5 Jul 2022
After the Fourth fireworks die down, you may wonder if there are still summer events planned on the Charleston coast. No worries. Whether you like to cut a rug, learn about history, and culture, or take in local flavor, plenty of activities will keep you busy.
Each Friday: Sit back and enjoy a Music on the Green free concert, held from 6-9 p.m. each Friday through Sept. 2 at the Village Green at Freshfields Village. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets as we welcome back one of our favorite events.
July 9: Get ready to dance your legs off when The Coppertones take the stage for Dancing on the Cooper at the Mount Pleasant Pier. With these summer concerts, music fills the air when local bands perform a variety of hits, including beach/shag, Motown, alternative, country, rock, and the greatest hits from the 80s and 90s. Let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars. Gates open at 7 p.m., and music begins at 7:30 p.m.
July 23: Put up those dancing shoes and pull out the sneakers for the Isle of Palms Beach Run. This event includes 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk, and youth fun runs. The route is flat and wide.
July 23: Learn about the Gullah Geechee people and their history, culture, and traditions during the 18th annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant. The free event at the Memorial Waterfront Park includes entertainment, food, fun, and interactive demonstrations. Local basket makers are able to showcase, promote, and market their sweetgrass merchandise to locals and tourists.
July 30: Get out those dancing shoes again when Wet Nose Dogs performs eclectic soul, blues, and alternative rock for Dancing on the Cooper, set at the Mount Pleasant Pier. Get your tickets here. Gates open at 7 p.m., and music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 13: Take in local fun during the Annual Half Rubber Tournament at Isle of Palms Recreation Center. This event, being held for the 24th year, is a street baseball game believed to have originated in Georgia or South Carolina. It became a Lowcountry activity by the start of World War I. Bats are about the size of mop handles, there are no bases, and players use a half a rubber ball. The competition begins at 8 a.m.
Or lounge on the deck at your summer vacation rental, take a walk on the beach, and check out a gorgeous sunset. After all, that’s what vacation is all about.