Posted By Alan Donald @ Aug 1st 2021 8:20am In: Events

Tax Free Weekend

Summer is speeding by and area schools resume mid-month. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities, events and entertainment on offer throughout August in the Lowcountry, with many listed below.  Annual events taking place include the remaining days of the 2021 Festival of Houses & Gardens which wraps up on the 17th, National Night Out - when community members have the opportunity to meet local law enforcement - on the 3rd, and South Carolina's Sales Tax Free Weekend from the 6th through the 8th.  If you're looking for fun themes to celebrate, it's National Watermelon Day on the 3rd, National S'mores Day on the 10th, National Mosquito Day on the 20th and Toasted Marshmallow Day on the 30th.  Gee, we're seeing a common theme among these!  More fun holidays in August can be found here. Enjoy yourselves!

Weekly events throughout August:

Mondays: Freshfields Farmers Market, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
Tuesdays: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School
Tuesdays: Shag Night on the Dock, Freshfields Village
Tuesdays & Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro
Wednesdays: West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park
Wednesdays: Creative Flow: Yoga in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston
Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw 
Wednesdays: Instrumental Jazz Night, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Thursdays: North Charleston Farmers Market, Felix C. Davis Community Center, Park Circle
Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Market Pavilion at the Regional Recreation Complex
Thursdays: Acoustic Night on the Green, Freshfields Village
Thursdays: Joe Clarke Trio, Forte Jazz Lounge
Fridays: Morning History Walks, multiple routes, downtown Charleston
Fridays: Food Truck Fridays, The Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville
Fridays: Party at the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall
Saturdays: McClellanville Land & Sea Market, Moores Corner
Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, Summerville Town Hall
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays: Food Trucks & Live Music at Firefly, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
Sundays: Mosquito Beach Farmers Market, Folly Beach
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Pour House, James Island
Sundays: Charleston Magic Show, Forte Jazz Lounge

For an array of organized outdoor recreational activities offered by the Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission throughout the month, follow this link to their August Calendar of Activities.

8/1: 19th Annual Folly Beach Wahine Classic, The Washout, Folly Beach
8/1: Lowcountry Coin Club Summer Coin Show, Exchange Park, Ladson
8/1-8/17: 2021 Festival of Houses & Gardens, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
8/1, 8/3-8, 8/17-22: Charleston RiverDogs home baseball games, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Stadium, downtown Charleston
8/3: National Night Out, several local communities participating
8/4: Lowcountry Listens with Kevin Patton, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
8/5: Marty Appel & Friends, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
8/5-21: Stayin' Alive, 34 West Theater, downtown Charleston
8/6: 80s vs 90s Music Video Dance Party, Charleston Music Hall
8/6: Sounds of Summer: Boonie Bevinds Band, Nexton Square, Summerville
8/6: First Fridays with Alva Anderson, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/6: Evening with Joe Taylor, Fox Music House, North Charleston
8/6-8: 9th Annual Mount Pleasant Charity Open Golf, Patriots Point Links
8/6, 8/13, 8/28: Charleston Battery home soccer games, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
8/7: Festivo Latino Charleston, Exchange Park
8/7: Styx, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
8/7: Motown Throwdown Dance Party, Charleston Music Hall
8/7: Swingin’ Sinatra Saturday, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/8: Choir Showcase, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
8/11: Lowcountry Listens: Lindsay Holler, Charleston Gaillard Center
8/12: The Cadillac Three, Charleston Music Hall
8/12: Jocelyn Gould with Maggie & Jackson: Celebrate the Women of Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/12-13: Leanne Morgan Big Panty Southern Comedy Tour, Charleston Gaillard Center
8/13: Havana Nights: A Cuban Music Dance Party, Charleston Music Hall
8/13: Joe Clarke Quartet, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/14: Charleston Animal Society's Fill the Truck & Adoption Event, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
8/14: Brunch Food Truck Finale, Firefly Distillery
8/14: The Patti O’Furniture Drag Spectacular, Charleston Music Hall
8/14: Jelly Roll "Work In Progress" 2021 US Tour, Hanahan Amphitheater
8/14: Gracie & Lacy: Jazz Meets Broadway, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/15: 5th Annual Swim Across America charity swim, Night Heron Park, Kiawah Island
8/18: Lowcountry Listens: Tom Mackell, Charleston Gaillard Center
8/19: MountainFilm on Tour, Charleston Music Hall
8/20: Sounds of Summer: Dan Riley & The Marvelous Misfits, Nexton Square
8/20: Cars & Coffee, Freshfields Village
8/20: 90's Vibes: The Best of Hip Hop and R&B Featuring Orchestra Noir, Charleston Music Hall
8/20: Motown & More with Charles Grant, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/21: Adopt & Shop Pet Adoption Day, Firefly Distillery
8/21: Shaggin' on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
8/21: Isle of Palms 23rd Annual Half Rubber Tournament, IOP Recreation Department
8/21: Queen Flash: A Tribute to Queen, Charleston Music Hall
8/21: She Tris Sprint Triathlon, Hamlin Plantation, Mount Pleasant
8/21: Gatsby Orchestra & Bootlegger's Burlesque, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/21-22: Repticon, Exchange Park
8/25: Lowcountry Listens: Dallas Baker, Charleston Gaillard Center
8/26: 38 Special, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
8/26: Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/27: Funk & Jazz with Tonya Nicole, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/27: Charlton Singleton's Evolution of Pop, Charleston Music Hall
8/27-29: Charleston Fall Home Show, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
8/27-29: 15th Annual Hang at Hazelnut Isle with Sister Hazel, The Windjammer, Isle of Palms
8/27-12/11: Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
8/28: 22nd Annual McElveen Race for the ARK, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Summerville
8/28: Holy City Pop Up Market, Firefly Distillery
8/28: The Terence Young Jazz Experience, Charleston Music Hall
8/28: Doughnut Dash 5K, South Windermere, West Ashley
8/28: Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics & More, Forte Jazz Lounge
8/28: Welcome Back to the 90's R&B, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

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