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Mom’s Guide to June: Family Events around Charleston

Mom's Guide to June: Family Events around Charleston

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 checked out our Ultimate Guide to Summer around Charleston yet? With a guide to parks & playgrounds around the city, local food guides, free (or cheap) activities, summer festivals, and so much more, you’ll want to keep this one handy all summer long!

It’s not too late to sign your child up for summer camp! Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps around Charleston and our Vacation Bible Schools Schedules and make it a stress-free summer!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

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 1

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

Nighttime at the Museum

Celebrate the end of the school year with your family at our annual Nighttime at the Museum and discover how history comes to life! Nighttime at the Museum features costumed re-enactors, special displays, an exciting scavenger hunt, crafts, and fun demonstrations. 

Address: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston 29403
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Cost: Tickets: $10 for children, $25 for adults, member discounts available.

Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3

The Hang at Hazelnut Isle

An Exclusive Weekend Event with Sister Hazel featuring an exclusive “Dinner Show Hang” feat. BBQ Dinner with Sister Hazel followed by a Private VIP Concert, VIP Exclusive Front Access to Sister Hazel Saturday Sunset Concert on the Beach, and much more!

Address: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Time: Begins at 4 pm on 6/1 and ends at 2 pm on 6/3
Cost: Check ticket prices here

Friday, June 1

Reggae Nights Concert Series: Ras Bonghi Reggae All Stars

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!

Saturday, June 2


The Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum are joining together to offer GIRL SCOUT DAY on June 2, 2018 aboard the historic USS Yorktown.  Tickets are $25 per Girl Scout and $15 for parents. Limited space is available, register today by calling 1.800.786.8704 or emailing [email protected] by May 10, 2018.

Address: Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464,
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: Tickets are $25 per Girl Scout and $15 for parents.

Tuesday, June 5

Party in the Park 

Head down to Waterfront Memorial Park every Tuesday in June for WEZL’s concert series. 

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

Wednesday, June 6

Movies on the Beach

From May 30th through August 22nd, 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!

Friday, June 8

Legends in the South Game

The Charleston RiverDogs are proud to host the Third Annual Legends in the South Yankees vs. Braves Alumni Game presented by Budweiser and Container Maintenance on Friday, June 8th at 6:35pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The Legends in the South Game benefits the Campaign for MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

Address: Charleston RiverDogs, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston, SC 29403
Time: 6:35 pm – 9:35 pm
Cost: General admission tickets for the Legends in the South game start at just $12 and are now on sale. Grandstand seats are $15, Field View seats are $20 and Diamond View seats will be sold at $25.

Saturday, June 9 

Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting 

Sign up for the 30th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition for a chance to win some great prizes donated by local sponsors. Up to 4 people can compete as a team. Join Robin at The Citadel Beach Club on the beach at 8:30 a.m. and we’ll walk down to front beach IOP to watch the sand sculpting contest. Bring a water and some cash (in case we decide to stop in somewhere for a drink). Bring a bag lunch! Rain cancels the event.

Address: Isle of Palms
Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, June 9

Larger Than Life “The Ultimate BoyBand Tribute” with 95SX

Larger Than Life “The Ultimate Boyband Tribute” started in New York and it is taking the country by storm. This is the only act of it’s kind featuring actual boyband singing, dancing, costumes and that pop look. Larger Than Life will take you back in time with the biggest 90s Party since the Backstreet Boys shut down Times Square. Experience this full interactive production that is one of a kind!

Address: The Windjammer, The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Time: 9 pm – 1 am
Cost: Check here for ticket prices


Sunday, June 10

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 12

Read to the HOG program at Charles Towne Landing

Reading is “hogs” of fun, especially with Madame Mazell, the Animal Forest’s resident hog! Children are invited to come out to Charles Towne Landing and practice their reading skills in a fun atmosphere! This program is free with park admission but registration is required. Call (843) 573-8517 to register your child for this unique literacy experience. Reading sessions are offered Tuesdays at the Domestic Livestock Exhibit, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm.

Address: Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston 29407
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
Cost: FREE with park admission, but registration is required.

Tuesday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 13

Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open at Patriots Point Links | Mt. Pleasant, SC. This is a two-day golf tournament for boys and girls between ages 8-12 and 13-18. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Registration closes Thursday, June 7th and is limited to 90 golfers. For more information, call (843) 849-2061.

Address: Patriots Point Links | Mt. Pleasant, SC, 1 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Time: 7 am 
Cost: Check entry prices here

Thursday, June 14

Paws on The Patio to benefit Charleston Animal Society

Guests are invited to bring their four-legged friends to enjoy an exclusive happy hour on the patio at Burtons Grill to benefit Charleston Animal Society. For only $25 per person, attendees will receive two drink tickets plus an appetizer buffet. Fidos, of course, are free! $10 per person will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society. Every Fido will receive his/her own party favor!

Address: Burtons Grill, 1218 Belk Dr, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $25/person

Sunday, June 17

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 17

Lowcountry Boil on Morris Island

You haven’t lived till you’ve tried this Southern Favorite – corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp combined in one large pot for a delicious beach treat. Explore the island, swim, or relax on the sand while we prepare dinner. This an experience to remember! Perfect for family gatherings or large group events. Trip leaves from Folly Beach and lasts appx 2.5 hours. You are welcome to bring any beverages you’d like and store them in our cooler on board the boat.

Address: Folly Beach
Time: 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $65/person, maximum of 18 guests ensures an intimate setting. Book now as these fill up very quickly!

Sunday, June 17

RiverDogs Home Game (Father’s Day)

The RiverDogs celebrate Fathers while enjoying free parking, pre-game catch on the field and kids eat free. Also, kids run the bases after the game presented by Zodiac Nautic!

Address: Joseph Riley Jr., Stadium, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston, 29403
Cost: Check here for ticket prices

Thursday, June 21

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

Saturday, June 23

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

Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

That Summer Book Sale

Come shop our That Summer Book Sale located at the Charleston County Main Library branch- 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.  It’s the best bargain in town! At the sale, you will find books, DVDs, and CDs, with prices starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books. Items include mysteries, romances, classics, children’s books, local histories, cookbooks and a variety of non-fiction topics. Children’s books start at just $0.50. SPECIAL Pricing on Sunday!

Address: Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, 29401
Time: Friday, June 22nd 9am-5:30pm, Saturday, June 23rd 9am-5:30pm, Sunday, June 24th 2:00pm- 4:00pm
Cost: FREE!

Saturday, June 23

Charleston Rum Festival

Enjoy unlimited tastings from 16 chefs while sipping our 35 life-altering cocktails. Steel drum music followed with beats from DJ Natty Heavy make this an epic night. Don’t miss the Bacardi Bat Cave, the Blue Chair Bay Dance Floor and the wildest photo booth in town featuring the Kraken monster. 

Address: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Check ticket prices here

Monday, June 25

Louie’s Kids

Louie’s Kids is hosting its annual Little Chef/Big Chef event on June 25, 2018 from 7pm-10pm at Halls Signature Events in historic downtown Charleston. All proceeds from the event will go toward Louie’s Kids to help prevent and treat childhood obesity, and promote a healthy, productive lifestyle.

Address: Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St, Charleston 29401
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Tickets are available for $240 per person, which includes five courses, beer and wine at each course, tax and gratuity.

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