In Katy Perry’s song “Firework”, she asks the very deep question: “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag/ Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?” And we know she’s talking about emotions, but sometimes it relates too closely to our wallets after a weekend full of fun. But luckily we’ve got some pretty kick-ass free events to help replenish our funds just in time for the Fourth of July — ’cause baby we’re a firework, and so are you.

Monday Head over to The Alley for Charleston’s first celebration of everything social media complete with food and drink deals.

Grab your current read and go to the Charleston County Public Library to sit back, relax, read, and maybe even win prizes.

Comedians hit the stage at The Sparrow for a night full of laughs.

Tuesday We believe that we will win! Watch the U.S. take on Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup.

Take a joy ride in the all-new BMW 4-series.

The early birds get the worm — and they’ll meet some new people, learn new recipes and health tips, and burn calories all at the same time.

Wednesday Kick butt at trivia at the Kickin’ Chicken.

The Striped Pig has a complimentary tour and tastings of their handcrafted spirits.

Calling all ladies of Charleston: have a GNO — that’s girls’ night out — at the Rutledge Cab Co. Can you say half off bottles of wine?

Thursday Spend your afternoon perusing the farmers market in North Charleston or stop by the makers market at The Pour House and browse some art.

Do some volunteer gardening with The Green Heart Project and reward yourself with refreshments at Taco Boy after.

Friday God bless America. Enjoy many Independence Day celebrations with family and friends. Head out to Folly, Riverfront Park, Sullivan’s, Kiawah, or Summerville for festivals and awesome firework displays.

The Red, White, and Blue Party at Southern Season will have outdoor games and refreshments for the holiday.

Saturday Be the first to hear comedians try out some new material at Theatre 99.

Take the kids to learn how to make paper and the importance of recycling at SEWE Outpost. After all they’re the future.

Enjoy the farmers market in Marion Square, on Johns Island, or the Mixson Market for local tastes and treats.

Sunday Feeling groovy? Catch some Beatles‘ covers.

Learn historical European martial arts including hand-to-hand combat, long sword, and spear fighting.

Find your zen after a long weekend with some meditation.


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