Looks like it’s going to be another hot and sticky one out there, Charleston. Whether you decide to stay in the AC bingeing House of Cards or if you decide to instead bravely venture to island beaches and downtown streets, make sure you bring dad along. And if you’re downtown on Saturday, there are a number of ways to commemorate the lives of the Emanuel Nine, which we’ve outlined here.


Love chocolate? Love craft beer? You’re in luck — Frothy Beard Brewing Co. pairs up with Evolution through Chocolate to bring the public a class we never knew we needed.

If you’re looking to polish your dancing skills (or maybe just acquire some in the first place), Dancing with the Newbies at Elite Dance is here to help. The BYOB event kicks off at 7:15 p.m.

DIY craft boutique Anders Ruff will be hosting an opening night starting at 6:30 p.m. complete with giveaways and free classes.

Take your little one on a guided sunset stroll where they can discover the beauty of Folly Beach at dusk. The tour starts at 7:30 p.m. and chaperones can join in for free.

Join Mayor John Tecklenburg, Reverend Joe Darby, the Mother Emanuel Choir, and police chief Greg Mullen in a forum on race as part of the Mother Emanuel commemoration events.

The George Gallery will hold a reception at 5 p.m. to welcome Catherine Booker Jones’ new mixed media collection. The collection will be on display through June 30, but don’t miss the chance to check it out a little early.


Cannonborough/Elliotborough hosts its second annual Sidewalk Sale. Stop by neighborhood favorites like Candy Shop Vintage and Mac and Murphy for big sales and giveaways.

Pop by the Bower at Edmund’s Oast for an American Made Market, which will offer up jewelry, apparel, and home goods for sale. Plus, Short Grain, Dough Boyz, and Welkin Coffee will be set up to help fuel your shopping spree.

Bay Street Biergarten hosts a Jazz Crawl for Charity. The party starts at Biergarten, then heads to Republic and Prohibition; your $25 dollar ticket scores you Mardi Gras beads, drink specials, and snacks.

Hop aboard the Float into Summer Beer Cruise, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature music from Dylan Swinson and local beers from the likes of Holy City, Low Tide, and Frothy Beard.

Spend your Saturday morning marching for unity in honor of the Emanuel 9; the march will be followed with a speech from the ACLU’s Jeff Robinson.

The Mt. Pleasant Pier hosts the Cast off Fishing Tournament from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., where prizes will be awarded for best Youth Angler, best Adult Angler, and more.

Kendra Hamilton hosts a poetry workshop at the James Island Town Hall, where she
will read some of her own work and then lead exercises to help get creativity flowing amongst attendees.

Cellar Experience hosts their second “Soundtrack of Wine” tasting where guests will taste a variety of wines, listen to bluegrass music, and learn about the origins of their beverages. Reservations are required.

Freehouse Brewing hosts a Saturday afternoon tasting, complete with food trucks and a 3 for $5 deal on the organic brews.


Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Course presents a special deal for adventurous dads; enter the code DADSDAY at checkout when booking your family adventure and dad will climb free.

Head over to the Mt. Pleasant Pier for a free fishing seminar. Dads and their families can pick up some tips and tricks from 1 to 2 p.m.

Father’s Day celebrations at O-Ku include a chirashi bowl and a personal bottle of sake for just $35. Festivities start off at 5 p.m. and run till 10.

The Tin Roof offers free pizza and free laughs from 9 p.m. onward.

Shake off the Sunday scaries with a Sangria Sunday cruise with Palmetto Breeze. Guests 21 and older can enjoy complimentary sangria, plus a bar will be selling beer and wine.

Join preservationist Tommy Graham for a day-trip to Cape Romain’s Lighthouse Island. The trip will take visitors through the history of the island and it’s lighthouses.

Head to McCann’s Irish pub for a traditional Irish music session, where guests are welcome to join in any songs they know, or just observe and enjoy the music.

Join a group of Backgammon players at Smokey Bones for an evening of games, tournaments, and even instruction for beginners.

The North Charleston Mount Pleasant Farmers Market features live music, local goods and local foods of all kinds.