Beats at the Beach
With summer heating up, it’s time to head down to the BLU Tiki Bar on Folly Beach. Hang out with your friends and family, sip on cold cocktails and soak in the unrivaled beachfront view with a blend of the best old school music and fresh new beats spun by a local DJ behind you. With so much going on, there’s sure to be something for everyone, tourist and local alike.
June 20. 2-5 p.m. Free to attend. BLU Beach Bar and Grill. 1 Center St. Folly Beach. blufollybeach.com
Juneteenth Freedom Fest
Celebrate Juneteenth with a party free for the public with an anticipated 3,000 guests and featuring live performances, Black art shows, music, food, kids activities and tons of local vendors and organizations on site offering their services. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, tents and bug spray. Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation June 19, 1865. Over the years, the holiday has grown bigger and bigger, and it is even celebrated outside the U.S.
June 19. 2-10 p.m. Free to attend; $10 to park. Riverfront Park. 1061 Everglades Ave. North Charleston. juneteenthfreedomfestchs.com
Called to Forgive: A Book Study
Join the Rev. Anthony Thompson for a crucial conversation about the Emanuel AME Church shooting and the possibilities of racial understanding and reconciliation in its wake. In his book, Thompson, whose wife was one of the victims of the tragedy, reveals how he came to forgive a racist young man and helps the reader to explore how to use that forgiveness as a path to break down cultural and racial barriers.
June 22. 6 p.m. Free to attend. Charleston County Public Library. Virtual. ccpl.org
Inclusive Swim Night
Those with disabilities, their caregivers and families are all invited to an inclusive evening at Charleston County Parks’ waterparks and pools, presented by Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding. Paid chaperones are required for all participants, and water-wheelchairs will be available on-site for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis.
June 19. All day. $7/person; free/children under 2 and Splash Pass holders. Charleston County Parks. Various locations. charlestoncountyparks.com
Remount Reach the Beach
Join Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit and Lowcountry Up is Good for a guided ride to the beach at the Isle of Palms from the Recycled Love Thrift Store. Organizers are providing bus fare, lunches, drinks and more, and Charleston County kids through seniors in high school all ride free with school ID.
June 19. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free to attend. Recycled Love. 1455 Remount Road. North Charleston. bfltransit.blogspot.com