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We’ve got 30+ events every Charlestonian should have on their radar this summer. First, we want to talk to you about how you can support this free newsletter — and why it matters in 2024.

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☀️ Best summer ever, here we come
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Summer’s almost here and Charleston is so ready. From live music and Memorial Day celebrations to hiking and festivals, summer is when the 843 comes alive.

Get ready to get outside with this guide featuring 30+ summer events — including ideas for the Fourth of July — happening between May and August.


Charleston Greek Festival | Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12| Times vary | Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St., Charleston

Get ready to celebrate Greek culture and eat moussaka, gyros, and baklava. You’ll also explore vendors and enjoy live music and performances at this festival.

General admission tickets are $5, seniors and students tickets are $3, and Veterans and children 12 and younger are free.

Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival | Saturday, July 20 | 3-10 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston

This family-friendly event celebrates the best of Caribbean food, culture, and music. Don’t miss the cooking challenge, chefs will battle to claim the title of Top Jerk Chef 2024.

Tickets start at $20.

Summer Wine Festival | Saturday, August 26 | 6-10 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Cruise Terminal, 196 Concord St.

There will be 50+ wines, mimosas, seltzers, and a small selection of beers. This venue will offer an air-conditioning indoor option as well as a waterside patio. Tickets include an acrylic wine glass, entertainment, and all wine and beer samples. Food will cost extra.

Festival Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 after Aug. 17, and $65 the day of the event.

Only in the Lowcountry

Sweet Tea Trail | Dates, times, and locations vary

Did you know that Summerville is the official birthplace of sweet tea? Follow along this “trail” with dozens of stops to support local businesses.

Take an oyster farm tour | Times and dates vary | Lowcountry Oyster Company, 15833 Bennetts Point Rd., Green Pond

The perfect off-the-beaten-path tour will give you a true taste of the Lowcountry and offer guests a glimpse into the oyster’s journey from tide to table. You’ll see, smell, touch, and taste oysters.

Tickets start at $150.

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