Weekend Events: July 20-22


Not ready for summer vacation to be over? Take advantage of every weekend by getting out there! We’ve curated the best in family fun for your weekend. Here’s what we have planned:

Friday, July 20

Enjoy live music, art installations, great food, great people and the abundance of nature at the Abundance Music Festival. They will be room to camp in this stunning space, situated on a beautiful 38 acre farm, with several treehouses, a “food forest” and a mile long nature trail. Runs July 20-22 at 1850 Cypress Pond Road, Walterboro. Tickets are $20. eventbrite.com/e/abundance-music-and-arts-festival-tickets-45985722534

The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. It’s Irie. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and music begins at 8:30 p.m. at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston. Tickets are $10 for adult general admission and free for ages 12 and younger and Gold Pass members. ccprc.com

Saturday, July 21

Join us for the Summer Concert Series, an intimate afternoon of jazz songs featuring the eclectic vocal stylings of Charleston’s own songstress, Heather Rice. The free event starts at 3 p.m. at Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston. ccpl.org

Come enjoy an Evening Paddle at the Park while listening to the sights and sounds of the park’s nocturnal creatures stirring to life. Learn about all the plants and animals that you come across on the trip. Canoes, life jackets and paddles will be provided as well as a short instructional period for beginners in the classroom before heading out. Bring the whole family out for a relaxing evening out on the water. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. at the Interpretive Center and Biggin Swamp, 900 Stony Landing Drive, Moncks Corner. Tickets are $15 and include park admission. oldsanteecanalpark.org


Come on out for this idyllic morning beach run on Isle of Palms. Registration for the IOP Beach Run can only be completed in person during packet pick up on July 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Windjammer or the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m. in the registration tents at the Windjammer. Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. Tickets are $30-$35 adults, $15-$20 youth. iop.net

Girls aged 5-12 will love the American Girl Tea Party. Bring your historical dolls (or any doll friend) to the Nathaniel Russell House for a late morning of games, crafts and, of course, a tea party. Alicia Russell will be there to show the girls her home and talk about what it is like to be a teenaged girl living in Charleston in 1808. Alicia will also teach everyone her favorite games and lead the girls in making historic and modern crafts to take home after tea and treats. The event runs from 10-12 a.m. at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting St., Charleston and tickets are $20. historiccharleston.org

The Mount Pleasant Reading Patrol meets on the third Saturday of each month at Barnes and Noble for an hour of reading, followed by crafts and giveaways. It is a free program geared to children ages 5-11 that builds a foundation of knowledge and trust for our youth and strengthens their relationship with the police department. The free event runs from 11 a.m-12 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, Mount Pleasant. tompsc.com