Posted By Alan Donald @ Sep 1st 2020 1:00pm In: Events

Folly Beach PierGrab your bathing suit because Charleston Water Week is just around the corner! From September 5th to 13th, Charleston will be home to a bunch of exciting water events held across 21 different venues. 

All of these activities will surely make you hungry and thirsty. So be sure to check out the area's awesome array of food, including fresh local produce at our farmers markets, not to mention Summerville's Sweet Tea Festival (9/14-9/18). You might even be able to catch a deal on your meal, especially during this month’s holidays which include Labor Day (9/7), National Tailgating Day (9/5), Chocolate Milkshake Day (9/12), National Pepperoni Pizza Day (9/20) and many others. Click this link to see more holidays to celebrate with family and friends. 

At the time of this post all events are operating as planned but may be subject to change. So please be sure to visit the links provided for the most up-to-date information on a specific event. Charleston is still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic so the usual rules of social distancing still apply as do the local face mask ordinances. We also encourage everyone to visit this link to stay up to date with our state’s safety guidelines.

Tuesdays (except 9/22): Lowcountry Senior Series (archery, kayaking, ziplining, SUP), James Island County Park
Tuesdays: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School
Wednesdays (except 9/2): Junior Naturalist Program, various Charleston County Parks
Wednesdays: Charleston Essentials Market, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays (except 9/9): Wine Down Wednesdays, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Thursdays: State Street Painting Party, downtown Charleston
Thursdays: North Charleston Farmers Market, Park Circle
Saturdays: Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), James Island County Park
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: West Ashley Essentials Market, Ackerman Park
Saturdays: Weekend Wine-Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Saturdays: Safe Sounds at Firefly, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston

9/1-9/30: Stories in the Cemetery: Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience with Author Nicholas McGirr, downtown Charleston
9/2: Calhoun's Calling (livestream event), North Charleston Performing Arts Center
9/3: Webinar: Enslaved Women - Who Was Enslaved at Drayton Hall Part 2, Drayton Hall, West Ashley
9/5: Intro to Archery, Johns Island County Park
9/5-9/13: Berkeley Blueways: 24 Established Kayaking Trails, Berkeley Soil & Water Conservation District, Moncks Corner
9/5-9/13: Isla Surf School Surf Lessons, Folly Beach
9/5-9/13: Keelforce Performance Sailing Charters for Private Groups, Charleston Yacht Club, downtown Charleston
9/5-9/13: Saltwater Cycle Cruise, Ripley Marina, West Ashley
9/8: Kiawah Island Litter Sweep, Mingo Point, Kiawah Island
9/8: Jenna Bush Hager: Everything Beautiful Tour (virtual event), Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
9/10: Paws on The Patio, Burtons Grill, Mount Pleasant
9/10, 9/24: Toast Under the Oaks, Johns Island County Park
9/11: Homeschool in the Parks: Conserving our Seas, Isle of Palms County Park
9/11: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Beach
9/11-9/12: 2020 Malibu Open Professional Waterski Festival, Trophy Lakes, Johns Island
9/11-9/13: ACA L-3 Surf SUP IDW/ICE Instructor Program, James Island County Park and Folly Beach Pier and Park
9/12: SCDNR Crabbing Clinic, Pitt Street Bridge, Mount Pleasant
9/12: Warfare - MMA Charleston, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
9/12: Kayak Quickstart, James Island County Park
9/12: Trumpet Legends (virtual performance), Charleston Jazz
9/13: Dog Day Afternoon, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, North Charleston
9/13: Intro to Sport Lead Climbing, Climbing Wall, James Island County Park
9/14-9/18: Sweet Tea Festival, downtown Summerville
9/17: Let's Talk Hawks, Johns Island County Park
9/17: An Evening with Brendan James (livestream & in-person), Charleston Gaillard Center
9/17: Starlight Yoga, Mount Pleasant Pier
9/17: Nature Journaling: Drawing Plants, Caw Caw Interpretive Center
9/19: Strokes and Maneuvers - Level 2, James Island County Park
9/20: Intro to Surf Kayaking, Folly Beach County Park
9/21: Miniature Golf Day, Charleston Fun Park, Mount Pleasant
9/24: Early Birding, Stono River County Park, Johns Island
9/25: Wee Wild Ones: Bring on the Bugs, Caw Caw Interpretive Center
9/25: Landscape Walk: The Search for the Slave Houses at Drayton Hall, West Ashley
9/25: National Comic Book Day, Captain’s Comics & Toys, West Ashley
9/26: Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, West Ashley
9/26: Lowcountry Splash (virtual event), Wando River and Charleston Harbor
9/26: Adult Seining / Beach Walk, Daniel Island Park
9/26-9/29: Chucktown Showdown, Folly Beach County Park
9/27: Intro to Coastal Kayaking - Level 3, Folly Beach County Park
9/27: Intro to Climbing, Climbing Wall, James Island County Park