Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Smooth jazz and bluesy soul create a relevant sound that resonates with the region’s music audiences young and old. Celebrate Charleston’s history as a thriving center of Black music in the late 19th and 20th centuries, and get a fresh look at the city’s culture with a fitting soundtrack. Day one of the festival is sold out, but day two tickets are available online.
Sept. 3. Event times vary. $58. Event locations vary. lowcountryjazzfest.com
Sip and Stroll at Drayton Hall
Enjoy Drayton Hall’s new one-hour guided landscape audio tour and sample wines and local brews while walking the picturesque grounds and learning about the rich history of the area. Drayton Hall is a nationally known plantation house museum that dates back to the 1700s. Guests will receive a complimentary wine glass or beer koozie to take home after the event. Register online in advance or purchase tickets at the gate.
Sept. 2. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $35/members; $40/nonmembers. Drayton Hall.
3380 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. draytonhall.org
Happy Hour at the Sistine Chapel
Enjoy a refreshing Italian Aperol Spritz (or non-alcoholic beverage) while visiting Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition next weekend. Bring a date or bring a friend to this relaxing afternoon event. Tickets include entrance to the exhibit, free audio guide and a free Aperol Spritz or non-alcoholic beverage. Book ahead to ensure your spot.
Sept. 8. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Festival Hall. 56 Beaufain St. Downtown. sistinechapelexhibit.com/charleston
Jalisco Taqueria parking lot party
Jalisco Taqueria is welcoming cooler weather with parking lot parties every Friday in September. Guests are invited to the family- and dog-friendly event to enjoy sweet and tangy margaritas, high-energy music and top-of-the-line tacos, its popular al pastor, barbacoa and pollo tinga, from the restaurant’s food truck.
Fridays in September. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free to attend. Jalisco Taqueria. 1271 Folly Road.
James Island. jalisco-chs.com
North Charleston Farmers Market
The North Charleston Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce, as well as arts-and-craft vendors, specialty foods and live music. The market also features a different food truck each week. It all comes together to provide a unique service to the community — a safe, outdoor produce shopping alternative. Markets run through October, so make sure to stop by before the season ends.
Sept. 7. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free to attend. Exchange Park. 5025 Lackawanna Blvd. Love Best of Charleston? Help the Charleston City Paper keep Best of Charleston going every year with a donation. Or sign up to become a member of the Charleston City Paper club.
North Charleston. northcharleston.org/farmersmarket
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