Whether you’re still in the midst of a long weekend (lucky you) or idling your time at work, sunburned and praying for tomorrow to show up already, we’ve got a whole bunch of free stuff to keep you occupied on this most American of weeks. Happy Freedom, y’all.


Catch Ed “Porkchop” Meyer singing the blues at the Fat Hen, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Home Team Barbecue hosts an open mic night with Danielle Howle at 7 p.m.

East Bay Meeting House hosts a long-running poetry open mic night in the city from 8-9 p.m.


Head to Folly Beach to catch the fireworks; or if you don’t feel like making the drive, check out these prime pyrotechnic viewing locations.

The Jonathan Pierce Trio will be bringing the funk to the Pour House at 6 p.m.


Seattle-based glassmakers Glassybaby visits William Sonoma for the Charleston leg of their southern tour; watch them make unique glass votives and drinking glasses from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Show off your karaoke skills at the Green Goat: sign ups start at 9 p.m.

Shop local and catch local tunes from Chaquis Maliq at the West Ashley farmers market, held in Ackerman Park from 4-7 p.m.


Stop by the Bend at Awendaw Green for an evening of food trucks and music.

The Johns Island Library will be holding a free workshop on the benefits of solar power at 6:30 p.m.

The Folly Beach Bluegrass Society will be jamming out at the Washout from 8 p.m. on.

Head over to the Mt. Pleasant Mellow Mushroom for Bingo Night. The fun starts at 7 p.m.


Take a stroll down Gallery Row and enjoy the art, refreshments, and shopping the street has to offer from 5-8 p.m.

The Brew Cellar hosts Bookmobile Itinerant Literate from 1-7 p.m.; grab a beer, grab a book, and settle in for the afternoon.

Palmetto Brewing hosts their weekly Loading Dock Series from 6-10 p.m.

Christ Sordelet will be jamming at the Boathouse at Breach Inlet at 6 p.m.


Head to the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site for a free concert featuring Americana singer Mark Mason.

Keep the Fourth of July Celebrations rolling with the Red, White and Blue Bash at Lowcountry Harley-Davidson; festivities run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jessie and Friends Music Studios holds an open jam at 6 p.m.

Head over to the Johns Island Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to see all the local goods the community has to offer.


It’s time for Second Sunday once again; stroll down King Street and browse the local offerings from 1-5 p.m.

The Pour House hosts their weekly Sunday Brunch Farmers Market from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Holy Cow Yoga Center hosts a meditation group from 7:45-9:45 a.m.

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