June Events in Charleston

Looking for June events in Charleston? If so, you are in the right place! Summer is kicking off, and this month promises a vibrant lineup of experiences, perfect for soaking up the summer sun and exploring the city’s charm.

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Spoleto Festival USA

When: May 24-June 9

Where: Various locations in Charleston

This annual 17-day event is a celebration of the arts. Hosting over 150 performances, this popular event showcases opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz. With its rich history and commitment to artistic excellence, Spoleto Festival USA continues to captivate audiences and inspire artists, making it a must-see event for arts enthusiasts worldwide.

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Sand Sculpture Contest at Isle of Palms

When: JUNE 1

Where: FRONT BEACH, ISLE OF PALMS

The 34th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition returns to Isle of Palms on Saturday, June 1st. This free event offers a fun-filled day for all ages, with categories for children, families, young adults, and adults. Whether you’re a seasoned sandcastle architect or a curious newcomer, unleash your creativity and mold masterpieces at the beach. Witness the impressive artistry unfold as participants meticulously shape the sand, or simply relax and marvel at the ever-evolving sandy structures. Registration is now open!

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Sip and Stroll at Drayton Hall

When: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | 3:30-5:30 PM

Where: 3380 Ashley River Road

Guests have the opportunity to explore the historic Charleston Home Drayton Hall. A must-see stop in the city, this event allows guests to stroll throughout the property, learning about the history, while enjoying light bites and drinks (including some from our local breweries). You will also receive a complimentary wine glass or koozie to remember the wonderful evening. So whether you’re a history buff or a connoisseur of fine wine and beer, Sip and Stroll at Drayton Hall is the perfect event for you.

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RiverDogs Minor League Baseball

When: GAMES THROUGHOUT JUNE

Where: JOSEPH P. RILEY JR. PARK

Get the family together, head on over to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and enjoy Charleston’s very own Minor League Baseball team! From waterfront stadium views to an array of food and drink vendors, a Charleston RiverDogs game makes for the perfect summer night. Also, make sure to check out their promotions page to see what special-themed nights they have going on this month. Tickets for the 2024 season are on sale now!

Marion Square Jam

When: SATURDAY, JUNE 8- SUNDAY, JUNE 9 | 12:00-6:00 PM

Where: MARION SQUARE-329 MEETING STREET

Calling all music lovers and farmers market enthusiasts!  Awendaw Green and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs are teaming up to present the Marion Square Jam, a vibrant celebration of local music. Marion Square transforms into a lively stage for a “Barn Jam” style showcase, featuring six of Charleston’s favorite artists each day.  These captivating 45-minute sets will allow you to discover a diverse range of musical styles that embody the city’s rich creative spirit. Admission is free, so be sure to get their early and secure your spot. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Charleston’s local artists!

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Charleston Farmers' Market

When: SATURDAYS, APRIL-NOVEMBER, 2024 | 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Where: MARION SQUARE-329 MEETING STREET

You will find a variety of local produce, plants, herbs, and cut flowers, as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment, and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans every Saturday at the Market.

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Dancing on the Cooper

When: THURSDAY, JUNE 7 | 7:00-10:00 PM

Where: MOUNT PLEASANT PIER

If you’re looking for some fun summer entertainment, head over to the Mount Pleasant Pier where you can enjoy an evening of dancing to a variety of music. Each month is a specific theme, ranging from beach tunes to classic 80s hits, so be sure to check out the link and plan to dance the night away!

First Friday Artwalk

When: FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH EXCEPT JANUARY AND JULY | 5:00-8:00 PM

Where: DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON

Immerse yourself in local art at more than 30 galleries during the Charleston Gallery Association’s Artwalk. Taking place on the first Friday of most months, the Artwalk is a fantastic way to meet new people, discover local artists, and find the perfect art piece for your home. Participants have the ability to create their own Artwalk route using the CGA website’s “Charleston Gallery Association Map.” There is no cost of admission to this event.

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Sunday Brunch Cruise

When: JUNE 9, 16, 23 | 11:00 AM

Where: CHARLESTON CITY MARINA, 17 LOCKWOOD DRIVE

Set sail for a delightful Sunday brunch aboard the Charleston Princess! Charleston Harbor Tours & Events invites you to enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch buffet. As you cruise the harbor, savor local favorites like shrimp and grits, French toast casserole, and fluffy scrambled eggs. Take in breathtaking views of Charleston’s historic waterfront and listen to light narration by the captain. This relaxing cruise is the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning in Charleston!

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2nd Sunday on King Street

When: JUNE 9 | 12:00-5:00 PM

Where: KING STREET FROM QUEEN TO CALHOUN STREET

Enjoy exploring Kings Street without traffic! You will find carefully curated artists showing their work on the street, unique food vendors, and other surprises! Enjoy discovering shops you might not have noticed before!

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Wine on the Piazza

When: THURSDAY, JUNE 20 | 4:30-6:00 PM

Where: EDMONDSTON ALSTON HOUSE - 21 E BATTERY

Looking for the perfect Charleston evening? If so, look no further than Wine on the Piazza at the Edmondston Alston House! Those taking part will get to enjoy a glass of wine, spectacular views of the Charleston harbor, and a self-guided tour of this historic Charleston home. Tickets for this relaxing evening start at $30 per person.