Jonathan Butler performing in Dubai in 2009 | Credit: Ryan B. via Wiki Commons

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
North Charleston.

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