Posted By Alan Donald @ Jul 1st 2021 8:00am In: Events

Happy 4th of July

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer (7/3 to 8/11), the hottest and steamiest part of summer and named for when Sirius, the Dog Star, typically rises at the same time as the Sun. July is also recognized as National Ice Cream Month, National Park and Recreation Month, National Picnic Month and National Watermelon Month. Of course, the big holiday this month is Independence Day on the 4th, with celebrations planned across the Lowcountry and the return of fireworks displays for most (not all) local municipalities. Plus, the 65th Annual Beaufort Water Festival runs for 10 days starting on the 16th and the 17th Annual Sweetgrass Festival will be held on the 24th in Mount Pleasant. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, being held in Tokyo a year late due to COVID-19, begin on July 21st and we have two area athletes participating (check out our News blog to find out more). If you're looking for more reasons to celebrate and have fun, there's also Canada Day (1st), International Joke Day (1st), International Kissing Day (6th), Bastille Day (14th), National Ice Cream Day (18th) and more found here. Farmers markets are open across the Lowcountry and, if you are still in search of summer camps in the area, check out these summary lists here and here. We hope you have lots of fun this month!

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, 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: Starlight Cinema, Freshfields Village
Thursdays: Forte Jazz 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: James Island County Park Bird Walks
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
Sundays: Mosquito Beach Farmers Market, Folly Beach
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Pour House, James Island
Sundays: Shrooms in the Woods, Woodlands Nature Reserve, West Ashley

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

7/1: Starlight Yoga, Folly Beach County Park
7/1-17: Dan Estabrook's WUNDERKAMMER Exhibition, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
7/1-17: Jibade-Khalil Huffman's YOU ARE HERE Exhibition, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
7/1-31: Stayin' Alive, 34 West Theater, downtown Charleston
7/1-8/17: 2021 Festival of Houses & Gardens, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
7/2: Sounds of Summer: Nexton Square, Summerville
7/2: Stars & Guitars - Reunited, Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant
7/2: First Fridays with Alva Anderson Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
7/3: Fourth at Firefly with Lauren Hall, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
7/3: Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays - Joe Clarke Big Band, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/3: Summer Barn Jam, The Village Green & Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads
7/3: Independence Day Celebration, Seabrook Island Club
7/3: Hell Hole Swamp Festival & 5K & 10K Run, Steel Shed, Jamestown
7/3-4: Independence Day Weekend, Middleton Place, West Ashley
7/4: Salute from the Shore, South Carolina Coastline
7/4: City of Charleston 4th of July Celebration, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, downtown Charleston
7/4: Budweiser Freedom Fest, Cruise Terminal, downtown Charleston
7/4: 4th of July Fireworks in Charleston Harbor, Charleston Harbor Marina, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
7/4: Patriots Point Fireworks Blast 2021, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant
7/4: Uncle Sam Jam, Mount Pleasant Pier
7/4: North Charleston Fourth of July Festival, Riverfront Park
7/4: Fourth of July Festival, Night Heron Park, Kiawah Island
7/4: July Fourth Bash and Splash Party on the Lawn, 300 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms
7/4: Fabulous Fourth in the Creek, Goose Creek Municipal Center
7/4: 4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex
7/4: Fireworks & Freedom Festival, Gahagan Park, Summerville
7/6-9: Wyndham Cup, Bulls Bay Golf Club, Awendaw
7/7, 7/17, 7/23: Charleston Battery home soccer games, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
7/9-11: 3rd Annual Lowcountry Bottom Fishing Rodeo, Charleston harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
7/10: Saturday Brunch Series, Firefly Distillery
7/10: Newbreed Jiu Jitsu Charleston Summer Championship, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
7/10: Gracie & Lacy: Boogie Woogie Bugle Jam!, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/10: Valley Maker, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
7/10: Johns Island Concert Series: The Legacy (Motown), Johns Island County Park
7/10-11: Nexus: Music at the Crossroads of East and West, Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
7/10-11: Legacy Sports Charleston Men's and Women's Kickball Tournament, Johnson Hagood Stadium, downtown Charleston
7/10, 7/17: Inclusive Swim Nights, Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark, North Charleston
7/11: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, James Island County Park
7/11: The Peach Truck Tour 2021, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
7/11, 7/18, 7/25, Charleston Magic Show, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/13-14: 2021 Junior Al Esposito Golf Championship, City of Charleston Municipal Golf Course, Maybank Highway
7/13-18, 7/27-31: Charleston RiverDogs home baseball games, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Stadium
7/15: Sevendust Live at Firefly, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
7/15, 7/17: A Lady & (Other People's) Music, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/16: Jelly Roll "Work in Progress" US Tour, Exchange Park, Ladson
7/16: Motown & More with Charles Grant, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/16-25: 65th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and environs, downtown Beaufort
7/17: Music of the Knights, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
7/17: American Ballet Theatre Across America, The Citadel's Summerall Field, downtown Charleston
7/17: Bootlegger's Burlesque, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/17-18: DJ McKevlin’s GROMFEST, The Washout, Folly Beach
7/18: Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
7/18: Latino Festival 2021, Hanahan Amphitheater
7/21: The Art of Jazz: Matthew White and the Super Villain Jazz Band, Gibbes Museum of Art
7/22-23: Joe Clarke Sings the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, Forte Jazz Lounge
7/24: 17th Annual Sweetgrass Festival, Waterfront Park, Mount Pleasant
7/24: Southeast Crab Feast, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
7/24: Southbound 17, Firefly Distillery
7/24: 3rd Annual Youth Triathlon, James Island County Park
7/24: Tangled Up in Blue: Indigo in South Carolina, Middleton Place
7/25: The Charleston Bridal Show, Omar Shrine Auditorium, Mount Pleasant
7/25: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 4, James Island County Park
7/29: 2021 Fly Fishing Tour, Charleston Music Hall
7/30: Lowcountry Summer Coin Show, Exchange Park, Ladson
7/30: Henry Cho, Charleston Music Hall
7/30: Harlem Globetrotters World Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
7/31: IOP Beach Run, Isle of Palms Recreation Center
7/31: Inclusive Swim Night, West County Aquatic Center, Hollywood
7/31: Dusty Slay with Evan Berke, Charleston Music Hall
7/31: Shaggin' on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
7/31: The History & Cultivation of Carolina Gold Rice, Middleton Place
7/31-8/1: 19th Annual Folly Beach Wahine Classic, The Washout

Do you have or know of a public event planned for next month? Please share the details with us by writing to Thanks!

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