This weekend’s forecast has us itching to get out from behind our screens and into the sunlight. Open windows won’t do — we gotta go outside. Especially before it gets too hot. So, here are 24 ways to get out and about this weekend around Charleston. See you out there.


Get gnarly at Sk8 Charleston’s Summer Fun, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your best lei and favorite board and drop in, or just don your most Hawaiian shirt to watch the fun.
[content-3] Head to Aquarium After Hours, for bites, wine and beer, entertainment, and the Aquarium blissfully free of other people’s children.

Start your weekend early with the 11th Annual Lowcountry Golf Tournament at Wild Dunes, starting at 2 p.m.

Catch Thirty-Four West’s Power of Love, a comedy based on an 80’s detective story at 8 p.m.

Laughing is good for you. Get a healthy dose of giggles on the Charleston Comedy Bus, meeting in front of HOM at 7 and 9 p.m.

Check out some well-meaning art at Tua Lingua’s Bad Idea Art Show.  [content-5]
See The Village Rep.’s Hollywood at the Woolfe Street Playhouse before it’s too late. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.  [content-4]


Trident United Way is raising money for their reading program with Over the Edge and have convinced some local figures to rappel off the side of the Hyatt Place starting at 8 a.m. (The night before you can see our own Mary Scott and Connelly Hardaway leap off of the building and raise some money for a good cause during the VIP leap).

Feel the call of the wild at Bulls Bay Nature Festival, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring workshops, fishing, kayaking, birds of prey, and more.

So you want to spend some time outside, but you also want to try a bunch of local and regional beer. Go to the Charleston Beer Fest at 12 p.m. and sample more than 60 different beers and get some fresh air. Win-win!

If you still want to be outside but prefer something with more seating, Palmetto Brewing is hosting a party for their patio opening at 12 p.m. with live music, food trucks, and more.  [content-2]
The Terrace is hosting their second annual Dog Day Afternoon, so bring your pup to catch a showing of A Dogs Journey at 2:30 p.m.

Get your steps in with the RiverDogs’ Annual 5K Race and then catch the RiverDogs’ game against the Augusta GreenJackets.

Head to the Charleston Night Bazaar from 5 to 10 p.m. to shop for wares like vintage jewelry, soaps, candles, specialty cross stitching, and more.

Go to Drayton Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Family Picnic, colonial games, and music.

The Halsey Institute is hosting an artist talk with Jennifer Wen Ma at 2 p.m., the artist behind their latest exhibition, Cry Joy Park.

See Gracie & Lacie: Lady Legends Show at the Threshold Repertory Theatre and celebrate some of Hollywood’s greatest female voices from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Just jonesing for beach music? Head to Shaggin’ on the Cooper at 7 p.m. and dance the night away.


What’s better on a Sunday morning than brunch and a drag show? We’ll wait. Plan on going to Divas on Tap Drag Show at Edmund’s Oast, starting at 2 p.m.

Get a bottle of wine from Graft and see some art from Meredith Steele inspired by the Hawaiian islands at Beneath Our Feet: Pigments of Hawaii, from 3-6 p.m.
[content-1] Who likes being hungry? No one. Get in a fist fight with hunger at Beat Kid Hunger at the Schoolhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. Don’t actually fight hunger, it’s a kids dance thing.

Help raise money for Pet Helpers at Hoedown for Hounds, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Container Bar.

Learn about preserving Charleston cemeteries during the Preservation Society’s Preservation Pedal at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. Take self-guided ride through the cemetery, then head over to Fatty’s for a pint.

Hear some folk music at Gold Light at the Royal American.

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