors.


A great way to kick off the weekend is by enjoying a TGIF Friday night Wine Tasting at Crushed Fine Wine in Shelmore Village in Mount Pleasant.  We will now request $10.00 for the tasting. $5.00 of which will be rebated on any bottles purchased. Plus weekly wine tastings. 



Carolina Opry a Calvin Gilmore Theatre in Myrtle Beach has a full array of shows for the new year. Calvin Gilmore produces and directs many of the show with his usual award-winning flair for production. 




What If Productions present two plays with short runs. Making it's world premiere this Friday for a very limited engagement run, Julie Zaffarano's deconstructed romantic comedy The PlayMakers will feature an all-star lineup of several What If? favorites including many from our current seventh season which ends with this show. Evil Dead: The Musical will be represented well as Cam Christensen (Ash), James Ketelaar (Jake) and Bess Lawson (Annie/Shelly) fill out the cast along with Kimi Hugli, Amadeus (Constanze). WIP Artistic Director Kyle Barnette returns to the What If? stage for the first time as an actor since 2014's The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife playing opposite Teralyn Tanner who starred in last year's Play Fest premiere The Cannibals. Best described as a sort of bizarro-world Katherine Hepburn/Spencer Tracey-esque romantic comedy, The PlayMakers tells the story of two major playwriting talents (and former romantic partners) Lisa and Sebastian, who come together to attempt one last writing triumph only to be confronted by their own characters as they bring them to life. The Playmakers June 23, 24, 30 & July 1 at 7:30pm at 84 1/2 Society Street. Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Seniors / $12 Military/Student.

Flowertown Players in Summerville host Front Lines to the Home Front a musical tribute to our armed forces. The Flowertown Players will be reprising the patriotic cabaret, Front Lines to the Home Front, on June 30 & July 1 @ 8PM and July 2 @ 3PM.
Adults $20 / Students $10. For more visit the box office at 133 S Main St, Summerville or call 843-875-9251.

34 West theatre group present I Got You Babe. The new girl's California dreamin' but has she lost that lovin' feeling?  A NEW groovical from the creators of the sellout GROOVY KINDA LOVE. Check their site for specific dates and times. Tickets $30. A  menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Call (843) 901-9343 for more.

Black Fedora 164 Church Street, Charleston's only mystery theatre present a variety of murder and whodunit type audience participation theatre shows. Among their regular performances are 'Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery', 'Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery', 'Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Yoo-Hoo: A Pirate Show', Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club Mystery and 'Heist, Heist Baby'. Shows change thru out the seasons. Family friendly with something for everyone in your party. Visit their site for up to date info or call 937-6453

Wine down the week at 3 Lockwood Drive home of The Wine Shop’s Friday Tastings.  Sip some of the best and most affordable wines while enjoying views of the Ashley River. Wine Education is Fun!  4:30 - 6:30  For more details call 577-3881.

Isle of Palms coolest hangout is, Morgan Creek Grill. This Friday enjoy the music of Charles Cannon in the Marina Room bar beginning at 5pm.  Cannon again plays 4-8pm Saturday. Sunday Bill Krauss performs.  Drop in for food or weekday happy hour 4-7pm. Make your reservations now. For details call Morgan Creek Grill at 886-8980


Come out to Theatre 99 for comedy this weekend. On Friday it's Improv Riot.  Shows at Theatre 99 are improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts.  Come loaded with suggestions for the quick witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions...and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh! Showtimes 8pm. Tickets $12. Saturday is another round of Improv Riot. Laugh For A Lincoln ($5)  Guaranteed to make you laugh! Wed night 8pm. Located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 


At the world famous Windjammer it's a big weekend of music. Friday night it's Stop Light Observations W/ Sondor Blue & Jump Castle Riot with music beginning at 8pm. Tickets are $20 T The Jammer  host Edwin McCain Saturday and Sunday nights. Tickets $25 for 9pm shows. Be sure to catch some of the music and fun. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948



At the Music Farm this weekend. Friday & Saturday night it's TBA.  On Sunday at the Farm it's Bun B. 21 and older show starts at 10pm. $25 Early Bird * $35 GA * $50 VIP.  Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at



Over at the Charleston Pour House on Friday night it's Same As It Ever Was w/ Samurai Broccoli. $13 adv/ $15 dos, and $25 for 2 night pass, with music at 9pm.  Poho Family Funk Review on the deck for free at 4pm. On Saturday at the House Same As It Ever Was returns with Schema. 9pm start. Kozelski Band plays deck for free 4pm Saturday. $10 adv/dos. The C Brown Band play on the deck for free at 4pm Sunday. Early Sunday during the day enjoy Downward on the Deck Poho Yoga. Also on Sunday come out for the11-3pm Sunday Brunch Farmer's Market as Mike Quinn presents Kanika Moore and the Motown Throwdown 1pm-4pm. FREE LIVE Gospel-Soul-Funk w / Pour House with Poho Food Truck serving food. The House is located at 1977 Maybank Hwy James Island. Call 571-4343 for more.

Live at Rusty Bull 3005 W. Montague Ave North Charleston this weekend it's live music from City On Down Friday 7-10pm. Lauren Hall Trio perform Saturday 6:30-9:30pm. Enjoy corn-hole tournament leagues every other Wednesday at the Bull. Signature locally brewed ales in a relaxed, friendly, & safe environment just off I-26 on W. Montague.

North Charleston's late night location for cold beer, alcohol, and live music is The Sparrow, located at 1078D East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village just down from Park Circle. A good mix of local musicians, singer songwriters,  and electrifying bands to liven up your weekend. For more call 744-7753 or visit their Facebook page.

Enjoy great roasted coffee, desserts, and finger foods while listening to great singer songwriters from 7-9pm every Friday at Coastal Coffee Roasters (CCR) in Summerville. Singer songwriters every Friday night. Bring your own guitar and your music, and your crowd for an evening of music, coffee & camaraderie.  CCR is located at 108 E.3rd North Street Summerville. For more call 376-4559.


At the Banana Cabana front beach Isle of Palms enjoy live acoustic music on the patio weekly during the spring and summer months on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Great food & drink at IOP's most laid back dining destination. 1130 Ocean Blvd. Call (843) 886-4361.

Every Saturday from 12-4pm Deep Water Vineyard 6775 Bears Bludd Road Charleston are proud to offer food and music to entertain all of our visitors. It's hard to find food on Wadmalaw Island and we understand! We want to make sure you enjoy your tastings with some food in your stomach, while you eat you can listen to musicians and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the vineyard.  Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your smile - you're bound to have a great time. For more call (843) 559-6867.

The Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises are back by popular demand. Enjoy this two hour harbor cruise with a delicious buffet from Home Team BBQ. 7:00-9:00 pm Event features live blues from well-known Blues Bands. Cruises leave from the Charleston Maritime Center 10 Wharfside St. For info or tickets call 888.224.5037.  

Remember how much fun bowling is than come out this weekend to Royal Lanes 106 Central Ave Goose Creek. Every Friday & Saturday night bowl for just $20 per lane per hour 9-11pm. Late niters might enjoy Cosmic Bowling 11-2am for just $18 per person. Every Friday enjoy Karaoke at 8pm. With 36 lanes Royal is the biggest center in Charleston. Food, drink, arcade, music, 20 TVs throughout.

New at the box office this weekend include 'Despicable Me 3'. The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Animated feature rated PG. Also new, 'The House'. Scott and Kate Johansen must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter's scholarship falls through. When all else fails, the desperate couple join forces with their neighbor Frank to start an underground casino in his home. Stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Rated R.

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- Posted By: Sherry 9/26/2012 8:45:43 AM
Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Thea... – Hi, Jeff! I wanted to mention that The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre is now running shows several days a week -- Thursdays through Sundays and some Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All are fun whodunits, with lots of laughs and audience interaction! My...
- Posted By: amradich 2/4/2012 2:51:41 PM
Theatre 99 is also a great thing... – Theatre 99 can best be described as Charleston's home for improv comedy! Nothing is scripted! it's all pure improv! If you've never been I recommend going on a Wednesday night (it's only $5) and/or trying to catch a The Have Nots! Show. Each show is ...
- Posted By: Robinini 10/22/2011 10:04:31 AM
Folly Palooza – Didn't,t see mention of the Folly Palooza festival. From 11 to 5 there will be several stages and 10 bands playing. Crafts for sale, great people watching. Gorgeous day to be out!
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