August in Charleston

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There’s always something great to see and do and in the greater Charleston, SC area.  Here’s just a sampling of the what you can look forward to in the Lowcountry during August and where you can get more information …


4, 11, 18, 25   Freshfields Village Farmers Market  –  Shop for organic produce, prepared foods, Lowcountry crafts, specialty products and more every Monday night on John’s Island  –  WEBSITE


8-9   “Painting LIVE in the Gallery”  –  Come watch nationally renowned artists Rick McClure and Junko Ono Rothwell ply their talents before your eyes at the Wells Gallery  –  WEBSITE


8 -9   “Hooked On Life” Fishing Tournament –  Participate in the catch-and-release tournament on the coastal waterways from Edisto Island to Bulls Bay  –  WEBSITE


10   –   Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series  –  One of the Lowcountry’s toughest and longest-running endurance competitions, this event is the championship finale of the annual five-race series and features a .3-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5K run.  Held at James Island County Park and open to spectators  –  WEBSITE


10   –   2nd Annual Charleston Pirate Festival  –  This free family event at the Maritime Center features pirate-themed activities  for families, children and history buffs alike.  Learn about the art of colonial cooking,  meet and greet pirates such as Blackbeard and Mary Read, and hear lectures and programs  –  WEBSITE


10, 14, 21, 28, 31   “The Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery”  –  Join the great detective where, without leaving your seat, you’ll explore Charleston’s past, present and – dare we say – other worldly.  Performances at the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre  –  WEBSITE


18   –   “Big Shrimping”  –  Join the Charleston Angler staff for an in-depth seminar on the art of Lowcountry shrimping … everything from tides to bait to tossing a fish net  –  WEBSITE


22   Loretta Lynn in Concert  –  Called “the rule breakin’ record setting queen of country music” for over 50 years, the singer will be performing at Boone Hall Plantation, with opening act by Shelly Waters  –  WEBSITE


23   –   12th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers  –  Lowcountry fun featuring some of the finest beers and food truck delicacies on earth.  Two sessions (one family-friendly, one for age over 21) on the playing field of the Joseph P. Riley Jr. (the Joe) stadium  –  WEBSITE


24   –   4th Annual Steel Pony Ride and car Show  –  A gathering of beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles with be joined by a display of both antique and modern fire apparatus.  Plenty of good food, music and games for all ages will also be on hand  –  WEBSITE


24   Jamaica Day in the Carolinas –  Experience the Reggae Jerk and Wine Festival held at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  Watch chefs compete in a jerk cook-off, enjoy a Reggae band and dancers, and participate in other activities.  Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Healthy Lifestyle Network  –  WEBSITE


28-31   Lowcountry Jazz Festival  –  Award-winning jazz, soul, R&B and pop artists take the stage at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center  –  WEBSITE


29-9/21   “You Can’t Take It With You”  –  Acclaimed as the greatest of American stage comedies, this play won the Pulitzer Prize on 1938.  Performed by Charleston Stage at the Dock Street Theatre  –  WEBSITE


30   Shrimp and Grits Charleston  –  Sixteen local chefs will be competing to create the best shrimp and grits dishes in Charleston.  Plus enjoy live music and a pet talent show.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Charleston Animal Society  –  WEBSITE


As always, Wild Dunes Real Estate is pleased to be a part of the Charleston community.  It’s our aim to not only provide outstanding realty service to our clients but also to help promote many of the great activities happening throughout the Lowcountry.