We’re going to be straight with you for a minute. We were pretty pumped when we woke up this morning and there was a little chill in the air. We know Charleston well enough to know that the end of the blazing heat is nigh, but it was a nice reminder of what was to come. It also made us want to cherish as many beach days as possible, which is convenient timing given Labor Day is next week. In between beach trips, hit up these free events to help you save some dollars before fall.

Monday  Start your week with some live music. Lumberjack Time-Traveler plays at Republic Garden and Reign.

If comedy is more your thing, The Sparrow hosts Drink Til It’s Funny.

Tuesday It’s your last chance to check out Crystal Miller’s abstract paintings at the Real Estate Studio.

Shop local-made crafts at Brickhouse Party Plantation. Stick around for the drum circle and live music too.

Take a moment and learn how to unwind at the free meditation class.

Wednesday  Grab a blanket and head to Folly to catch a beach-side move at Tides.

Freshfields Village will be showing Remember the Titans to close out their outdoor movie series.

Test your trivia knowledge at the ongoing trivia tournament at the Alley.

Pro golfer John Daly stops by Patriots Point golf course and Bottles to promote his new line of cocktails.

Thursday Acoustic singer Brad Edwardson plays at Jack of Cups Saloon.

Head to the North Charleston Farmers Market to stock up on veggies and tunes.

Friday Check out the newly renovated Palmetto Brewing Co. and catch some free tunes at the same time.

If you’re a law enforcement officer, you’re in luck. Elite Dance Studio is hooking you up with some free cha cha lessons.

Cerulean Survivors – The Life of a Sea Turtle closes on Monday at Mary Martin Gallery. Don’t miss your chance to see the exhibit full of sea turtles.

Saturday The Shapenote Singers perform unaccompanied by music.

It’s your usual trifecta of farmers market to get your weekend started off right. Try and hit all three: downtown, Johns Island, and Mixson.

Sunday Lunar Tides closes at Robert Lange Studios this weekend. 

Swing your way out of the weekend. And that’s swing dance, we’re talking about it.

Celebrate Sunday on the deck of the Pour House.

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