History Fair

What: More than 30 local historic organizations and businesses will offer presentations, demonstrations and more, with special performances for those who pay garden admission. Free garden admission for emergency personnel, active duty military and their families.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 5

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 571-1266 or www.magnoliaplantation.com

Slalom Tournament

What: Waterskiers will compete in a slalom tournament with waterski and wakeboard instruction as well as kayak and paddleboard rentals available by reservation.

When: 9 a.m. July 5

Where: Trophy Lakes, 3050 Marlin Road, Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: www.trophylakes.com

Adult Cat Adoptions

What: Adopt an adult cat for $17.76 in honor of the Fourth of July.

When: Daily July 5-7

Where: Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, James Island

Price: $17.76

More Info: 795-1110 or www.pethelpers.org

Beach Volleyball

What: Two-on-two competitive beach volleyball for players of all skill levels.

When: 10 a.m. July 5

Where: Santi's, 1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Price: $5 players, free to watch

More Info: www.charlestonvolleyball.net/pick-up

Chubbies Does Charleston

What: The Chubbies team will offer giveaways and contests with a free drink for active duty military members who show up wearing a pair of Chubbies shorts.

When: 1-6 p.m. July 5

Where: Vendue Inn Rooftop Bar, 19 Vendue Range

Price: Free

More Info: www.facebook.com/chubbies


What: Historian Ben Schaffer presents stories of pirates, colonial ships and more while in character as a sailor of the HMS Flamborough, Charleston's first guardship.

When: 1-4 p.m. July 5

Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St.

Price: $5 adults, $2 kids

More Info: 722-9350 or www.powdermag.org

Keeper's Choice

What: Zookeepers will lead kids on a nature walk and discuss the animals that live at Charles Towne Landing.

When: 2 p.m. July 5

Where: Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Price: Free with park admission

More Info: 852-4200 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/ctl

Charles Towne Pub Strolls

What: Participants will learn about the boozy backgrounds of Charleston's historic pubs and taverns.

When: 5:30 p.m. July 5

Where: Washington Square Park, 78 Broad St.

Price: $20

More Info: 442-7299 or www.charlestonpiratetour.com

RiverDogs Harold Ramis Bobble-head Giveaway Game

What: The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free Harold Ramis Ghostbusters bobble-head. There will also be a watermelon sampling after the game.

When: 6:05 p.m. July 5

Where: Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St.

Price: $6-18

More Info: www.riverdogs.com


What: A rural villager rises to become the first lady of Argentina in the classic Broadway musical, presented by Wandering Stars.

When: 8 p.m. July 5

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

Price: $34 general, $30 students and seniors

More Info: 821-3527

'Murder Mystery'

What: Bumbling Inspector NoClue must solve a mystery and catch a killer before he or she strikes again.

When: 9 p.m. July 5

Where: The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church St.

Price: $24 adults, $22 students and military

More Info: www.charlestonmysteries.com