Memorial Day weekend events

Memorial Day weekend will see a number of special events, many of which will honor veterans. Here are a few of them:

What: The medical center will host a Memorial Day ceremony in the flag garden, with guest speaker Capt. Marvin Jones, commanding officer with Naval Health Clinic Charleston.

When: 10 a.m. May 22

Where: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center,109 Bee St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 577-5011 or

What: Freshfields' Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series will feature two nights of live music on the Village Green: rock, oldies and Top 40 from Hot Sauce on Friday and Carolina beach music from CoastRunnier on Saturday. Blankets and chairs are encouraged.

When: 6-9 p.m. May 22-23

Where: Freshfields Village Green, 149 Village Green Lane, Johns Island

Price: Free

More Info: 768-6491 or

What: Meet on the Grand Pavilion for a run on the beach. Pre-registration required.

When: 8 a.m. May 23

Where: Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $25 includes T-shirt

More Info: 886-7008 or

What: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will have a lot in store for the Memorial Day weekend celebration, including special kids' buffets, pool days, ice cream socials and more.

When: 11 a.m. May 23

Where: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive

More Info: 768-2121 or

What: Take the family to the Palmetto Hall Swim Center to enjoy dinner poolside.

When: 6 p.m. May 24

Where: Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $15-$40

More Info: 886-2218 or

What: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will offer free garden admission to active duty military personnel and their immediate family on Memorial Day. This gift to those who serve America applies to the general garden admission. It does not include the separate tours of the house, swamp garden, nature boat, nature train and “Slavery to Freedom” program. Valid active duty identification required.

When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 25

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

More Info: 571-1266 or

What: The American Legion Post 21 invites the public to attend Summerville's annual Memorial Day Ceremony for a celebration of America's heroes with guest speakers Col. John Lamontagne, Commander, 437th AW at Joint Base Charleston, and Sen. Sean Bennett. Local and state dignitaries, including Sen. Tim Scott, will be in attendance. A reception and fellowship will immediately follow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3433, 10154 Bellwright Road, Ladson.

When: 10:30 a.m. May 25

Where: Parks (Summerville) Cemetery, 17A Boone Hill Parkway

More Info:709-0068

What: Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will host a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who died serving in the United States military, to include a performance by the Eyrie Overtones of Northside Baptist Church and a special film tribute and wreath casting with a benediction from a chaplain with Joint Base Charleston.

When: 11 a.m. May 25

Where: Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free admission from 10-11 a.m.; $5 parking

More Info: 881-5984 or

What: The Charleston Men's Chorus will present its annual Memorial Day Concert in tribute to fallen military heroes, veterans and current armed forces members. The concert is part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and will include service anthems, patriotic songs and more.

When: Noon, May 25.

Where: St. Philip's Church, 142 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20

More Info: 720-8505 or

What: As part of Piccolo Spoleto, the Charleston Community Band and the Columbia Community Concert Band will present this annual concert program with rousing marches and Broadway show tunes, concluding with a patriotic musical tribute to each of the United Stated Armed Forces.

When: 3 p.m. May 25

Where: Marion Square, 329 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free and open to the public

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