If you’re visiting the Holy City this month or if you’re just a local looking for something to do to occupy the dog days of summer, keep reading to learn more about Charleston’s best events happening in August! Find the perfect way to wrap up your summer adventure by experiencing our local concerts, foods, and other events!
August 2021 Charleston Event Calendar
Be sure to add these Charleston events to your August calendar, and keep scrolling for more details on all the events the Holy City has to offer this month.
- August 3-17: Festival of Houses and Gardens
- August 7: First Saturday Stroll
- August 14: Charleston Farmers Market
- August 22: Charleston RiverDogs Game
- August 27: Waterfront Music and Movies
All Charleston Events in August
August 3: Festival of Houses and Gardens – Hosted by the Historic Charleston Foundation, this annual tour of homes and gardens in our beautiful city is running through August 17th.
August 4: Sweet Tea Trail Tour – If you love sweet tea, this is the event for you! Tour the birthplace of sweet tea and visit historic homes in Summerville in Hutchinson Square!
August 5: Trivia Night – Visit the Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley for delicious food and an entertaining trivia game to win prizes and drink from a selection of local craft beers.
August 6: Illusions the Drag Queen Show – For a fun, adventurous night out, enjoy drinks and entertainment at Charleston’s drag queen show!
August 7: First Saturday Stroll – On the first Saturday of every month, First Saturday Stroll is the perfect opportunity to join in a self-guided visit to Charleston art galleries with special exhibitions. You’ll even get a chance to meet the local artists themselves!
August 8: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series – Located at James Island County Park, this race is one you can’t miss. Register now!
August 9: Free Open Mic Night and Comedy Show – If you’re looking for a fun night out in Charleston, visit The Sparrow and enjoy a night of drinks and entertainment. Maybe you’ll even take your chance on the stage!
August 10: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Explore the beautiful Mount Pleasant and stop by this market to enjoy live music, fresh farm foods, and the best of our local vendors.
August 11: CRC Group Run: Bridge Run from Bar Mash – Looking for a way to stay active in the Holy City? Join this quick run on the bridge with great views and maybe even meet new people!
August 12: Bendy Brewski Yoga at Hobcaw Brewing – Wind down at this evening yoga session for all skill levels while you enjoy drinks and a fantastic view of the marsh.
August 14: Charleston Farmers Market – One of the city’s best features, the Charleston Farmers Market happens every Saturday in the historic Marion Square with local artists and vendors in a beautiful location.
August 15: Picnic in the Park – Summer is coming to an end, so don’t miss this chance for a family adventure at Wannamaker County park. Pack a picnic lunch, water, sunscreen, and bug spray to enjoy a day out at this family-friendly park.
August 18: The Carolina Girl Yacht Sunset Cruises – Join us for a beautiful sunset cruise to experience the best views Charleston has to offer! Great for a relaxed night out.
August 20: Beer from Here – Enjoy local craft beers, Southern food, and entertainment at this event, taking place at the unique South Carolina Aquarium. (21+ only)
August 21: Charleston Night Bazaar – At one of Charleston’s best breweries, Edmund’s East Brewing Co., enjoy an evening arts and crafts market with local craft beers and delicious food.
August 22: Columbia Fireflies vs. Charleston RiverDogs Baseball Game – Watch a fun game of baseball as you enjoy good food and drinks. If you have kids, stick around until the game ends when kids can run the bases!
August 23: Concert Night with Pour House – Visit Pour House to vibe to live hip hop, soul, and funk music with special guest singers Slim S.O.U.L., Indi’gxld, Sam Soto, and others. Enjoy good food and drinks while you relax to great music.
August 24: Shag Night on the Dock – Learn the official dance of South Carolina at the Lakeside Dock for an adventurous night out on the water.
August 26: Bikes & Brews – Starting at Low Country Harley-Davidson, enjoy a bike ride and beer from Pawleys Island Brewing.
August 27: Waterfront Music and Movies – Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy a perfect Charleston sunset under the bridge, on the water with food from local food trucks as you watch a film.
August 28: Holy City Farmers Market – At one of Charleston’s finest distilleries, the Firefly Distillery, featuring Holy City Brewing, visit this pop-up farmers market with local produce, vendors, food trucks, and great live music.
August 29: South Carolina Reggae Jerk Wine Festival – This annual celebration is complete with Jamaican food, live reggae music, arts and crafts, contests, and so much more. Enjoy this event at the beautiful Brittlebank Park.
August 31: Tuesday Night Wine Tasting – Visit Accent on Wine Whitehall to sip on 4 different, unique wines with delicious charcuterie and possibly discover your new favorite bottle!