August 2018 Calendar

August 10

Beer from Here
Hops, habitats, and a heaping amount of sea creatures await you at this Carolina-led craft beer experience. Enjoy local brews and local wildlife in one setting. Tickets are $45. 7 to 10 p.m., South Carolina Aquarium. Visit for more information.

August 10 -11

Hootie and the Blowfish
Grab tickets if you can and sing along with Darius Rucker to classics like “I Only Wanna Be with You” that all Charlestonians know the words to. 7 p.m., Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr. Visit for more information.

August 11

Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties and a harbor breeze will fill the air. $8 in advance. 7 to 11 p.m., Mount Pleasant Pier. Visit for more information.

Women’s Empowerment Fashion Show
Show off your pink, purple or white outfits while enjoying the colorful fashion show. Dear Deanndra presents The Women’s Empowerment Fashion Show to raise money and awareness for women who are coping with domestic violence. $15 in advance. 5 to 8 p.m. Inspired by Annette events, 7910 Dorchester Road. For more information, visit

August 12

MOTOWN: The Groove that Changed America

Get your groove on and dance to favorites from classic Motown artists. The live performance will feature the Charleston Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Quiana Parler. Tickets are $25. 7:30 to 9 p.m., East Beach Conference Center, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 55 Town Center, Kiawah. Visit for more information.

Chics of the Sea Fundraiser

Support local fisheries while you enjoy local seafood and live music at the Chics of the Sea fundraiser, which benefits the Shem Creek Fisheries Fleet. Tickets are $50 in advance and available at Karen’s Korner Frame and Art Gallery, 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd. 1 to 6 p.m., Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd.

August 15

Lowcountry Cuisine Showcase
Taste Lowcountry-themed foods from some of Charleston’s top caterers, including Tristan Catering & Events, Salthouse Catering, Duvall Catering & Events and check out the new event venue Merchants Hall as styled by Loluma. Tickets are $25. 6 to 8 p.m. Merchants Hall, 36 North Market St., second floor, Visit

August 16

Gay Bingo
The theme of this year’s fundraiser for Palmetto Community Care, formerly Lowcountry AIDS Services, is Rainbows, Unicorns and Glitter. The evening of fun and frivolity pairs with an important message: the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still affecting many in our community. Tickets are $25 in advance. 6 to 9 p.m., Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Visit for more information.

August 16
Happy House with Major League Lacrosse
Meet and greet members of the Major League Lacrosse teams and enjoy drink specials at Uptown Social. This is the first chance to meet players before the championship. 6 to 8 p.m. Uptown Social, 587 King St.

August 17

Mahogany Soul Presents: Janet Anthology of an Icon
Sing and dance the night away as Christian Smalls, Aisha Kenyetta, Zandrina Dunning and Essence Geddis sing Janet Jackson’s greatest hits. Tickets are $12. 8:30 p.m. The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Visit for tickets.

August 18 

Riverdogs Ballpark Festival of Beers
Enjoy live music while sampling from a selection of 100 American and international ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews at Joe Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St. Prices vary. 7 to 10 p.m. Visit for more information.

Grape Stomp Festival
Join in the harvest and stomping of grapes at one of Charleston’s only wineries. Visitors can stomp local muscadines for the grape stomping contest, compete in the Lucy look-alike contest and enjoy a fun-filled day under the oaks. $10 per car in advance, $20 per car on the day of event. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Deep Water Vineyard, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. Visit for more information.

Major League Lacrosse Championship
Cheer on the teams at the first professional sports league championship in Charleston. Get there early for a fan festival, featuring music and an opportunity to meet the players. Tickets are available at Fan festival begins at 5 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m. MUSC Health Stadium,  1990 Daniel Island Drive

August 26

Reggae Jerk Festival
The Reggae Jerk Festival allows attendees to visit the beautiful Magnolia Plantation and Garden, get a taste of jerk chicken and learn the secret to preparing it while listening to Jamaican music. Additional Caribbean foods will be available for purchase from vendors. Prices vary. 12 to 7 p.m.. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Visit for more information.

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