Happy Spoleto finale weekend, Charleston. Both Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA round things up this weekend, with two parties on Saturday and Sunday. And that’s not all — the city’s bursting at the seams with its usual good cheer, summer fun, and hot, hot temps. Party on friends.


Summerville will attempt to reclaim the world record for the world’s largest iced tea by brewing 2,400 gallons of the sweet stuff. The tea will be ready when the party kicks off at 5 p.m.

Rock out with Wilmington punk band Zodiac Panthers at the Tin Roof along with Dumb Doctors and Town House. The show has a $7 cover charge and starts at 9:00 p.m.

Mitchell Hill Gallery will host an opening reception for Lisa Shimko’s new exhibition “Totem.” Come see the work of the accomplished artist that seeks to combine narrative and environmental issues. 

As part of Piccolo Spoleto, Charlton Singleton and friends will perform a tribute called “Nothing Compares 2 U” to the late legend, Prince. The event will take place at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are $15.

See the Riverdogs take on the Asheville Tourists and stick around to see a fireworks display that will take place after the game. Wear a red shirt to support the troops and get $1 your ticket.

To celebrate Southern Living Magazine’s 50th anniversary, the magazine is hosting a number of events in the city over the weekend. Events range from walking tours of historic homes, gardening sessions, and dinners hosted personally by local chefs. Prices range from $40 to $165.

Come see “A Night of Magic and Miracles with The Southern Charmer,” a magic show at the Palmetto Crescent Parlour. Tickets are $40.

Free yoga at the Folly Beach community center will take place at 7 p.m. Kids are welcome to attend and it’s BYOM (Bring your own mat).

Local folk band The Dunder Chiefs will play The Royal American with the Hadleys and Branwell at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10

Party at the Point tonight with the Scarlet Begonias, starting at 5:30 p.m. 


Fabulon Center for Art and Education will host an Art Pops Up show and sale to celebrate the revitalization of West Ashley. Live music and a food truck will accompany the event which starts at 5 p.m. and runs to 8 p.m..

Send Piccolo Spoleto out with a bang at Hampton park for the festival finale. Live Music from local acts Travelin’ Kine, The Very Hypnotic Soul Band, and the Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band led by Charlton Singleton and Mike Quinn will accompany food, drinks, and all around good times. The event is free to attend and runs from 5 – 10 p.m.

To celebrate Southern Living Magazine’s 50th anniversary, the magazine is hosting a number of events in the city over the weekend. Events range from walking tours of historic homes, gardening sessions, and dinners hosted personally by local chefs. Prices range from $40 to $165.

Grab a beignet or one of the many goods stocked by the wide variety of 40 plus vendors at the Charleston Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Come the see cabaret band described by BBC Radio 3 as “a pleasant kind of bonkers,” Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands. The show at The Mill will start at 10 p.m. and is free to attend.

Dine on a stack of pancakes at the Southerly in Mt Pleasant for just $5 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. With an adult purchase a limit of two kids, the tikes eat for free.

Check out Piccolo Spoleto’s outdoor exhibition of a variety of local artists at Marion Square one last time as it will close after Saturday.

Mayor John Tecklenburg, Ann Caldwell, Lonnie Hamilton III, and many others will perform a diverse program including jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals, and Civil War songs. The show, titled “The Sound of Charleston” will begin at 2 p.m. Prices range from $16 to $28 and children get in free.

Go See “Oliver! The Musical” put on by the flowertown players at PURE Theatre on King street. Based on the classic Dickens novel Oliver Twist, “Oliver! The Musical” has won both Oscars and Tonys in its decades long history. 


To close out Spoleto, enjoy a headlining performance from Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats as well as performances from three fantastic local acts The High Divers, Jordan Igoe, and SUSTO at the Wells Fargo Festival Finale. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at beautiful Middleton place. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children.

Take a stroll down lower King Street during Second Sunday, when the popular retail corridor is turned over to pedestrians from 1-5 p.m.

Kid’s club Sunday at the Riverdogs means free parking and kids eat free. Kids can run the bases after game and play catch on the field before the game vs the Asheville tourists.Tickets $9 and up.

Swingin’ Sunday at Prohibition means music from the V-Tones and free lessons starting at 6:30 p.m.. After the lessons, the band will play and the floor will open to dance. Free to attend.

Go see the last edition of “Golem” at the Sottile Theatre at 2 p.m.. Theater company 1927 presents this experimental, visually arresting stage play. It can vaguely be described as a 21st Century Frankenstein, or a re-imagining of the Jewish golem myth.

The South Carolina Aquarium will host “Good Catch Dinner,” to highlight a delicious meal of locally and sustainably caught fish with dishes from the Granary. Tickets are $65.

The Southern and Red Rose Vintage host “Sunday Chill.” Recover from the weekend with The Southern and curator of all things hot x vintage, Amy Rose of Red Rose Vintage. Shop eccentric, cutting edge, vintage threads in the Red Rose Vintage mobile boutique parked outside the gallery. DIY Mimosa Bar and cool summer beats will be flowing at the event which runs from 6 to 8 p.m.