Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to another hot and humid Charleston summer. But don’t sweat over what to do, because we have you covered. We came up with our nine favorite free summer activities that you must check out this summer!
Second Sunday on King: Hailed as one of the best shopping streets in America, King Street on Second Sunday is a must. Cars are re-routed so the street may turn into a lively pedestrian fair. Enjoy live music and outdoor dining in the heart of historic downtown. Summer 2017 dates include: June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10.
Charleston Carifest 2017: The annual Caribbean Carnival is a four day celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Each year, the festival highlights a different Caribbean country's culture, food, music and costumes. Charleston Carifest 2017 takes place June 22 - 25.
Four Corners of Law: As a law firm, we had to include this one! Coined as the Four Corners of Law, the intersection of Meeting and Broad streets represents the four types of law: Federal, State, Local and Ecclesiastical. The U.S. District Courthouse (Federal), the Charleston County Courthouse (State), City Hall (Local) and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (Ecclesiastical).
Angel Oak: Travel to Johns Island to marvel one of the oldest living things in the country - the Angel Oak Tree, a southern live oak estimated to be more than 1,400 years old. Avoid the sun and step under its 17,200-square-feet of shade to cool off. The park is open daily.
Folly Beach: How can a "10 Best" list not include Folly Beach? As the closest beach to Charleston, it is also called "The Edge of America" by locals. Surf, sunbath and relax while staying cool this summer.
Summer Movies on the Beach: Enjoy free movies with friends and family at Tides on Folly Beach this summer. Watch some of your favorite movies, such as Zootopia, La La Land and Jaws, with sand between your toes and the sound of waves crashing in the background.
Museums: If you refuse to step outside in the sweltering heat of a Charleston summer, visit these four free museums to stay cool.
- Karpeles Manuscript Library
- Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
- Mace Brown Natural History Museum
- The Best Friend of Charleston Train Museum
Riley Waterfront Park: Riley Waterfront Park is one of the peninsula's most visited parks near The Market. Relax in one of the old-fashioned park benches and massive swings. Have a picnic on the large rectangle lawn or take a stroll along the walkway. Two large fountains provide the perfect fun for kids and light up at night.
Freshfields Village Music on the Green: Hear live music every Friday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. this summer for a complimentary concert on the Village Green at Freshfields Village. For ultimate comfort, bring along a beach chair or blanket.
The number of accidents increases during the summer, so travel safely to these fun and free summer activities. As always, we are only a phone call away at 843-720-2800.