July Calendar


July 2

Stars and Guitars
Country music star Trace Adkins headlines the annual concert at Boone Hall Plantation. Midland and Runaway June open. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended. Visit www.boonehallplantation.com for more information.

July 3

RiverDogs Game
Celebrate the country’s independence by enjoying its national pastime. The RiverDogs minor league baseball team hosts its fireworks display after the home game against Augusta on July 3. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

July 4

Uncle Sam Jam
Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Dance to Carolina beach and party music performed by Recollections and enjoy an excellent view of fireworks displays throughout Charleston. Tickets are $10 and advance purchase is recommended. 7 to 11 p.m. Visit www.ccprc.com for more information.

Patriots Point
Get a front-row seat for the fireworks and live music with a ticket to the flight deck of the USS Yorktown. VIP tickets for the flight deck also are available and include food, beverages and special seating. Or, view the fireworks landside, where a festival includes live music, food vendors and children’s activities. For tickets, visit www.patriotspoint.org.

North Charleston 4th of July Festival
The city promises the largest fireworks display in the Lowcountry to cap off an afternoon of celebration with live music, children’s activities, and food and craft vendors. 3 to 9:45 p.m. at Riverfront Park. Visit www.northcharleston.org for more information.

Sea Stars and Stripes
The South Carolina Aquarium is hosting an independence day celebration with spectacular views of the fireworks over Charleston Harbor. Enjoy hands-on animal encounters at the aquarium, food and beverages. Celebration starts at 7 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets. Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children. Visit www.scaquarium.org/calendar for more information.

July 7

Moonlight Mixer
Shag under the stars at the Folly Beach Pier as DJ Jim Bowers spins oldies and beach music. 7 to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended and are $8. Visit www.ccprc.com for more information.


July 10-20

Fashion Camp at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
The day camps for girls and teens with a passion for fashion are like spending a day in Hollywood and an elegant dinner party combined. Girls ages 6-14 can learn the art of styling, makeup, fashion writing and dining. Each camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $65. Registration is open at www.mtpleasanttownecentre.com.

July 14

Margarita Festival
More than 20 restaurants and bars, including Zia Taqueria, Mex 1, Zero George, 82 Queen and Cannon Green, offer their best margaritas in a friendly competition, but you’re the one who wins! Enjoy food and live music from 7 to 10 p.m. at Brittlebank Park. Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit Lowcountry Local First. For more information, visit www.charlestonmargaritafest.com.

July 21-23

Let the Good Times Roll
The musical variety show features the best of pop, rock, country and Broadway. Show times vary. Charleston Music Hall. For tickets, visit www.charlestonmusichall.com.

July 23

Jason Isbell
Grammy winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit play the North Charleston Coliseum about a month after their anticipated new album, “The Nashville Sound,” is set to be released. The songwriter’s 2015 album, “Something More Than Free,” won the Grammy Award for best Americana album, and the song “24 Frames” won the Grammy for best American roots song.

July 29-30

Women on the Water Course
Want to learn new skills or just curious about boating? The BoatU.S. On-Water Training Program at Freedom Boat Club in Charleston Harbor Marina is an easy way to gain confidence at the helm. Participants will develop basic boat-handling skills with a U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain in a small, supportive women-only group. No experience necessary. Multiple times available, $149 per person. More information at www.boatus.org/charleston

July 30

Charleston Bridal Show
Plan your dream wedding at the Charleston Bridal Show at the Gaillard Center, where you’ll find 100 wedding vendors all under the same roof. See the latest bridal fashions, sample wedding cake and listen to musicians. Noon to 4 p.m. $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.thecharlestonbridalshow.com.