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While Charleston’s idyllic coastal climate promises warm and breezy temps year-round, there’s just something extra special about those long summer days spent kayaking on the creek, catching a wave at the beach and setting sail in Charleston Harbor. Plan your sweet summer escape to Charleston and find us sampling the best margaritas from the mixologists behind Charleston’s hottest bars and restaurants and welcoming the summertime season with an evening of dancing on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Scroll on to discover 11 can’t-miss events happening this summer in the Lowcountry.

1. Sunset at Fort Sumter / learn more
2. Patriots Point Fireworks Blast / learn more
3. Shaggin’ on the Cooper / learn more
4. Charleston Margarita Festival / learn more
5. Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem at The Gibbes Museum of Art / learn more
6. Hot Nights in the Holy City at Middleton Place / learn more
7. Freshfields Village Starlight Cinema Series / learn more
8. Family Tours at the Nathaniel Russell House / learn more
9. Charleston RiverDogs Home Games / learn more
10. Drayton Hall Gallery Talks / learn more
11. Charleston Restaurant Week / learn more


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