Well folks, looks like September is here. Fall, right? No, not quite. But goodness knows we could use some cool weather. Perhaps we’ll get it this weekend — and get to enjoy it even more with that holiday tacked on the end. Happy labor free weekend y’all.


First Friday on Broad starts at 5 p.m.; what better way to kick off the weekend than with a stroll down Gallery Row?

Corrigan Gallery celebrates its 12th anniversary with an opening reception for Mary Walker’s exhibit, Odd Characters, at 5 p.m.

Coastal Expeditions offers fans of Mark Catesby’s watercolors the chance to explore some of the scenery that inspired the artist by kayak with sunset tours (6-9 p.m.) of the Charleston Harbor and Crab Bank Rookery.

The Lowcountry Jazz festival is back for the ninth year in a row at the North Charleston Coliseum, featuring the likes of Damien Escobar, Jeffrey Osborne, and Lalah Hathaway. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Half-off featured oysters at the Granary kicks off at 5 p.m.

Explore the beauty of Charleston and visit some of its most famous culinary spots on this two-and-a-half hour history tour/culinary adventure, starting at 2 p.m.

Cruise around the harbor on this sunset dolphin cruise, which runs from 6-8 p.m. and benefits the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry branch.


Freehouse Brewery combines the tunes of The Sweet Lillies with sandwiches from Persimmon for a pop-up that truly can’t be beat, running from 6-8 p.m.

Get your fill of funk at the Pour House, where Schema takes the stage at 6 p.m.

Charleston Music Hall hosts an open record market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Daniel Island Grille kicks off football season with a bang, hosting a cookout that will feature pig roast, burgers, brats and sides, starting at 11 a.m.

Head to McLeod Plantation from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for an interactive presentation on how overcoming a fear of spiders led to a former McLeod occupant becoming a scientist.

Writers looking to improve their audio-drama writing skills should head to South of Broadway Theatre Company Studios for a workshop starting at 1 p.m.

Just can’t wait for Labor Day? Rusty Bull Brewing Company and Butter Tapas have the cookout for you, from 5-8 p.m.


Head to Eclectic Cafe from 2-5 p.m. for the Charleston leg of the Girls Who Trap Tour.

The Oh, Happy Day concert series will be bringing their narrated gospel to the Circular Congregational church from 5-6 p.m.

Holy City Salsa hosts their one-year anniversary with a champagne party, which will run from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Holy City Salsa dance studio.

Discover some of Charleston’s history from the seat of a bicycle. Tours depart at 9 a.m. from Waterfront Park.

Head to Holy Cow Yoga Center for an evening of donation-based community yoga at 6:30 p.m.

Polish your swing dancing skills with a free lesson from Steven Duane at Prohibition, starting at 6:30 p.m.