September in Charleston

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Looking for a unique dining experience?  To participate in a fundraising event?  To experience the sounds of a symphony, or become better educated about conservation?  If so, then the Charleston, SC area is the place to be this September!  


3-14   Charleston Restaurant Week  –  This event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the area.  It’s an opportunity o enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry, as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus consisting of three items for one low price   –  WEBSITE  


4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27   Charleston City Night Market  –  Right in the heart of downtown, the weekly event showcases local artists, designers and food vendors.  It’s a fun atmosphere for the entire family from 6:30-10:30 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from March through December   –  WEBSITE  


6, 13, 27   Captain Blackbeard’s Sign-Off Smackdown  –  A witty, wacky, slapstick mystery where the only solution is to join ranks with dead pirates from Charleston’s history in an all-out battle for sing-a-long supremacy.  A clean but clever comedy the whole family can enjoy  –  WEBSITE  


6th Annual Dog Day Afternoon  –  Canines should bring their owners so thgey (the dogs can splash around in the a 27,000-sq.ft. wave pool and a lazy river.  A kiddie pool area, recommended for smaller pooches, will also be open for frolicking.  Owners will not be allowed in the waters.  Dog-related vendors as well as several non-profit rescue groups will also be on site   –  WEBSITE  


7-13   Charleston Beer Week  –  The week celebrates the city’s beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass.  Just as the nation’s craft beer industry has grown exponentially, so has the local Charleston beer scene.  Our area boasts seven production breweries as well as numerous beer-focused pubs and stores.  The wide variety of brands and a wide variety of unique events will certainly be ones to remember   –   WEBSITE  


13   Shaggin’ on the Cooper  –  The popular beach music and shag dance event continues at the Mount Pleasant Pier.  This month’s live entertainment features the Ocean Drive Party Band, and the dance floor is open to for all ages   –  WEBSITE   


19   Le Cabaret de la Symphonie  –  Top-name entertainment, live and silent auctions, plus ‘extravagant’ food and drink will be offered in the cabaret atmosphere of the Historic Rice Mill on the Ashley River.  This lively, fun-filled event will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as it kicks off the 2014-15 season  –  WEBSITE  


20   Lt. Dan Warrior Ride  –  The Warrior Ride is a non-profit organization with a mission of rehabilitation and recreation for our combat-wounded service members.  They accomplish their mission by implementing challenging, multi-day adaptive bicycling and other morale building events.  This family-friendly fun ride is one of the most important components of the weekend   –   WEBSITE  


20  43rd Annual Scottish Games  –  If you can’t find it somewhere at this event it’s not Scottish.  Live music, piping and drumming, Scottish Heavy Athletics, Scottish Country dancing & Highland Dancing, Border Collie demonstrations, Irish Hurling and Rugby, Beer Garden and Celtic Nations tent, Whiskey Tasting, a Tartan Ball, and children’s activities galore.  Held at the Boone Hall Plantation   –   WEBSITE  


21  Carolina Green Fair  –  Conservation education through fun and inventive demonstrations, interactive play and music, and education shared by experts in their field.  Celebrate “being green” while enjoying music, food, beer and artisans from the Lowcountry   –   WEBSITE  


27  Gibbes Museum Renovation Kick-Off  –  The Gibbes Museum of Art will launch its renovation by inviting guests to explore the spaces and learn about the future of the Gibbes.  Visitors of all ages can engage in activities from dawn to dusk, participate in art making and interactive demonstrations, and enjoy live music , food trucks and much more   –   WEBSITE  


27  Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop  –  Adult participants learn the basics of the historical art form of sweetgrass weaving from Trudy Hicks.  Hicks, one of Charleston’s finest sweetgrass basket makers, learned this unique art form as a child and works to pass on the tradition to her own children, grandkids and others in the community.  Registration is required  –  WEBSITE