While you might think that the long holiday weekend would stifle the offerings that usually make their way into this listing, it’s quite the contrary. Read on to find a number of inexpensive options to entertain those staying in town or visitors from off.
While last week’s event with Charleston resident and “American Idol” finalist Elise Testone was supposed to be the season finale for Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series,” a rescheduled event keeps the party going for one more week.
Featuring Stop Light Observations and Fowler’s Mustache, you’ve got another chance to enjoy the view from Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant, as you sip on offering from the full cash bar, including $2 beers while they last.
The event is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, with valet parking for $5.
Go to www.CharlestonPartyAtThePoint.com for more.
Another concert event Friday, this one happening at Freshfields Village, is the annual Music on the Green concert series.
From 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music by Hot Sauce, a group that promises high-energy and crowd interaction as they perform a wide selection of dance, rock, funk and Top 40 tunes.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. Go to www.freshfieldsvillage.com for more.
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission continues another of its summer series Friday, as well.
Held at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, the Moonlight Mixer will feature DJ Jim Bowers, who will keep your feet moving with the hottest oldies and beach music.
Gates open at 7 p.m. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site with food available from Locklear’s Beach City Grill.
Tickets are $10, or $8 for Charleston County residents, and advance purchase is recommended as tickets are limited. New this year is the “All-Access Dance Card,” a season pass to all of the Shaggin’ on the Cooper and Moonlight Mixer events. The passes are $84, or $60 for Charleston County residents for both series. Passes for the Moonlight Mixer series or the Shaggin’ on the Cooper series also can be purchased for $48, or $36 for Charleston County residents. Call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com.
On Tuesday, the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association will host the weekly Kick It at Bohicket event, a free family fun night featuring music, a jump castle, face painting, and a variety of games and activities.
Sponsored by the Bohicket Merchants Association and the town of Seabrook, kids can get their face painted, enjoy the offerings from a balloon artist, play games and take a turn in the jump castle as the adults get out and shag to the beach music.
The event will be 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting) at Bohicket Marina and Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd. on Seabrook Island. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Marina restaurants and shops. Call 768-1280.
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy during the day Wednesday, a great $5 option is the Kids’ Fish Tournament, a weekly event sponsored by the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association.
Children ages 5-13 can fish during two sessions, from 9-10 a.m. or from 10-11 a.m. (weather permitting), with prizes awarded in each age category for the biggest fish caught.
The cost includes a pole and all the bait you can use.
Join the fun at Bohicket Marina and Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd., Seabrook Island. Call 768-1280.
Yet another weekly event, this one at Night Heron Park on Kiawah Island, is the Kiawah Sundown Festival.
From 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, enjoy a live band, Southern lawn games and an inflatable bounce house. Night Heron Grill will be open extended hours throughout the event.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 768-6253 or go to www.kiawahresort.com.
Another event happening at Freshfields Village is the Starlight Cinema movie series.
A free outdoor screening of “The Natural” begins at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Village Green. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
“The Natural” stars Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, a man with “natural” baseball talent. The film follows decades of his life and documents his success and his suffering.