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Mom’s Guide to June: Family Events in Charleston

Mom's Guide to June

Welcome to June! The weather is beautiful and there are plenty of fun, family-friendly events going on around Charleston to check out. Have you read our Ultimate Summer Guide yet? It’s chock full of summer activities for the whole family! Don’t forget to check out our Resources Page for all our local guides – parks & playgrounds, photographers, birthday parties, and more! Please click on the tabs above to view our family friendly Charleston events by week!

Friday, June 2

Art Walk

Head downtown for “First Friday’s on Broad” and browse through the galleries, restaurants, and boutiques on the row. 

Address: 1 Broad Street, Charleston 29401
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Cost: FREE to browse

Friday, June 2

Charleston Jam on the Water Concert Series

This amazing music and brews cruise series is sponsored by Charleston Harbor Tours, Sweetwater Brewing Company, and Follywood Productions. Take in the sights of the beautiful Charleston harbor while listening to great local bands and checking out art from local vendors. This particular night will feature a Led Zeppelin tribute.

Address: Carolina Queen Riverboat, 17 Lockwood Dr., Charleston 29401
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Cost: $22

Friday, June 2

Reggae Nights Concert Series: Da’ Gullah Rootz

This is the kickoff event for the summer concert series. Enjoy a night under the stars featuring old school reggae with a new school attitude.

Address: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, 29412
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Cost: $10
Cost: FREE!

Tuesday, June 6

Party in the Park 

Head down to Waterfront Memorial Park every Tuesday in June for WEZL’s concert series. Tyler Farr, High Valley, and Carly Pearce will be playing this evening. 

Address: Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Memorial Park, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Cost: FREE

Wednesday, June 7

Movies on the Beach

From May 31st through August 23rd, Tides will play movies on the beach every Wednesday. Make sure to check out their website for a complete schedule!

Address: Beachfront at Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St., Folly Beach, 29439
Time: Sunset
Cost: FREE!

Saturday, June 10

Special Needs Swim Night

Sponsored by the AccessABILITY Program of the Charleston County Park & Rec Department, Special Needs swim night will take place at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston after the park closes to the general public.

Address: Wannamaker Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston, 294036
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $9/person


Sunday, June 11

2nd Sunday on King Street

Shop, dine, and walk along King Street, which is closed off to traffic, on the 2nd Sunday of each month! Print this voucher to receive two hours of free parking!

Address: King Street, Downtown Charleston
Time: 1 pm-5 pm
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, June 13

Animal Forest Tuesday at Charles Towne Landing 

Bring your toddlers to watch the animals and stay for a story and a walk out to the habitat. Recommended ages is 2-4.

Address: Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston 29407
Time: All day
Cost: FREE

Thursday, June 15

Third Thursdays in Summerville

On the third Thursday of each month, downtown Summerville becomes a prime spot for live entertainment, special offers from restaurants, shopping, and local music. 

Address: 129 South Main St., Summerville 29483
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Cost: FREE

Sunday, June 18

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for something different to do? Think Amazing Race meets city tour…available 365 days a year, this is a great way to uncover hidden gems throughout the city while solving clues and completing challenges.

Address: 100 Broad Street, Charleston, 
Time: Sunrise – sunset
Cost: $39.20 for a team of 2 -5 people, with promotion code (see here for more details)

Sunday, June 18

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series

The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council.

Address: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, 29412
Time: The first wave of each race begins at 7:15 am 
Cost: Race fees vary, check here for more details

Sunday, June 18

RiverDogs Home Game (Father’s Day Brunch)

Bring dad out to the ballgame for an early game time, and a pregame Father’s Day Brunch (as well as brunch food specials being sold throughout the game). 

Address: Joseph Riley Jr., Stadium, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston, 29403
Time: Game starts at 1:05 pm
Cost: Check here for ticket prices

Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25

That Summer Book Sale

The Charleston Friends of the Library will host “That Summer Book Sale” at the Charleston County Main Library branch on Calhoun Street. During the sale, attendees will have more than 20,000 books, DVDs, and CDs, to choose from. Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books and children’s books start at just $0.50. All proceeds raised at the book sale go directly to the Charleston County Public Library System.

Address: Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, 29401
Time: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: FREE!

Tuesday, June 27

Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to talk with women who have successfully started businesses, learn about the opportunities available to Woman-Owned Small Businesses, and learn the keys to a successful business.

Address: Trident United Way, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, 29406
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Cost: $20

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