Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Charleston at Sunset

Summer has unofficially begun and so has tourist season.  With beautiful beaches, historic places, art, and some of the nation’s best cuisine it is easy to understand why so many people love to visit the Charleston area.  In many ways living in the lowcountry area can feel like you are on vacation all of the time.  When you are not spending your time on a boat, dining al fresco, or hitting up the night life in downtown Charleston you may enjoy choosing one of the many options available below in the Mt Pleasant area to “staycation” this month of June.

May 23-June 8: Spoleto Festival USA

For over two weeks Charleston’s theaters and other venues are full of a variety of  prominent artists including dancers, opera singers, musicians, and more.   For the  full schedule of  performances visit the Spoleto Festival  website.

June 3,10,17, & 24: Party in the Park

Party in the Park is a free concert series every Tuesday in June after the farmer’s market at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.  For more information including the lineup of artists click here.

June 6 & 7: Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

This festival is focused on celebrating the Gullah Geechee cultural heritage.  The event includes performances, crafts, paintings, and a showcase of sweetgrass baskets.  For more details visit the Sweetgrass Festival website.

June 12: Thursday Night Boogie

You can enjoy dancing on the Mount Pleasant Pier to music from DJ Jim Bowers.  To find out more about this event or purchase tickets visit the Charleston County Parks website.

June 14: Shaggin’ On The Cooper

The Shem Creek Boogie Band will be playing music to shag to on the Mount Pleasant Pier.  To buy tickets or find out more information visit the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission website.

June 27: Movies in the Park

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park to watch a movie outdoors.  The event is free and starts at 6:30.  Food and beverage will be available for purchase.