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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 Aug 25th.  Last weekend in August 2017.  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. 

It's here, high school football is in full tilt. Check your local high school for games and schedules. College and pro ball is just weeks away.

The annual Charleston Fall Home Show takes place this weekend. Charleston Home + Design Magazine hosts three days of programming curated for the public as well as custom builders, architects, interior designers, and other building professionals. Free Admission on opening day & discounted offers: Free Admission on Friday, August 25th from 11am-6pm plus $2 admission after 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27 (admission before 2pm only $7 per person). It all takes place the Gaillard Center on Calhoun St. downtown Charleston. Info call 843-577-7652. For more click

Charleston Tells Concert Series presents An Evening with Kate Campbell. The people and culture of the modern South serve as the inspiration for Campbell’s songs. Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and her eloquent gift for storytelling have drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern literary tradition as Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner. Friday 7-8:30pm at Charleston County Public Library. Info call 843-805-6819.

St. James Gate Irish Pub on Folly Beach host Pup Fair, a traditional Irish festival in which a wild goat is caught and crowned "King Puck". In the Folly Beach version of the festival, St. James Gate will partner with Pet Helpers to host Pup Fair, an afternoon celebration for people and their furry friends where one lucky dog will be crowned “King Pup”. The event will also feature a specialty hot dog menu and live music with Josh Taylor at 6:00pm. All dogs are welcome to enter the contest and the winning dog’s owner will receive a $100 gift certificate to St. James Gate. Kicks off at 1pm. Details

The  18th Annual Race For The Ark takes place Saturday beginning at 7:45am registration. The ARK provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. This race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run – both races begin and end at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Avenue in Summerville. The USATF-certified course winds through historic downtown Summerville. The 5K begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run kicks off at 8:45am. More @ 

Freshfields Village outside Kiawah & Seabrook Islands host music on Friday nights from 6-9pm. Join them Friday evenings this summer from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for a complimentary concert on the Village Green! This week's concert features folk, rock, pop, and Motown music by Chris Crosby Group. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event. Call 843.768.9166 for more.

Low Country Harley Davidson on Dorchester Road @ I-526 host Food Truck Fridays every Friday in July. Pick up lunch at Low Country Harley-Davidson during our Food Truck Fridays! Each week we will invite a different truck out to the dealership! This week features Food Box 11-2pm. On Saturday from 10-6pm at Low Country Harley Davidson enjoy a Kick ass bash to benefit the Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC. Live music, car/bike show, food/beer vendors, contests, kids area, biker games and 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.

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.  Some eclectic and fun selections from McCarus Beverage with Katie. 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. 




Footlight Players open their 2017-18 season with 'The Wedding Singer'. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, it’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Weekend performances run thru August 27th. All shows at 20 Queen Street. Call 843-722-4487 for more or check out their site. Review,

Flowertown Players 133 S. Main Summerville present 'Bye, Bye, Birdie'. Teen rock & roll heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted. In a publicity stunt arranged by his manager, he chooses an All-American girl, Kim McAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Kim's boyfriend Hugo is not fond of Conrad and seeks to put the pop prince in his place. Hilarity, high-energy dances, and classic songs like, "Put on a Happy Face," bring the 1960's to life for all audiences. Shows August 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 @ 8PM August 6, 13, & 20 @ 3PM. Tickets Adult $30, Senior/Military/1st Responder $26, Student $22, 15 yrs old & under $15. Visit box office or call 843-875-9251.

Threshold Rep. Co. at 84 1/2 Society Street present Much Ado About Nothing. Governor Leonato welcomes Prince Don Pedro to his house for a fest of merriment. Don Pedro's men accompany him, Benedick and Claudio. Soon Claudio has fallen for Leonato's beautiful daughter, Hero, and plans to wed her within the week. While Hero and Claudio's love blossoms Sir Benedick goes tit for tat with unwavering rival Beatrice, Hero's sister. Don Pedro's brother Don John wants no part in the merry festivities and plots to ruin Hero's reputation, while the ladies plot to unite Beatrice and Benedick. Weekends thru Aug 13th. Call 843.277.2172 for more.

Charleston Performing Arts Center 873 Folly Rd on James Island close out their season as they present 'Oh! Folly Nights'. This fun-loving nostalgic beach musical transporting you to Folly Beach’s Atlantic Pier, starting the summer of 1963. This original musical includes your favorite summer hits of the sixties, and tells the story of friendships made to last on Folly Beach. The perfect way to enjoy the summer and to celebrate unforgettable memories! Shows run Thurs-Sun during July. Tickets $18-$45. Call 843-991-5582 for more.

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 Rick Baumer in the Marina Room bar beginning at 5pm.  Chris Boone Duo plays 4-8pm Saturday. Sunday Haley Mae Campbell Trio 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. Friday night 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! $12 for 8pm show. Saturday night it's  the Have Nots. The longest running show in Charleston!  With 18 years and over 1,400 shows together, The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions.  No scripts!  All improv! Come see what all the talk is about! $14 for 8pm show. Stay late for Bangin': The Best Intentions. Brooklyn comedians Jessika Stocker and Dan Hanf come home to Theatre 99 with a brand new show! It's a night of sketches, improv, and more. Free admission for 10pm show. 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 and the start of their 45th year. Friday night come out for The Killer Whales. Tickets $10 for 9pm start. Saturday it's The Groovy Cools W/ Rev. Johnny Mac and the Faithful Few & Ed Hunnicutt & A Scaled down version of LIVE BAIT at the Jammer's 45th birthday salute. Show time begins at 6pm on the outside deck. Tickets $20. Josh Hughett Band play Sunday night 9pm with $5 entry. Monday enjoy a Total Eclipse Party at the Jammer featuring DJ Natty Heavy. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948



At the Music Farm this Friday & Saturday is TBA. 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 as the House celebrates ELVIS AIN'T DEAD FEST 2. Several bands taking part. $15 with 9pm start. Poho Family Funk Review on the deck for free at 4pm. Saturday night Acoustic Syndicate perform folk rock music at the House. $15 with 9:30pm start. Illa Zilla play the deck for free at 4pm. 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. Monday drop in for a Total Eclipse Party after party with Rob Flax and The Hungry Monks - 4:00 pm and Holy City Heaters - 6:30 pm. 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 Chris Dodson Friday 7-10pm. Saturday Rebel Taqueria Food Truck drop by at 5pm. 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 'Birth of the Dragon'. Young Bruce Lee is trying to make a name for himself while working as a martial arts instructor in 1964 San Francisco. When Lee meets Wong Jack Man, he challenges the kung fu master to a no-holds-barred fight that became the stuff of legend. Rated PG13. Also new the animated feature 'Leap'. An orphaned girl in 1879 Paris pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina. Voiced by Elle Fanning, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepson & Kate McKinnon. Rated PG.

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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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