August Events in Charleston

August is in full swing, and there’s no better place to soak up the sun and experience a vibrant atmosphere than Charleston, South Carolina. As we dive into the month of August, the Holy City has an exciting lineup of events that will captivate both locals and visitors alike. From lively festivals to cultural celebrations, August in Charleston promises a whirlwind of entertainment, delicious cuisine, and unforgettable experiences. So grab your calendar and get ready to mark down these must-attend events that will make your summer in Charleston truly memorable.

First Friday Artwalks


When: August 4 | 5-8 pm
Where: Various locations in Downtown Charleston

One of Charleston’s favorite traditions, First Friday Artwalks debut the city’s vibrant art scene. These special events occur on the first Friday of every month (excluding January and July) and highlights dozens of art galleries and studios across the entire city. This is your chance to check out local art studios and mingle with local artists.

2nd Sunday on King


When: August 13 (Every month on the second Sunday)
Where: King Street from Queen to Calhoun Street, Downtown Charleston

Discover the charm of King Street without the hassle of traffic! You can explore the street and discover a selection of carefully chosen artists showcasing their work, as well as unique food vendors and other delightful surprises. Take your time to explore the area and uncover hidden shops that you might have missed before.

Beer From Here-South Carolina Aquarium


When: August 18 | 7- 10 pm
Where: South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is hosting an “After Hours” event that will surely delight your taste buds. Take part in an exciting evening filled with local craft beer from all around the state. As you peruse through the exhibits, indulge in some of the best craft beers that Palmetto State has to offer.

Dancing on the Cooper


When: August 19 | 7-10:30 pm
Where: Mount Pleasant Pier

If you’re looking for some fun summer entertainment, head over to the Mount Pleasant Pier where you can enjoy an evening of dancing to a variety of music. This month, guests can groove to classic oldies, beach tunes, and rock ‘n roll hits. The pier is located on the Cooper River, which provides an incredible view of the city skyline while you dance the night away.

Fort Sumter Dinner Cruise


When: Every Friday until September 1  | 5-7:45 pm
Where: Fort Sumter

Dive into the past with this exclusive tour of a historical landmark. Book a Friday tour from now until September to experience a sunset tour featuring a waterside view of the historical gem and the surrounding marine life, followed by a delicious barbeque dinner. This exclusive tour is a great way to learn about the beauty of Charleston.

RiverDogs Minor League Baseball


When: Home games throughout August
Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston

Get the family together, head to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and enjoy Charleston’s Minor League Baseball team! You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the waterfront stadium and a range of delicious food and drink vendors, making a Charleston RiverDogs game the perfect summer night. Also, check out their promotions page to see what special-themed nights they have going on this month.

Charleston Summer Music Scene


When: Events hosted throughout August
Where: Credit One Stadium, Charleston Music Hall, Theatre 99

The music scene in Charleston is never lacking. The newly renovated Credit One Stadium now hosts a range of artists, and coming this August, country artists Jason Aldean (August 8th) and Tyler Childers (August 19th) take the stage in the Holy City. There are also various other artists and other shows coming to Charleston next month such as Gavin Degraw (August 11th) at Charleston Music Hall.

Charleston’s Farmers Market


When: Saturdays, April 8-November 25, 2023 | 8 am- 2 pm
Where: Marion Square | 329 Meeting Street, Charleston|

Located on Marion Square, this weekly event features over 200 vendors, ranging from fresh produce, baked goods, and even crafts. These vendors are all local farmers, with fresh food grown right in the Lowcountry. The market also features live music so you can enjoy some entertainment while shopping. The Farmers Market is a great way to kick off your Saturday in the Holy City.

As you can see, there are many August events in Charleston for all interests. Whether you are passionate about history, food, outdoor adventures, or music, the Holy City has something for everyone!